By John Ballard
The outcome of yesterday's Wisconsin election illustrates how public opinion can be shaped by money. The governor kept his job in no small part thanks to outspending his challenger. Bear in mind that out of the two, he's the one with fiscal conservatism at the core of his argument. Hehe. This is why we don't say "poor and powerful." The phrase we always use is "rich and powerful."
To use a medical comparison, overeating and obesity doesn't mean everybody will get sick or die young, and drinking alcohol to excess doesn't always result in a substance abuse problem -- there are fat old people still in good health, and others who can drink themselves into oblivion at night and function quite well the next day. So yes, having access to money goes along with being powerful.
And they left no stone unturned -- or thrown. Just to put ice cream on the cake, Twitchy (Michelle Malkin Owner, Founder and CEO) still has enough resources (and grinding, bullying chutzpah) to sponsor and promote an in-your-face Twitter message this morning...
KILL SCOTT WALKER KILL SCOTT WALKER KILL SCOTT WALKER KILL SCOTT WALKER KILL SCOTT WALKER KILL SCOTT WALKER! Ole Bitch Ass Pig Ass Nigga!!!!
� `Marques.Scoot. (@__SupaMcNASTY__) June 6, 2012
I, for one, am really getting tired of having words put into my mouth that are not mine.
That seems to be a chosen tactic in the extremist arsenal. (And speaking of arsenals, notice the cross-hairs in the Twitchy link and try to remember which side of this contest would be most likely allied with guns. Just saying.)
Yes, I know both sides use the same rhetorical weapons.
But there is a difference -- both sides don't have the same amount of money.