Scott Walker: A wall on the northern border might be nice.

posted at 5:01 pm on August 30, 2015 by Taylor Millard

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is doing his best Sheila Broflovski from South Park imitation by shouting “Blame Canada!” and suggesting a wall along the northern border is a “legitimate issue.” He told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that people along the northern border are interested in a wall.

Is northern border security a lot different than the security on the southern border? Absolutely, but there are plenty of reasons for it. The U.S. has a much different relationship with Canada, than it does with Mexico. Canada has drug cartels, but they appear to be focused on distributing product in Canada, not in the U.S. National Post wrote earlier this year on what outlaw motorcycle gangs from the U.S. are doing in Canada.

In recent months alone, notorious biker clubs from Europe, the United States and Australia — all strong, international organizations with a history of violence and crime — have each established new chapters in Canada. Each region has its own story of acquiescence and acrimony…The Rebels Motorcycle Club, the largest club in Australia with chapters in Europe and the United States, formed three chapters in Canada last summer: in Stratford, Ont., the Vancouver area and Edmonton.

The Vagos Motorcycle Club — one of the fastest growing outlaw clubs south of the border — formed a chapter in Peterborough in 2012. In February there was a schism, with some members defecting to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. The former Vagos may even have formed a new Outlaws chapter.

The Vancouver Sun also wrote that Mexican cartels trying to set up shop in Canada.

For years, local crime groups travelled south to the U.S. and Mexico to work with the cartels. Police now confirm that the Mexican crime groups have moved members north so they can be on the ground in B.C. and other parts of Canada. Calgary Police recently revealed that cartel members are also operating in that Alberta city.

Sure seems like Canada needs to have tougher border security with the U.S. than the U.S. does Canada (that’s a joke people). But a wall on the northern border wouldn’t work for the same reasons why the wall Donald Trump wants on the southern border wouldn’t work. Here’s how the U.S.-Canada border looks in most of New Hampshire, the place Walker said people were raising questions about a wall.

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That’s mostly thick forest, with no real open space except for a couple places on the Canadian side. The forest is pretty thick even at US Border Inspection Station Pittsburg in New Hampshire.

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Again, not a really easy place for people to sneak in. How does the border in Maine look? It’s a mix of forest and farmland.

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So unless Walker wants to do a massive seizure of private property through eminent domain for the wall, it wouldn’t work. What about the border between Vermont and Canada? Well a “moat” technically already exists with the St. Lawrence River. Then there are the Great Lakes which do a pretty good job at imitating a moat too. So where would Walker put a wall? In the middle of the lakes? That’d seem a little ridiculous, if not expensive beyond belief. There also doesn’t seem to be a point in building a wall in Minnesota. The federal government would run into the same eminent domain problem it would run into in Maine (and parts of Texas along the Mexican border). Unless the government really wanted to seize a bunch of private property, it’s useless to put the wall up. There really doesn’t seem to be a point in building a wall in the Northeast and Great Lakes region.

Private property rears its “ugly head” again in North Dakota, where there are large tracts of land along the border.

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A northern border wall runs into even more topography issues in Idaho and Washington where there are thick forests and mountains and later…more farmland!

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So if all this is true, then why in the world would Walker bring up a northern border wall? A part of it has to do with the unfounded rumor September 11th terrorists sneaked into the U.S. through Canada, much of it thanks to a 2009 comment by then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. U.S. Senator John McCain also beat the “Blame Canada!” drum last year by calling the U.S.-Canada border “porous.”

“There is a great concern that our southern border, and our northern border, is porous and that they will be coming across…So is there a specific direct threat? No. But is there any doubt as to what their goal is? Mr. Baghdadi [ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi], the day he left our prison in Iraq, Camp Bucca, said ‘See you in New York.'”

If McCain and Walker had bothered actually looking at the northern border they would have realized why it’s so “porous.” There’s no way to build a wall unless the government is really willing to seize a ton of private land and turn it into federal land. And it shouldn’t do that at all. There’s nothing wrong with trying to protect the country, but there’s a delicate balance between security and running roughshod on the rights of private individuals, whether it’s on who they talk to or the land they own. Putting a wall on the northern border won’t solve anything, and increasing funding so more Border Patrol agents could patrol the region doesn’t seem like a real wise financial decision either. Walker’s comments might get the attention of some Trump supporters, but it’s going to do nothing to help those who aren’t. If anything, it’s going to earn him scorn and derision, and maybe a cameo the next time South Park decides to do an episode making fun of Canada.


