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  • Dem Rep.Gutierrez: "Speaker" Paul Ryan "Would Be Good" For GOP,House,Country

    10/09/2015 9:19:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) doesn’t want to be House Speaker because he would have to work with the “extreme” Republicans who want to take away the rights of gays, woman and minorities.
  • Obama administration linked to House-speakership blowup?

    10/08/2015 8:16:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct 2015
    The reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly pulled his name from the running for the job as House speaker Thursday may be exactly as he explained – his untoward comments attributing a political purpose to a House committee investigating Benghazi. Or it may have been something else – as speculation swirled on Thursday about an alleged affair with another member of Congress. And if that was the case, one report is suggesting people look to the Obama administration for a level of involvement. Because the trail could link back to the administration’s Department of Homeland Security.
  • Report: Boehner phones Paul Ryan, asks him to run for Speaker

    10/08/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 69 replies
    Hopefully that’s just a bluff Boehner is using to twist the arms of House conservatives who’d otherwise object to another center-right Speaker. Line up behind Ryan, Boehner is saying, or else I’ll stick around and make your lives even more miserable. What his leverage is in doing that isn’t immediately clear to me; wasn’t the whole reason he quit in the first place because he wasn’t sure he had the votes to survive the challenge being led by Rep. Mark Meadows to oust him? But maybe this little nudge will be enough to convince the Freedom Caucus to give Ryan...
  • Paul Ryan says 'I will not be a candidate' after Kevin McCarthy pulls out of Speaker race

    10/08/2015 11:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies ^ | 10/08/2015 | Bill Novak
    Powerful Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) stood firm on Thursday in his desire not to become the next Speaker of the House. Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked the GOP when he abruptly ended his candidacy to replace Speaker John Boehner. "While I am grateful for the encouragement I've received, I will not be a candidate," Ryan said. "I continue to believe I can best serve the country and this (Republican) conference as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee." CNN reported McCarthy was with his wife...
  • A closer look at Sen. Ron Johnson's re-election challenges(WI)

    10/08/2015 11:39:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-8-15 | Craig Gilbert
    To win a tough re-election race next year, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson needs one of two things to happen. He needs his party to carry Wisconsin for president, which hasn’t happened in 31 years. Or he needs to out-perform his party’s presidential nominee by a margin big enough to overcome a Republican loss at the top of the ticket. Either could happen, but past history and recent polling show why each scenario poses a challenge for the first-term GOP incumbent. Johnson trails Democratic challenger Russ Feingold by an average of 9 points in the last two statewide polls by the...
  • 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...
  • Auditions at Brookfield's Wilson Center may take singers to the Met (WI)

    10/08/2015 9:32:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Brookfield NOW ^ | 10-8-15 | Andrea Budde
    Music has the ability to take you places; to move you and inspire you. For participants in the Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, it is more than an opportunity to showcase their pipes; it can be an opportunity to gain attention within the ever-competitive singing arena. The Wisconsin District auditions co-director, Kathy Pyeatt, explained that the Wisconsin auditions are just the first step in the nationwide audition process. "The National Council started over 60 years ago as an offshoot of the Metropolitan Opera (in New York) to find talent for them," she said. Shortly thereafter, the council began...
  • You can see why so many are high on Rubio

    10/07/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not leading the race nationally or in any state polls. Yet many political onlookers are convinced he has the best chance to win the nomination. For reasons I have discussed elsewhere, that may be true, but it is too early to say. Aside from predicting the fall of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, on what is the Rubio rise predicated? There are at least a dozen factors: 1. He is the candidate most adept at fencing with the media. He turned ridiculous New York Times pieces on traffic tickets and a fishing boat into fundraising...
  • Employee At Hillary Server Company:'Covering Up Some Shady (bleep)

