Skip to comments.Gov. Walker to Double Down With Attacks on Working People in Las Vegas Speech
Posted on 09/12/2015 11:59:20 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
MADISON, Wis. Sinking in the national polls, the bumbling campaign of onetime frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is preparing to double down with renewed attacks on working people. Career politician Walkers desperate bid to remain competitive on the backs of the middle class and working people will be unveiled in a Monday speech in Las Vegas Nevada, hometown of anti-union, Walker mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.
Scott Walker has always been willing to do or say anything to try to win an election, commented One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. Its no surprise hes now trying to boost his sagging poll numbers by promoting the same kinds of attacks on working people that vaulted him to national prominence while conveniently ignoring how his policies left Wisconsin in shambles.
Annette Magnus, Executive Director of Nevadas Battle Born Progress, noted Las Vegas is home to the notoriously anti-union Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. The casino magnate reportedly poured in excess of $92 million into supporting GOP presidential candidates in 2012 and has been quoted saying that as long as the ultra-wealthy could buy elections, he would do it.
We know one of Sheldon Adelsons top priorities is lower wages for workers and fewer rights in the workplace. On this front Scott Walker is Adelsons dream candidate having eviscerated the pay and rights of workers in Wisconsin, said Magnus. Now it looks like hes doubling down on those attacks in the hopes of hitting a big payday in Las Vegas.
Walker and Adelson are no strangers according to Wisconsin campaign finance records. In 2012, exploiting a campaign finance loophole, Adelson wrote Walker a $250,000 check for his recall election while family members donated another $30,000. In his 2014 election, Walker was limited to a $10,000 maximum donation from individuals to his campaign. So Adelson wrote a $650,000 check to the Republican Party of Wisconsin (RPW), and, on the same day it was received, the RPW made a $450,000 contribution to Walkers gubernatorial campaign. More recently Walker travelled to Israel at Adelsons behest and on his dime with the Republican Jewish Coalition along with Walkers Our American Revival political group paying as yet undisclosed sums for the junket.
According to Ross, Walkers signature attack on worker rights known as Act 10 significantly reduced the take home pay of public employees like teachers, nurses, prison guards and other state and local government workers. Other measures he has signed into law as governor are also leaving Wisconsin families with less income like his repeal of an equal pay law and a wrong for Wisconsin right to work law that will cut union and non-union families annual incomes by up to $5,000. Walker most recently gutted a state prevailing wage law that helps protect jobs by ensuring infrastructure projects go to local firms that hire local workers, rather than firms that bring in lower wage workers from other states.
Ross commented, Scott Walker crapped out in Wisconsin where 60 percent of state voters disapprove of the job hes done, leaving us divided as never before, short on jobs and dealing with record cuts to public education.
Magnus concluded, The record shows, this guy is a bad bet for working people.
One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.
Three elections (4 years) - Wisconsin voters turned out and answered socialist groups like "One Wisconsin Now" and supported Walker.
From Free Fall to Free Markets: How Wisconsin Turned Itself Around [good information to refute the propaganda]
Gov. Walker - Las Vegas - Monday: Sept 14, 2015
Progressive and values in the same sentence?
It’s the Democrat way.
The protests centered on the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, with satellite protests also occurring at other municipalities throughout the state. Demonstrations took place at various college campuses, including the University of WisconsinMadison and the University of WisconsinMilwaukee.
After the collective bargaining bill was upheld by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on June 14, the number of protesters declined to about 1,000 within a couple days.
The protests were a major driving force for recall elections of state senators in 2011 and 2012, the failed recall of Governor Scott Walker in 2012 and a contentious Wisconsin Supreme Court election in 2011.
"Walker became the first declared or potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate to stake out a position on immigration fully in line with that of Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions.
Walker is now the only potential or declared GOP presidential candidate to discuss the negative effects of a massive increase in legal immigration on American workers."
April 22, 2015 Breitbart: Conservative Leaders Rally Behind Walkers Populist Immigration Platform
"While seemingly the entire political establishmentfrom the Institutional Left to the mainstream media to even some establishment Republicanshave their long knives out for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over his new pro-American-worker immigration position, the cavalry has arrived to defend him."
