Scott Walker sacrifices himself for the cause of stopping Trump … kind of

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Two months ago, Scott Walker officially announced to supporters that he was running for president because God had called him to it and because “I am certain: This is God’s plan for me.”

Well, either God changed his mind or Walker just plain heard Him wrong. Either way, it’s over.

“Today I feel I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field so that a positive, conservative message can rise to the top of the field,” Walker said yesterday in quitting a race in which he was once considered a frontrunner. He also urged other candidates to follow the example that he was trying to set.

“I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider (dropping out) so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current front-runner. This is fundamentally important to the future of the party and, ultimately, to the future of our country.”

But let’s be honest: Walker didn’t drop out for the good of the party or the country, nor did he do so as a sacrificial act of leadership. He dropped out because he was polling at 0 percent and his money had dried up. Naked ambition with a mean streak behind it didn’t turn out to be all that attractive to voters, particularly in charisma-free packaging. Furthermore, it’s highly unlikely that anybody with a significant degree of support will agree to “clear the field” against Donald Trump by quitting as Walker has.  Humility and self-sacrifice are not traits common among presidential candidates.

Still, by framing his decision as the beginning of a “Stop Trump” movement that is “fundamentally important” to the party’s future, Walker does betray just how nervous Republicans have become over The Donald’s success. If it’s a joke, as many first thought, it has stopped being funny.  And unlike Walker, it’s not going away anytime soon.

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Surelyyoujest
Surelyyoujest

".......Well, either God changed his mind or Walker just plain heard Him wrong. Either way, it’s over......"

Reminds me of a church where I used to be a member - They "called" a new preacher when the one of 44 years duration retired. The new guy said yes, that God was calling him to come to that new church.  When his wife found out she said no way she was moving to GA from KS, and the preacher suddenly said he was not moving to GA, either!  (kind of like when UGA selected Glenn Mason to be their coach when they fired Ray Goff and Mason said yes but his wife said no, so enter Jim Donnan). As most men know, wive's have a stronger pull than does God

straker
straker

George


Please explain how my asking for proof that God exists makes me a "bigot".

fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

Carly, Trump or Carson today?  What do you think?  I'm going with Carson and i'll toss global warming out as my dark horse.

straker
straker

Yes_Jesus - "all I said was that the Pope was wrong about many material  and scientific things including nature, global warming and the economy"


Isn't the Pope supposed to be infallible?


If you really are a Catholic, its time to go right now to your Priest and confess you disagree with the Pope.


I don't think that will make him very happy.

TBS
TBS

Who said the Pope was infallible?

QMan38
QMan38

Famous quote from "The Sopranos": "Welcome to the NFL kid."

Walker figured since he was so successful at gubernatorial politics ( the college game ) then he would have no problem with presidential politics ( the NFL ). He should have talked to Steve Spurrier before he ran.

You could tell he just wasn't ready. The game is faster. Your opponents are just as good as you. And they are just as determined. They want that Super Bowl trophy just as bad as you. You have to be ready. And for Pete's sake don't flip flop on issues. Know where the heck you stand.

straker
straker

53% - "care to explain the relationship between those two things"


If there is no evidence of a God, then there is no evidence of a judgement day.

King_of_Kolob
King_of_Kolob

Riddle me this, riddle me that. Q. Why would a Muslim kid walk around with a bomb and show it to all his teachers?

A. Because they are all xenophobic retards aka Texas Republicans!

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@King_of_Kolob

they are all xenophobic retards 

Not all. You gotta figure the kid's science teacher is profoundly embarrassed, for starters.

straker
straker

George - "OK, bigot"


Jesus does not approve of name calling.


Or, don't you ever read your New Testament?

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@straker Calling you a bigot isn't name calling.   It's a statement of fact.

straker
straker

53% - "but never in history will you or anyone else be given irrefutable proof that God exists"


And yet, you talk about the judgement day as though it is a proven fact.


I wonder why that is?

Paul42
Paul42

@OldEngineer

Of course the legislation was written with no enforcement mechanisms, nor are there enough prosecutors to pursue the cases if there were.

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

@OldEngineer  "The result was a $265 billion corporate giveaway."


But now TEA is really, really, really mad and won't stand for this kinda stuff any longer . . . lol

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@consumedconsumer @OldEngineer

won't stand for this kinda stuff

They'll ride to the rescue and root out these white collar criminals, really they will.

Just as soon as they're finished standing up against Big Government imprisoning people for Breathing While Black.

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

 Humility and self-sacrifice are not traits common among presidential candidates.

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Sort of discredits any negatives you perjured Walker with in your original statement about mean streaks and clothless ambition doesn't it?  

Eventually, lefties will shoot their own foot to make a new point. 

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

@Yes_Jesus_Can perjury is only applicable for false statements . . . and public figures such as Mr. Walker have a higher threshold to prove damage

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

Naked ambition with a mean streak behind it didn’t turn out to be all that attractive

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WOW.  This is pretty mean stuff, Jay. 

Besides that exact tactic worked for Jimmy Carter and will continue to work for Hillary until end of year. 

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@Yes_Jesus_Can

Naked ambition with a mean streak behind it

A little too long for a bumper sticker but yeah, basically Snott's "appeal".

