Another Charles Johnson gleeful prediction bites the dust

The fat, fearless (actually “shameless”)  Nostradamus of the moonbat Blogosphere predicted that the fake scandal in Wisconsin would bring down Governor Scott Walker. As usual the porcine one turned out to be wrong.

by Jonathan S. Tobin

Last week I wrote about the way the liberal mainstream media was trumpeting the rather slender evidence that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was in trouble over campaign fundraising. But yesterday, the story collapsed when the prosecutor cited in the original story denied the governor was in any legal peril. Predictably, the same outlets that promoted the first story are now burying the sequel.

The original accusations that Walker was at the center of an investigation of a criminal probe of violations of Wisconsin’s arcane campaign finance laws was treated as a very big deal by liberal outlets hungry for material to use to discredit the governor. The words “criminal scheme” to describe his actions echoed around the Internet and liberal shows on MSNBC and CNN. As I noted then, the New York Times had the story at the top of its home page when it broke and then plastered it on the front page of their print edition the next day. In the original version of the piece, the paper discussed the allegations in detail but only mentioned the fact that two separate judges—one state and one federal—had already dismissed the charges and halted the investigation in the case.

 

But the flimsy nature of the story didn’t stop most liberal print and broadcast outlets from treating this as proof that Walker had been discredited as a national political figure. The actions that were alleged to be illegal are, in fact, legal just about everywhere but Wisconsin. Moreover, a Walker email discussing one of his campaign consultants that had been made public was widely discussed as somehow an admission of guilt on the governor’s part even though it was nothing of the kind. While most of those who wrote about the case admitted that it was doubtful that Walker would ever be charged with anything, they gleefully noted that, as TIME’s Michael Scherer wrote, “from a distance” it would look bad.

 

Walker’s Democratic opponent in his reelection race this year certainly thought so. Mary Burke has already been airing commercials highlighting the accusations in the hope that the charge would turn the tide in what was already a close contest.

But yesterday those counting on this so-called scandal putting an end to Walker’s career got some disappointing news. The lawyer representing the special prosecutors that had been running the now curtailed investigation announced that, despite the misleading headlines, the governor was not the object of any criminal probe.  [……]

But don’t expect any apologies from the liberals who were burying Walker and speaking of him as a criminal. Needless to say, the same outlets that were screaming bloody murder about Walker’s guilt last week haven’t much to say about this development. The Times buried a story about it inside the paper in contrast to the front-page treatment it accorded the original allegation.

 

This case was just the latest example of liberal attempts to take out a man whom they fear. Walker was the most successful of all the Republican governors elected in 2010. He achieved groundbreaking reforms that freed his state of the tyranny of state worker unions and their contracts that were burying Wisconsin (and many other states) in debt. That put him in the cross hairs of Democrats and their thuggish union allies that employed intimidation tactics to thwart the state legislature’s ability to function. When that failed they attempted to use a recall vote to throw Walker out of office that was no more successful than earlier efforts.

Liberal hate transformed Walker from a little known county executive four years ago into a conservative folk hero with a legitimate shot at a 2016 presidential run. Thus it was hardly surprising that many of the same people who have been denouncing his reformist policies were quick to seize on anything that would besmirch his reputation. But while liberals had high hopes for this story a week ago, it seems now they can only console themselves with the thought that the endless repetition of the word “criminal” in the same sentence with Walker’s name will have done enough damage to even the odds in the Wisconsin gubernatorial race. […….]

Like previous efforts to knock off Walker, this story flopped. Though he’s in for a tough fight to win reelection, liberals have been writing his political obituary almost continuously since he first took office in 2011. It may be that by overreaching in this manner, the left has once again handed Walker a stick with which to beat them. Just as the recall effort drew more attention to the dictatorial hold on the state treasury that unions were seeking to defend than any of Walker’s shortcomings, it may be that this “scandal” may have just served as a reminder to voters of media bias rather than any fault on the part of the governor.

Read the rest – The Walker smear collapses

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146 Comments on “Another Charles Johnson gleeful prediction bites the dust”

  1. Speranza says:

    Charles has a vicious, vindictive, streak in him – (stating the obvious).

    • il padrino says:

      He really does. It’s ugly to see. My eternal question is why he keeps it up — nobody on the right even pays attention to him anymore (save when he’s particularly egregious or content is otherwise thin on the ground) and the left both distrusts and rolls their eyes at him. So why bother?

  2. dwells38 says:

    Keep in mind this in no way exonerates him from having committed a crime. Because he didn’t commit a crime.

