Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

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    Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

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    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has made no secret of the fact that he’s thinking about running for president in 2016. But before that happens, he’s got to win a reelection fight in a polarized state where his opponents have been gunning for him since he took office. He’ll also have to navigate a crowded Republican field including several candidates who will have a head start on him, higher national name recognition, and higher numbers in early poll. But there’s something about the Wisconsin governor that drives liberals bonkers.


     


    That’s the only explanation for the New Republic‘s atrocious hit piece on him this week that sought to label him as a racist. The problem with the piece wasn’t just the false premise. As even many of the magazine’s liberal faithful soon realized as they plowed through the 7,000-plus word effort, that the inflammatory headline—”The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker: A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star”—there was absolutely nothing there to prove that Walker was a racist. The best takedown of the article comes—as is only fitting—from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, whose Christian Schneider rightly dismisses Alec MacGillis’s work as the kind of a baloney that smacked of a Google-aided tourist rather than knowledge of the state’s politics.


     


    But the liberal campaign to discredit Walker isn’t limited to TNR’s inflammatory trash. As the New York Times reported this afternoon, there was an attempt by some Wisconsin prosecutors to tie Walker’s recall campaign to illegal contributions. But you have to click on the piece that was trumpeted on the paper’s home page to learn that the case was unproven and, in fact, dismissed by a federal judge and that the story is based on a federal suit that sought to reveal the unsubstantiated allegations in the records of this cold case. In fact, you have to read down to the end of the sixth paragraph of the piece to read, in a quote from Walker’s camp, that “two judges have rejected the characterizations [of the Walker campaign’s alleged illegal activity] contained in these documents.” The Times only mentions the pertinent fact that a federal judge halted the investigation as a politicized fishing expedition in the last sentence of the article.


     


    In other words, there may be as little to this “scandal” as there was to previous efforts to nail Walker via Wisconsin’s draconian campaign finance laws or hit pieces like that published in TNR. All of which must cause political observers to wonder why it is that liberals are expending so much effort to knock off Walker. Could it be that they sense he is exactly the sort of candidate that could give Democrats a run for their money in 2016?


     


     To be fair, no Republican governor in the country challenged liberal orthodoxy and Democrat interest groups the way Walker did after he took office in 2011. By seeking to reform the state’s finances and prevent state worker unions from continuing to blackmail the taxpayers, Walker stepped on what has always been the third rail of American politics. Yet he won that political battle despite thuggish efforts by Democrats and unions to intimidate Walker and other Republicans as well as an attempt to shut down the Wisconsin legislature (not surprisingly liberals who were outraged at last year’s federal government shutdown had no problem with what Democrats did in that instance). Not satisfied with that fiasco, the unions and Democrats wasted a year of effort and millions of dollars in precious campaign funds on a futile recall election the following year that only served to solidify his status as a GOP star.


    And once again the left will try and defeat Scott Walker. Walker is the only Governor who has been elected twice already in the last three years. Once in 2010 and once again when the unions got the signatures to force a recall election that Walker won. The left understands that Walker’s continued success in Wisconsin is a rebuke to the progressive movement and the strengthening of a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016.  The name-calling has started on social media. Watch for the heavy artillery from the New York Times.


     

     
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    Heh, heh, heh ... yep, it's all one big persecution of wingnuts .... just like the Souza case .... who ended up pleading guilty .... or Scooter who was convicted by a jury .... but they're really innocent .... really, they are.


    Meanwhile .... everything that has happened in the past 5 yrs is an Obama 'scandal' that must be endlessly investigated by every committee the wingnuts can muster with absolutely nothing to show for all the wasted time and money.


    You wingnuts certainly have that psychological projection thingy down pat.


    Major investigations of wingnuts end in convictions while all these 'librul scandals' end in a whimper .... but the wingnuts still believe in their persecution complex while projecting their penchant for politically motivated attacks.

     
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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

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    Allegation against Obama? Why that's clear proof of a conspiracy to <insert faux scandal of the week>.

    Allegation and criminal case against an R? Why that's clear proof of a conspiracy to harm the R.

     

     

    Why don't you just sit tight and wait to see what is or is not presented as evidence against him?

