Left’s new takedown of Scott Walker: He broke the rules while campaigning for … college president

posted at 1:21 pm on February 25, 2014 by Allahpundit

What sort of emotional damage did this guy do to these people, first by signing the collective bargaining bill and then by stomping them in the recall, that they would resort to this to try to find “dirt” on him?

I’m not even mad. I just want to hug them and reassure them that the Walker presidency won’t be as bad as they think.

“There is a pattern in Scott Walker’s career where he gets caught knowing about illegal activity and then tries to blame it on others. Walker needs to stop ignoring legitimate questions from the Wisconsin and national press and explain what he knew and when about the illegal activities happening in the County Executive Office literally only feet away from his desk,” American Bridge President Brad Woodhouse said.

In 1988, Walker wanted to become president of the school’s student government, known as the Associated Students at Marquette University. He was running against John Quigley, a liberal student, in a race that became incredibly contentious. Election rules said that presidential candidates could not begin campaigning until after they registered, which started on Feb. 3.

Walker, however, was caught campaigning on Jan. 24…

As punishment, the campus elections commission prohibited Walker from campaigning until Feb. 4, 7:00 p.m. — 24 hours after other candidates were officially allowed to begin. In response, Walker said, “I found no fault in their decision. … All it does is limit me for one day.”

He started campaigning again on February 4 at 11 a.m., eight hours before he was allowed to. So I guess that makes scandal number two.

Incidentally, the election for college president was one of the last he’d ever lose. He lost again in 1990 when he ran for state assembly but then won an open seat three years later and hasn’t lost since — assemblyman, Milwaukee county executive, governor, and then the recall. (He ran briefly for governor in 2006 but dropped out early.) No wonder liberals feel nostalgic for his Marquette days.

Seriously, what’s the strategy behind pushing a story like this? I can spitball all sorts of theories but none of them are convincing. Could be that, having landed some bruising shots on Christie, they’re feeling their oats and figured they’d take a run at the other top-flight blue-state GOP governor. They embarrassed themselves with this one — but it has the upside, I guess, of making the other nothingburger scandal from his 2010 run for governor look serious by comparison. Or maybe they think, not incorrectly, that the GOP’s destined to spend campaign hours revisiting Hillary’s past and therefore they might as well start shoveling oppo on Republican contenders’ bios too. But that doesn’t add up: Focusing on a sub-petty transgression like Walker’s college presidential campaign only makes Hillary’s flaws as an adult politico seem more momentous. And why would you want to play “battle of the bios” anyway when you know it’s an invitation to re-air the Clintons’ dirty laundry? If I were Hillary’s advisor, I’d want her to take the high road and to stay focused entirely on the future while on the stump. No one seriously thinks a GOP campaign focused primarily on Billary’s corruption will succeed; it’s old news that’s already mostly priced into their political stock — ironically, the same problem the left is having right now in trying to get traction on Walker and the “Emailgate” scandal. In the end, maybe there’s no strategy here. It’s just silly season at work — too soon for 2016 campaigning but too late for any major new initiatives in Congress this year with the midterms so close. Gotta fill the content tree somehow.

Exit quotation from Ace: “In related news, Rachel Maddow just emailed me: ‘Looks like I’ve got my March programming all set.’”


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Scott Walker – gaining respect each and every day.

Enter the amnesty zealots in 3,,,2,,,

jake-the-goose on February 25, 2014 at 1:22 PM

I hear Obowma used to like a chubby of cocaine in between getting stoned every once in a while…

Seven Percent Solution on February 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Scott Walker’s & Chris Christie’s “scandals” never got anybody killed.

What’s Dear Liar’s body count?

rbj on February 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

I’m wondering if Walker stole cookies from the jar in the kitchen when he was 4…

cajunpatriot on February 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Next it will be that while in kindergarten, he tripped some kid on the playground.

Ward Cleaver on February 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

To bad he didn’t have all his college activities sealed like the scumbag that’s currently President.

Flange on February 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

But did he give someone a haircut?

Bertram Cabot Jr. on February 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

But…Hillary…Bill…taboos…

Leftists are always fascist thuggish latrine rats.

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Funny stuff in this thread

jake-the-goose on February 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Sorry but Scott Walker is a government is the solution softer version of Christ Christie.

