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  • WI: Governor Walker Signs Constitutional Carry for Knives

    02/07/2016 3:27:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife Rights and Wisconsin Force worked together to pass a significant reform of antiquated knife laws in Wisconsin. Wisconsin knife laws date back to the muckraker days, when the media was able to pass nonsensical laws based on "trendy", "progressive", emotional notions rather than on common sense, or any consideration for the the Constitution. Wisconsin’s silly and dangerous switchblade ban dates to 1956. It has been used to fine, convict and incarcerate hundreds, if not thousands of people who were only exercising their Second Amendment rights.In 1998, Wisconsin finally finished the arduous process to pass a right to keep and...
  • Rand Paul is a True Republican

    02/03/2016 8:55:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    I've knocked around Rand Paul quite a lot over the last year-plus, and I think most or all if it was well-deserved (I've also, it should be noted, praised him a few times as well, when he deserved it). But Paul's decision to drop out of the race today (before New Hampshire) in order to help unify the party to defeat Trump, shows that he, like Scott Walker, is a true Republican who believes in conservative principles, and for that he should be commended. See, there are two types of people who call themselves Republicans. The first are those who...
  • Hillary's email scandal now potentially a matter of high treason

    01/28/2016 7:21:27 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    Memories of the Walker family spy ring and British double agent Kim Philby could be resurrected if a new angle of the FBI investigation works toward its logical conclusion. Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports that the FBI is going directly to the intelligence agencies that generated the assessments to determine the original classification level. The investigators "will go directly to depose specific individuals in agencies who generated the highly classified materials." This is the prudent and smart thing to do in order to get specifics on the classification authority and to compare original documents with those that were stripped...
  • Gov. Walker still gives edge to Cruz in Iowa

    01/25/2016 10:03:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 156 replies
    WKOW - Madison, Wis ^ | January 25, 2016 | Greg Neumann
    FENNIMORE (WKOW) -- Despite polls showing billionaire businessman Donald Trump leading the Republican presidential race in Iowa, Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) feels Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has an edge in the Hawkeye State. Iowa voters will caucus next Monday night in a race seen as pivotal to Sen. Cruz's chances for the GOP nomination. In past month, Trump has gone from trailing Sen. Cruz to leading him by six points in an average of recent polls. But Gov. Walker agrees with many experts who believe Cruz still has an advantage, because of the ground game he's set up in Iowa...
  • Martin Luther King: The Story Behind His "I Have A Dream Speech"

    01/18/2016 9:04:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 18, 2016 | Gary Younge
    The night before the March on Washington, on 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King asked his aides for advice about the next day's speech. "Don't use the lines about 'I have a dream', his adviser Wyatt Walker told him. "It's trite, it's cliche. You've used it too many times already."
  • Trump Boosted By Midwest Democratic Party-Switchers, So Racism, Sneers NY Times

    01/03/2016 12:58:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 3, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    New York real-estate developer Donald Trump has dominated the Republican nomination campaign for months -- but his strongest support doesn't come from any of the organized blocs in the Republican party. He polls well among conservative and evangelical voters, to be sure, running competitively against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with these voters. He draws considerable support, also, from self-identified "liberal"or "moderate" Republicans. In fact, in the latest Quinnipiac poll, his biggest polling margin against his GOP rivals was among moderate and liberal Republicans. But his strongest support comes from Republicans who used to be Democrats, according to new polling analysis...
  • NPR host who used ‘schlonged’ on the air explains the term

    12/24/2015 4:32:04 AM PST · by Drango · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/15 | Callum Borchers
    see link Conan, semi-retired ... tells me that as far as he knows the term is meant to connote genitalia. And he doesn’t think his usage makes Trump’s okay.
  • Does being 'Schlonged' make Hillary a 'Bimbo Eruption?'

    12/24/2015 4:01:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/15 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    **SNIP** But then again, the truth is that, especially when dealing with a "brazen genius" like Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton could use a pantsuit leg up. That's why being a perpetually-offended woman might be a powerful weapon in 2016. In fact, a shrewd calculation may be the reason Hillary conveniently forgot to mention that her husband, based solely on his reputation as an adulterous fornicator, earned a starring role in an ISIS propaganda/recruitment video. Instead, the woman who habitually gets her video stories confused insisted at the last Democratic debate that anti-Muslim videos starring Donald Trump were...
  • CNN Anchor Ends Segment Early After Guest Says Bill Clinton Turned Monica Lewinsky ‘Into A Humidor

