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Gov. Scott Walker looks to finish his college degree
CBS News ^ | April 8, 2014 | By LINDSEY BOERMA

Posted on 04/08/2014 4:07:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Gov. Scott Walker is going back to school.

A spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Republican says Walker is looking to sew up a degree he abandoned 24 years ago when he was a senior at Milwaukee's Marquette University and left to accept a position with the American Red Cross.

Walker explained his struggle in finishing up his college education: "I kept thinking I'd go back, got married, had one kid, had another kid, next thing you know," he said, "you're worrying more about paying for your kids' college education than you are for your own."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: election2016; walker
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Good for Gov. Walker.
1 posted on 04/08/2014 4:07:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why? Does he want his IQ to get lower? Start using ridiculous ideas like Keynesian economics?


2 posted on 04/08/2014 4:10:51 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Get ready, little lady. Hell is coming to breakfast.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Why? He obviously doesn't need the degree to be successful.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/08/2014 4:11:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Seruzawa

He probably won’t be taken seriously as a presidential contender without a degree. Hence, he is going back to school. I can’t blame him.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 4:14:38 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998
The only people who won't take him seriously are the shallow, useless people that see a useless degree as something of value.

You know, the HR types. Drones.

/johnny

5 posted on 04/08/2014 4:17:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Seruzawa

Agree, in today’s colleges you lose all rational thought and common sense.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 4:19:09 PM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More and more successful people these days are drop-outs.

REALLY REVEALING about our hate-America University system, I think.

WHY even finish, Scott…?

Seriously.


7 posted on 04/08/2014 4:24:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Seruzawa

if he runs for president in 2016 without his degree it’ll just be more BS fodder for the criminal liberal media...


8 posted on 04/08/2014 4:24:53 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: vladimir998

The Democrats here in Wisconsin have been running Walker down over no college degree since he first ran for County Executive, Governor, Governor recall and now when as he runs for his second term as governor. They just have no respect for non degree politicians. Meanwhile, he outperforms the Democrats he defeated or replaced in those offices.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 4:25:16 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

‘Twould seem he’s much better off without it.

Remember, the Obamadork is demonstrably the most inept president (and most probably current resident) of the country.

And he has some degrees (maybe)...from some schools with very questionable standards.

And Walker (and Sarah Palin) are both much, much, MUCH smarter.

And that’s the twuth.


10 posted on 04/08/2014 4:25:36 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: vladimir998

Wont be taken seriously by whom? A bunch of elitist and fabian socialists?LOL


11 posted on 04/08/2014 4:25:39 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: maddog55

Good for Governor Walker.

If I were him I would apply for the degree to be in “Political Science”, that way he could get massive credits for his previous experience (which could easily earn him a “Masters”).

He has done wonders in the political field already by defeating and abolishing one union although he still has more opportunity in that area which, when completed could “nudge him” into having enough credits without ever sitting in a class room.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 4:28:16 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why not? If he’s only a few hours short, get it done and move on. He’s looking strong for the White House one day, and this ties down a talking point.


13 posted on 04/08/2014 4:30:03 PM PDT by lurk
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To: JRandomFreeper

“The only people who. . .”

You just described millions, and millions, and millions of voters.


14 posted on 04/08/2014 4:30:14 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: RicocheT

I know, but a national race is a different story. It isn’t the Democrats Scott Walker has to worry about. It’s his fellow Republicans whom he has to beat in the primaries who will be his main concern until 2016.


15 posted on 04/08/2014 4:31:59 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

“Wont be taken seriously by whom? A bunch of elitist and fabian socialists?LOL”

Yep. And they, sadly, shape much of the public’s opinion.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 4:32:56 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

i was one year behind him. still remember seeing him in the student union.


17 posted on 04/08/2014 4:53:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: vladimir998
The last US President without a college degree was Harry Truman -- who towers above the current White House resident. There is something to be said for avoiding a degree.
18 posted on 04/08/2014 4:55:48 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Harry Truman did pretty well w/o a degree but that was back when democrats regularly made sense.


19 posted on 04/08/2014 4:57:30 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: JRandomFreeper

After what he’s done for his state, he should be going back to teach them a thing or two.


20 posted on 04/08/2014 5:07:29 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NOOOOOoooooo! It’s all indoctrination! Don’t do it! They’ll remove your brain!!!


21 posted on 04/08/2014 5:09:15 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’d be better off teaching a course at the University in management while being threatened by thugs.


22 posted on 04/08/2014 5:11:52 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: JudyinCanada

The prigs will probably make the case that his extant hours are no longer valid. The MSM will pick up on this and scream corruption at the granting school.


23 posted on 04/08/2014 5:12:19 PM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: gasport

progs


24 posted on 04/08/2014 5:13:13 PM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good idea. Take the issue off the table for 2016.


25 posted on 04/08/2014 5:22:41 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: vladimir998
They were going to vote Dem anyway. Or are you one of the Republicans that thinks amnesty guarantees the hispanic vote for a liberal GOP?

/johnny

26 posted on 04/08/2014 5:24:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Progov

> If I were him I would apply for the degree to be in “Political Science”

Could you imagine him handing in a paper and some professor saying “no, your analysis of this political problem is wrong”?


