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Scott Walker Surges In Iowa

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR LEADS IN EARLY CAUCUS POLLING || By FITSNEWS || An early mile marker in the race for early-voting Iowa went to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker – signaling the political efficacy of being associated with the war against organized labor. Of course the race for the midwestern bellwether – which has gone to…


|| By FITSNEWS || An early mile marker in the race for early-voting Iowa went to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker – signaling the political efficacy of being associated with the war against organized labor.

Of course the race for the midwestern bellwether – which has gone to fiscally liberal socially conservative “Republicans” in each of the last two caucuses – remains wide open.

Walker received the support of 15 percent of respondents in a Bloomberg/ Des Moines Register survey of 402 likely “Republican” caucus-goers.  U.S. Sen. Rand Paul finished second with 14 percent while former GOP nominee Mitt Romney – who has since opted against running – finished third with 13 percent.

Obviously it will be interesting to see where Romney’s chunk of change goes …

Mike Huckabee – who won Iowa in 2008 – finished in fourth place with 10 percent support, ahead of surgeon Ben Carson (9 percent), former Florida governor Jeb Bush (8 percent) and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (5 percent).

Rick Santorum – who narrowly won Iowa over Mitt Romney and Ron Paul in 2012 – finished with four percent support, as did New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

What do we make of these results?

Not much … it’s so early in the primary process literally anything can happen.  Although it’s clear Walker – who benefits from his state bordering Iowa to the east – is getting serious consideration on the western side of the Mississippi River.

Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin in the GOP wave election of 2010 – and made national headlines for his willingness to take on government employee unions.  In 2012, he survived a recall election in which organized labor singled him out for defeat (becoming the first U.S. governor to win a recall vote).  In November he won reelection handily despite being the subject of an investigation into illegal campaign financing activity.

Will Walker be able to withstand the scrutiny if he emerges as an early favorite?

Or are we looking at the start of a long progression of GOP “flavors of the month” – similar to the parade of frontrunners-turned-fadeouts that unsuccessfully challenged establishment favorite Mitt Romney in 2012?


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Bible Thumper February 2, 2015 at 11:11 am

He’s actually accomplished something. He’s not a retread like Santorum or Huckabee. He can get votes in blue states.

Jack February 2, 2015 at 11:45 am

So what do you think Walker has accomplished for the average citizen of Wisconsin? Is the average after inflation income in Wisconsin up? No. Are the schools better? No. Is the gap between the rich and the middle class in Wisconsin, less or greater? Greater. So he has accomplished exactly zero for the people of Wisconsin.
Now if we are talking about wealthy corporations and big contributors. You may be right. He is an experienced Koch Suck Up. He will do whatever it takes to make sure his rich donors are taken care of, no matter who he has to screw in the process. Seems to be the modus operandi of the tea party wing of the GOP these days.

Bible Thumper February 2, 2015 at 1:27 pm

One of his most important accomplishments is getting Wisconsin’s budget in order. The state of municipal government does not usually show up on a governor’s list of accomplishments, but Wisconsin’s local governments were headed down the same road as Detroit and many California municipalities. It is very easy for an active minority to control local government, when that minority is municipal employees, their unions, pension funds and their families votes combined with striking and collective bargaining power.
Scott Walker broke the back of that power and brought physical responsibility back to state and local government.

Jack February 2, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, now let me tell you what I did for the people of Wisconsin and what I can do for you. I can bring responsible efficient government to you. Now granted I love the Koch brothers and all their friends. As evidenced by the time I actually thought I was getting a call from Mr. Koch himself. I also believe that the richer you are the more intelligent you are and the more you deserve services from government. So when I say responsible government I mean responsible to our large industries, the job creators, and the people funding my campaign. And, When I say efficient, I mean efficient in finding ways to cut the benefits of the average person, who is more a drain on our state than a benefit. We would actually be better of the average guy was not even here. I will also be efficient at lowering your income so that our wealthy citizens and corporations can be more prosperous. Finally I will shift taxes from our job creators to a more broad based tax. You all should spend more to make these people money. I know you feel that way too. That is the way you bring responsible, efficient government to America.

Bible Thumper February 2, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Finally! You understand. I was worried but now I know you got it. If you want a job don’t look to the government but go get skills that would cause someone to hire you. If you want a raise do a good job and improve your skills and if your boss won’t give you a raise maybe someone else will. Makes me feel great to impart this knowledge to you.