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Maybe Obama will keep going and rename Alaska Russia and Texas Mexico. After all, the imperialist American in the pre-Obama times stole those places from them.

Drained Brain on August 30, 2015 at 7:06 PM

That’s mostly thick forest, with no real open space except for a couple places on the Canadian side. The forest is pretty thick even at US Border Inspection Station Pittsburg in New Hampshire.

What is it with you and forests? Forests make it easier to sneak around; not more difficult. You need to go camping, man.

Arnold Yabenson on August 30, 2015 at 7:28 PM

I have never given this a thought. Now that Walker has brought it up, though, I can see why his run for the presidency has driven him nuts. This was probably an act of desperation.

Old Country Boy on August 30, 2015 at 8:16 PM

I was an early Walker supporter, and I had been hanging on to my position on him even as he floundered recently. but on this one, I’m throwing in the towel. This combines idiocy and desperation, and good bye, Scott Walker campaign,I’m through with you.

Tom Servo on August 30, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Well, in all seriousness we should seriously consider having a seriously sized & razer wired wall all around California to keep the invading illegals from jumping off like fleas from California to the other 49 states.

anotherJoe on August 30, 2015 at 5:23 PM

A current sampling:

Earlier this month I spent a few weeks in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Sort of like the Aspen or Beaver Creek of California. 40 miles from nearest town, 3 hour drive to Reno, huge skiing and summer crowds from LA, a 5 hour drive away.

At a town meeting, at restaurants, etc. almost 100 % white European.

On first day of school, I witnessed 70% Mestizos parents in elementary school. Where are the parents outside of school, you ask?

At a major chain bakery, the kitchen help who brought out new baked goods to display spoke zero English. When I asked a simple question of each one over several visits, they all looked scared and pointed to the manager at the cash register.

The condo landscapers also couldn’t speak English.

Any bets on wages and benefits paid to workers who can’t speak a lick of English??

Coming to a state near you:

http://jmisys.com/CALOSHA/

fred5678 on August 30, 2015 at 8:31 PM

Let’s keep in mind that there is a big difference in law enforcement here in Canada and that in Mexico. We enforce our laws here and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police may be a lot of things but corrupt and in the pockets of drug cartels they are not. I liked Walker early, not so much now. Go Carly Fiorina!

oilbertan on August 30, 2015 at 8:38 PM

I travel to Canada pretty often and I haven’t met one single Canadian who wants to illegally immigrate to the US. Walker is looking more desperate every day.

tom2789 on August 30, 2015 at 8:41 PM

But a wall on the northern border wouldn’t work for the same reasons why the wall Donald Trump wants on the southern border wouldn’t work.

That chicken out to be pregnant by now.

xblade on August 30, 2015 at 9:23 PM

The only reason that Canadians would sneak into our country is for our superior health care…oh wait.

Decoski on August 30, 2015 at 9:27 PM

But of course the media and their clickbait headline writers (most of whom are probably college interns) misrepresent his statements to get more clicks.

lovingmyUSA on August 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Its a pure certainty that any headline posed as a question is an op-ed that doesn’t deserve the clicks.

Reuben Hick on August 30, 2015 at 9:42 PM

Why all the shi**y comments? Walker said zero about a border wall. Chuck spat it out in what seemed to be fish bait and all Walker said was that security along the northern border is important too. He never even spoke a whisper about a wall. It’s hard for me to believe that this article even got written. It’s thorough piffle. Is Hot Air letting anyone willing to write into their doors now?

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 10:01 PM

Maybe walker will have niagara falls dammed up too. It will keep them from crossing in a barrel..

Indiana Jim on August 30, 2015 at 10:03 PM

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 10:01 PM

Spin much? Walker said the following, The stance is one he apparently bases on recent conversations he has had with voters in New Hampshire. “They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at,” he said.

