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Scott Walker, Wisconsinís action governor
Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2013 | By George Will

Posted on 11/30/2013 8:32:56 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee

MILWAUKEE

In 2011, thousands of government employees and others, enraged by Gov. Scott Walker’s determination to break the ruinously expensive and paralyzing grip that government workers’ unions had on Wisconsin, took over the capitol building in Madison. With chanting, screaming and singing supplemented by bullhorns, bagpipes and drum circles, their cacophony shook the building that the squalor of their occupation made malodorous. They spat on Republican legislators and urinated on Walker’s office door. They shouted, “This is what democracy looks like!”

When they and Democratic legislators failed to prevent passage of Act 10, they tried to defeat — with a scurrilous smear campaign that backfired — an elected state Supreme Court justice. They hoped that changing the court’s composition would get Walker’s reforms overturned. When this failed, they tried to capture the state Senate by recalling six Republican senators. When this failed, they tried to recall Walker. On the night that failed — he won with a larger margin than he had received when elected 19 months earlier — he resisted the temptation to proclaim, “This is what democracy looks like!”

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1 posted on 11/30/2013 8:32:56 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Isn’t Scott Walker for amnesty?


2 posted on 11/30/2013 8:34:33 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Why don’t you go here and see what he is FOR:

http://walker.wi.gov/wisconsin-priority/view-all-priorities


3 posted on 11/30/2013 8:41:46 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Fiji Hill

Aren’t they all?


4 posted on 11/30/2013 8:43:18 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Yup. Scotty thinks any foreigner who routinely sneers at laws is more important then an American.

Apparently little Scotty’s real problem is not with overpaid bureaucrats, but with other Americans. Guess he’s Amerophobic.

I’m all for sending the 10 million illegals in California and their kiddies up to Wisconsin so he can live as King of the Illegals....which is to say, Lord of the Flies.

Guess he’ll be happier living with the violent and corrupt thugs of the Third World.

Better yet....just have him move to Mexico City, run for office there. See how far that gets him.

In the meantime, as for handing citizenship and the ability to vote in our elections and end up in political possession of the Southwest, he can shut up. It may not affect him, but it does affect me.


5 posted on 11/30/2013 8:56:32 AM PST by Regulator
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To: Fiji Hill; bigbob

He’s made conflicting statements on amnesty. But don’t focus just on his views towards illegal aliens and illegal immigration. Legal immigration is an even bigger deal.

Walker recently made comments suggesting he supports not just current pro-Democrat levels of mass legal immigration, but increased levels of unending pro-democrat mass legal immigration.

It’s an insane and left wing position for a conservative to hold. There is no way it would not import even more future democrats, and it is a position opposed by most Americans.


6 posted on 11/30/2013 8:59:05 AM PST by Aetius
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To: Brad from Tennessee

As if you need any more proof of why Wash, DC is the way it is, read the comments under Will’s article. I got about five under my belt (including the bemoaning that Walker had no college degree) before I began to regurgitate.


7 posted on 11/30/2013 8:59:35 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Fiji Hill
[Isn't Scott Walker for amnesty?]

From Hot Air 11-20-13:

(“I’ve not said there should be amnesty in this country. I don’t believe that. I don’t support the legislation being kicked around. What I’ve said repeatedly is we need to fix the immigration system, but fix the legal system. So if people want to come in this country we should have a legal immigration system.”)

During a politician's campaign speech a deaf man in the audience turned to his companion and asked: “What is he saying?” His friend yelled back: “He don't say!”

8 posted on 11/30/2013 9:02:47 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Regulator; Fiji Hill; CaptainK

None of our politicians is perfect. But Scott Walker has at least been successful in trimming back government. Even Reagan wasn’t successful at that.

We need to make it clear to every one running in 2016 that amnesty WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. We want our laws enforced. We do not want welfare benefits given to those who broke our laws. We’ve been able to block that kind of legislation, and it should be doable to force them to make a promise about amnesty.

And we need a Tea Party guy like Ted Cruz on the ticket to keep them on the straight and narrow. Although I rather like the idea of Ted on the Supreme Court. Wouldn’t that give the lefties a headache!


9 posted on 11/30/2013 9:03:55 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

WHERE does he stand on the Second Amendment? On Muslims? On Illegals? On the Constitution? I understand he is pro-life which is very encouraging.


10 posted on 11/30/2013 9:12:42 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: Oatka; Melas
...bemoaning that Walker had no college degree...

Too bad Melas has left the room. He argued that Sarah Palin's bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Idaho did not provide her with enough of an educational background to be president.

11 posted on 11/30/2013 9:13:49 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He didn’t have to resist George.

His pull no punches lt governor Rebecca kleefish started out her victory speech/introduction of walker with the now famous line :)


12 posted on 11/30/2013 9:16:01 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Regarding all those tearing down this good man based on rumors and misunderstanding, I want to state for the record - no, he has not walked on water yet. Besides, we still want him here - you cannot have him anyways.


