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  • Wisconsin's Shame: "I Thought It Was a Home Invasion"

    04/20/2015 3:41:19 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 20 April 2015 | David French
    "THEY CAME WITH A BATTERING RAM.” Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full...
  • Wife's weeping over anti-union law drove Dem DA to target Republican gov's staff and.....

    04/20/2015 12:07:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2015 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    A Democratic district attorney who has pursued Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker over alleged campaign finance violations told a fellow prosecutor that his crying wife, a union official, drove him to hunt the governor and his conservative allies because of his anti-union laws feared by organized labor. The explosive revelation came Tuesday as lawyers for Milwaukee DA John Chisholm began two days of oral arguments in a Chicago courtroom over earlier rulings that effectively ended his wide-ranging investigation. The investigation aimed to show that conservative groups were illegally working hand-in-hand with Walker's office when they ran 'issue ads' pressing the...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘I Thought It Was a Home Invasion’ (WI Dem DA Terrorizes Local Republicans)

    04/20/2015 9:50:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    NationalReview.com ^ | 4-20-2015 | DAVID FRENCH
    Someone was pounding at her front door. It was early in the morning — very early — and it was the kind of heavy pounding that meant someone was either fleeing from — or bringing — trouble. “It was so hard. I’d never heard anything like it. I thought someone was dying outside.” She ran to the door, opened it, and then chaos. “People came pouring in. For a second I thought it was a home invasion. It was terrifying. They were yelling and running, into every room in the house. One of the men was in my face, yelling...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘Every Aspect of My Life Is in Their Hands — and They Hate Me’

    04/20/2015 2:01:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 241 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | David French
    ‘They came with a battering ram.” Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full...
  • Scott Walker backs pathway to citizenship at private dinner

    04/19/2015 1:34:57 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | Peter Hamby
    p class="zn-body__paragraph">Washington (CNN)Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorsed a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during a private dinner with Republican leaders in New Hampshire two weeks ago, backing away from the more hard-line position he has staked out in public and obscuring where he stands on the hot-button issue.At a March 13 dinner at the Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford organized by New Hampshire GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Horn, Walker, a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, was asked how he would address the problem of roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.After he...
  • Scott Walker has attended gay wedding reception

    04/19/2015 1:21:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 19, 2015 | Kasie Hunt
    NASHUA, N.H. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has attended a wedding reception for a gay couple, he said Sunday, though the potential 2016 contender still believes marriage should be between a man and a woman. “That’s certainly a personal issue. For a family member, Tonette and I and our family have already had a family member who’s had a reception. I haven’t been at a wedding,” Walker said when msnbc asked whether he would be willing to attend a gay wedding. “That’s true even though my position on marriage is still that it’s defined between a man and a woman,...
  • Walker Shines in New Hampshire

    04/19/2015 6:01:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 19, 2015 | Stephen F. Hayes
    "...Walker expanded the stump speech he had given in Iowa back in January, a coming out party of sorts, that propelled him to co-frontrunner status in national and early-state polling. The new content made clear that Walker is a hawk and that in a Walker presidency the United States would not only reengage with the world but would project its power without reservation. He called the war on radical Islam and “generational” war and scorched Barack Obama for his ambivalence on the threat. “We’re going to bring the fight to them and fight on their soil and not ours." Walker’s...
  • Walker Support Solid, Establishment Favorite Bush Struggles in N.H.

    04/17/2015 8:56:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    As the Republican presidential candidates gather this weekend in New Hampshire, they’re all chasing a midwestern governor. The latest survey of New Hampshire Republicans, by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling, finds Wisconsin’s Scott Walker with a strong lead at 24 percent, followed by a rising Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Establishment favorite Jeb Bush is currently mired in fourth place, with 10 percent support, a drop from the last PPP poll of the first-in-the-nation primary state. Other polls show the race remains tight. The RealClearPolitics average has Walker at 19 percent, followed by Bush at 15 percent and Sen. Rand Paul at...
  • New poll finds Clinton leads Walker in Wisconsin