He breaks the union, but he’s a complete squish on Amnesty, threw Bachmann under the bus when she dared to question the Muslim Brotherhoods’ influence at the State Department (under Huma Abedin, Hillary’s gal).

NO SCOTT WALKER in 2016.

PappyD61 on February 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM

I’m of the understanding that he received comments on his 3rd grade report card that he had to be moved away from Cindy XXXXX for being too chatty.

Proof of his womanizing and his war on women.

BobMbx on February 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM

All amnesty-promoters are traitors.

Just for jake the goose

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM

All amnesty-promoters are traitors.

Just for jake the goose

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM

D’oh – right on time. Thanks – good humor and I appreciate that.

jake-the-goose on February 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM

jake-the-goose on February 25, 2014 at 1:22 PM

zealots? found another one…

DanMan on February 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Did he transport a doggie on top of his car?

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Did he post x-rays on FB?

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Did he ever raise his voice to his wife?

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Ace sets the pace.

cbenoistd on February 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM

About the left and Scott Walker – you have to admit – the left never ever quits.

jake-the-goose on February 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I bet Walker stepped on sidewalk cracks while walking to elementary school too.

docflash on February 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Did he refuse to bake a cake for gays?

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Did he ever eat a hamburger…made with beef?

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Well, if they want to bring college in politics…how about those transcripts Mr. President.

Oil Can on February 25, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Thread of the week – for a Tuesday

jake-the-goose on February 25, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Did he ever use a flush-toilet?

Did he ever fly in a private plane?

Does he drink bottled water?

Does he shower?

Does he use chemical anti-antiperspirants?

Did he ever eat dog-meat?

Did he ever eat snake-meat?

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Did he ever apply for college as a foreign student?

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Wait, it’s worse. He never went to college.

He must be a dummy.

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:31 PM

I read that piece earlier, and was astonished at the earnestness in it. They really treated this as a serious transgression, as if they expect a Pulitzer for uncovering the beginnings of Walker’s maniacal ways. It’s hysterical, as were the comments. Who the hell cares what he did seeking office in college?

changer1701 on February 25, 2014 at 1:31 PM

The horror. . . The horror. . .

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on February 25, 2014 at 1:31 PM

PappyD61 on February 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Poor you..always so angry.

wargamer6 on February 25, 2014 at 1:33 PM

He started campaigning again on February 4 at 11 a.m., eight hours before he was allowed to. So I guess that makes scandal number two.

Ironic that it escapes the rats that obama never stopped campaigning.

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Unlike another prominent politician we know, Walker was too busy not selling cocaine to care.

SCANDAL!!11!!1

Good Lt on February 25, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Scott Walker gets caught campaigning like a Democrat and we’re supposed to be appalled? I’d say that merely gives him street cred. Even if it was two and a half decades ago.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Scott Walker – quietly gaining on the 2016 noise meter?

Well – who knows? – long long way to go – but this is fun to watch.

jake-the-goose on February 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM

They will tell you who they fear, right?

thebrokenrattle on February 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM

The comments at the link are priceless.

Kevin B. (bull1911)

And he didn’t even finish collage…LMAO
24 FEB 3:17 PM

LOL!

Good Lt on February 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Turns out Walker did not report the income from his lemonade stand in second grade.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Rush Rule #1:

They will always tell us who they fear.

Bruno Strozek on February 25, 2014 at 1:38 PM

This is amazing. A couple of my (super-liberal) friends from college committed the same violations while running for student government and got a very similar penalty. Now I have dirt against them when they run for office!

Publius24 on February 25, 2014 at 1:40 PM

I always hear the left whining about the lack of jobs in Wisconsin. Also more HERE.

Seems to be doing OK, considering Obamacare and all the BS coming out of Washington.

ManWithNoName on February 25, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Troll watch…….

itsspideyman on February 25, 2014 at 1:42 PM

The amazing thing about these efforts to diminish Christie and Walker is that the accusers can, with a straight face, level these charges and not even see that Obama and/or Hillary look 10X worse using the same standards/measures. Just another example of the “through the looking glass” world of the non-Fox media.

HornHiAceDeuce on February 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Exit quote highlarious

cmsinaz on February 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

I actually see this as a positive. If this is going to be their attacks on him he will be ok. They cant attack his record.
Watch for the media to desperately try and reach out to former colleagues, classmates from college and anyone else who can pour dirt onto him.

dubyawon on February 25, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Kevin B. (bull1911)

And he didn’t even finish collage…LMAO
24 FEB 3:17 PM

LOL!

