Skip to comments.Obama to Wisconson--Using Recall against Gov. Walker for Campaigning (Updates: Posts 16-18)
Posted on 02/15/2012 8:37:44 AM PST by Syncro
The White House has announced President Obama's first stop after the State of the Union will be Manitowoc, Wisconsin -- a state that he has increasingly added to his travel schedule. Details on the visit, haven't yet been announced -- but trip next Wednesday will likely highlight the economy and underscore key points he'll make in his State of the Union speech the night before.
Mayor Justin Nickels hinted to a local paper that the president's visit could include a tour of some local businesses, possibly Orion Energy Systems, the Herald Times Reporter noted in an article.
Last month, Senior [White House] Adviser Valerie Jarrett said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Obama told staff right before he left for his Hawaiian vacation he'd like to get out more and that he regretted during the economic crisis that he had to spend so much time in Washington.
UPDATED Wednesday, February 15, 2012 --- 7:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pointing to a rebound in manufacturing, President Barack Obama on Wednesday is visiting a Milwaukee plant that has brought back jobs to the United States.
Before going on an extended West Coast fundraising spree, the president was visiting Master Lock, a Milwaukee maker of padlocks that was cited in his State of the Union address for bringing back 100 jobs to the U.S. from China in response to higher labor and logistical costs in Asia.
In his speech at Master Lock, Obama intends to call on companies to promote more investments -- and more jobs -- in the U.S.
"Right now we have an excellent opportunity to bring manufacturing back -- but we have to seize it," Obama said in remarks prepared for delivery. "My message to business leaders is simple: Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and your country will do everything we can to help you succeed."
Obama also planned to announce that the Commerce Department will hold the first annual SelectUSA Investment Summit, bringing companies in to meet with governors, mayors and others to discuss ways of promoting investments in the U.S.
The president was making his economic pitch as Congress was poised to advance a key component of the jobs agenda he unveiled last September. House-Senate negotiators reached a tentative agreement Tuesday on extending a payroll tax cut through the end of the year and renewing jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. Lawmakers were expected to unveil the proposal Wednesday and could send the measure to Obama as early as this week.
The extension would be a win for Obama, who has said the cut in the Social Security payroll tax -- amounting to about $40 per paycheck for the average worker -- is vital to...
The rest is at nbc15.com
Obama will do far more than try to claim credit for Walker’s successes. He will use the recall effort the way he used Texas Democrat Party caucus rules to take primary delegates from Hillary. (She won the Texas primary; lost the caucuses and thus her delegates.)
He and his thugs are lawyers. They know how to use legal and rule challenges (and the resulting negotiations/compromises) to game the system and win the procedural process. I watched him do it in Texas in 2008. I filed an affidavit attesting to what I witnessed. Before Hillary’s staff realized what was happening, it was too late.
He’s there for more than claiming credit. He intends to control/game the procedures of the recall process itself to ensure the outcome he wants. It’s all about the process. Control it and you control the end results.
The GOP needs to fight this tooth and nail.They probably won't though. Walker is a conservative.
They won’t realize what happened until it’s too late.
When was the last time the GOP fought anything tooth and nail?
We are strill in the arguing about using the f word in a movie trailer stage.
They don't care.
Or maybe they do.
After all they had McCain virtually tell the nation to vote for Obama some 6 weeks or so before the last election.
Sometimes it looks like the GOP is an arm of the DNC, like the media.
Andrew Brietbart, The King of all Media!
demonrats always try to take advantage of Conservative success. clinton claiming credit for Newt’s welfare reform instantly comes to mind.
Governor Walker recognizes this important fact and it is reflected in his recent comments to POLITICO:
"I think if we’re available to prevail (in the recall contest), it won’t just be a statement about me and my policies, I think even just the practicality of having an organizational framework, voters turning out, I think the idea is that it would at least make Wisconsin very competitive … in the presidential election.”
But even beyond 2012, the stakes of the special election couldn’t be higher, Walker noted.
He said that if he keeps his seat, that would send a crushing blow to the “national big government union bosses” who have spent millions of dollars in Wisconsin in the effort against him in the hopes that a loss for the governor would serve as a warning sign to other conservative governors and elected officials across the country.
They fought pretty hard against O’Donnell!
Their own website was anti-O’Donnell - even after she won the primary.
How about Rubio? Or West? Or Palin? They fought pretty hard against Gingrich, and for (asshat Senator from PA).
