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How Scott Walker Brings Out the Worst in the Left

Imagine that I’m a political consultant. This week, my clients, who are all government employees, are hopping mad about cuts in their state’s spending.

“Don’t worry, folks,” I tell them, muttering something random about “optics” and “externalities,” which is the oldest political consultant trick in the book. “Here’s the plan. Gather a group of about 100 protestors, invade a quiet residential neighborhood, and shout through bullhorns at the governor’s house!”

Talk about winning hearts and minds! Lest you doubt, the plan gets even better. Having forgotten that the governor lives in the state governor’s mansion, not his old house—details, details—my gullible group of protestors will actually be bellowing at a house where the governor’s elderly parents live, all alone!

Read more by Heather Wilhelm at RealClearPolitics.com

The Opposition Takes Notice of Scott Walker

The smears against Romney at least occurred during the actual campaign.

One of the low points of the 2012 presidential campaign came from a spate of news stories about Mitt Romney’s alleged bullying of a college roommate. The Left would not allow the allegation to die, and Romney was finally forced to issue a public apology for what he rightly termed “high school pranks that may have hurt others,” as though this had any relevance or bearing on his fitness to serve as president of the United States.

At least in Romney’s case, they waited until there was actually a campaign.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

The Walker-Stupid, Obama-Genius Myth

On Joe Scarborough’s MSNBC show this past week Yale-educated Howard Dean added a new word to the lexicon of Democratic condescension, “unknowledgeable.”

“Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations that did not have a college degree,” said Dean of the Wisconsin governor. “And that’s a problem.” Scarborough countered later in the conversation, “Well, nobody is accusing Scott Walker of being dumb because he didn’t graduate from college except you.”

“I didn’t say dumb,” Dean clarified. “I said unknowledgeable.”

Despite their self-designation as the party of the people, the Democrats will reinforce this “unknowledgeable” theme at every opportunity. Through their control of the media, they have been rigging political IQ tests for the last half-century, if not longer.

Read more by Jack Cashill at AmericanThinker.com

Scott Walker vs. Ideological Purity

What evidence is there that Walker supports amnesty and Common Core?

In Into the Whirlwind, her classic memoir detailing nearly 20 years in the Soviet Gulag as result of Stalin’s purges, Yevgeniya Ginzburg tells of an episode in a boxcar, in transit from one labor camp to another. Ginzburg was an orthodox Soviet Communist, whose son was taken from her and who was imprisoned solely because her husband, a historian, had unknowingly published an article which deviated slightly from the party line. This happened unknowingly, because the party line changed after he submitted the article to his editor, who proceeded to publish the now errant article (G-d only knows what happened to the editor).

In the incident mentioned above, Ginzburg tells of another woman in the car. She was a prisoner just like the rest, though she had been in custody much longer than most. She was utterly ostracized by the others, and would share nothing with Ginzburg and could only speak to her through gritted teeth. Her crime? She had been a Social Revolutionary, a Menshevik, rather than an orthodox Bolshevik, and she refused to recant her error and repent of her sin.

That’s what ideological purity gets you.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Scott Walker Takes Next Step: How Might He Govern as President?

Three recent Wisconsin events give a portrait of his decision-making on domestic issues.

On January 27, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) announced the formation of a 527 committee called Our American Revival, unveiled a new website, and issued a statement which included the following:

To move this country forward we need new, fresh leadership from outside of Washington. We need leaders who are bold. That’s how we build a better future for our children and grandchildren. We’ve done it in Wisconsin and it can be done across this country with the right leadership.

Walker’s statement refers to his actions in balancing Wisconsin’s state budget, closing an unconstitutional deficit hole of $3.6B while actually cutting state taxes and capping local property taxes. He achieved this mostly by curtailing the hitherto virtually unrestrained power of public employee unions, to the intense dismay of the Wisconsin Left. Walker’s statement also comes on the heels of a major speech delivered over the weekend to Iowa conservatives, in which he urged policies that “go big and bold” in tackling such major public policy problems.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Scott Walker Wows ‘Em in Iowa

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RUSH: Scott Walker wowed them in Iowa at whatever this thing was, this Republican, slash, conservative, just wowed them. And you know me, folks, if you have spent any time listening to this program in the last two years, you know that I believe Scott Walker is the blueprint for the Republican Party if they are serious about beating the left. Scott Walker has shown how to do it. And apparently he showed up and he made a speech on Saturday that had people telling them it reminded them of the speech I gave at CPAC.

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Iowa Freedom Summit 2015 Scott Walker Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmra5Xp_T10

VIDEO: Scott Walker’s Speech That Has The Political World Buzzing

Missed it live on Saturday? We have it for you here. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s speech to the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit. As we told you yesterday, the speech is getting rave reviews… which continue to pour in.

Read more at RightWisconsin.com

Iowa Freedom Summit 2015 Scott Walker Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmra5Xp_T10

Yep, Looks Like Scott Walker Will Run for President

He pivots to national issues, and takes a swipe at Chris Christie.

Two events this past week combined to remove most doubt regarding whether Scott Walker is running for president and must be taken seriously.

The first was Paul Ryan’s announcement that he is not running. Though a Ryan candidacy seemed unlikely the moment he was offered chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee, his announcement officially removes what would have been the most credible obstacle to a Walker candidacy. The two old political friends now look forward to a possible fruitful collaboration rather than a rivalry.