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

@RaindroidWillBoy @Yes_Jesus_Can 

He may be spot on, but it's a guy bowing out who's trying to find some meaning in it all.  Jay's nipping the dead horse like the vulture he is. 

Hillary Clinton will be out by year end (mark my words) for much the same reasons (and the collapse will be much more spectacular), but the story told here will be much much different.   

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@fiftythreepercenter @RaindroidWillBoy @Yes_Jesus_Can

Word has it (this from his own staff, and Kyle Wingfield alluded to it as well in his column yesterday) that he did a terrible job managing his own staff, and that they just didn't do the kind of event planning and advance work you have to do in a successful campaign.

Frankly, that is a little surprising given his gubernatorial election success.

RaindroidWillBoy
RaindroidWillBoy

@Yes_Jesus_Can


Jay is spot on with Walker's lack of honest reasoning.  Why didn't he simply say that it is clear he can't generate voter support and his money dried up so he accepts that he is not a true candidate?

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

 Well, either God changed his mind or Walker just plain heard Him wrong. Either way, it’s over.

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That will leave the lefties in fits and giggles for days. 

Hillary: NOT A VIABLE CANDIDATE BY DECEMBER.  MY PREDICTION STANDS.  PLEASE REMEMBER IT. 

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@Yes_Jesus_Can

That will leave the lefties in fits and giggles

oh lookie, the Expert on What His Political Opposites REALLY Think is here to rubesplain stuff.

Paul42
Paul42

@Visual_Cortex


It's all part of the "I'm here to school the ignorant" pathology.

Next up:  "How I'm going to correct the Pope."

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

@Paul42 @Visual_Cortex 

You only believe leftist media and you are prejudiced against Fox news: ERGO you ARE ignorant, Paul.  Willfully so. 

Consider this your admonishment for the day. 

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

@Visual_Cortex @Yes_Jesus_Can 

Why not?  The earlier part of this week was spent mindreading ME and what I think about Jesus, God, the poor and heaven all while I was here.  All I said was that the Pope was wrong about many material and scientific things, including nature, global warming and the economy. 

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@Yes_Jesus_Can @Visual_Cortex

 The earlier part of this week was spent mindreading ME and what I think about Jesus, God, the poor and heaven all while I was here.

With that name, and that avatar, and you're actually complaining?

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@consumedconsumer @_GodlessHeathen_

to learn about mechanical things

or more ack-ratly, electronic or possibly electromechanical things.

which is why he showed it first to his science teacher, and kept it in his backpack afterward, and only got it out when the alarm went off in another class. 

As I think virtually everyone reading this knows already.

sheesh.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@KUTGF @_GodlessHeathen_

and y'know, schools do often over-react to a lot of perceived "threats" and "disruptions." 

My kid had the misfortune a coupla years back of having a very realistic-looking (but ultimately very stylized and artistically hand-crafted) toy snake that was intended for a science class, but which somehow made its way out of the backpack and into some other class, and, well... detention.

But no jail, fercryinoutloud!

KUTGF
KUTGF

@_GodlessHeathen_ So a kid learning to use brain to repurpose and create a clock out of materials from other sources is now somehow wrong? Really?

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@_GodlessHeathen_

I'm seriously disappointed that you're picking up this ball and running it downfield, GH. 

Thought you were a bit better than that.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@fiftythreepercenter @Paul42

Do you seriously NOT believe that interrogating him for hours (without parental nor legal representation) and arresting him, especially when they obviously knew this wasn't any kind of a bomb, was uncalled for?

Pretty sure based on what I've read before from him that our GodlessHeathen is willing to acknowledge that much, and I just want to make sure I understand your specific beef here.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@fiftythreepercenter  Oh I see.  This is another of your little hissy fits to try to make it personal to me.  Sweetie, you do have something more than this right?  Is the internet testosterone having any side effects other than all the shrinkage?

fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

@KUTGF @fiftythreepercenter "What do you learn by taking a clock out of it's plastic case and putting all the electronic components of it in a suitcase? "


That's ^^^^^^ your idea of a "little hissy fits to try to make it personal to me."?????


Meds, maybe?????


Can't answer the question can you?

Paul42
Paul42

@fiftythreepercenter

As I said a few minutes ago, if you're really interested in an answer, I can give you the address for the teacher of the 14-year-olds.

Why would I do that?  Because you asked "What do you learn by taking a clock out of it's plastic case and putting all the electronic components of it in a suitcase? "  that's why.

So you obviously do not know and have no idea how to find out for yourself.

Paul42
Paul42

@fiftythreepercenter

Why would I do that?  Because you asked "What do you learn by taking a clock out of it's plastic case and putting all the electronic components of it in a suitcase? "  that's why.

So you obviously do not know and have no idea how to find out for yourself.

PS.  There was no suitcase.  You may want to get your facts straight before you ask the teacher of the 14-year-olds.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@fiftythreepercenter @KUTGF Can't prove that that is all he did can you? 


And sweetie, apparently for your childishness, yes it is a hissy fit when viewed in context with your follow up stupidity of commentary, namely:  Is keep not capable of answering for himself?


Now frankly I think you failed in your claim.  But does not matter.  If all it were was just clock components, it did not justify an arrest which is the basis for the nonsense of your commentary.