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Walker to tea party: Focus on Dems
The Politico ^ | January 5, 2014 | Tarini Parti

Posted on 01/05/2014 10:04:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who survived a recall in 2012 largely due to the tea party, said Sunday that the tea party movement should target Democrats, not Republicans.

"The answer is not to take it out on House Republicans in primaries, it's to go to Louisiana, Arkansas and North Carolina," the Republican governor said on CNN's "State of the Union," referring to Senate Democrats who are facing tough reelection campaigns in red states.

Walker offered his assessment in the wake of House Speaker John Boehner's recent criticism of some conservative outside groups.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Louisiana; US: North Carolina; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014election; 2014midterms; 2016election; arkansas; election2014; election2016; gop; gopprimary; louisiana; northcarolina; scottwalker; teaparty; wi2014; wisconsin
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1 posted on 01/05/2014 10:04:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In the national perspective, It make no sense to wage wins in one area and deliberately lose them in another.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 10:06:39 PM PST by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Walker is finished, just like Ryan.

Will never vote for him, under any circumstance.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 10:08:15 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Rats control the flight deck and are pointing the aircraft straight down. GOP are the first class passengers who want the riff raff behind the curtain to sit and shut.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 10:09:15 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are being corrupted faster than we can get them elected.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 10:11:00 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wrongo.

Primary them.

Then worry about the commies.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 10:12:17 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: cableguymn

That’s a fact!


7 posted on 01/05/2014 10:14:13 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I gave Walker money for the recall fight but he isn’t getting any more from me.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 10:17:07 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dang Mr. Walker, I forgot where I asked for your opinion...


9 posted on 01/05/2014 10:17:50 PM PST by Vanbasten
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sheesh, these ungrateful bastards are starting to show their true colors. Eff’ this clown.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 10:21:14 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Nextrush

That’s why I never give dough to anyone in particular except Palin which was the very last one. Hope this a-hole loses the next time as I hate WI anyway.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 10:22:52 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals will never attack their cult leader for swimdling them, even if evidence is shown. They will instead attack the Tparty with a counter we are out to destroy them.

Why is the GOP following them that way?

liberals are like crying babies, and they are meant to trigger in good people deep worries. Even a rational person becomes doubtful or unconfident around a crying liberal baby. But liberals are baby murderers who could care less and are unaffected by their mixture of emotion as truth, pathos and logos.

So while these useful idiots know they are being disinformed and screwed by their cult leader, they turn around and accuse us of misinforming and false advertisement.

it is time to stop being afffected by their wolf crying bs., abusing our natural protective instincts.


12 posted on 01/05/2014 10:23:53 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, Scott, RINOs count. “A time for Choosing” said The Gipper.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 10:23:54 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the PRIMARY, we target "Establishment Republicans" !
You know, the ones who HAD A CHANCE TO STOP FUNDING ObamaCare, BUT DIDN'T, saying they would "let it go up for a general up or down vote".
Those back-stabbers think we won't remember?
BULL !!!
14 posted on 01/05/2014 10:29:01 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

walker - based on his immigration comments recently - is now dead to me. forever.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 10:32:02 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yeah, we need all the sharron angles, christine o’donnells, todd akins, and richard mourdocks we can get, because God knows that worked out so well those other times. it’s brilliant to try to turn as many sure wins into losses that we can.

Someone please remind the amateurs that the media will be constantly trying to trip them up on abortion, and they had better get their answer straight, and stick to it.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 10:32:32 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does he think of the Chamber of Commerce, Rove and McConnell targeting conservatives? Has he been silent on that?

Walker can do stuff to himself for all I care


17 posted on 01/05/2014 10:34:14 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This appears to be simply a call for unity. It's not as big a deal as Boehner's name calling, IMHO.

That said, some wobbly House members DO deserve to be "primaried", and Boehner leads the list.

In the Senate, we absolutely need to give Ms. Graham the (electoral) heave-ho.

The litmus test? I would recommend replacement on the general ballot (via primary election) of any GOPer who calls for amnesty for illegal aliens. Such RINOs do not represent US or U.S.

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18 posted on 01/05/2014 10:35:18 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: JohnBrowdie

We need a GOP that doesn’t abandon their own candidates for actually supporting the party platform.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 10:36:40 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Enemies in the tent are worse than enemies outside.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 10:40:00 PM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: Seaplaner

It was a fairly gentle warning that circular firing squads aren’t bright.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 10:42:10 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Karl Rove, the Chamber of Commerce, and several other crony-capitalist, establishment groups have declared war on the Tea-Party. THEY fight the conservatives with much more gusto than they have EVER focused on the dems.

Take your own advice, GOPe, represent your base and spend your energy on defeating the dems, instead.

22 posted on 01/05/2014 10:43:05 PM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are two wars the Tea Party is waging.

The first war will be the series of battles in the Spring during the primaries against establishment republicans.

The second war will occur in the Summer and Fall during the election season against the democrats.

Walker is saying that the Tea Party should fight the second war and omit the first. He understands full well that the first war is just as important as the second because defeating democrats with RINOs is no victory.