    10/07/2015 1:03:57 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 33 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/07/2015 | Sarah Fisher
    The company was told to reduce the data backed up from the server. Documents released on Tuesday show that an employee at the company who handled Hillary Clinton's email server "questioned if he was part of a coverup." “This whole thing really is covering up some shady s–t,” the employee said in an Aug. 19 company email obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The employees at Colorado-based Platte River Networks were alarmed after the Clinton folks ordered a reduction in the data that was stored when the firm conducted back...
  • Scott Walker reminds us money can get you on the stage but if you can’t 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. Walker’s 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...
  • "VA is Lying, Vets Are Dying" billboard displayed in Tomah

    10/04/2015 1:45:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WXOW-TV ^ | September 29, 2015 | Caroline Hecker, Multi-Media Journalist
    Drivers on I-94 passing by Tomah will now see a billboard that says "VA is Lying, Vets Are Dying," as part of a national campaign to bring awareness to alleged issues within the VA system. The group behind the billboards is called "VA is Lying," and multiple billboards, like the one in Tomah, have been displayed in places like Tampa and Minneapolis. Candace Baer-Delis lost her father at the Tomah VA in January and is a member of the group. Baer-Delis is from Marshfield and took part in the unveiling of the billboard on Monday. "It's a project that was...
  • Ron Johnson: U.S. ground troops needed in Syria (echos McCain and Graham)

    10/03/2015 7:06:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 10/2/15 | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he favors committing U.S. ground troops to a multinational military coalition that would enter Syria and create safe zones for refugees fleeing the war-torn nation. Johnson, a first-term Republican, spoke Friday at Madison-Kipp Corp. in Madison, at an event to mark Wisconsin Manufacturing Month. -snip- Johnson said he doesn’t know how many U.S. ground troops would be required for the effort. Russia’s recent involvement in the region may complicate it, he added. -snip- Johnson’s Syria stance puts him in line with other hawkish GOP senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain...
  • Marty Beil, Wisconsin Union Leader Who Lost Fight With Walker, Dies at 68

    10/03/2015 7:25:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-3-15
    Marty Beil, who as the longtime leader of the union that represented Wisconsin’s state employees was at the center of the fight in 2011 against Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, died on Thursday at his home in Mazomanie, Wis. He was 68. The cause has not been determined, his sister, Mickey Beil, said. To many, Mr. Beil was the face of the state employees union, an outspoken advocate of workers’ rights for more than 40 years. In the 2011 fight with Mr. Walker that he ultimately lost, Mr. Beil helped organize protests...
  • Scott Walker's presidential race exit might propel conservative agenda

    10/03/2015 3:09:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-2-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison— The collapse of Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign could actually propel conservative legislation in Wisconsin over the next several months. From ending all public money to Planned Parenthood to allowing state retailers to sell goods at cost or at a loss, lawmakers are considering proposals that conservatives have sought to pass in Wisconsin for years. Bills before the Legislature this fall could put new limits on biomedical research and remake the state's ethics and elections agency. The controversial bills could match scientists against activists opposed to abortion and big Wisconsin retailers like Kwik Trip of La Crosse against far...
  • Wisconsin Deer Hunter Fends off Wolves with Walther PK .380

    10/02/2015 6:34:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 104 replies
    American Hunter ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jon Draper
    On Sept. 23, Matthew Nellessen of Friendship, Wisc., an avid deer hunter and former U.S. Army sergeant who served with the 961st Engineers in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, was scouting a potential hunting area in the Colburn Wildlife Management Area of Adams County when he locked eyes with a wolf only 30 yards away. Acting on instinct he gained from military service, Nellessen immediately pulled his sidearm, a Walther PK .380, and chambered a round. That’s when things went from bad to worse. As he racked the slide, Nellessen noticed two more wolves approaching from the left. “It all...
  • Student brawl erupts at ‘Barack Obama’ high school in Milwaukee

    10/01/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies ^ | 10/1/15 | Kyle Olson
    A pregnant girl was rushed to the hospital after she was involved in a melee involving 30 to 40 students at a high school named in honor of President Obama. Milwaukee police descended on Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after getting calls that students were brawling....
  • GAB head asks lawmakers to delay overhaul of elections agency