    04/16/2015 12:46:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    WISN ABC ^ | April 16, 2015
    MILWAUKEE —A new Marquette University Law School poll finds Hillary Clinton leading a possible presidential matchup against Gov. Scott Walker. However, Walker leads Republicans in the presidential race. Forty percent support a Walker run while 10 percent favor Rand Paul, 8 percent for Jeb Bush, and 6 percent each for Chris Christie and Ted Cruz. The poll finds that among Wisconsin voters, Clinton leads Walker 52 percent to 40 percent. The poll also showed that Walker's approval rating in the state has slipped. The most recent poll showed a 41 percent approval rating, compared to 49 percent in October. Looking...
  • Inside Scott Walker’s Secret Brain Trust

    04/16/2015 3:01:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 16, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    These days behind every great man is a great think tank. And Scott Walker is no exception. The 2011 protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining overhaul made for an emotionally challenging day for one intern. The intern in question was working for a conservative think tank called the MacIver Institute, and his superiors sent him up to the capitol with a video camera to tape the protesters at their wackiest. When one protester spotted him and realized who he was with, he gave chase, yelling profanity. “I felt bad,” said Brett Healey, the president of the MacIver institute, who...
  • Lawmakers abandon Scott Walker's proposed changes to DNR board

    04/15/2015 12:41:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal ^ | 4-15-15 | Lee Bergquist
    The leaders of the Legislature's budget committee on Wednesday abandoned Gov. Scott Walker's plan to strip the state Natural Resources Board and the state Agriculture Board of their policy-making powers. They also removed 13 other pieces of policy from Walker's budget, including one that would exempt research at the University of Wisconsin System from the open records law. Another one that was dropped would have had property assessment duties shifted from most municipalities to counties. In other action, the Joint Finance Committee voted to cut staff for Secretary of State Doug La Follette and reshape how courts are funded. Wednesday's...
  • Walker: Hillary Does Well Only When People 'Feel Sympathetic

    04/15/2015 8:24:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 15, 2015 | Michael Warren
    ".....Back in 1999, Walker was a 31-year-old state assemblyman, while Clinton was preparing to run for the U.S. Senate in New York as a Democrat. In January of that year, the future Badger State governor called into Bob and Brian, a popular morning radio talk show based in Milwaukee and heard throughout the state. Among Walker's comments about the state and national political news was his assessment of Clinton's political assets and liabilities. "Her poll numbers do very, very well when she’s not talking about much and when, quite frankly, when people feel a bit sympathetic for her having to...
  • Clark S. Judge: “Rubio and Walker (or Walker and Rubio). Dream Ticket?”

    04/15/2015 8:03:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | April 15, 2015 | Clark S. Judge
    Marco Rubio announced his candidacy for president yesterday. He may be half of the makings of the 2016 GOP dream ticket. The Republicans have two big problems to solve if they hope to win the White House next time around. No, I am not talking about cracking the Latin American ancestry vote. It would be good for the party to do that, though probably more essential in the long run than right away. And there are questions about whether putting a Cuban-American on the ticket does that anyway. Cubans are already among the country’s highest turnout populations (67.2% in 2012,...
  • National PAC Buys Ad Attacking Gov. Walker’s “War on Science”

    04/14/2015 1:29:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    WUWM Public Radio ^ | April 14, 2015 | By ANN-ELISE HENZL & MICHELLE MATERNOWSKI
    A full-page ad ran in the Wisconsin State Journal Tuesday pulling Gov. Walker into the debate over a recent decision to bar workers on a state board from talking about and working on items related to climate change. The decision has received national and international attention. The newspaper ad suggests Gov. Scott Walker’s policies amount to a “war on science” meant to protect the investments of the Koch brothers and other conservative backers. The PAC NextGen Climate Action bought the newspaper ad. The PAC is run by billionaire and Democrat Tom Steyer.
  • Here Comes Trouble For Scott Walker

    04/13/2015 11:47:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | W. James Antle III
    "........The Wisconsin governor leads in the latest Fox News poll..,leads in most Iowa polling and is either tied or ahead in New Hampshire.Even with Paul,Cruz,Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee all at or near double digits,Walker is within 1.2 percentage points of Bush in the RealClearPolitics polling average.And even that is mainly attributable to an ABC News/Washington Post poll that has Bush up by a bigger margin than any other recent survey.Since his announcement,Cruz has been pretty consistently been polling in the double digits.PublicPolicyPolling found his national support exploding from 5 percent to 16 percent.What if that happens to Rubio and...
  • Rep. Sean Duffy on 2016: 'I'm backing Scott Walker"

