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APNewsBreak: Walker calls for new GOP message
Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2013 4:14 PM EDT | Scott Bauer

Posted on 10/18/2013 2:40:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is using his new book to renew his criticism of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and raise his own national profile as a reformer who took on public sector unions and won.

Walker’s book provides a detailed account of his 2011 battle against public unions, the campaign he won against their efforts to recall him, and his unhappiness with Romney and other Republicans he says didn’t learn the lessons of his political victories. The volume could set the stage for Walker’s own candidacy in the future.

The Associated Press on Friday obtained a copy of Walker’s book, “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge,” before its scheduled release Nov. 19. Walker’s book includes an excoriation of Barack Obama’s presidency and Washington politics, saying Obama has laid out a second term agenda that “doubles down on the failures of his first.” He says Wisconsin’s Republican-led policies have shown a better way forward for the country. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2016election; bookshill; mittromney; pages; rinos; romney; scottwalker; unintimidated; wisconsin

1 posted on 10/18/2013 2:40:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
How about WALKER/TEXAS RANGER (CRUZ) for 2016? :o)

Stop yer whining, you know you were thinking of it, too!

2 posted on 10/18/2013 2:42:19 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Olog-hai

He has to include the TEA Party. It is the heart of conservatism in this nation. Calling Cruz and Lee to lead on.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 2:43:28 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
How about WALKER/TEXAS RANGER (CRUZ) for 2016? :o)

I could go for that. But ...

Does Walker have what it takes to be President?

(Assuming the standards return to their pre-Obama levels.)

4 posted on 10/18/2013 2:44:38 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Olog-hai

now there’s a man with backbone. go scott walker.


5 posted on 10/18/2013 2:44:46 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: shankbear
I like both Cruz and Walker.

Both would be great candidates - not only are they right on what matters, but they are both really smart and fearless.

But they should not brand themselves as spokesmen for the Tea Party.

They should brand themselves as leaders for all conservatives and the GOP, leaders who can bring the country back to core principles (which just happen to involve the issues that the Tea Party is talking about).

6 posted on 10/18/2013 2:48:31 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: InterceptPoint

What are your concerns about Walker?


7 posted on 10/18/2013 2:49:10 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: InterceptPoint

“Does Walker have what it takes to be President? “

What’s his handicap (golf)?


8 posted on 10/18/2013 2:51:38 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Walker/Cruz?
NO NO NO NO NO.
Walker’s a great guv for Wisconsin...but its WISCONSIN...his innner Wisconsin liberal, like that of Paul Ryans, DOES sneak out from time to time.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 3:03:14 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: wideawake
What are your concerns about Walker?

his rhetoric will make Romney look like a pitbull......he's done an outstanding job in Wisconsin, but he would never be an effective national communicator of conservative ideas IMO.

10 posted on 10/18/2013 3:06:02 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: InterceptPoint

I’d like him to serve at least one full term as Governor before believing he can go for the big chair.


11 posted on 10/18/2013 3:11:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

LOL. Walker doesn’t have the charisma to win on the top of the ticket. He could be a good V.P. though.

How are his union reforms holding up there? I remember liberals were ready to burn down Wisconsin the year they were passed. Now I haven’t heard a peep about them since he won his recall. You’d think if they constituted the mass torture the libs said they would that we would still be hearing sob stories.


12 posted on 10/18/2013 3:11:47 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Olog-hai

Get back to us Walker once you have done a 180 on your support for Amnesty.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 3:11:56 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Olog-hai

The GOP has forgotten that the world loves a brave fighter and despises cowards.


14 posted on 10/18/2013 3:13:45 PM PDT by expat2
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To: JediJones
Just two years after instituting his Act 10 initiative, Wisconsin has gone from a budget deficit of 3.6 billion to an UNEXPECTED budget surplus of $760 million. When the news of the larger than predicted surplus hit, Walker and the Republican leadership immediately proposed and passed tax relief, (both income and property)

Now....when was the last time you heard the word unexpected and the news was positive?