  3. dwells38 says:

    I really hope McDaniel can over turn Cockroach Cochran. The latter used the lowest tactics just like the progturds do, smearing him as a racist with KKK ties. Not to mention telling registered Dems to vote illegally. Unbelievable.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2672565/The-worst-race-baiting-ads-Ive-seen-Radio-ads-Mississippi-senate-race-accused-tea-party-candidate-Ku-Klux-Klan-links-drove-black-Democrats-vote-against-REPUBLICAN-primary.html

    • Arachne says:

      Supposedly they’ve already found 1,000 examples of fraud in ONE county alone. Everything is still in flux but Hot Air is reporting that there are more than a few GOP Senators (some up for re-election, some not) that are now claiming to be more than a little nervous about the tactics that were used and not speaking up about it. I understand from other sources that early polling is now showing Cochran running BEHIND Childers, who is, by all accounts, MORE conservative than Cochran.

      I am really pissed to hear about the RNSC funneling money to Cochran. National committees should not be sending money to ANY candidate during the primaries. The electorate should be allowed to decide who they want their nominee to be – not Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi.

  4. Juan Epstein says:

    Much egg.

  5. Juan Epstein says:
    • dwells38 says:

      Best Vimeo video I’ve seen. A beautiful little slice of quiet desparation. Chunk’s too stupid to post something like this. He only likes contrived and pretentious bullshit that only unimaginitive and immature pinheads are impressed by.

  6. Doppel milyo says:

    No doubt Charles has tweeted the corrected story and a half dozen retweets and ICYMI tweets about the overzealous shitheads on the left that once again bungled a story

    then again, the only thing Charles won’t eat appears to be crow

    • rightymouse says:

      Charlie doesn’t seem to mind when he’s exposed for being stupid. Weiner, Weiner, Weiner, LOL!

  7. Octopus says:

    They must be dangerously insane! Batshit crazy. Psychotic lunatics. Deranged. Whoever they are!

    • Doppel milyo says:

      Hoft and Treacher carry a heavy burden always being right,

      Charles is extremely lucky in that regard, having never been right since he parted ways with being right

      • Octopus says:

        You don’t think, maybe…Chunky is insane? I mean, it’s possible everyone else flipped the fuck out on 1-1-2009, but Occam’s Razor says it’s more likely one lost his marbles, rather than 16,000 all at once. Hmm.

      • Because says:

        When was the bike accident?

      • Octopus says:

        He went over the handlebars exactly five minutes after getting the email from Pam’s attorney, informing him of the restraining order. Some say he was checking his email on his bike, never a safe practice. Others swear he came tearing out of his house like a lunatic, hollering and cursing, and jumping on his bike with a loaded shotgun in his trembling grip. This is also considered unsafe. Two hands on the handlebars, kids, unless you’re doing stunts with the appropriate safety gear on, and no shotgun. Where was he headed? We’ll never know, since he ate it in the culvert a block from his house.

    • rightymouse says:

      Happy b-day to George, BTW. 🙂 Loved the pic.
      Also wanted to say that your living room is spotless. 🙂

      • Octopus says:

        Thanks, on behalf of George. We had lots of human and dog treats, and some silliness with hats and whatnot. George hated his hat! Liked his present, which he’s gnawing on right now. Some kind of flavored chew-toy.

        The room does look pretty neat. That’s all Her. In fact, the whole house is spotless right now, as we’re hitting the road on Monday, and leaving George home with ex-Sis-in-law for a few weeks. Can’t leave a dirty house, you know. Would be shameful.

    • DudeBro says:

      Creepy fatphuk? Did you see what Goos tweeted? Treacher and Hoft’s were mocking Fluke”s batshit crazy logic. Goos makes a comment from bizarro world

  8. Octopus says:

    Because every day is just a little bit better with a potato dog in it. lgf.bz/1wRGDZq
    3 hours ago

    Potato Dog! lgf.bz/1wRGDZq
    3 hours ago

    The real dog would never stand a chance of getting his mouth on that potato dog, if you were within 10 miles. Never!

    P.S. You should cut back on the simple carbs. Your pannus is brushing your kneecaps.

  9. Octopus says:

    NSA transparency report reveals the agency looked at records of only 248 people in 2013 lgf.bz/1wS9fle
    1 hour ago

    Massive NSA Spying Revealed… Oh Wait. It’s Only 248 People. lgf.bz/1wS9fle
    1 hour ago

    NSA spying? It is to laugh! Same goes for IRS persecution of conservative groups. A laugh riot! Ho-ho-ho.

