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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Walker has demonstrated that he has the education, chops, instincts, and skill set to get things done. He can recruit good people and manages well. And he has demonstrated some solid values and a lot of common sense. So his lack of a degree doesn't bother me as to whether he is up to the job.

    What does bother me is how much it could effectively be used by his opponents to convince a gullible and less-than-savvy public out there that he just isn't up to the job? And would that make him unelectable? They've already been persuaded to vote for Obama twice over imminently more qualified candidates. Media manipulation and hard ball campaigning has a terrible effect on people who make no effort to think for themselves.

    So far the Democrats haven't put up a single name that I would even consider voting for, and certainly Walker, if he was the nominee, would get my vote. But I do think a lack of degree will certainly be used against him effectively.
    I pretty much agree with you, but the part in red made me chuckle. No offense intended, but I don't think there exists Dem that you would ever consider voting for.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Yes, the world is not the simple place it was 100 years ago.

    Leader needs to be able to play chess, not checkers. Ability to understand and optimize policy recommendations from scores of advisors across economics, foreign policy, science, etc ...


    Now to be fair, if he actually showed intellect off the charts and didn't finish college, that would be another story. But since he hasn't....
    The purpose of a college education is to teach one to think. Clearly, Walker's evasion of the question on evolution displayed a lack of critical thinking. To be perfectly honest, college is not for everyone and there are those who have read extensively in many instances who outshine those with a college degree. Scott Walker is not one of the latter. Now I do not like Walker, but my bias against him is not shaping my opinion regarding his non-answer in Britain; Scott Walker's circumvention of the question made him look like a frightened bunny, especially since it was such a trivial question.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Can anybody explain why Scott Walkers education matters but we still dont have Obama's grades?
    Can anyone explain what Obama's grades have to do with anything? Of course you don't have Obama's grades. When has anyone put forth their grades except for their first job out of college. Its a pretty silly thing to be looking for, don't you thin? But you can figure them out by association as you do know they were good enough to get into Harvard Law, one of the most competitive institutions in the world. They were also good enough there for him to be President of Harvard Law Review. They were also good enough to be invited onto the staff at University of Chicago, another of the world's most competitive schools.

    Walker's degree should be a non-issue, particularly with Republicans as they seem to have no use for education.
    Last edited by upsideguy; 02-20-15 at 12:20 AM.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I pretty much agree with you, but the part in red made me chuckle. No offense intended, but I don't think there exists Dem that you would ever consider voting for.
    And you think very wrongly about that because you are very wrong about that.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Can anyone explain what Obama's grades have to do with anything? Of course you don't have Obama's grades. When has anyone put forth their grades except for their first job out of college. Its a pretty silly thing to be looking for, don't you thin?
    Probably they were all birthers too. It's like they don't have anything better to attack obama with than "He's Kenyan!" or "His grades were lower than Walker's"

    I can think of dozens of more relevant shortcomings, that are directly related to his performance in office no less, and *this* is what they bitch about

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Exactly. I have a number of reasons that I won't vote for Walker. None of those reasons are Walker's lack of academic credentials. I can think of no reason that might convince me to change my mind, but Walker's academic credentials are not an option in that regard either.

    Even choice across the board on any candidate vs another candidate, all things being equal, I am going with the person who has better academic credentials.
    Gets to pick a SCOTUS nominee and dozens of federal judges despite no legal training at all - one reason i can think of

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post

    What you've given me as documentation is a "he said, she said".

    It's simple enough to solve as it has been from day one. I don't know about now, but back then it was difficult to do much of anything without mountains of paperwork. There was paperwork for everything - and there was always an unbelievable number of copies.

    Here's how it didn't go:

    Bush: Sir, Can I go to Vietnam?

    Bush's CO: No, you can't.

    Bush: Oh, well. Thanks, anyway.

    Here's how it did go, if it happened. There was paperwork. Bush had to sign the request, as did his CO, and God knows who else. It would required signatures, copies would go to his personnel file whether the request was approved or not.

    No one that I have read has ever seen a copy of the request. It doesn't exist.

    What he may have done is inquired. LOL!

    Further, about the same time Bush enlisted the last 102 squadron in Vietnam shipped back to the states. He would have had to retrain to another type of aircraft to fly in Vietnam. There's no record of him doing that that I am aware of.

    Further, if Bush had wanted to go to Vietnam he could have gone USAF. He didn't do that.

    Yes, ANG pilots did TDY tours in Vietnam. Probably there were 102 ANG pilots in Vietnam in early to mid 60's, but there were no 102s in Vietnam in by the end of 1968.
    Cool, i always knew he was a draft dodger (i mean, duh, he was hardly qualified for ANG and has taken every handout he could get his hands on since birth) but never bothered to look into the evidence in such detail. Thanks

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Can anyone explain what Obama's grades have to do with anything? Of course you don't have Obama's grades. When has anyone put forth their grades except for their first job out of college. Its a pretty silly thing to be looking for, don't you thin? But you can figure them out by association as you do know they were good enough to get into Harvard Law, one of the most competitive institutions in the world. They were also good enough there for him to be President of Harvard Law Review. They were also good enough to be invited onto the staff at University of Chicago, another of the world's most competitive schools.

    Walker's degree should be a non-issue, particularly with Republicans as they seem to have no use for education.
    I look forward to Democrats explaining to the country - the majority of whom do not have a college degree - that if you do not have a college degree, you are either to dumb to be trusted with governance, or have no use for education

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Atiya View Post
    The purpose of a college education is to teach one to think. Clearly, Walker's evasion of the question on evolution displayed a lack of critical thinking. To be perfectly honest, college is not for everyone and there are those who have read extensively in many instances who outshine those with a college degree. Scott Walker is not one of the latter. Now I do not like Walker, but my bias against him is not shaping my opinion regarding his non-answer in Britain; Scott Walker's circumvention of the question made him look like a frightened bunny, especially since it was such a trivial question.
    Comes off as a biased partisan assessment.


    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    And you think very wrongly about that because you are very wrong about that.
    I'm sure you're right. Then again. I have yet to see you exhibit any kind of neutral or middle-of-the-road leaning.

    To be fair, you are not even close to being the most extreme person on DP, either.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I look forward to Democrats explaining to the country - the majority of whom do not have a college degree - that if you do not have a college degree, you are either to dumb to be trusted with governance, or have no use for education
    Yeah. Because we really want our leaders to be as mediocre as most Americans.

    Thats right- the GOP will stand tall for the principle that some college is good enough for anyone! That fancy pants education is for sissies!

    Good luck with that.
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