Posts Tagged ‘Scott Walker’

John Doe’s Tyranny

Wisconsin conservatives have been subjected to secretive, baseless investigations ‘They came with a battering ram.” Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking.

Read more by David French at NationalReview.com

The Scott Walker File

Tracking Wisconsin’s governor and the 2016 presidential campaign

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Digital Strategies Fuel 2016 Campaign Launch Decisions

Rand Paul sends Snapchats, Jeb Bush makes his own Instagram videos, and Hillary Clinton comments on current events and policy through Twitter. Soon, they may all be broadcasting major speeches and private events through Meerkat—if they haven’t already. In the social-media-driven world of modern politics, “digital first” is the mantra of presidential campaigns.

As if to underscore that point, Ted Cruz announced the official launch of his campaign for the Oval Office through a simple tweet just after midnight Monday morning. “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support,” said the tweet, which included a link to a 30-second video. The conservative firebrand is the first potential candidate to enter the 2016 race, and will kick off his campaign at Liberty University on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.

Digital strategies—once novelties in 2004, add-ons in 2008 and must-haves by 2012—are now the engine rooms of presidential campaigns. The considerations about digital, touching every aspect of presidential bids, even influence how and when the campaigns for the White House will launch, experts told RCP in interviews.

Read more by By Alexis Simendinger & Caitlin Huey-Burns at RealClearPolitics.com

See Scott Run

Does the road to the White House start in Wisconsin?

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Scott Walker is running for president, but he can’t say that just quite yet. “I hate the word ‘explore,’ ” he tells a group of activists at a private meeting in the strip mall offices of Our American Revival, the political organization through which Walker is exploring a presidential bid. Walker says that lawyers tell him he has to use that word when discussing his “likely campaign” in order to avoid running afoul of campaign finance rules. In case there’s any doubt about how likely that campaign is, Walker concludes his remarks by saying, “We’re going to beat Hillary Clinton.”

Read more by John McCormack at WeeklyStandard.com

NY Times Champions Partisan Witch Hunt Against Scott Walker

They cheer on a disgraceful lawsuit targeting the frontrunner.

One of the things which makes Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker such an attractive presidential candidate is the resoluteness of his fight for the Wisconsin taxpayer.

He has fought against the political domination of far-Left unions like AFSCME, SEIU, and the NEA-affiliated teachers’ union WEAC. In the course of that struggle, Walker has won three elections, the middle one being the historic recall election in which a sitting governor resisted an attempted recall for the first time in U.S. history. He won more votes than he had in the original election in 2010.

As a result of that bruising fight, if any of the likely Republican candidates can be said to be “vetted,” it’s Walker.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

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
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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
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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.

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Brad Courtney
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Republican Party of Wisconsin

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