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July 8, 2013
22:29 // 1 year ago
July 5, 2013
Pre-abortion ultrasounds are now mandatory in Wisconsin: Continuing the current Republican trend—one might say “strategy”—of pushing draconian anti-abortion legislation when they think no one’s looking, Governor Scott Walker today signed a bill requiring all women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound before the operation. He did so during the July 4th weekend, without a public signing, and announced it in a press release—titled “Governor Scott Walker Signs Several Bills Into Law"—buried on his website (it’s there, but is conspicuously omitted from the “Latest News” section on the home page). The new law—which exempts pregnancies from rape and incest from the ultrasound requirement—also requires doctors to show the women images of their fetus’s organs, and enacts new requirements on facilities that will require two clinics to close. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has already filed a lawsuit against the law, and is seeking a restraining order to block it from taking effect (Photo credit: AP). source

Pre-abortion ultrasounds are now mandatory in Wisconsin: Continuing the current Republican trend—one might say “strategy”—of pushing draconian anti-abortion legislation when they think no one’s looking, Governor Scott Walker today signed a bill requiring all women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound before the operation. He did so during the July 4th weekend, without a public signing, and announced it in a press release—titled “Governor Scott Walker Signs Several Bills Into Law"—buried on his website (it’s there, but is conspicuously omitted from the “Latest News” section on the home page). The new law—which exempts pregnancies from rape and incest from the ultrasound requirement—also requires doctors to show the women images of their fetus’s organs, and enacts new requirements on facilities that will require two clinics to close. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has already filed a lawsuit against the law, and is seeking a restraining order to block it from taking effect (Photo credit: AP). source

16:44 // 1 year ago
September 14, 2012
The people of Wisconsin clearly spoke on June 5th. Now, they are ready to move on. Sadly a liberal activist judge in Dane County wants to go backwards and take away the law making responsibilities of the legislature and the governor. We are confident that the state will ultimately prevail in the appeals process.
A statement from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker • Dismissing the decision by a Wisconsin judge to strike down most of the collective-bargaining law Walker helped push through the state legislature in 2011. The law will likely head to the state’s supreme court, which heard the law last year and allowed it to go forward.
22:48 // 1 year ago
July 25, 2012
It’s got to be a referendum on, ‘Do you like or dislike, not just the president, but his policies?’ But there’s got to be something more. People don’t just vote somebody out — they’ve got to vote somebody in.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker • Commenting on what he perceives as weak strategy from Mitt Romney’s campaign — tearing-down President Obama instead of promoting himself — during a discussion with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. Walker also rebutted the popular claim that Mitt Romney is disconnected from “normal” people, and cannot relate to everyday struggles. “When he was with Paul Ryan and I in Jamesville a few weeks ago, he was great,” said Walker, adding, “He relates to people well, relates to small-business owners well. I would like to see more of that.”  source (viafollow)
14:06 // 1 year ago
June 6, 2012
17:01 // 2 years ago
I don’t think it would have made the difference. But it’s kind of like Thanksgiving at your in-laws. If you go, it doesn’t guarantee it’s going to be fun, but if you don’t go, there’s going to be hell to pay.
Democratic strategist Paul Begala • On President Obama’s decision not to campaign for Tom Barrett in Wisconsin. source (viafollow)
16:54 // 2 years ago

In case you missed: Here’s the video of the guy who said “Democracy died tonight” on CNN as Tom Barrett’s attempt to beat Scott Walker failed. We briefly mentioned it last night, but the video is worth a watch. If there’s any silver lining to this for opponents of Walker, it appears the state senate will be controlled by Democrats thanks to Republican Sen. Van Wanggaard losing his recall in Racine county. (thanks to everyone who pointed this out)

10:54 // 2 years ago
June 5, 2012
I believe there is more that unites us than divides us. I believe that now, the election is done.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker • Attempting to play uniter in his recall election victory speech Tuesday night. What an evolution of views. Wow. (catch up here)
23:43 // 2 years ago
Scott Walker on winning his recall election: “Voters really do want leaders who will stand up and make the tough decisions.” Earlier: Tom Barrett conceded. In a phone call with Barrett, Walker claimed he was willing to work with Barrett to fixing the issues. Surprisingly, the governor sounds like he’s taking a conciliatory tone — offering brats and burgers to members of the legislature.
EDIT: John King: “He’s a national hero to the Republican Party.”

Scott Walker on winning his recall election: “Voters really do want leaders who will stand up and make the tough decisions.” Earlier: Tom Barrett conceded. In a phone call with Barrett, Walker claimed he was willing to work with Barrett to fixing the issues. Surprisingly, the governor sounds like he’s taking a conciliatory tone — offering brats and burgers to members of the legislature.

EDIT: John King: “He’s a national hero to the Republican Party.”

23:38 // 2 years ago
22:39 // 2 years ago