Good Lt on February 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Leftists are a never-ending collage of erudite dunces.

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM

The amazing thing about these efforts to diminish Christie and Walker is that the accusers can, with a straight face, level these charges and not even see that Obama and/or Hillary look 10X worse using the same standards/measures. Just another example of the “through the looking glass” world of the non-Fox media.

HornHiAceDeuce on February 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Sorry but you’re the one with warped perspective if you want to lump Walker in with the fat tub of lard who (regardless of his knowledge about bridgegate) endorsed Obama on the eve of the 2012 elections, enacted in-state financial assistance for DREAMERS, and is just another Northeastern RINO.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 1:48 PM

I think this is an opening salvo to subtly get out there that Walker didn’t graduate from college.

rockmom on February 25, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Exit quotation from Ace: “In related news, Rachel Maddow just emailed me: ‘Looks like I’ve got my March programming all set.’”

…and the marching program too…

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:49 PM

DNC hack Andrea Mitchell swears Walker removed the tag from the mattress before leaving the store.

viking01 on February 25, 2014 at 1:52 PM

If this is going to be their attacks on him he will be ok. They cant attack his record.
Watch for the media to desperately try and reach out to former colleagues, classmates from college and anyone else who can pour dirt onto him.

dubyawon on February 25, 2014 at 1:46 PM

If it becomes necessary, they will undoubtedly trot out women who worked with him who have decided to “come forward” and talk about how uncomfortable they were made by his sexual advances. They’ll make vague allegations, the media will pick it up as the war on women meme, and the whole campaign will be forced to respond to some the lies put forth by some liberal sluts willing to make false charges to bring down a Republican.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM

I think this is an opening salvo to subtly get out there that Walker didn’t graduate from college.

rockmom on February 25, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Neither did Bill Gates :)

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM

The left in their desperation to go after Walker is only succeeding in inoculating him.

besser tot als rot on February 25, 2014 at 1:58 PM

I would be interested to know if Mr. Walker ever got a public official, say like an ambassador, killed. I would be interested in knowing his real name, or if he fraudulently filled out his college applications. I would like to know if he uses government time to go play golf, and how often. I would like to know how many vacations he took in 2013 and who paid for them. Things like that, I would like to know more about.

steveracer on February 25, 2014 at 1:59 PM

OMG – Scott didn’t always eat his spinach in 2nd Grade, he left a full milk glass in Preschool too.

Also, he dreamed of dating a Cheerleader in Junior High.

This man is really unfit for office!

Jay Galt on February 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM

I think this is an opening salvo to subtly get out there that Walker didn’t graduate from college.

rockmom on February 25, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Personally, I’m willing to overlook Ted Cruz’s poor education choices including Harvard Law. But, among those who didn’t graduate from college- George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abe Lincoln, and Harry S. Truman.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM

I think this is an opening salvo to subtly get out there that Walker didn’t graduate from college.

rockmom on February 25, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Neither did Bill Gates :)

Schadenfreude on February 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM

… or Thomas Edison.

Edison would be instantly rejected by the typical Human Resources airhead as completely unqualified.

viking01 on February 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Left’s new takedown of Scott Walker: He broke the rules while campaigning for … college president

…oh…isn’t this just rich!

KOOLAID2 on February 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Seriously, what’s the strategy behind pushing a story like this?

It’s not like they intend to talk about it honestly. They intend to frame it as an egregious violation by a man who respects no restraints.

The framing is, “He knew he was not allowed to start campaigning until Feb 3rd, but he actually started on Jan 24th.” They don’t mention that said start of campaigning consisted basically of announcing on Jan 24th that he was going to run on Feb 3rd.

Too many people take the framing at face value, like the controversy over Milton Wolf that uncritically accepted every accusation against him, implying that he had posted pictures of victims to social media, while omitting to mention that they were not pictures, but X-rays, and the patients were not identified, and that a radiologist works with such things every day.

The point being not that you can’t criticize what he did, but the story that gets posted is so exaggerated that you can’t assume there’s anything to it.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of people who look no further than the headlines.

