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Old 07-03-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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I thought Obama and Kerry was tied for that honor!
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:26 AM
 
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The Walker flipper-flopper on Common Core:

Letter sent to Walker from groups across the political spectrum: liberal, conservative and libertarian united in their opposition to the games they are convinced Governor Walker is playing with Common Core in his biennial budget:

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Governor Walker,

It is time for some hard questions…and the truth.

On April 20th of this year, you were directly asked during a major media interview if you would repeal Common Core should such a bill land on your desk. You replied affirmatively, adding, “Absolutely! I proposed it in my budget.”

Yet, contrary to claims you stand against the Common Core standards, you are effectively entrenching those standards in Wisconsin via Common Core-aligned, high-stakes assessments....................................... .................................................. ...............................................We’ re tired, Governor Walker. We’re tired of excuses and half-truths. We’re tired of misleading and hollow rhetoric that repeatedly amounts to nothing more than political loopholes and broken promises. And most of all we’re tired of watching while the education of the children of Wisconsin takes a backseat.................
https://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2015...n-common-core/
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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What are you trying to hide Walker?

Walker office operating as if proposed open records exemptions are law
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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The magical, disappearing Scott Walker conversation about immigration.

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Last Wednesday, Stephen Moore, a scholar at the Heritage Foundation who is an outspoken supporter of an immigration overhaul, described a recent telephone call with Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, in which he said Mr. Walker had assured him he had not completely renounced his earlier support for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
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On Sunday, after three days of pressure from Mr. Walker’s aides, Mr. Moore said that he had “misspoken” when recounting his call with Mr. Walker — and that the call had never actually taken place.
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Asked if he supported any path to citizenship or legal status for illegal immigrants, Mr. Walker’s spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, did not directly respond.
http://www.nytimes.com/politics/firs...ever-happened/


A wishy-washy, flip-flopper is not exactly what the public has in mind for the persona of "mr. unintimidated."
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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Scott Walker brags about how fighting unions in Wisconsin prepared him for fighting ISIS. Lately, Walker squirms and weasels and outright lies when the truth would hurt him politically.

" Mr Unintimidated;" ducked the question of South Carolina’s Confederate flag all weekend, his staffers emailed reporters claiming he wanted the flag to come down all along, but he thought he should let Gov. Nikki Haley say so first,

won’t raise state fees or taxes to pay for urgent bridge and road repairs, so he’s proposing to weasel out of a jam by borrowing the money,

told lies about his abortion stance in 2014, trying to get re-elected,

lied about how the “Wisconsin Idea” governing the state university system got rewritten, replacing goals like “search for truth” with workforce-development jargon. Walker called it a “drafting error;” legislators later produced evidence the changes were demanded by the administration.

Scott Walker, weasel: Why even Wisconsin GOPers are sick of their cowardly governor
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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So much for the 2nd amendment and the courage of Mr. unintimidated.

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Scott Walker tosses 2nd Amendment at public event announcing presidential run. What, law abiding citizens are dangerous?
Democurmudgeon: Scott Walker tosses 2nd Amendment at public event announcing presidential run. What, law abiding citizens are dangerous?
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:38 PM
 
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Videos of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker contradicting himself on the topic of immigration:

Watch: 2016 Candidate Flip-Flops, Volume 1
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:09 AM
 
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It seems like the pattern of Scott Walker is to waffle and walk back a lot of his words when confronted publicly with that.

A better test is to look at Governor Walker's deeds, not words on where he really stands, and he has a very extensive record of that as governor.

A legislator in Wisconsin said that in person, Scott Walker is a choirboy, but his policies are like Darth Vader's.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:37 AM
 
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It seems like the pattern of Scott Walker is to waffle and walk back a lot of his words when confronted publicly with that.

A better test is to look at Governor Walker's deeds, not words on where he really stands, and he has a very extensive record of that as governor.

A legislator in Wisconsin said that in person, Scott Walker is a choirboy, but his policies are like Darth Vader's.
Walker's record in WI is dismal at best. Scott Walker's approval level at home drops below 40 percent.

Marquette Poll: Scott Walker's approval level at home drops below 40 percent : Wsj


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The poll also found that fewer people think Walker is doing a good job as governor. His approval rating fell to 39 percent. It was 49 percent last October. Franklin said up until the April poll, Walker’s job approval had been consistently hovering around 50-percent.
The survey also found that fewer people think Walker is doing a good job as governor. His approval rating fell to 39 percent. It was 49 percent last October. In a head-to-head match-up with Hillary Clinton, the poll found Walker would lose by 10 points.
Walker’s approval rating drops again in Marquette poll
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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It seems like the pattern of Scott Walker is to waffle and walk back a lot of his words when confronted publicly with that.

A better test is to look at Governor Walker's deeds, not words on where he really stands, and he has a very extensive record of that as governor.

A legislator in Wisconsin said that in person, Scott Walker is a choirboy, but his policies are like Darth Vader's.
Yep! WI has produced about half the 250K jobs Walker promised to create. Walker not only gave away $900M in federal funds and paid Talgo $50M for trains we now don't have, he drove an international manufacturer out of the state and an area in desperate need of good manufacturing jobs. I don't know on what basis Walker argues that high(er) speed train service isn't needed here. The added leg to Madison was a first step to connecting to the Twin Cities all connected to Chicago and from there Detroit, St. Louis, etc. Now it's expected that Chicago will connect to the Quad Cities and to Minneapolis, bypassing Milwaukee and WI altogether. Brilliant. Toss away nearly a billion $ initial investment, a major industry and future development using the relative pittance in maintenance as an excuse. This wasn't just a bad decision, it was a catastrophically idiotic business decision done only for the political capital.

Walker also rejected hundreds of millions of dollars in expanded Medicaid that would have provided health insurance for tens of thousands for his personal political agenda while his scandal-plagued WEDC was handing out millions of our tax dollars to his political cronies' failed businesses. He cut $250M from the University system which he then handed over to his billionaire donors to build an arena that will generate more money for them. He cut public education funds to hand over more money to private voucher schools run by, again, his campaign donors. He's allowed massive polluters to write friendly legislation for his donors - just one such donation was $700K - and has all but dismantled the DNR and now wants to sell off priceless waterways to his donors. He tried to sneak through a dismantling of the open records law specifically to protect him from having to turn over documents and cover-up his corrupt administration, wants to dissolve the Government Accountability Board so there is no one overseeing the already compromised electoral process here other than his political cronies, and is pushing legislation to restrict John Doe investigations of political activity: no one to oversee his corruption, no one to prosecute his corruption and no media access to any documents that would chronicle the corruption.
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