As we pointed out earlier, Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC was quick to declare Barack Obama the de facto victor of the Great Wisconsin Disaster of 2012. Apparently, he and David Axelrod, although condeming the exit polling in regards to how many people actually voted for Tom Barrett, are willing to totally believe exactly what everyone was telling outside pollsters when it came to who would get their vote in the Presidential election.
They may have been wrong on everything up to this point and painfully overconfident, but goddamit they’re gonna get something out of this complete waste of a night in Wisconsin if they have to stretch the boundaries of logic to their breaking point. Don’t believe anything you read about Wisconsin, America. Its all just bullsh*t and SuperPACs. Because, obviously. The win is meaningless. But you should definitely know that if there’s one thing we learned from last night, its that Wisconsin is totally gonna vote for Barack Obama.
“I certainly wouldn’t read much into yesterday’s result beyond its effect on who’s occupying the governor’s seat in Wisconsin,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters during today’s press gaggle.
Obama’s spokesman suggested that Walker voters would support Obama in the fall. “I certainly read in some of the analysis by you and your colleagues that even among the electorate that voted yesterday in Wisconsin, voters substantially approved of the President’s positions when it comes to who they felt had the best vision for protecting and securing the middle class,” he said.
“I certainly think that the President’s message about the steps we need to take to grow the economy and create jobs will resonate in Wisconsin,” Carney added.
Yeah, that’s totally why an overwhelming majority of voters totally voted for that dude who didn’t get an Obama Twitter endorsement. I can see the logic, though. I mean, why not. Give him something to cuddle while he drifts off to sleep at night. Those voters were totally just casting their vote for Barack Obama and ain’t no one gonna tell him otherwise. It’s probably not the Democratic establishment’s fault anyways.
I mean, its not like they didn’t pour all the cash they could have into the state, or sent their rising stars to inspire and motivate the downtrodden Cheeseheads. It’s not like their entire 2008 GOTV strategy of piling on same-day registrations in Democratic strongholds in an effort to outweight the rural Republicans didn’t fail miserably at the hands of an organized and consistent Republican machine, or like their progressive grassroots, which they put all their stock in, might have cost them the election with their capitol building seances and their screaming at children and whatnot.