    04/12/2015 7:19:40 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 19 replies
    Wisconsin Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11 April 2015 | Mary Spicuzza
    U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is throwing his support behind fellow Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the 2016 presidential race. "I'm backing Scott Walker," Duffy told the crowd gathered in Milwaukee Saturday for the Young America's Foundation Midwest Freedom Conference. Walker is not officially a presidential candidate, but he has ramping up his travel in the United States and internationally, and his political organization, Our American Revival, has been hiring staff as all signs point to a presidential run. When asked how Walker's likely presidential run would affect Wisconsin, the Wausau Republican and former reality television star applauded the move....
  • N.H. poll: Scott Walker leads Jeb Bush, Rand Paul third

    04/10/2015 10:37:27 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/10/15 | Cate Martell
    A new poll shows New Hampshire Republicans leaning toward Scott Walker over Jeb Bush, with Rand Paul, who announced his candidacy and visited the Granite State this week, in third place. The NH1 poll released Friday shows Walker, the Wisconsin governor, leading Bush, 23 percent to 17 percent – outside the margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Paul, the first-term Kentucky senator, is at 15 percent.
  • Governor Walker jumps ahead of the pack in latest Fox News poll.

    04/10/2015 3:43:26 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 212 replies
    Walker 15 Bush 12 Carson 11 Cruz 10 Huckabee 10 Paul 9 Rubio 8 Christie 4 Perry 3 Santorum 2 Jindal 2 Kasich 1
  • Gov. Scott Walker heads to Europe on trade mission as he ramps up likely White House bid

    04/10/2015 9:10:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Gov. Scott Walker heads to Europe this week on a trade mission featuring private meetings with business and government representatives in Germany, France and Spain, as he ramps up for a likely bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The most high-profile event on Walker's itinerary comes Tuesday when he's slated to deliver a 15-minute speech titled "Opportunities for bilateral trade and investment" at the Hannover Messe trade show in Germany. That is the world's largest industrial fair, Walker's office said in the documents detailing the trip provided to The Associated Press. Walker's only other event that's open to...
  • Media Amnesia on Walker and Common Core

    04/10/2015 8:44:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/10/15 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    The argument that Scott Walker Supports Common Core is false A few months ago, I received the following Eblast (provided in italics) from another PAC supporting a different presidential candidate. Some of the information is misleading at best, and false to its core at worse: Dear Fellow Conservative: You’ve probably already heard of Common Core—the latest federal “education” program being rammed into local schools from coast to coast. Common Core is gaining more traction as a bad program, one which states have already rejected outright or opted out of altogether. Even New York State is pushing back against the further...
  • Walker: Legal Immigration Should Protect American Workers and Wages

    04/10/2015 4:36:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 10, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    "....... [VIDEO] "“Once you [secure the border] then you can talk about enforcing the laws by using an effective e-verify system for all employers, one that works for small businesses, farmers, and ranchers, and making sure that any legal immigration, no amnesty, any legal immigration system we go forward with is one that ultimately has to protect American workers and make sure that American wages are going up. That's the way we prosper for every hard working American in this country," Walker told Hannity. Walker is so far the first possible Republican presidential candidate to make the case the immigration...
  • Scott Walker bests Obama on Iran

    04/09/2015 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin - Right Turn
    "The president handed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a gift by telling him to “bone up” on foreign policy before criticizing the Iran deal. This is an administration in which a State Department spokeswoman tries to deflect a takedown of the Iran framework by two former secretaries of state by saying that they did not offer alternatives and that she saw “a lot of sort of big words and big thoughts.”...........Even when trying to seem sophisticated, the administration sounds foolish............So that’s what the administration has been up to. Meanwhile, Walker is growing more confident on foreign policy issues. In a Fox...
  • Scott Walker's 2015-17 Budget Proposal: What You Need to Know

