National Politics - 2016

SC Union Battle Helps Scott Walker’s 2016 Bid

BOEING FIGHT A BIG BOOST TO WALKER’S PRESIDENTIAL CHANCES || By FITSNEWS || Wisconsin governor Scott Walker scored a big win in early-voting South Carolina this week … No, it wasn’t a major endorsement … or a smart staffing move … or another solid early polling performance in the Palmetto State….


|| By FITSNEWS || Wisconsin governor Scott Walker scored a big win in early-voting South Carolina this week …

No, it wasn’t a major endorsement … or a smart staffing move … or another solid early polling performance in the Palmetto State.

Walker – whose national profile was built by battling Big Labor – won thanks to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ petition to unionize Boeing’s North Charleston, S.C. plant.  All of a sudden South Carolina – which boasts one of the nation’s lowest unionization rates – finds itself in the thick of a major organized labor battle just as the 2016 presidential primary campaign is heating up.

And Walker finds himself positioned to ride a wave of anti-union sentiment among “Republican” voters …

Not only that, the battle provides a key “link-up” opportunity between Walker and S.C. governor Nikki Haley – who will be leading the battle against Big Labor as it makes this big push in her backyard.

In the lead-up to the 2012 presidential primary, Haley’s endorsement was downright toxic (something former GOP nominee Mitt Romney found out the hard way).  This year, though, Haley has rehabilitated herself among South Carolina’s GOP voters – meaning her endorsement in advance of the 2016 primary should be a help, not a hindrance, to whichever candidate gets it.

Walker was already one of the favorites to receive Haley’s backing … but the emergence of a high-profile anti-union fight in South Carolina makes that possibility a near-probability, which would further accrue to the Wisconsin governor’s benefit.

“It’s pure positioning,” one veteran party activist explained to FITS. “Walker is now well-positioned with Haley and with GOP voters – on an issue he owns and an issue which will add to her endorsement’s value.”

Obviously all of this political calculus is contingent on Walker avoiding the “flameout factor” – which dogged so many 2012 aspirants during the spring and summer leading up to the last “First in the South” battle.  It’s also contingent on Haley avoiding any major scandals of her own.

But as it stands now Boeing’s battle against Big Labor in South Carolina is a clear win for Scott Walker …


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Rocky March 17, 2015 at 9:52 am

Projecting out – would look like next Jan / Feb goes – Iowa for Walker, Rubio second, Paul third, Bush fourth. Next NH, Bush first, Paul second, Rubio third, Walker fourth. Then to SC – Walker wins, Paul second, Bush third, Rubio fourth. Then to Florida – Bush wins, Rubio second, Paul third, Walker last. Then onward – ending in late May early June with Bush, battered, bruised and beat-up, finally winning.

GrandTango March 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

So if your media-fed fantasy fails to materialize…who do you predict wiping the $#!t off of you, and FITS’ – face???….LMAO…

Emily Peterkin March 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

“So if your media-fed fantasy fails to materialize…”

Remenber when we saw RuPaul’s Drag Race?

GrandTango March 17, 2015 at 9:59 am


CLUE: BEING A CONSERVATIVE – not a waffling Liberal-Tarian (see Romney-McCain)…Helps ANY candidate’s 2016 WHITE HOUSE bid….

I think the voters have had enough…Moderates, and Liberal-Tarians need not apply…no matter how much FITS and the media promote them…You’re UNFIT to run…You have proven that…over and over….

Try To Keep Up March 17, 2015 at 10:14 am

Hey, you forgot to throw in a “Dumb@$$”, “Suck it, FITS”, and “LMAO”. Come on. You’re slippin, bro.

You can save your response. You’re so predictable, I already know what it’s going to be: “Why do you even try? Have you EVER posted an original thought? I post them all the time and make you all look like the idiots you are…slapping the $#!t out of you…LMAO…Dumb@$$ and vapid much?”

GrandTango March 17, 2015 at 11:01 am

No answer for me, again…right?….LMAO…Dumb@$$…

Try To Keep Up March 17, 2015 at 11:14 am

An answer for what? I don’t necessarily disagree with your take from a philosophical standpoint. That’s never been the issue for me, which is why I didn’t mention it. The problem is that you so often delve into derangement and paranoia, sounding just like the liberals do in the process. That’s been my response to you every time. You try to make it out as thought I’m your enemy, but the truth is that you have NEVER had an answer for me regarding your childish displays and outbursts on this site.

GrandTango March 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

You’re like a F*#king idiot liberal. You claim that Delivery of message is the problem.