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    Ah, the irony...the NY Times didnt 'sit tight', screeching its phony smear headline about a 'criminal scheme' ....

     
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    The smearing NY Times article, with a typically demonically "dark" image of Gov Walker,   doesnt even bother to tell readers a federal judge stopped the partisan John Doe investigation, and two judges have found it groundless...


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    In a NY Times "news" story, twenty paragraphs of accusations and two paragraphs addressing the fact that state and federal judges ruled that no laws were violated. "All the bias that can be brought to bear". By the way, ..... national lefty groups and unions were in Wisconsin conducting "issue" support for the Democrat candidates.

     
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    To CLC, reporting both sides of the story is blatantly unfair.

    Even mentioning the fact that a wingnut is under investigation is part of some vast librul conspiracy ....

    Oh the irony ....

     
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    "30th Century Man"...?

     
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    "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barack Obama

     

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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

    Do you remember how Tom Delay was railroaded by a democrat prosecutor? Ted Stevens? This is an ongoing problem and it's only getting worse under the "leadership" of this administration.

     

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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

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    Heh, heh, heh ... yep, it's all one big persecution of wingnuts .... just like the Souza case .... who ended up pleading guilty .... or Scooter who was convicted by a jury .... but they're really innocent .... really, they are.

     

    Meanwhile .... everything that has happened in the past 5 yrs is an Obama 'scandal' that must be endlessly investigated by every committee the wingnuts can muster with absolutely nothing to show for all the wasted time and money.

     

    You wingnuts certainly have that psychological projection thingy down pat.

     

    Major investigations of wingnuts end in convictions while all these 'librul scandals' end in a whimper .... but the wingnuts still believe in their persecution complex while projecting their penchant for politically motivated attacks.

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    Hehehe still with that innuendo about scooter Libby. Hey, what was he found guilty of?

    Scott Walker scares liberals for two very important reasons.

    he demonstrates through action that the progressive big government approach does not work.

    and,

    that the smaller lower tax government does work.

    this flies  right in the face of Marxist orthodoxy, which liberals and progressives claim they are not, yet they bristle at each and every smack at the pillars of Marxism.

     
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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

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    Do you remember how Tom Delay was railroaded by a democrat prosecutor? Ted Stevens? This is an ongoing problem and it's only getting worse under the "leadership" of this administration.


    Are you referring to the two gop-er judges who overturned DeLay's conviction by a jury of his peers?


    Heh, heh, heh ... ya, there's no way that could be a political favor. */ sarcasm off /*


    And of course there's the fact that Stevens was indicted by a gop-er Atty General and the subsequent Dem Atty General filed the motion which set aside the conviction ... but hey, why bother with facts.

     
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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

    It appears that criminals are taking over the GOP

     
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    Do you remember how Tom Delay was railroaded by a democrat prosecutor? Ted Stevens? This is an ongoing problem and it's only getting worse under the "leadership" of this administration.

     

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    Both of those investigations were initiated and played out before Obama was elected.

    But don't let facts spoil your entertaining stories, bro.

     

     

     
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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

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    Hehehe still with that innuendo about scooter Libby. Hey, what was he found guilty of?

    Scott Walker scares liberals for two very important reasons.

    he demonstrates through action that the progressive big government approach does not work.

    and,

    that the smaller lower tax government does work.

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    Those are neither reasons nor very important, except perhaps in your dreams.

    Besides, Walker is propped up by the elite power brokers in DC, not the grassroots.  He's Romney with less cash and even less national appeal to the voting majority.

    That said, bring him on...should be fun watching his ego make a go of it.

     

     
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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

    Walker goes on FOX News to discuss his troubles ..... why doesn't he talk directly to the people of Wisconsin

     
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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

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    Hehehe still with that innuendo about scooter Libby. Hey, what was he found guilty of?

    Scott Walker scares liberals for two very important reasons.

    he demonstrates through action that the progressive big government approach does not work.

    and,

    that the smaller lower tax government does work.

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    Those are neither reasons nor very important, except perhaps in your dreams.

    Besides, Walker is propped up by the elite power brokers in DC, not the grassroots.  He's Romney with less cash and even less national appeal to the voting majority.

    That said, bring him on...should be fun watching his ego make a go of it.

