A Glowing Endorsement of Scott Walker

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Scott Walker has thrown his hat in the crowded ring of presidential hopefuls. I don’t know a ton about Walker, but I do know he has had great success in Wisconsin standing up to and defeating the left.

I’ve considered him one of my top tier of candidates and unlike some, if he gets the nod, despite not being my favorite, I would vote for him. But then I saw this.

A few days ago college professor, Tim Koechlin, wrote of Walker in the Huffington Post, regarding a correspondence he received from the Governor’s campaign.

Of course, being a college professor, he must be well versed and erudite as will be apparent.

Evidently, it all started innocently enough, as Tim received a “Team Walker” campaign flyer asking for his support and a donation to Walker’s campaign. Now, what does a “normal” person do when receiving one of these from a candidate one is clearly not going to vote for? Obviously it gets filed in the nearest waste disposal device (a trashcan).

But if you are a highly educated college professor, you don’t take the piece of “junk mail” lying down. This mass-mailing is to be taken as a personal affront to you and all radical leftist higher educators. read more

Might Scott Walker Go Soft on Illegal Immigration

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The left has taken a break from asking the Republican presidential candidates about Donald Trump. I know Trump is front and center in every news cycle, but enough is enough. It’s like: “We’re now at the scene of the accident that just killed Rick Perry’s entire family (not really – it’s just a demonstration). Gov. Perry appears speechless. Let’s see if we can get a word from the grief stricken man. “Governor. Excuse me – Governor. I know you must be in a lot of pain, but how do you think Donald Trump will react to the news of the sudden death of your entire family?” It really has gotten that ridiculous.

Now that there are no new Trump headlines, the left has gone back to their usual methods of harassing the candidates, as demonstrated at a Scott Walker campaign stop in Plainfield Iowa, where Walker grew up.

Many residents showed up to happily greet the hometown hero, but not everyone in attendance was so supportive. The Flores family, a family of illegal Mexican immigrants waited by Walker’s campaign bus to ensnare talk to the candidate.

This was not just a family who happened by. No – that is not how the radical left works. They were driven to the event by an illegal immigration activist rabble-rouser. read more

Podcast – Arabic Pledge – ICE Releases Illegals & Rate the Candidate, Scott Walker

This episode I discuss the absurdity of a New York High School allowing the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance to be broadcast school-wide in Arabic, our government releases another 30,000 illegal alien criminals into the U.S. population to add to the 36,000 they’ve already released and I also rate presumptive republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on the issues. read more

Scott Walker Wants an American Caliphate

By: the Common Constitutionalist

So, we’ve all heard what Howard Dean said about Governor Scott Walker.

To review, here is what Dean said pertaining to Walker’s lack of higher education.

“This is a particular problem for Scott Walker which has not been an issue yet, but it will. Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the walker dropoutfirst president in many generations who did not have a college degree. So the issue here is not just the issue of dancing around the question of evolution for political reasons, the issue is, how well educated is this guy? Because evolution is a widely accepted scientific construct, and people who don’t believe in evolution either do it for hard right religious reasons or because they don’t know anything,” and “I worry about people being President of the United States not knowing much about the world and not knowing much about science.”

Therefore, if one doesn’t buy in 100% on evolution over creationism, one is a religious nut who is too stupid to be president.

Since then, many others have chimed in – most coming to Walker’s defense. Most have explained that a college degree isn’t necessary to be president and that many of history’s greats do not have college degrees. read more

Podcast – Scott Walker – Think Progress – The Cuban Embassy

Today I discuss the possible presidential candidacy of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker vs his state legislature’s desire to pass right-to-work – Four things Think Progress touts as Obama victories, despite predictions to the contrary – and did you know we already have an Embassy in Cuba? read more

Wisconsin = Ground Zero

From Michelle Malkin:

Now is the time for all good tea partiers to come to the aid of Wisconsin. Fiscally conservative leaders in the Badger State are under coordinated siege from Big Labor, the White House, the liberal media and the judiciary. The yearlong campaign of union thuggery, family harassment and intimidation of Republican donors and businesses is about to escalate even further. This is the price the Right pays for doing the right thing.

The most visible target is Gov. Scott Walker, who faces recall on June 5 over his tough package of state budget and public employee union reforms. Three state GOP legislators — Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Sen. Van Wanggaard and Sen. Terry Moulton — also face recall. A fourth target, staunch union reformer and Second Amendment advocate Sen. Pam Galloway, announced she was stepping down last week — leaving the legislature deadlocked and Democratic strategists salivating.

Walker and the GOP majority ended the union compulsory dues racket, allowed workers to choose whether to join a union, curtailed costly bargaining rights and enacted pension and health contribution requirements to bring the government in line with private-sector practices. The Walker reform law helped prevent massive layoffs in public education by saving tens of millions of dollars in bloated benefits bills. Ending the state union monopoly on teachers’ health insurance plans allowed dozens of school districts to switch their coverage to more competitive bidders.

The free-market MacIver Institute reports that at least 25 school districts did so, saving the districts more than $200 per student. Hundreds of millions more in savings are in the works as school districts and local governments turn deficits to surpluses. And Walker’s actions have nearly wiped out the nearly $3.6 billion deficit he inherited from his free-spending predecessors.

New poll data released on Tuesday show two potential Democratic rivals neck and neck with Walker. Wisconsin politicos tell me his national name recognition has bolstered public awareness and fundraising efforts. He’s currently sitting on a $5 million war chest. Walker supporters believe the Big Labor-fueled fight will be dirty, but with vigilant backing, he’ll survive.

The outlook for the unhinged Left’s secondary targets, however, is not so bright. Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a tea party candidate who is not part of the GOP establishment, is being treated as collateral damage by the party. Outside of Wisconsin, most conservative activists are not even aware that she may be booted from office for simply doing her job. Kleefisch told me that on a recent fundraising swing in D.C., national GOP leaders were shocked to learn of her plight.

While Democratic femme-a-gogues continue their plaintive wailing about a “war on women,” Kleefisch has battled vile misogyny from liberal detractors. When lefty Wisconsin radio host John “Sly” Sylvester accused Kleefisch of performing “fellatio on all the talk-show hosts in Milwaukee” and sneered that she had “pulled a train” (a crude phrase for gang sex), feminists remained silent. A former television anchor, small businesswoman and mother of two, Kleefisch’s quiet work on economic development has reaped untold dividends for the state. But if conservatives who preach the gospel of fiscal conservatism do not act, the profligate progressives’ vendetta against Wisconsin may result in the first-ever recall of a lieutenant governor in American history.

Kleefisch, a 36-year-old colon cancer survivor, is a fighter who points to her two young daughters when I ask why she’s in the political arena. What message would it send to young tea party moms across the country if Walker survived but Kleefisch was hung out to dry? Will Beltway Republican strategists and donors who constantly harp about the need to diversify the party step up to the plate? [Donate to Kleefisch’s defense here.]

President Obama, the AFL-CIO, SEIU, AFSCME and left-wing operatives know that Wisconsin is Ground Zero in their battle against limited-government activists. Their demagogic propaganda war against Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, who is leading entitlement reform and budget discipline efforts in Washington, is of a piece with the campaign to overturn the popular elections that put Walker, Kleefisch and the GOP majority in place. If they can chill fiscal responsibility and free market-based reforms in Wisconsin, they can chill it everywhere. Will movement conservatives let them?