“I live in Wisconsin and I have to tell you: it's a state filled with goobers. There is Milwaukee and there's Madison, and the rest is Ed Gein country. All Russ's previous elections were close, and a lot of people here have no idea what his voting record was, even attributed votes to him that he didn't even make. He was also outspent by 5 to 1 by Johnson and the Chamber of Commerce.
If anyone should have been insulated from personal attacks in a state that was supposed to know him, it should have been Russ Feingold. But, as I said, the rest of the state is such an uninformed bunch of bumpkins that they will believe the worst, so long as it is presented cleverly enough. They also elected Walker Governor, a guy who has no accomplishments and wants to cut their government, education and state programs so he can give another tax cut to the rich.
Over a million people voted for Russ, but this was an election won by the rich, the misinformed and the stupid.”
cmb53208 on Nov 5, 2010 at 23:13:25
“Let's not forget that Feingold carried a lot of rural counties in Wisconsin, so I'm not going to blame his loss on "goobers." Where he got creamed were the suburban counties around Milwaukee, which have racial attitudes that would make George Wallace blush”
PenGoddess on Nov 5, 2010 at 20:53:53
“I think the Midwest just lost its mind this cycle - with quite a bit of help from the Chamber of Commerce. I live in Illinois which has a similar demographic to our neighbors to the North and I couldn't believe Mark Kirk is our new senator. Thankfully, Quinn held on. I just can't believe that people didn't vote a straight democratic ticket. If they had, Alexi should have won. But, the Chamber of Commerce pumped unbelievable amounts of money in support of Kirk's campaign. It is terribly disappointing to me that it is that way. We need campaign finance reform in the worst way.”
hexenpants on Nov 5, 2010 at 13:06:17
“Don't be foolish. Milwaukee is populated with hateful Republicans as much as any county. Did you not see the voting map broken down? Milwaukee and Madison were not the only counties that went blue. When you see pink, you forget that there are a lot of folks in that area who prevented it from being BRIGHT RED. Wisconsin is sharply divided, like most other states. And really, you're not helping any of us by delineating between the "good Wisconsinites" and the "bad Wisconsinites".”
ted drunk on Nov 5, 2010 at 13:04:46
“Here's a historical tip about Wisconsin you might not know. Both Ed Gein and Jeff Dahmer were known to Democrats.”
Blue in a new red state on Nov 5, 2010 at 07:11:10
“You are simple minded and it's too bad someone taught you to type. As you paint the rest of Wisconsin with a broad brush you only show your ignorance. It's too bad you who don't realize the hard working support Russ had from many of us "goobers" up north. Your simplemindedness is more concerning than the uninformed who voted Russ out. Wake up.”
Malik Tammy on Nov 5, 2010 at 05:48:44
“Don't forget all the Doyle fallout. The right attacked him big time for years. I saw this coming. People would come to me telling me about all the horrible things Doyle had done that they had heard about on talk radio (don't know which show) that I had no clue about. Apparently if the weather was bad, that was his fault, too.
With so much misinformation it really is hard to tell fact from fiction as far as Doyle is concerned.
But I do not believe Feingold had anything to do with Doyle's policies but I do believe he got some fallout from that as well.
I will miss him. I will miss having some representation for average Americans in Wisconsin. That's all gone now.
Nobody left here but the righties running the gov now.
Where is Scott Walker's birth certificate?”
Malik Tammy on Nov 5, 2010 at 05:29:35
“Oh yes I will miss Feingold. With Ryan, Walker, and the whole state legislature changed to red I feel like I have been deported to a different country. Middle class Wisconsinites have absolutely NO representation here now.
BTW I want to see Scott Walker's birth certificate.”
sak on Nov 5, 2010 at 02:40:02
“You know, I remember Ed Gein and I know what you mean. I was born and raised in Kaukauna, home of Kaukauna Club Cheese. I was really shocked to see that Feingold lost his seat and am really disappointed in the people of Wisconsin. I knew something ugly was up when I saw how people flocked to see Sara Palin. I get horrible emails from my cousin who lives in Wisconsin with all the rumors about the president being Muslim and that Muslims are exempted from the health care bill, and so on. Some of this stuff is really hard to stomach. But the idea that she would actually believe the ridiculous stories about Obama makes me wonder if the cows are giving bad milk or something.
Anyway, I feel your pain. As a California resident now, I am please that we rejected the Meg monster with her $140 million who tried to purchase the election like something on eBay and Carly Fiorina who has still not conceded to Boxer. We are breathing a sigh of relief.”
“Jon Stewart is such a hypocrite. His "punditry" is supposed to be of a more elevated brand because he uses it to make fun of people, in a comedy show? People like him, who make these false equivalencies are the ones that end up making the problem worse. Clean up your own act before giving advice to others, Stewart.
Olbermann should never have discontinued the "worst person in the world" segment, not so long as bigots, racists and liars still get equal air time on the news with people who genuinely want to make the country better.
And I am so sure that if the left decided to unilaterally disarm, hatemongers like Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly and Palin would decide to play nice. They are everything that is bad about America, they play to worst instincts, their greed, their fears and their racism rather than to a spirit of community. They aren't patriots, they're poison.”
SODDI on Nov 2, 2010 at 14:50:42
“Hey, bright boy, Stewart is a COMEDIAN. He's on a channel called COMEDY CENTRAL. His lead-in used to be LITTLE ROBOTS BEATING THE CRAP OUT OF EACH OTHER.
If comedy has more truth in it than what passes for journalism these days, then maybe you'd better thake a cold hard look at journalism.”
JimR on Nov 2, 2010 at 14:47:55
“You just don't get it...
And everyone on the left thinks the only way they can deal with the hatemongers on the right is to act just like them, that is really sad.”