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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Who do you think would be better than Walker?
    A squirrel, a monkey, or anything else found in a zoo. Hell, even an ant might be better.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    This is just a theory that I've been tossing around for a couple years now. The general fact regarding incumbent and/or known candidates having overwhelming advantage in elections and re-elections is well known. However, maybe... just maybe... the voting populace actually did choose Obama *because* he was a relative outsider. Maybe people did consciously go for the "new guy" over the 'old and stale', because they were tired of the same old crap.

    If so, it doesn't seem to have worked out well for us. One of Obama's biggest failures has been his utter inability to even communicate with Congress. Either side of Congress, even.

    This potential is causing me to rethink what has become for me a knee-jerk reaction against incumbents. Maybe we need people with at least some experience, people who understand the game and who will play the game.

    I have to wonder if Obama could have been a decent President if he had a couple more Senate terms under his belt, and maybe this is why the Dems aren't putting forth any new names this time.
    Obama's tenure as senator was not exemplary since it was obvious both at the state and national level that he had little interest in issues or government and, as a result, doesn't have a commendable voting record either place. He was being groomed for personal glory and I believe that has been his goal. I believe he has little or no interest in governing now and sometimes he seems frustrated or irritated that he is even being bothered with mundane things like the economy or civil unrest or terrorism. I don't believe I have ever detected even a flash of true passion or conviction in this man ever. The closest thing to it is when he talks about Islam. There he does become more animated and engaged. There he has been very consistent.

    The questionable people he surrounds himself with, his disinterest in and cluelessness of what drives the economy and his seemingly unawareness of the damage that his policies such as the ACA are doing, and his unwillingness to be a competent administrator and thereby allowing bureaucrats to run amuck, have set the country back significantly. His goal is to be loved and appreciated by those he thinks he can persuade to love and appreciate him and that is what he focuses on. Everybody else can be damned for all he seems to care. He makes George Bush look good and makes Bill Clinton look brilliant.

    A Scott Walker I believe would surround himself with good people who would offset his personal weaknesses, he would educate himself on issues as the need arose, he would be hands on and engaged in governance and administration, and I think would do a credible job as POTUS. I just think, given that simple lack of a diploma, he is likely unelectable.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Obama's tenure as senator was not exemplary since it was obvious both at the state and national level that he had little interest in issues or government and, as a result, doesn't have a commendable voting record either place. He was being groomed for personal glory and I believe that has been his goal. I believe he has little or no interest in governing now and sometimes he seems frustrated or irritated that he is even being bothered with mundane things like the economy or civil unrest or terrorism. I don't believe I have ever detected even a flash of true passion or conviction in this man ever. The closest thing to it is when he talks about Islam. There he does become more animated and engaged. There he has been very consistent.

    The questionable people he surrounds himself with, his disinterest in and cluelessness of what drives the economy and his seemingly unawareness of the damage that his policies such as the ACA are doing, and his unwillingness to be a competent administrator and thereby allowing bureaucrats to run amuck, have set the country back significantly. His goal is to be loved and appreciated by those he thinks he can persuade to love and appreciate him and that is what he focuses on. Everybody else can be damned for all he seems to care. He makes George Bush look good and makes Bill Clinton look brilliant.

    A Scott Walker I believe would surround himself with good people who would offset his personal weaknesses, he would educate himself on issues as the need arose, he would be hands on and engaged in governance and administration, and I think would do a credible job as POTUS. I just think, given that simple lack of a diploma, he is likely unelectable.

    why does the US have better GDP growth and unemployment stats than WI ?

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Indeed. One wonders that if he hasn't done anything about his 'agenda' from "Day One" by now, what makes us think he will focus on it in the next two years?
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Color me unsurprised that liberal / progressive / Democrat / Elitists value academic theoretical knowledge over hard won practical, 'hands on' knowledge.

    You can see it in the theory based public policies they keep pushing, rather than ones based on common sense and the real world, and yet they keep wondering why their public policies keep failing.
    What's that about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?
    Like the War on Drugs?
    Like the War on Terror?
    Like Trickle Down Economics?










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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Indeed. One wonders that if he hasn't done anything about his 'agenda' from "Day One" by now, what makes us think he will focus on it in the next two years?


    "I will work with them...?"

    Beginning when?

    What a nasty little arrogant prick this guy is. Never lets even the slightest jab go by, not one ounce of humility.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    why does the US have better GDP growth and unemployment stats than WI ?
    I don't know. Does it? Wisconsin I believe ranks 20th in the nation in population and 20th in the nation in GDP. And it also has a decent record on wage/household income increase and I believe is in the top 10 states with lowest official and actual unemployment rates. Seems to me the folks in Wisconsin are doing okay.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    "I will work with them...?"

    Beginning when?

    What a nasty little arrogant prick this guy is. Never lets even the slightest jab go by, not one ounce of humility.
    Exactly. When the GOP leadership approached him early in his first term, he informed them he would not consider their requests or proposals because 'he won'. And there was that infamous line later on that the Republicans were welcome to come along but they would have to sit in back. . . .

    Can you imagine how much George W. Bush would have been vilified and crucified with a line like that? But the leftwing surrogate media barely reported it, much less allowed it to linger.

    And his SOTU address this year made it crystal clear that he didn't give a flying fig that the people had rejected his policies and the Democrats and had put the Republicans back in charge of Congress. He seems oblivious to that fact today.

    Yes, an arrogant prick.

    I do believe a Scott Walker or somebody of his political acumen and temperament would be much more responsive and much less arrogant.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I don't know. Does it? Wisconsin I believe ranks 20th in the nation in population and 20th in the nation in GDP. And it also has a decent record on wage/household income increase and I believe is in the top 10 states with lowest official and actual unemployment rates. Seems to me the folks in Wisconsin are doing okay.
    http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/02/16...onomic-record/
    terrible compared to neighbors and nation



    Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States
    19th and 18th in unemployment


    but hey, don't bother looking things up. you with "belief" and "the gut".

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Like the War on Drugs?
    Like the War on Terror?
    Like Trickle Down Economics?
    Those particular 3 policies are more grounded in fact and common sense than the ones typically purported by the left side of the spectrum.

    Like the War on Drugs vs. Legalize all drugs - Which makes more sense, I mean in a practical sense?

    Like the War on Terror vs. Ignore terrorists flying airplanes into building - Which makes more sense, I mean in a practical sense?

    Like Trickle Down Economics vs. Massive government control and influence on the economy, ever increasing government debt and ever higher taxes - Which makes more sense, I mean in a practical sense?

    Thanks for proving my point.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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