Scott Walker: Go Big, Go Bold or Go Bust?



We heard an incredible speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit from Scott Walker about his fight over Public Unions in Wisconsin.  As Scott Walker put it, he went “Big and he went Bold”.  Despite people on the ground and Iowa media saying TC  ran away with this event, Fox News’ immediate headline was that Scott Walker took Iowa by Storm. 

After inital Fox News reports of Scott Walker’s coronation, Bret Baeir threw a monkey wrench into the mix.  The money shot is at 2:50 in the video.  Fox and Friends seemed quite surprised on Bret Baier’s reporting about [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] running away with it at the Freedom Summit, especially when his response to “what about Scott Walker” was barely a head nod and dead silence.  Either way, the story of Scott Walker’s battles with public unions was very strong and deserves merit.  Rush Limbaugh jumped on this speech for almost a good hour on his show with Walker soundbites and everything.  Scott Walker went “Big and went Bold”.  So if Scott Walker is a guy who goes “Big and Bold,” why is he backing off passing right to work legislation right now and is calling it a “distraction to his agenda.”   

“Why he is reluctant to come out strong on right-to-work, I think, is more of a reflection of how the people of the state of Wisconsin feel,” said Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Ashland). “It would put the Governor in a very interesting position if, as he is looking at a run for President, he finds himself agreeing with Democrats. That’s going to be a very interesting position for him to be in.”

We should never trust what Democrats say but is this where he wants to go on right to work legislation? agreeing with Democrats?  I thought he was about “Going Big and Going Bold?”.    Perhaps he’s taking sage advice from a wise DC Consultant on the best way to position himself for 2016.   Maybe that’s what [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] and [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ] were talking about when they said we need to “govern” but I digress.  Now nobody’s record is perfect.   Reagan raised taxes in California didn’t he?  Why yes he did and the best way Reagan shook off the Cali tax hikes was to come up with and campaign on one of the largest tax cuts in U.S. history and actually deliver on that campaign promise.   Does Scott Walker’s vision for America come up with a “Big and Bold” strategy to deal with the “right to work issue?”  Cruz  Supports right to work legislation and it’s not a distraction to his agenda.   Perhaps TC’s agenda is Bigger and Bolder than Scott Walker’s.

How Big and Bold will Scott Walker be in stopping Common Core?  As TC said at the Iowa Freedom Summit, Talk is cheap show me where you stood up.  Let’s see where Scott Walker has stood on Common Core.  According to Kristen Lombard a leading activist against Common Core in Wisconsin as heard on the Steve Deace Show Scott Walker is taking his direction from pro-Common Core Wisconsin Manufactures and Commerce a group that’s similar to the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce.  Here’s Lombard’s recent article about Scott Walker doing everything he can behind the scenes to kill anti-Common Core legislation making it’s way through the Wisconsin Senate.

In January a form is submitted to the governor’s office requesting that he declare a “Stop Common Core in Wisconsin” day. A staffer in the governor’s office replies to the individual submitting the request to say that it has been “placed on hold by my boss.”

State Senator Leah Vukmir, a member of the ad hoc joint legislative committee tasked with investigating and making recommendations on Common Core, is known to be working on bill language for a full repeal of Common Core. When the pro-Common Core chair of the Senate Education Committee makes it clear that he will only give the bill a hearing if he can be involved in shaping the language, Governor Walker’s office steps in. A deal is brokered, transforming the bill’s language from an outright repeal plan to a mere standards review process whereby Common Core might possibly be removed in the future. However, considering whom the bill empowers to appoint members to the proposed review board, the outcome at which the bill supposedly aims remains in serious question.

An open records request by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reveals that Governor Walker’s office supplied the language that transformed (and unquestionably watered down) Vukmir’s bill.

On March 6th, despite his involvement in crafting the bill’s new language, the pro-Common Core committee chair attempts to deep-six the proposed legislation just hours before its scheduled public hearing. He announces to the press that the bill has little or no support among committee members, would not pass out of committee, and that he would thus be unlikely to present t to members for a vote.

Despite the best efforts of at least one legislator to counter the committee chair’s tactics, the bill fails to advance.

The governor’s office goes silent on Common Core for approximately four months.

So based on this information we must conclude that Scott Walker like Huckabee and Jeb Bush are for Common Core.  TC unlike Scott Walker and Huckabee, has come out Big and Bold in promising to repeal Common Core.

Will Scott Walker go Big and Bold when it comes to supporting Marriage?  Bob Eschilman from Wisconsin is less then impressed with the way Walker is handling the Supreme Court ruling in addition to making statements made from Walker that he will concentrate on fiscal issues and not social issues.

…the nation’s top court punted, refusing to take up any of the cases, and in effect, allowing the lower court decisions to stand. Here was Scott Walker’s response:

“For us, it’s over in Wisconsin … I’d rather be talking in the future now more about our jobs plan and our plan for the future of the state. I think that’s what matters to the kids. It’s not this issue.”

