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Showing posts with label Governor Scott Walker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Governor Scott Walker. Show all posts

Friday, March 13, 2015

Forget Reagan — Could Scott Walker Be the Next Calvin Coolidge?

By Garland S. Tucker III

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Governor Walker's Interview Today with Chris Wallace

The more we learn about Governor Scott Walker, the more we like him.  In the heartland of the Progressive Movement and Big Labor, he has transformed Wisconsin -- cutting $2B in taxes, eliminating a $3.6B deficit, facilitating 100,000 new jobs, destroying the public employee unions' stranglehold on the taxpayers, enacting right-to-work legislation, and winning 3 elections in 4 years.  It is a record that no other candidate can match and testament that this is a man who can unite Americans and restore our Republic.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Right to Work Latest Move in Walker Transformation of Wisconsin

From The Journal Sentinel
By Jason Stein
Hundreds of union members rally outside the Capitol in Madison on Tuesday to oppose a Republican-led measure that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state.

Madison — With their embrace of right-to-work legislation, Republicans are advancing their four-year transformation of Wisconsin, weaving conservative policies and politics into the fabric of a state where the Progressive era has yielded to the age of Scott Walker.

This Republican revolution arguably represents the greatest reordering of Wisconsin's politics in a century, encompassing everything from allowing the concealed carry of handguns, putting new rules on abortion providers and rolling over once powerful union foes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Scott Walker's Underappreciated Strengths

By Bruce Walker

Scott Walker has a bundle of connected political virtues – a strength that will remain largely hidden but which will become increasingly apparent as his public career unfolds.  Most presidential candidates fail and most presidents in office fail.  Walker will not be among that gaggle of losers.  He will, instead, be among that select number of presidential winners.

Consider the two most politically successful presidents since the end of the Second World War: Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. Eisenhower and Reagan won every election in which they were candidates.  Both men won their first presidential election with a majority of the popular vote and an electoral landslide. 

Eisenhower in 1952 swept Republicans into control of both Houses of Congress while Reagan in 1980 gave Republicans control of the Senate and huge gains in the House.  Eisenhower in 1956 and Reagan in 1984 won reelection by bigger landslides than the first time around.  When these two men left office after eight years, they were genuinely popular among the American people.

Conservatives need not laud the policies of Eisenhower, who was definitely a RINO, but Eisenhower was very effective in actually implementing his policies.  Reagan, who we all love, was as successful in implementing his policies as any president since Eisenhower; and more than that, Reagan was more successful implementing conservative policies than anyone in American history.   Walker naturally possesses those qualities that made Eisenhower and Reagan successful presidents.    

First, Walker strikes no one as an egghead or a wonk. He has the personality of an ordinary, good-hearted American – the kind of guy who coaches youth baseball teams or teaches Sunday School classes or gives us a ride to work when our car is in the shop.  We see this as an understated but palpable decency – not sainthood or anything that fancy, but rather inherent American goodness.  

Second, Walker speaks plainly.  Reagan was eloquent and Eisenhower was not, but both men talked like the Midwesterners they were.  Forget speeches.  Think, instead, of Reagan after he was shot and facing death, telling the doctors treating his gunshot wound “I hope you are all Republicans” or to Nancy as she was rushed to his side, telling her “Honey, I forgot to duck.” 

Think of Eisenhower responding to a reporter’s question about how much German he knew (regarding an upcoming presidential visit to Germany), when Ike answered:  “One word:  Eisenhower.”  Or think of Eisenhower’s written statement, to be used if D-Day failed, accepting personally all the blame.  This plain and honest language is the utter antithesis of everything Americans have come to hate in politicians. 

Third, this plain talk followed by clear action is courageous because it rejects all the qualifications guided by polling data or political advisers.  This sort of courage itself is the third aspect of successful presidents.  When was the last time a politician displayed the same sort of political guts that Walker showed when legions of union goons overran Madison?  It was when Reagan fired the striking air traffic controllers, who threatened to paralyze civil aviation in America. The ripples of that boldness reached the Kremlin, which grasped that a tough and decisive leader now confronted them on the world stage.