Walker is a loonier than Rand Paul, and that is pretty damn loony.

they lie on August 30, 2015 at 10:11 PM

It’s really depressing to call someone to cut my grass and have some illegal alien Canadian show up. Can’t half understand a word they say. Plus,the local poultry processing plant is crawling with them Canadians wringing them chicken necks. The USA is over run with Canadians doing jobs Americans will no longer do for $3.00 bucks an hour and a free Obama phone to call home. I’m a hunnerd per cent behind Walker on this wall on Canadian border. Trump is way off base by thousands of miles on that Southern Border wall BS. It’s as tight as a frogs azz down there. He needs to visit the damn Canadian border.

they lie on August 30, 2015 at 10:19 PM

What’s going on? Is Hot Air letting trolls write for them now?! That 29 second video did NOTHING to support the entire premise of this editorial. What gives? This disturbs me. Walker did not utter a single syllable in support of a wall. He responded extemporaneously to a leading question regarding border security. Chuck Todd threw in the “wall” reference so briefly that it was almost in passing. NO ONE is proposing a wall along the Northern border. SERIOUSLY?! I feel like I’m reading the Huffpo with this garbage. And the obtuse comments make me fear even more for my country. Are self described conservatives so susceptible to suggestion that they buy this carp?

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 10:22 PM

Walker did not utter a single syllable in support of a wall.

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 10:22 PM

that is a legitimate issue – Scott Walker

sharrukin on August 30, 2015 at 10:29 PM

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 10:01 PM

Spin much? Walker said the following, The stance is one he apparently bases on recent conversations he has had with voters in New Hampshire. “They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at,” he said.

Walker is a loonier than Rand Paul, and that is pretty damn loony.

they lie on August 30, 2015 at 10:11 PM

“Legitimate concerns” is not an endorsement of a border wall between Canada and the US.

I am of the impression that this comment forum is either being actively infested with trolls, or populated by commenters who are incapable of independent thought. The entire premise of the article is suspect. Frankly, I’m surprised that it made it past their editors.

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 10:31 PM

FWIW, I would also point out that Walker is one of maybe one or two governors who has actually followed through on their promises to enact conservative reforms. A lot of Republicans talk the talk. He is one of the very, very few who has walked the walk. And in the face of massive opposition. There is not a single member of the Republican establishment who has weathered the abuse that he has. I live in northern Illinois. I am very familiar with the corruption that is endemic to this area, which includes Madison, Milwaukee, and its environs. Walker is the only reason that Wisconsin has not fallen below Illinois and California as credit risks and nightmares for property owners.

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 10:41 PM

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 10:31 PM

Here’s his full quote from the interview (the video of said quote is posted in the article).

Some people have asked us about this in New Hampshire. They’ve raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me. So that is a legitimate issue.

I like Scott Walker, I really do. But this comment, plus the Bucks’ arena, plus how he handled the Liz Mair situation have left a bad taste in my mouth.

Taylor Millard on August 30, 2015 at 10:52 PM

If we don’t do something about our southern border soon, we won’t need Scott Walker to put up a wall with Canada. Canada will do it for us!

Russ in OR on August 30, 2015 at 10:54 PM

What defines a country? Borders.

Is HA advocating an open border with Canada? That’s the impression I got from this article.

Secure the borders.

All of them.

nazo311 on August 30, 2015 at 10:54 PM

… plus how he handled the Liz Mair situation have left a bad taste in my mouth.

Taylor Millard on August 30, 2015 at 10:52 PM

What’s it with Liz Mair and HA writers?” Oh, yes, she a liberal, pro-abortion, pro-amnesty Republican.

bw222 on August 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Taylor Millard on August 30, 2015 at 10:52 PM

Buck’s arena bothered me too. I will not pretend that some of the decisions he has made have been to my liking. Nevertheless, tackling the government employee unions was brave, bold, successful, and supported by the majority of Wisconsin residents. Not only that, but his reforms saved literally thousands of teacher’s jobs. What he asked government employees to contribute to their own healthcare and retirement expenses amounted to about a tenth of what private sector workers do. Government exists to SERVE the PEOPLE. Government employees, and the unconstitutional unions that represent them seem to think that the people are subservient to them. If we are to survive as a free people, that needs to change.

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 11:10 PM

What defines a country? Borders.

Is HA advocating an open border with Canada? That’s the impression I got from this article.

Secure the borders.

All of them.

nazo311 on August 30, 2015 at 10:54 PM

When is the last time you heard of:
* 11-20 million Canadians illegally invading the United States:
* Canadians filling US prisons
* Canadian gang activity in the US
* 71% of illegal Canadians with kids being on welfare
* Hospitals closing because illegal Canadians not paying bills
* Illegal Canadians being responsible for 5.000 deaths annually (murders, DUIs. etc.)
* An Illegal Canadian murdering a woman on Pier 14

bw222 on August 30, 2015 at 11:10 PM

Taylor Millard on August 30, 2015 at 10:52 PM

Are you suggesting that it is not a legitimate issue? I can think of no other issues that pose such an existential threat to the survival of the U.S. as a free country.