15 posted on 10/18/2013 3:20:10 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Didja hear the one about the 3 Senators who went to sign up for Obamacare? Yeah, me neither.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

One more point......Walker has consistently attracted voters beyond the Republican party....both as Milwaukee County executive and as Governor


16 posted on 10/18/2013 3:23:51 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Conservatives see "Atlas Shrugged" as a cautionary tale. For progressives, it's a user manual.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

If not Cruz, I’d be very happy with Walker.


17 posted on 10/18/2013 3:24:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mygirlsmom

LOL, the last time would’ve been if a Democrat politician did it. Despite the massive national hype over the union protests, the MSM must have given “blink and you miss it” coverage if any to the news of the surplus.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 3:27:30 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Olog-hai

Cruz/Walker would be my dream ticket.

One of the reservations I have about Cruz in 2016 is that he has very little executive experience and I think Walker would help fill that resume gap.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 3:28:28 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: Olog-hai

retelling the story of his 2011 fight to effectively end collective bargaining rights for most public workers.
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“Effectively” is a weasel word. He did not end collective bargaining. He curtailed it. If AP ever wrote a piece about a conservative without any weasel words, I would be shocked. They know that the average reader doesn’t even register such a word , much less know how it changes the meaning of the entire sentence. I despise the lying leftist media. Lying definition: attempt to deceive


20 posted on 10/18/2013 3:36:55 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Olog-hai

OK. So what is this new GOP message?


21 posted on 10/18/2013 3:40:23 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Olog-hai

Too much cheeze


22 posted on 10/18/2013 3:50:32 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: wideawake

Amnesty, for starters.


23 posted on 10/18/2013 3:52:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

If he was hoping for a book to generate presidential aspirations, I don’t think he approached it right. This sounds like the book of a man running for governor.

To start with, if he wants to run against Obama, now is the time to do it, not in the actual campaign, because Obama is not standing for re-election, and probably won’t. Hillary clearly intends to shoot for that goal. So he also needs to remind everyone what a monster Hillary is, but now, again before he is a candidate.

The absolutely worst thing he can do is to publicly try to triangulate the Republican establishment and the Tea Party. Mitt Romney tried to do that, and it ended up with the Tea Party loathing him.

His best bet would be to only talk to the establishment Republicans in person, and advise them to go to the back of the bus, sit down and shut up. Their agenda is suspended until further notice.

Likewise, he has to haggle with the Tea Party over the list of “if you do these things we will totally support you.” Which means putting it “in writing” before the fact. No half measures, no equivocation.


24 posted on 10/18/2013 4:09:08 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: wideawake

What are your concerns about Walker?
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I really don’t have any. But I worry about all these guys that want to be President.

Smart enough?

Tough enough?

Experienced enough?

Conservative enough?


25 posted on 10/18/2013 4:31:09 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: JediJones
I saw this the other day.
26 posted on 10/18/2013 4:31:43 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

sounds perfect!


27 posted on 10/18/2013 4:34:13 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker is using his new book to renew his criticism of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and raise his own national profile as a reformer who took on public sector unions and won. Walker’s book provides a detailed account of his 2011 battle against public unions, the campaign he won against their efforts to recall him, and his unhappiness with Romney and other Republicans he says didn’t learn the lessons of his political victories.

28 posted on 10/18/2013 8:21:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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29 posted on 10/18/2013 8:22:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Rand Paul’s immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2998395/posts

...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let’s start that conversation by acknowledging we aren’t going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.

[but he’s not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]


30 posted on 10/18/2013 8:22:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: JediJones

Wisconsin public unions have lost 30-40 percent of their membership.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/15/wisconsin-teachers-union-decertified-in-latest-blow-to-labor-under-walker-law/

We are pretty jazzed because the money freed up by eliminating the fixed costs the unions represented have yielded Wisconsin residents income and now property tax cuts.

http://fox6now.com/2013/10/18/gov-walker-to-sign-bill-providing-property-tax-relief-on-sunday/

So he doesn’t have charisma, but he walks the walk on smaller government and playing chess while his oponents are running to neighboring states or sitting in drum circles.

And he spoke at multiple tea party rallies back in the day.


31 posted on 10/18/2013 8:25:12 PM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: wideawake; All
What are your concerns about Walker?

We still need him in Wisconsin! There's a lot left to do here.