  10. Octopus says:

    Only a complete moron would make such a silly comparison. There is absolutely no resemblance between the two sites.

    LGF, on the other hand? It’s a dead ringer for Code Pink’s asshattery clearinghouse: http://www.codepink4peace.org/

    Nice work with the evolving, Fatass. Hey, send Stabby-Poo over tonight. We have some questions for him.

  11. Octopus says:

    Penis penis penis lol!

    Girls are surprisingly cool about this. I would expect more surprise and/or fear, from this rape-y scenario. Some even give their numbers. 😕

  12. Octopus says:

    Blind Pig Finds Acorn
    9-11 Search Dogs
    Noble
    Old 😥

  13. Octopus says:

    Will you be apologizing to Womack for some petty theft, like you did with George Duke? Or did you never get close enough to him, to put the touch on him?

  14. Because If he had a dick this would be dickish says:

    • Because says:

    • Octopus says:

      They haven’t drummed any up, it’s true. Unicorn Messiah whipped them up, all on his own. He’s the maestro of doing everything wrong. Nice horse you picked, Fatass! 😆

    • Arachne says:

      You can almost smell Fatass’s desperation for the left to notice him. Maybe one of the reasons they haven’t been able to impeach him dumbass is that his little wonks have been DESTROYING THE EVIDENCE.

      • Because says:

        Oh c’mon. Everybody knows shit happens. You don’t believe the IRS when they say “shit happens”? And the EPA? And…

      • Inspector Fromage says:

        computers crash ALL THE TIME

        especially when they are all taken out by black ops who want to cover their tracks

        oops I said black ops.

        DOG WHISTLE!

  15. Octopus says:

    Probably decided he couldn’t handle President Shrillary, after 8 years of Unicorn Messiah. I have to admit, it’s a daunting prospect.

  16. Octopus says:

    Bobby Womack wrote and performed this song, which later became the Rolling Stones first #1 UK single. It’s pretty great, the original.

    • Because says:

      That black CD sure is funny looking.

      • Octopus says:

        Reminds me of the time I came across a trove of 45’s in my parents’ basement, from the Sixties, that had belonged to my much-older sisters in their teen years. I was giddy with excitement to play these classics on my awesome stereo system, until it was discovered they were all scratched to shit from being thrown around by wild females in heat at their little dance parties. Very poor vinyl hygiene was practiced. Disgraceful. 😡

  17. Pakimon says:

    And one of the hilarious things about the corpulent ponytailed Twitterwarrior is that he can’t let a day go by without whining about them.

    • Pakimon says:

      Looks like Chunkles loses another fan.

      I’m so sorry Charles. 😆

    • Octopus says:

      Again, with the shocking lack of self-awareness. This is the guy who stalked Greenwald relentlessly for months, and when he finally coaxed a backhanded bitch-slap out of the guy, he tweeted about it four times a day for a week. 😆

      • ChenZhen says:

        yea when Greenwald tweet-linked to our blog, I’d say that CJ got “grotesquely excited”. And there he didn’t even mention him directly.

      • Because Eww. says:

        Eww. Don’t ever say CJ and “grotesquely excited” in the same sentence. Or even in the same comment.

  18. Octopus says:

    Is Slate trying to beat The Onion at their own game? Should the Unicorn Messiah channel his “inner Don Rickles” and mock the Middle East climate-deniers?

    • Pakimon says:

      Er, last I checked, Syria and Iraq are mostly desert.

      The “droughts” have been going on for hundreds of years.

      I guess “hundreds of years” equals recent in the typical moonbat mind.

      Oh, almost forgot. Happy birthday to George the wonder pup. 😀

      Turning seven (in dog years) is definitely a fun milestone.

      They grow up so fast…where does the time go? *sniff*

      • Octopus says:

        George says, “Hey thanks, Pakimon. I’m a little hungover this morning. Too many treats. Who gave me lasagna?”

        It’s frightening, the way time flies. Faster and faster as you get older, like calendars flipping in the old movies. Yesterday the snow was up to our asses, and today we need a machete to get through the weeds growing in the backyard. *sniff* (allergies)

  19. Pakimon says:

    Here’s a perplexing question.

    On Twitter, what is the difference between a “follower” and a “stalker”?

    They both follow and comment on virtually everything a person tweets so what’s the difference?

    Hmmm. That’s actually two questions but I digress.