Jack February 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

You do realize when I say the average Wisconsin citizen, I am talking about people who have jobs, right? You know, people who work for a living. People who have to borrow money to buy houses and cars. People who have save up for the annual vacation. People who put aside money to send their kids to college, but still have to borrow, because they can’t possibly save enough. The people who buy groceries at the local store and go out to dinner at the local restaurant. All those people. Those are the people Walker has done absolutely zero for. Why? Because they don’t have any money to pay him.

say something February 2, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Oh, so turns out Walker is no better than Obama?

Jonny Logic February 2, 2015 at 11:38 am

Yeah, get rid of all the Unions and their high-paying jobs. Much better to have companies pay paltry wages, so CEOS and stockholders can make all the money, without paying much, if any taxes. Then these 1 percenters can complain about the gov’t having to subsidize these same workers.

Walker sounds like a win-win for everyone.

Peanuts February 2, 2015 at 11:45 am

That’s the reality on the ground in SC already, so Walker won’t really have anything new to say to the voters there.

Smirks February 2, 2015 at 11:53 am

If you’d just get rid of food stamps and Medicaid and allowed employers to pay people less than minimum wage and no overtime, poverty would just disappear overnight and we’d enter a new Gilded Age age of prosperity, because muh free markets.

Stupidity on display February 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Thank you for your monthly message of irrational free market hate Little Benito.

Smirks February 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm

The truth stings a bit I suppose.

Stupidity on display February 2, 2015 at 12:17 pm

“the truth”

As Big T would say, “LMAO!” (God help me for quoting his stupidity in response to yours)

Let us hope that your dream is never completely fulfilled, for your own benefit.

Smirks February 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Good job bringing BigT up, your replies are just as empty of actual debate, except thankfully without the randomly capitalized words and self-censored swears.

I’m simply making fun of the general libertarian attempt of appealing to liberals. “You see, you’re just mistaken, if you undo all the things that actually help the poor, things will magically fix themselves! And you’ll get a free pony!” The things libertarians propose aren’t intended to help the poor, they just pay the usual lip service of caring for the poor to trick more well-intentioned people into getting rid of programs that essentially came into being due to the market’s failure to fix a need of society.

If libertarians would admit what their policies would inevitably result in, I’d have more respect for them, but if they did that they’d never have any hope of converting people over to their cult.

Go ahead, tell a poor person how it’s really better for them if they and everyone like them would just live in one of these:

…otherwise, we might have to outsource their shitty job to another country that competes harder for exploitation.

In short, I truly hope your “dream” remains at the fringes of reality.

Stupidity on display February 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm

“Good job bringing BigT up, your replies are just as empty of actual debate”

I’m just done trying with you. You pound me with your inanity and have way more time than I have, to create pages of response/fallacies.

So I figure why not keep it brief?

Go ahead and emote all day & bitch about how gov’t isn’t doing what you think it should. I’m sure one day it’ll change.

Anonymouseschmuck February 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm


Uh huh February 3, 2015 at 9:39 am

“If libertarians would admit what their policies would inevitably result in, I’d have more respect for them, but if they did that they’d never have any hope of converting people over to their cult.”

Says the one that is a member of the cult of government.

“The things libertarians propose aren’t intended to help the poor, they just pay the usual lip service of caring for the poor to trick more well-intentioned people into getting rid of programs that essentially came into being due to the market’s failure to fix a need of society.”

So have these things been “fixed”?

No, they are are still here just like they were before the government became involved. The only difference now is that they take our money and tell us they are fixing things.

You’re living in a fantasy world. There is no garden of eden and government certainly can’t create one. It causes more problems than it “fixes”.

That’s just plain for anyone with half a brain to see.

former steelworker, ptl February 2, 2015 at 6:35 pm

No you are only capable of black and white thinking. You trade one devil for another.

former steelworker, ptl February 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Boo hoo little boy. 35% corporate tax. 22% capital gains tax. Never enough for you. Better to have some Union blowhard determine your destiny while living high off the hog from your mandated union dues!

grandtangosuglydog February 3, 2015 at 11:50 am

Booo hoo little liar..(see we can all play that game idiot) Capital gains tax is 15% try some facts it might change your miserable life in Suckville.

Portnoy February 2, 2015 at 11:39 am

Walker’s lack of a college education should appeal to the working class. A drop-out president. That would be the first since Harry Truman, although our recent string of Yale and Harvard grads hasn’t exactly made an elite education appealing as a requisite for the presidency.

