Now, post-election, the Wisconsin congressman is blaming his Republican ticket loss with presidential contender Mitt Romney on a huge turnout of urban voters for President Obama.
With old Blue Eyes Lyin’ in the Rain, there’s always a “yes, but”, and here it is:
One flaw in that analysis may be that election results indicate the Romney-Ryan ticket didn’t exactly connect with the voters back in Janesville, either.
A struggling blue-collar manufacturing town of 63,575, Janesville lies on the eastern edge of Rock County, Wis., and unofficial election tabulations from the county clerk there show that only 37% of Ryan’s hometown neighbors voted for him and his running mate. Meanwhile, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden got 62% of the Janesville vote.
That’s right, P90X lost his own home town, which isn’t “urban” or blah or ni-clang or whatever other dog whistle he wants to use.
Also, too: his candidate for House conference chair, Tom Price, lost yesterday, probably because “urban” members of the House Republican caucus chose Cathy McMorris Rogers.