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Scott Walker: Republicans should focus on economic issues to take back the Senate
12/14/13

Posted on 12/14/2013 2:33:46 PM PST by AstralisLux

Asked how the GOP could win the Senate in the 2014 elections, Walker explained that Republicans must not be viewed as the 'party of no' as Democrats have tried to brand them. "As they're running for Senate, focus on the two key issues: an economic concern in our country, [and] there are still too many who are not coming through." Walker explained that Reagan's 1980 acceptance speech should be a model for the Republican Party to message for voters. "If you live in poverty, we want to lift you out,” he said. “We don't want to leave anyone behind. We need to embrace that across the board."


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1 posted on 12/14/2013 2:33:47 PM PST by AstralisLux
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To: AstralisLux

That’s nice but the GOOBs will never take back the Senate without the TEA Party that they threw under the bus last week. They’ll be lucky if they can hold the House in 2014.


2 posted on 12/14/2013 2:37:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Trust No One.)
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To: AstralisLux
"If you live in poverty, we want to lift you out,”

That's the Democrat message: "Don't worry. We'll do it for you." Our message should be "If you live in poverty, we want to foster an environment that will enable you to work your way out of it."

3 posted on 12/14/2013 2:38:04 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: AstralisLux

Walker’s a big open borders/amnesty guy.

That in itself would kill conservatism and the American experiment once and for all.


4 posted on 12/14/2013 2:38:49 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ditch Mitch, in the General if necessary.


5 posted on 12/14/2013 2:39:18 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: DoodleDawg

Walker’s not really a small-government guy.


6 posted on 12/14/2013 2:40:00 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: AstralisLux

The answers are not political.


7 posted on 12/14/2013 2:40:15 PM PST by lurk
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To: AstralisLux

They need to pound cheap labor Scott Walker and win those Senate seats in Montana and the South.


8 posted on 12/14/2013 2:40:48 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: AstralisLux; DoodleDawg

To win the primaries, conservative Republicans should say that they’re pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-life and anti-illegal alien. After those conservatives win the primaries, they should concentrate on economic issues.


9 posted on 12/14/2013 2:41:47 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: AstralisLux

THE economic issue of our time is the obscene expansion of government.

Until that is reversed, the economy will never heal.


10 posted on 12/14/2013 2:42:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: AstralisLux; Admin Moderator

You don’t read very well.

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To: AstralisLux
I asked you nicely once.

I won’t ask again.

Next time to fail to meet our request - nobody will be clicking your link.

Got it?

18 posted on 11/27/2013 8:27:36 PM by Admin Moderator

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11 posted on 12/14/2013 2:42:38 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: AstralisLux
Why do Republicans have to run and hide on social issues?

If any of these Rats or liberal media lapdogs try to demagogue them with this crap, just tell it to their faces that you're pro-life and pro-traditional marriage, and these are non-negotiable. Then you resume talking about the economy and jobs.

Seriously, it's not hard to do, because this is exactly what the Left's going to do. They're going to accuse Republicans of not paying for some bimbo's birth control pills and protecting a "women's right to choose."

Reject their narrative. Stand strong on social issues, and don't answer hypothetical questions about abortion if a woman was raped. The base will stick with you and those independent voters will like the fact that you've stood strong. Nobody likes wishy-washy politicians.

12 posted on 12/14/2013 2:43:27 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: PhilCollins

Well said PhilCollins.


13 posted on 12/14/2013 2:43:48 PM PST by Principled (I am tired of a lawless government. I want a government restrained by the Constitution [Irenic])
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To: 9YearLurker
Walker’s not really a small-government guy.

And he's not really not running for president, either.

14 posted on 12/14/2013 2:45:13 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: PhilCollins

I think the immigration position works as well in the primary as it does in the general with swing voters.

The immigration position is only a problem for the far left and GOP consultants.

Vitter’s opponent was on the back foot when Vitter ran the Welcome Prize against him.


