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  • Qaddafi Warns France: If I Go Down, You Will Be Flooded With "Millions Of Blacks" (2011)

    10/04/2015 12:24:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 7, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Qaddafi's latest gambit: Convince the European public that they really want him to stick around, with all the stability that entails. "There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean."
  • Ron Johnson: U.S. ground troops needed in Syria (echos McCain and Graham)

    10/03/2015 7:06:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 10/2/15 | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he favors committing U.S. ground troops to a multinational military coalition that would enter Syria and create safe zones for refugees fleeing the war-torn nation. Johnson, a first-term Republican, spoke Friday at Madison-Kipp Corp. in Madison, at an event to mark Wisconsin Manufacturing Month. -snip- Johnson said he doesn’t know how many U.S. ground troops would be required for the effort. Russia’s recent involvement in the region may complicate it, he added. -snip- Johnson’s Syria stance puts him in line with other hawkish GOP senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain...
  • Marty Beil, Wisconsin Union Leader Who Lost Fight With Walker, Dies at 68

    10/03/2015 7:25:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-3-15
    Marty Beil, who as the longtime leader of the union that represented Wisconsin’s state employees was at the center of the fight in 2011 against Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, died on Thursday at his home in Mazomanie, Wis. He was 68. The cause has not been determined, his sister, Mickey Beil, said. To many, Mr. Beil was the face of the state employees union, an outspoken advocate of workers’ rights for more than 40 years. In the 2011 fight with Mr. Walker that he ultimately lost, Mr. Beil helped organize protests...
  • Scott Walker's presidential race exit might propel conservative agenda

    10/03/2015 3:09:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-2-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison— The collapse of Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign could actually propel conservative legislation in Wisconsin over the next several months. From ending all public money to Planned Parenthood to allowing state retailers to sell goods at cost or at a loss, lawmakers are considering proposals that conservatives have sought to pass in Wisconsin for years. Bills before the Legislature this fall could put new limits on biomedical research and remake the state's ethics and elections agency. The controversial bills could match scientists against activists opposed to abortion and big Wisconsin retailers like Kwik Trip of La Crosse against far...
  • Wisconsin Deer Hunter Fends off Wolves with Walther PK .380

    10/02/2015 6:34:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 104 replies
    American Hunter ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jon Draper
    On Sept. 23, Matthew Nellessen of Friendship, Wisc., an avid deer hunter and former U.S. Army sergeant who served with the 961st Engineers in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, was scouting a potential hunting area in the Colburn Wildlife Management Area of Adams County when he locked eyes with a wolf only 30 yards away. Acting on instinct he gained from military service, Nellessen immediately pulled his sidearm, a Walther PK .380, and chambered a round. That’s when things went from bad to worse. As he racked the slide, Nellessen noticed two more wolves approaching from the left. “It all...
  • Amish finally win the right to follow their beliefs in Eau Claire County

    10/01/2015 7:05:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-1-15 | Paul Brennan
    The Amish may have a reputation for raising barns lightning-fast, but this project has taken 10 years. It has taken that long for members of the Old Order Amish who want to build homes in Eau Claire County to complete the permitting process. The county refused to accommodate to their religious beliefs. Members of the Old Order strictly adhere to Amish religious and cultural traditions, and they reject electric appliances, modern plumbing and other innovations. The county welcomed the Amish when they first began settling in Eau Claire in the 1970s. “Bridge Creek officials say that if the Amish hadn’t...
  • Will the voices of the John Doe victims be heard?

    10/01/2015 2:44:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The state Government Accountability Board has launched a desperate public relations campaign to save the rogue agency. And the left — including Wisconsin’s mainstream media — has been more than willing to provide backup for the state’s campaign finance, election and ethics regulator. What you will find in the GAB’s PR campaign is a plea for more delay in reforming a “nonpartisan” agency found to have been extremely partisan in pushing a political probe into dozens of conservative groups and the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker. Delay has been the modus operandi of the GAB in defending...
  • Thursday's Polls: Trump ahead in Texas, Florida, Wisconsin...