13 posted on 11/30/2013 9:21:19 AM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: Oatka

George Will has come out in favor of gun control and God knows what else. I take everything he says with a grain of salt the size of the ones that you find clumped at an intersection in New Jersey in the winter.


14 posted on 11/30/2013 9:25:59 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Looking at the keywords added to this, it is clear that someone is obsessed with Walker. Almost like a disinformation campaign from the left. That is the type of thing this reminds me of.

So tell me, who exactly passes your purity test, besides yourself, that is? And is that person someone who can capture positive national attention?


15 posted on 11/30/2013 9:26:22 AM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: Fiji Hill

I want to know what makes him different from Rick Snyder in Michigan.


16 posted on 11/30/2013 9:29:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

George Will on Scott WAlker

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


17 posted on 11/30/2013 9:44:04 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Fiji Hill
Isn’t Scott Walker for amnesty?

NO!

18 posted on 11/30/2013 9:47:01 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Regulator

You are so misinformed.


19 posted on 11/30/2013 9:48:04 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ZULU

Scott Walker is pro 2nd Amendment (Wisconsin residents got the right to concealed carry under his administration.)

Scott Walker is pro a LEGAL path to citizenship for immigrants. A system that works.

I can’t recall any statement from him on Muslims. Scott is a Christian. The son of a mnister.

Scott Walker loves the Constitution — both the Federal and the State.

Scott Walker has trimmed the budget and balanced it. We now have a surplus after the previous Governor illegally used all the ear marked funds to pad the general fund. Walker has provided tax DECREASES for Wisconsinites for the first time in decades.

Scott Walker has worked diligently to bring jobs to Wisconsin.

Scott Walker has been a tower of strength despite despicable attacks from the unions and the teachers against him and his family.

Unfortunately, there is much work left to do; and I think we need him here in Wisconsin for another term. I’d vote for him for President in a NY minute, but it would be a vote cast with a heavy heart.


20 posted on 11/30/2013 9:56:39 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: cripplecreek

He lives in Wisconsin.


21 posted on 11/30/2013 9:57:16 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Hardastarboard
George Will has come out in favor of gun control and God knows what else.

Yeah, I dropped that puppy back in the early 90s (I think) when he wrote his "The Second Amendment is irrelevant" article.

22 posted on 11/30/2013 10:03:12 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: MNlurker

As I recall, Harry Truman didn’t have a college education either, but he was one of our best twentieth century presidents.


23 posted on 11/30/2013 10:03:43 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ve known you on this site for years. Thank you for standing up for our governor. I’m tired of all the knee jerk a$$holes who think they know what Walker stands for and are never right.

About three weeks ago I replied To someone who thought Walker was not pro life. For goodness sakes his father is a minister. Walker’s the guy who was helpful in shutting down Planned Parenthood sites and has commented about being anti abortion.

The people on this site have become so focused on one person and bad mouth all others that I fear we’ll insure the election of democrats because they’ll stay home if they don’t get their way. Walker didn’t seem to flinch when Dale Schultz started voting on the democrat side of the aisle. He and the rest of the republicans (and yes to this site...gasp some are RINO types) stuck together because they needed to do the right thing.

I know I’m swimming up stream here, but I’ll stand gladly with Bill Buckley and say let’s vote for the conservative most likely to get elected...... and for heaven’s sake don’t stay home because your guy didn’t win.

So thanks afraidfortherepublic for standing up for Walker. All Republicans have flaws, but let’s not get so pissed that you feel it’s better to stay home on Election Day.. Then the democrats win.


24 posted on 11/30/2013 10:50:02 AM PST by irish guard
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sounds great. I will support him!


25 posted on 11/30/2013 10:51:31 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I would certainly support Walker over Christie or Bush.


26 posted on 11/30/2013 11:03:55 AM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: ez

I would too. Walker was able to lead a successful taxpayers reform movement that accomplished the seemingly impossible in a usually Blue state.


27 posted on 11/30/2013 11:24:38 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Krispy Kreme is an “action governor” too. Doesn’t mean I want him in the White House.


28 posted on 11/30/2013 12:40:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: irish guard

Thank you. Your words humble me.


29 posted on 11/30/2013 12:51:17 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: billhilly

Scott Walker has a college education. He dropped out of Marquette University a few credits shy of his graduation to take a job ant to marry his lovely wife, Tonette.


30 posted on 11/30/2013 12:53:35 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Tonette

Tonette?

Isn't that like the first musical instrument everyone owns? It's a black plastic flute-like deal, tapered at one end, with a bunch of finger-holes and a removable mouthpiece.

31 posted on 11/30/2013 1:01:52 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

That is the First Lady of Wisconsin who is a lovely person!


32 posted on 11/30/2013 2:59:02 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m sure she is. But somebody named her after a plastic flute.

If he runs for President, the RATs will ridicule that for all it’s worth.


33 posted on 11/30/2013 3:29:51 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: irish guard

I like WAlker, he has the kind of courage sorely lacking on the Republican side.


34 posted on 11/30/2013 3:34:30 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hopefully it’s a nickname derived from Antoinette or something...hmmmm, that one could be problematic as well.

Maybe Toni.


