Scott Walker soon to be toppled in #Searsgate

posted at 4:01 pm on May 2, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

You can’t have a Republican candidate for president without having some scandals attached to them. This is pretty much Political Journalism 101. Of course, this holds true for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as much as the rest of them, and the press has dutifully uncovered one scandal after another. And as Professor Jacobson points out at Legal Insurrection, this latest one is sure to take him down.

It seems that attacks on Scott Walker seem to boomerang and simply add to his political persona of being a regular guy.

Did you hear the one about how Scott Walker never graduated college? #Fail.

The latest attack on Walker is that he has “up to” $50,000 in credit card debt to — wait for it — Sears.

We don’t know exactly how much because financial disclosures only are made in broad ranges, so it could be as little as $10,000.

Regardless, it’s SEARS!

Yep. It’s confirmed. As reported by the New York Daily News, Governor Walker does indeed have a Sears credit card and… (wait for it again) he has an outstanding balance on it. This clearly means that he’s not a fiscal conservative.

“Owe, no!

2016 hopeful Scott Walker has tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt, owing money to a list of banks and stores including Sears and Barclays, a new report alleges.”

There you have it. Walker carries a balance on his Sears card. We don’t know how much it is… it could be $10K or $50k. But this is a verified, real reporter documented, printed on fishwrap fact, people! Why he might not have paid off the card entirely is pointed out by the Daily Beast, as Jacobson found. He has two kids in college, his parents live with him and he has a mortgage on his house. His net worth is the lowest of any candidate, coming in at a whopping $72.5K.

Wait a minute… I thought evil, rich Republicans were the problem because of income inequality and the inability to relate to real Americans with modest incomes and debt. Wouldn’t this actually make him a good candidate? Apparently not. It just means he’s not a fiscal conservative. And by that measure, there’s probably only about 40,000 fiscal conservatives in the entire country.

Maybe it’s a signal that he has poor judgement? I mean, how did he wind up having that card in the first place? But wait… I may have the answer. Walker was probably bullied into signing up for a Sears card. After all, that’s what Ed used to do for a living.

This is the difference between meaningful debate and a throw anything at the wall media blitz. There are actually conservatives who have taken issue with Walker. They may not agree with or trust his position on issues of importance to them. That’s fine. It’s why have primaries. But this white noise coming from the press is just getting boring at this point. Call us when you find an actual scandal.


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Very smart politician, that Walker.

Even his scandals he comes off looking good.

Redstone on May 2, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Could you imagine if they did this kind of investigation on Democrat candidates? No one would run.

MrX on May 2, 2015 at 4:05 PM

My collie says:

Hi. I’m CC’s dog, and I have a Sears credit card.

It’s good to see you get that off your chest, collie.

CyberCipher on May 2, 2015 at 4:08 PM

Sears still exists?

Who knew?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 2, 2015 at 4:09 PM

“Both Walker’s household and the deficit-laden state of Wisconsin under his purview are spending far more than they bring in,” said Scot Ross of the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now. “Seems Scott Walker might want to change his slogan to ‘Do as I say, not as do.’”

We are deficit laden???

Courtesy Milwaukee Journal sentinel.

Madison — The expected shortfall for the next two-year state budget starting in July has risen to nearly $1.8 billion, or about half of what it was when Gov. Scott Walker took office in January 2011.

WryTrvllr on May 2, 2015 at 4:15 PM

WALKER CREDIT CARD BALANCE = BAD
LEFT-TARD (GEITHNER-SHARPTON-RANGEL-KERRY-SOROS) NOT PAYING TAXES = GOOD

…GOT IT..!!

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 4:15 PM

Just as long as he doesn’t wear a Sears Sucker suit…

right2bright on May 2, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Oh and Jazz, with 2 kids in college, a negative net worth might serve him well.

WryTrvllr on May 2, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Please run your $100 million ethically challenged plutocrat, Fascist-Democrats.

rbj on May 2, 2015 at 4:18 PM

Al Franken Admits $50,000 Tax Debt

Overlooked in coverage of Tim Geithner’s and Tom Daschle’s unpaid taxes is the $70,000 that Minnesota Democratic senatorial candidate Al Franken has admitted to owing in back taxes, interest, and penalties.

Last April, the California Tax Franchise Board revealed that Franken owed the state $5,800 in taxes, fines, and penalties because he did not file returns in 2003 through 2007. Franken then admitted that he owed more than $50,000 in back taxes to 17 states.