    10/01/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 102 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/1/2015 | Real Clear Politics
    Florida Republican Presidential Primary FL Chamber Trump 25, Bush 13, Carson 9, Rubio 14, Fiorina 11, Cruz 6, Kasich 4, Huckabee 2, Christie 3, Walker 2, Paul 2, Jindal 0, Santorum 0, Graham 0 Trump +11 Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary Marquette Trump 20, Carson 16, Rubio 14, Fiorina 11, Bush 7, Cruz 5, Paul 5, Kasich 3, Huckabee 3, Christie 3, Jindal 1, Santorum 1, Graham 0, Walker, Perry Trump +4 Texas Republican Presidential Primary Texas Lyceum Trump 21, Cruz 16, Carson 12, Bush 10, Fiorina 6, Rubio 3, Huckabee 2, Kasich 1, Paul 1, Jindal 1, Santorum 1, Perry...
  • Student brawl erupts at ‘Barack Obama’ high school in Milwaukee

    10/01/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies ^ | 10/1/15 | Kyle Olson
    A pregnant girl was rushed to the hospital after she was involved in a melee involving 30 to 40 students at a high school named in honor of President Obama. Milwaukee police descended on Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after getting calls that students were brawling....
  • Still no word on GAB emails to left-leaning groups

    10/01/2015 12:38:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 9-30-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — Conservative targets of Wisconsin’s political John Doe investigation were still waiting Wednesday for a judge’s decision on whether the state Government Accountability Board must turn over communications it had with liberal political groups. Waukesha County Judge Lee Dreyfus Jr. was expected to rule two weeks ago, but the court doesn’t have Microsoft Outlook software, and the judge was unable to view the correspondence in question. Attorneys for the GAB have since sent the documents in PDF. Eddie Greim, attorney for conservative activist Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth, both plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging the...
  • GAB head asks lawmakers to delay overhaul of elections agency

    10/01/2015 12:30:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-30-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison— The head of the state's elections board has urged legislative leaders to slow down their plans to overhaul the agency, but top GOP lawmakers say they will unveil their restructuring plans next week. Gerald Nichol, chairman of the Government Accountability Board, in a letter to lawmakers raised concerns about restructuring the board 13 months before the high-turnout presidential election. His request to slow down fell on deaf ears. On Wednesday, aides to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said they reached a deal on the matter. They declined to provide details, saying they...
  • Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval at 37 percent, following presidential run

    09/30/2015 5:25:13 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 4 replies
    Marquette Univ ^ | 9/30/15 | Charles Franklin
    A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Gov. Scott Walker’s job approval at 37 percent with 59 percent disapproval among Wisconsin voters following his presidential bid. In August, 39 percent approved and 57 percent disapproved. Snip With Walker out of the race, Donald Trump has moved into first place among Wisconsin Republican voters, with 20 percent support, followed by Ben Carson at 16 percent, Marco Rubio at 14 percent and Carly Fiorina at 11 percent. The remainder of the field includes Jeb Bush at 7 percent, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul each at 5 percent, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie and...
  • MU Poll: Trump takes over lead in Wisconsin Walker's approval rating at 37 percent in state

    09/30/2015 2:37:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    wisn ^ | 2:57 PM CDT Sep 30, 2015
    MILWAUKEE —With Gov. Scott Walker out of the race, the Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday showed 20 percent of Republicans favor Donald Trump for president, followed by Ben Carson at 16 percent and Marco Rubio at 14 percent. Related Carly Fiorina has 11 percent of the support followed by Jeb Bush with 7 percent, Ted Cruz with 5 percent, and Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, and John Kasich each at 3 percent On the Democratic side, Hillary Rodham Clinton was ahead with 42 percent followed by Bernie Sanders at 30 percent and Joe Biden, who hasn't announced a run,...
  • George Will: Candidate Trump Will Soon Become One of the ‘Losers’ He Constantly Mocks

    09/28/2015 7:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | George Will
    America’s loopy Left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied the nomination are perhaps imprudent. And even Republicans who recoil from Donald Trump’s repulsiveness might want to defer the delicious pleasure of witnessing his apoplexy when he joins, as surely he will, the ranks of those he most despises — “losers.” In 2011, Bernie Sanders said “we’ve got some very, very serious problems” because the Founding Fathers bobbleheads sold at the...
  • ‘It’s a F—ing Bitch, Man’ Why Republicans Hate Political Consultants

    09/25/2015 12:44:02 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 25, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    One day after Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race, the Politico headline read: “Walker’s campaign manager unloads.” The same day, the Washington Post had an article, “Inside the collapse of Scott Walker’s presidential bid,” which also drew heavily from Walker’s campaign manager, GOP consultant Rick Wiley. It’s almost as if Wiley had an agenda.
  • Who Will Replace John Boehner? 5 Potential Republican Successors

