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    Re: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I'm a liberal and I think I've shown I'm very willing to give Walker the benefit of the doubt here. However, I think it fair to point out the obvious:

    Two of Walker's former employees once worked with him at lower levels of government within his state.

    Both employees suddenly resigned from high paying jobs.

    At least one employee worked in a position where she had significant oversight of state contracts.

    Both employees are accused of wrong-doing in state campaign matters concerning Gov. Walker.

    On the surface, it smells of corruption. But sending emails in and of itself isn't a crime. However, just as with the Obama Administration, it is what's contained in those emails that may help to tell the story.
    So then it would be appropriate to point out discrepancies by Van Jones, Rahm Emanuel, and others who have left the Obama Administration? Is this corruption?

    General Reported He Was Pressured On Testimony About White House-Backed Project, Sources Say | Fox News

    How about Solyndra and other "green" businesses that got taxpayer money in rushed photo op opportunities? As asked, would this even be an issue if Liberals had not already convicted Walker? Investigate fine, convict? too early

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    Re: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Why is this even a topic if liberals haven't already convicted Walker?
    It's a topic because it's newsworthy!

    Look, Gov. Walker was the first Republican governor to attack public employees. So, of course anything he or any high ranking members of his Administration does that's questionable will come under scrutiny especially when those administrative officials/personnel were people who followed him from one level of government to the next. It's the same as saying these two employees reflect on Walker the same as Valerie Jarett would reflect on Obama, for example, if she were to get caught-up in some scandal because she being a close friend of the Obama's followed him to the White House.

    I don't see anything inappropriate about bringing Walker into question here. He does have close ties to those currently under FBI investigation. As such, it is reasonable to question their activities in relation to their positions with the governor. Same as one would do the same concerning the President where close personal relationship such as those outlined here are concerned.

    It's a matter of quid pro quo..."what have you done for me lately and what can I do for you?"

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    Re: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Okay ... .... like the Denzel Washington request in PHILADELPHIA to explain it to him like he is a four year old

    1 - This is a news story
    2 - this thread is about breaking news stories
    3 - this is NOT a story about anybody being convicted of anything
    4 - this is a story about an ongoing investigation
    5 - you are the only one battling your own self created frankenstein monster of a convicted Walker
    If it wasn't about something that couldn't hurt Walker would it still be a news story?

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    Re: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    It's a topic because it's newsworthy!

    Look, Gov. Walker was the first Republican governor to attack public employees. So, of course anything he or any high ranking members of his Administration does that's questionable will come under scrutiny especially when those administrative officials/personnel were people who followed him from one level of government to the next. It's the same as saying these two employees reflect on Walker the same as Valerie Jarett would reflect on Obama, for example, if she were to get caught-up in some scandal because she being a close friend of the Obama's followed him to the White House.

    I don't see anything inappropriate about bringing Walker into question here. He does have close ties to those currently under FBI investigation. As such, it is reasonable to question their activities in relation to their positions with the governor. Same as one would do the same concerning the President where close personal relationship such as those outlined here are concerned.

    It's a matter of quid pro quo..."what have you done for me lately and what can I do for you?"
    That is the point, it wouldn't be a news story if it didn't involve Walker but liberals see an opportunity to convict Walker through guilt by association and that is the point. No such issue with Obama and his "friends?"

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    Re: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    here is your statement which led to my SO WHAT?



    Again - so what? Are you really trying to tell us that people of a certain political persuasion are barred and disqualified from any participation in the actual process simply because you worship before another ideological altar? Are you really trying to tell us that anyone who has these nameless, vague and unidentified "ties to public sector unions" has relinquished all their rights as citizens in that state? Because unless you are taking both of those positions, it is irrelevant and means nothing as to the actual events of this story.

    SO WHAT is indeed the perfect response to your statement.
    I disagree. Today we see companies that seem to donate to repubs, repub politicians that do things unpopular with unions, and even news outlets that don't suck up to the administration shut out. While, thugs that loiter outside polling places with clubs, and intimidate voters, and are convicted of such, cases just dropped. This whole administration stinks of corruption.

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    Re: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    If it wasn't about something that couldn't hurt Walker would it still be a news story?
    It's an investigation and as such is newsworthy.

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    Re: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So then it would be appropriate to point out discrepancies by Van Jones, Rahm Emanuel, and others who have left the Obama Administration? Is this corruption?

    General Reported He Was Pressured On Testimony About White House-Backed Project, Sources Say | Fox News

    How about Solyndra and other "green" businesses that got taxpayer money in rushed photo op opportunities? As asked, would this even be an issue if Liberals had not already convicted Walker? Investigate fine, convict? too early
    what is wrong with you? aren't YOU the poster who screams "no fair" when someone brings up bush?

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    Re: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    This was probably just poor reporting, but Archer, the most recently targeted, didn't resign. She is on medical leave. once her heath issues are over (whatever they are) she is going back to work in a different position.

    Former Walker aide shaken, embarrassed following FBI raid, denies any wrongdoing



    the other guy that stepped down, had said that he intended to leave the job in September all along, and almost didn't take the job in the first place for that reason. I obviously have no idea if he was speaking the truth. but it's more then anyone else has.
    Thanks for the journalist corrections. Still, I wonder why Archer isn't returning to her previously held position? Furthermore, some would think the timing is alittle odd for the other person who stands accused of wrong-doing to suddenly claim "Oh, I was leaving the job soon anyway". Some would say that's too convenient.

    To both I say, "Hmmmm....interesting..."

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    Re: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's an investigation and as such is newsworthy.
    LOL, yep, news worthy in a debate forum but only to discredit an anti union GOP Governor who is guilty by association?

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    Re: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I disagree. Today we see companies that seem to donate to repubs, repub politicians that do things unpopular with unions, and even news outlets that don't suck up to the administration shut out. While, thugs that loiter outside polling places with clubs, and intimidate voters, and are convicted of such, cases just dropped. This whole administration stinks of corruption.

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