Days of Change

Scott Walker, Wisconsin Ranger | February 7, 2015

It’s always dangerous to fall in love with a candidate more than a year before Presidential primaries begin. Still, I have to say that Governor Scott Walker is the best example of what a Republican governor can do, even more so in a recently Democratic stronghold. His actions speak louder than words, something that is lacking in the field.

One of the reasons Senators don’t do well in presidential politics (only two did it in the last century without being Vice President first) is that their power is dependent on their party. It’s also why they can still get nominations despite that fact. Governors are executives, they get things done. However, unlike a Chris Christie, who mostly just yelled at union teachers, Walker fundamentally cut the funding stream for a major Democratic constituency.

Walker was a county executive who was unable to get around state mandate that mandated collective bargaining with teachers, which made it nearly impossible to avoid expensive concessions every time the contract was negotiated. As governor, he went right after the pinata that was the Wisconsin benefit plan. It included a health insurance system administered by the Teachers Union itself. Making the plan competitive to outside contractors (like Obamacare claimed, and failed, to do) saved millions of dollars.

Not only was Walker determined, he was popular. He had to win three elections in the last 4 years because of a recall effort ordered as a hit job by the now furious unions. It failed and led to Walker being bulletproof. We could only hope he runs for president.

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3 Comments

  1. I’ also been liking his style. If only that damned Jeb Bush would go away before he ruins the GOP, and especially the Conservatives,’ chances

    Comment by Mary — February 8, 2015 @ 9:42 pm

    • I’m not worried about Jeb because he has zero name recognition among actual Americans. Plus, he’s going to have to lug around his open borders BS in primaries. He’s toast.

      Comment by 1539days — February 8, 2015 @ 9:51 pm

      • He’s toast.
        Hope you’re right, but I suspect a lot of big donors are going for him.

        Comment by Mary — February 8, 2015 @ 10:59 pm


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