What Bothers Me About Scott Walker

May 21, 2015 by

“What Bothers Me About Scott Walker”

by Donna Garner

5.21.15

 

What bothers me about Scott Walker is his flip flops on fundamentally important issues such as amnesty (and Common Core).  For 12 years he was for a pathway to citizenship for illegals; and then all of a sudden when he decided to run for the Presidency, he had an “epiphany.” 

 

Having followed Ted Cruz’s record for many years, I am appreciative of the fact that he stays true to his convictions and realizes that first and foremost the borders must be secure (and that Common Core must be repealed – not rebranded, not renamed, not allowed to slither into a state through the Common Core assessments).  

 

Yesterday Scott Walker came up with a redefinition of what constitutes a flip-flop.  Matt K. Lewis of The Daily Caller has rightfully called him out.  

 

I believe the debate over whether a Senator or a Governor would make the best President rests totally upon the personal commitment, character, perseverance, and moral compass of the candidate in question. 

 

Would we rather elect a President who finds it only too easy to change his mind when trying to gain conservative support before the primaries (Scott Walker) or a President who has proved repeatedly that he will stand unapologetically to uphold the U. S. Constitution (Ted Cruz) no matter what?  

 

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5.20.15 – The Daily Caller


Scott Walker Redefines What Constitutes A ‘Flip-Flop’

by MATT K. LEWIS

 

http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/20/scott-walker-redefines-what-constitutes-a-flip-flop/

 

Asked by Fox News’ Bret Baier about his “flip-flop” on immigration reform, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker responded by unilaterally redefining the term: “A flip would be someone who voted on something — and did something different,” he averred.

This is really a remarkable example of political spin. According to Walker’s definition, you can change your mind as many times as you want — on as many hot-button issues as possible — so long as your past public support didn’t involve casting a vote. It’s a pretty convenient argument for a Midwestern county executive, turned governor, to make (although, even this deserves an asterisk).

This new rule would seem to entrap his opponents who are in the U.S. Senate, while largely granting him a get-out-of-jail-free card on a large number of issues.

Perhaps I have misjudged Walker’s craftiness. This is almost a Clinton-esque ability to spin.

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4.30.15 – “Scott Walker Approved Pro-Immigration Reform Lobbying As Milwaukee County Executive” – by Scott Conroy — http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/30/scott-walker-immigration-milwaukee_n_7184682.html

Excerpts from this article:

But back in 2006, when he was in his fourth year as Milwaukee County executive, not only did Walker support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, he signed off on a lobbying campaign to push Congress and the White House to support the McCain-Kennedy bill that sought a comprehensive immigration overhaul.

 

…Walker signed a resolution in 2006 that originally called on Congress to pass the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, the official name for the McCain-Kennedy bill…

 

The bill — which would have imposed fines, payment of back taxes and probationary status as a prerequisite for undocumented immigrants to earn legal status — ended up languishing in Congress, and heated debate on the issue continues to this day.

…in his official capacity, Walker did approve and sign off on the lobbying initiative.

…Walker’s avowed support for an immigration overhaul goes at least as far back as 2002 — the first year that he held the Milwaukee County executive…Walker’s position appeared not to change for more than 12 years.

 

…After securing re-election as governor in November, however, Walker began to change dramatically on the issue.

In a February interview with ABC News, Walker said he opposed “amnesty” and criticized “plans that have been pushed here in Washington.”

But the very next month, Walker’s commitment to his newfound opposition to comprehensive immigration reform came into question, when The Wall Street Journal reported that he said at a private dinner in New Hampshire that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to remain in the United States and eventually become citizens…

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

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