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(The New Republic)   Working the electoral math: Scott Walker could be the next George W. Bush. Think of that, GOPsters   (newrepublic.com) divider line 135
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2013-12-07 08:30:57 AM
Scott Walker Could Reunite the GOP


Does the New republic realize that even if he got 100% of the GOP vote Walker would still lose? The GOP is a minority party. Even with 'leaners' they are still looking at only 39% of the electorate.
 
2013-12-07 09:13:37 AM
Lol. No way in hell. He would be a nightmare for the GOP. Doesn't he have one of the worst unemployment rates in the country?
 
2013-12-07 09:23:06 AM
Releasing Tex Watson might bring the Mason Family closer together, too.
 
2013-12-07 09:23:44 AM
I, personally, am deeply concerned about the possibility of Scott Walker running for president.  Surely he will draw all of the moderates away from whomever the Democrats nominate and will cruise to victory.  That'd be terrible.
 
2013-12-07 09:24:05 AM

bwilson27: Releasing Tex Watson might bring the Mason Family closer together, too.


Those silly Masons!
 
2013-12-07 09:25:41 AM
Good thing all those "John Doe" investigations will come to nothing.

Clean as a whistle, that fellow
 
2013-12-07 09:27:06 AM
Well he's got the union vote sewn up.
 
2013-12-07 09:27:52 AM
Scott Walker Could Reunite the GOP: Unlike Chris Christie or Ted Cruz, Scott Walker can appeal to the entire party not enough people to win.
 
MFK
2013-12-07 09:29:14 AM
Sure, why not. Remember this is the guy who accidentally let it slip that he was already literally bought and paid for by the Kochs by taking a phony phone call from a prankster pretending to be David Koch and talking to him like he was talking to his boss.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBnSv3a6Nh4
 
2013-12-07 09:29:36 AM
Democrats are terrified of Walker. Don't give him any ideas. Could you imagine a Walker/Santorum ticket? We'd have another Reagan sweep on our hands.
 
2013-12-07 09:30:14 AM
Please, GOP, proceed.
 
2013-12-07 09:32:47 AM
I hope not. he'd be just smarmy enough to have a chance.
 
2013-12-07 09:34:08 AM

Karac: Scott Walker Could Reunite the GOP: Unlike Chris Christie or Ted Cruz, Scott Walker can appeal to the entire party not enough people to win.


I want Christie to win just so his Secret Service name can be "Fatass One".
 
2013-12-07 09:34:22 AM

Running a-puck: I, personally, am deeply concerned about the possibility of Scott Walker running for president.  Surely he will draw all of the moderates away from whomever the Democrats nominate and will cruise to victory.  That'd be terrible.


I am from Wisconsin and I can back that statement up. Scott Walker is truly the greatest governor we have ever had. If the GOP was to educate the populous about our leader, the rest of the country would fall in line. It would be a blowout like Reagan vs. Mondale. Walker will be the new and possibly even better Ronald Reagan.

Please run for President Mr. Scott Walker. Bring dignity back the the United States of America. Do it for the children.

www.hdwallpapers3d.com
 
2013-12-07 09:34:30 AM
Scott Walker's continued popularity is something I can't help but find mildly perplexing - even if you put aside his political views (which seem to be at odds with his state) and the fact that he seems to hold large swathes of the electorate in contempt, the economic numbers alone should be enough to sink him.

Is he more politically astute than he seems or are the state Democrats just that terrible?
 
2013-12-07 09:35:23 AM
media.salon.com?
 
2013-12-07 09:36:50 AM

Gunther: Scott Walker's continued popularity is something I can't help but find mildly perplexing - even if you put aside his political views (which seem to be at odds with his state) and the fact that he seems to hold large swathes of the electorate in contempt, the economic numbers alone should be enough to sink him.

Is he more politically astute than he seems or are the state Democrats just that terrible?


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Scott Walker is a saint!  You understand me?  Scott Walker is a saint!
 
2013-12-07 09:37:02 AM
Every patriotic American wants what's best for America. Fortunately, everything that is bad for the GOP is good for America. Therefore, I proudly support Scott Walker as the GOP presidential nominee.
 
2013-12-07 09:37:53 AM

SphericalTime: Lol. No way in hell. He would be a nightmare for the GOP. Doesn't he have one of the worst unemployment rates in the country?


Worse, he has all the charisma of a ham sandwich. Does he actually move anyone with his rhetoric and oratory, besides "Walker for President" hat guy? Carter and Bush Sr. are the only two presidents since WWII I can imagine anyone considering boring or bland, and both had MUCH better campaigning skills than Walker does.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/walker-is-already-ove rr ated/

At the end of the day the argument is "he hasn't stepped on the toes of any major faction within the GOP" but he also hasn't done anything to make the vast majority of them care for him anyway.
 