Here’s your answer: I DON’T GIVE A F*#K WHAT YOU THINK. Romney cared what the media thought. Just like the Establishment GOP cares how Democrats hear them…

Because of that, IGNORANT Whiny@$$, pacifiers like you got us THE WORST F*#king President since Carter – FOR TWO TERMS…

Now you can Suck Democrat D!*k all day long if that makes you feel good… But I have a family, and we are suffering under this Miserable Piece of $#!t you have forced upon us…

So forgive me, if I slap the S#!t out of F*#king Leftist-liking crybabies like you…You’re lucky all I’m doing is verbally kicking the S#!t out of you after the F*#king Disaster you, and those like you, have caused….

Now have a blessed day… (:

Try To Keep Up March 17, 2015 at 11:40 am

See, you miss the point again, as usual. That’s your problem. You’re never able to grasp the point. Nothing about what I’ve ever said to you is even close to the characterization that you just wasted your time trying to put on me. If anyone is a liberal here, it’s YOU. I didn’t (and haven’t) ever said anything about “compromise”, “reaching across the aisle”, or “bridging the gap”. Those are all slogans for “kumbaya” losers. We agree on that.

The problem is that you say that you want conservatives in power, but you make every excuse in the book for liberal Repulicans and you blame FITS for pointing it out their failures as well as Obamas. Care to take a guess what liberal Republicans get us? Yep, more of the same. It doesn’t matter whether Dems or Repubs are in power if the same liberal logic is used by both. Is Obamacare any closer to being repealed than it was pre-Nov 14? Not that I can tell. If it is, great, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

I have a family, too. You can proclaim that you are “verbally kicking the S#!t out of me” all you want, but I have owned you on your warped liberally-inspired logic numerous times. I’m not gonna let some punk in the White House allow me to fall into paranoia like you do. He can try and use all the executive power he wants and try to wield the sword even, but he can only defy the people so much. The truth is on my side. Your problem is that you don’t believe that it is and in order to make yourself heard you have to do everything you can to disparage characters and go on profane diatribes. That’s why what you say never makes a difference, because your nothing more than a menace. Doesn’t matter how much you might state something that is philosophically correct.

GrandTango March 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Go tell it to Dick Harpootlian, while you’re sucking off him, and FITS…

Idiots like you lead to Miserable Disasters like Obama…now get your head out of your @$$…or STFU….

Try To Keep Up March 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Maybe menace isn’t even a strong enough word. So glad you have a family to pass along those values to. Nevertheless, as usual, you prove my point. Keeping making a difference out there and getting liberals elected.

GrandTango March 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Preaching morals???…LMAO…now that’s rich…

Try To Keep Up March 17, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Haha, hysterical! Another liberal line from the self-proclaimed hater of liberals. “Preaching morals”, “legislating morality”, “moral arbiter”. They’re all the same and they are all typical liberal retorts to someone telling them the truth. It’s just an attempt to get the opposition on the defensive. Sure, I guess you wouldn’t want someone “preaching”(another word of liberal propaganda) morals to you if you are a godless liberal who wants to make up your own morals. Keep responding there, GT. You do a better job of proving my point about who you are than I can.

Emily Peterkin March 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Dick, sucking off…oh, afternoon delight…

Emily Peterkin March 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Time to play “Onward Christian Soldiers” again.

LD March 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm

“Suffering” you must be a complete idiot. The last five years have the best I’ve ever financially and I paid enough in income taxes to cover your food stamps, your medicaid, your free cell phone and our senator’s condom and KY jelly supply. When the “poor” people have money life is good.

GrandTango March 17, 2015 at 6:19 pm

What type of business are you in?

Try To Keep Score March 17, 2015 at 11:34 am

You got LMAO and Dumb@$$, two points. Not bad.

Emily Peterkin March 17, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Yep, the voters have had enough….happy hour is over folks, buckets of Bud Lite Lime are now $8.00!

Duuuuuuhhhhhh March 17, 2015 at 11:21 am

His people need to figure out a way for him to not look like a imbecile from a cartoon in every picture taken of him. Plastic surgery, perhaps?

Bible Thumper March 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

“This year, though, Haley has rehabilitated herself among South Carolina’s GOP voters…”
Incredible jobs gain for South Carolina
Preliminary data for South Carolina January employment has been released. South Carolina has had the highest monthly job gain ever. 10,841 jobs were gained. This blows the doors off the previous record set in Out 206 of 6722.

kernals March 17, 2015 at 7:19 pm

No, 10000 people joined the labor force, 2500 jobs were added and 3100 of those were in leisure and hospitality (read: low wage)

Bible Thumper March 17, 2015 at 8:35 pm

You just can’t stand good news. Trade, transportation and Utilities gained 2800 jobs in January. Year over year non farm jobs grew by 2.7% while leisure and hospitality grew by less (2.5%). The second line of link shows a 10,800 jobs increase in January. All job categories have year over year gains.


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