Poll: Walker approval hits 59 percent, leads Democratic opponent by 16 points

posted at 11:31 am on April 12, 2014 by Guy Benson

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has had a good run lately.  He signed a major tax relief package into law, his controversial budget reforms have put the state back in the black, and his opponent has been torched for telling some high-profile fibs.  A new poll from Wisconsin Public Radio suggests that voters are appreciative of the governor’s accomplishments.  Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke by 16 points in the survey (56/40), with Walker’s approval rating soaring to just shy of 60 percent — an all-time high in the series.  (President Obama’s job approval is underwater at 48/50 in the poll).  Walker’s lead is fueled by a 19-point advantage among independents. Burke is employing tendentious and outright false claims to try to convince Wisconsinites that things aren’t going well in their state.  How’s that argument holding up?  Behold the juxtaposition:

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Sour on Washington (-31), upbeat on Madison (+19).  No wonder Burke doesn’t want to be seen with Obama.  In fairness, the sample in this particular survey is a bit suspect at R+5 compared to D+4 in their last poll, taken in the fall of 2013.  Then again, the GOP shift looks to be attributable to former self-identified independents now embracing the Republican label.  A recent poll from Marquette University pegs Walker’s lead over Burke at six points, with the state-level right track/wrong track split at (+12).  The same survey found that Wisconsin voters support Walker’s new tax cuts by a 21-point margin.  We know that national Democrats are nervous about base turnout in November.  Might Badger State liberals feel a bit demoralized that Burke’s campaign has effectively abandoned Act 1o — Walker’s aforementioned budget reforms — as an issue?

Though she opposes Act 10, Burke doesn’t want to use that as a wrecking ball against Walker, according to Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki. Instead, they’ll be campaigning on jobs and raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour…

Lefties occupied the capitol building to protest those measures.  State Senate Democrats fled the state for days to try to block a vote.  Egged on by MSNBC, they launched a costly recall election over Act 10.  So much fail.  Two years later, the Democratic standard bearer’s position on those very reforms has been reduced to qualified, pro forma statements of opposition.  Remarkable.


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Just needs to straighten out his illegal aliens amnesty plan. He needs to realize that he’d be the American president, not the World’s.

njrob on April 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Meanwhile HotAir continues to avoid the showdown in Nevada like the plague.

oscarwilde on April 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Nothing succeeds like success.

hawkdriver on April 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Good news that despite how dumb the electorate can be at times, and how easily led astray by lying politicians offering shiny objects and obfuscations, they can occasionally identify success and actually support the people who create the environment which allows it.

Let’s see if the same people can be trusted to vote for success in the fall. Ideological stupidity can be an entrenched character flaw.

xNavigator on April 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Great! With a little luck he will be our next President.

Jack_Burton on April 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Eat it, fleebaggers!

22044 on April 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Keeping my eye on him, rather have a governor than senator…

OmahaConservative on April 12, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Inspiring, this man.

thebrokenrattle on April 12, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Quick!..dig something up!…anything!…did he ever run over a puppy?…not recycle his motor oil???..frown at a clown?? FIND SOMETHING!!!

Mimzey on April 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Wisconsin voters (maybe even all voters) are like my cat. He roams all over the neighborhood all night long, shows up at dawn to be let in, darts immediately to his food bowl, scarfs for about 5-8 minutes, and then darts outside to continue where he left off.

I call him my welfare recipient cat, for obvious reasons. Voters are no different. Walker cut taxes and broke the public employee unions but that is not why he is so high in the polls.

He refunded money directly to the voters. In essence, he bought the votes. Just like I do with my cat. Just like the donkeys do with welfare.

The difference is that Walker doesn’t try to control the voters just because he bought their votes. The donkeys always tried to control them. It’s no contest. 2014 is going to be a friggin tsunami if other GOP states copy Walker.

platypus on April 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Poll: Walker approval hits 59 percent, leads Democratic opponent by 16 points

Unions hardest hit.

Love it.

Resist We Much on April 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Pro tip – NOBODY believes the WPR/St. Norbert’s College series of polls. Besides the series being historically accurate, this particular one sampled only 401 people over the course of 2 weeks.

The consensus is Walker beating Burke by closer to the 7 points the Marquette University Law School poll has the margin at.

Steve Eggleston on April 12, 2014 at 11:49 AM

I’d move back there to WI but I’m afraid he will leave and the Dems will take power and wreck it all again.

