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Poll: Scott Walker Opens Up Lead on Opponents (PPP Poll)
National Review Online - The Corner ^ | April 16, 2012 | Christian Schneider

Posted on 04/17/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT by C19fan

Ever wonder what it takes to sanitize a Daily Kos post of all the snark and pompous windbaggery? We found out today, when their very own poll showed Wisconsin governor Scott Walker opening up a lead on his two primary Democratic opponents in the pending June 5 recall election. (One imagines the Daily Kos author typing that post while looking like Sylvester the Cat having swallowed a bag of alum.)

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
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I think this recall election is more important than the POTUS.
1 posted on 04/17/2012 7:03:04 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Your right. It is.

Unless Newt pulls off an upset the POTUS will be a race between two socialist liberals.

WI is a race between a true conservative and a socialist liberal.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 7:06:35 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: C19fan

I think it is, too. Walker, unlike most Republicans on the national level, is someone worth supporting. He makes a campaign promise, follows through with it, and fights through the consequences. Could you imagine the reaction of, say, John Boehner, the first time he saw TV images of protests in Madison? He’d be curled up in a corner blubbering and blowing snotbubbles.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 7:07:44 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: ScottinVA
If Walker goes down it will be over in terms of fighting the public sector unions and us tax payers will have to bend over when the pension tsunami hits. Also, if Walker can withstand this he will be POTUS material for 2016 when Willard goes down this November.
4 posted on 04/17/2012 7:12:04 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Saw a Wisconsin-plated car with a “Recall Walker” sticker on an Interstate this past weekend. All I could think is “look at that greedy union socialist parasite driving it”.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 7:14:29 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: C19fan

“One imagines the Daily Kos author typing that post while looking like Sylvester the Cat having swallowed a bag of alum.”

LOL. I’m trying to imagine the same for perky Katie Couric!


6 posted on 04/17/2012 7:14:55 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: C19fan
Also, if Walker can withstand this he will be POTUS material for 2016 when Willard goes down this November.

If Willard goes down in November in 2012, it won't matter who runs fir POTUS in 2016. By that time, it will be game, set, and match for the US of A. Everything that follows Obama in 2016 will just be rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

7 posted on 04/17/2012 7:15:32 AM PDT by kabar
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To: C19fan

If Obozo wins there will be no POTUS election in 2016. Match set and game over.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 7:18:31 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: C19fan; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin Walker slams opponents in Daily Kos poll

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 7:20:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: C19fan

“I think this recall election is more important than the POTUS.”

Of course it is.

We have no choice for POTUS, so it’s Obama part II.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 7:21:12 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: C19fan

What is the official site for donating to Scott Walker’s campaign?

I’m trying to avoid Leftist spoofs.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 7:21:24 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: C19fan
It's about time he opened up a can on his opponents. :-)

Funny, since WI went decidedly conservative a couple of years ago, I see story after story on FR about how successful the state has been. Lower unemployment. Lower taxes. More business coming in. And so on.

Elections have consequences. Which, I'm sure, has been completely lost on the MSM.

12 posted on 04/17/2012 7:22:34 AM PDT by wbill
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To: kabar

By my scoring, it was probably game set match at some point in the Republican primary. We need a president who can lead a u-turn. I don’t see Mitt doing this—I see him leading a significant portion of the GOP in continuing us in the wrong direction. If, by some miracle, there is something salvageable left in 2016, it would be good if we could have Walker or some one like him to try a u-turn. If he has to take on Mitt in the primary, this probably isn’t going to happen.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 7:25:41 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: kabar

By my scoring, it was probably game set match at some point in the Republican primary. We need a president who can lead a u-turn. I don’t see Mitt doing this—I see him leading a significant portion of the GOP in continuing us in the wrong direction. If, by some miracle, there is something salvageable left in 2016, it would be good if we could have Walker or some one like him to try a u-turn. If he has to take on Mitt in the primary, this probably isn’t going to happen.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 7:27:11 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: ScottinVA

lol


15 posted on 04/17/2012 7:34:33 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: C19fan

I just got back from a little cruise through the Kos neighborhood. The comments are hysterical. There really are some very, very stupid people out there.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 7:35:14 AM PDT by technically right
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To: Hieronymus
If Obama stays for another four years, Obamacare will be fully implemented; his czars will have effectively shut down our economy thru regulation; out of control spending will continue to keep the welfare state treading water a little while longer; the national debt will be over $20 trillion; and his backdoor amnesty plus legal immigration will continue to change rapidly the demographics of this country making the Dems the permanent majority party. By 2019, half of the children 18 and under will be minorities as defined by the USG and by 2039 half of the country will be minorities.