    09/25/2015 1:04:20 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 165 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/25/15 | Christopher Harress
    Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Friday he will resign from Congress -- his seat as well as his speakership -- at the end of October after more than 20 years on Capitol Hill. The resignation will likely see a throng of Republicans vie to replace Boehner, who in recent months has faced pressure to step down over internal GOP fighting on issues such as funding for disease research, an education bill and the possible renewal of the Export-Import Bank. Below is a list of the members most likely to replace him. 1. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.: McCarthy has...
  • Ryan,McCarthy Call for End to Move to Oust Boehner (Let's get rid of these two while we are at it)

    09/17/2015 10:44:04 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    newsmax ^ | 9/17/15 | c burke
    The No. 2 House Republican and the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means committee are putting the hex on any conservative coup to topple House Speaker John Boehner – and calling for an end to palace-like "intrigue" and GOP infighting. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Ways and Means head Paul Ryan – "the only two viable potential replacements" for the embattled Ohio Republican, now in his third term as House Speaker, Politico reports – say they'll oppose any effort to oust him. You Decide Who Won the Debate! Vote Here Home | Newsfront Tags: ryan | mccarthy |...
  • George F. Will: 'Bobblehead campaign' has many bizarre turns to go

    09/23/2015 9:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Contra Costa Times ^ | September 23, 2015 | George F. Will
    America's loopy left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied the nomination are perhaps imprudent. And even Republicans who recoil from Donald Trump's repulsiveness might want to defer the delicious pleasure of witnessing his apoplexy when he joins, as surely he will, the ranks of those he most despises -- "losers." In 2011, Bernie Sanders said "we've got some very, very serious problems" because the Founding Fathers bobbleheads sold at the...
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports — rather than simply their IDs — even if they’re only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states’ rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • 7 gaffes that helped doom Scott Walker

    09/22/2015 1:30:50 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/21/15 | Daniel Strauss
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's dramatic fall from the very top of the 2016 Republican primary field was due, in part, to a series of painful verbal stumbles along the way. Here are the top seven gaffes that helped sink Walker fast.
  • The emergency meeting that led Walker to quit

    09/22/2015 12:42:09 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/22/15, | Shane Goldmacher and Alex Isenstadt
    It’s almost always bad news when a candidate’s spouse calls an emergency meeting. But that’s what happened late last week when Scott Walker’s wife, Tonette, and his campaign chairman, Mike Grebe, reached out to a small number of longtime Walker aides and summoned them to the governor’s mansion on Monday morning. Read more:
  • New emails show GAB assisting in John Doe defense after judge said stop

    09/22/2015 7:38:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 9-22-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The state Government Accountability Board has long attempted to downplay its role in the political John Doe investigation. Documents obtained by Wisconsin Watchdog, however, show just how involved the rogue agency was in assisting John Doe special prosecutor Francis Schmitz and other partners in defending the unconstitutional campaign finance probe into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and dozens of conservative organizations. “It’s clear that the GAB continued to defend the bogus legal theories in the John Doe long after the board voted to shut it down … and after a federal judge enjoined the agency from continuing to...
  • Dick Morris: Walker Himself, Not Trump, to Blame for Poor Showing

    09/22/2015 6:52:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9-22-15 | Joe Schaeffer
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination failed to catch fire not because of the dramatic rise of Donald Trump but due to the fact that Walker "never understood how to apply his record at the state level to the federal level," Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV. "What he needed to do was to talk about the insidious power of unions and [how they were] crippling education in this country and make education his big issue and use that to get women over the gender gap but he never did. He just ran as if this was...
  • How Scott Walker became an asterisk

    09/22/2015 5:58:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-21-15 | Glenn Thrush
    From presumed front-runner to quitter, Walker’s fall was fast. Before there was Donald Trump or Ben Carson or Carly Fiorina, there was Scott Walker — a defiant outsider who portrayed himself as the regular-guy champion of the GOP’s burn-the-Beltway base. After a promising start last winter, the two-term Wisconsin governor turned out to be a tentative and mistake-prone candidate who badly fumbled core Republican issues — especially birthright citizenship — that Trump and other top GOP candidates handled with relative ease. . . Several senior Republicans with knowledge of his campaign said the 47-year-old Walker — who won two elections...
  • Rubio Moves Decisively in the Wake of Walker Exit

    09/22/2015 5:42:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-22-15 | Rick Moran
    Senator Marco Rubio hasn’t wasted any time in taking advantage of Governor Scott Walker’s exit from the campaign. He has already poached Walker’s New Hampshire state co-chair and has asked Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy to headline a fundraiser for him in Texas. Amid reports that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is quitting the presidential race, has learned that his first supporter in New Hampshire has decided to back U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Cliff Hurst, a former state GOP vice chairman and Manchester Republican Committee chairman, will serve as a state co-chair for Rubio, along with state Sen....
  • Scott Walker’s fall dispels ‘iron rule’ of presidential politics