PattyJ on April 12, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Though she opposes Act 10, Burke doesn’t want to use that as a wrecking ball against Walker

Lolz. If it served as an effective weapon, she would. Evidently, using Act 10 would only serve as a wrecking ball against her own campaign.

Resist We Much on April 12, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Pay down debt… tax breaks. That is a no brainer. The people who have to pay the debts of the state cannot vote!

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Though she opposes Act 10, Burke doesn’t want to use that as a wrecking ball against Walker

Lolz. If it served as an effective weapon, she would. Evidently, using Act 10 would only serve as a wrecking ball against her own campaign.

Resist We Much on April 12, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Major OT warning:

My apologies for not thanking you for the legal term help the other evening, S-girl. I just, within the last 5 minutes, used that term in a text to him and we have an agreement to meet today.

hawkdriver on April 12, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Meanwhile, out of the land of cheese and beer, two more good items:

- Liberal Republican Congressman Tom Petri called it quits a week after an out-of-district state senator with a history of knocking off establishment types, Glenn Grothman, announced he was going to primary Petri. It’s now a mad scramble in a safe-Republican district (made safer in the 2010 redistricting by adding the third-most-conservative county in the state).

- State Senate president Mike Ellis (“R”-Neenah), after being stung by Project Veritas at a hotel bar ruminating about breaking state campaign finance laws, also called it quits. That district leans slightly Republican, and had, prior to the Project Veritas videos, attracted the first Rat challenger in over a decade.

Steve Eggleston on April 12, 2014 at 11:56 AM

hawkdriver on April 12, 2014 at 11:55 AM

You’re very welcome. Good luck!

Resist We Much on April 12, 2014 at 11:59 AM

The difference is that Walker doesn’t try to control the voters just because he bought their votes.

platypus on April 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Thats an odd way of seeing it.

Mimzey on April 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM

But reddit’s politics subreddit posts multiple articles everyday about how bad he is doing and how bad Wisconsin is doing as a state economically?

tcufrog on April 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM

RCP moved WI to the right of “tossup”, where they had WI last week.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM

But reddit’s politics subreddit posts multiple articles everyday about how bad he is doing and how bad Wisconsin is doing as a state economically?

tcufrog on April 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM

I had to save this Reddit thread:

Proggies at Reddit: “Hitler Was Right!!!”

Resist We Much on April 12, 2014 at 12:08 PM

The Democrat playbook is so obvious…just run a liberal woman and expect the women to vote their lady parts. It didn’t work in NJ, won’t work in TX and WI too.

monalisa on April 12, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Pro tip – NOBODY believes the WPR/St. Norbert’s College series of polls. Besides the series being historically accurate, this particular one sampled only 401 people over the course of 2 weeks.

The consensus is Walker beating Burke by closer to the 7 points the Marquette University Law School poll has the margin at.

Steve Eggleston on April 12, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Agreed.

WisRich on April 12, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Walker used a plain no frills campaign to convince the voters of his intentions.He did not come right out and say he was going to destroy the Unions, they did that pretty much on their own.

jeffinsjvca on April 12, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Walker has a very good message. His “blueprint for prosperity” is resonating. I believe he is looking for a WH run. I will take him has VP.

Cruz/Walker ’16

anchorman on April 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Walker is an example of what happens to a Conservative when he shows that he has a spine.

GT on April 12, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Walker used a plain no frills campaign to convince the voters of his intentions.He did not come right out and say he was going to destroy the Unions, they did that pretty much on their own.

jeffinsjvca on April 12, 2014 at 12:17 PM

That, and what the unions/Rats tried to do in the lame duck session after the 2010 elections – ratify a series of real stinkers of contracts (but mostly what the unions/Rats tried to do in the lame duck session after the 2010 elections).

That failed when the outgoing Senate Rat leader had an attack of conscience and voted against the first of the ratifying votes. He got tossed from leadership, and the rest of the votes went down the same way.

Steve Eggleston on April 12, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I forgot to mention that the unions/Rats sprung outgoing Assemblyman Jeff Wood out of Huber jail to get those contracts out of the Assembly.

Steve Eggleston on April 12, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I’d vote for Walker in a heartbeat for POTUS but I fear the “media” would pull out all the stops to tear him to shreds any way they could, including flat out lies (as we know it wouldn’t be the first time). Remember, a whole of people have no idea what he accomplished in WI and would be gullible enough to believe the slander…

Big John on April 12, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Thought I typed “historically inaccurate” when I described the WPR/St. Norbert’s poll.