Fourth, because pseudo-intellectuals who pine to lead and to lecture us scorn ordinary decency, plain talk, and simple courage, these cloistered monks of Leftist orthodoxy invariably underestimate men who embody those vital virtues.  So right up to the eve of the November 1966 general election, Leftist news anchors confidently predicted that Reagan would lose his bid to become California’s governor and then told us Reagan would be voted out in 1970 and that he could not win the 1980 presidential election.  Only in 1984 did the Left, slobber-knocked so many times by Reagan in general elections, concede that Reagan would win re-election.

Watch how Scott Walker’s unfolding campaign is covered by the media.  The very strengths that let Reagan not only win election but implement policies will be sneered at in Walker by a Leftist oligarchy that has no real notion of decency, sincerity or guts.  Note that Walker has already said that his goal is not to win elections but then to do something with that victory (i.e. simply gaining power is not important.)  This sort of talk befuddles Leftists who love power for its own sake and love, really, nothing else. Do not be surprised if Scott Walker becomes our long lost dream, the Next Reagan.  

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Governor Walker's PAC Airs First Campaign Ad

Governor Walker has a winning message in his first ad, created by his new campaign PAC, Our American Revival.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Emerges As The Republican Candidate To Fear Most

An interesting look at the GOP field from a Democrat's perspective.  Please join the grassroots movement in support of this new leader and "Like" our grassroots Scott Walker page:
The Iowa Freedom Summit marked the de facto start of the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. Some big names contenders were conspicuous by their absence, including Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, and Rand Paul. However, around ten prominent potential Republican presidential candidates attended the event. While the weekend will probably best be remembered for Sarah Palin’s incomprehensibly bizarre 35-minute rambling spiel, the most consequential speech of the weekend may have been Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s address to the crowd.

Scott Walker is a candidate the Democrats need to be concerned about. While hard-line conservatives may be drawn to right-wing firebrands like Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Sarah Palin, they are not viable candidates. Walker, on the other hand, has already proven his mettle, time and again, as a gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin, a Midwest swing state. Walker’s policies are every bit as right wing as those proposed by the likes of Cruz and Palin. The problem for Democrats, however, is that unlike those carnival barkers, Walker cannot be easily dismissed. He doesn’t just talk about right-wing ideas, he enacts them. This makes him a dangerous candidate, rather than just an ideologically driven circus sideshow, like many of his competitors.

Read more at Politicususa >> 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Governor Scott Walker's Speech to the Iowa Freedom Summit 1/24/15

Here's the speech that has grabbed national attention.  An exciting, new, conservative hero with a solid, conservative record of accomplishment.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Governor Scott Walker for President

There are several solidly conservative political figures who are prospective candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.  Much as we like and applaud several of them and their rhetoric, we have determined that only Governor Scott Walker combines solid, executive experience, an extraordinary winning record in a blue state, the achievement of beating state and national unions who waged a fierce and costly campaign for his recall, a flawless record of fiscal responsibility in turning a bankrupt state around and creating a climate of growth and economic opportunity, and a demonstrated commitment to social and economic conservatism.

The nation desperately needs a radical restoration of Constitutional principles, a much smaller federal government that operates within Constitutional limits, a new era of states' rights and the return of individual freedom and opportunity.  Governor Walker has demonstrated the ability to forge broad support for these conservative ideals.  He is the leader needed at a dark hour in our history, whose experience, abilities and personality will provide the spark needed for a revolutionary rebirth of American freedom and greatness.

Please visit and "Like" the new FaceBook page we recently created to support Governor Walker in South Carolina's "First in the South" presidential primary.  You may also find of interest this article from American Thinker.

Join us in supporting a candidate worthy of America's history and her people.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Walker Leaves Little Doubt He'll Run for President

The Wisconsin governor tests an outsider message in his speech to Republican influentials.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker(Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

CORONADO, Calif.—Scott Walker isn't yet a declared candidate for president, but he's already testing a campaign slogan: "Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Wisconsin." 

 In a 35-minute speech here at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting, the governor mentioned the name of his home state no fewer than two dozen times—and referenced "our state" or "my state" on at least 30 other occasions. 

 It all fed into the contrast Walker is eager to strike. While President Obama's Washington, Walker says, is spending big, expanding the federal bureaucracy, and taking a "top-down" attitude to governance, Wisconsin has cut costs, shrunk the size of government, and adopted a "bottom-up" approach. 