    I suppose in the magical land of ponytails, Cheetos and Mountain Dew, a “follower” is someone who mindlessly agrees with everything Chunky says and is diligent at “hitting the tip jar” at The Bog while a “stalker” is someone who critiques Chunky’s tweets and is quick to point out any errors, hypocrisy and outright stupidity and are not diligent at “hitting the tip jar”.

    Hey! I answered my own questions!

    Behold the power of java! The second cup did the trick. 😀

  20. Pakimon says:

    On the other hand, you don’t have to do anything to keep Gus_802 babbling. 😆

  21. Octopus says:

    Its that kind of day! #unapologeticbitch

    A post shared by Madonna (@madonna) on

    The Material Girl is going to get her very own fatwa, if she keeps this up. Already she’s getting threats in the comments here. No sense of irony, the Moderate Muslims. Just like Dear Fatass.

    • Pakimon says:

      I think she has the same craving for attention as our favorite husky ponytailed blogger. 😆

    • rightymouse says:

      Am grateful that she’s covering up her skanky-looking body.

      • Octopus says:

        Heheh…the rest of that story was about her post-workout selfies, all featuring her sweaty boobs. Madge can’t accept that she’s 56, and nobody wants to ogle her.

  22. Pakimon says:

    Pakimog say it a beautiful Saturday morning and time for Sooper Happy Fun Time!

    Pakimog note that fat ponytailed blogger man exploit asian chicks on his blog with sex ads and tawdry dating “services”.

    Pakimog appalled and to counter this, Pakimog present something classical and infused with culture! 😀

    • Octopus says:

      That was awesome. It’s high time we had a little high culture infused into our Saturday mornings here. Well done! 🙂

    • rightymouse says:

      That reminds me. I have to make a batch of sticky rice today. 🙂

      • rightymouse says:

        The rice soaks for 6 hours under a bamboo hat. O_o

      • Octopus says:

        I had rice pudding with breakfast. Greek-style, with cinnamon liberally sprinkled on top. Not much of a rice-fan, but that stuff is the best. 🙂

      • rightymouse says:

        We eat tons ofThai Jasmine rice and Indian Basmati rice. I buy bags of the stuff. 🙂
        Sticky rice is a bit different. It’s a glutinous rice & takes forever to make. But am making a raw papaya salad, so sticky rice is a MUST! 🙂

    • rightymouse says:

      These guys are dancing in heels and look mahvelous, dahling. 🙂

    • rightymouse says:

      Then we have these guys dancing to classical music. Never realized towels could be so handy. O_o

    • ISpeakJive says:

      Classic and timeless. Modern day Can-Can. 😉

      • ISpeakJive says:

        ^^^ The Asian chicks of course! ^^^

      • Because says:

        I get this creepy feeling watching that that 100 years from now, when Europe is completely subsumed by the Ummah, European civilization will live on in East Asia.

  23. Octopus says:

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/triumph-the-insult-comic-dog-searches-for-ass-in-brazil/

    No Youtube entry for this vid, so you’ll have to suffer through some moonbattery at Mediaite, out of the corner of your eye. It’s worth it, though.

    “Somewhere an artisanal cheese shop has been left unattended.” 😆
    (Chunky sits bolt upright on the couch, sniffing the air)

  24. Inspector Fromage says:

    the sweet smell of jail time.

    no doubt Charles will be all over this court hearing once a special prosecutor is appointed, since after all,. Charles is a man who seeks fairness and justice and the truth, even if the truth shows the Obama administration stinks more than limberger at low tide

  25. Because says:

  26. Because says:

    • Octopus says:

      “Magic” would be you getting a job, Gimpy. I sooner expect to see you pull a living T-Rex out of your hat.

  27. Octopus says:

    Lock up your guns, if you have kids. Also, lock up everything else.

  28. Octopus says:

    ICYMI: http://tinyurl.com/qg5pytc

    It’s a mental-case dog owner, who thinks anyone is interested in his dog’s birthday party. 😆

    Well, it’s a slow news day.

    • rightymouse says:

      LOL! George is a happy pooch for sure! 🙂

    • ISpeakJive says:

      Does look a bit chagrined with the hat on. Probably less traumatic than dressing him in a black sleeveless turtleneck and a flower pot on his head, however. Dog should consider himself lucky.
      George is very photogenic, BTW. Love the pix. What a cutie.

      • Octopus says:

        I’ll tell him you said so, Jive. He does consider himself pretty handsome, obviously. Not overly conceited, though — just confident.

  29. Octopus says:

    Benghazi Boogaloo!

