Rush Limbaugh Gets Busted For Lying About Scott Walker’s Jobs Record

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For years, Rush Limbaugh has been singing the praises of Republican union busting Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, but PolitFact caught Limbaugh in a giant lie about Walker’s record of creating jobs.

A few weeks ago Limbaugh uncorked this whopper, “No matter how you look at this, A, let’s look at Wisconsin. One of the bluest of blue states. One of the bluest of the blue universities. One of the headquarter states for malcontent state unions. One of the headquarter states for malcontent Democrat Party union activism. They did everything they could not just to destroy Walker’s political career; they tried to destroy his reputation and his political life. They attempted to recall him a couple of times. The Democrats in the Senate walked out. He persevered. He overcame. He dominated, and he won. And in the bluest of blue states unemployment is around 3.5%.”

PolitiFact examined Limbaugh’s claims, and concluded, “Although Wisconsin has voted for the Democratic nominee in the last seven presidential contests, as a frequent battleground state, it is far from being an automatic in the Democratic column. At the state level, meanwhile, Wisconsin is currently Republican red but was recently Democratic blue, and by other measures it is somewhere between the two. As for unemployment under Walker, it has dropped to near 6 percent, but nowhere near 3.5 percent.”

Limbaugh packs so many untrue statements into such a short period of time that Politifact failed to catch Rush’s completely false statement that Democrats have tried to recall Walker a couple of times. Walker has faced just one recall election.

It is clear who conservative talk radio is drawn to as their 2016 favorite. Limbaugh is never going to champion Chris Christie or Rand Paul. Rush is naturally drawn to his fellow clueless college dropout Scott Walker. While much of the nation has experienced some degree of economic recovery, Scott Walker has wrecked the state of Wisconsin.

The fact that right wing media is already lying about Walker’s record is a sign that they are trying to build him up for 2016, but even they aren’t capable of telling enough lies to make Scott Walker electable. It was nice to see Limbaugh get busted, but his lies about Walker demonstrate why he is one of the most dangerous right wing propagandists on the air today.

The best way to counter the lies of Rush Limbaugh is with a sanitizer of truth.

Scott Walker has trashed Wisconsin, and his Koch fueled plague can not be allowed to occupy the White House.

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32 Replies to “Rush Limbaugh Gets Busted For Lying About Scott Walker’s Jobs Record”

  1. Walker is completely unelectable as a presidential candidate. As far as Limpballs when has he ever told the truth about anything? He is in his own reality. If anybody should be removed from the airwaves it’s him. I can’t figure out how he stays on because I’ve never met anyone who listens to him.

  2. I intensely despise Walker. He magnifies everything corrosive & corrupt in politics. Most WI residents claim they turned his state into a divisive hell. He’s busted unions, destroyed the working class. Yet Koch’s #1 meat puppet is leading in polls? Why would a blue collar worker of either party stick with this miserable prick. Why will they vote against themselves again? Makes me want to give up on humanity.

  3. PoliiFact did, in fact, catch the “recall Walker a couple of times” lie. They say,

    “Leaving aside Limbaugh’s reference to a couple of recalls (Walker prevailed in the one recall attempt, in 2012, made against him), many Wisconsinites likely regard their state as being roughly as much red (Republican) as it is blue (Democratic).”

  4. I thought President’s had to have a college degree. Walker’s a college drop out. Or got kicked out. He follows Koch orders well. But look at him. Has that permanent dumb f*ck look on his face. GOP calls Obama a community organizer. He’s got an impressive Harvard & Oxford education. Head of Harvard Law Review. Constitutional Law Professor. GOP still calls him illegitimate. But college cheat & drop out Walker is ready to go. He’s among the GOP elite to run in 2016. More like scraped the bottom of the barrell. He will never be president. Koch’s can brainwash WI with bullshit ads, not the nation.

  5. The right can keep wasting money on these loser’s, that’s fine with me! The pulse of our nation has changed, for the better, and the GOP is dead in the water. They are never going to win another national election and are just too egotistical to see the truth. Walker is among the most corrupt politician’s in America and he knows damn how much he is loathed. There isn’t enough dirty money in the world to buy the votes of decent American’s and the GOP will face that fact in 2014 and 2016!!