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 4:20 PM

I bet he has mortgage also, the utter evilness of it all just destroys my morale.

dmacleo on May 2, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Biggest nothingburger yet.

bernzright777 on May 2, 2015 at 4:22 PM

I bet he has mortgage also, the utter evilness of it all just destroys my morale.

dmacleo on May 2, 2015 at 4:20 PM

…with two college kids, probably makes a car payment or two as well…

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Very smart politician, that Walker.

Even his scandals he comes off looking good.

Redstone on May 2, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Yep, he knows how to play the Everyman role very well (or be pigeonholed into the role very well, by media). Either way, these “controversies” aren’t going to stick when you take one look at the Clintons’ vast wealth (which wouldn’t be a problem if they didn’t amass such wealth through questionable/nefarious means) or even the Obamas’ notable wealth before Barack ran for POTUS.

Aizen on May 2, 2015 at 4:27 PM

Hillary Clinton says she and Bill were ‘dead broke’

“You have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton said. “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education. It was not easy. Bill has worked really hard. And it’s been amazing to me. He’s worked very hard.”

…I hope Walker asks The Skank how much she and Slimeball had on their credit card…

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 4:29 PM

At least he pays cash at the Dollar Store.

docflash on May 2, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Does it have to be between $10K to $50K or can it be that $99 tool kit that was on sale for 50% off?

Cindy Munford on May 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM

…Susan T Sears!

JugEarsButtHurt on May 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Oh boy! For a minute there I thought Walker was pulling a hillary. You know where you get the sniffer dogs from the msm to go after a bone only to find there is nothing to it. Everyone thought that is what hillary was doing with her e-mails that were missing. It was like the old western oaters where the good guy would walk into the most obvious trap in the world while we all yelling “Look out”! But hillary fooled us and was so dumb that there a there there. She was so stupid that she erased her e-mails and then cleaned the server. Poor Walker, now we all know that he has a credit card and actually owes money of it. What next a Netflix subscription!

inspectorudy on May 2, 2015 at 4:36 PM

The Boston Globe noted that Walker has the lowest net worth of any serious presidential contender: -$72,500.

That’s vastly lower than the next lowest, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who clocks in at $330,507….

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 4:38 PM

…for math-challenged Left-Tards, it’s all in pretty pictures…

How the presidential hopefuls compare to the average American

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 4:42 PM

The real scandal here is that Walker probably paid for a new roof on his house or an addition to his garage with that debbil Sears credit card *hiss*

I mean, how much more evidence does the media the voters need that this guy, this Wisconsin cheese-eater is so far out of touch with contemporary American politics that, rather than running up debt for jaunts to Orgy Island or abortions for his mistresses, he does home improvement.

I mean, talk about unqualified to hold high office…

Dolce Far Niente on May 2, 2015 at 4:42 PM

I bet it’s between $10 and $50.

MrX on May 2, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Hillary’s criminal activity and greed – included fleecing tax payers for their own enrichment –

Oh wait… yeah – Searsgate is a big deal.

AprilApple on May 2, 2015 at 4:44 PM

When you have nothing, throw bullshit.

GarandFan on May 2, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Shhhh…Don’t tell the tea-totalers, but Walker has a Scotch liquor named after him!

vnvet on May 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Clearly shows that Walker is not an effective politician. A real politician would have used thei power and influence to enrich themselves and their family. See Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, et al

Queasy on May 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM

To borrow a riff from Rush Limbaugh, you Democrat news media reporters better be careful here.

This kind of reportage will only drive the conservatives and a whole lot of moderates straight into the arms of Scott Walker.

You’d better not talk about this kind of stuff if you want Hillary to win.

FlameWarrior on May 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM

from the Daily News article…the comments are precious…

Consequently, the revelations about Walker’s less-than-stellar personal finances — which suggest he hasn’t been able to adequately manage his own expenses, and possibly those of the state he runs — could make trouble for his all-but-certain presidential campaign.

…back-up your BS Left-Tard or ST(H)U…

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 4:46 PM

Does Hillary have a credit card?

albill on May 2, 2015 at 4:47 PM

…for math-challenged Left-Tards, it’s all in pretty pictures…

How the presidential hopefuls compare to the average American

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Wow! I feel like a math challenged left tard cuz those “pics” are eye opening.

bernzright777 on May 2, 2015 at 4:47 PM

Jazz,? Walker’s worth is actually negative 72 grand. He hates college graduates by not paying off his debt once he becomes a viable Republican candidate, or because he actually found a job.