15 posted on 12/14/2013 2:45:48 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: DoodleDawg

I think that’s the LIV version Walker’s using. Your version would be for the Likely Voter who thinks and reasons.

Remember what America let Billy Clinton get away with while the economy hummed along.


16 posted on 12/14/2013 2:46:28 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: PhilCollins
To win the primaries, conservative Republicans should say that they’re pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-life and anti-illegal alien.

Isn't that the message they've been using for some time now?

17 posted on 12/14/2013 2:46:39 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: AstralisLux

Scott Walker buy a clue. Defunding Obamacrap was all about preserving free market capitalism, ergo the economy.


18 posted on 12/14/2013 2:46:40 PM PST by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: AstralisLux
t Republicans must not be viewed as the 'party of no' as Democrats have tried to brand them.

So Republicans should accept the status and positions that Democrats prefer for them? Scott understands the Republican Party to be division of the Democrat Party, its Designated Opposition wing. You have to do what the boss says.

19 posted on 12/14/2013 2:47:16 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: lurk

Spot on, but some are. How much of poverty, slow growth and misery are results of some federal, state or local law that serves some crony at the expense of liberty?


20 posted on 12/14/2013 2:47:38 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: AstralisLux

These liberal republicans like to rewrite history.


21 posted on 12/14/2013 2:48:05 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Good advice all around and voters respect someone with thoughtful values. As to why do Republicans have to run and hide on social issues?

Try nearly a century of government schooling for the electorate.


22 posted on 12/14/2013 2:49:14 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: humblegunner; Jim Robinson; admin

Once again, humblegunner

you are the only reason I don’t give any money to this site


23 posted on 12/14/2013 2:49:44 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: DoodleDawg

Yes, my suggestion is what Republicans have been doing for some time. It worked in 2010, so it will work in ‘14.


24 posted on 12/14/2013 2:50:38 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: AstralisLux

Economic policy goes hand-in-hand with social policy, you cannot separate the two.


25 posted on 12/14/2013 2:51:22 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: AstralisLux

That’s great. Realizing we need to focus on the economy is the first step. Now let’s hear a real plan this time instead of more hope and change.


26 posted on 12/14/2013 2:52:50 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: PhilCollins

That is exactly what Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Doug Hoffman, George Allen, Alan West, Ken Buck, J.D. Hayworth etc were supporting.

But that was no guarantee of success!


27 posted on 12/14/2013 2:53:00 PM PST by entropy12 (Zero thanks to all who stayed home and helped elect Acorn lawyer Zero.)
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To: AlmaKing
you are the only reason I don’t give any money to this site

Because I pointed out what was stated by management?

Wow.

I reckon you've got bigger problems than ME, sweetheart.

28 posted on 12/14/2013 2:53:25 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: dfwgator

Walker has successfully beat the Unions in particular and the RATS in general. You don’t have to love him if you’re not inclined to, but you should recognize he’s a fighter and, more importantly, a WINNER.


29 posted on 12/14/2013 2:56:03 PM PST by txhurl
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To: entropy12

I agree that my suggestion is no guarantee of success. Hundreds of candidates, who did that, won, in 2010 & ‘12.


30 posted on 12/14/2013 2:56:58 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: AlmaKing; humblegunner
If there was no humblegunner, I'll becha’ you would find another reason NOT to donate to FR. Just a guess.
31 posted on 12/14/2013 2:57:55 PM PST by Ditter
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To: txhurl

I like Walker, and I do understand where he’s coming from.

But remember that if you destroy the family, Government will takes its’ place.


32 posted on 12/14/2013 2:58:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: AstralisLux

I’ve come to the belief, that if we don’t get back to God, we’re done.


33 posted on 12/14/2013 3:00:56 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: AlmaKing
You don't give money to an organization because you object to one particular member?

You must have a hard time finding ANY group to support, if that's your criteria.

34 posted on 12/14/2013 3:01:16 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: DoodleDawg
you to work

Thems fightin words in Obamaville

35 posted on 12/14/2013 3:02:56 PM PST by digger48
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To: AstralisLux

Another libertarian trying to nudge us into ditching social issues, huh?

