June 1, 2012

Nikki Haley, campaigning with Scott Walker: "are you going to reward the courage he showed ... or are you going to go back to where it was?"

Today in Wisconsin:
"All eyes across the country are on Wisconsin," Haley said, not because of last year's protests because of what the situation was like three years ago, when there were budget deficits and high unemployment...

"He had the courage to take it on, even when it got ugly, and he never stopped, he never stopped. And when the heat lifted, he lifted right with it," she said.

"We love fighters, fighters who understand when it gets hot, you keep on moving," she said.

41 comments:

The Farmer said...

Courage? How about actually campaigning on restricting collective bargaining rather than dropping it on us 12 and a half seconds after he won.

But, then he wouldn't have won.

leslyn said...

Very disconnected speech. 1) Are we supposed to go back to where Walker's courage was? What are we supposed to do there? Find it?

2) "When the heat lifted, he lifted right with it." Does anyone know what this means? I keep thinking of the Wicked Witch of the West cycling up into the sky.

3)"We love fighters, fighters who understand when it gets hot, you keep on moving."

Keep on moving. I couldn't help but think that she meant firefighters. Or, that she was referring to Walker's extended travels to just about any place but Wisconsin.

David said...

Our governor. Female. First generation Indian (the subcontinent) American.Sikh heritage. Accused of adulterous relationships in the campaign. Youngest sitting governor in the US. Successful businesswoman. Took on the state's Republican and Democratic establishments.

Amazingly the Good ole boys and girls of right wing socially conservative bigoted Christian fundamentalist South Carolina elected her governor.

Yessiree Bob, we be all bigots down here.

Chip S. said...

"When the heat lifted, he lifted right with it." Does anyone know what this means?

Sure. He's a deficit hawk riding high on the convection current of policy success.

Dan said...

TGFSW!!!

Bailey said...

Nikki Haley was questioned today about her own ethics scandal problems.

Nikki and Scotty, sittin a tree
S-t-o-n-e-w-a-l-l-i-n-g!

I see Walker is *still* pandering to who he thinks are racist voters by continuing to say "We don't want Wisconsin to become like Milwaukee". A sitting governor bashing the state's largest city, I'm not sure it's ever been done. You're so lucky to have him Wisconsin!

Chuck said...

All of these outsiders pouring into Wisconsin on a Friday. Nikki Haley for Walker. Bill Clinton for Barrett.

Scott Walker = Rock star.
Tom Barrett = Porn star.

Calypso Facto said...

I see Walker is *still* pandering to who he thinks are racist voters by ...

...campaigning with an Indian woman? While Barrett was campaigning with a rich, old, white guy?

Did you even think for a second before posting on this topic?

Jay said...

Bailey said...

Nikki Haley was questioned today about her own ethics scandal problems.


Really?

What is this "scandal" and what are the questions? Who is asking them?

Or do you just post mindless accusatory drivel?

Jay said...


I see Walker is *still* pandering to who he thinks are racist voters by continuing to say "We don't want Wisconsin to become like Milwaukee"


Yes!

Because we all know that mentioning "Milwaukee" equals racism!!!

It is like totally true!

Idiot.

edutcher said...

From the comments, looks like Walker's already won and we can crack open a big bottle of schaudenfreude.

traditionalguy said...

I understood her. She is relating what she went through in a Good Old Boys smoke and mirrors slanderama that only Sarah Palin had gone through before her.

Not that the Madison Elites are ever good old boys. They are more like Soviet Pioneers lead by girlie men in Pickett's charges against reality.

Chip S. said...

What is this "scandal" and what are the questions? Who is asking them?

From what I can gather, the "scandal" appears to be that as a state legislator Haley pushed for funding that benefited a hospital in her district that she also was connected to either directly or through a foundation.

It was all old news until some guy raised "new questions" the other day. The guy just happens to be on the board of directors of a policy institute chaired by a woman who was bounced by Gov. Haley from her position as a Trustee of the U. of SC.

Rabel said...

As a show of support for Barrett, President Obama, who flew almost directly over Madison as he traveled from a fund raiser in Minneapolis to a fund raiser in Chicago at 4:00 this afternoon, looked out the window of the Presidential toilet on Air Force One and waved.

Then he flushed, which unintentionally exposed his true feelings about the Wisconsin recall election.

Blue@9 said...

Courage? How about actually campaigning on restricting collective bargaining rather than dropping it on us 12 and a half seconds after he won.


