Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Successfully Defeats Democratic Challenger Mary Burke

scott-walkerIt wasn’t completely unexpected, but still something Democrats had hoped wouldn’t be the case: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has successfully won his re-election bid against Democratic challenger Mary Burke.


Since Governor Scott Walker was first elected I’ve heard a lot about what’s going on in his state. Whether it’s been his blatant hate for the poor or his unethical laws that stripped collective bargaining rights from government employees in the state, Walker has made quite a name for himself nationally among liberals as one of the biggest scumbags in politics.

Then again, this is the state that has Rep. Paul Ryan as one of their representatives, so there must be a decent sized swath of voters in the state who really hate poor people.

But looking at Walker’s political history, he ran an unsuccessful campaign in 2006 to become governor. So even in 2006 voters in Wisconsin weren’t keen on him as a person. Then in 2010, when a lot of politicians who had no business winning office (Rick Scott comes to mind) actually won, Scott Walker was among them.

But just two years later he faced a recall election (only the third gubernatorial recall in our nation’s history) because his policies had grown so unpopular within the state. And even though he won that recall election, it’s never a good thing when just two years into your first ever term as governor the people within your state are trying to remove you.

So it’s shocking to me that just two years after his recall election, the people of Wisconsin re-elected this jackass.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • mariannmusings

    You forgot to mention his continual John Doe investigations around him. I don’t know what happened. Every single bad thing he did just rolled off his back. Why would people vote against their own interest? Frankly, history will prove that those that did vote differently from the majority, were really on the correct side of an issue. I am sure we have not heard the rest of the story here. Its clear, however, that democrats have a lot of work to do. They have to be much clearer on their message.

    • Charles Vincent

      Perhaps they should stop trying to run roughshod all over peoples rights. In the case of Democrats its 2A,5A,10A, and 14A, and then maybe stop being arrogant know it alls.

      • Sandy Greer

        It’s the Elitism kills Dems. The belief that people who don’t vote Dem “vote against their own interest”. ‘Cause only Dems know what’s best for everybody.

        Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
        ~ Jesse Jackson

      • Charles Vincent

        To bad they consistently “vote against their own interest” as a political party and don’t even know it. the irony there is also astounding.

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    Voters in Wisconsin truly do rewards the incompetence and ineptitude leadership to Scott Walker. They doesn’t mind he is doing what he loves to do, which is to f–k up Wisconsin. 90% of Wisc voters really have no idea that Minnesota are polar opposite of their state in term of successes in educational, healthcare, infrastructure, raised taxes on top 2%, forced Wilf to pay taxes for new stadium which will generate 5,000 new jobs around it, and the best part? MN government’s entire leadership is made up of Democrats who actually know what they’re doing.