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When asked about Isis, this was Walker's response:

Scott Walker wrote:
If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the globe.

Really? This was not a 'gotcha' question or a trap. All prospective presidential hopefuls should be getting this question and should have an answer ready.

Even Conservatives think he flubbed this pretty bad. His campaign has responded:

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Governor Walker believes our fight against ISIS is one of the most important issues our country faces. He was in no way comparing any American citizen to ISIS. What the governor was saying was when faced with adversity he chooses strength and leadership. Those are the qualities we need to fix the leadership void this White House has created.


I wonder how many posts before a "But Bush!!" happens...
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Hey now, let's accentuate the positive ! He's probably one of the brighter bulbs in today's GOP. Wait....did I just say that was a positive ?
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This won't change people's minds on Walker. The folks he is speaking to would compare unions to ISIS too.
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Its not a huge flub, its not like he said anything as stupid as "America should “empathize” and show “respect” for its enemies."

But still, something he needs to work on.
 
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jeremycobert wrote:
Its not a huge flub, its not like he said anything as stupid as "America should “empathize” and show “respect” for its enemies."

But still, something he needs to work on.


Yah, I'm really tired of Obama trying to work with the Republican Congress also.

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Darilian wrote:
Yah, I'm really tired of Obama trying to work with the Republican Congress also.


When did that happen ? I prefer gridlock and I agree, I hope they dont work together on anything.
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jeremycobert wrote:
its not like he said anything as stupid as "America should “empathize” and show “respect” for its enemies."

Empathizing with your enemy: consider Llewellyn Thompson and the Cuban Missile crises.

Respecting your enemy: consider Jesus and Matthew 5:44
 
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Well it's good to know that Conservative thought feels ISIS is not a problem anymore.
 
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bjlillo wrote:
It's amusing to see the lefties wetting their pants in fear of Walker.


I'm not afraid of Walker, but I also think this "error" is a lot of nothing.

Candidate chooses to sound tough rather than offering detailed policy answer to shallow question. Film at eleven.
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Asking what are your plans for dealing with ISIS is a shallow question? Really?
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jmilum wrote:
Asking what are your plans for dealing with ISIS is a shallow question? Really?


Well, given that the only 'politically appropriate' responses fall in the 'bomb them with napalm' to 'bomb them with Atomic weapons' spectrum, I don't think we're going to get an honest answer like "Hope the Saudis and the Jordanians take care of the problem" or "Tie a nuclear deal with Iran with them supporting the Shiite militias in Iraq to fight ISIS".

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Darilian wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Asking what are your plans for dealing with ISIS is a shallow question? Really?


Well, given that the only 'politically appropriate' responses fall in the 'bomb them with napalm' to 'bomb them with Atomic weapons' spectrum, I don't think we're going to get an honest answer like "Hope the Saudis and the Jordanians take care of the problem" or "Tie a nuclear deal with Iran with them supporting the Shiite militias in Iraq to fight ISIS".

Darilian

But that doesn't make the question shallow. It just makes the expected answers shallow. One could always hope to be surprised by an actual policy answer. I mean unless people want more evolution questions...
 
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jonb wrote:
Hey now, let's accentuate the positive ! He's probably one of the brighter bulbs in today's GOP. Wait....did I just say that was a positive ?

Actually, Scott Walker is one of the dimmer bulbs because:

1. In the statement JMilum cited, Scott Walker likened 100,000 voters protesting to ISIS terrorists.

2. He's dodged questions like the one about the Theory of Evolution is which is indeed relevant since politicians' opinions do have a bearing on what is taught in schools. He will engage in obfuscating at each and every opportunity and blame the press (like Sarah Palin did) for his own bad press for failing to answer direct questions.

3. His unmitigated propaganda lies about that first-year "Teacher of the Year" underscore the depths to which he will stoop. (He claimed that a "Teacher of the Year" had been laid off by the teachers union when the teacher in question was a first-year teacher; had not been laid off; had been awarded the "First-Year Teacher of the Year" (NOT "Teacher of the Year"); and that nominees for the "First-Year Teacher of the Year Award" are self-nominated (i.e. they have to nominate themselves).

4. Scott Walker has not only kissed the rings of the billionaire Koch Brothers but also that of Republican billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. Walker is so bought and sold that he's absolutely pathetic. (As if that prank call to him a few years ago wherein he thought one of the Koch Brothers was calling him weren't revealing enough!)