    04/08/2015 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Maclver Institute ^ | April 8, 2015 | Matt Crumb and Nick Novak
    [internal links at source] [Madison, Wisc...] As the nicer weather approaches in Wisconsin, so does debate on the 2015-17 state budget. Gov. Scott Walker introduced his plan to lawmakers in February, and the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) held four public hearings around the state last month. Members of JFC will begin debating and voting on portions of the budget in the coming weeks. The full proposal is expected pass out of the budget-writing committee before Memorial Day, and the full legislature is expected to take up the budget bill in June. Every inch of Walker's proposal will get scrutinized...
  • Obama hammers Walker on foreign policy? Really?

    04/07/2015 4:11:57 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-07-15 | DrJohn
      The self-appointed king of all things has made clear he is displeased with the man democrats fear most- Scott Walker. Walker dared criticize Obama's Iran deal and Obama has lashed out at Walker: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker shouldn’t criticize the U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran until he’s had more time to “bone up” on foreign policy, President Obama said in an interview with NPR released Tuesday morning. Mr. Walker, a Republican and likely 2016 presidential candidate, has said he would undo this administration’s agreement with Iran on day one of his presidency. The preliminary Iran deal, struck last week,...
  • 'Furious 7' races to the top of the box office

    04/05/2015 8:44:09 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 April 2015 | AP
    “Furious 7″ raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend. That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” as well as marks the highest grossing kick-off for any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top ten openings in history. Audiences flocked to see star Paul Walker in one of his final roles. The actor died in a 2013 car crash at the age of 40 and his...
  • What are the individual strengths of Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul?

    04/03/2015 9:45:50 AM PDT · by pinochet · 60 replies
    1. Rand Paul is strong among libertarian Republicans and anti-war isolationists on foreign policy. 2. Ted Cruz is strong among pro-life evangelicals and those in favor of a hawkish interventionist foreign policy. He is also favored by those who see the elimination of Obama Care as a priority. 3. Scott Walker, as a governor, is favored by those who want someone with executive experience. He stood up against public sector unions, just like Reagan stood up against the air traffic controllers. The unions forced a recall election against Governor Walker but lost. Scott Walker is also favored among supporters of...
  • Fox News Poll: Walker jumps to top of GOP field, Clinton emails 'bad judgment'

    04/03/2015 1:45:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2015 | Dana Blanton
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the new frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, while former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton easily maintains her lead among Democrats. And despite the personal email scandal, Clinton’s personal favorable number is still higher than the rest of the pack, according to the latest Fox News poll. Walker tops the field for the Republican nomination with 15 percent among self-identified GOP primary/caucus voters. He’s followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush who receives 12 percent, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 11 percent and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee each at...
  • South Carolina governor takes aim at union 'bullies' in Boeing labor vote

    04/02/2015 12:20:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | April 2, 2015 | Colleen Jenkins
    - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley considers the bid to unionize workers at Boeing Co's North Charleston plant a threat to one of her state's corporate crown jewels, and she is turning to radio, speeches and social media to denounce the campaign. "We don't need their bully middleman tactics between our associates and their employer," she wrote on Twitter last month. It was a message in keeping with Haley's previous declarations that she is a "union buster" who wears high heels to kick out organized labor "thugs" seeking to gain a foothold in the state. The April 22 union vote...
  • Scott Walker pledges to 'push back' on Obamacare [ethanol, other regs and mandates phased out)

    04/02/2015 1:46:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 1, 2015 | Patrick Marley
    Brookfield— Speaking before a conservative audience Wednesday, Gov. Scott Walker suggested he would not allow Wisconsin to set up a health care exchange if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a portion of Obamacare. "We're going to push back," the likely Republican presidential candidate said of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. "This president of the United States — they've got to come up with a solution....They're going to try to put the pressure on us but we need to put the pressure right back on them." Walker spoke at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts as...
  • Walker, Bush lead RCP Poll Averages

    04/01/2015 9:51:53 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Thru 3/31/2015 | RCP
    Latest Poll PPD (D) 3/26 - 3/31 Walker-------20 Bush---------17 Cruz---------16 Paul---------10 Carson-------10 Huckabee------6 Christie------4 Rubio---------6 Perry---------3 Santorum------x Jindal--------x Kasich--------x RCP Averages of all polls through 3/31/2015 Walker-------17.3 Bush---------17.0 Paul----------8.8 Carson--------8.8 Huckabee------8.5 Cruz----------7.5 Christie------6.3 Rubio---------5.8 Perry---------2.8 Santorum------1.7 Jindal--------1.5 Kasich--------1.5
  • Will Scott Walker Announce for President Today?