2013-12-07 09:38:24 AM

Gunther: Scott Walker's continued popularity is something I can't help but find mildly perplexing - even if you put aside his political views (which seem to be at odds with his state) and the fact that he seems to hold large swathes of the electorate in contempt, the economic numbers alone should be enough to sink him.

Is he more politically astute than he seems or are the state Democrats just that terrible?


static1.fjcdn.com
 
2013-12-07 09:41:17 AM
As a liberal I live in constant fear of the possibility of a Walker/Santorum ticket.  Scott Walker running for President would have me and my ilk cowering in fear.  I doubt we'd even be able to muster up the courage to make it to the voting booth.

Please don't run Scott Walker.  Your manly conservativeness would be too much for us meek and puny liberals.
 
2013-12-07 09:46:36 AM

MFK: Sure, why not. Remember this is the guy who accidentally let it slip that he was already literally bought and paid for by the Kochs by taking a phony phone call from a prankster pretending to be David Koch and talking to him like he was talking to his boss.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBnSv3a6Nh4


Not really; if he was talking to his established boss he would likely reference established plans, stuff they had discussed getting done before. No, all the call showed was he is completely open to establishing a mutually beneficial arrangement with the Kochs. No evidence of corruption, just evidence of openness to corruption.
 
2013-12-07 09:48:02 AM
There is absolutely nothing of value that can be said of an election 3 years from now.
 
2013-12-07 09:51:03 AM
Christie will out-soundbite the field. He's also the least batshiat, which means pretty much zero.
 
2013-12-07 09:54:53 AM
Scott Walker isn't merely a saint, he's Saint Bunny!

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-07 09:58:06 AM

Gunther: Scott Walker's continued popularity is something I can't help but find mildly perplexing - even if you put aside his political views (which seem to be at odds with his state) and the fact that he seems to hold large swathes of the electorate in contempt, the economic numbers alone should be enough to sink him.

Is he more politically astute than he seems or are the state Democrats just that terrible?


We're bipolar as fark here. Basically, everybody that doesn't adore Scott Walker hates the shiat out of him, and the split isn't far from 50/50 one way or the other. Remember, we also elected Tammy Baldwin to the Senate.
 
2013-12-07 09:59:13 AM
Snott Walker is just another crony capitalist pig owned by the Wealthy/big business.  his only concern is his own sorry ass, his mice, and keeping his owners happy.

the Nation be damned.
 
2013-12-07 10:01:12 AM
Snott Walker is a Salesman and his dad is a bible thumper.    PERFECT for the GOP.
 
2013-12-07 10:01:42 AM
I was told there would be math.
 
2013-12-07 10:02:04 AM

dahmers love zombie: Please, GOP, proceed.



watching train wrecks can be fun!
 
2013-12-07 10:03:27 AM

Gosling: We're bipolar as fark here. Basically, everybody that doesn't adore Scott Walker hates the shiat out of him, and the split isn't far from 50/50 one way or the other.


You've just described the entire country. Even running a complete doofus like Romney, the election was still 51% - 47%
 
2013-12-07 10:04:12 AM

Gosling: Scott Walker isn't merely a saint, he's Saint Bunny!

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Scott Walker will take the GOP to the prom and ask it to dance to Wonderful Tonight with him.  And on the last refrain of the song, he'll give the GOP's taught backside a firm squeeze and a confident look in the eye, along with a slight nod that says "Hey, baby, you know where this is going".  Then he'll take them to the after party and, after some Natty Ices and half a doob he scored from a black fellow he knows, he'll fingerbang them in the back of a 1986 Chevy Citation.  The GOP will know it's wrong, but it will feel so right.
 
2013-12-07 10:04:51 AM
I wouldn't worry.
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2013-12-07 10:05:13 AM

qorkfiend: I was told there would be math.



and the Test has only one Question:

1) the GOP +1 =?

a)2
b)3
c)0
d)1

answer below:


1
 
2013-12-07 10:08:56 AM

Dinki: Scott Walker Could Reunite the GOP


Does the New republic realize that even if he got 100% of the GOP vote Walker would still lose? The GOP is a minority party. Even with 'leaners' they are still looking at only 39% of the electorate.


1) that poll is from gallup
2) the democrat's numbers aren't much better
3) it is a *LONG* time until the primaries, let alone the general
 
2013-12-07 10:11:26 AM
Like how W 'won' Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004?
 
2013-12-07 10:12:01 AM
Gov. Walker hasn't done anything bad and has only done good things in his state.  Perhaps he could go national for the good of the USA.
 
