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Sun Mar 29, 2015, 04:09 PM

 

Wisconsin Republicans abandoning Scott Walker

http://wcmcoop.com/2015/03/29/wisconsin-republicans-abandoning-scott-walker/

On March 25, 2015, former editor of the Waukesha Freeman and conservative Pete Kennedy published an opinion piece in the paper urging Wisconsin conservatives to not only reject Scott Walker, but to hold him accountable for the damage he has done to the state.

cantstandusKennedy is not the only Wisconsin Republican abandoning Scott Walker. Recently extremists in the party, including Rep. Robin Vos (R-63) and Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-12), began questioning Walker’s latest budget, which drastically cuts money for public education, eliminates essential programs for the disabled and elderly that allow them to stay in their homes, increases bonding for transportation and roads, and slashes $300 million from the UW System.

Even Walker’s staunch defender Wisconsin Reporter is remaining silent about recent information that has emerged about Walker’s alleged $1.5 million pay-to-play scheme involving Menards’ president John Menard Jr.

Kennedy’s piece vividly describes how Walker has indeed betrayed even his loyal extremists. Kennedy appears to understand that Walker has been lying to them (and the rest of the state) all along. “Given recent events, I’m not convinced he ever really loved you,” he opines, “but if believing so makes you feel better, then by all means do so.”



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Reply Wisconsin Republicans abandoning Scott Walker (Original post)
Scuba Mar 2015 OP
dembotoz Mar 2015 #1
HereSince1628 Mar 2015 #2
elleng Mar 2015 #3
Fred Sanders Mar 2015 #4
bluestateguy Mar 2015 #5
HereSince1628 Mar 2015 #6
n2doc Mar 2015 #9
HereSince1628 Mar 2015 #11
n2doc Mar 2015 #14
HereSince1628 Mar 2015 #15
hue Mar 2015 #28
HereSince1628 Mar 2015 #40
Wellstone ruled Mar 2015 #7
n2doc Mar 2015 #16
Wellstone ruled Mar 2015 #23
Iliyah Mar 2015 #8
Faryn Balyncd Mar 2015 #10
MoreGOPoop Mar 2015 #12
Enthusiast Mar 2015 #13
Lifelong Protester Mar 2015 #17
Thespian2 Mar 2015 #18
valerief Mar 2015 #19
Gothmog Mar 2015 #20
red dog 1 Mar 2015 #21
hue Mar 2015 #30
Iliyah Mar 2015 #39
red dog 1 Mar 2015 #22
WillyT Mar 2015 #24
cstanleytech Mar 2015 #25
Scuba Mar 2015 #26
old guy Mar 2015 #27
hue Mar 2015 #29
TBF Mar 2015 #31
turbinetree Mar 2015 #32
cascadiance Mar 2015 #33
rladdi Mar 2015 #34
AlbertCat Mar 2015 #35
Half-Century Man Mar 2015 #36
Scuba Mar 2015 #37
Still In Wisconsin Mar 2015 #38
silvershadow Mar 2015 #41
SleeplessinSoCal Mar 2015 #42
ND-Dem Mar 2015 #43
ejbr Mar 2015 #44
Mr Dixon Mar 2015 #45
Orsino Mar 2015 #46

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 04:13 PM

1. funny --little scotty becomes a psychopath and mom and dad say-not our fault

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 04:27 PM

2. Hmm, climate change? Could spring bring the winter of our discontent?

.....NAH!

The Fitz bros will get all the toes back on the line!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 04:29 PM

3. Good to hear.

Keep us informed.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 04:39 PM

4. Even the extremist pretenders can not pretend they were also not betrayed by Walker's lust for power.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 04:42 PM

5. Not of much use after the election

Stuck with him for the next 3 1/2 years.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 04:54 PM

6. Or we are stuck with Becky--the news reader--Kleefisch

Last edited Sun Mar 29, 2015, 05:52 PM - Edit history (1)

Frankly the only thing as scary as Walker for the next 3 1/2 years is Becky as governor for the final 2.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 05:51 PM

9. Wouldn't that imply a President Walker?

If that becomes reality, we have far greater problems than just Wisconsin's Governor....

