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Governor Of The Year Scott Walker
Governor's Journal ^ | 122311 | GoJo Staff

Posted on 12/23/2011 11:40:33 AM PST by Fred

(Madison, WI) – In 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker(R) served as the embodiment of the state by state battle to balance budgets and the best symbol of the struggle between the two political parties about how best to meet those fiscal challenges. His first year will extend well into his second year, quite likely culminating in a recall election to remove him from office.

He has dominated the political debate on both sides. Defining the issues. He is cited by both Democrats and Republicans as the best of example of what is wrong, or what is right with a conservative approach to government. Although they will never admit it, many Democratic governors are different from Walker only in a matter of degrees.

Nearly every governor, regardless of party, began the year saying the current path of expensive pension and benefit packages for public employees is unsustainable. The way the issue exploded in Wisconsin is as much a function of the legal and legislative tools at Walker’s disposal as it is about the specific route he chose to take.

This is why Governors Journal has selected Scott Walker as the 2011 Governor of the Year.

(Excerpt) Read more at governorsjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: futurepresident; nea; realleader; scottwalker; seiu; unions; wisconsin

1 posted on 12/23/2011 11:40:38 AM PST by Fred
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To: Fred; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Wisconsin Governor of the Year ping!

If you want on, or off, this ping list, just FReep Mail me; and it shall be done!


2 posted on 12/23/2011 11:43:04 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Fred; 50cal Smokepole; Allegra; AZ .44 MAG; Blood of Tyrants; Clint N. Suhks; Cyber Liberty; ...

For those interested, ping! Thanks for posting, Fred.


3 posted on 12/23/2011 11:49:06 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

plz add to ping list and a Merry Christmas to all freepers and Wisconsin....


4 posted on 12/23/2011 11:51:39 AM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: Fred

I agree!


5 posted on 12/23/2011 11:52:37 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Fred

He’s my choice for POTUS


6 posted on 12/23/2011 12:00:07 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

plz add to ping list


7 posted on 12/23/2011 12:05:52 PM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: Fred

Makes me want to visit Wisconsin, register as an illegal alien Dim just so I can vote for Walker next time around - might as well make some of the illegal vote count for the good guys...


8 posted on 12/23/2011 12:10:58 PM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: freekitty
He’s my choice for POTUS

Most definitely in 2016 or 2020. I get the feeling that he's committed to getting rid of the riff raff in Wisconsin first.

9 posted on 12/23/2011 12:10:58 PM PST by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: Fred

Bumped to breaking news by admin mod.


10 posted on 12/23/2011 12:11:53 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Fred

Done! Thanks.


11 posted on 12/23/2011 12:13:09 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Fred

I don’t live in Wisconsin but I do admire Gov. Walker and certainly hope he is NOT recalled. That would be a travesty.


14 posted on 12/23/2011 12:34:15 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Fred
Boy do I admire this guy. I wish my state had a Gov half as strong.

Merry Christmas

15 posted on 12/23/2011 12:35:07 PM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: Fred

I have great admiration for him... he sticks to his guns like none other.

Help me out, WI FReepers.. just so I have some argument points vs. a couple libs from WI... what is the deal with the lost jobs over the past few months? Is it due to unease over the possibility Walker will be recalled, or is something else at work? Just trying to get a handle on it. Thanks.


16 posted on 12/23/2011 12:56:00 PM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: wmfights

The man’s got guts!! Unfortunately he needs contributions to help fight off the big bucks coming from the unions. I believe his wb site is Friends for Scott Walker.


17 posted on 12/23/2011 12:57:46 PM PST by kenmcg (How)
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To: kenmcg

http://www.wisconsinaction.com/

http://www.verifytherecall.com/


18 posted on 12/23/2011 1:01:06 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Fred

He is a Rock Star....Fearless and a true American!


19 posted on 12/23/2011 1:09:47 PM PST by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: ScottinVA

Some seasonal jobs were lost, Wisconsin Dells, northern WI cabin rentals, basically tourism in general. All in all, the economy is improving in out state.


20 posted on 12/23/2011 1:51:42 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Fred
Absolutely!

He has accomplished much more than what has even come to light yet.

Scott Walker ranks as a contender for man of the year!

21 posted on 12/23/2011 2:16:44 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Jean S

My family vacationed there this summer. Someone hacked the computer system at the resort and all of our credit card numbers were stolen. If that news got around, it may have affected tourism. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if some lib did it for that reason.


22 posted on 12/23/2011 2:18:02 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Fred

I am so proud of our Governor! So happy to live in one of the states that actually has TRUE hope, and is actively fighting against the liberals in our schools, and our public unions whose games we are absolutely DONE with... They may be a vocal, annoying, and disgusting group, but for all their strutting they only do so because most of us here are looking at them like the fools they really are.