    12/23/2015 1:22:21 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:47 PM 12/22/2015 | Steve Guest
    Turned Monica Lewinsky 'Into A Humidor' [VIDEO] Political commentator Kurt Schlichter argued that with Hillary Clinton's enabling, Bill Clinton was able to turn "the Oval Office into a frat house and his intern into a humidor." Tuesday on CNN Newsroom hosted by CNN anchor Don Lemon, guests Terra Grant and Schlicher were discussing Donald Trump's comment that Barack Obama "schlonged" Hillary Clinton in 2008. When Schlichter kept bringing up Bill past sexual history, Lemon ended the interview early. Lemon asked Schlichter if it was appropriate for Trump to suggest Obama "schlonged" Hillary and Schlichter explained, "Don, it's going to take...
  • Politico Performs Deep 'Schlong' Analysis

    12/23/2015 8:20:15 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how much did Ben Zimmer chuckle while writing this "schlong" analysis for Politico? Well, no matter how much he was laughing, he did manage to write in a serious tone on the subject...which made it come off even funnier than was probably intended. At first Zimmer slams Donald Trump for his use of the term "schlonged" but ends up exonerating him when other examples of the slang word being used as a synonym for "defeat" were found.
  • These are the drunkest, horniest, most well-endowed places on Earth

    12/23/2015 4:24:19 AM PST · by Labyrinthos · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2015
    These are the drunkest, horniest, most well-endowed places on Earth
  • After Action: Donald Trump Rally Grand Rapids Michigan

    12/22/2015 9:30:14 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 49 replies
    Anatomy of a Donald J Trump Rally 2 days prior I Googled “Donald Trump Grand Rapids” and found the reservation sight. Tickets are free parking was 5$, some parked locally and walked Protesters (Idiots) on the corner at entrance of parking, standing in the cold rain (ha ha!) Line moves fast No umbrellas or signs allowed inside, wall just outside used to leave for retrieval 6 airport like metal detectors manned by secret service (pleasant), random wanding Long line at the concessions inside Elephant Ears, Frozen Lemonade, Dogs/Drinks Entered the venue 1.5 hours before Trump spoke, about the right time...
  • Hillary Is the Islamic State's Best Recruitment Tool

    12/23/2015 6:17:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    During the little-watched pre-Christmas Democratic debate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of being the Islamic State group's chief recruiter. Relying on her penchant for blaming videos for Islamic evil, she stated that the Islamic State is "showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists." Well, no. The Islamic State's videos -- the ones that actually exist, not the ones Clinton makes up in her fevered imagination during debate pee breaks -- show that the group uses three main themes in its recruitment. First, it talks about Islamic prophecy....
  • Clinton Campaign Walks Back Her Claim That Trump Was Featured in ISIS Recruitment Videos

    12/20/2015 8:47:08 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 104 replies
    nymag.com ^ | Dec 20, 2015
    In Saturday night's 3rd Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton sought to emphasize her line that Donald Trump has become "ISIS's best recruiter" by suggesting that the extremist group was using Trump in their recruiting videos, a claim which has now been widely discredited by fact-checkers and ISIS experts, and which prompted Trump to call Clinton a liar on the Sunday morning talk-show circuit. As a result, Sunday morning also saw Clinton campaign manager John Podesta and spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri work to walk Clinton's statement back. Appearing on ABC's This Week, Palmieri said that Clinton "didn't have a particular video in mind"
  • Donald Trump: 'I Will Demand An Apology From Hillary'

    12/21/2015 4:59:06 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    today.com ^ | December 21, 2015
    Donald Trump says he wants Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to apologize for claiming that he was "becoming ISIS's best recruiter." "I will demand an apology from Hillary. She should apologize," he told TODAY's Matt Lauer on Monday. "She lies about emails, she lies about Whitewater, she lies about everything. She will be a disaster about everything as president of the United States." Over the weekend, Trump fired back at his Democratic rival for claiming that Trump was "becoming ISIS's best recruiter," saying Islamic extremists were using Trump's comments about Muslims and Islam as a recruiting tool.
  • Clinton Camp Responds To Trump's 'Schlonged' Remark

    12/22/2015 7:26:06 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 90 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2015
    Hillary Clinton's campaign acknowledged the current hubbub around Trump's use of the word "schlonged" to describe her defeat to Barack Obama in the 2008 election, by calling on "everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflicts on all women" to respond to Trump, via tweet by campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri.
  • Washington Post: Donald Trump's 'schlonged': A linguistic investigation