27 posted on 04/08/2014 5:24:14 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: JRandomFreeper

I am a huge walker supporter. Against Hillary I think he is more appealing to blue collar voters without the degree - avg guy running against the elitist bitch. Just my opinion.


28 posted on 04/08/2014 5:33:12 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: bigbob
Why do you let your enemy define the issues?

/johnny

29 posted on 04/08/2014 5:34:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mwl8787
Just a little bit of moxie from a conservative would be appealing to anybody. Especially the blue collar voters.

/johnny

30 posted on 04/08/2014 5:35:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Walker reformed U W promoting distance learning. I hope he exploits thus so he can drive the educational libs crazy.


31 posted on 04/08/2014 5:43:02 PM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: JRandomFreeper

” They were going to vote Dem anyway.”

Not exactly.

“Or are you one of the Republicans that thinks amnesty guarantees the hispanic vote for a liberal GOP?”

WTF did that come from, dumbass?


32 posted on 04/08/2014 5:52:27 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998
Yes, anyone stupid enough to not vote for an obviously successful person just because they don't have a degree will be voting democrat.

A degree isn't a magic bullet for Walker any more than amnesty is a magic bullet for the GOP-E.

Only an idiot would think so. Or put significant value on something obviously valueless.

/johnny

33 posted on 04/08/2014 5:56:42 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: vladimir998
WTF did that come from, dumbass?

From the posting reply page: "NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts. "

Surely you can manage to get your point across without calling people names directly...

/johnny

34 posted on 04/08/2014 5:58:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Yes, anyone stupid enough to not vote for an obviously successful person just because they don’t have a degree will be voting democrat.”

Retard, say it with me: P-R-I-M-A-R-I-E-S. You see, in the USA - that’s the country we’re in in case you didn’t know - we have what are called PRIMARIES. That’s when Republicans run against Republicans and Democrats run against Democrats. And Walker’s lack of degree - no matter how unimportant you might think it is (as do I) - might be an issue for many voters. That’s called reality.

“A degree isn’t a magic bullet for Walker any more than amnesty is a magic bullet for the GOP-E.”

And who is saying that a degree is a magic bullet for Walker? Anyone at all? Anyone in the world?

“Only an idiot would think so. Or put significant value on something obviously valueless.”

Clearly there are people - including Walker - who do not consider it worthless. Are you even paying attention? HE’S THE ONE GETTING THE DEGREE. He must think it matters, and he is undoubtedly right even if you and I think it doesn’t matter.


35 posted on 04/08/2014 6:03:27 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998
You let your worries define you.

Here in the USA, the GOP-E cheats during primaries and changes the rules so that people like Romney get 100% of Florida delegates when only 50% should have been seated, because Florida had an early primary.

Maybe you should pull up your big-girl panties and quit worrying about what some tiny fraction of voters MIGHT think.

A little bit of testicular fortitude would go a long way right now.

/johnny

36 posted on 04/08/2014 6:07:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: vladimir998
You do need to do something about that namecalling of other freepers, before you get whacked by it.

It is unseemly.

/johnny

37 posted on 04/08/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Abe Lincoln did OK without any degree whatsoever.


38 posted on 04/08/2014 6:09:59 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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He did pass the bar, though.

/johnny

39 posted on 04/08/2014 6:16:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: vladimir998
I see personal attacks. I don't see reasoned discourse.

/johnny

41 posted on 04/08/2014 7:12:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: sgtyork
Walker reformed U W promoting distance learning. I hope he exploits thus so he can drive the educational libs crazy.

If he does get his degree, that would be icing on the cake.

/johnny

42 posted on 04/08/2014 7:24:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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“Or are you one of the Republicans that thinks amnesty guarantees the hispanic vote for a liberal GOP?”

That’s not reasoned discourse. So you’re a hypocrite as well.


43 posted on 04/08/2014 7:29:06 PM PDT by vladimir998
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He did pass the bar, though.

And Truman didn't pass the buck.

44 posted on 04/08/2014 7:31:14 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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I asked a question. There are some here on FR that really believe that amnesty guarantees the hispanic vote for a liberal republican party.

So? Do you think that?

/johnny

45 posted on 04/08/2014 7:32:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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“I asked a question.”

And your question made no sense and had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING I SAID.

“So? Do you think that?”

I think I’ll just let you stew.


46 posted on 04/08/2014 7:38:58 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998
I do stews well. Especially under field conditions. My troops always loved them during cold weather. And I've fed lots of airmen in field conditions. Thanks.

I'm not your enemy. I am the enemy of those that want to cave before conflict ever happens. I am the enemy of those that borrow trouble about what 'people might think'. The GOP-E has declared me their enemy, and they would rather fight those like me, than liberal democrats.

/johnny

47 posted on 04/08/2014 7:44:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You’re full of it all around.


48 posted on 04/08/2014 7:52:29 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Nope. Real cook, real vet, real conservative. If you were closer, I'd offer bread and beer to make peace.

/johnny

49 posted on 04/08/2014 7:55:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I would take you up on that.


50 posted on 04/08/2014 8:26:51 PM PDT by vladimir998
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