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Offline Rapunzel

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Is Scott Walker next?
« on: January 10, 2014, 11:40:16 PM »
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Is Scott Walker next?

Posted By Matt K. Lewis On 5:12 PM 01/09/2014

While Chris Christie’s bridge scandal is dominating the headlines, a lesser-known potential scandal is brewing in Wisconsin. As the Wall Street Journal reported in November, ”a special prosecutor is targeting conservative groups that participated in the battle over Governor Scott Walker’s union reforms.”

The allegation is of improper coordination between the campaign and conservative outside groups, and the real danger may simply be that a denouement isn’t reached until after November (Walker’s re-election). Already, it has been months. As Eric O’Keefe, head of the Wisconsin Club for Growth, told the Journal, he “received his subpoena in early October” and “at least three of the targets had their homes raided at dawn, with law-enforcement officers turning over belongings to seize computers and files.”

Even if no indictments are ever issued, this has the potential to do at least four things: 1). Cast a cloud over Scott Walker as he seeks re-election 2). Impact Walker’s presidential ambitions, 3). Destroy the conservative movement/infrastructure in Wisconsin, by keeping them on the sidelines, filing out paper work, and complying with legal demands, and 4). Use this incident as an argument to rewrite judicial laws concerning disclosure or undermine the Citizens United ruling.

But that’s assuming nothing turns up. When you seize enough computers, you’re bound to come up with something unseemly. And just as the emails served as a smoking gun in the Chris Christie scandal, all it takes is one rogue activist who got sloppy — or acted outside the legal or ethical bounds — to cause Walker a ton of grief.

And make no mistake, Democrats are still gunning for Walker. As James Hohmann just reported,

   
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Mary Burke, Scott Walker’s challenger, raised $1.4 million in 1st 3 months as a candidate–and chipped in an additional 400K of her own $.

    — James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) January 9, 2014


Interestingly, both Chris Christie and Scott Walker both defeated more conservative Republicans on their way to the state house (former Mayor Steve Lonegan in New Jersey and former Rep. Mark Neumann in Wisconsin).  And both men then further defied the odds, becoming heroes of the right by taking on powerful unions in blue states.

Now, they may have something else in common. Heading into the 2016 presidential race, where a lot of smart analysts have said the GOP should nominate a governor, Democrats may be hoping to use scandals to strangle these Republicans babies in their crib.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: Is Scott Walker next?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 01:27:27 AM »
The witch hunt itself is damaging.  That is it's purpose. 
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Re: Is Scott Walker next?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 01:41:44 PM »
Given how much time, money, and effort the Democrats spent to take out Walker during the recall, there can't be much left for them to use against him.
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Re: Is Scott Walker next?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 01:52:03 PM »
Given how much time, money, and effort the Democrats spent to take out Walker during the recall, there can't be much left for them to use against him.

But they will still try like hell. Hillary will continue to hide behind her Clinton fundraising group saying she is not doing nothing.

The progressives are all saying Walker can't run because he has no college background. The same ones that allowed the usurper in chief in- will tear down all opponents.
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Re: Is Scott Walker next?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 02:00:52 PM »
While it is easy getting discouraged watching the machine take down Christie and the knowledge that all those standing in her way are next...

Keep in mind how desperate the dems and Hillary must be to be going full out frontal war right now. They are shaking because of the midterms.

"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Is Scott Walker next?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 03:15:09 PM »
While it is easy getting discouraged watching the machine take down Christie and the knowledge that all those standing in her way are next...

Keep in mind how desperate the dems and Hillary must be to be going full out frontal war right now. They are shaking because of the midterms.

They will go in full frontal attack at the drop of a hat. The media is orgasmic over the prospect of bringing down anyone who isn't a liberal. They remind me of Muslims who hate anyone who doesn't believe in Islam.

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Re: Is Scott Walker next?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 03:36:28 PM »
According to consensus, we are supposed to be a right leaning country.
When you look at the millions that don't vote, you'll find out what's wrong with this country.


 
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Re: Is Scott Walker next?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 09:44:52 PM »
This is a fishing expedition conducted by democrats (who still have some measure of control over the investigatory machinery of Wisconsin, at least in a few urban areas) that will generate some phony smoke, but ultimately no fire.

If Scott Walker can win re-election in Wisconsin, he becomes a natural for the presidential race in 2016.

Absolutely the top possible pick for vice-president, even if chooses not to run for the top spot.

No other Republican in the country has shown as much grace, courage and resolve "under politcal fire" as has Walker. Not Rand Paul, not Ted Cruz -- NOBODY.

Not only did he take that fire, he won against incredible odds in a purple/blue state.

This guy is a "natural", if there ever was one.
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Re: Is Scott Walker next?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 09:55:47 PM »
Right, Fishrrman. I admire his strength and calmness while under fire from the unions, teachers, and socialists.

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Re: Is Scott Walker next?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2014, 10:08:07 PM »
Unless he does something obscene in the next two years I absolutely could vote for Scott Walker without any qualms at all.
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