    09/22/2015 4:43:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9-21-15 | John Podhoretz
    Every presidential cycle rewrites the conventional wisdom about politics, and this one is no different. The iron rule that has now been broken is this: Governors make the best candidates. So much for iron rules. Scott Walker, by leagues the most successful sitting Republican governor in the country, just exited the presidential race — two weeks after Rick Perry, the most successful Republican governor of the 21st century thus far, quit his second bid. Things don’t look great for the remaining state executives either. John Kasich, the fascinating governor of Ohio, is pleasing the liberal media but seems determined to...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks dies

    09/22/2015 4:22:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-21-15 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks died Monday at the court in Madison. Crooks, 77, had announced last week he would not seek re-election at the end of his term next year. He was in his 39th year as a Wisconsin jurist, with nearly 20 as a member of the state's high court. Crooks did not appear in person for oral arguments before the court on Friday, though he listened on Wisconsin Eye and participated in votes, Chief Justice Patience Roggensack said then. He did come to work on Monday for an administrative hearing, but excused himself before the...
  • Wisconsin's Walker exits '16 race with harsh words for Trump

    09/21/2015 3:48:04 PM PDT · by detective · 375 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 21, 2015
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Warning the GOP's presidential race has become too nasty, Scott Walker suspended his 2016 campaign on Monday and called on some of his Republican rivals to do the same, citing an urgent need to "clear the field" to help defeat GOP front-runner Donald Trump. "Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With that in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately," Walker said in a Madison press conference.
  • Glenn Beck is Right

    09/17/2015 2:08:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Red State ^ | September 17, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    Glenn Beck has taken a lot of heat, even among people who don’t like Trump, for suggesting that tea partiers who are supporting Trump are racist. Having read what Beck said, I have to say that he is exactly right, although really the point he was making wasn’t about racism at all.....................What Glenn Beck is essentially saying is that the tea partiers who support Trump are exactly like hockey fans in that way. They claimed all this time to hate Obama for what he did, not who he was. And yet, here comes along a guy who supports all those...
  • Walker’s Pro-Life Obamacare Alternative

    09/16/2015 1:24:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 15, 2015 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    One of the worst things about Obamacare is that it provides taxpayer funding of abortion. This is one of the nearly countless reasons why Obamacare must be repealed, and it’s one of the core reasons why it is crucial for Republican presidential candidates to show they have an alternative that would lead to repeal. So far, only Scott Walker has stepped up in this regard. For pro-life voters, this should matter greatly.
  • Once again, Gov. Scott Walker ignores teacher who wants him to stop talking about her

    09/16/2015 2:08:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    <p>“In 2010, Megan Sampson was named the Outstanding First Year Teacher by the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English. Soon after, she was laid off.</p> <p>“How could this be? One of the best new teachers in the state was being let go. Well, under the old union contract, the last hired was the first fired. The last in was the first out. So, when the Democrats who controlled state government in 2010 cut aid for schools and gave them no other options, Megan Sampson’s school district laid off teachers.</p>
  • Scott Walker tries to reassure nervous donors (4 days ago)

    09/21/2015 1:29:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/17/15 | Jonathan Swan
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his team are working hard to calm their major donors — some of whom are worried that Walker is on a downward slide and did little to help his campaign in Wednesday night's GOP debate. On Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after Walker left the Simi Valley, Calif., debate stage, the presidential candidate and his team attended a fundraiser with several-dozen "bundlers" — well-connected donors who collect money from their friends on behalf of a candidate — at the Los Angeles home of Republican pollster Frank Luntz. “My house is open to anyone who...
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/21/2015 1:17:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    WKOW ^ | 9/20/15 | WKOW
    A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically.
  • BREAKING: Scott Walker Reportedly Suspending His 2016 Campaign

    09/21/2015 2:05:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | September 21 | Matt Vespa
    The New York Times is reporting that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is withdrawing from the 2016 race: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity. […] “The short answer is money,” said a supporter of Mr. Walker’s who was briefed on the decision. “He’s made a decision not to limp into Iowa.” There will be a live press conference at 6pm EST. Walker was seen as a strong...
  • Scott Walker Said to Be Quitting Presidential Race