    It’s a Nontroversy™ (fireworks factory fire)

    • Octopus says:

      I like to see people correcting themselves, and working in good faith with oppositional theorists. That’s real science. You never have the final, “correct” answer. You can’t work backwards from your hypothesis, forcing the data to fit, as AGW-boondogglers have done. You also can’t go overboard the other way. I think that’s what this is about, anyway. It’s kind of confusing, and I’ve had a long, heat-stroke-y kind of day. 😉

  30. Macker says:

    ADMINS: The other site seems to be down again….

  31. Octopus says:

    You get strength from the Cheetos, like Popeye did with spinach. You’re a formidable adversary, for any 9-yr-old gamer.

  32. Because says:

    Chunk must be drunk. >>>>>

  33. Because says:

    Is it just me, or is the line between Chunk and Gus vanishing?

  34. DudeBro says:

    Look who’s got Greenwald fever!

  35. Pakimon says:

    TRANSLATION: I’m hoping anybody reading this is too lazy to dig up that manifesto and actually read it and will just take my word for it instead.

  36. Pakimon says:

    TRANSLATION: Ignore the fact that he cited me and LGF numerous times.

  37. Pakimon says:

    TRANSLATION: Also ignore the fact that Breivik didn’t call me a “traitor” and didn’t stop him from citing me and LGF numerous times. Nothing to see there. Move along.

    • Octopus says:

      Chunky sure uses the word “vicious” a lot, when referring to people who happen to disagree with the strict tenets of his Moronic Conversion religion. I mean, he has a very limited vocabulary. I mean, he’s a big fat dolt.

  38. Pakimon says:

    TRANSLATION:

  39. Pakimon says:

    TRANSLATION: I definitely know you’re too lazy and stupid to dig up and read that manifesto for yourself.

    • DudeBro says:

      http://info.publicintelligence.net/AndersBehringBreivikManifesto.pdf

      pg385
      As Charles Johnson of American anti-Jihad blog Little Green Footballs[4] commented: “Journalists are no longer in the business of simply reporting facts and events; increasingly, they see their job as ‘activism,’ and the points of view they promote are invariably leftist and transnationalist. Honest journalists will admit this outright, and we see the pernicious effects of this information manipulation and filtering everywhere.”

      pg532
      As Charles Johnson[32] of blog Little Green Footballs dryly commented, this is an interesting viewpoint: Only by receiving special treatment and instituting a medieval religious legal code can Muslims be treated “equally.”

      pg571-572
      which is why many Europeans have become free speech refugees on
      American websites such as Robert Spencer’s
      JihadWatch.org and Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs

      • Octopus says:

        BWAHAHAHAHAH! Nice work, Dudebro. Is there any way to tweet that evidence to the people Chunky is lying to? His 11 followers, I mean? Who never retweet him?

    • Doppel milyo says:

      Translation

      CHARLES JOHNSON IS PROMOTING BREIVIK’S MANIFESTO

  40. Pakimon says:

    Look out Gus! There’s some one angling for your spot in Chunky’s ass! 😆

  41. Pakimon says:

    Chunkles noticed the stretching of his sphincter as “J M Sute” tells Gus to move over. 😆

    • rightymouse says:

      Well, that probably gave him a boner that lasted all night. O_o

      • Octopus says:

        https://twitter.com/71LesPaul

        Reading this guy is like reading a bad parody of a clueless moonbat, who is wrong on EVERY issue and completely steeped in socialist claptrap, eco-hysteria and Obama-Shrillary adoration. He was never a “paleocon.” 😆

      • trebob says:

        OK, as horrible a picture that paints, Charles is over 60 and his boners don’t last all night any more. They might be lasting 3-5 minutes depending on Gus’ mood. 🙂

  42. Doppel milyo says:

    Gus and Charles, the dumbnamic duo

    https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/4856567808/h6F5E5471/

  43. Juan Epstein says:

    Uh oh.

    Another little birdie told me that another racist Mississipi politician is scapegoating…..wait for it……black voters for McDaniels loss.

  44. Juan Epstein says:

    deadspin.com/when-did-nazi-insults-spike-on-twitter-during-usa-germa-1596610394

    Much skew.
    Much lizard.

  45. ChenZhen says:

    hmm…I just checked in on the twitterwarrior theatre, and I noticed that while I was out having fun with my wife on a Saturday night, Johnson was engaged in a hilarious twitter slap fight with Jason Leopold.

    • Because olo olololo ololololololo hahahaha hohohoho lolol lolololol says:

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