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 11:20 PM

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 11:10 PM

You can be a fan of a politician and still disagree with them on things.

Taylor Millard on August 30, 2015 at 11:20 PM

You can be a fan of a politician and still disagree with them on things.

Taylor Millard on August 30, 2015 at 11:20 PM

On that we can easily agree.

SteveThomas on August 30, 2015 at 11:29 PM

The only reason that Canadians would sneak into our country is for our superior health care…oh wait.

Decoski on August 30, 2015 at 9:27 PM

“In some cases, these patients needed to leave Canada due to a lack of available resources or a lack of appropriate procedure/technology,” according to the Institute. “In others, their departure will have been driven by a desire to return more quickly to their lives, to seek out superior quality care, or perhaps to save their own lives or avoid the risk of disability.”

http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/11/report-thousands-fled-canada-for-health-care-in-2011/#ixzz3kMZHfsYE

For that they do not have to sneak. They tell the Immigration people at the border that they’ve made an appointment for treatment. Canadians don’t need visas to travel to the US any more than we need a visa to travel there. Birth certificate yes, visa no.

unclesmrgol on August 31, 2015 at 12:19 AM

Set up a wall on the Canadian border? Dear Gods! Have all the Republicans collectively gone insane? No really!?!?! The Democrats could actually run a dead guy and we would still lose with [email protected] like this.

here’s a novel idea. Canada is a true first world country that shares our largest border. We have never ever had an incident of conflict or violence with them (save that little altercation in 1812). We share cultural ethnic and social roots and a common language. Both nations value similar standards of education. We have had nothing but peaceful trade with our Canadian brothers and sisters for 300+ years.

Here’s a novel idea. Instead of security theater do the right thing to secure and protect us. Better integrate communications between US and Canadian Immigration and Security and Law Enforcement services, and let our Canadian friends come and go as they please. Canadians can live and work in the US, US citizens can live and work in Canada. make it easy to pass through the borders. And charge everyone on both sides with protecting all of us. There are no other soldiers that we have stood side by side with as many times as the Canadians. There is no other country that has its own national interests as closely aligned with our own as Canada. And this moron wants us to build a wall to keep them out?! And do so in the name of us as Americans and as Republicans? Wow!

Congratulations Governor Walker. I had actually been looking at you as a viable candidate. You ended that in one incredibly stupid insulting and damaging statement. I hope you enjoy your Wisconsin retirement.

patches on August 31, 2015 at 12:26 AM

Walker has lost the plot.

K. Hobbit on August 31, 2015 at 12:58 AM

What’s it with Liz Mair and HA writers?” Oh, yes, she a liberal, pro-abortion, pro-amnesty Republican.

bw222 on August 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

It’s perfectly okay to be friends with someone you don’t agree with 100%, imo. Jazz is friends with her but they disagree on immigration. I disagree with her on abortion, but agree with her on other stuff.

Also she’s a libertarian, unless you mean by “classical liberal” then yes she’s that.

Taylor Millard on August 31, 2015 at 1:17 AM

I’m hardly a Walker fan in this campaign, but this blog post is utter crap. Walker barely said anything about the northern border aside from a couple of seconds of genericly mild concern. The only thing more inept than the Walker campaign is this giant mole hill of an article. I can’t even believe effort to get pictures of the scary border forest was made. Taylor’s gotta be laughing right now.

Dongemaharu on August 31, 2015 at 1:42 AM

What is funny is there are more Americans sneaking into Canada to find work than there are Canadians sneaking into America. A wall would probably be of more benefit to Canada than it would be to the US.

Guatamalans sneak into Mexico. Mexicans sneak into America. Americans sneak into Canada. It flows northwards, not southwards.

As a matter of fact, during the last recession, Canada had a stronger economy, and fared better than any other G8 country, including the US. We have a pretty good Conservative Prime Minister, one of the lowest debt-to-gdp ratios, and the wealthiest middle class in the world.

Heck, I’m surprised that all you Hotair readers aren’t considering sneaking through the Maine woods into Canada.