    09/21/2015 1:10:01 PM PDT · by kristinn · 455 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Monday, September 21. 2015 | Alexander Burns and Patrick Healy
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Mr. Walker called a news conference in Madison at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
  • Scott Walker’s campaign takes hit after second debate

    09/21/2015 4:26:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    Daily Cardinal ^ | September 21, 2015 | Andrew Bahl
    When Gov. Scott Walker took the stage last Wednesday for the second Republican debate, it was amid popular opinion that the onetime poll leader needed a strong showing to regain his form. Yet many in the media are questioning whether Walker delivered that type of performance, with commentators throughout the state and nation wondering if the governor was able to convey his ideas when he had the least speaking time of the 11 candidates. Walker campaign manager Rick Wiley said his candidate looked strong in his brief sparring with current front-runner Donald Trump and that his message came across even...
  • Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers appears to take a jab at Seahawk Russell Wilson (Mocks God)

    09/21/2015 7:10:22 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 62 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 09/21/2015 | Bob Condotta
    Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers insisted throughout the week that he wouldn’t be thinking about anything that had happened in past games with the Seattle Seahawks as the two teams prepared for a rematch. But after the Packers beat the Seahawks 27-17 in Green Bay Sunday night, Rodgers made a comment that appeared to show some of the history with the Seahawks was on his mind. Specifically, comments Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson made after the NFC Championship game crediting the Seahawks’ comeback to God. Asked after the game a question about the Packers have been able to create and deal...
  • The Fall of Scott Walker

    09/21/2015 5:06:00 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 55 replies
    am thinker ^ | 9/21/15 | e straker
    The new CNN poll has Scott Walker polling at less than one half of one percent, or effectively zero. Statistically speaking, no one supports Scott Walker, not his campaign staff, not his family, not even himself. He is the epitome of zero, zilch, nada. It is expected that he will soon discover a burning need to spend more time on governing Wisconsin, or to be with his family, or perhaps spend quality time with his motorcycle. But before he goes, what are some lessons from his fall? 1) Busting public unions is good, but it doesn't make you into a...
  • Donald Trump Extends Lead in First Post-Debate Poll;Viewed as “Most Presidential”(Trump 29% Ben 14%)

    09/20/2015 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 20th, 2015 10:11 am | Jim Hoft
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump extended his lead in the first prominent post-debate poll released by NBC News Sunday. Post debate NBC poll: Trump 29% Carson 14% Carly 11% Jeb 8% Cruz 7% Rubio 7% Rand 3% Christie 3% Walker 3% Kasich 2% — Howie Klein (@downwithtyranny) September 20, 2015 Trump was also viewed as “most presidential” among the GOP candidates. NBC News reported: More than a third of Republican voters say that Carly Fiorina performed best in the Wednesday night debate on CNN. But debate performances don’t translate into vote preference overnight, and Donald Trump maintains his position at...
  • Scott Walker implodes, Carly Fiorina soars in new CNN poll

    09/20/2015 8:22:59 AM PDT · by VinL · 86 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/20/15 | Benjy Sarlin
    The first major national poll since the second GOP debate finds Carly Fiorina surging into a second place and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign in total collapse. The survey by CNN of 444 registered Republican voters put Donald Trump in first place with 24% support, a drop of 8 points since their last poll, and Fiorina in second place with 15%. Fiorina earned plaudits on the right for her debate performance, which included multiple clashes with Trump, although fact checkers pointed out that she vividly cited footage from a hidden camera video of Planned Parenthood that does not appear to...
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • Scott Walker gripes that media was going to crown Carly Fiorina GOP debate winner 'no matter what'

    09/18/2015 12:52:05 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09/18/2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Carly Fiorina was always going to win last night's debate, griped rival Scott Walker, whose own performance at last night's Republican debate was panned by political pundits. 'I think going in, we knew the narrative, no matter what was going to happen, was that they were going to say Carly had a big night, no matter what, and obviously they said that,' Walker said Thursday on Glenn Beck's radio show, blaming the political media for making the call and crowning Fiorina the winner. While the Wisconsin governor had once been considered a top-tier GOP pick, Fiorina was among the pack's...
  • More Wisconsin Emails -- How investigators Targeted Conservative Supreme Court Justices

    09/17/2015 2:45:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Our liberal friends in Wisconsin are unhappy. They think someone is leaking emails that make the state’s partisan campaign regulators look bad. We’ll plead guilty to having sources, but the emails are news and they sure are revealing. Today’s installment from court documents concerns how a special prosecutor and regulators at the Government Accountability Board (GAB) targeted the state’s conservative Supreme Court justices. The partisan goal was to force some justices to recuse themselves from hearing a constitutional challenge to their probe of Governor Scott Walker and his political allies. In a Feb. 11, 2013 email, then-GAB staff counsel Shane...
  • Rumor: Scott Walker Dumps Campaign Manager Rick Wiley

