Never Mind the Bollocks…Scott Walker is Two Points Down

NOTE: In light of this latest non-partisan poll sowing Walker up seven, I felt the need to bump this up again…

Mike Murphy, the GOP strategist, said one time that he tells all his clients that the only poll that matters is the “Mike Murphy Poll,” which says that they are two points down until the day after Election Day. It’s smart. The client doesn’t campaign based on how the newspaper’s say that he’s doing that week, and his supporters don’t get lazy.

My advice to my fellow conservative’s is to apply the Murphy Poll to the Wisconsin Recall. Scott Walker, regardless of what the pollsters and media may tell you, is two points down in the polls.

I’m afraid that we’re celebrating a wee bit too early. Yes, primary night where Scott Walker got more Republican votes than all the Democrats got Democrat votes combined is good news. Most recent polls having him five points or so is promising. And having the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who endorsed is opponent in 2010 and aren’t fans of the one reform at the center of the recall, endorsing him in the recall rocks as well…

Walker’s rematch with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was prompted by one issue: Walker’s tough stance with the state’s public-employee unions. It’s inconceivable that the recall election would be occurring absent that. And a disagreement over a single policy is simply not enough to justify a vote against the governor…

There are several possible reasons for this: 1) Walker overpromised, forgetting that there is only so much that any one politician can do to promote private-sector job growth; 2) the political turmoil in the state is inhibiting job creation (Walker’s argument); or 3) Walker’s policies are killing job growth (Democrats’ argument).

We think choices 1 and 2 are the most likely reasons. Walker’s policies simply haven’t been in place long enough to know whether they are to blame. Our view is that global trends, including the turmoil in Europe, have much more to do with whether Wisconsin’s companies succeed than the policies of a single politician. We also believe that, at the margins, the yearlong tantrum over Walker has been harmful.

That right there is the importance of the race and why we need to make sure we don’t celebrate before we actual win. Leftist political organizations are trying to recall him over a single policy dispute. If they win, they’re going to be empowered and bullying statehouses all across the country. Any elected official who is serious aboot and kind of actual reforms is going to think twice, lest have the unions fucking destroy them.

So no, Scott Walker is not up by five points. The results of last week’s primary are apropos of nothing. Having a left-ish leaning newspaper from his opponent’s hometown endorse him? Meh.

Scott Walker is two points down and is still in danger of losing this.

Now go forth and wreck #war.

Dean Murray to Cuomo: “So, how about you legalize MMA finally?”

I’ve been banging my head against the wall over every cacamaime reason why mixed martial arts isn’t in legal in New York, and the fact that members of the Democrat controlled Assembly are so bought and paid for by big labor that a labor dispute in Nevada is standing in the way of economic growth and jobs in New York is insane.

At least Assemblyman Dean Murray isn’t giving up, and recently wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo requesting the legizing MMA be included in his upcoming budget…

I am writing to request that you include the legalization of Mixed Martial Arts in your Executive Budget 30-day amendments. Working together, in a bi-partisan manner, we were able to accomplish quite a bit last year by taking a “what’s best for New York” approach. We have takensome positive steps forward in creating a more business friendly environment and showing that New York is in fact, “open for business”.

However, as our budgetary problems continue to mount and revenue to New York State continues to dwindle, it is imperative for us to think outside of the box for innovative and thoughtful solutions.

As you and I have discussed on many occasions, one such solution would be the legalization of Mixed Martial Arts in New York. Recent independent studies have projected that holding just four major shows and a few minor shows in venues across the state will result in $23 million to $40 million in economic impact in the first year alone.

Keeping live MMA events out of New York does not prevent New Yorkers from watching – it simply keeps New Yorkers from reaping the economic benefits of this professional sport. Mixed martial arts can be seen on television on Fox Sports, Showtime, Spike TV, Versus and on Pay Per View, yet seeing an event live and in person in New York State is illegal.

In these dismal economic times, the positive fiscal impact to legalizing mixed martial arts can no longer be ignored. I respectfully request that you include the revenue that would be generated bythe legalization of mixed martial arts in your 30-day amendment to your proposed 2012 budget.

The saddest thing is that while New York is desperate for the added revenue and the fans would like to see the shows live, the UFC is doing just fine without New York. But you know, mic check we are the 99% and whatever.

The balls in your court, Governor.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On The Promise Of America

He’s from Florida and a cat that most of us wish was running in Tuesday’s primary, so it only makes sense to have not one but TWO video messages from Marco Rubio.  A few days ago it was his speech to the Hispanic Leadership Network.  Today, the weekly Republican address to the nation…