Johnny 100 Pesos on August 31, 2015 at 2:00 AM

It sounded like he was referring to concern about terrorists coming across the northern border as a “legitimate issue” more-so than building a wall, but Todd did throw it in at the end of the Q. Walker needs to be quicker at sorting the baloney out of compound questions instead of going with his rehearsed answer even though a stinkbomb has been thrown in.

forest on August 30, 2015 at 6:59 PM

Well that’s it. Walker prepares for certain likely contingencies as far as issues and questions, and Walker sounds pretty good if his questions are within the 2-dimensional purview he prepared for. Beyond that, if it goes 3-diminesional on him, if it gets to a complexity level where his rehearsed soundbites are inadequate … he usually just goes with his soundbites anyway. That I think is becoming more and more obvious.

anotherJoe on August 31, 2015 at 2:25 AM

Saying “that’s a legitimate issue” isn’t advancing a policy, any more than me telling an intern that they made a good point. It’s equivalent to “I hear you”. Maybe Walker should be more careful, but the headline was misleading. He did not say ” Wall ” and he was not advancing a policy to that effect. Accordingly, there was no need to destroy the straw man he never built.

We do learn, however, that Walker can be easily misunderstood.

virgo on August 31, 2015 at 4:48 AM

Build a wall with Canada? WTF?

Easier and better to just annex the place.

fadetogray on August 31, 2015 at 6:40 AM

Also think Indians, reservations and treaties. Some very large reservations span the border and Indians can cross without restrictions or passports. Like the lakes, where would you build the wall?

Annar on August 31, 2015 at 6:51 AM

Build a wall with Canada? When things go down how am I gonna get away then?

Cleombrotus on August 31, 2015 at 7:16 AM

Build a wall with Canada? WTF?

Easier and better to just annex the place.

fadetogray on August 31, 2015 at 6:40 AM

No…….no……noooo! If we do that, EPA will descend on their tar sands operations and “clean them up”, likely with CO gold mine results.

cottontail on August 31, 2015 at 7:57 AM

Walls work Taylor and that is that. Typical rino say any fence “won’t work”. Tell that to the East Berliners, the Chinese (Great Wall), and anyone on the planet that has built a wall. Hint to the rinos: stop lying about things and we can talk. You tell me a solution is not a solution without even trying. Screw you Taylor.

phadras on August 31, 2015 at 8:32 AM

I agree with the others on this being a crap post. He was addressing comments about the northern border being a concern as well for northern States and wasn’t even close to suggesting a wall there. Border control is a legitimate issue, regardless of its geographic location. We need southern wall bit we need to properly watch and control ALL of our borders.
This kind of hit job piece is nothing different than the MSM pulls and Hot Air bills itself as better than that. Shame on you.

Janir on August 31, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Walker barely said anything about the northern border aside from a couple of seconds of genericly mild concern.

Dongemaharu on August 31, 2015 at 1:42 AM

I agree. I’m not a Walker supporter but I don’t see his response to the question as being some sort of major blunder.
Let the left pick nits and trash him for it. I won’t do it.

lynncgb on August 31, 2015 at 8:49 AM

Did anybody on here (including Millard) watch the interview? Hot Gas might as well be Talking Points Memo or Daily Kos.

cicerone on August 31, 2015 at 8:54 AM

It’s simple…if you have two holes in the boat…one two foot across and one two inches across…you fix the two footer, and keep an eye on the incher, with a little patch.

We fix the southern border, and wait…if we need a northern border, than we approach that, after we discern it’s a real problem.

The Southern Border, we know is a problem…no question.

Bureaucrats have a problem with prioritizing, since they have unlimited funds.

right2bright on August 31, 2015 at 9:06 AM

We don’t need a wall on our northern border because Canada isn’t a failed, third world narco-toilet. Canadians are moral, hardworking and law abiding. Most Canadians don’t rent a 2 bedroom apartment for 20 people. They also don’t rip the kitchen cabinet doors off to raise chickens and rabbits for food. In other words Canada is white. Sorry to say what everyone knows damn well. Get over it.

acetylene420 on August 31, 2015 at 9:20 AM

I’m hardly a Walker fan in this campaign, but this blog post is utter crap. Walker barely said anything about the northern border aside from a couple of seconds of genericly mild concern. The only thing more inept than the Walker campaign is this giant mole hill of an article. I can’t even believe effort to get pictures of the scary border forest was made. Taylor’s gotta be laughing right now.

Dongemaharu on August 31, 2015 at 1:42 AM

Absolutely. Walker is getting a bum rap.

