Remember when the Iowa Republicans told Scott Walker not to approve the Kenosha casino? He did just what they said and killed thousands of jobs and took a pass on millions in state revenues.
Iowa Republicans continue to pull Walker's strings, for now...
WKOW: Liz Mair, the online communication strategist Governor Scott Walker's (R-Wisconsin) political action committee (PAC) who was hired Monday, resigned Tuesday after the chair of the Iowa Republican Party demanded Walker fire her. After she left Walker's campaign, Mair fired off about 40 tweets that clarified her positions on issues like ethanol subsidies and reiterated her criticism of King.
Even the biggest conservative personalities are feeling mighty uncomfortable. Just as revealing are those silent loyal Walker talk show hosts who are now looking like the shameless shills we knew they were:
On Wednesday, a number of conservative columnists slammed Gov. Walker for caving to the pressure applied by the Iowa GOP.All in with Chris Hayes featured libertarian and editor of Reason.com, Matt Welch. Will Walker survive this pathetic pandering to Iowans again?
Eric Erickson, editor-in-chief of redstate.com wrote: "Given Liz's work history, I will put it to you this way — Team Walker has botched this. There's just no way Liz Mair resigned with it being her idea. I haven't talked to her yet, but there's just no way. So instead of Walker owning this, he's passed the ball and made a staffer off herself. That's unfortunate and plays into the “not ready for prime time” theme already developing around Team Walker."
In the Washington Examiner, conservative columnist Timothy P. Carney wrote: "The pattern is this: Scott Walker will stand up and fight the special interests, if they're already his sworn political enemies. But when he gets pushed around by a political power broker, or a well-heeled lobby group that's 'on our side,' Walker rolls over."