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Scott Walker is My Hero: And Why He Should Be Yours Too

Goodbye Batman and Spider-man, I've got a new superhero.

Before I begin you ought to know a little bit about me. I’m not the most knowledgeable when it comes to politics and the way this country functions. By the time I began to learn about the three branches of government in third grade, Jim Doyle was already firmly rooted as governor in Madison.  But when Scott Walker took over the office, I began to take note of what was going on around me. For the first time I started to pay attention to how this state functions, and to put it nicely, I was disgusted. I watched with countless others as Scott Walker stood his ground and took the fight up against the labor unions. I watched as the Democratic lawmakers we chose as our leaders fled the state when things did not go their way. I watched as leftist out of state mobs joined forces with disgruntled state employees in violating the state capital. I watched as they first tried to overturn the Republican majority and when that didn’t succeed, how they tried to swing the Wisconsin Supreme Court in favor of the Democrats by ousting David Prosser. Finally I now watch as Scott Walker himself faces the potential of a recall after months of Democratic fraud with the assistance of the GAB. But through all the turmoil, I watched Scott Walker stand firm and never once back down.

I respect Walker for the role model he has become for those who want to see corruption dealt with in a fair but stern manner.  The man is clearly a fighter. In a time when sleazy politicians are running rampart through Washington, this is a man who upholds the values of courage, fairness, and above all else upholding his duty to the State of Wisconsin. When the going gets tough, he only proceeds to get tougher. He does not waver on his policies. He does not deliver empty promises.  When he tells someone he is going to accomplish something, he does it.

This year the American citizen will have many choices to make. If I had to choose between removing Obama from office, and keeping Walker as governor, the choice would be easy. Scott Walker is the man this country needs. This is bigger than Wisconsin. If Walker beats this recall he will stand as a pillar of hope for politicians nationwide. Other states will follow suit, recognizing that power-hungry labor unions can indeed be tamed and states nationwide can visualize a solution for putting their fiscal houses in order.

Doing the right thing is never easy. I’m 18 years old and I know that there will always be people who will want to fight just for the sake of fighting. I understand someone who fights for what they believe in. Yet it saddens me to see someone receiving death threats towards himself and his family, simply for doing the best thing for Wisconsin.

Years from now I will be honored to say I was introduced to politics in a time such as this. A time where the citizens of Wisconsin stood shoulder to shoulder and backed the man who was determined to set things right in this great state. I may not be half the fighter Walker is, but hey, that’s why everyone needs to have a hero.

One thing is for certain. If this does end up in a recall, I will be proud to cast my first ever vote in keeping Scott Walker in office as governor of the state of Wisconsin.

