Pundit lying about Scott Walker employment number caught red handed
A rarity occurred on TV today. Yesterday Genevieve Wood, Daily Signal Senior Contributor and GOP pundit appeared on the Ed Show. While discussing Scott Walker’s employment record she did what Republicans are very good at doing on national TV. She indiscriminately misinformed. She lied about the number of manufacturing jobs created under Scott Walker stating that he created 130,000 manufacturing jobs. An incredulous Ed Schultz disputed the numbers and she promised to provide him fact based government information.
Republican operatives generally are not concerned about giving misinformation. They know the misinformation would remain in the psyche of a few even when the truth is revealed. The Obamacare law, stimulus bill, and Iran nuclear agreement lies are probative.
On Tuesday Ed Schultz played a clip of Donald Trump decimating Scott Walker’s record in Wisconsin. Donald Trump called Wisconsin a catastrophe from an economic stand point. Trump’s analysis was not far off as Wisconsin is ranked 35th in private sector job creation.
Genevieve Wood did what very few Republican pundits do. She fessed up when she was caught. On Monday she was adamant that she was correct. Those watching her were likely to have believed her. On Tuesday she told Ed Schultz that he was right. As opposed to 130,000 manufacturing jobs being created, it was a puny 35,000 jobs created under Scott Walker.
The above video clip points out something that is more important. Wisconsin’s neighbor, Minnesota, chose liberal economic policies unlike Wisconsin’s conservative policies. The Minnesota economy surged as the Wisconsin economy underperformed. President Obama used these two states recently to point out that in theory and in reality middle-class economics works. While Wisconsin is grappling with deficits and an underperforming labor sector, Minnesota has a budget surplus and is ranked the number one state for business by CNBC.