Mord on May 2, 2015 at 4:49 PM

He has two kids in college, his parents live with him and he has a mortgage on his house.

Bless his heart. It requires a big sacrifice for someone to let their parents live with them as adults.

Bless his heart for honoring his parents, even when it can be difficult.

Nephew Sam on May 2, 2015 at 4:49 PM

I got 50% off a Craftsman lawn tractor using my White Privilege discount.

Mr. Wednesday Night on May 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

At least he could get approved for a Sears card.

Oxymoron on May 2, 2015 at 4:53 PM

I got 50% off a Craftsman lawn tractor using my White Privilege discount.

Mr. Wednesday Night on May 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

There’s more for your life white at Sears!

bernzright777 on May 2, 2015 at 4:54 PM

I got 50% off a Craftsman lawn tractor using my White Privilege discount.

Mr. Wednesday Night on May 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

ROFL

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Full disclosure………I think his parents are living in his Wauwatosa home while he has the use of the Governor’s mansion.

I mean, talk about unqualified to hold high office…

Rare is the “qualified” one willings to put up with the two year media anal exam.

cottontail on May 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM

The debt isn’t the problem… The fact that he shops at Sears might be… :)

Why is this an issue but Hillary’s fundraising not?

Skywise on May 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Marco Rubio has an estimated net worth of (NEGATIVE) $-594,995.

Top that, cheesehead!

Emperor Norton on May 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

I’d be worried, if Sears were trying to corner US production of Uranium or something.

Socratease on May 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM

I’m liking him more everyday!

celt on May 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM

…for math-challenged Left-Tards, it’s all in pretty pictures…

How the presidential hopefuls compare to the average American

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Seriously? Huckabee has a huge new beachside sprawling place in the panhandle Florida area that is worth millions. Don’t give me this 600,000 dollars BS.

http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2014/09/17/huckabee-pulled-political-strings-to-get-beach-home-permitted

It’s huge, ugly, damages the natural beauty of the Blue Mountain Beach coastline, and wouldn’t have been approved without “Well, it’s a Governor”.

Marcus on May 2, 2015 at 5:02 PM

Marco Rubio has an estimated net worth of (NEGATIVE) $-594,995.

Top that, cheesehead!

Emperor Norton on May 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

….not according to the Boston Globe…

Marco Rubio
$443,500 (2014 report)
About 6 times the net worth of the average American

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Does Hillary have a credit card?
albill on May 2, 2015 at 4:47 PM

Of course not, she doesn’t qualify…..no driver’s license. That is why she has to go, with her hat in hand, to foreign donors for her living expenses.

herm2416 on May 2, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Nice to see CC and the collie posting again.

John the Libertarian on May 2, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Well, Hillary was flat-busted too. But, unlike Walker, she has huge thighs and cankles.

bw222 on May 2, 2015 at 5:07 PM

I believe Hillary has tens of millions in debt to Saudi Arabia, Russia, Tunisia…

*crickets*

jbspry on May 2, 2015 at 5:17 PM

He hates college graduates by not paying off his debt once he becomes a viable Republican candidate, or because he actually found a job.

want to give it another try champ?
and a mortgage thats not paid off can easily set you negative that amount.

dmacleo on May 2, 2015 at 5:18 PM

….author of the Daily News article…explains a lot…

Adam Edelman is a political reporter at the Daily News, where he covers national politics. He also regularly hosts the Daily News’ live chats and blogs about the Sunday morning political talk shows. Edelman previously worked as an editor at Dow Jones Newswires and has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today. A Wisconsin native, he now lives in Brooklyn.

…this is obviously personal…

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 2, 2015 at 5:24 PM

Yep, he knows how to play the Everyman role very well (or be pigeonholed into the role very well, by media). Either way, these “controversies” aren’t going to stick when you take one look at the Clintons’ vast wealth (which wouldn’t be a problem if they didn’t amass such wealth through questionable/nefarious means) or even the Obamas’ notable wealth before Barack ran for POTUS.

Aizen on May 2, 2015 at 4:27 PM

Every move he makes is designed to make him look like Joe Six-Pack, since that’s where the country is at.

People hate the establishment, and very few can relate to Obama, w/ half-Kenyan ancestry who grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia.

