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Krauthammer: Scott Walker getting to 2016 Top Tier

Krauthammer: Scott Walker getting to 2016 Top Tier

The speech he made in Iowa changed things.

Charles Krauthammer was on the O’Reilly Factor last night to discuss the Republican contenders for 2016. Wisconsin governor Scott Walker got some kind words from Dr. K, who said that his speech in Iowa last weekend changed things.


You’ll notice in the video that O’Reilly and Krauthammer both reference compliments Scott Walker recently received from Rush Limbaugh. Here’s a sample from Limbaugh’s site:

Scott Walker Wows ‘Em in Iowa

Scott Walker wowed them in Iowa at whatever this thing was, this Republican, slash, conservative, just wowed them. And you know me, folks, if you have spent any time listening to this program in the last two years, you know that I believe Scott Walker is the blueprint for the Republican Party if they are serious about beating the left. Scott Walker has shown how to do it. And apparently he showed up and he made a speech on Saturday that had people telling them it reminded them of the speech I gave at CPAC…

Scott Walker has shown the Republican Party how to beat the left. Scott Walker has the blueprint for winning and winning consistently and winning big in a blue state with conservative principles that are offered with absolutely no excuses. The left, the Democrat Party, threw everything at Scott Walker trying to destroy him. They did everything they could. He not only withstood it all, he survived and triumphed over all of it. They broke rules. They got close to breaking laws. They were threatening his family personally, and he remained undeterred.

Some bloggers are pretty excited about Walker. @rdbrewer from Ace of Spades HQ is already making campaign posters:

Love it.

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pablo panadero | January 28, 2015 at 8:38 am

The main avenue of attack on Scott Walker will focus on his lack of a college degree. The last president to not have a college degree was Harry Truman. It is not an issue with me, but I suspect that it will be the 24/7 question on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC.

    Pettifogger in reply to pablo panadero. | January 28, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Alas, the elevation of credentials over qualifications.

    casualobserver in reply to pablo panadero. | January 28, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I don’t expect most of the media, and MSNBC in particular, will have any problem finding negative points to dwell on. They will also suggest almost daily that Hillary Clinton “has already been vetted” to the nth degree.

    Perhaps some unknown character assassin running a blog will find a youthful indiscretion on Walker. Or perhaps he will make an otherwise innocuous comment about a binder…..or whatever.

    Just as MSNBC proved they were willing to elevate a nothing-burger to scandal status over a bridge closing, so will their media partners dwell on anything they can find about Walker.

    When the MSM unleashes the torrent of scorn against him for his lack of a college diploma, he can unleash a torrent of truth in the form of a compare and contrast of his accomplishments versus Obama’s. We know it’s coming, and Walker seems the type of street-smart guy to already have his game plan in hand. Let’s hope so.

    pesanteur in reply to pablo panadero. | January 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

    >”The main avenue of attack on Scott Walker will focus on his lack of a college degree.”<<

    An asset as far as I'm concerned.

    dah bronx in reply to pablo panadero. | January 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Whenever I hear the hype about not having a college degree, I always remember the scowling girl holding up a sign at OWS in NYC:

    “I have a B.A. in [something or other] Gender Studies and I can’t get a job!”

    Nowadays, NOT having a degree but being a successful leader is far more important. Like, for instance, such “losers” as Steve Jobs & Bill Gates….both drop-outs.

    Midwest Rhino in reply to pablo panadero. | January 29, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Well Bush won twice, and we know how stupid and drunk he was, and how he cheated on his flight times … and … lol.

    Sure Bush had a degree, but as I recall, he said once he decided he’d never lose another election by being “out-dumbed”, or something like that. He lost to a guy that acted more “down-homesy”, so Bush decided that act paid dividends. I mean really, all those years and no one ever told him the correct way to say “nuclear” (instead of nucular)?

    My point is if they attack Walker for not having a degree, even after all his success, they might lose more voters than they win. He’ll win people without degrees, and most that have degrees know it “ain’t all that” anyway.

    And every time they point it out, Walker can come up with another historical giant that had no degree, yet changed the world, often in the face of the degreed folks. It could be an asset, since the Harvard/Yale guys keep screwing things up.

Here we go again.

Tempting conservatives with a fresh, juicy apple; then at the last minute pulling it away and replacing it with the same old rotten apple we saw the last time.

    Radegunda in reply to rinardman. | January 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Who is orchestrating this strategy of tempting and pulling away?

    It’s Walker himself who is “tempting” us by starting to put himself forward as a candidate. If anyone pulls away the juicy apple and puts out the rotten one instead, it will be the primary voters and caucus-goers.