So I take it you won't vote for Obama this year? The guy derided the individual mandate during the primaries, but then dropped it on the country 12 and a half seconds after he won.

Matthew Sablan said...

"We love fighters, fighters who understand when it gets hot, you keep on moving."

-- I am impressed you've made it your whole life without hearing that "things got heated" when people talk about a violent or angry exchange. But, let me tell you, that is a fairly well known expression.

Matthew Sablan said...

Farmer: If he wins the recall, then it is clear he would have won while campaigning on it.

Also, believe it or not, politicians can do more than one or two things.

Blue@9 said...

I see Walker is *still* pandering to who he thinks are racist voters by continuing to say "We don't want Wisconsin to become like Milwaukee".

Yes, because clearly he's referring to Milwaukee's racial makeup. Why is it that when liberals scream 'racist' I think they're just projecting?

A sitting governor bashing the state's largest city, I'm not sure it's ever been done. You're so lucky to have him Wisconsin!

I dunno, why don't you ask the President when he rails against Washington (the nation's capital!)/

Matthew Sablan said...

Maybe he just means he doesn't want Wisconsin to mishandle its crime statistics and under report violent crimes or to arrest people for practicing free speech? I mean, those are ways I think Wisconsin shouldn't become like Milwaukee, and I don't even live there.

Why do you find it racist that violent crimes are under reported?

Oh, also: Nikki Haley is not under IRS investigation (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/30/nikki-haley-not-under-irs-investigation_n_1392875.html). The report was started by incompetent journalists who believed anonymous tips because they are incompetent.

MadisonMan said...

Did anyone else in Madison get that odious mailing from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund (Jane Gellman, treasurer) that lists out you and your neighbors and whether you voted in the last two elections?

Seriously skeevy. I can't describe how perturbed it makes me feel.

Christopher in MA said...

Courage? How about actually campaigning on restricting collective bargaining rather than dropping it on us 12 and a half seconds after he won.

Oh, you poor baby. Hey, how about pestering your Little Black Jesus, who campaigned on closing Gitmo, yet it's still open? Isn't that as bad as Walker?

Oh, lord, it's such fun watching you fools foam and shriek. Choke on it and die, you leftist clowns.

Michael Haz said...

Barack Obama has gone all-in for Tom Barrett. Obama will be campaigning for Barrett this weekend while at Camp David with his wife and daughters.

It's over.

Michael Haz said...

Here's a link to an interesting story about Tom Barrett's likely outcome in the recall election.

Steve Koch said...

Very interesting article from the Wall Street Journal,
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304821304577436462413999718.html

"Public-employee unions in Wisconsin have experienced a dramatic drop in membership—by more than half for the second-biggest union—since a law championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker sharply curtailed their ability to bargain over wages and working conditions.

Wisconsin membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees—the state’s second-largest public-sector union after the National Education Association, which represents teachers—fell to 28,745 in February from 62,818 in March 2011, according to a person who has viewed Afscme’s figures. A spokesman for Afscme declined to comment.

Much of that decline came from Afscme Council 24, which represents Wisconsin state workers, whose membership plunged by two-thirds to 7,100 from 22,300 last year.

A provision of the Walker law that eliminated automatic dues collection hurt union membership. When a public-sector contract expires the state now stops collecting dues from the affected workers’ paychecks unless they say they want the dues taken out, said Peter Davis, general counsel of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission.

In many cases, Afscme dropped members from its rolls after it failed to get them to affirm they want dues collected, said a labor official familiar with Afscme’s figures."

As soon as Walker freed the state workers, most of them fled the union plantation.

wildswan said...

Like:
Barrett's campaign is "a Pickett's charge against reality" according to Traditional Guy (see comment above). And so is the whole union / Obama / Iran / Russia front running as American Democrats in 2012.

Steve Koch said...

The Farmer said...
"Courage? How about actually campaigning on restricting collective bargaining rather than dropping it on us 12 and a half seconds after he won. But, then he wouldn't have won."

According to wikipedia, the number one issue in Walker's campaign was that state gov spending had to be reduced and that he would accomplish that by cutting salaries and benefits for state gov workers.

Petunia said...

MadisonMan, I got one, and I'm the first name listed! The odd thing is, the list is VERY incomplete; it only lists 11 houses on the block and there are about 30 total.

And it doesn't include all of the adults in the houses it DOES list. My block has a lot of recall signs in front of the houses so I'm pretty sure most people are registered to vote.

Mine is from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund but it does not mention any candidates and says the intent is to publicize who does and doesn't vote.