Never mind the decades of extensive research that shows conclusively that children from two-parent, mother-father families are substantially more likely to thrive. The most troubling part of that statement is the absolute surrender on what had been – up to that point – one of his core principles.

Walker, like Jeb Bush has the utmost “can I kiss Justice Kennedy’s ring” respect for the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage.  How’s that for going Big and Bold?  [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] will not surrender to judicial tyranny.  [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] will support an amendment to the Constitution that would enable state legislatures to outlaw same-sex marriage if the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn various state bans.  Who has walked the walk?   Who will stand for religious liberty and who will bow to the Chamber of Commerce who has sided with the Gaystapo?  or is this issue over as Scott Walker said it is.

How Big and Bold is Scott Walker when it comes the life issue?  He has said he is Pro Life without exceptions.  That’s a pretty bold stance on life.  Well with that belief, how Big and how Bold will he go in defending life.  What’s his vision for the country when it comes to the Pro Life agenda?  How important it is to him?  Why did he hire pro abortion spokesman Alleigh Marre for his re-election campaign? .    Why did he put one of the weakest pro-life campaign videos of all time that a pro-choice candidate could of put together?

“Hi, I’m Scott Walker. I’m pro-life. But there’s no doubt in my mind the decision of whether or not to end a pregnancy is an agonizing one. That’s why I support legislation to increase safety and to provide more information for a woman considering her options. The bill leaves the final decision to a woman and her doctor. Now, reasonable people can disagree on this issue. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of all Wisconsin citizens.”

This is reminiscent of the pro choice ads Mitt Romney ran in Ohio and Michigan in 2012.

Here’s another statement from Scott Walker in his Big and Bold Defense of Life when asked by Channel 3000 on Wednesday whether he wanted all abortions made illegal, Walker responded,

“That’s not even an option in the state. The Supreme Court more than 40 years ago ruled that is not an option.”

[mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] stands for life.  If you are for life show it.  [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] made the unapologetic case for life at the National Right To Life Convention last year.

Cruz said that in the six months he has been in the U.S. Senate, he has been proud to stand up for life — starting with a resolution concerning Kermit Gosnell and calling for Congress to investigate late-term abortion practitioners nationwide.

[mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] remarked: “Democrats wanted a resolution that condemned unsanitary health clinics” not specifically related to abortion. “They were fine with any resolution as long as it didn’t mention abortion. A clinic passing on a disease in their minds is morally equivalent to Gosnell killing babies outside their mothers womb.”

Cruz mentioned Douglas Karpen, the late-term abortion practitioner who practices in Houston, Texas who also kills babies born alive and he said Senate Democrats don’t care that someone like Karpen operates like that. He condemned news outlets that ignored Gosnell and said pro-life advocates were successful in pressuring the media to cover his murder trial.

The senator went on to talk about the forced abortions that take place in China and lamented that pro-abortion groups don’t speak up more against the grisly practice that has killed millions of babies in China.

Scott Walker would love to make such a big and bold statement and actions on Right To Life legislation but right now he’s waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too busy dealing with jobs and the fiscal issues.  Email your concerns to Walker’s pro-abortion on demand campaign manager she will get back to you when she makes contact with the very busy Governor as soon as she possibly can.

How does Scott Walker feel about repealing Obamacare?  He goes Big and Goes Bold doesn’t he?  Surely he must of supported [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ]’s defund effort against Obamacare right?  Nope.  He actually took the same position that Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush took on TC’s defund effort. 

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI): “I believe the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable, and will have a negative impact on the economy of my state… But I don’t extend that to the point that we should shut down the government over it.”

How Big and Bold is Scott Walker when it comes to border security? He’s for the gang of 8 bill which is Amnesty.

I’m wondering why these statements and stances never made to the Iowa Freedom Summit speach?  Isn’t that peculiar?  Maybe Scott Walker believes these positions are a good campaign strategy for 2016?  Well that doesn’t matter because Scott Walker is a solid conservative and nobody else can claim that they took out one of the top pillars of liberalism the public union sector.  Well Chris Christie stood up to the teacher’s union at one point and time.   Does that give him a pass for everything else that he caved on?  [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ] at one point in time joined Newt Gingrich in the contract with America.  Should that give him a pass for his terrible leadership?  [mc_name name=’Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’G000359′ ] stood up to the Clinton administration and delivered impeachment.  Does that give him a pass for everything else.  As Hillary Clinton would say what difference does it make?

So, if Scott Walker has the moxi to take out the public sector unions why can’t he go Big and Bold on pro life issues, eliminating Common Core, standing up for marriage, sealing the border and stopping amnesty?  The fact that with a vengeance he took out the public sector unions tells us that he is capable and has the ability to make a stand.   So why won’t he build on that amazing accomplishment and stand and fight for all the other issues?  It’s because he won’t.    Will voters choose Scott Walker if he wins the nomination?  So far he has shown that he’s surrounded himself with DC consultants.   The same kind of consultants that will run a Frank Luntz poll tested, frightened, weak, neutered campaign short of endorsing Democrats that Romney ran.   You can roll the dice or go with the safe bet.  [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] 2016.