It’s still early in the race. Maybe Walker will peak again.
He was great at taming the beast that is the Labor Union.
Now, he’s like a man without a clear mission.
Maybe it’s time for some new advisers.
Maybe it’s time for people to look honestly at the candidates - evaluate what they have done vs bluster about what they can only say they will do.
“His day didn’t get any better when he wended his way through the crowd after the speech he faced tough, skeptical questioning from several voters over teacher pay, ethanol and global poverty. One voter mistook him for Marco Rubio.”
When people looked at him, they didn’t even recognize him, and they apparently don’t recognize Rubio either.
Interesting article here.
You should read it, and consider that the GOP establishment candidates are going nowhere, because the GOP has killed itself.
And by establishment, I mean associated with the GOP in any way at all.
Before there was ever a Democrat party in Wisconsin, there were the Progressives. The Progressives were so badly infiltrated by Communist agitators during the 1930’s and through and after the Second World War, that even their own rank and file members had to turn to another venue to express any fealty to the United States. The Progressives, which once claimed kinship with the Republican party, but then openly broke away early in the 20th Century, were a major factor in supporting FDR and the New Deal, even dragging some of the more reluctant Democrats along. They were the foremost admirers of Mussolini and Stalin, and incorporated much of the programs of those two fine humanitarians into the New Deal, to “make the trains run on time”.
The Progressive Party is alive and still active in Wisconsin, but that state is gradually turning at least purple.
"Walker's remarks came in response to the president's Labor Day speech in Boston, in which Mr. Obama alluded to Republican presidential candidates who have worked to weaken unions.
"He is bragging about how he destroyed collective bargaining rights in his state, and says that busting workers prepares him to fight ISIL. I didn't make that up!" the president said of Walker, without naming him."
"Think about that statement, Walker said to Hannity. This is a guy who in the last year called ISIS the JV squad, who called Yemen, just last fall and his administration continues to call them a success story, who had his secretary of state, under Hillary Clinton that gave Russia a reset button, and then they ultimately went into the Ukraine ..... has the audacity to be talking about schooling anyone when it comes to foreign policy."
So Walker is Adleson’s paid boy? Nice to know, thanks. BTW, how is this supposed to help him, beyond the money? The downside is that he has just sold his soul, another loser. We need candidates who are not bought and paid for by special interests.
Walker made a move against it and they almost lost their minds.
What is your stand on unions?
They’re pushing for defaults, layoffs and office closings, and they don’t even see it coming.
I bet by the time he quits the campaign, and he will, he won't be able to get re-elected in Wisconsin.
Washed out loser. And I doubt Adelson will offer him a job after he's out of office. Ex-governor, embarrassed nationally, hated locally, no college degree, no job skills, what's he to do?
Special interest: Trump's brand
Trump has vastly inflated his wealth by pricing his "brand" as the major "source" of his "wealth" (his bottom line is inflated by pricing his name recognition as worth billions of dollars).
Bottom line: It's about Trump's bottom line.
He couldn't have made it clearer:
Thursday - Greta Van Susteren pointed out that Trump told her in 2012, Hillary Clinton, I think, is a terrific woman ... I really like her and her husband both a lot. I think she really works hard ... I think she really works hard and I think she does a good job. I like her. [said that she performed well as Secretary of State.]
Trump explained that at the time it was his obligation as a businessman to get along well with everybody.
Im not going to say bad things about major politicians in this country when Im running a major company where I need things, Trump said. I have international trade, I have international businesses. Im not going to go around saying bad things about people....
Donald Trump didnt mean any harm when he criticized fellow GOP 2016 presidential candidate Carly Fiorinas face. He says he was just being the showman he is.
Many of those comments are made as an entertainer because I did The Apprentice and it was one of the top shows on television, he told Greta Van Susteren on Thursday night. Some comments are made as an entertainer and as everybody said, as an entertainer is a much different ball game.
Union money is the muscle and money behind the Democratic Party Machine.
Walker gets it just fine, and so do a lot of others.
Again, what is your stand on unions?
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