    10/01/2015 12:30:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-30-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison— The head of the state's elections board has urged legislative leaders to slow down their plans to overhaul the agency, but top GOP lawmakers say they will unveil their restructuring plans next week. Gerald Nichol, chairman of the Government Accountability Board, in a letter to lawmakers raised concerns about restructuring the board 13 months before the high-turnout presidential election. His request to slow down fell on deaf ears. On Wednesday, aides to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said they reached a deal on the matter. They declined to provide details, saying they...
  • Still no word on GAB emails to left-leaning groups

    10/01/2015 12:38:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 9-30-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — Conservative targets of Wisconsin’s political John Doe investigation were still waiting Wednesday for a judge’s decision on whether the state Government Accountability Board must turn over communications it had with liberal political groups. Waukesha County Judge Lee Dreyfus Jr. was expected to rule two weeks ago, but the court doesn’t have Microsoft Outlook software, and the judge was unable to view the correspondence in question. Attorneys for the GAB have since sent the documents in PDF. Eddie Greim, attorney for conservative activist Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth, both plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging the...
  • Black mob violence at Barack Obama High School in Milwaukee: Code Red

    09/30/2015 10:21:57 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 27 replies
    Savages at play Barack Obama High School. The irony is, well....
  • John Kass: Scott Walker's parting shot leads to Marco Rubio

    09/28/2015 7:26:26 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 9-28-2015 | John Kass
    CHICAGO — Donald Trump wanted to kick him off the debate stage. Fox News ignored him. CNN limited his time, then called him a loser. Having been resoundingly Trumped, Gov. Scott Walker wants a “positive conservative” to emerge in the Republican race for president. But just who is this positive conservative Walker dreams of? Could it be Sen. Rand Paul, right on the Constitution, appealing to young voters but woefully lacking in good hair and TV game-show host charisma? Perhaps the angry Sen. Ted Cruz, whose formidable brain is overshadowed by a wide-eyed zeal that frightens children and political independents?...
  • George Will: Candidate Trump Will Soon Become One of the ‘Losers’ He Constantly Mocks

    09/28/2015 7:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | George Will
    America’s loopy Left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied the nomination are perhaps imprudent. And even Republicans who recoil from Donald Trump’s repulsiveness might want to defer the delicious pleasure of witnessing his apoplexy when he joins, as surely he will, the ranks of those he most despises — “losers.” In 2011, Bernie Sanders said “we’ve got some very, very serious problems” because the Founding Fathers bobbleheads sold at the...
  • George F. Will: 'Bobblehead campaign' has many bizarre turns to go

    09/23/2015 9:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Contra Costa Times ^ | September 23, 2015 | George F. Will
    America's loopy left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied the nomination are perhaps imprudent. And even Republicans who recoil from Donald Trump's repulsiveness might want to defer the delicious pleasure of witnessing his apoplexy when he joins, as surely he will, the ranks of those he most despises -- "losers." In 2011, Bernie Sanders said "we've got some very, very serious problems" because the Founding Fathers bobbleheads sold at the...
  • At World Meeting of Families, homosexuality dominates talk

    09/25/2015 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Smith
    He cited an online post he had seen from a 17-year-old gay Catholic. "The church has a lot to say about what I'm not supposed to do," the youth wrote. "But ... I couldn't find any church document (about) what a gay person is supposed to do with his life. I feel abandoned by the church." He said the church teaches much about the beauty of marriage, but then tells its gay members they "can't have this wonderful thing."
  • GOP Insiders: Jindal and Pataki Quit Next

    09/25/2015 2:55:52 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/25/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Rand Paul’s on the departure list too, insiders predict. Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field. That’s the assessment of Republicans in the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. . A quarter of Iowa Republicans say it’s Jindal, a frequent visitor to their state, who is on his way out. "He's become desperate," an Iowa Republican said. "He's taken to attacking Trump (we know how that worked out for Perry and Walker) and has nothing going on here in Iowa." Added...
  • ‘It’s a F—ing Bitch, Man’ Why Republicans Hate Political Consultants