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Trouble with this attack is that Scott Walker was actually a boy scout who earned eagle scout rank.

monalisa on February 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

When Henry Ford started he had zero years experience in the auto industry. Dagnabbit !

viking01 on February 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Trouble with this attack is that Scott Walker was actually a boy scout who earned eagle scout rank.

monalisa on February 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

… and back when Scouting was straight, too. He’s in a lotta trubba now.

viking01 on February 25, 2014 at 2:08 PM

This is why capital punishment is legal, folks.

crrr6 on February 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Walker demolishes the Far-Left Governor of Vermont.

Del Dolemonte on February 25, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Trouble with this attack is that Scott Walker was actually a boy scout who earned eagle scout rank.

monalisa on February 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

… and back when Scouting was straight, too. He’s in a lotta trubba now.

viking01 on February 25, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Back in those days, they knew the difference between Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

If Scott Walker was campaigning too early in 1988, he can blame George (H.W.) Bush, who was running for President then!

Oh, by the way, did Walker ever send the IRS after his opponents in the Marquette student election? Don’t think so…

I’ll still vote for him for class President in 2016. He’s got lots more “class” than the one we have now.

Steve Z on February 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

I love this guy…

dpduq on February 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM

That’s right. The “egregious” violation that Walker committed was “telling” a fraternity that he was running. They will also say that he was kicked out of Marquette over this – but the university denies it.

But hey – just remember that the multiple scandals Hillary was actively involved in as FLOTUS are off limits.

TarheelBen on February 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM

I hear he wears white after Labor Day!

He also sometimes wears a black belt with brown shoes…

nextgen_repub on February 25, 2014 at 2:24 PM

So we shouldn’t bring up Hillary’s scandals while she was SOS, not to mention Slick Willies while he was President, but the left can bring up stories from decades ago that have nothing to do with politics.

The left made a huge deal about the alleged hair cutting incident Romney was supposed to have been involved with in the 1960s, not to mention Seamus the dog, the “scandal” from 1983.

cat_owner on February 25, 2014 at 2:37 PM

I hear Obowma used to like a chubby of cocaine in between getting stoned every once in a while…

Yeah, but that’s okay because the LSM is on his side.

Ok for me, but not for thee……

Hammie on February 25, 2014 at 2:37 PM

I heard that he once killed a mosquito…

PatriotRider on February 25, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Walker, however, was caught campaigning on Jan. 24…

“And his long time staffer with ties to the muslim slaughterhood, what about that? Could it be his own staffer was the eyes and ears for the victims of the Benghazi embassy? Oh wait… nevermind.

I heard that he once killed a mosquito…

PatriotRider on February 25, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Yeah, what about that?!?!? “Unnamed sources indicate a connection with a recent insect death.” Rachael Maddows will have a weekend special on this.

onomo on February 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Hey, this is clearly way worse than being a drug addict in high school smoking choom all the time and cutting class! Or, buying a little blow in college when you could afford it! Hanging with Marxists and structural feminists was you know, the “norm.”

JAM on February 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Rumor has it Walker left the seat up during his teen years.

yada yada yada on February 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Now where did I put the link to the months-old, extremely-long takedown of that from the local paint-catcher?

Steve Eggleston on February 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Scott Walker falsely told his dentist that he brushes after every meal.

myiq2xu on February 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

So we shouldn’t bring up Hillary’s scandals while she was SOS, not to mention Slick Willies while he was President, but the left can bring up stories from decades ago that have nothing to do with politics.

The left made a huge deal about the alleged hair cutting incident Romney was supposed to have been involved with in the 1960s, not to mention Seamus the dog, the “scandal” from 1983.

Well said! Typical liberal/progressive/demorat politics: All is fair for us, even things we make up! But conservatives cannot go back any further than yesterday at 10:00 PM!

r27cj on February 25, 2014 at 3:08 PM

So we shouldn’t bring up Hillary’s scandals while she was SOS, not to mention Slick Willies while he was President, but the left can bring up stories from decades ago that have nothing to do with politics.

The left made a huge deal about the alleged hair cutting incident Romney was supposed to have been involved with in the 1960s, not to mention Seamus the dog, the “scandal” from 1983.

cat_owner on February 25, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Correct. Yet Hillary’s FBI Files scandal (Craig Livingstone anyone?) is perfectly relevant to the illegal and outrageous NSA activity going on today under the REB. Hillary illegally accessed and read confidential FBI files on Republicans AND Democratics in Congress.