This country is already in decline, but Obama will hasten it to the point that no one will be able to retrieve it. We have created a massive culture of dependency where almost 50% of the people pay no income taxes; 46 million are on food stamps; 60 million on Medicaid; 54 million on SS and 47 million on Medicare. Those numbers will continue to increase due to an aging population and Obamacare will add 18 million to Medicaid. Obamacare was the final nail in the coffin. Obama and his Marxist allies were brilliant knowing that once Obamacare was passed, there was no turning back.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT by kabar
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To: C19fan

"Walker himself didn’t have a bad week, either.. a report issued by Walker’s administration showed that due to his package of government-employee reforms, property taxes in the state have decreased for the first time in twelve years. Democrats countered this news by accusing Walker’s spokeswoman of once working at Hooters."

The leftists never fail to amuse.

18 posted on 04/17/2012 8:01:55 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: C19fan

Walker, and a few other Republicans, are the best thing in the party today. In fact Gov. Walker may be the best man in America right now!


19 posted on 04/17/2012 8:14:42 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: Westbrook

Suggest you call Walker’s office and ask them for the proper address. You are right to worry about lefty spoofs. I donated a while ago but I don’t remember the exact name and I think it was for supporting checkers for the ridiculous petition signatures.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 8:30:52 AM PDT by Sal (STAND YOUR GROUND laws are the prosecutor's target--GZ is collateral damage.)
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To: C19fan
I think this recall election is more important than the POTUS.

So we have the possibility of Saul Alinsky's phiosophy prevailing *state-wide* versus *nationwide*? Yes,Governor Walker's important but if forced to choose which *one* I'd rather see lose it's Walker.

And no,I *don't*,in fact,want to see Walker lose.

21 posted on 04/17/2012 8:31:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: kabar

The graph shows vividly the results of Reid and Pelosi taking control of the Senate and House in 2007 and then food stamp usage increasing at warp speed as Zerobama took over the presidency in 2009.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 8:34:45 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: C19fan

Ooops...worded that badly.I wish FR would allow editing of posts after they’re up.I meant to say that if Walker *or* the Republican nominee had to lose I’d rather it be Walker.But I want both Walker *and* the Republican nominee to win.I only want Osama to lose.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 8:35:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: RightWingConspirator

The Obama administration has actually been encouraging greater use of food stamps. They have been advertising for more people to sign up. They have rewarded states like Oregon with a monetary bonus for increasing the size of their food stamp rolls.


24 posted on 04/17/2012 8:44:22 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Qbert

I think we need to see the evidence before judging the Democrats’s assertion about the Walker spokeswoman. :)


25 posted on 04/17/2012 9:17:08 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Westbrook
Governor Walker's official site:
http://www.scottwalker.org/

Thanks for contributing!

26 posted on 04/17/2012 9:57:00 AM PDT by Jean S
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To: C19fan

Do you really think there will be an electorally normal 2016 with either of the Obamneys at the helm? Occasionally conservative Justice Kennedy is the only thing between the USA and an outright transmogrification (pace Calvin) of the political system. Neither Obamney will appoint a conservative Justice if we lose one of the ones we have and Republicans in the Senate, no matter how it is composed, will not vote to leave a seat vacant just because the president will only appoint socialists.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 10:26:57 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: kabar
Everything that follows Obama in 2016 will just be rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic

I don't think we will have access to the deck chairs to rearrange them- with either Obamney. And even with a Republican Romney presidency it is not the Republicans who will get to run the New Socialist America.

28 posted on 04/17/2012 10:30:11 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: wbill
Elections have consequences. Which, I'm sure, has been completely lost on the MSM.

It has not been lost on the MSM. MSM just doesn't like those consequences.

29 posted on 04/17/2012 10:32:11 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: C19fan

Not more important, but very important.


30 posted on 04/17/2012 10:34:16 AM PDT by Williams
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To: C19fan

WI is the race to watch and I’ll tell you that IL politicians are watching that race. They want to make similar moves here in Illinois, but are afraid. I suspect that MI, OH and other Dem strongholds are doing the same. If the unions look weak here it’s over for the public sector unions.


31 posted on 04/17/2012 10:42:32 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Hieronymus

I don’t think you’re scoring it correctly. Romney is my last choice this time around. He’s a political weather vane, whichever way the wind blows he’s going that way. If we elect a conservative Congress he’ll go along with them.

He’s got a reputation, deserved or not, for being a turnaround guy. He’ll have to turn things around. The biggest danger is him surrounding himself with Kenes boys and ruining things faster.


32 posted on 04/17/2012 10:47:41 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
Good point. More important than the Walker recall OR the election for POTUS is CONGRESSIONAL SEATS! Romney will be held to account for his actions by a majority conservative Congress because unlike 0bama he is white and won't have a race card to hide behind.

Anyone who thinks a Romney presidency would be 'the same as 0bama' is fooling themselves. If 0bama goes, so goes the CZARS. Even if the ONLY difference between 0bama and Romney is the purging of the CZARS, the vote for Romney is entirely worth it. These thugs (CZARS) are behind much of the carnage going on in America and need to be stopped. A conservative Congress would ensure Romney not continue with such nonsense.

