Scott Walker’s Union Busting Backfires As He Free Falls To 10th In Iowa


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Gov. Scott Walker’s attempt to revive his dying presidential campaign by promising to bust more unions is falling on deaf ears as he has fallen from first to tenth place in Iowa.

A new Quinnipiac University poll measured Walker’s plunge, “Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of a July 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University showing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 18 percent, with Trump and Carson at 10 percent each.”


Walker went to Ronald Reagan’s birthplace and proclaimed that he is going to bust federal unions if elected president, “On Monday, I will travel to Las Vegas to lay out our big, bold ideas to transfer power from the big government union bosses to the hardworking taxpayers. For example, on Day 1, I will stop the government from taking money out of the paychecks of federal employees for political union dues. That protects workers from being forced to give money to candidates they don’t support.”

Gov. Walker is trying to reinvent himself as the outsider second coming of Ronald Reagan. The problem is that Walker picked the wrong Republican boogeyman to run for president on in 2016.

As Donald Trump has shown, immigrants are the 2016 Republican boogeymen of choice. Scott Walker is riding the wrong horse in the wrong direction because it turns out that Republicans hate immigrants more than they hate unions.

Scott Walker gauged the Republican primary electorate incorrectly, and his insistence on sticking with union busting is dooming his presidential campaign. If Walker wanted a successful gimmick to base his presidential campaign on, he should have ignored the public sector unions and cracked down on immigrants in Wisconsin.

It turns out that Republican primary voters aren’t excited by union busting, which why the dull empty presidential candidacy of Scott Walker is dying a slow and painful death.

19 Replies to “Scott Walker’s Union Busting Backfires As He Free Falls To 10th In Iowa”

  1. Leader of the tone deaf. Somehow, he and his ilk think everyone is wild about further enriching the already stinking rich. Unions built the middle class and these fruitcakes savor their destruction. Why doesn’t that play well?

  2. We can thank unions for the 40 hour work week, weekends and holidays off, and minimum wage. We can thank them for worker protections, collective bargaining, and basic rights. The majority of Americans support unions. And along come the Republicans, led by Snot Walker, who want to take that away from American workers.

    We need MORE unions, not less.

  3. Clinton Calls Walker ‘A Tool Of The Koch Brothers’
    By capper

    “Governor Walker thinks because he busts unions, starves universities, guts public education, demeans women, scapegoats teachers, nurses, and firefighters, he is some kind of tough guy on a motorcycle, a real leader,” Clinton said to a packed audience at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “Well, that is not leadership folks. Leadership means fighting for the people you represent.”
    Hillary forgot to call him a filthy, kochsucking, lazy-eyed weasel. But what she said was pretty good.

  4. …I knew Weasel Kochsucker would pay dearly for his betrayal o’ We the People o’ Wisconsin…but his slow motion self destruction is more fun than I thought…

  5. Walker was elected gov of Wisconsin as part of the repub tidal wave (as I remember it the great Obama sit it out, I didn’t defend Obamacare election) of 2010. Anybody remember the great “death panel” accusations?

    In 2012 he survived a recall election.

    In 2014 he won another term that goes until 2018.

    I’d bet quite a lot that in 2018 (if Wisconsin doesn’t have term limits) that he’s reelected again.

    He’s beatable in 2018 but I doubt that the turnout for a midterm election is there or that his dem opposition will be strong enough.

    The Kochs are going to spend $800,000,000 in this election cycle. A whole lot will be spent on electing him. We’d be nuts to count him out just yet. How much do you think the Kochs are willing to spend in 2018 to keep him gov even if he’s not the repub nominee?

    Funny isn’t it. Somehow elections seem to have consequences years into the future.

  6. Well, Scott Walker is comparing kindergarten teachers to ISIS terrorists. This might sell in the whermacht GOP because of projecting, but really? Are teachers burning people alive? This is his shtick, and the more people point this out, the less people will tune in to his campaign. He truely prostituted himself out to the Koch bro’s, and is completely bought and paid for. So sad.

  7. Factually speaking, a whole lot of people in Wisconsin (and the whole country as well) like voting for turds. They don’t even care if they’re polished.

  8. College drop out and uber Koch puppet, Snotty Walker was never a real contender. Only his hubris (and the Koch) allowed him to believe he was.

  9. In the real world, outside the Koch/Fox bubble, no one believed that Gov. Walker had the chances of a snowball in hell. The United States is not at all like Wisconsin as it turns out.

  10. It is hard to imagine where these fools expect to get votes when they are soundly and unapologetically against the best interests of 99% of Americans. Do you suppose they think with 1%ers voting for them they can win an election?

  11. I’m pretty sure the largest group of non-citizens in Wisconsin are Canadians.

    And Walker, is of course a non-human.

  12. Pure Hubris will be the end of Walker. The guy is a crook, & a compulsive liar. When the bills come due Walker is gonna look like the guy who wrecked a perfectly good State, which is what he is, & did.

  13. The middle class rose because of unions and federal and state laws.

    Many improvements (eg minimum wage and overtime pay) came from Fair Labor Standards Act, enacted in 1938 because of the aftereffects of the great depression.

    Shorter working hours came about because the FLSA mandated overtime premium pay for (originally) hours worked over 44 in a week or over 8 in a day. It made long hours expensive so that employers would be forced to hire more workers.

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