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« on: April 18, 2012, 12:55:24 am »
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Not every Republican is embracing Wisconsin’s polarizing governor ahead of his historic recall election.

In Washington state, the presumptive GOP nominee for governor recently assured a local union that he’s “not Scott Walker,” according to audio provided to POLITICO by a Democratic strategist.

Rob McKenna, the two-term attorney general who is aiming to become the Evergreen State’s first Republican governor in more than 30 years, told a gathering of Puget Sound Carpenters last week that he’ll strive for a “positive relationship between labor and management,” even lamenting the agenda pursued by Walker.

“We need to have a good strong relationship between labor and management in this state,” McKenna said at the April 11 meeting, according to the audio that was secretly recorded. “Now unfortunately because of a couple of governors — particularly Scott Walker — everyone thinks that someone who’s going to be a Republican governor, they’re going to be Scott Walker. I’m not Scott Walker. This is not Wisconsin. This is Washington state.”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75245.html#ixzz1sMvm3DH9

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 01:24:12 am »
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He's running a good campaign.... I hate it. Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 06:00:31 am »
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Well, he'll have to work with a Democratic legislature, so he couldn't implement Walker-style policies as Governor even if he tried.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 06:54:12 am »
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Well, he'll have to work with a Democratic legislature, so he couldn't implement Walker-style policies as Governor even if he tried.

Some of those Democrats are unreliable, I think three or four state senators voted to pass the Republican budget.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 09:25:22 am »
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Sounds a lot like Scott Walker before Scott Walker got elected.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 09:41:07 am »
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Well, he'll have to work with a Democratic legislature, so he couldn't implement Walker-style policies as Governor even if he tried.

Union smashing has passed through numerous Democratic legislatures in the past.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 11:46:14 am »
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Well, he'll have to work with a Democratic legislature, so he couldn't implement Walker-style policies as Governor even if he tried.

Union smashing has passed through numerous Democratic legislatures in the past.

You are I trust aware of the fact that your word choice here is revelatory.
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 08:05:00 pm »
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Well, he'll have to work with a Democratic legislature, so he couldn't implement Walker-style policies as Governor even if he tried.

Union smashing has passed through numerous Democratic legislatures in the past.

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 09:31:24 pm »
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We are all Scott Walker.  Or at least we will have to be in the not-so-distant future.  Actually, I might mean worse than Scott Walker, but you get my drift.
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 10:54:00 pm »
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Well, he'll have to work with a Democratic legislature, so he couldn't implement Walker-style policies as Governor even if he tried.

Union smashing has passed through numerous Democratic legislatures in the past.

You are I trust aware of the fact that your word choice here is revelatory.

Breaking news: Grover Cleveland is anti-union.
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 10:55:36 pm »
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Well, he'll have to work with a Democratic legislature, so he couldn't implement Walker-style policies as Governor even if he tried.

Union smashing has passed through numerous Democratic legislatures in the past.

You are I trust aware of the fact that your word choice here is revelatory.

Breaking news: Grover Cleveland is anti-union.

I meant that 'union smashing' was revelatory about his attitude, not 'past' about his point, but yeah, that too.
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 11:38:52 pm »
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I've noticed something, McKenna almost looks like Hickenlooper from the side.

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2012, 12:23:57 am »
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He's running a good campaign.... I hate it. Tongue

I completely agree. Honestly if Inslee doesn't get his campaign into high gear then I could see McKenna run away with the election (by which I mean about a 3-4 point victory).

I have to admit, the way McKenna is running his campaign makes me at least confidant that he could run the state well enough (even if I oppose him on most policy issues).
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2012, 01:35:49 am »
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Republicans in blue states are never Scott Walkers... until they're elected and immediately start governing as right-wing ideologues. See also, Rick Snyder.
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2012, 05:11:39 pm »
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Republicans in blue states are never Scott Walkers... until they're elected and immediately start governing as right-wing ideologues. See also, Rick Snyder.