    You may say, “No, no! It’s the GOP establishment that’s pushing the rotten apple on us!”

    Well, the GOP establishment can pour money into whichever campaign it wants, but it can’t force people to vote for that candidate. And the GOP establishment isn’t “tempting” us with Walker, is it?

      Satan did it.

      I think you’re understating the influence the establishment has. They pull behind-the-scenes maneuvers to get people in and get people out. They call in favors to get major donors to support (or not), and the same with big names who endorse or don’t endorse. They decide on the debate agenda, locations, and moderators. And so on. All of these things have big influence on the outcome.

    topcat69 in reply to rinardman. | January 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    It is sad, but it isn’t the ‘establishment’ that give us sub-par candidates, it is the GOP primary voters. McCain and Romney may have been the establishment’s candidates, but the GOP voters selected them as well.

    I hope that changes in 2016 and I am going to do what I can to make it happen. I am going to fight. I’m not sure who I’m for yet. It could be Walker, Perry, Jindal, Cruz, Rubio, and even some others. I want to see how they perform in the debates and on the stump. But one thing that I am not going to do is whine that the deck is rigged.

Doesn’t fit exactly, but this quote from Full Metal Jacket comes to mind:

“Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Private Joker is silly and ignorant, but he’s got guts. And guts is enough. ”

And Scott Walker definitely has guts.

Jeb Bush does not have a great record in Florada. He allowed a company named Tenet Healthcare Corp to pillage FL tax payers and abuse patients they whole time he was in office.

Medicare false claims, patient abuse, overcharging federal health care programs, kickback violations, falsely inflating hospital charges, unnecessary heart operations, unnecessary patient deaths, and SEC violations.

Then when his term Tenet welcomed him with open arms and gave him a position on the Board of Directors (he quietly resigned a few months ago).

And then there is this: The Dallas Business Journal (5/6/14) ran this headline: “Obamacare a boon to Tenet Healthcare, CEO Trevor Fetter

So when you see Jeb think of your grandmother with bruises all over her.

KM from Detroit | January 28, 2015 at 9:22 am

Nice poster. (Lib) Skulls for the Skull Throne?

    Lina Inverse in reply to KM from Detroit. | January 28, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    No doubt inspired by this column, specifically:

    Does Walker sizzle? Not exactly. Is he a particularly charismatic speaker? No, he isn’t. But does he sit upon a throne made of the skulls of his enemies? Yes, yes he does….

Walker has been the target of more ‘opposition research’ (dirt digging) than any other GOP candidate with national aspirations over the past five years, particularly his initial election, recall election, and reelection. Nobody found anything.

That being the case, and if Walker’s political ascension continues, I expect that mysterious women will start coming forward with Democrat/liberal attorneys in hand (think Gloria Allred) claiming Walker had abused them in some way or that they had an extramarital affair with him. No evidence, no proof, just she said/she said again allegations. No one will ask how they were missed for his last three elections, or why they come forward only now. Per the plan, the MSM will feast on them.


No college degree:

Al Sharpton (shocker!)
Rosie O’Donnell
Michael Moore
Piers Morgan
Ed Schultz
Russell Simmons
Ellen DeGeneris
Ted Turner
Brad Pitt
Steve Jobs
Bill Gates
Oprah Winfrey
Jim Carrey (HS dropout)

This list goes on and on..

Walker is who I hope to get a chance to cast a vote for President.

With the deficits Obama is leaving us with in 2017, America is pretty much f***ed if Walker isn’t the man.

I think Scott Walker is a pretty smart guy. His best play is to modestly get his degree from an on-line university like the University of Phoenix. Then when it comes up in the debate and Candy Crowley or Bob Sheiffer is attacking him he can say “ah shucks although it I wished I could have finished my degree life got in the way so I was able to finish it on-line. You don’t need to go to a degree factory and waste thousands of dollars and incur debt that will cripple you for the rest of your life.”

You know go the “Full Jimmy Stewart.”

Then he can watch heads explode.

I’m telling you I bet he has it figured out.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Trooper York. | January 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I thought of that, too. Besides, being without a degree – like a very large number of voters – is a nice populist touch if handled right. “He’s just like me!” And I do believe this guy and his team are getting it right.

Walker is the only Republican I will consider voting for. Christie, Bush, and Romney are to liberal. Cruz has no executive experience, nor does Rubio. Jindal? Well maybe, but I find the creationism in schools down there off-putting. Nope, if Walker ain’t it, I’m voting for some third party. Better to have Hillary or Warren burn the ruins of the village down so we can start over than to drag out the inevitable with a liberal/establishment Republican.