     

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    Yet you repeatedly miss that a judge stopped the investigation, finding the charges not credible.

    cling bitterly....

     
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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

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    Do you remember how Tom Delay was railroaded by a democrat prosecutor? Ted Stevens? This is an ongoing problem and it's only getting worse under the "leadership" of this administration.

     

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    Think for yourself, question authority.

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    Both of those investigations were initiated and played out before Obama was elected.

    But don't let facts spoil your entertaining stories, bro.

     

     

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    Democrats weren't tools before Obama?

     
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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

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    Do you remember how Tom Delay was railroaded by a democrat prosecutor? Ted Stevens? This is an ongoing problem and it's only getting worse under the "leadership" of this administration.

     

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    Think for yourself, question authority.

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    Both of those investigations were initiated and played out before Obama was elected.

    But don't let facts spoil your entertaining stories, bro.

     

     

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    But you forget Obama still has the time machine he used to go back in time to place his own birth announcement in a Hawaiian newspaper.  People often forget that he has access to time travel. It's so obvious. 

     
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    Do you remember how Tom Delay was railroaded by a democrat prosecutor? Ted Stevens? This is an ongoing problem and it's only getting worse under the "leadership" of this administration.

     

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    Think for yourself, question authority.

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    Both of those investigations were initiated and played out before Obama was elected.

    But don't let facts spoil your entertaining stories, bro.

     

     

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    But you forget Obama still has the time machine he used to go back in time to place his own birth announcement in a Hawaiian newspaper.  People often forget that he has access to time travel. It's so obvious. 

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    Democrats were tools before Obama?

     
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    Obviously you're a very confused person ... so much so that it's confusing just to even try and follow your disjointed, contadictory and non-sensical posts.



    Democrats were tools before Obama?


    Democrats weren't tools before Obama?


     
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    Obviously you're a very confused person ... so much so that it's confusing just to even try and follow your disjointed, contadictory and non-sensical posts.

     


    Democrats were tools before Obama?

     

    Democrats weren't tools before Obama?


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    He doesn't understand humor. Incapable of following a thread. Easily confused. Hardly worth responding to, although it is slightly entertaining.

     
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    Re: Liberals are afraid of Scott Walker

    I wasn't blaming President Obama for the corrupt misuse of power evident in the cases that I cited which should have been clear to a careful reader of the text. The only point being made there is that there is very good reason to be suspicious of any accusations made against GOP politicians.


    He is, however, responsible for the atmosphere of corruption that has become pervasive in his administration. That much should be inarguable.  


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    The only point being made there is that there is very good reason to be suspicious of any accusations made against GOP politicians.




    How's that persecution complex working for ya?


    Ya know, I've heard that tinfoil hats are fairly easy craft yourself .... even a cat can do it.


     


     

     
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    Obviously you're a very confused person ... so much so that it's confusing just to even try and follow your disjointed, contadictory and non-sensical posts.

     


    Democrats were tools before Obama?

     

    Democrats weren't tools before Obama?


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    He doesn't understand humor. Incapable of following a thread. Easily confused. Hardly worth responding to, although it is slightly entertaining.

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    Obviously, YOU don't have a sense of humor. I was poking fun.  Geesh.

     
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    The only point being made there is that there is very good reason to be suspicious of any accusations made against GOP politicians.

     

     

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    How's that persecution complex working for ya?

     

     

    Ya know, I've heard that tinfoil hats are fairly easy craft yourself .... even a cat can do it.

     

     

     

     

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    Conservatives are fairly distrustful of all politicians, unlike progressives.

    there is a reason we call yous guys koolaid drinkers.

     
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    The only point being made there is that there is very good reason to be suspicious of any accusations made against GOP politicians.

     

     

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    How's that persecution complex working for ya?

     

     

    Ya know, I've heard that tinfoil hats are fairly easy craft yourself .... even a cat can do it.

     

     

     

     

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    Conservatives are fairly distrustful of all politicians, unlike progressives.

    there is a reason we call yous guys koolaid drinkers.

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    Ahhh, but he didn't say 'all' politicians ... he specifically played his persecution complex card, and tried to rationalize it no less, despite the facts to the contrary .... that's the reason for the tinfoil hat.

     

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