Or Mitt Romney.
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2012, 10:45:57 am »
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Well, he'll have to work with a Democratic legislature, so he couldn't implement Walker-style policies as Governor even if he tried.

Chis Christie did.  Political patterns can change when a crisis happens... like when the state is a financial basket case.  Tax hikes, bond rating downgrades, and cuts in services combine to awaken a few voters. 

Walker froze (and cut) taxes, raised the financial rating (balanced a train wreck budget, and improved business climate), and didn't cut any services (some are improved). 

This McKenna guy might just be talking about a perception of Walker, but if he isn't the real Scott Walker than what is he?  Irresponsible?   
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2012, 10:59:53 am »
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Sounds a lot like Scott Walker before Scott Walker got elected.

Scott Walker is perhaps the most honest and strait-forward office holder I've come across (and I'm a historian).  

It was interesting how the people who didn't pay attention (to him for the 10 years he ran Milwaukee County) thought he wouldn't follow through on what he was saying in the campaign.  I had to say countless times:

 "Listen, you don't know him.  I've been watching him for over a decade.  When he says he is going to do something, he does it."  

NOW, I hear this crap more often about how he didn't say the things (that he said) before he was elected.  Lefty bias has this defect in that you can't believe it is popular to not be a lefty.        
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2012, 02:03:14 pm »

Scott Walker is perhaps the most honest and strait-forward office holder I've come across (and I'm an historian).

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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2012, 02:28:38 pm »
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Scott Walker is perhaps the most honest and strait-forward office holder I've come across (and I'm an historian).

HAHAHAHA

Another example of a favorite quote of mine:
"If you want to fool the world tell the truth."

Walker is a boy scout, preacher's son... Shocking that he might actually be extremely honest and strait-forward.  Shocked!, Shocked! to find an honest man in politics.     
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2012, 04:08:01 pm »
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He's running a good campaign.... I hate it. Tongue

I completely agree. Honestly if Inslee doesn't get his campaign into high gear then I could see McKenna run away with the election (by which I mean about a 3-4 point victory).

I have to admit, the way McKenna is running his campaign makes me at least confidant that he could run the state well enough (even if I oppose him on most policy issues).
Its kind of unbelievable the Republicans have a reasonable shot to pick up the Washington State Governorship right now. I mean no Republican has been Governor of Washington State in 30 years. Considering how right-wing the national party is right now too..
If the Republicans can put up somebody like McKenna in a consistent basis on a state to state basis they could go somehwere instead of recruiting the most right-wing candiate possible(i.e. idealogue.)

I thought Inslee is a perfect fit for the Washington State Governorship as well. Inslee could be the Scott McGinnis(R-CO) of this election cycle. Perfect fit for the governor's job on paper but doesn't win.
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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2012, 04:13:03 pm »
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Republicans in blue states are never Scott Walkers... until they're elected and immediately start governing as right-wing ideologues. See also, Rick Snyder.

Or Mitt Romney.
Romney? Why are you including him?
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2012, 04:14:00 pm »
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Scott Walker is perhaps the most honest and strait-forward office holder I've come across (and I'm a historian).  

Cool. Now go be an hero.
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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2012, 11:55:28 pm »
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Sounds a lot like Scott Walker before Scott Walker got elected.

Scott Walker is perhaps the most honest and strait-forward office holder I've come across (and I'm a historian).

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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2012, 02:10:48 am »
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McKenna is a skilled politician, particularly at manipulating the media. 

That said, there has yet to be any sort of coordinated assault on McKenna by the constituent organizations affiliated with the WA Democratic establishment.  It will be interesting to see if his numbers hold up once this gets going. 
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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2012, 10:25:13 am »
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Sounds a lot like Scott Walker before Scott Walker got elected.

Scott Walker is perhaps the most honest and strait-forward office holder I've come across (and I'm a historian).

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