33 posted on 04/17/2012 11:12:45 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

My question is this: WHY is the congress allowing these Czar positions to be paid with tax money? Those positions are not elected and not authorized by anyone in congress. What reason besides the gutless GOP / Congress are We the People allowing these unelected socilists appointees to DO this carnage.

Self inflicted wounds. Same with all the executive orders, new EPA rules, Dept. of Education and on and on. WHY are we allowing these idiotic rules to be pushed down our throats?


34 posted on 04/17/2012 11:22:47 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Hieronymus

“By my scoring, it was probably game set match at some point in the Republican primary. We need a president who can lead a u-turn.”

And it’s appropriate that you made this comment in a thread discussing Walker.

If there is one Republican in America who should have been leading the ticket this year, it is Scott Walker.

A soft-spoken but intelligent man of character and principles, who says what he wants to do and then sticks with it, not giving up against the greatest of adversaries. (Aside: compare these qualities with Romney...)

What is leadership supposed to be about?


35 posted on 04/17/2012 11:31:46 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: C19fan; Jean S

Ditto, I’m in IL and donated and doing everything I can to help Governor Walker fight the Union Thugs from hell.


36 posted on 04/17/2012 11:47:22 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Dengar01

Me too!


37 posted on 04/17/2012 11:50:18 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Was is a Volt? Or at least a UAW made vehicle?


38 posted on 04/17/2012 11:56:31 AM PDT by matt04
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To: cableguymn

This is also basically a referendum on union reform much more than it is a race between two candidates. Unfortunately we lost one of those in Ohio. We lose another one of these and the issue’s going be dead for a long time like Social Security reform was after Bush failed to get it through.


39 posted on 04/17/2012 11:58:01 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: RightWingConspirator

The graph also shows how as soon as Newt took the House in 1994, things changed dramatically and food stamp usage went way down. As soon as Newt left in 2000 and Bush was elected, the numbers immediately started climbing back up to their pre-Newt levels.


40 posted on 04/17/2012 12:11:57 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: RightWingConspirator

Not to mention Reagan also had a downward effect on food stamp usage. As soon as Bush Sr. took over, the trend reversed. Reagan and Newt = real Republicans. The Bushes = not so much.


41 posted on 04/17/2012 12:15:00 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: technically right

Those stupid people are the reason you have a marxist in the White House.

People should have to pass a test to qualify to vote. Imagine trying to get THAT approved. Difficult enough that they have to show proper identification.


42 posted on 04/17/2012 12:16:59 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: 1010RD

I am afraid that I think that Romney isn’t a pure weather vane and does have a couple of principles that I probably don’t agree with. If he were a pure weather vane, I can see that in theory a conservative Congress would do the job.

Unfortunately, barring a Tom Clancy novel event, we aren’t going to have a conservative Congress. The best we may expect is the congress we already have less a few of the liberals and with the addition of a few more conservatives. Even in the Senate, where the greatest change is possible, the GOP isn’t going to get to 60 and it isn’t like the GOP is completely conservative. I don’t see congress providing leadership even if Romney is willing to follow. It is more likely that some leadership will come out of the GOP if Obama (or better yet Biden) is the one in the White House.

Bleak.


43 posted on 04/17/2012 12:33:01 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: C19fan

May the left throw in way too much money in this race, and then lose! Repeat, for the November general election, at each and every political level! Thanks! But, what to do, as a conservative majority of voters/very conservative majority of voters, about the ‘12 POTUS race, where the two major candidates are leftists, yet again?


44 posted on 04/17/2012 1:18:32 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: IbJensen
What if Romney asked Gov. Walker to run with him?

Would he be more important as Wisconsin's governor, or a force to pull Romney to the right?

45 posted on 04/17/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: C19fan

Man, that’s just gotta SUCK for the MSNBC-Watching, Obama-Worshipping liberal left to know...


46 posted on 04/17/2012 1:27:20 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: DarthVader

If Obozo wins there will be no POTUS election in 2016. Match set and game over.

...and your rationale for that brilliant piece of analysis is what, exactly...Obama will probably win his second term (white guilt will not allow this country to turn out the first black President short of his allotment), but will be a lame duck most likely dealing with a Repub Senate and House...and by 2016 the country will be so tired of Democrat rule that the 2008 scenario will play out again...this time in the Republican favor...a short study of Presidential election history might help...


47 posted on 04/17/2012 1:33:40 PM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: IrishBrigade

I’m sorry to disappoint you if Obozo is reelected there will more than likely still be a Dem controlled Senate and we will still have governance by EO fiat. He has to go this term or the damage that will be done will take a generation to fix.


48 posted on 04/17/2012 1:43:32 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: IrishBrigade

Besides certain of us who work hard for a living have no time to write long drawn out analyses of politics on commpany time. If I caught anyone who worked for me doing so they would be on the unemployment line.


49 posted on 04/17/2012 1:46:29 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

My husband was asking very similar questions last night and mumbling about pitchforks..


50 posted on 04/17/2012 2:24:06 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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