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CowDung February 15, 2012 at 10:57 PM
I can't exactly speak for Hoffa, but it's a pretty safe bet that nobody will make any attempt at a recall should Walker be defeated. Aside from the obvious hypocrisy involved in supporting the 'politically motivated' kind of recall we have been taking issue with, there's unlikely to be enough time left in the term to have a second recall attempt. It will be 18 months into Walker's term by the time this recall effort is over with. If a new person is elected as governor, it has to be a year before they can be recalled. Add the 6-7 months or so it takes to do the recall itself, and you'll be coming up to the normal election time. Why bother recalling anyone if the potential replacement is going to end up serving less than a year before standing for re-election?
Dan Z. February 16, 2012 at 01:02 AM
I agree with you very strongly on education. And hopefully politicians can stop voting just based on party alliegences. If not things are looking very bleak for our future. We are falling behind in math and sciences and we cannot continue to advance without them.
Craig February 16, 2012 at 02:13 AM
I think it is naiive to think the wealthy want us to fail in education. As an employer, I would think they would want well educated employees. As a fellow employee, I would prefer to work alongside a smart, literate person over a nitwit any day. What we have been doing with education obviously is not working, neither party has offered up any solutions. Adding funding can not be the answer. I do not blame teachers; and parents are part of the issue, but not all. Administrations are afraid of the ranting parent. Instead of telling them (the parent) like it is, they play peacekeeper. Maybe if the parent heard, "your kid is lazy and not doing the work"- things would improve. Science is a passion, and some kids will never get into science. Math is a skill that starts early, and should be a discipline every kid must learn just like reading. How we can be failing at math is beyond me. Maybe the solution is eliminate calculators.
Say What? February 16, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Is there a recall of a politician that isn't politically motivated? Can we count the Clinton incident which was religiously motivated? Is that a better MO.
CowDung February 16, 2012 at 03:35 AM
My opinion is that politics (political motivation) isn't a valid reason to recall someone. If you disagree with the politics of the guy in power, you get a chance to vote them out of office when their term ends. Clinton's 'incident' had nothing to do with religion--he was accused of a crime (sexual harassment) and perjured himself.
$$andSense February 16, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Have you signed your enlistment papers yet?
Say What? February 16, 2012 at 04:17 AM
There was no proof of sexual harassment. And, walker is being recalled because of political reasons. Malfeasance, politically, is a darn good reason.
$$andSense February 16, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Better yet, get home boy and come back when you have earned the right to be called a "man" like the rest of us who have earned the right through life experience. Do you have a daddy?
Craig February 16, 2012 at 05:12 AM
There was NO PROOF? I think the proof was all over the oral office, the bill for cleaning the Presidential Seal would be enough to retire on.
Say What? February 16, 2012 at 05:40 AM
See, that is where you are wrong. You said he was accused of sexual harassment. There was no proof of that, what they did find was that he was having sexual relations with a staffer. He said he was not, and that is what they chased perjury charges on. Did he lie about cheating on his wife? yeah. What percentage of Americans would? I think it would be safe to say that number would be well over 50%.
$$andSense February 16, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Who did you fight? Didn't see any fights in my yard.No one after me that I know of. Care to expand?
CowDung February 16, 2012 at 03:11 PM
There was certainly enough proof of sexual harassment to launch an investigation and go before a judge. Certainly you cannot deny that Clinton lied under oath--he had his law license suspended as a penalty for that. That was what he was impeached for...
Cynthia February 16, 2012 at 04:40 PM
uhhhh yes randy........ count it up...............
Randy1949 February 16, 2012 at 04:50 PM
@Cynthia -- Presumably you're talking about paid political ads to counter the paid political ads that tell us how well Governor Walker's reforms are working. Or are you speaking of the paid political ads during the upcoming Presidential election? That's business as usual, don't you think? I wish it weren't, but you do have the sort of voter who is swayed by a TV spot of a candidate standing in a corn field and telling us how great things are going to be.
Cynthia February 16, 2012 at 04:59 PM
randy randy............. do you not keep up with the amounts the unions are pouring into numerous States? Seriously? Are your blinders on that tight? Who do you think pays the plane tickets and hotel stays, bus trips, even paying people per day to hold a sign, they openly had applications (but they didn't offer benefits) They have sent teamsters from around the Nation to different States. How much did they give each of the dem candidates last year? How much have they given to PACs, Heck they have even given money to segway boy and his dirty dozen. How much do you think those rally's in Madison cost? Who paid for it? How much do you think they will be giving to WTFalk? Do you ever look on opensecrets.org? Have you been asleep?
Randy1949 February 16, 2012 at 05:14 PM
@Cynthia -- So we're moving from Wisconsin to nationwide now? That's very different. And I haven't been asleep. There's a lot of money being spent on both sides, with different agendas. It all depends on whose side you're on.
Wesley Smith February 16, 2012 at 07:36 PM
