Monday, March 10, 2014

Incidental Governor Walker Fears Voters: Won't Commit to Controversial Legislation like Fracking and Casino.

Unintimidated my ass. It's opposite day, every day in Republican world. 

It looks like Governor Scott Walker has every intention of make the Republican legislature take all blame, in their safe gerrymandered seats, for disenfranchising voters on controversial issue after issue.

This Wisconsin Public Radio report again summed it up nicely:
"Don't look at me..."
Governor Scott Walker won't say whether he supports the latest version of a Republican bill that would make it harder for local governments to regulate the frac sand industry.
He won't say, really? In that same story Walker made it very clear that it didn't matter what the local communities thought:
Walker stopped short of saying he needed local governments on board before he can support the bill … he said, “more important than what group's on or off, it ultimately depends on what's actually in the bill” … if they don't make a change ... we'll still have a vibrant frac sand industry in the state, there'll just be a few holes here and there where it's not allowed or very difficult.”
According to Walker, local opposition and control is just a nasty “hole” getting in the way of frac sand mining.

Walker wants your vote before Casino rejection: Mr. Unintimidated made it clear all Indian tribes had to be on board for the Kenosha casino deal to pass, and laughed at the idea he'd need more time. Until he needed your vote. With southeastern Wisconsin vote totals on the line, Walker wants to wait till after the election, bypassing the consequences of his eventual rejection. Even the right wing Journal Sentinel editorial staff noticed too:
Gov. Scott Walker is often touted as a decisive leader willing to make the tough decisions. So why can't he decide on whether to allow a tribal casino in Kenosha? … studies have been conducted … Walker's own criteria … that fact alone should kill the casino proposal ... Yet Walker dithers, unable to decide — at least during an election year. 

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