    12/22/2015 4:28:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    In a long campaign that's far from over, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton - former first lady, former U.S. senator, former secretary of state, woman = "got schlonged" in her 2008 primary run might be considered just another insult from a tycoon-turned-politician eager for the spotlight. Trump, after all, has been down in the dirt slinging mud before, calling Rosie O'Donnell a "fat pig" and a "slob" and making comments that certainly seemed critical of Megyn Kelly's menstrual cycle. But there was something different about "schlonged." Sure, it was sexist - especially...
  • If You Care About Trump’s ‘Schlonged’ Comment, You’re a Dumb Schmuck

    12/22/2015 7:08:21 PM PST · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-22-2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Here's what Trump said. "Everything that's been involved in Hillary has been losses," Trump averred. "Even her race to Obama, she was going to beat Obama. I don't know who'd be worse. I don't know. How does it get worse? She was favored to win and she got schlonged." Schlong, of course, is Yiddish for penis. So she got reamed. Or screwed. Or any other plethora of English-language equivalents. But no, Trump's vulgarity is suddenly the talk of the town. Not Hillary's lies about Trump appearing ISIS promotional videos. The fact that Hillary Clinton must face down that awful sexist...
  • Trump played a clever trick when he called Clinton’s bathroom visit ‘disgusting’

    12/22/2015 9:48:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | December 22, 2015 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    On Monday night, Donald Trump made his latest polarizing comment, saying it was “too disgusting” to talk about Hillary Clinton’s use of the bathroom during the last Democratic debate and that she had got “schlonged” by Barack Obama when she lost to him in the 2008 Democratic primary. Trump was surely talking off-the-cuff in his usual style — and the comments were criticized as offensive and sexist — but it was another example of his mastery in exploiting the psychological biases of conservatives who see much to dislike in today’s society and express support for Trump in the polls. In...
  • ‘That’s Not True’: Dems TERRIFIED By Black Woman’s Remarks At Trump Rally

    On Tuesday, presidential hopeful Donald Trump held a rally in Michigan, and over 10,000 people attended, including women from all walks of life. But one black woman in particular spoke up, and what she had to say is beyond terrifying for the Democrats going into election season. If you follow the mainstream media, you know the current narrative is that women, especially minority women, wouldn’t ever vote for The Donald because of his “rampant sexism” combined with “racist rhetoric.” But, apparently, that’s not the case, as a video taken by the American Mirror shows.
  • Donald, don't you dare apologize for saying Hillary got "schlonged"

    12/22/2015 10:31:29 AM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-22-15 | DrJohn
    Recently both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have made statements that give one pause. How they've been taken and the manner in which they've been addressed is really entertaining. Trump made the statement that thousands of Muslims in Jersey City celebrated the collapse of the Twin Towers: "Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," the billionaire businessman and former Atlantic City casino tycoon said during a rally Saturday night in Birmingham, Ala., according to video of his speech. "And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building...
  • Donald Trump’s ‘schlonged': A linguistic investigation

    12/22/2015 9:56:17 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 82 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    In a long campaign thats far from over, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumps comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton, former first lady, former U.S. senator, former secretary of state, woman — got schlonged in her 2008 primary run might be considered just another insult. Trump, after all, has been down in the dirt slinging mud before, calling Rosie O’Donnell a fat pig and a slob and making comments that certainly seemed critical of Megyn Kelly’s menstrual cycle. But there was something different about schlonged. Sure, it was sexist — especially given Trumps general disapproval of Clintons bathroom use...
  • Donald Trump to Campaign in Grand Rapids Next Week (Michigan)

    12/14/2015 6:08:08 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    WILX 10.com ^ | Posted: Mon 8:39 PM, Dec 14, 2015
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is planning to campaign in Michigan next week. The billionaire real estate developer has scheduled a Dec. 21 event at the DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center in Grand Rapids, according to his campaign website. The event is free people who register in advance on Trump's website. http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/Donald-Trump-to-Campaign-in-Grand-Rapids-Next-Week--362075791.html
  • Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton 'got schlonged' in 2008

    12/21/2015 10:10:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN)Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton in vulgar terms Monday night, saying that her bathroom break during the last Democratic debate was just too "disgusting" to talk about and then stating she "got schlonged" by Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race.
  • Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton ‘Disgusting’ For Using The Restroom During A Debate