Which, to me, is creepier than if it were from one side of the political aisle. I know it's public record, but it's really no one's business but mine whether I vote or not, and, while I think voting is a civic duty, I'd rather that uninformed people stay home and not vote, rather than feeling pressured to vote even if they don't know or care about the issues.

Rose said...

My daily prayer: Please let Scott Walker prevail - for his success means HOPE for states like mine. If Scott Walker goes down, others will be demoralized, and California (and others) will spend into oblivion and bankruptcy.

Scott Walker - and you, the voters of Wisconsin, will show the rest of the nation the way out of the morass.

Alex said...

If Walker was so courageous wouldn't he have campaigned on union busting? Nope he didn't. He lied and people died!

Alex said...

Isn't it obvious that Asian Indians are marked for racist attacks by Democrats? You would think the brown skin provides protection, but nope. Asian Indians trend Republican and that marks them for "enemy" status.

Alex said...

Notice how garage has been absent for weeks now. He's either preparing for the mother of all trolling if Walker loses or getting the noose ready for self-oblivion.

TosaGuy said...

Did anyone else in Madison get that odious mailing from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund (Jane Gellman, treasurer) that lists out you and your neighbors and whether you voted in the last two elections?

Seriously skeevy. I can't describe how perturbed it makes me feel.

6/1/12 6:45 PM
MM,

I know several in Milwaukee who have.

Lem said...

Nikki Haley...

This is what Native Americans look like!!!

(I'm riffing off this is what democracy looks like member? and our other fav election.. the Mass race for the Senate)

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Petunia said...
...I know it's public record, but it's really no one's business but mine whether I vote or not, and, while I think voting is a civic duty, I'd rather that uninformed people stay home and not vote, rather than feeling pressured to vote even if they don't know or care about the issues.

I suspect the idea is crowd-source checking for voter fraud. The idea is that when you read the list, you might notice that your neighbor, John Doe, voted in last year's election. That's odd, you think, since John died five years ago. Maybe I should bring this to someone's attention. Likewise for people who have moved away, or more people voting from an address than actually live there.

I'm not saying I wouldn't find it creepy, but I can certainly see a purpose to it.

Petunia said...

Or it's to publicize who hasn't voted so that other people can vote in their place.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Then again, maybe not. I just checked and Greater Wisconsin Political Fund is a liberal organization, so I suspect stopping voter fraud is not high on their agenda.

ken in sc said...

Gov. Haley is accused of supporting policies that would help her former employer while she was a state legislator. In other words she is accused of being a politician. I don't have any problem with her. She supports what she believes in and I think she is honest.

ken in sc said...

She is also accused of being a slut. I don't think she is, but if so it is OK with me. Some of my best friends are sluts.

Paul Zrimsek said...

From what I can gather, the "scandal" appears to be that as a state legislator Haley pushed for funding that benefited a hospital in her district that she also was connected to either directly or through a foundation

Big mistake. What you're supposed to do, if you're a state legislator, is push for funding that benefits a hospital that's given your spouse a highly-paid sinecure.

Michael The Magnificent said...

Courage? How about actually campaigning on restricting collective bargaining rather than dropping it on us 12 and a half seconds after he won. But, then he wouldn't have won.

Nov. 2, 2009 "Madison -- County Executive Scott Walker said Monday he would cut state employee wages and benefits so he could roll back taxes if he becomes governor."

Nov. 3, 2009 "The leader of the state's largest union said Milwaukee County Scott Walker would 'wreck services' if he became governor because of his pledge to cut wages and benefits for state workers."

Dec. 15 2010 Jeff Wood (busted out of jail by Democrats for his vote) the deciding vote on state worker contracts

Dec. 15 2010 Democrats are trying to scrounge up the votes to pass the state worker contracts before Scott Walker can take over as governor.

damikesc said...

Amazingly the Good ole boys and girls of right wing socially conservative bigoted Christian fundamentalist South Carolina elected her governor.

I voted for her --- but the state GOP, I don't believe, remotely likes her. Particularly are moronic Legislature who hates any governor who has an independent thought.

Is she the greatest governor ever? No, Sanford was better. But she is good and getting better.

Nikki Haley was questioned today about her own ethics scandal problems.

...which has been going on for years and has found nothing whatsoever.

She is also accused of being a slut. I don't think she is, but if so it is OK with me. Some of my best friends are sluts.

The accusation was made by a guy who would have a hard time even getting a pic of her to jerk off to. She is way above his level.