    04/01/2015 7:27:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    P.J. Tattler ^ | April 1, 2015
    The Wisconsin governor has just promised a big announcement for 10 a.m. Central Daylight Time: Scott Walker ‏@ScottWalker 5m5 minutes ago Big announcement coming up at 10:00AM CT. Signup to hear the news first: http://hubs.ly/y0G20x0 – SKW #Forward If so, he would be the second declared candidate for the GOP nomination, along with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Two good, strong conservatives who know how to take the fight to the enemy and to their own party, when need be. More, please.
  • WALKER TOUGHENS IMMIGRATION POSITION AFTER SETBACKS

    03/29/2015 11:11:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 188 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    After some setbacks over the past several weeks, top aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tell Breitbart News that he’s toughening up his immigration position as he learns more about the issue. “He’s for border security first, enforce the laws on the books, fix legal immigration system with national interest in mind and then deal with those here,” Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said in an email. Kukowski’s comments to Breitbart News come after a trip Walker took on Friday to the border with Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. A lot depends on what the governor means by a: “legal immigration...
  • Scott Walker suggests being an Eagle Scout has prepared him to be commander in chief

    03/27/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Capital Times - Your Progressive Voice ^ | March 27. 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    The Boy Scout Motto is "Be Prepared." Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a teen, has taken that motto seriously. His Eagle Scout status has him so prepared, he indicated this week, he's ready to serve as commander in chief of the U.S. military. The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate spoke on Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Phoenix, Arizona. The event was closed to press, but video of Walker's conversation with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt was recorded by the opposition research group American Bridge and released by the...
  • Gov. Scott Walker's Immigration Stance at Center of Dispute

    03/27/2015 9:19:57 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 29 replies
    The two-term governor has consistently opposed what he calls "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally, but his definition of amnesty has evolved. In a recent closed-door meeting with top New Hampshire Republicans, Walker said such immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country legally. That's according to New Hampshire GOP chair Jennifer Horn, who organized the meeting and challenged a Thursday report in The Wall Street Journal that Walker said he supported giving such immigrants a pathway to citizenship. "I specifically asked a follow-up question on the immigration reform issue, where he very clearly identified he was advocating...
  • Steel cage match: Scott Walker v. Ted Cruz (Reader Poll)

    03/27/2015 6:13:57 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    LI (Legal Innsurection) ^ | March 22, 2015 at 7:31pm | William A. Jacobson
    The race is on.Scott Walker is expected by everyone to run for President, and already has formed an exploratory committee.Ted Cruz is set to announce on Monday that he’s running, skipping the exploratory stage.These are two Legal Insurrection favorites based on prior polling, so let’s see how it sorts out.Steel Cage match up. Only one exits this poll standing.If Scott Walker and Ted Cruz were the only choices, who would you choose?Poll Open until Midnight (Pacific Time) on Monday, March 23, 2015For President: Scott Walker or Ted Cruz? (Poll Closed) Scott Walker 36.43% (1,379 votes)Ted Cruz 63.57% (2,406 votes)Total Votes:...
  • Is Scott Walker done?