    12/21/2015 7:10:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 122 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 21, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton ‘Disgusting’ For Using The Restroom During A Debate By Jenna Johnson December 21 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump remarked on Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton's brief absence from the debate stage on Dec. 19 saying, "Where did she go? I thought she quit." GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Donald Trump launched an aggressive attack on Hillary Clinton on Monday night, saying she was "disgusting" for using the restroom during the latest Democratic debate and that she was "schlonged" by a male political opponent. Standing before a crowd of 7,500, Trump recounted how the Democratic debate on...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump in Grand Rapids, MI

    12/21/2015 3:25:17 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 221 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 12-21-15 | Donald Trump
    Last Trump stump for a whole week! GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, MI at Deltaplex Arena tonight. Event begins 7:30 EST. Add any other live streams please! http://rsbn.tv/watch-live-donald-trump-holds-rally-in-grand-rapids-mi/ shift.msnbc.com abcnews.go.com PROBABLY
  • Donald Trump Speech at Grand Rapids, Michigan Rally, Mon. Dec. 21, 2015

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  • Trump draws record DeltaPlex crowd: 'We love Michigan'

    12/21/2015 8:29:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    Fox 17 ^ | December 21, 2015 10:41pm | Josh Sidorowicz
    WALKER, Mich.- A record-setting crowd packed into the DeltaPlex Monday night to see Republican front runner Donald Trump take the stage. "We love Michigan, we love it!" Trump said as he first entered the arena for his first campaign stop in West Michigan and second in the state since announcing his presidential run. ... At least 10 people were escorted out of the building by security during the hour-long speech for heckling Trump, shouting various and usually inaudible things at the candidate. Trump didn't miss a beat, calling the protesters sad and staged. ... Expectedly, Trump also hit hard against...
  • Walker yet to sign GAB overhaul bill (WI)

    12/01/2015 7:32:01 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 12-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 294 of 292 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wis. — More than two weeks after the Assembly finalized passage of a bill that would dismantle the state’s rogue political speech regulator, Gov. Scott Walker has yet to sign the legislation into law. And it’s not clear when he will do so. “I don’t have an update beyond what I have previously provided, which is that he will review this legislation and supports overall reform of the Government Accountability Board to provide a replacement that is fair, transparent, and accountable to Wisconsinites,” Walker press secretary Laurel Patrick told...
  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/20/2015 11:30:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 494 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As has been made abundantly clear by his incessant mewling and pathetically thin skin, Donald J. Trump is not in fact an unwaveringly resolute tough guy of the type you would hope to find standing next to you in the trenches, but an insecure attention seeker who cannot help but pander to his audiences' prejudices. In the past few days, Trump has been asked variously whether, if elected, he would use his power to close mosques; whether he believes that Muslims should be registered in a special government database; and whether or not it would be a good idea to...
  • Rush Rips "Hatchet Job",On Trump By "Low-Rent Reporter" :"This Isn't Going Hurt Trump"

    11/20/2015 12:44:04 PM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On his Friday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh reacted to a question posed to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump by Yahoo News’ Hunter Walker about an alleged database for Muslims in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks on Paris.
  • How Jeff Sessions Has Shaped the 2016 Race

    11/18/2015 2:10:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | November 18, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    When Ted Cruz argued in the most recent Republican debate that the ongoing flow of immigrants into the country will "drive down the wages" of millions of Americans, it was a departure for him. Cruz has long supported higher levels of legal immigration. When he cited concerns over wages and subsequently backtracked on increasing the levels of guest workers and legal immigrants, many saw a new policy intended to appeal to Republican grass roots, but also the influence of the Senate's foremost immigration hawk. The controversial argument that immigrants, both legal and illegal, are depressing the wages of the lower...
  • Ted Cruz releases immigration plan: Suspend issuance of H-1B visas for six months,

    11/13/2015 7:24:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I can't possibly summarize the whole thing, as there's lots of detail. You should read it yourself, with the promise that you'll find plenty to like. Border wall? Check. Biometric screening system at points of entry? Check. An end to sanctuary cities? Checkity check. Criminalizing visa overstays? Yep, that too. Strengthening E-Verify? Oh yeah. Nary an enforcement mechanism is left unmentioned. But it's not the provisions on illegal immigration that people are buzzing about on social media. It's what Cruz has to say about legal immigration. Isn't he the guy who called for vastly expanding the cap on H-1B visas...
  • Scott Walker is a diminished figure — except in the state he governs

