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Is It Any Wonder Why Scott Walker Is Under A John Doe Investigation? He Flouts The Law!

June 29, 2012

No one agrees with all the laws and policies of the nation, state, or city.  We might have differences with international relations down to the way the local unit of government plants trees on terraces.

But at the end of the day in a functioning society we accept the rules, and abide by the laws.  If we have reason to think laws need to be changed we work within the established process to find if there is enough support to make that happen.

What we do not accept as allowable is the flouting of laws just because we do not like them.  I know my VW could perform quite nicely at 70 miles per hour on the beltline, but I know that is not acceptable and therefore drive the speed limit.

However when it comes to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker there seems to be a whole other layer to his moral DNA concerning what laws should, and should not be followed.  That is one reason there is a John Doe probe into his behavior while Milwaukee County Executive.

There probably is no reason to again state that I find Walker, following his actions over the past 16 months, as anything other than a complete embarrassment and failure as governor.

Now I can state, based on the news over the past 24 hours, that Walker is also a failure as a man.  He has no inner compass to operate on than pure political chicanery.  It is quite clear this morning that Walker’s integrity is dead.

Wisconsin won’t move to implement the federal health care law largely upheld by the Supreme Court Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker said, because he hopes the law will be repealed after the November elections.

Is this the way that we now are to expect leaders to act?  

If an elected official does not like a law they can just not accept it, abide by it, or implement it?

Is this the type of behavior Scott Walker sets as examples for his sons?  Are they coming to think these shortcuts are a way to maneuver through life?

Those two boys already have Walker’s failing hairline in their DNA.  I just hope they do not also pick up the character flaws that Walker is now showing the nation.

God, what an embarrassment!

8 Comments
  1. Donna permalink
    July 3, 2012 7:16 AM

    Please learn the difference between “flaunt” and “flout..”

  2. visitor permalink
    July 3, 2012 7:04 AM

    I agree with your views in this article about Walker directly, however, I think that discussing his children should be off limits. As a parent that is a really low blow. Walker offers up enough with his political moves to rip on so there seems no need to discuss his family.

  3. Patrick permalink
    June 30, 2012 10:11 AM

    I understand executive orders, but I do not feel they should be used in this way–to effectively change laws in a way which ignores congress. What will be your response when President Romney uses the same methods to undue Obamacare? One man should not dictate the immigration policy of the nation; one man should not dictate the healthcare policy.

    Let me be clear: Walker should take the necessary steps to implement Obamacare; he should follow the law.

  4. June 29, 2012 10:41 PM

    Patrick,

    What is it about executive orders that you find so hard to understand? Or is it just willful political playfulness on your part?

  5. Patrick permalink
    June 29, 2012 10:34 PM

    I believe that Scott Walker should implement the healthcare law even as we work to defeat “truman.” See, I believe that the executive should enforce the laws, not just those he chooses. Perhaps Obama could enforce our immigration laws… I know…there’s a big difference, right?

  6. Spock permalink
    June 29, 2012 4:58 PM

    Walker is under no legal obligation to do anything in regards to Obamacare. You cannot “flaunt the law” when there is nothing you need to do. The only difference is that Walker is willing to say that he will do nothing. Almost all of the other states will do the same.

  7. Solly permalink
    June 29, 2012 3:25 PM

    It was really interesting to see JB VonHollen’s response, since he joined the lawsuit on behalf of the state. He said it’s the law of the land, now the state needs to implement it. As opposed to Rand Paul, who apparently thinks the Supreme Court doesn’t have a say in what’s constitutional because Paul still thinks it’s unconstitutional. Or our own beloved Gov. Wanker, who you can be sure will blame his crappy jobs record on “uncertainty” because of the recalls, and Repugs are already blaming job loss on health care, even though the only things that have taken effect so far save the average citizen money that they can spend in the economy, like seniors having more money because the donut hole was closed, young people who can get on their parents’ health insurance so they have more money to spend, people who won’t be losing their homes because they won’t hit lifetime limits on insurance payments for their medical care or can’t get insurance because of a pre-existing condition for themselves or their children. No, Gov. Wanker who doesn’t like uncertainty, now wants to wait 4 months to see what happens in the elections. And because our state won’t have the groundwork done so the federal goverment will design Wisconsin’s health exchanges. Good. I don’t trust Wanker and his cronies, look at the press releases Insurance Commissioner Nickels and DHS Sec. Smith put out in reaction to the decision. Blatantly partisan hacks (and they both come from the insurance industry). I bet the news releases were done at the Repug Party headquarters. Nickels couldn’t even give the health care bill credit for thousands of Wis. consumers getting rebates because their insurance companies spent too much on red tape and CEO salaries and didn’t meet the requirement that 80% of premiums be spent on actual patient care. So they had to rebate the equivalent of the excess to consumers. And Nickels applied for a waiver so the insurance companies wouldn’t even have to pay for that.

  8. Murph permalink
    June 29, 2012 1:51 PM

    I happen to believe that Walker and all his illegal donors,crooked employee’s and fame as the darling of the GOP and Norquist fascists alike.Is,in fact,the single most important card in Obama’s deck.Yes this GOP joker is also Obama’s winning card play! Take it to the bank!

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