No more "elites" please February 2, 2015 at 12:05 pm

A working class man in the office might be a nice change. He can certainly do no worse.

Smirks February 2, 2015 at 12:17 pm

The guy’s a Koch brothers yes man, so not exactly a “working class man” if you ask me.

No more "elites" please February 2, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Didn’t know that. But then again I really didn’t offer an endorsement. We are talking about which turd is the best after all.

idcydm February 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Koch brothers yes man or Union yes man…still money polluting the system.

GrandTango February 2, 2015 at 11:45 am

Walker is a Conservative who faced the liberals and the Billions-backed Unions, and slapped the Living S#!* out of them…then did it again and again…

How many times the media and FITS-types tell us he was politically dead???…kinda like they told us Bellicheck would never win the SuperBowl again…LMAO…

Walker won’t back down in fear, like the McCain-FITS types…and he won’t concede to ignorance, like man-induced Climate Change, like the Johnson-FITS types…
He has FORCED success on Wisconsin, and won…

Money February 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

The Koch Brother’s billions are keeping this guy afloat. It be interesting to see how the nation reacts to Scotty.

GrandTango February 2, 2015 at 11:49 am

If he can win as a Republican in Wisc. And do it being Rock-SOLID Conservative…I already KNOW how the nation will react…

I vote on SUCCESS…not on skin color, hate or class warfare, like Liberals vote…

And the country DESPERETLY needs some success…we’ve been mired in abject FAILURE for 6-plus years…we need a winner…

Money February 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

Sorry for you, but my family is much better off than six years ago. I’m not an Obama fan, but Bush fucked things up really, really bad.

GrandTango February 2, 2015 at 11:59 am

Did you get more in Food stamps, and did they increase your welfare check?..

Plus the 99 weeks of unemployment helped…because so many are out of work under Obama…

But FT jobs and wages are way down…while prices for energy, food and healthcare are about to bankrupt many….

I think you’re a LIAR, unless you are on the government gravy train…

Mary February 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm

You are one to talk. Why don’t you tear up your Medicaid card, and pay for your own health care. You are typical taker.

Anonymouseschmuck February 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm


Money February 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Actually, I scored a very well paying job in CO a couple years ago (making double what I made in SC). I guess nothing has changed back there?

GrandTango February 2, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Colorado???? the dope industry, or isn’t there an Obamacare Indoctrination Center there???

Be careful, both industries may have truncated life spans…there are issues w/ each..

Rocky February 2, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Walker is another RINO is sheeps clothing. He’s pro-amnesty, and will roll over for the RINO caucus to pass amnesty and increase the number of people on foodstamps and welfare. WIC is his favorite program because it allows his state to sell billions in cheese to the program and Wisconsin cheese makers know they’re latched onto the government for life. His cities are safe havens for illegals from Mexico and Central America, and he has already been on the record encouring citizenship for the 11 million already here – which is probably more like 15 million. He’s trying to be Jeb’s running mate. And Jeb’s wife is Mexican – and so you know how that plays out. Wife says she wants something done for her people, and Hubby jumps to it.

GrandTango February 2, 2015 at 12:27 pm

How bout Walker bending you dolts over on the Greedy Teachers’ Unions and reaming you out????…How bout proposing drug tests for welfare recipients???…Is that RINO???

LMAO…You are FITS Jr.
I guess you tried to CRUCIFY Walker, and Democrats left the state in fear of him.. because he’s on your side…you F*#king idiot…Hahahahahahaha..

FITS certainly has taught his Dumb@$$ Drones well.

When you HATE and FEAR a Republican…you call him a RINO…FITS just calls EVERY Republican a RINO…because he HATES all of them…LMAO…

Latent homosexuality February 2, 2015 at 12:36 pm

“How bout Walker bending you dolts over on the Greedy Teachers’ Unions and reaming you out????”

Seriously, can you just for once make a point without referring to some type of gay sex?

grandtangosuglydog February 2, 2015 at 2:13 pm

No…no he cant. Surprised sucking didnt come up..his other obsession.

Rocky February 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm

He’s a pro-amnesty RINO. Simple.

Beachtiger0412 February 2, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Scott Walker doesn’t even have a college degree – I realize there are many idiots out there with a college degree in higher office(i.e. Nikki Haley) but I don’t want a person running my country that doesn’t have a college degree.