    09/25/2015 12:44:02 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 25, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    One day after Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race, the Politico headline read: “Walker’s campaign manager unloads.” The same day, the Washington Post had an article, “Inside the collapse of Scott Walker’s presidential bid,” which also drew heavily from Walker’s campaign manager, GOP consultant Rick Wiley. It’s almost as if Wiley had an agenda.
  • Who Will Replace John Boehner? 5 Potential Republican Successors

    09/25/2015 1:04:20 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 165 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/25/15 | Christopher Harress
    Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Friday he will resign from Congress -- his seat as well as his speakership -- at the end of October after more than 20 years on Capitol Hill. The resignation will likely see a throng of Republicans vie to replace Boehner, who in recent months has faced pressure to step down over internal GOP fighting on issues such as funding for disease research, an education bill and the possible renewal of the Export-Import Bank. Below is a list of the members most likely to replace him. 1. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.: McCarthy has...
  • Ryan,McCarthy Call for End to Move to Oust Boehner (Let's get rid of these two while we are at it)

    09/17/2015 10:44:04 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    newsmax ^ | 9/17/15 | c burke
    The No. 2 House Republican and the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means committee are putting the hex on any conservative coup to topple House Speaker John Boehner – and calling for an end to palace-like "intrigue" and GOP infighting. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Ways and Means head Paul Ryan – "the only two viable potential replacements" for the embattled Ohio Republican, now in his third term as House Speaker, Politico reports – say they'll oppose any effort to oust him. You Decide Who Won the Debate! Vote Here Home | Newsfront Tags: ryan | mccarthy |...
  • Ted Cruz Sees Walker Support Coming His Way (Video)

    09/25/2015 12:16:19 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/25/2015 | THe Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz says both in the donor world and in the voter world that Walker support is coming his way. He points out that many had chosen between them, some to Walker and some to him, and now that Walker is out they are coming into his camp. Video at link.
  • Ann Coulter: Useless Idiots

    09/23/2015 8:20:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 231 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 23, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Good grief. Scott Walker can't even drop out of the presidential race without invoking Ronald Reagan! He began his exit speech, "As a kid, I was drawn to Ronald Reagan ..." then went on to read a statement written for him by GOP donors, calling on the other one-percenters (in the polls) to get out, so that the party can nominate a "conservative alternative to the current front-runner." A true admirer might have recalled that the front-runner terrifying Republican insiders in the summer of 1979 –– was one Ronald Reagan. (And surely, everyone remembers how Reagan's constant droning on about...
  • Hold That Fork: Donald Trump Soaring in Iowa

    09/23/2015 12:54:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 22, 2015 | Tommy Christopher
    There’s been a whole lot of talk recently about how Donald Trump‘s ride at the top of the Republican primary field may finally be over, blunted by Carly Fiorina‘s star-making debate performance and Trump’s own poor performance. The mainstream media types who just refuse to believe that Republican voters actually are the way every poll proves they are got a little bit of good news this week when a CNN/ORC poll showed that Trump’s support had dropped by eight points, while Carly Fiorina shot up by 12, passing Ben Carson for second place. See? Maybe Republicans aren’t so racist after...
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports — rather than simply their IDs — even if they’re only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states’ rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • 'Shocked' : Scott Walker's Iowa Allies Mull Next Steps

    09/22/2015 1:37:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Danny Freeman
    On Monday afternoon, Iowa state senator Tom Shipley confidently stated that he was still an unswayed supporter of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, no matter what the polls said. "No, I'm not worried," Shipley told NBC News. "I'm still with him, and we've got a lot of time left." Five hours later, Walker was out of the presidential race. Walker's key Iowa leaders and endorsers were stunned by Walker's sudden exit from the 2016 race Monday evening, which came after a full weekend of vigorous campaigning in the Hawkeye State. Now, many are questioning who they will support next. "I was...
  • 7 gaffes that helped doom Scott Walker

    09/22/2015 1:30:50 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/21/15 | Daniel Strauss
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's dramatic fall from the very top of the 2016 Republican primary field was due, in part, to a series of painful verbal stumbles along the way. Here are the top seven gaffes that helped sink Walker fast.
  • CRUZ: I wish Gov. Walker and Tonette all the best in their continued service to Wisconsin and..