Redstone on May 2, 2015 at 5:25 PM

When you have nothing, throw bullshit.

GarandFan on May 2, 2015 at 4:44 PM

SOP for the rabid left….

…right along with their projection and highly selective outrage.

Athos on May 2, 2015 at 5:29 PM

His net worth is the lowest of any candidate, coming in at a whopping $72.5K.

Jazz, there should actually be a negative sign in front of 72.5k. He’s worth -$72.5k.

NoStoppingUs on May 2, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Well, I’ve got to hand it to the MSM– a new low for self-awareness.

I wonder which politician the average American can identify with:

Hillary Clinton paid for her daughter to get a $10M condo (a starter home), earns $500k per speech, and hasn’t driven a car in two decades. She considers a net wealth of slightly under $20M to be “dead broke”

Scott Walker has credit card debt (gasp!), shops at Sears (!), chose to earn money rather than finish his degree, and isn’t a multi-millionaire.

In Exile on May 2, 2015 at 5:55 PM

There’s more for your life white at Sears!

bernzright777 on May 2, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Remember when they used to have White Sales?!? o.O

GWB on May 2, 2015 at 5:58 PM

if he only has 73k in net worth, that means he’s a poor…and I don’t want a poor governing me

nonpartisan on May 2, 2015 at 5:59 PM

if he only has 73k in net worth, that means he’s a poor…and I don’t want a poor governing me

nonpartisan on May 2, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Wow, that explains so very much about you.

bernzright777 on May 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Wear it as a middle class badge of honor,Scott!

redware on May 2, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Remember when they used to have White Sales?!? o.O

GWB on May 2, 2015 at 5:58 PM

Yes I remember those unfortunate days you bigot!!

/

bernzright777 on May 2, 2015 at 6:02 PM

One more way for the trolls here to show themselves for the hypocritical snobs that they are.

itsspideyman on May 2, 2015 at 6:12 PM

The election is a year and a half away and already the MSM is scraping the bottom of the barrel for non existent scandals on this guy. Really if this is the best they can come up with then he may very well be the next president.

MrsGsBoyTommy on May 2, 2015 at 6:16 PM

if he only has 73k in net worth, that means he’s a poor…and I don’t want a poor governing me

nonpartisan on May 2, 2015 at 5:59 PM

I guarantee, li’l precious, you aren’t smart enough to know who is governing you. But you might be able to figure out who has their hand up your butt and is making your mouth work.

Then again…

Dolce Far Niente on May 2, 2015 at 6:46 PM

So, you have to be pretty honest not to have made a fortune after a decade or so in office.

Count to 10 on May 2, 2015 at 7:07 PM

if he only has 73k in net worth, that means he’s a poor…and I don’t want a poor governing me

nonpartisan on May 2, 2015 at 5:59 PM

A poor? If only all the “poors” who you pretend to care about could read you now.

magicbeans on May 2, 2015 at 7:11 PM

It’s a Discover card issued through Sears. The disclosure is the credit limits. The Governor probably pays it off each month. The Koch brothers are big supporters, so he has whatever he needs.

jimw on May 2, 2015 at 7:13 PM

Just as long as he doesn’t wear a Sears Sucker suit…

right2bright on May 2, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Heh.

whatcat on May 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Remember when they used to have White Sales?!? o.O

GWB on May 2, 2015 at 5:58 PM

No, but I remember getting an electric guitar w/the amplifier in the case from Sears.

whatcat on May 2, 2015 at 7:34 PM

if he only has 73k in net worth, that means he’s a poor…and I don’t want a poor governing me

nonpartisan on May 2, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Why do you hate the poor?

Gingotts on May 2, 2015 at 7:52 PM

I happen to prefer politicians who mysteriously amass huge fortunes on their public servant salaries.

forest on May 2, 2015 at 8:30 PM

if he only has 73k in net worth, that means he’s a poor…and I don’t want a poor governing me

noforeskin on May 2, 2015 at 5:59 PM

…what grade are you in?……….specifically…what grade…… in elementary school?

JugEarsButtHurt on May 2, 2015 at 8:47 PM

The media is starting earlier this time digging up non-scandals on the gop candidates

And they have a white trash, felon, murderer, corrupt, thief, liar running on the Dem side and not a peep

Get ready…2016 is going to be one hell of a ride…worse than 08 and 12

Redford on May 2, 2015 at 9:12 PM

Call us when you find an actual scandal.