    11/10/2015 7:23:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2015 | David Weigel
    WAUKESHA, Wis. — Scott Walker was just miles away from home, standing in front of a dozen probing cameras meant for someone else. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush — who, unlike Walker, is still a candidate for president — had brought the press corps to a Spanish-language school that had just launched an 88-student charter program. It was Walker’s program — “it’s about expanding education choices for every family in the state” — but he credited Bush for the inspiration, and Bush returned the favor. “It isn’t the easiest thing in the world to take on entrenched interests,” Bush said....
  • Scott Walker To Appear With Jeb Bush

    11/09/2015 11:35:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | 11/09/15 | Justin Duckham
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R), who dropped out of the 2016 race in late September, will appear alongside his former primary rival Jeb Bush on Monday afternoon. Walker and the former Florida Governor will be joined by private and charter school students for an event touting the importance of school choice. It will be hosted by Hispanics for School Choice at La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The joint appearance marks the first time that Walker has shared the stage with a 2016 candidate since leaving the race. The press release put forward by the Bush campaign does not...
  • Top Walker strategist joins Cruz's campaign

    11/06/2015 5:20:40 PM PST · by VinL · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/6/15 | Theodore Schleifer
    <p>A former top adviser to Scott Walker has joined former rival Ted Cruz's campaign, the latest move by Cruz to bring Walker's biggest backers into his fold.</p> <p>David Polyansky, a senior strategist for Walker in Iowa -- a state where Walker led for most of his campaign before his rapid fall this summer -- has joined Cruz's bid in a top role, he said Friday. Polyansky will work out of the campaign's headquarters in Houston, where he also lives, and advise the campaign on policy and communications.</p>
  • Ted Cruz adds billionaire backer to presidential campaign

    10/26/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by VinL · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/25/15 | Julie Bykowitz
    Ted Cruz's campaign for president says he has picked up the backing of a billionaire from the state, as well as its lieutenant governor. Darwin Deason, a technology entrepreneur, and his son, Doug, say they support Cruz. They had given millions of dollars to the 2016 efforts of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who ended his candidacy last month. Also coming into the Cruz fold is Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Patrick's backing of Cruz gives the Texas senator a powerful surrogate in a delegate-rich state where Republican primary voters go to the polls...
  • The Ultra-Reactionary Left

    10/24/2015 3:34:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-24-15 | Bruce Walker
    The left cares about nothing but power. All the noise it makes about "change" and "progress" and "revolutions" is just that: noise. The very last thing leftists want is any change that would cost them power, prestige and wealth. The left is ultra-reactionary. Orwell grasped this well in the prevailing ideology of Oceania, which was "Insoc," or "English Socialism." History changed every day so that no one could reflect, and language was maimed so that no one could think. Oceania was filled with angry militants demanding radical action, but, of course, all the fury of these robotic cadres had no...
  • When Donald Trump Quits

    10/18/2015 10:08:33 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | 1 | Ben Schreckinger
    The GOP pack leader promises to stay in the 2016 race because he NEVER gives up. But his business deals show a knack for spotting a coming decline. After sending mixed signals about what might drive him to withdraw from the presidential race, Donald Trump settled on a definitive answer last month: Im never dropping out. The next day, he tweeted, Im leading big in every poll and we are going to WIN! Remember, Trump NEVER gives up! But, like many successful businessmen, the real estate developer and GOP pack leaderwho often espouses his disdain for losersdoes not see every...
  • How Scott Walker spent $90,000 a day to lose an election

    10/18/2015 2:55:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    When Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race late last month because he could no longer afford to continue, many of his fundraisers and supporters were stunned. They couldn't believe the candidate had burned through so much money so quickly.
  • Gov. Walker; Trump Can Win The Nomination

    10/14/2015 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Neil Munro
    Donald Trump can win the GOPs 2016 nomination unless the crowded GOP field consolidates around a rival, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker admitted Wednesday. Yeh its possible that Trump can win, Walker told Wisconsins 620 WTMJ.
  • Cruz to sub for Walker at Family Foundation gala

    10/10/2015 11:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2015 | Andrew Cain
    Another 2016 hopeful, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has stepped in for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the headline speaker for the Family Foundation of Virginia's annual gala Nov. 14 in Richmond. Walker was slated to headline the organization's 30th annual gala at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, but he announced Sept. 21 that he was dropping out of the presidential contest. Cruz also addressed The Family Foundation's annual gala in October 2013. This time his father, the Rev. Rafael Cruz, will join the senator and will discuss the importance of family and fatherhood. During his March 23 presidential campaign announcement...
  • Walker says Zoo Interchange savings could keep other projects on track (WI)