Crickets.

slickwillie2001 on February 25, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Seriously? Trying to take Walker down over a college election violation? What a pathetic joke. It does show, howeverm that Walker could be a strong candidate in 2016 if the Dems and the media are resorting to this

Dr.B on February 25, 2014 at 3:18 PM

But….I thought going back 20 years was off the table.

BacaDog on February 25, 2014 at 3:21 PM

The lefties are just preparing for another battle trying anything to make him look bad against their nominee for Gov. Mary Burke.
They sure didn’t learn anything from their arsewhooping last time, did they?

Sterling Holobyte on February 25, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Walker demolishes the Far-Left Governor of Vermont.

Del Dolemonte on February 25, 2014 at 2:14 PM

….thanks DD!

KOOLAID2 on February 25, 2014 at 3:24 PM

The left and much of the GOPe faulted Palin for taking so long to get her degree. They ignore that she worked her way through college, taking some semesters off to make enough to pay her tuition. She got her degree and was debt-free.

Why is it that there’s never a peep that Walker never finished college? It’s not like he was a genius who decided he’d forgo college to use his intellect to found a major tech company.

NoNails on February 25, 2014 at 3:36 PM

NoNails on February 25, 2014 at 3:36 PM

A vast majority of the dumbest people I have ever met graduated from college. I suggest that many people place an inordinate premium on today’s college education. (Hint: It ain’t what it used to be.)

Simonsez on February 25, 2014 at 3:51 PM

“There is a pattern in Scott Walker’s Barack Obama’s career where he gets caught knowing about illegal activity and then tries to blame it on others. Walker Obama needs to stop ignoring legitimate questions from the Wisconsin and national press Fox News and no other news agency and explain what he knew and when about the illegal activities happening in the County Executive Office his administration literally only feet away from his desk,” American Bridge President Brad Woodhouse said.

How about the same level of accountability for our president Mr. Woodhouse?

AZ_Mike on February 25, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Can’t help but wonder;

Has anyone delved into the background of:

American Bridge President Brad Woodhouse?

karra on February 25, 2014 at 3:54 PM

You can say ‘the left’ –
but amusingly similar to Chris Christie’s recent attack on someone who says he knew about the bridge stuff. He put out a release accusing something he did at 16.

verbaluce on February 25, 2014 at 4:01 PM

I hear he wears white after Labor Day!

He also sometimes wears a black belt with brown shoes…

nextgen_repub on February 25, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Plaid with stripes. He’s nothing to me now.

Jeff Weimer on February 25, 2014 at 4:04 PM

I once saw Scott Walker at Summerfest eat only half a brat and throw the other half away.

BelleStarre on February 25, 2014 at 4:23 PM

I heard that Walker had a rock in his backyard that had a horrible word painted on it when he was six years old.

BelleStarre on February 25, 2014 at 4:39 PM

When you’ve got nothing, throw bullshit. There’s a good chance 51.5% of the voting public will believe it.

Look no further than Barack Obama.

GarandFan on February 25, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I just want them to cry so that I can enjoy some delicious salty cocktails during the to hug them and reassure them that the Walker presidency won’t be as bad as they think.

I won’t say fixed, but it’s more in line with how I’m feeling these days.

Physics Geek on February 25, 2014 at 4:49 PM

I wish we would fight the left with a modicum of vigor that they go after those on the right.

Murphy9 on February 25, 2014 at 5:01 PM

I’m waiting for the the real scandal. Did baby Scott Walker make doody in his diapers?

scrubjay on February 25, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Praised with faint damnation.

ShadrachSmith on February 25, 2014 at 5:21 PM

I remember one time Barrett forgot to shake Walker’s hand after a debate and he shrugged it off.

BelleStarre on February 25, 2014 at 6:20 PM

If you want to have fun, go there:

Hop into the Wayback Machine and check out these #HuffPoWalkerScandals

or look for this tag on twitter:

#HuffPoWalkerScandals

Hilarious.

BabyGrace on February 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM

At least people have a memory of his college days and can pinpoint days and activities he was participating in. No one seems to want to come forward about Obama

jaywemm on February 26, 2014 at 8:51 AM