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Response to n2doc (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 05:53 PM

11. ideally a resignation to run fulltime for VP...in a losing effort

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 06:01 PM

14. He won't resign. Hell Paul Ryan didn't resign and ran for both vp and his house seat n/t

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Response to n2doc (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 06:04 PM

15. Without fantasies, what is life in WI???????????

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:31 AM

28. Mordor

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Response to hue (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 05:41 PM

40. It seems all that is good has sailed from the Grey Havens.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 05:02 PM

7. Notice that the Rethugs that are squeeling are from

 

districts with high unemployment and voters living at or below the poverty line. You think maybe the feedback might be a bit hot especially after Snoty Scotty wiped out their low income heating allowances. That and SNAP cuts as well as the new Real Estate Tax increases that are on the way. One of our Bagger Rellies up North was bitching and complaining about not getting his Gobment Heating Money and he blames it on Obama. Yah right. Got a hunch the Tribes are a bit pissed at these folks. Don't think any Rethug will get Tribal Money again.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 06:08 PM

16. And kicking a bunch off of Badgercare n/t

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Response to n2doc (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 09:02 PM

23. Which includes most of the folks in Nursing Homes or

 

Community Adult Care Facilities. Only going to get worse.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 05:40 PM

8. These GOPers agreed with everything Walker has done.

Seriously, now they are upset? Eff them.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 05:52 PM

10. Walker is a sociopath.








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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 05:56 PM

12. Kick

Somebody got up the nerve to unplug the Koch machine?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 05:57 PM

13. I can only hope and pray this is true.

We thought he would be thrown out of office with the recall.

Unlimited pockets and possible vote manipulation.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 06:33 PM

17. They just can't help themselves, can they?

Not one gop person seems to understand "over-reach".

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 07:06 PM

18. K & R

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 07:11 PM

19. So they'll just elect a NEW asshole that will fuck them over.

Cuz that's what the FREEDUMB and LIBERTEA crowd does. They're dedicated to Teh Stoooooopid.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 07:20 PM

20. Walker is a bad governor

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 08:08 PM

21. Did Scott Walker use election fraud to become governor?

"Meet Command Central: The People in Charge of Wisconsin Voting Machines"
http://wcmcoop.com/2012/05/22/meet-command-central-the-people-in-charge-of-wisconsin-voting-machines/

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:43 AM

30. Short answer: YES

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Response to hue (Reply #30)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 04:04 PM

39. ditto

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 08:15 PM

22. K&R...Thanks for posting, Scuba

This cheers me up.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 09:04 PM

24. Huge K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

 


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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:02 AM

25. They own this and all he has done and its way to late for them to back peddle imo. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:22 AM

26. +1

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:23 AM

27. I'm not getting too excited.

The right wing Koch addicts have not completed the ALEC agenda yet by a long ways. There is still a lot of public land to sell and a lot of mining regulations to eliminate. No, my friends, we still have a lot of crap to absorb before this ends. In my red area the people I have talked to have never heard of the Menard deal. Ignorance is bliss.

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Response to old guy (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:41 AM

29. Generally speaking I'm with You in this opinion.

Yet there is some hope. Feingold is back in WI. The John everlasting Doe investigation is continuing. Some info supposed to be secret is coming out--->like the Menards pay to play deal. Gogebic Taconite Mine Co. closed their office in Hurley WI. Some folks are waking up. Spring brings some hope.

