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Republican National Committee Co-Chair Calls Wisconsin Voters Stupid to Their Face

WAUKESHA, WI - JUNE 05: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets supporters at an election-night rally June 5, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Walker, only the third governor in history to face a recall election, defeated his Democrat contender Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Opponents of Walker forced the recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Photo: Scott Olson/2012 Getty Images

With Governor Scott Walker locked in a tight race for reelection, what the state’s Republicans really needed was someone from out of town to insult the electorate in front of a local newspaper. Enter RNC co-chair Sharon Day: “It’s not going to be an easy election, it’s a close election. Like I said, much closer than I can even understand why,” she told a crowd at a GOP field office, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I don’t want to say anything about your Wisconsin voters but, some of them might not be as sharp as a knife.” Day, as the Hill notes, “was born in Texas, and has lived in Florida for decades,” so she knows from sharp electorates. The RNC is lucky to have her around at crunch time.

RNC Co-Chair Calls Wisconsin Voters Stupid