The Republican Party has shot itself in the foot again as RNC co-chair Sharon Day campaigned for Scott Walker by calling Wisconsin voters stupid.
Day said, “It’s not going to be an easy election, it’s a close election. Like I said, much closer than I can even understand why. I don’t want to say anything about your Wisconsin voters but, some of them might not be as sharp as a knife.”
The left has been arguing for years that Republicans have been treating voters like they are stupid. Here is confirmation that the co-chair of the RNC really does believe that “some” voters are stupid, and by some she means anyone who isn’t voting for Scott Walker.
Gov. Walker has been struggling in his bid for reelection all year. The last thing he needed was one of his surrogates trying to rally voters by insulting them. Walker promised that his Koch backed agenda would create 250,000 jobs by the end of his first term. Instead, Wisconsin has seen job growth plummet while much of the country has been in the midst of a recovery from the Great Recession.
Walker has been cherry picking economic numbers for nearly two years to try to defend his failed economic record. Gov. Walker is in danger of losing his bid for reelection. After he had bombed in the first gubernatorial debate, Walker lost five points in the polls.
Democratic Mary Burke has relentlessly hammered Walker’s failed economic record while simultaneously playing up her business experience. The result has been a strong campaign from the first-time statewide candidate. Walker is teetering on the brink of defeat, and the Republican National Committee coming to his aid by calling voters stupid is not going to help.
The stupid people aren’t the voters who are supporting Mary Burke. The voters who are going to vote for Scott Walker are the ones who aren’t bright. Anyone who would vote to send Walker back to Madison after the damage that he has done to the state should have their head examined.
Voting for more failure by reelecting Scott Walker would be the dumbest decision Wisconsin voters could make.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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