The second event was the annual State of the State address Tuesday night. Coming on the heels of his inaugural speech on January 5, the speech was notable both for its relative brevity — the governor spoke for less than half an hour in a speech format which typically runs twice as long — and also for the obvious seeds of a campaign for federal office planted within it.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

WalkerInaugural.com

Friends,

Thank you again for all of your hard work and tireless efforts to help elect Governor Walker and the entire Republican team.  Because of you, we are able to continue moving Wisconsin forward!

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is hosting events surrounding the 2015 Inauguration of Governor Walker and Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch.  To that end, I’m asking for your help in getting the word out so that everyone has the opportunity to celebrate Wisconsin’s future together!  Please visit WalkerInaugural.com and attend these historic events.

I want to make sure we kick off the second term of the Walker-Kleefisch Administration with the enthusiasm and excitement it deserves--which means ensuring that all of our volunteers and supporters are informed about the Inaugural events.

On Wisconsin,

Brad Courtney
Chairman
Republican Party of Wisconsin

The Inauguration of Governor Scott Walker

http://walkerinaugural.com/

Inaugural Events
The Inauguration of Governor Scott Walker will be an exciting time for supporters and guests as we celebrate Wisconsin’s future! Below you will find details of the events surrounding the Inauguration, but be sure to check back for more information in the coming days as they become available. see more at http://walkerinaugural.com/inaugural-events/

Scott and Tonette Walker’s Frosted Christmas Pecans

Scott loves to host our friends at Christmas.

Every year, our home is filled with laughter and love when we invite friends from our church, our relatives, Scott’s staff, classmates of Matt and Alex, friends of mine from my work at the Lung Association, and others for gatherings during the weeks surrounding Christmas. Scott always starts our parties with a prayer giving thanks and we end our gatherings together singing our favorite Christmas carols. It’s really special, especially with Scott’s busy schedule, to have the the chance to spend time around the holiday with so many people we love.

Another annual tradition in our family is helping Scott make his “frosted Christmas pecans.” Scott seems to make more and more pecans every year – we are running out of counter space and mixing bowls to make them all! Everyone looks forward to his pecans - even our Milwaukee County radio stations get excited when Scott delivers them around town.

I know Scott wishes he could give his pecans to EVERYONE this Christmas, so I thought I’d help him out with the next best thing – sharing our family recipe with you (see below)! I hope your family enjoys this Christmas treat as much as ours does.

Thank you again, and Merry Christmas!

Sincerely,
Tonette Walker

Scott and Tonette Walker’s Frosted Christmas Pecans

½ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
1 pound pecans
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon water

In a bowl mix together, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour pecans in another large bowl. In a separate small dish mix well the egg white and water. Pour egg and water mixture over pecans and mix well. Pour dry ingredient mixture over pecans and mix until all pecans are well coated. Spread pecans on a cookie sheet.

Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes. Enjoy.

Register ahead of election? Yes

Most states already require voters to think ahead.

AFTER ALL THE nasty brawling — not just in Wisconsin, but across the nation — over whether Voter ID amounts to sensible security at the polls or a barely veiled suppression effort, a partisan battle over scrapping same-day registration in the state seems unavoidable.
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Currently, Wisconsin is one of just a handful of states that allow unregistered individuals to come to the polls on election day and take care of the business right then and there. A substantial majority of states require registration well in advance. For example, in Illinois, registration closes about a month before election day.

The tradition in Wisconsin, however, has been far more liberal. Some like that. Some think it’s ripe for fraud, and creates an undue last-minute burden on election officials.

Read more by William Barth at BeloitDailyNews.com

Wisconsin, a Microcosm of the United States

Scott Walker offers an intriguing glimpse into how conservative principles could succeed on a national scale.

One of the more compelling reasons to consider Scott Walker’s candidacy for president is that he has been elected, repeatedly, governor of a mid-size state with a strong executive. Wisconsin’s state constitution establishes a powerful governor’s seat, as opposed to, say, Texas’ constitution, or even to the limited powers granted to the U.S. president.

There are numerous ways in which the state of Wisconsin is a microcosm of the country, and perhaps advisory of things to come.

The state is deeply polarized, divided almost equally between left and right, as the U.S. has been now for forty years or more, and the state’s Republican Party is itself divided, principally in three parts. The Wisconsin GOP “establishment” generally adheres to the original Big Government principles; it contends with a growing conservative faction and a libertarian faction.

Over the last several national elections, the candidate favored by…

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Scott Walker’s Challenges: A Win, But Trouble Ahead in Wisconsin

Never a break for Walker: the state has big issues he must navigate successfully before 2016.

Despite the heady rhetoric about a possible presidential run in 2016, Scott Walker faces significant issues as he contemplates his inauguration and second term.

Walker’s major first-term problem was a $3.6B budget shortfall left to him by the departing Democratic administration. This was an unconstitutional problem, as Wisconsin law requires a balanced budget. He and the Republican-controlled legislature dealt with the problem brilliantly through an initiative known as Act 10, under which they found savings without harming vital services and greatly curtailed the collective bargaining rights of unionized government employees.

Walker was able to balance the budget, to reduce taxes, and to actually project a $900M surplus. Much of the projected surplus was returned to the taxpayers in the form of additional tax cuts.

One problem he now faces lies in that word “projected.”

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Walker for President? WI Gov’s Rise Has Similarities to Reagan

He isn’t the great communicator, but his record, abilities, and the opponent’s situation mimic the 1980 race.

The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him.

There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible Walker candidacy for president. Most of those reasons can be summarized with two words: “Ronald Reagan.”

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

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