5. Since Walker's father's a Baptist minister and since Walker has named his campaign "The American Revival", we know where that's headed. As some have recently noted, Scott Walker is reversing himself on positions he held while running for governor last year in order to make himself "more electable"(?!). Whereas during the governor's race he said that the decision for abortion "should be up to the woman", now he's against all abortions with no exceptions.


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sound bites are sound bites. rarely any the kind of "revealing moments" opponents play them up to be.

The last one that I felt really landed was the secretly recorded 47% comments by Romney.

In that line, the fake call from the Koch brothers was pretty revealing but it's past it's expiry date.

I have no real opinion on scott walker yet. It is extremely unlikely I would vote for a republican presidential candidate in 2016 however. Certainly none that get past the republican primary process.
 
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maxo-texas wrote:
sound bites are sound bites. rarely any the kind of "revealing moments" opponents play them up to be.

That's an unsupported a statement as they come. In this day and age when video clips never die, the only way to make them go away is to recant (take back) one's words said and repudiate them.


maxo-texas wrote:
The last one that I felt really landed was the secretly recorded 47% comments by Romney.

And on top of all that, Romney left dozens and dozens and dozens AND DOZENS of godawful elitist statements in his wake that they all created a negative critical mass even before that 47% speech of his.


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In that line, the fake call from the Koch brothers was pretty revealing but it's past it's expiry date.

It might have been *if* Scott Walker hadn't participated in their private Koch Brothers primary. It's going to see A LOT OF REPLAY in the coming year.

In fact, that reminds me: It was only four years ago that Gov. Scott Walker proved how prostrate he was willing to bow in order to kowtow to big-money Republican bigwigs. Indeed, Gov. Walker demonstrated great naivate and self-compromising candor in early 2011 when he answered a phone call from somebody he believed to be David Koch, the billionaire who with his brother funds many of the Tea Party Republican efforts.


Koch Whore: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

The BEAST's Ian Murphy calls Gov. Scott Walker, posing as archconservative moneybags David Koch, and they casually discuss crushing all public unions (which Walker has since tried to accomplish with as much unabashed glee as he showed during this prank phone call).






Scott Walker's "Nixon Moment": MSNBC's Ed Schultz Analyzes the Prank Koch Phone Call Audio





Since Gov. Walker has already proven via the prank phone call incident that he's all too willing to supplicate himself to billionaire-donor interests, it's no wonder that the real Koch Brothers shortly thereafter sought him out because here was a man who would not only bend over backwards for 'em but also forwards as well.


maxo-texas wrote:
I have no real opinion on scott walker yet. It is extremely unlikely I would vote for a republican presidential candidate in 2016 however. Certainly none that get past the republican primary process.

Well, you're apparently in for a rude awakening then.



 
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All I can say is Walker, what a tit.
 
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It's amusing to see the lefties wetting their pants in fear of Walker.


This is the money quote of the day. It would almost be funny, if it wasn't for the fact that you actually think this way.shake
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jmilum wrote:
Well it's good to know that Conservative thought feels ISIS is not a problem anymore.


ISIS is just a "JV" team.
 
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jeremycobert wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Well it's good to know that Conservative thought feels ISIS is not a problem anymore.


ISIS is just a "JV" team.

Ok, so why the issue when Obama said that?
 
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jmilum wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Well it's good to know that Conservative thought feels ISIS is not a problem anymore.


ISIS is just a "JV" team.

Ok, so why the issue when Obama said that?


Learn what sarcasm is.......
 
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TheDashi wrote:
jmilum wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Well it's good to know that Conservative thought feels ISIS is not a problem anymore.


ISIS is just a "JV" team.

Ok, so why the issue when Obama said that?


Learn what sarcasm is.......

So is it a problem? And if so, how do you feel about Walker's take on the matter?
 
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jmilum wrote:
TheDashi wrote:
jmilum wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Well it's good to know that Conservative thought feels ISIS is not a problem anymore.


ISIS is just a "JV" team.

Ok, so why the issue when Obama said that?


Learn what sarcasm is.......

So is it a problem? And if so, how do you feel about Walker's take on the matter?


Isis is a problem, and you are a moron for thinking otherwise.
He spoke what many dolts would consider poorly because he was trying to show that he could be tougher than the pussy that is currently in the white house.
 
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Tougher how? That would have been an interesting answer.
 
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jmilum wrote:
Tougher how? That would have been an interesting answer.



Fight to win against ISIS?
Commit forces that would actually crush them instead of being a mealy mouthed crotch pheasant saying we need to understand them.....
 
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TheDashi wrote:
a mealy mouthed crotch pheasant saying we need to understand them.....

You need to study your Art of War...

Sun Tzu wrote:
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

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