GrandTango February 2, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Good to see the GOP actually give lots of candidates a shot.
Hillary has been crowned Queen of the Democrats for playing the stupid little dishrag for cheating Bill. If she can’t do it…they lose.

Rocky February 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Sort of like Tom Brady. Once you have a winner, there you go.

GrandTango February 2, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Hillary = Tom Brady???…

You may the most ignorant MoFos on the planet…LMAO…

Delusion has to be one of the most prevalent traits of a liberal…or you could not get out of bed in the morning….Hahahaha…

RogueElephant February 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm

As things stand now Christi and Santorum are the only Republicans I won’t vote for. Most of the rest will go away as time passes. Walker might be a wild card and make a good candidate but the establishment will line up behind Bush. It’s way too early to do much more than talk now anyway.

FastEddy23 February 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm

On a line running from the middle of Pennsylvania to Florida to a line running from Idaho to the Colorado River border of Arizona and Taxifornia …

The populace at large admire Scott Walker’s attempts to beat back the quasi-unionist, “progressive” Gruberment taxsuckers.

It will take quite a bit more poll watchin’ and politicin’ to beat the rino-republicrats in the populace east and west to get close to a consensus.

The rino-republicrats have been stealing money from the moneyed for so long, it is a habit, not a clearly thought out campaign. Without the rino fat cats on board … Walker’s whole game may go to the teachers unions.

Dave Francis February 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm


Yesterday on the history channel, I viewed and absorbed the
opening account of the Colonies, British Empire and the Revolution War that followed. The Colonies at
the time were being forced to pay taxes for tea, china and other goods. The rallying cry went out, “Taxation without
Representation” This is exactly what is
happening today Taxation without Representation, as we are being forced to pay more taxes to
support criminals who crossed our Southern border without permission or
deliberately “overstayed” their visa. Both parties are refusing to secure the
border, and self proclaimed king Obama has passed illegal laws to give criminal
illegal aliens permanent residence.

Don’t be tricked by the breather in Washington, thinking you can sit
back patiently and do—nothing? We urge you to call your Representative and
Senators (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) and ask them to keep up
the pressure on their state and federal lawmakers. CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS
OR STAND ASIDE FOR AMERICAN PATRIOTS. Every time an illegal alien slips past our
unsecured border, we, the taxpayer must support them. Learn more at NumbersUSA
or Alipac on this toxic subject If neither party will seal the border

The CONSERVATIVES, Tea Party, Independents and not
Republicans, is fighting to stop this travesty of our immigration laws. They should have the backing of all Americans
who believe in our natural rights to sovereignty, the rule of law and honoring
the edicts passed down to us in the US Constitution. Obama and his minions have
undermined the Congress, trampled our sovereignty and he gone his own way
against the will of the people. The judgment of most prudent citizens, he
should be impeached. But the majority on the Republicans, the millionaires, the
corporate industry lovers, the campaign donors side that are weak and without a
backbone to halt his Imperial majesties push of absolute power.

A large portion of mainstream voters are out for what they
can get FREE of charge, the parasites that live amongst us and not just illegal
aliens? They sit and collect the
benefits of American sweat who have worked all there lives. Millions of our
population is out of a job, out on the streets. Yet Obama wants Washington to approve billions of dollars in
catering to foreign nations, who gave us the finger and crossed into our
country. King Obama has laid out laws
that they cannot be touched by border agents; a ‘Catch and Release’ program,
that if you reach America, it becomes a sanctuary for these
people. President Obama has become a
nemesis to the taxpayer, and taking us deeper into the economic toilet.

You need to be aware of this. The Tea Party has
been watching this situation closely and is deeply concerned where it’s going
to lead? We have to step in now as they are counting on you to STAND YOUR

Although it is difficult to wrap our head
around, it seems Obama has a secret GOP ally who is turning his back on
conservatives everywhere.

Speaker of the House John Boehner threw us under the bus and we are very
worried that he has taken the GOP with him. Having fallen to the Obama curse,
those who were supposed to represent us are now mere puppets in King Obama’s
socialist theater. The ravaging of America continues! Obama is
spurring even greater waves of illegal aliens coming into our country with his
reckless and dangerous policies. The Tea Party begs you, open your eyes and see
the threat to our nation! These nationals and criminals will be knocking down
your door soon. You will live in fear for your life and your family. Whether Illegal
or criminal, drug-addicts or murderers, Obama is still going to open the door
to them nice and wide and let them flow in. In 2013, under Obama’s “catch and release”
policy, 36,007 criminally convicted aliens were released by U.S. immigration
officials, and in just one year 1,000 of them have since been convicted of a
number of crimes, including but not limited to rape, assault with a deadly
weapon, terrorist threats and lewd acts with a child under 14.