Walker should consider the consequences if we were not to have Senators like Cruz and Lee. What did their fight to defund Obamacare accomplish? It accomplished a lot. It revealed to the nation that there is a contingent of republicans who are willing to stand on principle and oppose this reach of socialism. Without Cruz and Lee spending hours and hours on the Senate floor fighting to defund Obamacare, the republicans would be ***co-owners of Obamacare*** the fiasco of its rollout.

Bears repeating:

WITHOUT PRINCIPLED TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVES FIGHTING TO DEFUND AND REPEAL OBAMACARE, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WOULD BE CO-OWNERS OF THE OBAMACARE FIASCO.

Principled Tea Party conservatives are a major force and ally of the republican party.

Therefore, we need to replace corrupt republicans who fancy themselves as members of the ruling class aristocracy with more Tea Party conservatives.

Then we will steamroll the democrats in the Fall election.

Governor Walker should consider revising his talking points to advocate the need to refuse the bribes of the Beltway class and to stand on principles that reflect traditional Americans.


23 posted on 01/05/2014 10:43:44 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fine enough to take to "Louisana, No. Carolina and Arkansas" but we're more than a one trick pony.

We can also take out other liberals in whichever state they happen to have been betraying their voters.

If they happen to be Republicans, sorry Walker, they're also on the chopping block to plan on retiring, with a good chunk of our money to boot!

I don't think we need another elected official telling us which pols need removing and which don't, in your opinion but have a nice day.

24 posted on 01/05/2014 10:44:59 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: JohnBrowdie
yeah, we need all the sharron angles, christine o’donnells, todd akins, and richard mourdocks we can get, because God knows that worked out so well those other times....

Water Carrier.

25 posted on 01/05/2014 10:45:08 PM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: JohnBrowdie
yeah, we need all the sharron angles, christine o’donnells, todd akins, and richard mourdocks we can get,

LOL!

26 posted on 01/05/2014 10:45:09 PM PST by what's up
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No way RINO’s are more damaging than a deocrap!


27 posted on 01/05/2014 10:50:35 PM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed

When a Democrat does it the opposition can become Republicans, what happens when both parties do it?


28 posted on 01/05/2014 10:53:26 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Washi
Water Carrier.


election loser.
29 posted on 01/05/2014 10:55:24 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Scott Walker
Religion: Non-denominational, evangelical Christianity

A 2012 Gallup survey reported that 10% of U.S. adults identify as non-specific Christian.

Criticism ...nondenominationalism encourages a descent of Christianity—and indeed, all religions—into comfortable "general moralism" rather than being a focus for facing the complexities of churchgoers' culture and spirituality... it also encourages ignorance of the Scriptures, which in turn reduces overall religious literacy, increasing the potential for inter-religious misunderstandings and conflict.[3]

30 posted on 01/05/2014 10:56:36 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Walker is good on certain issues but needs to shut up about this. Now he sounds like those who criticized Reagan for challenging Ford.


31 posted on 01/05/2014 11:18:31 PM PST by RginTN
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To: cableguymn

Great comment. It does seem that way.


32 posted on 01/05/2014 11:24:26 PM PST by firebrand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party isn’t the one who started this fight yet the establishment wants us to surrender while they trash us? Maybe they should take their own advice!


33 posted on 01/05/2014 11:38:27 PM PST by kcvl
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To: lavaroise
Liberals will never attack their cult leader for swimdling them, even if evidence is shown.

Which helps elect liberals. The liberals control the Executive (white house), US Senate and almost half of the House. Which gives them power to shove Obamacare, gay marriage, Amnesty to illegals etc.. down our throats.

34 posted on 01/05/2014 11:44:48 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: JohnBrowdie
This is exemplary of the GOPe attitude: Victory is measured by election results not by policies enacted.
What exactly is the good in electing Republicans who govern like Democrats?
35 posted on 01/06/2014 12:04:22 AM PST by stormhill
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To: cableguymn
They are being corrupted faster than we can get them elected.

Sounds accurate. I wonder exactly how that works.

36 posted on 01/06/2014 12:43:53 AM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: tennmountainman

Pretty big thing to say just be Gov. Walker wants the focus to be on winning races and on defeating democrats. All he is saying is focus on beating vulnerable Democrats.


37 posted on 01/06/2014 12:57:16 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: tennmountainman

Pretty big thing to say just be Gov. Walker wants the focus to be on winning races and on defeating democrats. All he is saying is focus on beating vulnerable Democrats.


38 posted on 01/06/2014 12:57:17 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: tennmountainman

Pretty big thing to say just because Gov. Walker wants the focus to be on winning races and on defeating democrats. All he is saying is focus on beating vulnerable Democrats.


39 posted on 01/06/2014 12:57:35 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does he think people are so stupid they can not do both, support and elect conservatives and work to remove rinos? Electing a rino IS electing a democrat. The tea party understands opposing a rino IS focusing on the democrats. Flash: the tea party is able to multitask.