Steve Eggleston on April 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Extremist: http://tinyurl.com/mhjnetw

davidk on April 12, 2014 at 12:51 PM

…proving that conservatism WINS!!!

We do NOT need to moderate our PRINCIPLES. Common-sense conservatism wins ALL the time.

TheRightMan on April 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Breaking: Gov’t ’roundup’ in NV is “over, due to safety issues”. Gov’t went home, for now.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Steve Eggleston on April 12, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Thanks for the info

kcewa on April 12, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Breaking: Gov’t ’roundup’ in NV is “over, due to safety issues”. Gov’t went home, for now.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/bundy-blm-reach-deal-stop-cattle-roundup

davidk on April 12, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Breaking: Gov’t ’roundup’ in NV is “over, due to safety issues”. Gov’t went home, for now.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM

This is happening ONLY because people are becoming aware of Harry Reid’s criminal involvement in this affair. They are shutting it down publicly now in an effort to prevent Reid’s involvement from becomes a scandal that will put Reid in Prison.

This is only a temporary suspension of the grabberments goal. It will resume with a fury once the public spotlight is off it.

oscarwilde on April 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM

This is a poster on the wall in the BLM State Office in Reno, NV.

http://electrexcrouch.com/blog/?p=472

davidk on April 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Extremist: http://tinyurl.com/mhjnetw

davidk on April 12, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Let’s not link to Infowars.com; there are plenty of more reputable sites that are reporting on Bundy that don’t have the taint of Jones on them.

thebrokenrattle on April 12, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Let’s not link to Infowars.com; there are plenty of more reputable sites that are reporting on Bundy that don’t have the taint of Jones on them.

thebrokenrattle on April 12, 2014 at 1:13 PM

All one has to do if he/she disagrees with what a website publishes is to refute it.

Yes, Alex Jones sensationalizes stories, but so does Glen Beck. Sometimes the only info out there is at Infowars. Read and use discernment.

davidk on April 12, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Meanwhile HotAir continues to avoid the showdown in Nevada like the plague.
oscarwilde on April 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Ah! SWalker! Detoured back from banning?!

Genuine on April 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM

WisRich on April 12, 2014 at 12:17 PM

.
And that’s with Walker being a Marquette Alum…….
.
This is bizarro world……
Burke- who’s Daddy is a RICH 1%er……Hahvard gal…. Poster gal for WHITE privilege…….
Who Quit her Sec of Commerce job (The left loves Palin for that) …… Everything a Milwaukeean can identify with/
.
…..vs. Walker who worked for everything he has…….
She’s above the run of the mill limousine liberal…..and she’s NOT the Republican……
The DemoRats will have to dine on a lot of Richy Rich Crow for this one…..
.
Make this election about Burke, Focus on Burke……. And Walker will win by double digits.

FlaMurph on April 12, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Breaking: Gov’t ’roundup’ in NV is “over, due to safety issues”. Gov’t went home, for now.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Kudos to BLM and the Bundys for reaching an agreement.

kcewa on April 12, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Walker for President.

Who seconds the nomination?

timberline on April 12, 2014 at 1:28 PM

The people who have to pay the debts of the state cannot vote!

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Hold it. This makes zero sense. Are you stoned right now or can you explain this?

Lanceman on April 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Breaking: Gov’t ’roundup’ in NV is “over, due to safety issues”. Gov’t went home, for now.

Schadenfreude on April 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Kudos to BLM and the Bundys for reaching an agreement.

kcewa on April 12, 2014 at 1:23 PM

I agree with what oscarwilde on April 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM said.

davidk on April 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Walker has a very good message. His “blueprint for prosperity” is resonating. I believe he is looking for a WH run. I will take him has VP.

Cruz/Walker ’16

anchorman on April 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM

How about Walker/Christie? We don’t need another know nothing stinking senator as President.

timberline on April 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

The people who have to pay the debts of the state cannot vote!

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Hold it. This makes zero sense. Are you stoned right now or can you explain this?

Lanceman on April 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I think he’s referring to the state running up debts that future generations will need to pay off.

kcewa on April 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM

That’s may man – so far anyway.

Best Governor in the USA.

jake-the-goose on April 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Walker has a very good message. His “blueprint for prosperity” is resonating. I believe he is looking for a WH run. I will take him has VP.

Cruz/Walker ’16

anchorman on April 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM

How about Walker/Christie? We don’t need another know nothing stinking senator as President.

timberline on April 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

We sure don’t.