It's very sad when a person makes conclusions based on the tip of the iceberg that is visible. The tip is only about ten percent of the whole. I would advise Evan to take another look behind the scenes in order to see the big picture or the ninety percent of the iceberg that is not visible. The world observed Adolph Hitler but on;y a handful of people truly understood his motives and aspirations. By the time his true intentions were known, he had murdered thousands of people. So Evan; don't be fooled. Take a deeper, closer look at Walker's intentions and I'm sure you will make a different conclusion.
Steve February 16, 2012 at 07:42 PM
lol Evan, here we have an example of a liberal comparing Walker to Hitler. These are the types that shiver and cry in their bed at night that big bad Walker is winning. They read a lot of the left wing wacko blogs and in turn are brainwashed into crackpot ideas causing them to type insane ideas here.
James R Hoffa February 16, 2012 at 07:58 PM
@Wesley - I think you got lost - this is the Patch, not the Daily Kos.
Satori February 16, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Hoffa....are you hinting this is a conservative blog exclusively? I was really under the impression that this was a community blog.
James R Hoffa February 16, 2012 at 08:19 PM
@Satori - I was being factious in trying to inject a little humor - we occasional do that here on Patch. My comment wasn't intended to be taken seriously and yes, the Patch is a non-partisan open community forum.
Dennis Allen February 16, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Do you, Matt Remember the incident where some Walker supporters took recall papers away from the people taking signatures and tried to destroy them ? I don't remember the particulars, but if they do something like that is it such a stretch to believe they would sign bogus names to discredit the list of signatures ? And from what I've seen of the people checking the sigs. it looks to me like they're very conscientious in what they're doing.
Dennis Allen February 16, 2012 at 08:39 PM
$$andSense: I'am talking about being an ex service man. You know , a Veteran. I served my country from Dec. 7, 1968 to Dec.19. 1969, in the republic of South Vietnam. Anything else you'd like to add ?
CowDung February 16, 2012 at 08:58 PM
If the signed name is obviously bogus, how would it discredit the list of signatures? Wouldn't the petition circulator just cross it off and it would be the end of the matter. If the name isn't obviously bogus, why would a pro-Walker person take the chance that the name will slip through as valid?
$$andSense February 19, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I check in on this 3 days later and the spew still flies, AWESOME! @Dennis Allen. HUGE apology from me. Like my older brother and my brother in laws and countless cousins, they like you were drafted and sent into that BS maelstrom called Vietnam. I have no reason to cross swords with you. You manned up, did your duty and I have nothing but respect for your generation that served. Not like the current types that voluntarily sign up and then see the crying over dead or maimed bodies for nothing more than political or mostly religious ideals.
PZ February 19, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I support Walker. I also am a union member - I had no choice. I have 24+ years of experience in my line of work. My first position was a union position as well and at that time in 1987, I felt the union was in line; it didn't harm the business and wasn't corrupt. However, the present union I am in is hurting the institution I work for. Promotions and transfers are had by passing a simple test and having more seniority over another, not based on the performance and attendance of an employee; in other words, why should I work hard and NOT use the 15 sick-days I am granted in a year's time? This has become the mentality of, I would say, the majority of my fellow union members. What happened to EARNING a promotion truly through effort, performance, knowledge and actually showing up to work?
TJ Monday March 16, 2012 at 01:14 AM
@Evan - I am enthused that we have young people writing blogs and replying to commenters in an intelligent manner. We hear so many stories that people of your age are just interested in gaming, parties, etc. As you grow older, you may want to consider that both sides of a debate have vaiid points . You may want to consider what made our country exceptional throughout the world, the ability to hold our beliefs, but to compromise and move forward toward the common goals of both sides of a democracy, the so-called right and left. When I was 18, I was an extreme advocate, I even had religious intensity. But I grew into listening and asking questions about the world, and discovered the unheralded independent, let us say skeptical ,view that no one person or persuasion has all the answers. That independent skeptic, is, unfortunately, rare in this age, but desperately needed.
TJ Monday March 16, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Steve - I have been reading your comments for many weeks, and have concluded, sadly, that you are not engaged in civil discourse, Instead, while driving in your Cadillac Escalade and, you admit, peeling out when the light turns green and intentionally burning up MiddEast imported gas, you use words like wacko, brainwashed, crackpot, and insane in one sentence. In my college days, we would have referred to you simply as a supreme jerk, not capitalized. That description could be enhanced today, but I leave it to the imagination of the comment readers.
Luke April 19, 2012 at 09:49 AM
http://governorsjournal.com/2011/12/governor-of-the-year-scott-walker/
Joe June 09, 2012 at 05:15 AM
I feel sorry for the people that do not fully understand the importance of collective bargining and how it affects honest working americans. I think you need to have been part of a union to fully understand where these people are coming from. American is full of people who love to have opinions on issues they are clueless on. Everyone can say unions are bullies or protect the lazy but the truth is that if there was no union your some what decent non-union pay would be nothing more that minimum wage.

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