Scott Walker separates from Pres. Pack on amnesty

Consulting with Sen. Jeff Sessions pushes Gov. Walker ahead in Iowa

There’s a lot to admire about two-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. A solid conservative, in his 2010 race for governor, Walker soundly defeated a popular Democrat Milwaukee mayor. After being sworn into office in 2011, Walker introduced Wisconsin Act 10 to address the state’s projected $3.6 billion budget deficit. The Act limited many unsustainable union protections for public employees.

Declaring, “We’re broke,“ the new governor wanted public employees to pay more for their health insurance and toward their pensions. Massive protests erupted at the state capitol culminating in a recall against Walker. Ultimately he emerged victorious —- the only governor in U.S. history to win a gubernatorial recall election. 

At 47, he brings youthful vigor to the largely uninspiring GOP candidate list, rife with retreads. This recent Quinnipiac Poll shows still undeclared candidate Walker leading the Iowa Republican caucus pack, with establishment favorite Jeb Bush at a distant seventh.

National Review reports that Walker has met with Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions* and is adopting a firmer stance on illegal immigration —- separating himself from the politically correct, open border, squish pack, even moderating his own former position. National Review refers to Walker’s position as “hard line.” We call it rational.

As border state front-liners, Arizonans have endured the amnesty duplicity of Sens. John McCain,  Jeff Flake, and previously, Jon Kyl. Gov. Scott Walker breathes new life into the political landscape on this crucial subject.   

“The next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal-immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages,” Walker told Glenn Beck. “It is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today, is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that be at the forefront of our discussion going forward,” he said, citing Sessions by name as someone with whom he’d discussed the issue.

This Gallup Poll reports that 60% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the level of immigration into the country today.  Only 7% want more. To the larger plurality of Americans, Scott Walker’s position makes sense.

* Sen. Jeff Sessions is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest.

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13 Responses to Scott Walker separates from Pres. Pack on amnesty

  1. Matt DeGennaro says:

    I have developed a new standard in voting. My main issue is illegal immigration and it’s negative and far reaching impact on our nation. Everything else falls far behind since its tentacles destructively reach into every aspect of American life. I am the grandson of LEGAL immgrants who happily became proud and patriotic Americans. They never expected anyone to push “2” for Italian.

  2. jake sez says:

    I agree with your standards. I will no longer follow the pack and vote for the Candidate of the party just because he is a Republican. I refuse to swallow the party line just because it is the party line. The Eastern establishment is already calling it for Jeb Bush. The establishment seems to feel that if they say the magic words, “Vote of us or you will get a Democrat” we will stand at attention and walk off the cliff. No more.

    I can vote for and will work for Scott Walker or Cruz. I am a conservative first and foremost.

  3. SmallGovt. says:

    Since senator Coburn retired, Sessions is the only voice in the Senate that wants to hold the line on government spending and immigration. I like much of what I have heard from Walker and hope he listens to Sessions on the 2 key issues.

  4. MacBeth says:

    Glad to see Jeb Bush failing in Iowa. He is the leading amnesty proponent and even identified himself on a voter application as Hispanic, later saying it was a mistake after he was called out on it. He obviously forgot his own blueblood parents in favor of identifying with his Mexican born wife. I’ve read they speak Spanish in their home. Would Spanish be the new language in his White House? We already have an anti-American residing there. During his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama actually stated he wanted to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” — the best and most freedom loving country on earth. And the moronic crowds cheered.

  5. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    If we don’t get it right this next election, I fear America will be too far gone to be saved. Liberal damage has cut to the very core of this nation. We better wise up or future Americans — our own kids and the generations who follow them — will never know the Constitutional based freedoms we have enjoyed. They will not only wonder how we let this happen, but they will rightfully hate us for letting our vigilance down as we indulged in the frivolous pursuits of sports and celebrities to the exclusion of keeping abreast of the national and global news.

  6. East Valley PC says:

    The fall of ancient Rome was attributed to “bread and circuses” as the government appeased the citizenry with diversions. As Roman politicians became more corrupt they lulled the populace by distributing food, wine and providing entertainment or “bread and circuses,’ as a means of maintaining power. The formerly heroic people lost all sense of patriotism and the will to defend the nation. It ultimately crumbled.

  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Scott Walker, not being a senator – or anything associated with Washington, D.C. is a feather in his cap as far as I’m concerned. If he’s under the direction of Jeff Sessions regarding illegal immigration – that’s a good thing. He should – or possibly already has – gotten with Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who says what he means in plain English about illegal immigration and such things as Al Sharpton:

    David Clarke, Wisconsin sheriff: ‘Al Sharpton ought to go back into the gutter he came from’ (Sheriff Clarke is black.)

    I’m still looking at Ted Cruz and Scott Walker.

    I’m wondering why, however, Jeff Sessions voted yes,along with McCain and Flake on the TPP vote today.

    http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/114/senate/1/176

    • Tempe state committeeman says:

      Most of the base like Scott Walker but I have reservations on his endorsement by the National Chamber of Commerce and his flip flopping on amnesty. I think he needs more time looking at the big picture. As for the ridiculous huge number of candidates we need to rally around the most constitutional conservative before the primary circus. Too many idiots in it, muddying the water of liberty. I support Ted. It is time our Party stops being a herd of cats each doing his emotional-one issue thingy. We saw what the gov race gave us with tooooo many in the race and the top spenders came in 1-2-3 with competence being a non issue. Money talks principles walk.

  8. ZOO says:

    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on DACA and DAPA will be appealed to SCOTUS, regardless of the outcome. If the high court accepts the case, it will be June 2016 before the irreversible decision will be announced. By that time the 2016 GOP presidential nominee will have theoretically been chosen by primaries. The Republican national convention is scheduled for July 18-21 2016.

    Will a SCOTUS decision that DACA/DAPA is legal ‘remove’ illegal immigration as an issue in the presidential race and deflate rule-of-law conservatives to hang it up and stay home on election day? Will an “illegal” decision after Jeb Bush (or other amnesty monger) has secured the nomination deflate rule-of-law conservatives to hang it up and stay home on election day? Gee, what could possibly go wrong?

  9. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    I’m hoping Gov. Walker is serious on Illegal issue including the over stayed Visas which accounts for better than 50% of illegals. I also hope he doesn’t join Sen. Cruz with his position on expanding the H-1B Visa program by 10 times or to 325,000 yearly. We have real employment problems in America with the Unemployed and Underemployed as well, not to mention young college grads who are kept from internships due to Immigrants getting the first shot and also special tuition for Dreamers as well. America can’t exist if this type f Gang of Eight mentality of McCain, Flake, Rubio, Graham & many others in the GOP continues to plague all of us. We as Voters have a responsibility to Protect Our Nation from our own Government and many who are now in office, this I hope is a sign that we’ve turned a corner and if so I’ll support the turn. Illegal Immigration is at the root of most of the problems that America faces both economically and culturally as far as a Unified people and I’m not talking about Ethnicity but Respect for the Rule of Law, for if it continues to break down then as Lincoln stated; America won’t be defeated from outside but from within.
    God Bless You All; Van
    Real Immigration #’s; http://www.immigrationcounters.com/

  10. Borderhawk says:

    Scott Walker is better than Cruz an others becauseWalker doesn’t know much about immigration in Wisconsin relatively speaking. Cruz, McCain and Jeff Flake have seen massive levels of legal and illegal immigration into their states with no justification come into their state. They have done nothing about it.

    If you want to visit the beltway and talk to a conservative in the Senate there’s only 1 left: Jeff Sessions.

    This is a big problem for the establishment. Jeff Sessions is the most conservative Senator not running for President. David Vitter who is running for Governor is also good on the issue. Grassley is much better than most on immigration.

    Fiscal conservatives Cruz, Rand and Rubio are running their own campaigns. Cruz, Rand and Rubio aren’t exactly going to give Walker any advice so Walker looks around and stumbles acrosss Jeff Sessions

  11. If Gov. Walker will truly commit to protecting our Borders, No more H-B1 program until our real unemployment is below 5% and no more Fast Track Trade deals ruining the Middle Class and of course cutting all benefits to illegals almost goes without saying and Strong National Defense etc., then believe he’ll gain support, however if this is a ploy, Noooooooooooo.