That’s why I support Cruz for president.

davidk on April 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM

I think he’s referring to the state running up debts that future generations will need to pay off.

kcewa on April 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Oh. Well, states usually get their act together or people move. It’s the federal government the future voters can’t escape.

Lanceman on April 12, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Oh. Well, states usually get their act together or people move. It’s the federal government the future voters can’t escape.

Lanceman on April 12, 2014 at 1:45 PM

True. Most states don’t allow deficit spending.

Unfunded pension liabilities will be a big problem though. I don’t know if that applies to Wisconsin or not.

kcewa on April 12, 2014 at 1:53 PM

How about Walker/Christie?
timberline on April 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Lol on that one. Or maybe you’re serious. The problem with Wisconsin as far as Republicans is it is amnesty capital of the country, with Ryan et al, and Walker. And NJ, as far as liberal Republicanism, seems to parallel WI for some reason. So that’s why it’s an ugly pairing, Christie & Walker. What a joke.

Some say with Walker & amnesty we need to take the good with the bad. Well there’s no reason we have to do that. There are plenty of candidates that are pure good, like Cruz. We don’t need to be forced to accept an amnesty shill as our nominee.

anotherJoe on April 12, 2014 at 2:03 PM

That poll is an outlier, but Walker does seem to have a consistent lead. The lefties in WI have to be demoralized after pulling out all the stops to block Walker’s reforms, shutting down the Capitol, leaving the state, fighting the State Supreme Court election and then the recall and losing every one decisively.

It couldn’t happen to a more deserving group. Their tears of unfathomable sadness are sweet indeed.

→↔→

Meanwhile HotAir continues to avoid the showdown in Nevada like the plague.

oscarwilde on April 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

It is disturbing, isn’t it?

But it is good to be reminded this isn’t really a news site.

Funny how BLM suddenly decided to back off as soon as it came out that one of Harry Reid’s cronies wants the land for a development. Someone struck a nerve.

Adjoran on April 12, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The difference is that Walker doesn’t try to control the voters just because he bought their votes.

platypus on April 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Taking less from the taxpayers is not “buying their votes”. Promising other peoples money to your constituents is buying their votes. BIG difference.

Corsair on April 12, 2014 at 2:08 PM

kcewa on April 12, 2014 at 1:53 PM

I think Wisconsin is one of a few states that requires current funding of employee pensions/retirement benefits. That’s why we have been a “tax-hell” for decades. But the cows are coming home on Illinois and others…Wisconsin mightly actually start looking pretty good for businesses now (but only if global warming ever gets here like promised…our 6 month winters are an obvious disadvantage).

teejk on April 12, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Keeping my eye on him, rather have a governor than senator…

OmahaConservative on April 12, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Yes – +1 — or a Congressman/Woman

jake-the-goose on April 12, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Walker for President.

Who seconds the nomination?

timberline on April 12, 2014 at 1:28 PM

SECONDED!! He’s terrific and is exactly what I’m looking for in a Conservative candidate for POTUS.

cicerone on April 12, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The people who have to pay the debts of the state cannot vote!

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Hold it. This makes zero sense. Are you stoned right now or can you explain this?

Lanceman on April 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I think he’s referring to the state running up debts that future generations will need to pay off.

kcewa on April 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Yup, exactly.
Run up debt.
Finally get a surplus.
What do you do? Pay down the debt with the surplus or lower taxes?
If you pay down the debt then those who created the debt mostly pay off the debt. If you instead decide to lower taxes, then what you are saying is that the debt is not the responsibility of the people who ran up the debt, but the children who have no vote.
To a conservative the original statement should have been perfectly clear.

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Hate to burst bubbles but that is the St Norbert College poll, which is notorious here in WI for being the most inaccurate poll out there. Neither campaign is taking it seriously.

The Marquette Law poll is the gold standard for WI polling, and that had Walker up mid single digits, iirc.

mypalfish on April 12, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Walker for President.

Who seconds the nomination?

timberline on April 12, 2014 at 1:28 PM

SECONDED!! He’s terrific and is exactly what I’m looking for in a Conservative candidate for POTUS.

cicerone on April 12, 2014 at 2:18 PM

A walker presidency would lead to a permanent Democratic majority and relegate conservatism worthless for generations.
Why is it people do not understand this.
1st generation legal immigrants vote 81% democrat, they come from socialist countries. They vote 12% Republican.
Illegal aliens are not going to be as conservative as 1st generation legal immigrants.
For every million illegal aliens legalized you are talking about adding 690,000 net new democrat votes at a minimum. When they petition their relatives for every million illegal aliens legalized you are talking about closer to 2 million net new Democrat votes.
And yes, he is a amnesty supporter who thinks that anyone who wants to come to America needs American Citizens to move over and make room for them.