Still Wisconsin is in such bad shape that we def need more than this.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:45 AM

31. Taking on the UW-Madison was NOT bright on his part -

he went straight up against the best brains in the state & they fired back. Basically they responded with "Fine - cut the budget and we will close all the small campuses around the state" (and there go all those support jobs - small cities would be devastated). The people of Wisconsin heard that and knew it was correct. UW-Madison is an amazing institution and it will be around far longer than Scott Walker.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 11:07 AM

32. They made there

bed and now they are back tracking ---to late------your are going to be voted out in two years, and as for this conservative, yeah right he and all them (republicans---can't be empathized enough) did not say anything in the last 6 years , none of them, they were watching the corruption band wagon go on its merry way ----and said nothing----to bad you made your bed-------- and now he and the rest of them are making comments saying what Walker and his band of right wing conservative hypocrites are doing what to the state is wrong ---boo hoo cry me a god damn tear----its to late---you made it, you were attacking every social value in the state and getting money from outside groups to corrupt the process -----go to jail-----resign
You are just like a typical republican, when the chickens come home to roost they look like they had no part of the shenanigans---- to late -----you supported this agenda from the beginning now lie in the proverbial crap

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 12:17 PM

33. This man is a crook like the Koch brothers he serves

 


... and Wisconsin voters are discovering that he really only serves himself and those who have bought him!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 01:30 PM

34. All the failed Republican Governors want to be President, Jindal, Walker, Christie, Perry, etc.

They all have bankrupt the state treasuries. None are fit to be even a Governor, let alone President. If voters elect a Republican has President in 2016, this nation will be a complete failure in jobs, economics, massive wars, etc. The Republicans just want power to say NAY to anything. The 2016 election is most critical for the survival of the United States. People and those that can vote must get real smart and say NO to the Republicans both state wide and federal.

so called Leaders McConnell and Speaker Boehner has shown this nation and the people how incompetent the Republicans are. Withholding the vote on next AG Lynch shows they will trash this country before they will help it. Republicans are for total destruction.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 01:52 PM

35. They didn't during the recall....

 

..... so I'll believe it when I see it.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 02:15 PM

36. Recent revelations & his conduct since being reelected just confirm evey one of Mary Burke's points

From the debates.
Scotty denied having an overwhelming compulsion to be POTUS. He claimed he would serve Wi faithfully for his term.
He is clutching at the presidency like a final stage heroin addict rifles his dead friends pockets. His concept of faithfulness, hidden agendas, willingness to bend the truth, and obsessive selfishness, would cause me great concern were I married to him.

Mary pointed out our budget would have a gaping hole in it (1.2 bil); Scotty denied. We have a 1.8b hole in it and Scotty wants to reward his masters with new tax cuts. He guts state governmental programs (except the payback mechanisms).
Side note: This year my city didn't plow secondary streets until the end of the year. They usually only plowed main streets after the snowstorm had passed or it was nearing it's end. Very little salt was spread. Before snowstorms (2 or3 days), occasionally trucks would spray a liquid on the roads. considering the effect it had during the snowfall, I suspect it was Mt Dew.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #36)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 02:26 PM

37. Eggzaklee!

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 03:14 PM

38. Scott Walker cares about people, including those of the Republican persuasion

 

for exactly as long as he needs them. After that point, they become worthless.

I used to be very skeptical of the assertions some have made that SKW is a sociopath. However, when you see all of the former aides and confidants that he has thrown under the bus after they ceased to be useful (I'm thinking here of people like Tim Russell, Rindfleisch, and whoever was blamed for his little Wisconsin Idea "drafting error" it's a hard concept to dismiss. Indeed he seems to show little or no loyalty to even his own staff. I think Republicans in this state are finally waking up to this.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:56 PM

41. One by one, each will be abandoned until only Jeb is left. nt

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 02:59 AM

42. And yet Don Siegelman is in prison.

Walker should wind up behind bars, not
A desk.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 03:08 AM

43. extremists question walker's policies? he's not extreme enough, or what?

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 08:51 AM

44. To those former supporters

Who now see his true colors. One word: DUH!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 08:58 AM

45. SMH

I think I remember a recall effort that failed, you reap what you sow right?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 08:59 AM

46. Headline is quite the overstatement.

Story focuses mainly on one ex-Republican, and fails to mention specific GOPers willing to take down Walker.

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