2013-12-07 10:13:29 AM

SphericalTime: Lol. No way in hell. He would be a nightmare for the GOP. Doesn't he have one of the worst unemployment rates in the country?


I think to republicans he's winning a race to the top (at least that's how they seem to be approaching things in North Carolina).
 
2013-12-07 10:30:38 AM
A hired corporate spokesman is exactly who the GOP needs to shake things up. He could be just like St. Ronnie!
 
2013-12-07 10:36:32 AM

skozlaw: [media.salon.com image 850x478]?


Honestly, this doesn't bother me that much; He's not hurting anyone. I kind of wish he'd started spending all his time painting dogs before the whole Iraq thing...
 
2013-12-07 10:38:50 AM

Grungehamster: MFK: Sure, why not. Remember this is the guy who accidentally let it slip that he was already literally bought and paid for by the Kochs by taking a phony phone call from a prankster pretending to be David Koch and talking to him like he was talking to his boss.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBnSv3a6Nh4

Not really; if he was talking to his established boss he would likely reference established plans, stuff they had discussed getting done before. No, all the call showed was he is completely open to establishing a mutually beneficial arrangement with the Kochs. No evidence of corruption, just evidence of openness to corruption.


The optics are still terrible for Walker. It's child's play to make an attack add out of it. Rinse and repeat that Walker is a sell out to big business every day and it becomes a %47 moment.
 
2013-12-07 10:42:01 AM

SphericalTime: Lol. No way in hell. He would be a nightmare for the GOP. Doesn't he have one of the worst unemployment rates in the country?


Like the media will call him on that.  He'll go around saying he created jobs, and nobody will differ.
 
2013-12-07 10:42:33 AM

MFK: Sure, why not. Remember this is the guy who accidentally let it slip that he was already literally bought and paid for by the Kochs by taking a phony phone call from a prankster pretending to be David Koch and talking to him like he was talking to his boss.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBnSv3a6Nh4


Not enough care about that shiat unfortunately. Scotty is a devious (not dim, crooked not dumb) little sell sword. He knows who's really going to be writing his paycheck in the end. Heck, he almost expects to be a one term govenor. He has one job, shred as much as he can.

The funny thing is that some of the people he's farking the hardest are the same ones helping him. Anything is acceptable, as long as it hurts the dummycrats.
 
2013-12-07 10:48:55 AM
Listen to me now

They only fear you, not support and cheer you
When all those sad tears are fallin', Boenher, from his eyes
They're always lyin' baby but a-my love (my love, my love)
So dog-gone willin'
So kiss them (I wanna see you kiss them. I wanna see you kiss them)
Go on and kiss them goodbye
Na na na na,
na na na na,
hey hey-ey, goodbye
 
2013-12-07 11:03:35 AM

Linux_Yes: qorkfiend: I was told there would be math.


and the Test has only one Question:

1) the GOP +1 =?

a)2
b)3
c)0
d)1

answer below:


1


C
 
2013-12-07 11:13:30 AM
He's such a good sell for the GOP that they're pushing him hard three years away from the 2016 Elections.

Or is that Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Rand Paul, et cetera.....
 
2013-12-07 11:16:11 AM
Walker/Cruz 2016!!!!1

// Comedy gold, Jerry!
 
2013-12-07 11:17:51 AM

HeartBurnKid: SphericalTime: Lol. No way in hell. He would be a nightmare for the GOP. Doesn't he have one of the worst unemployment rates in the country?

Like the media will call him on that.  He'll go around saying he created jobs, and nobody will differ.


That's because the GOP counts firing you and then replacing you as a created job... Like all of the boards and departments that Walker consolidated down from bipartisan committees to individual appointees (because less government means less people with more control, or something... wait, that's fascism).

What will likely be Walker's failing is his lack of education.  In the red areas of WI, Gov. Walker's dropping out of college is attractive, the hicks identify with the who-needs-a-degree, while the Brookfield/Waukesha crowd see it as hope for their own spoiled uneducated spawn having a shot of a job they don't deserve someday.
On a national scale, it won't be the same... honestly, I'd really like to see us amend the Constitution to require at least a bachelor's degree, if not higher to be POTUS.
 
2013-12-07 11:19:05 AM

Running a-puck: I, personally, am deeply concerned about the possibility of Scott Walker running for president.  Surely he will draw all of the moderates away from whomever the Democrats nominate and will cruise to victory.  That'd be terrible.


As always, that also depends if the Democrats nominate somebody who'll chase that mushy middle into the arms of the GOP.
 
2013-12-07 11:19:51 AM
Texas Baseball Commissioner?
 
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