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Old 05-27-2015, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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He really motivated his own people, the conservative base.


The number of pro-union people in Wisconsin was greatly overestimated.


After Walker signed the bill to give state employees the "right to work", a lot of state workers and teachers resigned en masse- in some of the bureaus and offices, over 1/2 members quit over night.

I have no idea where you got that information because it is nonsense.

I do agree, however, that non-1%er conservatives are on a race to the bottom and want to take others with them.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I have no idea where you got that information because it is nonsense.

I do agree, however, that non-1%er conservatives are on a race to the bottom and want to take others with them.


This is only one of the news sources that reported large numbers of Wisconsin state employees quitting the union after being given the freedom to do so by Gov. Walker.


Thousands of employees are quitting public sector unions in Wisconsin - EAGnews.org
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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This is only one of the news sources that reported large numbers of Wisconsin state employees quitting the union after being given the freedom to do so by Gov. Walker.


Thousands of employees are quitting public sector unions in Wisconsin - EAGnews.org
That's an example of a completely biased "news" source. Pretty laughable. There is no legitimate evidence that "thousands" of people have left unions as you assert, here in Wisconsin.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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That's an example of a completely biased "news" source. Pretty laughable. There is no legitimate evidence that "thousands" of people have left unions as you assert, here in Wisconsin.
The hard core liberal Washington Post reports the same facts. With a different interpretation of them, sure.

But the facts are the facts, and people have quit the public service unions in large numbers in Wisconsin.


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Old 05-28-2015, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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The hard core liberal Washington Post reports the same facts. With a different interpretation of them, sure.

But the facts are the facts, and people have quit the public service unions in large numbers in Wisconsin.


Walker
That's a good example of the "divide and conquer" tactics working and the "crabs in a basket" mentality that Walker has instilled in many Wisconsinites, if nothing else.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Wisconsin went Democrat for the last 7 Presidential contests. How can the GOP lose what it never had... Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes.

What does Marquette say and what's the margin of error?

Nevermind, I checked myself. They sampled 319 Republicans plus indies leaning Rep. (5.6% margin of error) and 391 Democrats and indies leaning Dem. (5.1% margin of error).

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Old 05-31-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Walker's state budget is full of gems. The state legislators currently are sifting through Walker's disaster of a budget and trying to repair it. Walker lobbed off a wreck of a budget before leaving WI to campaign.



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No more trail funding, no state funding for community bike projects, no consideration of bikes in road design. And if that isn't enough, the state Legislature is now considering a tax on bicycles. That $25-a-bike tax wouldn't even go to biking but would go to road construction — roads that would no longer have to even consider bikes.
Read more: Spencer Black: Scott Walker takes on another enemy: the notorious Wisconsin bicyclist : Ct
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Old 05-31-2015, 07:04 PM
 
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Walker lobs off a state budget that was poorly planned and a disaster for the state and then goes off doing the only thing he knows, campaign.

Walker gets off from the attention, campaigning around, and having people think he is important

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Far from the fray and frenzy back home over his two-year budget, Gov. Scott Walker began a two-day New Hampshire swing Friday by speaking to party activists aboard a sunset dinner cruise on this state's largest lake.
Scott Walker floats ideas during cruise on New Hampshire lake
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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What a mess of a budget Walker lobbed off before gallivanting all over the country to campaign. Perhaps the best way to campaign is to do a good job at your current position.

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Says Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget contained 110 pages of errors -- an unusually high number -- "and millions of dollars’ worth of mistakes" that were corrected with a follow-up document.
http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/...rs-budget-fil/
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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Back to the original question. Can Scott Walker win without Wisconsin? Absolutely. If Scott Walker wins Wisconsin it means he not only has been elected President, but that he either has surpassed the 300 electoral vote threshold that George W. Bush never reached, or he's very close to it. If he wins Wisconsin, he's carried enough of the other Purple States that tilt slightly less to the Democrats, to reach 270 electoral votes.
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