35 posted on 11/30/2013 3:49:58 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Her name is her name. Not going to make her over for leftists.

They make fun of her, turn it on them, for making fun of a woman’s name. Do they also make fun of Shaniqua or Letoya when they are out of the room too?

Everyone has different names that are meaningful for the family.


36 posted on 11/30/2013 4:02:29 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup

Well, look what they did to every Republican ever:

Reagan, Quail, Bush, Judge Bork, Clarence Thomas, Condaleza Rice, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin and her family, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz...


37 posted on 11/30/2013 4:12:29 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Chickensoup
Do they also make fun of Shaniqua or Letoya when they are out of the room too?

I think they call them Sharia and Latrine.

38 posted on 11/30/2013 4:15:13 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: irish guard
I’m tired of all the knee jerk a$$holes

I like Scott Walker. I was immensely impressed and elated when he crushed the forces of darkness in the statehouse.

But I have heard him mumble and backtrack on illegal immigration. I have heard him criticize Ted Cruz and others for "not working to get something done"--when getting less 'done' in Washington is what we need more of.

Does that make me want to oppose him in the future? Hell no! I will be eager to hear him sharpen his policies in the future.

But I gotta say...if every time he or other potentially great conservative candidates are questioned or criticized, the response is throw around "@$$holes" etc., that isn't going to help him or any of us who want to be in his corner.

39 posted on 11/30/2013 4:16:44 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I think they call them Sharia and Latrine.

_________________

See? But we’re allowed to make fun, it is the compassionate leftists who can be hanged if they give Mrs Walker any grief.


40 posted on 11/30/2013 4:18:28 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Reagan, Quail, Bush, Judge Bork, Clarence Thomas, Condaleza Rice, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin and her family, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz...

_______________

And succeeded with some and not others. the ones who fought back like Reagan, Thomas, Palin and Cruz did and will win out. Breitbart said it best when he went into full attack mode on these leftist beasts.

41 posted on 11/30/2013 4:22:10 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Fightin Whitey
You can say whatever you want about how I replied. I live in Wisconsin and know how Walker made things happen. So you don't like his comments regarding immigration. Look to the quote above. If you don't like it then fine.

I personally think Walker would be fine on immigration. I'm just tired of everyone here finding fault with every republican if his name isn't Ted Cruz. And if anyone thinks I'm a RINO for liking Walker, c'mon up here and let's talk.

But for heaven's sake, let's have a dialogue where people don't misrepresent Walker's stance on abortion or even immigration. You can google either and get a pretty good bit of information on both. You see wobbly on immigration. I don't. And I certainly don't see him wobbly in the least on abortion like some here stated in another thread. It was knee jerk and those people didn't and don't know what they're talking about. That's just garbage.

42 posted on 11/30/2013 4:51:09 PM PST by irish guard
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To: Chickensoup
he went into full attack mode on these leftist beasts.

As does Governor Palin.

43 posted on 11/30/2013 4:54:33 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: irish guard
What the hell are you talking about, calling you a RINO?

All I was saying is that Walker has tried to bob and weave on immigration, and that isn't going to work.

He has also faulted national conservatives for trying to draw a line in the sand, and has said that instead they should work together to get things done for the American people---which you and I would agree is nonsense.

If you think you are clear on his ideas about illegal immigration, "then look to the quote(s) below."

And If You Like It, Fine

44 posted on 11/30/2013 5:09:00 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey
It doesn't particularly upset me to read that we need to fix immigration. And making it easier to enter doesn't either. I just don't like flaunting the laws in place. I would prefer we have a process where people can legally become citizens rather than sneak across our borders and evade taxes. And retread my comment about RINO. It was a general comment to people who might think I am because I like Walker.

. I've read here where people wanted his hide for not prosecuting the dems who ran to Illinois during the budget debates. There were no laws to do so. Yet Walker lived with threats against his life and suggestions that his family might be in danger. He's a goo damn and it's annoying to read, as I said earlier, knee jerk comments from people like Regulator (I may have that handle slightly wrong).

so I'll debate the nuance of his position on immigration. We may not agree, but let's at least agree to unite behind whoever we pick in 2016 in order to get rid of the mess we have now.

45 posted on 11/30/2013 5:20:24 PM PST by irish guard
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To: irish guard

Hey, man, I’m with ya.

I think Walker can meet most any challenge. I’ll support him as long as he can keep hanging tough.


46 posted on 11/30/2013 5:25:05 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Lady-Tonette-Walker/214507931897972

See above.


47 posted on 11/30/2013 6:59:54 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Did you see the picture on there of all the school kids with their little flutes?


48 posted on 11/30/2013 8:56:07 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Fiji Hill
Isn’t Scott Walker for amnesty?

Doesn't matter anymore - he has been declared "tainted" by some who wonder why we an never get a good candidate or win elections.

49 posted on 12/01/2013 2:52:50 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yeah, I’m not ready to give him up yet. Property-tax wise, the bleeding may have stopped but there’s still a hell of a wound that needs to be healed.


50 posted on 12/01/2013 4:10:57 AM PST by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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