40 posted on 01/06/2014 1:13:41 AM PST by Duke of Milan
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To: JohnBrowdie
Sharron Engle did actually win here in Nevada. She was the only candidate left standing after the primary by the way. The establishment candidates Brian (can't remember his last name) was thoroughly destroyed by Reid's minions in his run for secretary of state in the previous election, and had he won the primary, it would have been “deja vu all over again.” Nevada has had a huge growth in population so there were a lot of new voters who did not know about it, so they thought him a good choice, but he was not. The other candidate (also can't remember her name at the moment, sorry) was ruined by her statement about giving the doctor a chicken in exchange for his services. Granted it was taken somewhat out of context, but it was a stupid thing to say in the first place. Sharron presented as an intelligent and articulate candidate in her debate with Harry Reid, and he was a senile dithering inarticulate old fool. He only won because of massive massive vote fraud. Sharron went into the election several points ahead in the polls. If O'Donnell, etc., were half as good as Engle, then we conservatives, in fact, nominated a whole slate of good candidates who would have done a far better job representing us than the wishy-washy RINOs that conventional wisdom considers more electable. My apologies, I just have to disagree with you. I certainly used to think the way you do but I do not anymore. We need to draw the line, we are past the point where we elect the compromisers. A Rino who stands for nothing, who fails to take a stand, might as well be a democrat.

I hope this is readable, it's late, it just my thoughts, I'm dying of ovarian cancer with no hope of any more medical care, facing death, and I just see things in black and white these days. So, please, take a strong stand at every single point, and don't be afraid of losing. It is not possible to compromise any more.

41 posted on 01/06/2014 2:09:53 AM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: max americana

Easy Sir, you may not be a fan of WI, or traitor politicians, but I’m sure WI still has some real Americans like yourself there and that are willing to fight the good fight for freedom. We need to ally with all our like minded brothers and sisters all over.


42 posted on 01/06/2014 2:27:59 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scott Walker was never a conservative...just another WISC. Liberal RINO. People fell for his shtick when he went after govt employee unions. Walker is a big pro Amnesty liberal


43 posted on 01/06/2014 2:43:23 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Sounds like you’re one of those liberal RINOs trying to sabotage conservatives


44 posted on 01/06/2014 2:45:27 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: erkelly

God bless you erkelly, thanks for your insight and may your journey be gentle.


45 posted on 01/06/2014 2:58:38 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: JohnBrowdie
yeah, we need all the sharron angles, christine o’donnells, todd akins, and richard mourdocks we can get

Yes, actually, we DO.

We need solid conservatives.

We also need to coach them better to make sure they perform under pressure. We need SKILLED versions of the people you mentioned. Ted Cruz springs to mind.

46 posted on 01/06/2014 3:41:09 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The primaries are the RINO’s soft underbelly.


47 posted on 01/06/2014 3:49:54 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Living in Wisconsin, I have to step in here.

By the measure of many here even Ronald Reagan would not be conservative enough today. Walker is not Reagan, but for someone who is being called a liberal here, he sure has done a whole lot of conservative things. I have looked around, and he is one of the best there is right now. Please stop believing the intentional mis-quotes from the media, who hate him and are doing everything they can to destroy this good man.

Meanwhile, here is the money quote in context:

CROWLEY: Governor, quickly here, when Republicans on Capitol Hill agree to a budget agreement before they left for the holiday recess, Speaker John Boehner came out and really took on conservatives Tea Party-types for having an undue influence on some of his members that have blocked famously a number of things that we know that Speaker Boehner wanted to do, what do you think the role of the Tea Party is in 2014 in terms of Republican primaries or even moving into the generals? Are they on the rise in power or on the wane?

WALKER: Well, it’s hard to say because there’s no one monolithic group that’s the tea party. What I’ve seen over the years is frustration build across my state and across the country, particularly, with the federal government, what people thought the government had gone too big, too expensive, too a part of our lives. Obamacare was kind of the last straw a few years ago.

People showed up at the Congressional town hall meetings and when people didn’t feel like they were listened to, then they took out their frustration, particularly in the 2010 election.

CROWLEY: Right.

WALKER: I think that degree is healthy if it’s focused in the right way, but one of the things I said after the budget compromise is for people who didn’t like it who didn’t think it was good enough, the answer is not to take it out on House Republicans or in primaries, the answer is to go to Kentucky — excuse me to go to Louisiana or go to Arkansas or go to North Carolina or Alaska, where there are senators facing real elections as Democrats and go and help in those elections and elect new Republicans to come because a year from now, things will be much different if republicans hold the United States Senate.

CROWLEY: Got to —

WALKER: Don’t focus on the people in office, focus on those who you’d like to replace.

end quote

Taking it in context, it is not that bad, but still pretty bad. He is talking about the senate there. But he does need to work on message delivery.


48 posted on 01/06/2014 5:07:56 AM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah. Focus on the Dems and end up with another “Republican” Congress like we had in the early and mid 2000s.


49 posted on 01/06/2014 5:08:59 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party should target restoration of the Constitution:

Article V.

http://www.conventionofstates.com/


50 posted on 01/06/2014 5:39:40 AM PST by SC_Pete
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