Chuck Grassley, Jim Inhofe, Jeff Sessions, David Vitter and Ted Cruz have
introduced the “Keep Our Communities Safe Act” to put an end to this
dangerous Obama policy. GOP Should Not Confirm Attorney General Worse Than Eric
Holder. It is time that Republicans exercised the power of their new majority
and stood for SOMETHING, and standing for the Constitution and the principle of
the equal and uniform application of the law by defeating the nomination of
Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General would be a good place to start.

Despite Obama dealing a killer blow to our
health and welfare and educational and financial systems, Obama is going for
the jugular—ready to let American hemorrhage to death from forcing upon us more
desperate, impoverished people, with expenditure to pander to them.

He is not going to back down or back off on
amnesty. He doesn’t care what the new Republican-led Congress thinks. He said
so the other night, threatening veto at every turn. These people are coming in
droves and using fake IDs and fake birth certificates to get through our
borders—and their numbers are on the rise. The 5 million illegal aliens Obama
is already granting amnesty to could swell TIMES TEN. It’s excessive. In California alone, the health care costs
for illegal aliens is pushing the state $5.8 BILLION over inflation.

Folks, we have to work harder than we have ever
worked before to get that amnesty bill overturned. Obama has already proclaimed
his veto powers to be supreme—damn rule of law!

It is time dear Patriot to force the GOP to
reverse course—remind them of their election promises and their thirst to right
what Obama has destroyed.

The GOP promised to overturn amnesty, to defund
or outright get rid of Obamacare and even to impeach the despicable excuse for a

But now…under Boehner’s guiding hand they’re flim-flaming. Getting flaky and
making rumblings they may not do anything.

This makes no sense unless John Boehner is cutting deals with Obama. We don’t
know what he’s been promised but we sure know what we were promised and we
intend to force the GOP to make good.

…but we need your help. We need to not only stop them but to grow the Tea
Party…get stronger and mightier. If we are to fight the Obama machine on our
own we must have you with us.

Anonymouseschmuck February 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm


Care for some cheese? February 2, 2015 at 9:42 pm

You must hate Smirks.

GrandTango February 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

What does Walker say we MUST do to the border…You F*#king Idiot…

Hint: Obama has not lifted ONE FINGER to do it…

grandtangosuglydog February 3, 2015 at 11:44 am

largest Border patrol force in history..hes at least doing more than the last few idiots.

GrandTango February 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm

You truly represent the ignorance and bliss that results in an Obama being elected president…LMAO…
Thank you for showing us who, and what, a Democrat voter is…

grandtangosuglydog February 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm

I know I know..facts are such a mystery to you. Keep trying corky. And it wouldnt hurt if you would actually look up something before disputing try a new fantastic site… im sure you have never heard of…

grandtangosuglydog February 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm

thank you for being the cliche republican..fact free..aa coward who wants war as long as he doesnt have to fight as you have never served a day in uniform, full of partisan hate and wishing it was a whites only America.

grandtangosuglydog February 3, 2015 at 11:45 am

ahhh the short bus has arrived.

GrandTango February 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Wonder if FITS will report this..???

Former S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers joins ‘Ready for Hillary’ council

LMAO…Hillary….Hahahahahaha…WTF is a ‘Ready for Hillary’ council…

Sounds like Hitler Youth or something like that…

Try To Keep Up February 3, 2015 at 10:13 am

Obsessed with Hillary stories much?

GrandTango February 3, 2015 at 10:21 am

No, just want to point out that FITS is breaking his neck to try to ridicule potential GOP candidates, but avoids mentioning your high priestess of ignorance like Obama avoids the Constitution

grandtangosuglydog February 3, 2015 at 11:43 am

Poor Grandidiotliar only has a few choices..Obama, Hitler, anal sex, Sucking someone off or calling someone a dumbass. Its pretty simple, his choices are limited.

ELCID February 2, 2015 at 6:45 pm

God help us if the GOP nominates this fool.


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