  6. The GOP tag line is If you aren’t.t white you got no rights. This has driven their hatred of my president. And their total disregard of the middle class.

  7. Lush does 1 of 2 things. he either stops short of telling you the full story at the point where its advantageous to his screed, or he outright lies.

    He has to lie. There is no truth in the gop. Romney proved that

  8. Obviously, Walker is a nazi wannabe and shill for the 1%ers. ANY politician who is willing to keep citizens from voting,is NOT anybody’s friend and I consider myself a Republican moderate. This guy is against freedom, make no mistake about it and we MUST do better than Walker and these other Tea Party losers.

  9. Gina–I totally agree with you. How dumb do people have to be to vote against their own freedom and best interests?? This is NOT about Democrats and Republicans. This IS about the USA. We can’t accept fascism as a choice and still be a free society. Walker is completely corrupt and a sell out to the Koch Bros and others of that ilk. Open your eyes, people, PLEASE !!!!! He has to go.

  10. I read stories on oligarch societies from the late 1800’s. We’re not far from forced child labor at steel mills again. That’s where the Koch’s will take us. Maine’s TP Gov. Paul LePage tried passing laws to legalize child labor. In 2014 why aren’t we terrified & revolting at the mere suggestion of child slavery?

  11. Rush is so foul I have difficulty saying or typing his name. He’s an unhealthy, drugged out tub of lard who spews fascist propaganda 24/7. From clips I see here & there he’s getting more extreme & incoherent. There’s a sizable audience for that type of entertainment. Supply & demand. He’s been at it for what 30 yrs? He doesn’t deserves to breath. If Limbaugh lived in a real “Socialist Regime” he’d have been executed by firing squad years ago.

  12. There is no word disgusting enough to describe this pig..a literal lying screeching pathetic slob.You will learn nothing from his crap. Even if he is being paid to lie…how does he do it and sleep at nite? Sending people to their demise denying climate change or anything common sensible. He would let you fall off the cliff for the $$$! That’s what he gets paid for morons! To lie to YOU. So you can submit to the GOP and KOCH bros ALEC CITIZENS UNITED mentality. And you poor fools listen and follow suit. Climate change will eat you lying denying uneducated fools alive.. and when you cry “oh my God help me” (you fake xtians) He won’t be there because you created your own god in rush the uneducated drug raddled limpbaugh…and YOU will surely lose. Just watch!

  13. To lie about Scott Walker’s inarguably atrocious record as Wisconsin governor with praise is to be scraping the bottom of the barrel. Rush Limbaugh is such a prolific and non-stop liar about so many things that it just doesn’t surprise me. Limbaugh’s hyper, perpetually angry stance is just as creepy as Scott Walker’s perpetually vacuous, empty look. I have to say that I despise each of these cretins equally.

  14. Wanna bet ol’ Limpballs doesn’t know the “jobs” Scotty-the-drop-out “created” aren’t real jobs at all. Oh, no. S-T-D-O has decided every “new” organization and club in Wisconsin is a business. And the members of those new organizations and clubs are “employees”. But it gets better…most of the new organizations and clubs are Little League Teams, boy scout, and girl scout troupes. Oh sure, there are a few new Kiwanis clubs, Rotary clubs, Jaycees…. Unfortunately, most of the newly employed in Wisconsin are under the age of ten. Perhaps Wisconsin is number one in child labor?

    And just wait until the rethugs get a load of Scotty’s wife, Tonette–yep, she’s named after the perm!

  15. Limbaugh lying? This isn’t even old news. It isn’t news at all. What would be news is if he had been caught telling the truth.

    A good start for Rush the rat would be to say, “Yes, it’s all been fake and lies. But I’ve made a ton of money and escaped punishment for my own drug addiction and crimes of slander and libel.” So long, suckers.”