This is the MSM doing what comes natural, try to destroy conservative candidates, by taking something totally out of context.

And HOT AIR is bought it hook, line, and sinker. F

WisRich on August 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM

I shake my head on this one, Governor.

I don’t know if you are taking the matter seriously. C’mon. You either are mocking the legitimate issue of our southern border being completely lawless or you genuinely are without much critical thinking skills.

Building a wall is all fine and dandy but the bigger problem with illegal immigration is that we have a magnet for it. Stop the sanctuary cities, enforce employment laws, give dollars for a functioning immigration court system, and reduce/eliminate qualifications for the welfare state.

Building a fence/wall concurrently is sound but honestly that may be all for show. Do the aforementioned and do it well.

Honestly, how hard is it to enforce current law? Evidently, it is hard when your slavemasters, I mean business donors who exploit cheap labor and deny legal residents and citizens including the minorities that bleeding hearts are supposedly caring about.

The man is coming across as a shadow of his union-busting self. Consultants have lead him astray.

islandman78 on August 31, 2015 at 9:47 AM

islandman78 on August 31, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Don’t buy into the MSM spin.

WisRich on August 31, 2015 at 9:49 AM

bw222 on August 30, 2015 at 11:10 PM

When was the last time you heard of:

Illegal immigrants coming through the southern border murdering 3,000+ on 9/11?

They didn’t sneak through Mexico, they overstayed their visas.

How can you argue against securing the border?

If we don’t have borders, might as well be like the EU and open them up and adopt a single currency.

How’s that working out for Europe?

nazo311 on August 31, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Like the others on this thread, I was appalled at this post. For the record, both American and Canadian officials would like something like fences or if necessary walls at certain locations among the boarder. So Walker was not out of line. That has been a long time concern on both sides. Having watch the interview again, Walker answered a hypothetical posed by Chuck Todd. He did not brush it off, much to his credit. For Millard to spin out a post over this is garbage of a very low scale. And lord help us, it’s only Monday.

flackcatcher on August 31, 2015 at 10:45 AM

First of all, his response was that the Northern border security needs to be considered, NOT that “a wall needs to be built”. This is more anti-Walker smearing that I see the GOP side has joined in on. I guess he’s not enough of a “Bush” for many of them.

Having said that, I don’t believe he is worldly enough for the job at this point. He should stay in Wisconsin and run for Senate one day.

contrarian on August 31, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Am I the only one who’s laughing because Taylor went to great lengths trying to analyze this “issue” as if it deserves any serious consideration? Dude, seriously?

legalimmigrant on August 31, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Walker is a CoC-mega-donor puppet: GOPe to the bone

kunegetikos on August 31, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Walker is a CoC-mega-donor puppet: GOPe to the bone

kunegetikos on August 31, 2015 at 11:48 AM

I disagree. Bush, Rubio, Kasich, now these guys are hard core GOPe.

WisRich on August 31, 2015 at 11:55 AM

It is true that we have NO borders, not only no Southern border.

The overwhelming number of people sneaking into California are Asian, and they come in airplanes. They overstay visas or have fake papers.

That’s my only quibble with a wall. The whole system is being violated.

PattyJ on August 31, 2015 at 11:59 AM

Let’s get the “border wall” between Mexico and the US finished first.
Then we can try and keep out those friendly (ever visited Canada?) polite Canadians who show no sign of wanting to leave one of the best counties in the world.

Viator on August 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Canada can afford to be one of the “best Countries in the world” as long as there are rough men across their southern border willing to keep them safe in the night. It is also a good place to get rid of American draft dodging cowards and tree hugging nuts.

Old Country Boy on August 31, 2015 at 12:57 PM

I woulda guessed this splotch came from Allah Pundit.

Here’s what Scott Walker SAID:

“Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire, they’ve raised some very legitimate concerns including some law enforcement folks who brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago, so that is a legitimate issue for us to look at,” Walker responded.

Though he didn’t refute the idea outright, Walker didn’t explicitly advocate for a wall to keep out northern crossers.
 
 
Bring back Captain’s Quarters.

ignatzk on August 31, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Bring back Captain’s Quarters.

ignatzk on August 31, 2015 at 3:27 PM

I agree. CQ was much better than Hot Air.

Old Country Boy on August 31, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Gov. Walker doesn’t do national politics very well.

Nomennovum on September 1, 2015 at 9:26 AM

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