    09/21/2015 3:33:10 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies ^ | 09/21/15
    CRUZ: I wish Gov. Walker and Tonette all the best in their continued service to Wisconsin and the country HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement in response to the announcement that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has suspended his campaign for President:“Gov. Scott Walker is a good man, a formidable fighter, and an effective reformer. Wisconsin is considerably stronger as a result of the changes he pushed through under incredibly difficult and contentious conditions. In the presidential race, his focus on new, innovative policy ideas made the entire Republican field better. I wish Scott...
  • Walker’s Pro-Life Obamacare Alternative

    09/16/2015 1:24:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 15, 2015 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    One of the worst things about Obamacare is that it provides taxpayer funding of abortion. This is one of the nearly countless reasons why Obamacare must be repealed, and it’s one of the core reasons why it is crucial for Republican presidential candidates to show they have an alternative that would lead to repeal. So far, only Scott Walker has stepped up in this regard. For pro-life voters, this should matter greatly.
  • Once again, Gov. Scott Walker ignores teacher who wants him to stop talking about her

    09/16/2015 2:08:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    <p>“In 2010, Megan Sampson was named the Outstanding First Year Teacher by the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English. Soon after, she was laid off.</p> <p>“How could this be? One of the best new teachers in the state was being let go. Well, under the old union contract, the last hired was the first fired. The last in was the first out. So, when the Democrats who controlled state government in 2010 cut aid for schools and gave them no other options, Megan Sampson’s school district laid off teachers.</p>
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/21/2015 1:17:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    WKOW ^ | 9/20/15 | WKOW
    A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically.
  • Here we go: Some Scott Walker donors getting nervous about campaign, eyeing other candidates

    09/17/2015 9:48:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 17, 2015 | Allahpundit
    9:27 a.m. ET: Allahpundit ‎@allahpundit Wonder how long it’ll be before the first “major donor abandons Walker” story appears 8:27 AM - 17 Sep 2015 Two hours later, via WaPo, voila: There is mounting anxiety among Scott Walker donors about the direction of his campaign and increasing fears that it is running low on cash, leading to a growing consensus among some of the Wisconsin governor’s biggest financial backers that he needs to make a dramatic change… Stanley S. Hubbard, a Minnesota media mogul and top Walker donor, said that while he is sticking with Walker for now, he is...
  • Scott Walker tries to reassure nervous donors (4 days ago)

    09/21/2015 1:29:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/17/15 | Jonathan Swan
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his team are working hard to calm their major donors — some of whom are worried that Walker is on a downward slide and did little to help his campaign in Wednesday night's GOP debate. On Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after Walker left the Simi Valley, Calif., debate stage, the presidential candidate and his team attended a fundraiser with several-dozen "bundlers" — well-connected donors who collect money from their friends on behalf of a candidate — at the Los Angeles home of Republican pollster Frank Luntz. “My house is open to anyone who...
  • Scott Walker is dropping out of the presidential race

    09/21/2015 1:27:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/21/2015 | Hunter Walker
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was once seen as a potential dark horse in the GOP presidential primary, but a New York Times report attributed to "three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity" suggested he plans to drop out of the race Monday evening. Walker has a news conference scheduled for 6 p.m. The Times' Patrick Healy and Alexander Burns wrote that Walker "concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign." Walker's campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment from...
  • Q&A with U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan: Neither Walker, Trump nor Sanders can win the presidency

    09/20/2015 6:25:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Madison ^ | September 20, 2015 | M.P. King, State Journal
    Gov. Scott Walker has “dropped too fast, too hard” to win the Republican nomination for president, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan said last week. Nor does the second-term Democratic congressman think leading GOP candidate Donald Trump or insurgent Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders can win the White House. “Nobody is saying, ‘What I really want is a 75-year-old socialist,’” Pocan said of Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont who is polling surprisingly well against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Pocan talked presidential politics, drew a line between religious freedom and the recognition of gay marriage — including his own — and...
  • BREAKING: Scott Walker Reportedly Suspending His 2016 Campaign