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Wisconsin mightly actually start looking pretty good for businesses now (but only if global warming ever gets here like promised…our 6 month winters are an obvious disadvantage).

teejk on April 12, 2014 at 2:09 PM

I’ll burn some carbons for you guys.

kcewa on April 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Yet another smart move by Walker. We all know that not returning the money to those that paid it in would leave it sitting in a cookie jar somewhere. Like cookies, when money sits in a cookie jar, somebody is going to eat the cookies/money, the end result being no tax reductions and no debt repayments. Btw, is anybody else shocked at the $1bil budget surplus being reported by the UW system? That’s all I need to say to prove my cookie jar analogy.

teejk on April 12, 2014 at 2:48 PM

I’ll burn some carbons for you guys.

kcewa on April 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Better yet, can you buy a few cows and feed them baked beans?

teejk on April 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM

To a conservative the original statement should have been perfectly clear.

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 2:29 PM

What did I just say, pothead? I said those voters that can’t vote yet can always move to another state. It must be over time, the dope smoked prevents one from comprehending. Jesus Christ.

Lanceman on April 12, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Yes, Alex Jones sensationalizes stories, but so does Glen Beck. Sometimes the only info out there is at Infowars. Read and use discernment.

davidk on April 12, 2014 at 1:19PM

Sensationalism is one thing, everyone does it from time to time, conspiracies are another.

thebrokenrattle on April 12, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Do they still have drum circles at the capitol? How about singing?

Cindy Munford on April 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Full quote, nothing removed.

The people who have to pay the debts of the state cannot vote!

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Hold it. This makes zero sense. Are you stoned right now or can you explain this?

Lanceman on April 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Followed by…

To a conservative the original statement should have been perfectly clear.

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 2:29 PM

What did I just say, pothead? I said those voters that can’t vote yet can always move to another state. It must be over time, the dope smoked prevents one from comprehending. Jesus Christ.

Lanceman on April 12, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Really Lanceman and you are going to accuse me of being a pothead and non comprehending?

astonerii on April 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

The Bureau of Land Management mysteriously backed down after the Reid/China connection was uncovered. The rancher never backed off. As for Walker suddenly becoming a potential presidential candidate, I won’t consider him unless he spends at least a month on border patrol on the Texas/Mexico border. He and Jeb need some education classes.

mobydutch on April 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

I want Walker to be our nominee for several reason.
1. HE DID NOT FINISH his College degree. Democrats will attack him over that fact, and once they do, Walker’s team should air ads saying democrats thinks everyone who does not have a degree is dumb and can’t make it in America. Then have Walker come on saying if you don’t have a degree you can still make it in America. That message should resonate with people who do not have a college degree. Democrats needs those people to vote for them, and if Walker gets the majority of people who do not have a degree, then he should win in a landslide.
2. He already been experience the worst democrats can throw at him and survive and survive big time.
3. He is a conservative.

So WALKER/CRUZ 2016!!!

BroncosRock on April 12, 2014 at 3:47 PM

8 million dollars damage to the State Capitol,Union goons threatening businesses if they don’t tow the line, Gov. Walker attending events with hundreds of children only to have the Goonions barge in with their bullhorns and their taunts.Yep the people of Wiconsin finally got fed up with it, did I hit it about right?

jeffinsjvca on April 12, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Meanwhile HotAir continues to avoid the showdown in Nevada like the plague.

oscarwilde on April 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

To use the HA expression, it;s come to this …

I tried to post links from Drudge last night and my post would not display. I ran a test and the links from the website that showed the real issue in the cattle ranch show down was Harry Reid, His son, a crooked deal with Chinese business to build a massive solar farm, which could be built if other land in Nevada was set aside for ‘mitigation’. That website had documentation to prove it wasn’t protecting tortoises, but a dual purpose to shut down one of the last free range cattlemen in the state and get their big bucks deal on the Chinese solar farm at the same time. People were even installed at BLM in advance of this act

However the website that blew the whistle is blocked on HA. You can criticize that website by name, but if you link to it, your post will die

This is one of the biggest news stories in my lifetime, a turning point in the abuse of federal power against the citizens, covered up by the press until the truth came out. At the ranch, I heard even cell towers were shut off.

