Wisconsin recall aftermath
Too much liberal media whining?
- Duration 4:50
- Date Jun 9, 2012
Too much liberal media whining?
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NBC news has been characterizing the race.
As too close to call the Wisconsin recall elections are too close to call it's -- close and there's a lot of absentee -- CNN that are still out.
Always concert polls are closed and now we can officially report on fox.
That it is too close to call.
Wisconsin's Scott Walker becomes the first governor in American history to survive a recall vote.
Turned out to be not that close.
Scott Walker -- governor of Wisconsin again.
Winning the special recall election called by opponents of his policies and supported by unions and some in the liberal media.
Here's one reaction.
This is not going to be an easy night for many broadcasters.
Who are liberal this is not going to be an easy night for this broadcaster.
To say that I'm shocked and stunned is pretty much an understatement.
So they had at jolts from.
Was his reaction typical -- Well I think that the media had some for reactions oh overall one was it was clearly bad news for liberalism and had a problem and it is essential -- -- -- -- process that.
Second all the could get too negative and down because of course that would undercut president Obama's momentum and have -- exit poll with tickets to see it even gets old discredited.
And from proven wrong if there was say afterwards helpers Obama on the exit poll vote that the third story line with -- small -- -- small.
And the fourth story line is what got what got in the Bill Clinton or has he gotten too old which -- Politico we've talked about.
One of the story lines to Judy was why did this recall election ever make it in the first -- I mean walker hadn't committed a crime he wasn't.
You know he had been -- convicted of a sex of man for sex offense are caught in office.
You know -- his pants down.
Right right and that's it was an Al patent number five to -- list of four which is.
It's really hard to recall -- governor and it's only happened twice in.
We -- American his its history 1921.
This was always a long shot.
As opposed to the obvious story which was this was a huge setback for Democrats and for liberal union people in particular the money's.
And was often cited by those who.
You know lost the walker recall election they say Ali outspent us -- -- to one but when you add it up.
All of the spending for all of the candidates it was really a lot closer.
Live's Ivan Watson and afterwards that I read also came from out of state much of -- money -- -- stated supposed to Barrett.
So that was another thing the Republicans -- you laughing and smiling I mean I think that yeah.
It -- it came from out of state this wasn't a local election to Republicans it was a mess.
It national election and you know the media missed so much here they miss walker what lead Marquette they missed the John doe investigation if -- -- a -- running to be having the media focused on that they barely talked about -- during this campaign I'd like to know why.
Monica are actually closer examination of the money that was poured into the Wisconsin recall shows it was about two to one walker and it's not seven and 71 when you add in all of the money spent.
By the unions it's -- wanna find it incredibly rich that the -- Who had which had no problem whatsoever with Barack Obama raising 770.
Million dollars in -- -- like election cycle and raising a lot.
This time to suddenly had a problem with that money being raised dot on the right.
I do you think that.
There were some of the press you who raised the bigger question it wasn't necessarily.
Unions vs Scott Walker this -- -- was really got to pass that America faces are we gonna go down the -- wrote -- European style socialism sort of sucked up to us.
Status orientation that the unions represented or we gonna try to get America back on track in terms of economic liberty and the voters in Wisconsin chose.
One of the exit polls after people in Wisconsin voted on Tuesday asked this do you think recall elections are appropriate any time.
They got 27% yes misconduct 60%.
Never 10% so 70% of those who were polled didn't think.
This election really needed to be hell right I think that was probably Walker's.
And he even if -- -- -- -- part of his message even if you disagree with me on the union business he's still but we don't you that I have for years to get you elected -- on end and obviously that the voters respond that marker.
You know wanna larger margin in the recall anyone in 2010.
And this led to the and brother and paradoxes of courage Jim creature -- And made up name for a blogger for the daily caller said.
The Obama got 53% got a -- mandate and walker got 53% -- survived -- public.
Had no problem with a recall election getting Gray Davis -- office for big Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger all of a sudden recalls -- -- should do it what did he do that was enough reason to do it but they didn't have that argument when it was Gray Davis in California -- -- Let's talk a --