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Sat Feb 7, 2015, 12:08 PM

Scott Walker's War on Wisconsin


from the Progressive:



by Ruth Conniff


It was fascinating to watch Scott Walker parade around the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit touting his "big, bold, fresh" ideas as governor.

Back when he was running for reelection, Walker didn't advertise his "bold and aggressive" right-wing ideology in quite the same way. Concealed carry, castle doctrine and defunding Planned Parenthood––some of Walker's biggest applause lines in Iowa––barely registered a mention during the campaign.

And then there was his shout-out to the network of out-of-state, right-wing funders, whom he thanked for making his political career possible.

Sticking it to Wisconsin in order to build a winning national campaign turns out to be a very successful strategy, judging from the rave reviews Walker has been getting from his fellow Republicans.

Hence Walker's budget proposal to cut $300 million out of the University of Wisconsin system. ...............(more)

- See more at: http://www.progressive.org/news/2015/02/187987/scott-walkers-war-wisconsin#sthash.BwfM0JqM.dpuf



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Feb 7, 2015, 12:10 PM

1. 'Concealed carry, castle doctrine and defunding Planned Parenthood'

Gun culture proudly fuels the war on women, not to mention the war on the poor and middle-class.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Feb 7, 2015, 12:12 PM

2. How the hell did he get reelected?

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 7, 2015, 12:38 PM

3. He lied and lied and lied and just enough votes believed the relentless ads and lies in a 35 % turnout election.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 7, 2015, 12:53 PM

4. It's just weird, because he was hated enough to trigger a recall election.

That didn't work but I was sure he couldn't win this election. I guess turn-out is everything.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Feb 7, 2015, 01:29 PM

5. only bring out the crazy early on

When the true believers like big donors and primary voters are the only ones paying attention. Later on talk family values tax cuts for middle class and vague platitudes.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 8, 2015, 10:37 AM

6. Even Republicans are appalled at Walker's latest proposals ....

 

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