    03/27/2015 5:44:04 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/27/15 | newsmachete
    I've taken a lot of heat for reporting on the many, many inconsistencies and "evolutions" in Scott Walker's positions, but I think Walker has finally broken an egg that can't be re-shelled. He reportedly endorsed amnesty not six years ago, not two years ago, but two weeks ago, in a private group dinner: ... during the March 13 New Hampshire dinner, organized by New Hampshire Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn at the Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford, Mr. Walker said undocumented immigrants shouldn’t be deported, and he mocked 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s suggestion that they would “self-deport,” according to...
  • Walker Denies Remarks Indicating Change in Immigration Stance

    03/26/2015 11:48:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jason Horowitz and Patrick Healy
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a possible candidate for president in 2016, told a private gathering of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he supported a pathway to legal status — but not citizenship — for undocumented immigrants in the United States, according to the chairwoman of the state’s Republican Party. The chairwoman, Jennifer Horn, described Mr. Walker’s statements on Thursday after The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post reported that Mr. Walker had endorsed eventual citizenship for those immigrants, which many Republicans oppose. A spokeswoman for Mr. Walker, Kirsten Kukowski, disputed those reports about Mr. Walker embracing a...
  • Walker’s Flip-Flop-Flip on Amnesty?

    03/26/2015 5:06:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | March 26, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    The Wall Street Journal’s Reid Epstein is up with a report that, if true — and it is well sourced — will prove very troubling for Scott Walker on the campaign trail. Epstein writes that Walker “told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible for citizenship.” That conflicts with statements the governor made as recently as three weeks ago that, in a reversal of his previously held position, he no longer supports comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path...
  • Scott Walker Shifts Stance on Immigration at Private Dinner (Back to Pro-Amnesty)

    03/26/2015 12:10:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible for citizenship, a position at odds with his previous public statements on the matter.
  • Another voice: When Republicans flip-flop and embrace government mandates [EveryBody but Cruz]

    03/26/2015 12:06:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Chron ^ | March 25, 2015
    If the presidential election process didn’t begin in Iowa, ethanol would likely be a memory. For example, the Wall Street Journal reports that former Governor Rick Perry once unsuccessfully sought a federal waiver from the mandate to include ethanol in gasoline, claiming it had a negative economic impact.But because the election process begins in Iowa, where nearly half of the corn grown is converted to ethanol, most Republican candidates, who make a career of denouncing government mandates and crony capitalism, have come to embrace the ethanol mandate—even as they decry the Obamacare mandate forcing Americans to have health insurance and...
  • New Poll has Gov. Scott Walker Opening Up Large Lead in 2016 Iowa GOP Caucus Race – 3/24/15

    03/26/2015 11:29:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 26, 2015
    Gov. Scott Walker has opened up a large lead in the battle for the 2016 Iowa GOP Caucuses, according to a new poll from Opinion Savvy. Walker holds a 15-point lead, more than doubling the support of his nearest competitor, Dr. Ben Carson: 2016 IOWA GOP CAUCUS POLL – Opinion Savvy (3/24/15) Scott Walker 29% Ben Carson 14% Jeb Bush 12% Mike Huckabee 11% Ted Cruz 7% Rand Paul 5% Marco Rubio 5% Chris Christie 5% Donald Trump 3% No opinion/Other candidate: 9.7% Walker now has a 7.6 point lead in our average of 2016 Iowa Caucus Polls.
  • Walker’s “Think Locally, Act Globally” Standard of Foreign Policy Experience [Kilgore Slams Palin]

    03/26/2015 11:15:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    Conservative gabber Hugh Hewitt interviewed Scott Walker on foreign policy issues yesterday, and the ensuing headlines involved Walker’s commitment to nullify any U.S.-Iran nuclear deal “on day one” if he is elected. But a different item caught my attention: the Wisconsin governor seems to be side-swiping his Republican rivals in his rather unorthodox claim that only someone with executive experience can be trusted to know his ass from page eight on foreign policy and national security issues. Speaking of Obama, he said: [T]he unfortunate reality is this is what happens when you put someone in office who’s never led before....
  • Jim Talent to Scott Walker's team

    03/26/2015 10:45:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    KWCH 12 ^ | March 26, 2015 | Erin McPike
    Former Sen. Jim Talent, R-Missouri, is joining Scott Walker's nascent presidential campaign as a leading adviser on foreign policy and defense, sources familiar with the move and Talent told CNN.... It's a big get for the Wisconsin governor as he draws up a campaign plan and team: In the coming election cycle, foreign policy figures are expected to loom especially large given the increased frequency of threats brought by ISIS and other terrorist groups. Talent was a foreign policy adviser to both of Mitt Romney's presidential bids, and nearly every major potential GOP hopeful this cycle has courted him. Talent...
  • Are we serious about fighting Islamic fundamentalists or not?