Forget it.


36 posted on 12/14/2013 3:04:25 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: AstralisLux

Focus on economic issues?

Why? The Ryan-Murry bill solves all economic problems for the next century, according to Boehner and Co.

So, by next November, there won’t be any economic issues.

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37 posted on 12/14/2013 3:04:59 PM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: BenLurkin
"THE economic issue of our time is the obscene expansion of government. Until that is reversed, the economy will never heal."

Shrinking government is not going to heal the economy. The problem with the economy is that we lowered the import tariffs and are now competing against third world and communist labor that costs 10% of our labor. We're off-shoring jobs like crazy and it won't stop simply by shrinking government spending.

We need to raise the import tariffs and put Americans back to work. When the 23% unemployed go back to work that's a 30% increase in the labor force (23%/77%). That will boost annual government revenues and put a really large dent in the deficit. Plus government outlays will fall as safety net payments shrink.

Once people are back to work, we can work on undoing that $700 billion stimulus plan that Obama sold as a one time expenditure but was instantly baked into the budget for future years, so it became recurring.

38 posted on 12/14/2013 3:05:31 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: humblegunner
"You don’t read very well."

Looks like he won't post anymore either.

He appears to have done a big ol' faceplant onto some concrete.

39 posted on 12/14/2013 3:06:23 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: digger48

40 posted on 12/14/2013 3:06:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Walker explained that Reagan’s 1980 acceptance speech should be a model for the Republican Party to message for voters. “If you live in poverty, we want to lift you out,” he said. “We don’t want to leave anyone behind. We need to embrace that across the board.”

Thanks AstralisLux.


41 posted on 12/14/2013 3:06:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: RginTN

You are beyond befuddled if you are calling Walker a liberal. He eviscerated the public unions, balanced the budget and signed concealed carry. I just got my tax bill with a nice tax cut gratis Governor Walker.

We went through hell with him under assault by the leftists. He knows where they are coming from.

I don’t know who is pushing that Walker is in favor of amnesty. He has specifically said he is not.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/19/Exclusive-Gov-Scott-Walker-I-don-t-support-amnesty-or-pathway-to-citizenship-mainstream-took-me-out-of-context

Do you think Brietbart would let him get away with equivocating on this?

He may not be the fire breathing tax partier that Cruz is, but he’s definitely our guy. Are there are bunch of OFA paid trolls that come here to kneecap every republican leader?


42 posted on 12/14/2013 3:08:39 PM PST by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: AstralisLux
They really don't need to say this stuff, it turns off a portion of the base and is unnecessary.

The democrats NEVER say this kind of thing because they know they have to cover lots of different kinds of people to win.

Stupid. Just stupid.

43 posted on 12/14/2013 3:08:56 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: DoodleDawg

You should see how much smaller Wisconsin public unions are after he decapitated them. The end result - smaller local governments across the state.


44 posted on 12/14/2013 3:10:00 PM PST by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Just damn.
http://www.freerepublic.com/~astralislux/


45 posted on 12/14/2013 3:11:15 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: DannyTN

Raise tariffs and tariffs will be raised on us in retaliation.

You’ll end up hurting as many businesses as you help, while also hurting all consumers.


46 posted on 12/14/2013 3:14:02 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: sgtyork

He also opposes state immigration laws because he is worried about offending hispanics.


47 posted on 12/14/2013 3:14:41 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: AstralisLux
Walker explained that Republicans must not be viewed as the 'party of no'

The party of "Yes" got us into this mess.

I want a party of "No."

Preferably "Hell No!"

48 posted on 12/14/2013 3:15:15 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: sgtyork

Attacking unions is a safe political tactic. White Conservatives and black single mothers hate teachers.


49 posted on 12/14/2013 3:15:22 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: AstralisLux

Do this and the GOP can go straight to hell.


50 posted on 12/14/2013 3:16:27 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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