23 posted on 12/23/2011 2:18:28 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: ScottinVA

In which industries do you mean - there are different reasons for it in some cases? Tourism, for example, many tourists come up here from Illinois, and Illinois is so screwed right now with their economy people can’t AFFORD to come up here for vacation as much at all. Manufacturing, for example, is dealing with shortages of orders from places not affected by our local, or state economies. The other economies are depressed so it makes it much harder to keep the work coming in, so that employees actually have work to do, and companies have actual funds to pay their employees with.

Also, there are always going to be smaller companies in an economy that fail - especially ones who may get most of their business from outside of the state (like manufacturers). If the work isn’t coming in there are no jobs to do, no matter what a government does - not if other places are hurting so badly...

I think overall we are definitely on the right track - even though we need to work on local pockets, and statewide influence of unions and such. With what kind of a deck has been stacked against the Governor, I think he, and the rest of our Republican representatives in Madison have done a very good job. Of course, if not for the PEOPLE who recognize thugs, and stupid bullies, and “intellectuals” trying to condescend to the rest of us about how to make our state prosperous, we wouldn’t stand a chance. That’s exactly why the recall WILL fail - barring some incredibly brazen vote fraud (which wouldn’t surprise me with the GAB being a mini-arm of the WI Dems & Unions - look at the signature processes.).


24 posted on 12/23/2011 2:30:38 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Fred

Congratulations Gov. Walker! God Bless & Merry Christmas!


25 posted on 12/23/2011 2:33:16 PM PST by februus
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To: februus

Ditto to what was said.


26 posted on 12/23/2011 2:40:26 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12... Don't complain if 0 shreds the constitution!!!)
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To: brewcrew

No. The problem there in another 8 years we will be a dead country by than with a RINO POTUS who loves the communist way of life for us.

We need him now.


27 posted on 12/23/2011 2:59:50 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Fred

Governor Walker rocks, and is a far better choice for Governor of the Year than TIME mag’s “Person of the Year.”


28 posted on 12/23/2011 3:40:03 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: lonevoice

Well deserved honor. Congrats, Governor Walker.


29 posted on 12/23/2011 3:41:52 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Pride in the USA

Yes! Congratulations to Governor Walker!


30 posted on 12/23/2011 4:45:36 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: Fred
Meanwhile, back in Madison...


31 posted on 12/23/2011 5:13:06 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Fred; Grampa Dave
Yes!!! Scott Walker deserves this kudo by all means. However, Jan Brewer comes in an extremely close second, if not tied, as Governor of AZ. The distinction between the two is the ruthless, relentless, well organized and fiendish public union thugs that are threatening him, while she has gotten her case heard by the Supremes in spite of Holder's militant attitude.

God bless 'em both!!!

32 posted on 12/23/2011 6:00:49 PM PST by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: Fred

Walker has class and smarts. Too bad he isn’t running for POTUS.

Anyone care to do a personal reply as to what comments #12 and 13 said. I’m curious.


33 posted on 12/23/2011 6:02:37 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE 'ECONOMIC FREEDOM'! NO more 0bamao!)
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To: SierraWasp

Brewer signed a small tax hike.

Not saying she’s not swell overall but that was a bad move.


34 posted on 12/24/2011 12:19:48 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Fred; fieldmarshaldj; Diana in Wisconsin

He still has work to do in WI but he should have tossed his hat in the ring. He’d be the frontrunner right now.


35 posted on 12/24/2011 12:20:53 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Fred

There are some very SOLID POTUS choices from the pool of GOP governors for 2016/2020:

1. Scott Walker (WI)
2. Bob McDonnell (VA)
3. Bobby Jindal (LA)
4. Rick Perry (TX)
5. Chris Christie (NJ)

With honorable mentions to Jan Brewer (AZ), Butch Otter (ID), and maybe Nikki Haley (SC). Tom Corbett (PA), Rick Snyder (MI) and John Kaisich (OH) are doing ok with hopelessly union-heavy states. I’ve alwasys liked Sam Brownback (KS), but his immigration position isn’t even close to mainstream, and Haley Barbour (LA) said he doesn’t want to be POTUS.


36 posted on 12/28/2011 11:51:29 AM PST by kidd
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To: Fred

GOD how I wish we could borrow him for a while here in the People’s Republic of Illinois. This stinking Rat infested state is probably too far gone to matter, though.


37 posted on 12/28/2011 3:21:12 PM PST by Marathoner ("Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force." George Washington)
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