Obama and his campaign masterminds in Chicago are using the Recall against Gov. Walker in Wisconsin to ensure Obamas re-election victory! In a strange twist of fate, Obama is trying to take credit for Wisconsin's economic success in the manufacturing sector. Scott Walker is being recalled by the union leaders for the common sense changes he has brought to Wisconsin that brought about these economic successes..We thought we had seen it all from this White House, now Obama is trying to take credit for these successes that are getting Scott Walker recalled.We can not let him get away with it!..Yesterday, Obama made a taxpayer-funded campaign trip to Wisconsin where he took credit for Walkers success in growing the states economy. He will probably go even further since his campaign is desperate for a liberal resurgence in Wisconsin heading into the November elections. By defeating Walker in the Recall, Obama will re-energize his left-wing base that is vital to his winning Wisconsin and its 10 Electoral College points in November.We can't let this happen and must fight back!
He will twist the facts and make claims that his liberal, big-government policies are responsible for Wisconsins success, not the conservative, pro-growth solutions Walker has implemented. BUT ITS JUST NOT TRUE! WE NEED TO CONTINUE SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT GOV. WALKERS CONSERVATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS AND FIGHTING BACK AGAINST OBAMA AND HIS FAILED POLICIES!
Jon BruningU.S. Senate
Nebraska Attorney General John Bruning is a true conservative, proving throughout his career the willingness to stand up to his own party, if necessary, to bring conservative principles to work in Nebraska state government. Bruning made a name for himself in the state legislature as a principled defender of freedom and opponent of raising taxes. Today, he is known as The Peoples lawyer in Nebraska. He has vigorously defended his state from unconstitutional liberal Washington mandates and has organized other states to fight back against the excesses of the Obama Administration. He has led a twenty-six state lawsuit to defeat Obamacare and end the health care mandate. He is a proven fighter against wasteful spending, recovering millions of taxpayer dollars in Medicaid fraud cases. Jon Bruning is prepared to take his leadership to Washington and fight for conservatives. He wants to defeat incumbent Senator Ben Nelson, infamous as the promoter of the Cornhusker Kickback.
Richard MourdockU.S. Senate
Conservatives across Indiana have come together to endorse Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdocks campaign for the United States Senate. During his tenure in local government and as a statewide elected official, Mourdock has stood strong for the Constitutional conservative principles that have made America great. A successful businessman, Mourdock understands fiscal responsibility and the importance of balanced budgets. As Indiana State Treasurer, Mourdock has shown a dedication to Tea Party principles. Running his office efficiently has enabled him to return over 10% of his office budget back to the treasury each year, while at the same time earning over 1 billion dollars in investment income for the taxpayers of Indiana. He has also been a leader in the fight against Barack Obamas takeover of Chrysler Motors. Unlike the current RINO Senator Dick Lugar, Richard Mourdock will fight for our conservative values in Washington and help return America to prosperity.
Ted CruzU.S. Senate
Tea Party Express is proud to endorse conservative champion Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate. As Solicitor General of Texas from 2003-2008, Cruz authored 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and personally argued 40 oral arguments, including 9 before the Supreme Court. Named a Republican star rising in Texas and a great Reaganite hope by the National Review, Ted Cruz has led the fight against Obamas offshore drilling moratorium and for private property rights for Americans. His Growth and Jobs Agenda promotes a limited government plan that pledges to repeal ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank, kill Cap and Trade, and dramatically simplify the tax code. Cruz knows the value of hard work and the importance of economic freedom in achieving the American dream, and he will be a champion for these principles in Washington.
One of the largest unions we are fighting against in the Wisconsin Recall made a big mistake last week: they ignored the voice of their own people!.It’s one thing for us in the Tea Party movement to be fed up with the selfish demands of these Union Bosses and Cronies, it’s a whole other thing for their own supporters to be revolting against them!..Last week the Union Bosses at the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) did what big government types do: make decisions for others. In a backdoor meeting, they decided on behalf of the teachers of the state that they would endorse little-known Kathleen Falk for Governor - a liberal zealot that has pledged to undue everything Walker has achieved.THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR MONTHS! THE MOBS WE SEE ON T.V. DO NOT REPRESENT THE PEOPLE, BUT THE WILL OF BIG GOVERNMENT CRONIES! WE CANNOT LET THEM WIN!
As we saw on Wednesday, though, even the union bosses have bosses. On a wave of union momentum, Air Force One, carrying the chosen one (yes, that’s President Barack Obama), touched down in Wisconsin to rally the troops. See, these cronies at WEAC are only pawns being manipulated by Obama’s campaign masterminds...What is happening in Wisconsin is not just about Gov. Walker and a squabble of collective bargaining rules. It is much larger, and Obama’s campaign machine is determined to win. Wisconsin and the momentum from the unions and their crony leaders will determine the direction of our nation come November. By reenergizing his ultra left-wing base, Obama will steal another election and by the end of 2016, the America we once knew will be unrecognizable.If we don’t fight this battle today, our children will not have the freedom to fight it tomorrow. Join the Tea Party wave and help the Tea Party Express push back on these big government extremists determined to “fundamentally” change our country!
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