Walker's speech left little doubt that he will run for president in 2016. And it foreshadowed a messaging strategy that will portray his record in Wisconsin—sweeping conservative reforms validated by three electoral victories in four years—as a model for the Republican Party, and for the nation. 

"I'm worried about my country just like I was worried about my state back in 2009," Walker said, recalling his decision to seek the governorship and his plans to get the state back on the right track.

Read more at National Journal >>

Monday, November 10, 2014

Scott Walker Hints at Presidential Run: Governors Make Better Presidents

Governor Scott Walker
Fresh off a re-election victory, Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hinted Sunday that he might be ready to seek the nation's highest office in two years.

"I said my plan was for four years. I've got a plan to keep going for the next four years, but, certainly, I care deeply not only for my state, but my country, and we'll see what the future holds," Walker told "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd.

Todd asked whether Walker would defer if his friend, Wisconsin Sen. Paul Ryan, sought the nomination again as he did in 2012.

Walker said that if former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Clinton seeks the Democratic nomination as expected, the Republican Party should paint her as a Washington insider and part of what's wrong with D.C. politics. That would call for a governor, such as himself, to counter her, he said.

"Paul Ryan may be the only exception to that rule, but, overall, I think governors make much better presidents than members of Congress," Walker said.

Read more at Newsmax >> 


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Obama's Amerika: Homes Raided, Subpoenas Issued Targeting Conservative Groups and Allies of Scott Walker

By Joe Schoffstall

In Wisconsin, dozens of conservative groups and allies of Gov. Scott Walker are undergoing political intimidation from the left at the hands of a special prosecutor.

Subpoenas have been issued demanding correspondence and donor information of right-leaning organizations and individuals and raids have been conducted resulting in law enforcement officers taking computers and files in a secret investigation, according to reports.

“In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders,” the Wall Street Journal writes.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Reagan Forum with Governor Scott Walker

Governor Scott Walker addressed President Reagan's Foundation on November 16, 2012.  For more information on the ongoing works of  the Reagan Foundation, please visit

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Chicago Tribune Editorial: Wisconsin speaks. Again.

By endorsing Walker's cost cuts, taxpayers make public spending nationwide an issue for Nov. 6 and beyond

With their ballots Tuesday, a majority of Wisconsin voters endorsed dramatic changes Gov. Scott Walker has delivered: Taxpayers see the $1 billion in taxpayer money that Walker's ideas have empowered state and local officials to save. They see that property taxes have fallen on his watch. They see that, rather than decimating government workforces, the cost-cutting has averted layoffs of many teachers and other public employees.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Why Walker Won't Back Down

By Clay Barbour

Gov. Scott Walker announces his controversial budget repair bill last month. Despite daily protests and dwindling public support, Walker remains resolute in his push to curb collective bargaining rights for public employees to give government more flexibility in budgeting.
The crowds are angry, the polls unfavorable, but Gov. Scott Walker has so far refused to compromise on key pieces of his controversial budget repair bill.

Such resolve would be impressive in a politician with the resume of a Tommy Thompson or Russ Feingold, but it's a little shocking for a governor with just eight weeks under his belt.

Except, when it comes to Walker, it isn't.

"Anyone who thinks he will change his mind has another thing coming," said Milwaukee County Supervisor Joe Sanfelippo, a Walker ally during his tenure as county executive. "He ignores the polls and the protests and does what he thinks is right. And I can tell you, he will not give in."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wisconsin Unions vs. Governor Walker is a Battle for the Soul of America

As even pro-union FDR understood, collective-bargaining rights for government workers is the ultimate conflict of interest. What is really at stake in the Wisconsin donnybrook is whether individual liberty or government power has the upper hand in our country.
By Mark Hendrickson

It is hard to overstate what is at stake in the dramatic showdown between Wisconsin’s teachers and their Republican governor and legislature
. The political and economic course of our country hinges on how the issue of public sector unions is resolved, in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

For the sake of our country’s political and economic future, Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues need to prevail in the current contest with the Wisconsin teachers’ union and their allies.

That isn’t easy for me to say. As an educator, I have great respect for all those (and they are many) in my chosen profession who capably and even brilliantly serve our nation’s youth. The fact is, though, that the status quo is untenable.