Or alternatively, they could just shut the hell up for a change.

Demonized on May 2, 2015 at 9:49 PM

I honestly can’t see this as a tactically sound move by the lefties. Many of us have debt. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, that is how much of the economy works, by taking on debt and paying it off responsibly so that you can make large purchases, such as a home or college (unlike, say, the federal government’s irresponsible behavior).

I’ve been a Jindal supporter for a while now, but…Walker is a very tempting choice. I want to see more.

Othniel on May 3, 2015 at 12:18 AM

We don’t even know he has ANY balance on his Sears card. He has two credit cards, and the disclosure gives the range of total debt on both.

Speaking from personal experience, it took me five years and three attempts to actually cancel my Sears credit card. I signed up because they offered an extra discount on a major appliance if I did. Paid it off immediately, and then called to cancel it.

~~

Three years later, speaking with a bank about a loan for a new business, the loan officer mentioned credit card debt as a factor. I laughed because I had none – BUT he explained that open credit cards had to be counted as at the limit since I might run them up at any time. I found the Sears account still open, and called again to cancel it. Got the loan and forgot about it.

~~

Fast forward two more years and another appliance purchase. Sears again offered a discount for new credit accounts, so I said sign me up, intending to cancel again once I got the deal. But they said, “Sorry, you still have a card with us!”

Finally after threatening legal action, it was cancelled. I buy my appliances at Loew’s now.

Adjoran on May 3, 2015 at 1:48 AM

Could you imagine if they did this kind of investigation on Democrat candidates? No one would COULD run.

MrX on May 2, 2015 at 4:05 PM

FTFY

jake1246 on May 3, 2015 at 3:58 AM

I can see the pres. debate now Hilary and Scott. Her 104 mil, half of which Bill earned from foreign speeches after she was Sec State and poor Scott with a credit card debt as low as 10k from Sears. Dead Broke Hillary left WH and moved into a Mansion in NY. How did she get out of debt?
I’ll take Scott any day of the year for honesty.

Scott has high legal bills also as he has been sued for state marriage laws among other things. What are Hillary’s legal bills involving–scandal after scandal.
Did she ever return the WH furniture she took away and did WH staff take her word for it that she returned the furniture 1999?
Humiliating Scott Walker is the goal of all the critics since they are political enemies whose life revolves around destroying him from state and local media to White House.

celador2 on May 3, 2015 at 6:08 AM

This may be why he’s trying to get a job with the fed govt. That’s where the real money can be made.

Kissmygrits on May 3, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Is there anthing more ignorant and loathesome as a reporter? They will destroy poor neighborhoods with fire for ratings and ruin innocent families for thoughcrime. To top it all off, the have the lowest intelligence of just about any occupation. And yet we go to these total idiots, these selfish lying dissemblers, to be “informed”. These vermin should be shunned. Until they are treated as if they are the losers of “to the pain” we deserve what we get.

StubbleSpark on May 3, 2015 at 9:06 AM

Hmp. This latest scandal is just another skull to add to Walker’s growing pile.

RebeccaH on May 3, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Gee, isn’t that why those things are called, “credit cards”. Cards that do not allow credit (more then the next monthly bill) are, “charge cards”. There are also “debit cards” which are just like carrying cash (but you don’t have to). They deduct from your account as soon as you make a purchase.

I have personally known Scott Walker for years; he is simply soooo clean, he squeeks. All this scandal babble is simply Marxist Democrat Party MSM B.S. There are no Walker scandals (none). But in this world, if a Conservative picks his nose, the Leftist MSM will claim, “It’s a scandal!!!”

JungleCogs on May 3, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Maybe the libruls are afraid that Sears might want their 10,000 Roebucks back and use the debt to blackmail Walker.

But to most voters, who might owe a few grand on a Visa or Discover or Master Card or whatever, Governor Walker is one of us.

Maybe somebody can organize a campaign where each donor gives $5 to the Walker campaign to pay off his monstrous debt to those evil greedy capitalists at Sears.

Steve Z on May 4, 2015 at 10:52 AM

I have one of those Sears cards too. Issued by Citibank, opened it several years ago around Christmas, so that I could get 10% off on the purchase. Not a balance on it today, especially since the apr is about 18% or more. I hear Scott Walker did the same thing. Nice conservative move.

woodhull on May 4, 2015 at 7:10 PM