And HA is: Affluenza, Americans are self-sorting, Rand Paul meeting donors, Pelosi criticizing Republicans, Sharpton, Dems call foes un-American, Tax refunds, flatulence, Sebelius, Sebelius

They are trying as hard as possible not to go there. So where are they going?

entagor on April 12, 2014 at 5:36 PM

entagor on April 12, 2014 at 5:36 PM

HA finally put up a thread on the Bundy Ranch.

BLM leaves scene of standoff with Cliven Bundy
posted at 5:31 pm on April 12, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

No mention of the solar deal, the documents showing the land would be used for mitigation in the solar deal, the Drudge Report links, or the link from the website blacklisted by Hotair that really covered the standoff in depth, with many twitter comments and pics, and with the information about the Harry Reid Chinese solar deal connection

Forget the feds turning off the water to the cattle, running the cows and calves with a helicopter – at calving time, bringing in a backhoe, possibly for the dead animals, using the excuse the backhoe was to fix damage caused by the cattle. Or that the feds still intend to sell off the cattle they took, although they offered to share the take with the rancher

HA uses the safe article that makes the confrontation look like a cranky old rancher who refuses to pay his fair share of taxes ends a standoff with the feds

entagor on April 12, 2014 at 5:47 PM

I’d vote for Walker in a heartbeat for POTUS but I fear the “media” would pull out all the stops to tear him to shreds any way they could, including flat out lies (as we know it wouldn’t be the first time). Remember, a whole of people have no idea what he accomplished in WI and would be gullible enough to believe the slander…

Big John on April 12, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Where have you been during the past decade? That’s been the standard operating procedure for the “media” dealing with any conservative or Republican candidate.

Alien on April 12, 2014 at 6:38 PM

There are two people who drive leftists bat **** crazy. Sarah Palin and Scott Walker. I am delighted to read this, and look forward to his reelection in November.

cat_owner on April 12, 2014 at 7:20 PM

He refunded money directly to the voters. In essence, he bought the votes.

platypus on April 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Oh, Too clever by half.

WryTrvllr on April 12, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Quick!..dig something up!…anything!…did he ever run over a puppy?…not recycle his motor oil???..frown at a clown?? FIND SOMETHING!!!

Mimzey on April 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Could be he smoked himself some choom? Maybe he was born some African country? His pastor is a racist who hates America? When he was planning on becoming a politician he hung out with people who bombed and killed innocent Americans back in the sixties? Would any of these things make a difference? Nah.

HiJack on April 13, 2014 at 12:26 AM

From the ground here in Wisconsin….

Mary Burke keeps stepping in it – she gets more “pants on fire” than I’ve ever seen – claiming that the unemployment rate has gone up under Walker (it’s gone down), that it’s legal now to discriminate against women, etc… She’s Joe Isuzu in a skirt.

Democrat AG Chisolm has launched a second secret investigation against Walker, which was leaked to the press (apparently those being interviewed can’t talk but the investigators can?)

The “John Doe” subpoena has been squashed for lack of evidence.
The immunity of Chisolm has been removed – since he’s acting as an investigator, not the AG, he can be sued &/or charged for using his position against his political enemies.

Finally, Erpenbach, one of the senators who led the fleeing legislators to their hideout in Illinois has lost HIS bid to keep his emails private.

This means that just 6 weeks after one of Walker’s aides had to turn over 20,000 emails for HuffPo to read (they found 2 racist jokes that had been sent TO Walker staff from outside the office), Erpenbach has to reveal WHO sent him emails.

MaciverInstitute already has the redacted emails…there’s something there…apparently some of them have .gov suffixes. This is going to get good.

Pop the popcorn and pull up a comfy chair.

Daisy_WI on April 13, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Cruz/Walker ’16

anchorman on April 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I want our TP senators to stay put. The Congress is as important as the presidency.

PersonFromPorlock on April 13, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Burke is employing tendentious and outright false claims to try to convince Wisconsinites that things aren’t going well in their state.

Kind of like our public school administrator and school board, who tried to get a referendum passed for more money because of what they claimed were “budget cuts coming from Madison”. When in reality, the money problems the school district has is coming from the school officials, who rushed through a contract with the unions before Walker’s reforms could take effect. Other school systems, including those in Madison, who did not quickly sign union contracts, are doing great and most even have surpluses where there once were deficits.
Yet, our school board continues to blame Walker for their money woes, when the blame lies squarely on their backs for their pettiness and incompetence. And then they wanted the taxpayers to pay for the consequences of their spite for Walker with higher property taxes.

Btw, thankfully the referendum failed.

Sterling Holobyte on April 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM