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Scott Walker gets it wrong again



Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been out of office for years now, but he still can’t help himself from political handicapping. He recently wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Times breaking down last week’s elections. Those elections saw democrats perform strongly in places like Kentucky and Virginia, and many saw the democratic victories as a referendum on abortion rights. But not Walker. He thinks the difference in the campaigns was in his words, “Money, money, money.” The former Republican Governor and one-time presidential candidate points out that incumbent Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear outspent his Republican opponent $48 million to $43 million. And in Virginia, democratic Assembly candidates outspent their Republican opponents on their way to victory. Walker argues that shows the difference in the votes was due to liberal money, not abortion rights. He is missing the big picture. Since the Supreme Court invalidated Roe v Wade, democrats have been winning convincingly across the country. Look no further than Wisconsin, where a liberal justice earned victory by campaigning on restoring a woman’s right to abortion. Six years after last serving as a politician, Walker’s comments show he still doesn’t have his finger on the heartbeat of voters.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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  1. Daryl

    November 13, 2023 at 6:48 am

    I am very surprised Walker is stuck on money and not the Rights of females. I would think he is all about money and not serving the true God. Expecially being raised as a Christian Baptist as his father being a minister. Oh just shows how people and change clothing . Please Walker store your treasures in heaven not the ????

    • Jackie

      November 13, 2023 at 7:41 pm

      Scott Walker didn’t mind the money that came rushing in for him when he ran for Governor of Wisconsin in 2010

  2. Come On Man

    November 13, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Scott, Scott, Scott
    Hilary Clinton lost the election 7 years ago and she is still spreading her political hate for Republicans and Donald Trump. The “Stolen Election” happened to her back in 2016. You don’t think Hilary has lost touch with voters? Ha Ha.
    You honestly don’t believe spending millions of dollars on political campaigns with the message that women’s rights will be taken away unless you vote democrat helps sway voters? The abortion issue should be left to each state and not regulated by the federal government. The same party who wants you to drive an electric car, give up your gas stove and limit your greenhouse gases by giving up red meat now wants to stick their noses into a woman’s right to choose. Why in the heck do we have State Capitals, Governors and legislature?
    You really want a supreme being (White House) to tell everyone what to do? Maybe people who believe that the federal government should run everything in their life should move to another country where the “King” can run their lives.

    • Dave

      November 13, 2023 at 10:25 pm

      Yes, let each state decide. But put it to a vote. Let the people decide, not politicians. If you ran a referendum in each state abortion would be allowed everywhere because THATS what the people want.

      • Edward Jensen

        November 14, 2023 at 3:34 pm

        It really depends on who the question is worded. Put this on the ballot and see if it passes, Should a person be allowed to kill a human person up to and including the moment of birth? That is what is going to be allowed in Ohio and soon other states.

  3. Tom

    November 13, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Walker has been out of touch with reality for a long time. He probably is still hoping Foxconn will live up to its and his promises. He once suggested that the US build a wall across its northern border. He should get started; that would be more constructive that his reading of the recent elections.

  4. Char

    November 13, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    Sorry, Mr, Shaw, but we do have freedom of speech in this country, yet. We are still able to give our opinions on political races. Scott Walker is no different.
    Yes, Foxconn was a bust, but because they didn’t meet their contractual obligations, they did not get much money from the State of Wisconsin.
    Yes, the Dems spent a lot of more money in their elections just like the latest Dem Justice to our Supreme Court did. Apparently, you conveniently don’t remember the millions more she spent from sources outside of Wisconsin.
    The last thing, you mention abortion. Why don’t you and other Dems call it what it is – Infanticide.

  5. Scott Gunkel

    November 13, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Walker missed the target -again. ABORTION! It is why the democrats out raised and spent the republicans. People want women to make that decision free of government interference. You’d think a republican would get that.

  6. Another Opinion

    November 13, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    Walker writes a regular column for the Wash Times and probably doesn’t always get things right but is far ahead of Mr. Shaw.

    The truth is the Dems out-spent the Repubs in all of these races. But baby killing appeals to those in sync with the “spirit of the age”…Karen and her entitled daughters. So the impact on elections is probably somewhere between the absolute positions taken by Walker and Shaw.

    Walker is a good man who apparently believes there is still a shred of moral value held by a large percentage of the electorate. Shaw is a typical angry, cynical, progressive.

    As the Roman empire dissolved, unwanted infants were left on the stone steps of the Forum and perished in the heat of the day. Modern abortion has become sanitized with “mothers” and “fathers” never needing to look their child in the eyes. Same end result.

  7. Jackie

    November 13, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    Scott Walker didn’t mind the money that came rushing in for him when he ran for Governor of Wisconsin in 2010

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