How the Left Spins the Walker Victory

June 6, 2012 – 9:03 am - by Ron Radosh

The victory of Governor Scott Walker has produced a surfeit of irrationality in the ranks of the American Left, who are trying their best to spin the recall outcome to prove that they were always correct. Here is what they are saying.

At Huff Post, the activist professor and major ACORN supporter Peter Dreier has the answer that is easiest for their troops to produce, since it takes little real logic and hard analysis of the vote: the Koch Brothers bought the outcome. No tough analysis of the factors others look at, as Dreier notes, “examining exit polls, spilling lots of ink over how different demographic groups — income, race, religious, union membership, gender, party affiliation, independents, liberals/conservatives/moderates, etc — voted on Tuesday.” It’s just not necessary.

It’s all about “Big Money,” and the only loser was not Tom Barrett, “but democracy.” Citing Walker’s big win — 53% to 46% — which of course cannot be denied, Dreier attributes the Walker victory to the $23 he spent for each vote he received, while Barrett only spent $3.47. And even worse, he argues, this does not reflect the ads paid for by out-of-state billionaires, who he argues “bought this election for Walker.”

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