    10/08/2015 11:47:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-8-15 | Jason Stein
    Stoughton Gov. Scott Walker Thursday promised savings on the massive Zoo Interchange project in Milwaukee and urged lawmakers to release $150 million in borrowing for road projects, saying together those two steps would be enough to keep at least five major highway projects from facing delays. In other remarks Thursday, Walker said that he could appoint a new justice to the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of this week and that he also favored clearer rules on which bathrooms can be used by transgender students in public schools. Walker's administration announced last week it was delaying the five...
  • GOP's Ted Cruz gets support from Nevada lawmaker Jim Wheeler, former Scott Walker co-chair

    10/06/2015 10:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Journal ^ | October 6, 2015 | The Associated Press
    CARSON CITY, Nevada Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is picking up an endorsement from a former member of Scott Walker's Nevada campaign team. The Texas senator's campaign announced this week that Republican Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler is backing him. Wheeler had served as co-chair of Walker's campaign until the Wisconsin governor dropped out of the race two weeks ago....
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court race could be referendum on Walker

    10/05/2015 8:15:36 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 5 replies
    madison.com ^ | 10/4/2015 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) The death of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks with 10 months left on his term could set up a spring election that's as much a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker as it is on who should serve on the state's highest court. Walker is considering appointing Rebecca Bradley, a state appeals court judge he's twice named to lower court openings and who already had conservative support in her previously announced run for Supreme Court. Two other candidates for the court, who also announced their plans to run before Crooks died, have not applied to be...
  • Scott Walkers Campaign Manager Rick Wiley Should Never, Ever, Work In Politics Again

    10/04/2015 11:42:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | September 23, 2015 | Scott McKay, publisher
    With the implosion of the Scott Walker campaign that culminated in his withdrawal from the race last week, were now in the autopsy stage. After all, Walker was at one time seen as the frontrunner in the race and the fairly obvious choice as a fusion candidate between the conservative grassroots and the business community/GOP establishment. Walker had all the ingredients the Republican Party usually looks for a fairly unassailably conservative record, and in his case pretty aggressively so, a history of fiscally conservative acts, not just deeds, a life story suggestive of economic and social mobility to show...
  • Scott Walker reminds us money can get you on the stage but if you cant sing you get the hook

    10/04/2015 10:25:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Like a significant number of conservatives I thought Scott Walker would be the right man to lead the Republican Party to victory next year. He seemed to have what it takes to fight Democrats and win even in a Blue State. His list of accomplishments impressed others as well. Then came the first Presidential Debate. Walkers performance was stunningly poor. Worse still was his disappearance in the second debate which cost him the support of 98% of his previous backers. In the first debate he was a silent crash dummy. In the second go-round Walker, the guy who had built...
  • Hot Air Primary Survey: October Results

    10/03/2015 11:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 3, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
    For the sixth time in a row, Hot Airs first choice winner for President is Ted Cruz, with 34.9% of the vote. Hes followed by Carly Fiorina (21.6%), Marco Rubio (18.3%), Donald Trump (16%) and at a surprising distance Ben Carson (3.1%.) Rubio and Fiorina have basically doubled their take from the last vote, while Carsons vote was cut in half. Trump lost a few points; Cruz remained steady. Over 2800 votes were cast.I think its notable that the survey was dominated by six candidates: Cruz, Fiorina, Rubio, Trump, Carson and Bobby Jindal. Ive color coded the candidates...
  • Rand Paul campaign: Around $2.5 million raised in 3rd quarter

    10/02/2015 10:34:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 1, 2015 | Athena Jones
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's campaign for president will announce in the coming days that it raised approximately $2.5 million in the third quarter and has $2 million cash on hand, Communications Director Sergio Gor said Thursday. That haul is just a fraction of the $20 million the campaign of retired brain surgeon Ben Carson says it is on track to post for the third quarter -- half of that money coming in in September alone. Paul's third quarter total is well under the $7 million the libertarian firebrand raised in the second quarter. Part of that money was transferred from...
  • Campaigns scramble to lock up Scott Walkers financial backers

    10/01/2015 8:53:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matea Gold
    In the wake of Scott Walker's exit from the 2016 race last week, Chart Westcott a major donor and fundraiser for the Wisconsin governor heard personally from four GOP presidential candidates. He spoke to the finance chairs for nearly every campaign and super PAC. And he got lobbied by local supporters of the various candidates. "It was intense," said Westcott, a Dallas-based biotech investor who bundled money for Walker and gave $200,000 to a super PAC supporting him. In the end, he decided to go with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. "I wanted somebody who would completely shake...