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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (R-WI) is laying out his presidential campaign approach, pitching himself to the Republican base as a proud conservative champion who won’t compromise.

“In the Republican field, there are some who are good fighters, but they haven’t won those battles. There are others who’ve won elections, but haven’t consistently taken on the big fights,” Walker says in his announcement video, posted Monday morning, touting his battles with labor unions that led to a recall election.

“We showed you can do both. Now, I’m running for president to fight and win for the American people — without sacrificing our principles. We won three elections in four years, in a blue state. We did it by leading. Now we need to do the same thing for America. It’s not too late — we can make our country great again.”

Hey, wait a second — that’s Donald Trump’s slogan now!

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  • TZToronto

    American greatness is severely threatened by Walker and his ilk. The only thing
    that can save the things that have helped the American middle class over the
    past 80 years–Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, civil right, and affordable
    health care–in the absence of a Democratically-controlled Congress–is a
    Democrat in the White House. Walker may not be the worst option, but he’s
    undoubtedly a contender for the title.

    • Independent1

      I’m not sure Scott isn’t one of the worst options. He clearly has no moral substance to his life or ethical conscience. He will lie and cheat and pull every dirty trick he can think of to accomplish whatever nefarious goals he sets him self into committing.

      • TZToronto

        Each of the passengers in the clown car has major deficiencies. Some are just plain inept; others are malicious. Walker is one of the malicious ones, as he’s demonstrated in WI. If he’s the party nominee, we can bet that every union member in the country will vote against him–and there are still a lot of union members. Students and educators will vote against him, too. However, the faithful base will stick with him no matter how obvious his malice is. The man’s not worthy of any public office.

        • Independent1

          I couldn’t agree more with your last comment. What’s really sad is that I would have to save the same thing about the majority of the GOP’s clown car candidates; especially Christie, Perry and Jindahl.

  • Independent1

    And just one more clown added to the GOP clown show.

    The Democrats clearly have to educate the American people into just how big of TRUE CLOWNS the GOP field is. And it matters not who the GOP clown candidate ends up being.

    Americans need to be shown that virtually every bit of true prosperity that America has achieved over the past 100 years, has been accomplished when a Democrat was in office.

    Had their never been any Democrat presidents who guided our country to GDP gains of over 4%/year growth during their 43 years in office since the Great Depression, America would be a significantly less prosperous nation had those 43 years had also averaged paltry GDP growth under Republicans of 2.6%/year.

    And had the American stock market realized the NET ZERO gain that it did for the 42 years of failed GOP governance – for those 43 years when it averaged over a 300% gain under Democrats, not only would millions upon millions of retirees be living in poverty who depend on the stock market for their retirements. But since the U.S. stock market often sets the tempo for markets around the world – the entire world would be much poorer today had not there been 43 years of Democrats guiding America at a far better economic pace under a Republican.

    And given that Democrats historically have governed in a way that has produced twice as many jobs as during Republican presidents; there were would be far more homeless, jobless Americans in America today had Democrats not worked to create far more jobs.

  • Carolyn1520

    We’ve been making our country great again, in spite of the republicans.

  • Grannysmovin

    “We won three elections in four years, in a blue state. We did it by leading. Now we need to do the same thing for America. It’s not too late — we can make our country great again.” Perhaps during a Presidential election it is a blue state, however Wisconsin is a red state; Governor is Republican, state assembly is a Republican majority 63-36 and the Senate is a Republican majority 19-14, state Supreme Court is a conservative majority, 5 out of 8 are Republicans members in the U.S, House and 1 Republican member of the U.S. Senate and 1 Democrat. How is that a blue state Walker? Your policies passed because Republicans control the State Legislation.

  • Paul Bass

    As I posted to a different article,

    So the top tier GOP/TP candidate is a dumbsh&t college dropout, who likely was throw out due to cheating, doesn’t believe in climate change or evolution, and is vying for the bigoted anti-gay christian flat earth vote?

    Let us hope that is not a majority in 2016.