32 posted on 10/19/2013 2:40:21 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: afraidfortherepublic

WI


33 posted on 10/19/2013 3:54:20 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Secret Agent Man

Walker finishes out term one in 2014. So he will have one full term under his belt before the primary season begins in 2015. Plus he would then have been elected in three times in a State that twice voted pretty significantly for Obama in 08 and 12.

The more important thing is that unlike Obama, Cruz, McCain, and all the other bloviators in Congress, Walker actually has accomplished something.

As noted, he came into a State that was the poster child and inventor of government employee power and largess. And he amazingly de-fanged them, which has now resulted in massive budget surpluses and tax cuts.

But don’t cry for our State workers. Under Walker’s plan, they all basically just took a five percent pay cut in the form of having to pay for their benefits. None got laid off and they all still make good coin. State government is more efficient than ever.

He ultimately may not be charismatic enough. But he’s young, speaks in plain talk and gets things done.


34 posted on 10/19/2013 4:12:27 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: SunkenCiv
Love ya, Sunken, but ALL welfare entitlements would need to be cut off (EBT, WIC, Housing,Medical, etc) to ALL illegal aliens. This would get the freeloaders out of here, and keep those who truly want to work and assimilate, here. Those that DO want to work, could be given green cards/work permits (ala pre-1965 immigration laws).

The progs - in BOTH parties - aren't ever going to go for this, as this (welfare) is where some of their *payoffs* come from.

Also, completely unrelated, how DO you do that "reply to no one/no post number" thingy? I've wondered about that, for some time now :-)

35 posted on 10/19/2013 4:26:03 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Thanks Jane, but tell R.P., he’s the advocate, not me.


36 posted on 10/19/2013 5:43:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: JediJones

Many of the public employee unions have decertified. Act 10 effectively cut off their source of funding since municipalities can no longer withhold union dues and membership is no longer compulsory.

The state now has a $700 million+ budget surplus and there was just a special session to pass another tax cut.

Things aren’t perfect in Wisconsin, but they are going in the right direction. Even though the rats railed against the tax cut, most of them voted for it since it was targeted as property tax relief.

IMHO, Walker is a quiet and humble leader who lets his successes speak for themselves. This book is a little out of character, but then again, this is the AP reporting on him.

The biggest issue for him on the national stage will be his lack of a college degree. But, in that, he is almost the anti-obama. He is an effective leader and gets results, but doesn’t have the book learning liberal elites say you need.


37 posted on 10/19/2013 5:53:19 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Looks like Walker in going to run.


38 posted on 10/19/2013 5:55:03 PM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: Olog-hai

This is a true reformer with a track record.

Sort of reminds me of Coolidge.


39 posted on 10/19/2013 6:04:46 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: wideawake

They should brand themselves as leaders for all conservatives and the GOP, leaders who can bring the country back to core principles (which just happen to involve the issues that the Tea Party is talking about).

_______________

I agree.


40 posted on 10/19/2013 6:05:32 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Isnt he on his second term...no no the recall.


41 posted on 10/19/2013 6:06:29 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup

no, 1st term. with the recall it feels maybe like two.


42 posted on 10/19/2013 7:53:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Olog-hai; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Scott Walker: Unintimidated!

FReep mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


43 posted on 10/20/2013 5:44:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: InterceptPoint
Does Walker have what it takes to be President?

Absoluely! Trouble is, we still need him in Wisconsin. There is much mischieft done by the previous Governor that still needs to be undone.

44 posted on 10/20/2013 5:45:46 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Walker has appeal beyond the "Republican Party"

Blue Dog Dems vote for him. They no longer exist in Congress, but there are plenty of them left in the populace. They were once known as "Reagan Democrats"

And it's no fluke...he did it twice as County Executive of extremely blue Milwaukee, and before 2016 will have done it twice as Governor.

45 posted on 10/20/2013 8:43:03 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Conservatives see "Atlas Shrugged" as a cautionary tale. For progressives, it's a user manual.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I haven’t heard much of anything out of Blue Dog Democrats since about Reagan. Not a chirp for H.W. Bush, and Clinton was all about women getting emotionally excited by him. And W. Bush was just gratitude that Clinton was over.

And I don’t believe for a moment any Blue Dogs voted for Obama. It makes me wonder if they still exist.


46 posted on 10/20/2013 10:08:58 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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