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Walker Endorsed By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Walker Endorsed By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In what can only be seen as a devastating blow to the Wisconsin recall’s effort to remove Governor Scott Walker from office, the leading newspaper of the state has published an endorsement stating the controversial Republican should keep his job.

“Even if you disagree with Walker’s policies, does that justify cutting short his term as governor? And if so, where does such logic lead? To more recall elections? More turmoil?” asks the editorial board. “It’s time to end the bickering and get back to the business of the state. We’ve had our differences with the governor, but he deserves a chance to complete his term. We recommended him in 2010. We see no reason to change that recommendation. We urge voters to support Walker in the June 5 recall election.”

The main reasoning behind the endorsement appears to be a fear that once one recall happens, if it is successful, no politician would ever be safe to do a full term again.  And for the JS, who makes excuses for the Governor for everything from failure to create jobs to being “overzealous” at trying to break unions, it’s nothing worth kicking him out of office over. “[W]hile we think Act 10 – the law that clipped the wings of most public-employee unions in the state – was an overreach of political power, we understand and supported the need to rein in the state’s labor costs.”

The recall election is June 5th.

 

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1:22AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Carl O, I agree with most of your post. But Gray Davis was recalled as Governor of California.

Davis was wrongly blamed for energy costs which skyrocketed when companies like Enron withheld resources to create an artificial shortage.

1:13AM PDT on May 23, 2012

The Milwaukee Sentinel Journal's premise to endorse Scott Walker is blatantly incorrect. They suggest that if Walker is recalled it will lead to more recalls and more turmoil. I wholeheartedly disagree. Other governors have had difficulties in office like California governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger who both left office with the states finances in very poor shape but were not recalled. The reason that they were not recalled was because they campaigned on their visions for the state and even though their performances may have been lackluster or even poor they worked very hard to honestly implement their visions. Walker on the other hand was recalled becasue he had an agenda that he did share with the electorate. He campaigned on a vision for the state that he had no intention of carrying out. That in my book is dishonesty and misrepresentation and the electorate has a right to recall an elected official if they feel that they were sold a false set of goods. The American people will give you the benefit of a doubt if you are honest with them. Walker wasn't from the start. Six of Walker's former aids and associated have been charged with 15 felonies and 3 misdemeanors. And Walker is putting together a large legal defense fund. Under Wisconsin statute it is my understanding that an elected official can only start amassing a defense fund if he has commited a crime, believes that he will be charged with a crime or is paying for the defense of crimes. And y

10:03PM PDT on May 22, 2012

What in the name of common sense have these people got for brains? This man is a born dictator and a hatemonger. With people like this, it isn't any wonder we have governmental officials and candidates out to get us while kissing the a**es of the wealthy..

6:16PM PDT on May 22, 2012

I just love "devastating blows", don't you?

No - of course you don't - unless you believe in liberty and the right to work. Unless you oppose FORCED unionism which is nothing more than robbing workers blind for political purposes.

Go Scott Walker! Your victory will start the ball rolling for a national right to work law.

And about time!

1:33PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Wisconisin the badger state. Home of the cheeseheads. Badgers are small angry, vicious little animals in the weasel family. Sounds like Scott Walker doesn't it. It looks like the cheesesheads are going to re-elect the weasel. Very sad because they had a chance to right a wrong and take out somoene who did not do what he promised, create jobs for the state of Wisconsin. Instead the state of Wisconsin is last in job creation. And Scott Walker has worked non-stop to destroy, voter rights, worker rights and women's rights. If the Wisconsinites are crazy enough to re-elect him they desreve what they will get.

11:51AM PDT on May 22, 2012

The corporate editorial board is pro-Walker and against unions. No big surprise.

8:01AM PDT on May 22, 2012

Bad politicians should not be allowed to finish their term. In fact, it should be easier to get rid of them. I would not buy another newspaper from this company or buy anything from their advertisers. There are several or more current governors and other office-holders who should be carried out of the building, locked out of their offices, and restricted from holding another office. That's how bad they are. Of course, Scott Walker is one of these.

6:29AM PDT on May 22, 2012

"The main reasoning behind the endorsement appears to be a fear that once one recall happens, if it is successful, no politician would ever be safe to do a full term again."

Duh, isn't that why we have recalls so politicians "don't feel safe"? Dumb asses.

6:29AM PDT on May 22, 2012

"The main reasoning behind the endorsement appears to be a fear that once one recall happens, if it is successful, no politician would ever be safe to do a full term again."

Duh, isn't that why we have recalls so politicians "don't feel safe"? Dumb asses.

4:47AM PDT on May 22, 2012

If I were a subscriber my subscription would come to an end.

I urge everyone to end their subscription to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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