  16. Kelly,

    I rant and rave about Limpballs all the time, anyone who knows me realized that but what I find totally hilarious in a “sick way” is wanting to know the backstory of “Tonette”. I am 60 and remember the days of home perms and teevee commercials for same (growing up in Dallas, just before school started in the early 60s when Moms were still at home during the day) front doors would be open and the “ammonia smell” would waft down the hot neighborhood streets! Naming a kid after a perm “Tonette by Toni” is absolutely nuts and smelly!

    Walker is a Bagger loser and will not be nominee, but what we really need is more investigations into corruption by these Repig governors.

    Right now in Tennessee the Billionaire Guv Bill Haslam who is as ruinous to Tennessee as Walker is to Wisconsin -REFUSES to answer questions about a $300 Million bribe involving VW and the UAW-only ONE of many dirty deals going on here. Senators Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander and the US Repig reps are CROOKS…

  17. Great post – with truth!

    I live in Maine. Although I never voted for Paul LePage, I still suffer with other Mainers from his outrageous tactics. When he ran, it was a three-candidate race. I know the Dem candidate so I voted for her. Cutler who is on the Independent ticket was the third person in the contest. This gave LePage the 38% or so he needed to win.

    Prior to the election, Keith Olbermann gave a list of TPs listing LePage as one. This was news to me as nothing was said in the MSM about this so I wrote a letter to the editor. To my deep regret this was never acknowledged or even published.

    LePage, or as I say “the one who calls himself a governor”, has done much damage to the people and Maine. He is rude, crude to folks, and disrespectful to President Obama especially, being openly racist. He has no shame and good manners are not his companions.

    Congressman Michael Michaud is running for governor. So is LePage and Cutler. Michaud KNOWS Mainers and cares about Americans!

  18. Great post – with truth!

    I live in Maine. Although I never voted for Paul LePage, I still suffer with other Mainers from his outrageous tactics. When he ran, it was a three-candidate race. I know the Dem candidate so I voted for her. Cutler who is on the Independent ticket was the third person in the contest. This gave LePage the 38% or so he needed to win.

    Prior to the election, Keith Olbermann gave a list of TPs listing LePage as one. This was news to me as nothing was said in the MSM about this so I wrote a letter to the editor. To my deep regret this was never acknowledged or even published.

    LePage, or as I say “the one who calls himself a governor”, has done much damage to the people and Maine. He is rude, crude to folks, and disrespectful to President Obama especially, being openly racist. He has no shame and good manners are not his companions. BTW, he had Labor mural taken down in the Labor Dept, because it “was one-sided”!

    Congressman Michael Michaud is running for…

  19. Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, F Scott Fitzgerald, John Lennon, Wolfgang Puck, Tom Hanks, Abe Lincoln, Michael Dell, Larry Ellison, David Geffen, Maya Angelou Gore Vidal, August Wilson, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Robert Frost,Harper Lee, Woody Allen, Robert Redford, Michael Moore, Sidney Pollack, George Clooney, Hillary Swank, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts…..

    All college dropouts.

  20. Tom Brokaw dropped out of The University of Iowa, where he says he majored in “beer and co-eds” before receiving his B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion in 1964. How mnay others on your list did finish their education? Rush hasnt told you?

    All of those people had the ability to do something else then what they went to college for. Walker went to college and got busted for cheating. Since then he has done little else.

  21. WOW how earth did Scott Walker get elected and won his special election? But I don’t believe for a second that he’ll be President. Oh Boy look out folks here a real long line of crazy talkin republicans trying to convince Americans that their just like everyone else! “DON’T LET THEM IN…LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE”

  22. Well…..Limbaugh dropped out of college. Not for the lack of money, or any other circumstances, that would put him some place, where he was needed. No….he dropped out of college, well…..because he was just to stupid to get through his basket weaving courses.

    Yet, mr. Viagra Limbaugh, is the mouth piece for those that are destroying the US. So…what does that tell you? lol

  23. It is questionable on whether Walker left Marquette on his own accord. Due to privacy laws we will never know. Also it is said he has a love child who he never acknowleged. The claim was made by a friend of the child’s mother, I’m sure the mother was paid off so she wouldn’t get in the way of Walker’s political ambitions.

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