    The Washington Post had a story earlier today about the growing disarray in the Scott Walker campaign. There is mounting anxiety among Scott Walker donors about the direction of his campaign and increasing fears that it is running low on cash, leading to a growing consensus among some of the Wisconsin governor’s biggest financial backers that he needs to make a dramatic change.Most of the ire is directed at campaign manager Rick Wiley, who Walker supporters believe expanded the staff too quickly and has failed to calibrate spending during the summer fundraising season. A recent count put the number of...
  • Mark Levin: My brief take on the debate (I will discuss it more fully on my program tonight)

    09/17/2015 8:53:28 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 147 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 09/17/2015 | Mark Levin
    1. CNN's format was awful. The entire effort was intended to instigate fights between and among the candidates. They wanted a brawl. The early part of the debate was the worst -- right out of the box, piling on Donald Trump. Like Trump or not, this is a Republican debate. As I've been saying for a while, when will the RNC stop turning over the GOP debates to the media? I find these debate formats demeaning of the candidates and not particularly informative. 2. Twice now Ted Cruz was treated as a third-tier candidate. He received very little time and...
  • Ann Coulter: Scott Walker Is ‘Smoking Out the Cheap Labor Hacks’ on Immigration

    04/22/2015 9:11:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies ^ | 4/22/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Conservative columnist and multiple-time number one New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter told Breitbart News that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s boldly stated position on immigration when it comes to protecting Americans from illegal and legal immigration is “fantastic” and “amazing.” “YES! Fantastic, amazing, just what I’ve been waiting for! Romney, of course, said exactly this and also endorsed E-Verify and a fence on the border,” Coulter said when asked to react to Walker’s statements—and all the political establishment from both sides of the aisle and the media attacking him—on Tuesday. “I’m bitter and cynical, but I don’t know how...
  • Exclusive–Ann Coulter: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz Understand the Immigration Primary

    08/07/2015 12:20:34 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    It’s still all the Donald. He was the big man on stage. They challenged him in that first question about supporting the eventual nominee — whomever it may be — and he was right to refuse. The issues he represents cannot be subordinated to party. One wishes he had hammered the immigration point in that first question, by saying: “Any candidate who doesn’t respond to the threat of uncontrolled immigration cannot represent me.” He’d better understand that’s his signature issue. Other than that, he sounds informed, smart, and presidential. Brilliant on Obamacare. Brilliant on giving money to politicians. Brilliant on...
  • White Professor Labels Scott Walker Racist For Union Reform, Lives In Town With 19 BLACK PEOPLE

    09/17/2015 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2015 | Eric Owen
    The two authors [Dylan Bennett of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and University of Washington Ph.D. candidate Hannah Walker] construct their argument calling Walker a racist by observing that the city of Milwaukee is home to the largest concentration of black people in Milwaukee. As in many metropolitan areas, many of the suburbs surrounding Milwaukee “such as Brookfield and Waukesha” are chockablock with white residents. Thus, the white scholars contend, any effort to reduce the scope of government is racist even if — especially if — proponents of limited government never use any overtly racist language. “Governor Walker engages a strong,...
  • ANALYSIS: Carly Fiorina Leads Way as Republican Candidates Shrink Donald Trump’s Shadow

    09/17/2015 12:07:17 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 71 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 17, 2015 | RICK KLEIN
    ANALYSIS: Carly Fiorina Leads Way as Republican Candidates Shrink Donald Trump’s Shadow By RICK KLEIN Sep 16, 2015 Since nothing seems to have worked in attempts to stop Donald Trump, his rivals tried a new strategy at the second Republican debate: everything. It didn’t make Trump go away, and nothing is likely to have happened that would make his growing support suddenly crater. But Trump faded for long stretches -– and seemed more vulnerable than he did at the first debate, in front of a far-more raucous crowd. A tuned-in public saw a frontrunner with limitations in sharp view -–...
  • Ann Coulter Accuses Republican Candidates of Pandering to '(Blank) Jews'

    09/16/2015 10:35:42 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 214 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 09/16/2015 | Haaretz
    <p>Controversial pundit tweets 'how many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?' after several candidates in Republican debate stress improved U.S. ties with Israel.</p>