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Old 03-17-2015, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Walker's honeymoon is over.


Honeymoon Over: Scott Walker Under Fire for New Open Borders Amnesty Advocate Staffer Who Mocks Iowa - Breitbart

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made another massive misstep on Monday, hiring Liz Mair of Mair Strategies to handle communications and social media for his campaign-in-waiting.

Mair’s support for amnesty for illegal aliens, wide-open-borders immigration policies, and public advocacy for the Senate “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill is sure to dog Walker in Iowa, South Carolina, and other early presidential states.
During the Senate Gang of Eight bill fight, Mair very publicly and very aggressively promoted the amnesty bill—pushing it to media and making the case for the need for it over and over again. She claims her advocacy was done out of the good of her heart, for free, because for religious reasons she believes in amnesty and open borders. But Mair wouldn’t answer who was paying her bills for her advocacy during the timeframe of the “Gang of Eight” bill in early 2013 through the end of the last Congress–when asked by Breitbart News if any specific tech companies or a select group of Wall Street billionaires were paying her.
The deal with Walker is that he stands for nothing. He will say and do whatever he has to, to get elected. That is becoming evident with all the flip-flopping on his "campaign" trail. WI has already learned that this man has a problem with the truth and commitments. Walker doesn't vet anything or anyone because he doesn't have a platform to measure with.

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“How do you not vet people? Did they not even look at her social media postings? That’s the stuff that’s killer, that stuff. There’s already local news headlines about it. That’s the stuff that loses you elections. It’s urinating in the face of voters and telling them it’s raining.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...ho-mocks-iowa/
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Wisconsin hasn't gone for a Republican presidential since 1984. It would be interesting if Walker would be able to buck that trend. Personally, I don't think he'll be able to secure the GOP nomination.
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:00 PM
 
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The deal with Walker is that he stands for nothing. He will say and do whatever he has to, to get elected. That is becoming evident with all the flip-flopping on his "campaign" trail. WI has already learned that this man has a problem with the truth and commitments. Walker doesn't vet anything or anyone because he doesn't have a platform to measure with.

Honeymoon Over: Scott Walker Under Fire for New Open Borders Amnesty Advocate Staffer Who Mocks Iowa - Breitbart

I looked at Walker and haven't been too impressed. It's difficult for those who live outside a state to know what is really going on. The same issue can be applied to Rick Perry; outsiders think he's just super, however those who live in our state are aware of his cronyism and underhanded deals.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: MPLS
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"I looked at Walker and haven't been too impressed. It's difficult for those who live outside a state to know what is really going on. The same issue can be applied to Rick Perry; outsiders think he's just super, however those who live in our state are aware of his cronyism and underhanded deals."
Rick Perry and Jeb Bush both have the same problem: Perry comes off as a not-too-bright Texan, and Jeb is a Bush. Republicans note Obama's mediocre approval rating, but 45% puts you within striking distance of winning an election. In contrast, W. Bush left office with a 25% approval rating, and the damage still lingers.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Pres. Obama has never gone much if any below 40% approval. But the devil's in the details. There was a Washington Post poll from last year that had Obama at 40% overall, but also gave a racial breakdown. Obama was at 30% among white respondents, approaching the depths of W Bush.
http://www.city-data.com/forum/37780413-post23.html


But his approval among African-Americans was at 84%, and non whites at 61%. Obama continues to benefit from skillful manipulation of identity politics. Someone who believes that racist cops were out to get Skip Gates and Michael Brown, and that Obama was there to protect them, are naturally going to approve of Obama.

Obama has proven to be very skillful at exploiting racial divisions, but not so much at governing.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:24 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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In a post-George Bush world, Walker is part of the problem, and as Wisconsin goes, so NOT goes the nation.

The more the spotlight is shown on him, the worse he looks.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Can Scott Walker Win Without Wisconsin?

Let's be real here...

Walker couldn't win with Wisconsin.
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The deal with Walker is that he stands for nothing. He will say and do whatever he has to, to get elected. That is becoming evident with all the flip-flopping on his "campaign" trail. WI has already learned that this man has a problem with the truth and commitments. Walker doesn't vet anything or anyone because he doesn't have a platform to measure with.

Honeymoon Over: Scott Walker Under Fire for New Open Borders Amnesty Advocate Staffer Who Mocks Iowa - Breitbart
BULL
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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We know for certain what Walker does not stand for...........education.

Schools Plan Massive Layoffs After Scott Walker Guts Funding

Less educated children will make for good cheap labor when they reach adulthood!
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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Yep. Pretty well describes the posting style of the Walkerphobes. I don't personally think Gov Walker will be the nominee. But, most of the stuff posted is trash, plain trash. The rest is distorted and half truths. I quit providing objective rebuttal, replying to the same three or four same troll-like posters, several weeks ago

I've followed Wisconsin politics very closely sense the state's Dem legislators fled the state, during the walk up to the passage of Act 10. Blame that on the Ed Show. His shilling and cheer leading during that time was great entertainment. The whole turnabout in Wisconsin just grabbed my attention.

It is quite easy to access Wisconsin state media, research the WEA Trust, One Wisconsin, examine voting patterns, look at economic base, or at any number of other factors. To be well informed.

The result of Walker's six straight executive wins - three as Milwaukee County Executive and three as Governor - shows clearly the classical town and gown split. Except, its students, unions and the academic elites versus the rest of the state's voters. None of the elections have been that close. There are ~ 7 (trusting memory; so it could be 5 or 9) counties voting against Walker, mainly centered around Madison and Milwaukee. That's it, among 72 counties. And, yes I know not all counties are equally populated.

The elite consistently refer to those voting for Walker as hicks. Tells one all you need to know about his opposition.

One doesn't have to live there. But, it does take some digging to get a clear picture, instead of relying on the same biased sources.

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