    03/26/2015 6:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    The news brings us a daily reminder of why the Obama administration is inept and lacking in basic common sense when it comes to its most important tasks: defeating the Islamic State and keeping Iran from getting nuclear weapons and dominating the region. The last, I think it is clear, is not even a problem to be addressed. The administration appears content to work in tandem with Iran in Iraq, let the Houthis depose the elected government in Yemen (where they have, according to news reports, looted intelligence files “exposing names of informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism operations”), leave...
  • Scott Walker on Bowe Bergdahl: They knew about this when they put lives at risk to rescue him

    03/26/2015 4:48:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    ....“When I think about this desertion charge, the thing that gets me the most frustrated is this administration gave up five Taliban, five Taliban for this guy, and I can’t, I mean, logic tells you all this information that they’re bringing against the sergeant now isn’t something that just happened since then,” Mr. Walker told radio host Hugh Hewitt. “This is stuff they knew about when they put American soldiers’ lives at risk to try and rescue him. And they gave up five Taliban leaders in return for a guy who now is going to be charged.” Sgt. Bergdahl was...
  • Jennifer Rubin: Let Rand Paul and Ted Cruz duke it out

    03/25/2015 9:55:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | March 25, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Somewhere former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are having a good laugh. “The onetime friendship between Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul has grown frosty as they both vie to become the leading conservative in the 2016 GOP presidential primary,” the Hill reports. “The Kentucky senator stepped on his Texas colleague’s campaign rollout this week by questioning his electability, a move that Cruz’s allies saw as a deliberate attempt to distract from his message.” Well, duh. This is a contest after all. Did Cruz expect his opponents to lay off? Paul says Cruz has no appeal...
  • Secret $1.5 million donation from Wisconsin billionaire uncovered in Scott Walker dark-money probe

    03/25/2015 5:57:13 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 69 replies
    yahoo news ^ | March 23, 2015 | Michael Isikoff
    John Menard Jr. is widely known as the richest man in Wisconsin. A tough-minded, staunchly conservative 75-year-old billionaire, he owns a highly profitable chain of hardware stores throughout the Midwest. He’s also famously publicity-shy — rarely speaking in public or giving interviews. So a little more than three years ago, when Menard wanted to back Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — and help advance his pro-business agenda — he found the perfect way to do so without attracting any attention: He wrote more than $1.5 million in checks to a pro-Walker political advocacy group that pledged to keep its donors secret,...
  • Amish family facing court-ordered eviction from Wisconsin home (UN Agenda 21 zoning laws)

    03/24/2015 7:40:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/24/2015 | Valerie Richardson
    An Amish family faces eviction from their home after being found in contempt of court for refusing to comply with building codes on the grounds that doing so would violate the religious community’s ban on modern technology. At a Monday hearing, a Circuit Court judge ordered the Eau Claire County sheriff’s office to evict Amos and Vera Borntreger, a farming couple with four children under the age of six, from their home in the Old Order Amish community of Fairchild, Wisconsin.
  • Glenn Beck Asks Ted Cruz To Go Easy On Rand Paul And Scott Walker

    03/24/2015 12:38:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/24/2015 | Betsy Rothstein
    <p>I use the word “interview” loosely because it was light on journalistic questions and more like a crazy personal plea from Beck for Cruz to not fuck things up for the other Republican candidates (read: more viable candidates) that Beck would really like to see advance in the race.</p>
  • NRA disputes report that questions if Scott Walker is 'pure' on gun rights

    03/23/2015 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Bloomberg Politics is drawing fire from the National Rifle Association over a recent story claiming there is a potential rift between likely presidential candidate Scott Walker and the Second Amendment advocacy group. A recent Bloomberg Politics article floated the idea that Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate as well as a favorite of gun rights activists, may not be as "pure" as other White House GOP hopefuls, citing a 1995 bill that failed in the Badger State's legislature. The NRA also says Bloomberg's reporter failed to contact the group for comment. "Now that Walker is preparing to...