    09/21/2015 2:05:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | September 21 | Matt Vespa
    The New York Times is reporting that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is withdrawing from the 2016 race: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity. […] “The short answer is money,” said a supporter of Mr. Walker’s who was briefed on the decision. “He’s made a decision not to limp into Iowa.” There will be a live press conference at 6pm EST. Walker was seen as a strong...
  • The Fall of Scott Walker

    09/21/2015 5:06:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 55 replies
    am thinker ^ | 9/21/15 | e straker
    The new CNN poll has Scott Walker polling at less than one half of one percent, or effectively zero. Statistically speaking, no one supports Scott Walker, not his campaign staff, not his family, not even himself. He is the epitome of zero, zilch, nada. It is expected that he will soon discover a burning need to spend more time on governing Wisconsin, or to be with his family, or perhaps spend quality time with his motorcycle. But before he goes, what are some lessons from his fall? 1) Busting public unions is good, but it doesn't make you into a...
  • Scott Walker Said to Be Quitting Presidential Race

    09/21/2015 1:10:01 PM PDT · by kristinn · 455 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Monday, September 21. 2015 | Alexander Burns and Patrick Healy
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Mr. Walker called a news conference in Madison at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
  • Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers appears to take a jab at Seahawk Russell Wilson (Mocks God)

    09/21/2015 7:10:22 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 62 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 09/21/2015 | Bob Condotta
    Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers insisted throughout the week that he wouldn’t be thinking about anything that had happened in past games with the Seattle Seahawks as the two teams prepared for a rematch. But after the Packers beat the Seahawks 27-17 in Green Bay Sunday night, Rodgers made a comment that appeared to show some of the history with the Seahawks was on his mind. Specifically, comments Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson made after the NFC Championship game crediting the Seahawks’ comeback to God. Asked after the game a question about the Packers have been able to create and deal...
  • Scott Walker’s campaign takes hit after second debate

    09/21/2015 4:26:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    Daily Cardinal ^ | September 21, 2015 | Andrew Bahl
    When Gov. Scott Walker took the stage last Wednesday for the second Republican debate, it was amid popular opinion that the onetime poll leader needed a strong showing to regain his form. Yet many in the media are questioning whether Walker delivered that type of performance, with commentators throughout the state and nation wondering if the governor was able to convey his ideas when he had the least speaking time of the 11 candidates. Walker campaign manager Rick Wiley said his candidate looked strong in his brief sparring with current front-runner Donald Trump and that his message came across even...
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/20/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | September 20, 2015 | Savanna Tomei
    Madison (WKOW) -- A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically. The results show Donald Trump is still the front-runner with 24 percent, but has lost ground from earlier in...
  • Donald Trump Extends Lead in First Post-Debate Poll;Viewed as “Most Presidential”(Trump 29% Ben 14%)

    09/20/2015 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 20th, 2015 10:11 am | Jim Hoft
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump extended his lead in the first prominent post-debate poll released by NBC News Sunday. Post debate NBC poll: Trump 29% Carson 14% Carly 11% Jeb 8% Cruz 7% Rubio 7% Rand 3% Christie 3% Walker 3% Kasich 2% — Howie Klein (@downwithtyranny) September 20, 2015 Trump was also viewed as “most presidential” among the GOP candidates. NBC News reported: More than a third of Republican voters say that Carly Fiorina performed best in the Wednesday night debate on CNN. But debate performances don’t translate into vote preference overnight, and Donald Trump maintains his position at...
  • Scott Walker implodes, Carly Fiorina soars in new CNN poll

    09/20/2015 8:22:59 AM PDT · by VinL · 86 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/20/15 | Benjy Sarlin
    The first major national poll since the second GOP debate finds Carly Fiorina surging into a second place and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign in total collapse. The survey by CNN of 444 registered Republican voters put Donald Trump in first place with 24% support, a drop of 8 points since their last poll, and Fiorina in second place with 15%. Fiorina earned plaudits on the right for her debate performance, which included multiple clashes with Trump, although fact checkers pointed out that she vividly cited footage from a hidden camera video of Planned Parenthood that does not appear to...
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...