Wisconsin Carp

Democrats have two main talking points in the wake of their swamping in Minnesota. (1) The Republicans and Scott Walker outspent them, so this was really about money, not declining public support for government unions. (2) Walker has done a crummy job creating jobs in Wisconsin.

My answers: (1) The Democrats started this fight by launching an unjust recall and raised tens of millions of dollars from outside the state to unseat Walker, so if they were outspent (and I seriously doubt they were), then that was their problem. What did they expect Walker to do–lie down? That’s politics. (2) If Walker didn’t have to spend all his time fighting off the recall, perhaps the job figures would be better. All I know is, they’re better than they would have been.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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