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Paul Fanlund (Madison Cap Times "The incredible shrinking candidacy of Scott Walker"

It's an excellent and hope-affirming read. From the column:

Walker’s free fall is certainly not all Trump’s doing. Walker’s performance at the Cleveland debate had journalists scrambling for a thesaurus to find variations on “dull,” “bland” and “boring.”

For Walker, the hard truth is not only that he lacks the gravitas to back up his preferred tone of bravado, but also that he seems to lack the, um, intellectual agility needed to hold up under a presidential spotlight.

In mid-July, I interviewed Axelrod to preview his appearance for a charity fundraiser in Madison and asked him about Walker. His words then sound prescient: “Presidential politics is like pole-vaulting,” he said. “Each time you clear a bar, it gets raised. The scrutiny becomes more intense as you go on. The glib answers you can get by with early don’t work later. Your record is evaluated by a much harsher standard. We’ll see how he fares.” Axelrod spoke a bit more colorfully at the Orpheum Theater fundraiser in describing the vulnerability of an underqualified politician seeking higher office: “The higher a monkey climbs a pole, the more you can see his ass.”

It is still early, but we’re seeing plenty.



Take five minutes and read the rest at: http://host.madison.com/opinion/columnists/paul-fanlund-the-incredible-shrinking-candidacy-of-scott-walker/article_76279f13-22de-59d7-a8c2-cbbf4aa7a61f.html
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Mon Aug 31, 2015, 07:56 PM (1 replies)

Scott Walker just comes right out and says it: (paraphrasing) Almost all Muslims are radicals.

Repost because I put it in the wrong forum the first time...

From the Milwaukee Paper:

Scott Walker: There's a 'handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam'

When speaking about radical Islamic terrorism at a campaign stop Friday, Gov. Scott Walker noted that there are a "handful of reasonable and moderate followers of Islam."

His comments at a VFW Post in Derry, New Hampshire, triggered a quick response from a Muslim advocacy organization, which called on him to apologize.


More at: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-theres-a-handful-of-reasonable-moderate-followers-of-islam-b99562110z1-322588681.html
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:22 PM (0 replies)

Scott Walker just comes right out and says it: (paraphrasing) Almost all Muslims are radicals.

From the Milwaukee paper:

Scott Walker: There's a 'handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam'

When speaking about radical Islamic terrorism at a campaign stop Friday, Gov. Scott Walker noted that there are a "handful of reasonable and moderate followers of Islam."

His comments at a VFW Post in Derry, New Hampshire, triggered a quick response from a Muslim advocacy organization, which called on him to apologize.


More at: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-theres-a-handful-of-reasonable-moderate-followers-of-islam-b99562110z1-322588681.html

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:28 PM (6 replies)

Floppity flippity flop goes Walker- this time on birthright citizenship.

Walker says he's not taking stand on birthright citizenship

The Wisconsin governor said in a CNBC interview Friday that he wouldn't take a stand "one way or the other" on the Constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Walker's statement comes after he gave mixed answers on the issue earlier in the week, including saying that the U.S. should "absolutely" end birthright citizenship.


More at : http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/state-and-regional/walker-says-he-s-not-taking-stand-on-birthright-citizenship/article_49f533d2-1b77-5d4b-8bbb-4e9bf15e10ce.html
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Fri Aug 21, 2015, 05:32 PM (1 replies)

How do you spell schadenfreude? MJS: "GOP leaders dispute Scott Walker's account of union battle"

Enjoy this delicious tidbit from the Miwaukee Urinal Sentinel:

"There were a lot of people in my party, particularly in the legislative branch, who said, 'You know it's nice to be in the majority, that means we've got a bigger office and more staff and nice titles but I don't know that we really want to do all that much more.'

"They said, 'It's kind of safe here, if we have to push some of the big, bold reforms you're talking about, there might be some push-back. And some of us in safe seats might actually have some challenges.' You know what? We said, 'Never mind. We got elected for a reason. We didn't get elected for a title .... We got elected to do something.'"

But Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said Republicans in that house never balked over the controversial proposal to all but end collective bargaining for most of the state's public workers, known as Act 10.

"That was not my recollection," Vos said. "I wasn't in every meeting but on the Assembly side, I never met anybody (in leadership) who wasn't on board from day one."


Read more at: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/gop-leaders-dispute-scott-walkers-account-of-union-battle-b99561565z1-322531831.html
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Fri Aug 21, 2015, 05:23 PM (1 replies)

Got a question for you Texans...

As my name implies I am from Wisconsin. I've been taking a lot of shit lately for Scott Walker. There's some good natured stuff that I normally join in on because it's fun, but there's beginning to be more and more folks basically blaming this entire state for one Scott Kevin Walker, who is currently trying to appear the most conservative Governor on a stage he shares with the likes of Rick Perry. I do try to explain that while our state has in fact elected a walking, talking Howdy Doody puppet three times in four years, DEMOCRATS on a site like DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND, public school teachers, Planned Parenthood nurses and folks like these are probably not the ones to trash talk.

So what do y'all say to Democrats/ Progressives who blame you, personally, for things like Iraq because, you know, Bush?

Thanks, and Go Rangers. Really-- I still like Prince Fielder.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Tue Aug 4, 2015, 09:32 PM (13 replies)
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