But (Sheldon) Adelson is also said to be conflicted about the various potential Trump-slayers. Scott Walker, despite intensive lobbying efforts, is viewed by many close to Adelson as insufficiently serious about Israel and foreign policy. (“Look, he’s the governor of Wisconsin,” says Morton Klein, the president of the Adelson-backed Zionist Organization of America. “He knows about cheese and cutting pensions.”)
Throughout his governorship, Walker adopted rhetoric and policies that sought to build bridges and deepen relationships between China and Wisconsin—even though, according to one analysis, the Badger State lost more than 60,000 jobs during his tenure because of the growing Chinese trade deficit and the country’s currency manipulation.
But here’s the thing: The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation—which was a key part of Walker’s (unsuccessful) plan to bring 250,000 jobs to the state during his first term as governor, currently has two “Global Trade Ventures” advertised in 2016—to China. And in 2013, per Forbes, the governor met with Xi Jinping while in China on a trip promoting trade between his state and the country.
Spartanburg, S.C. – Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the U.S. next month, Gov. Scott Walker released the below statement.
“Americans are struggling to cope with the fall in today’s markets driven in part by China’s slowing economy and the fact that they actively manipulate their economy. Rather than honoring Chinese President Xi Jinping with an official state visit next month, President Obama should focus on holding China accountable over its increasing attempts to undermine U.S. interests. Given China’s massive cyberattacks against America, its militarization of the South China Sea, continued state interference with its economy, and persistent persecution of Christians and human rights activists, President Obama needs to cancel the state visit. There’s serious work to be done rather than pomp and circumstance. We need to see some backbone from President Obama on U.S.-China relations.”
We knew it had to be like something –
Scott Walker: Iran deal like leaving sons unattended with girls @ JS All Politics Blog.
“There, Hermening called for the deportation of all illegal immigrants, especially those with a Middle Eastern background and anyone who reacted “with glee” to the coordinated attacks by 19 al-Qaida terrorists. He also urged wiping out the capitals of seven heavily Muslim countries – if they didn’t support American efforts to kill Osama bin Laden.…
Wow, who saw this coming?
President (Barack) Obama’s inability to defend our networks from these attacks, despite spending $12.7 billion on cybersecurity last year, is yet another example of his and Secretary (Hillary) Clinton’s weakness toward China.”
He also said the United States “must press China to cease its provocations in the South China Sea and support the rights of its people….
“The Prime Minister did not say that and does not think that,” a Downing Street spokesperson told TIME.”
“Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the Times of London “that efforts to oust Saddam Hussein and replace his tyrannical regime with democracy were unworkable, and that he had concerns about the plan from the beginning.” Via Thanks For Nothing, Donald Rumsfeld @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS.
Possible Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Sunday he wouldn’t rule out invading Iraq again if he’s elected president. In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” the Wisconsin governor said as commander-in-chief, he would order a reinvasion if U.S. national security were threatened. Via Another Invasion Of Iraq? Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Possible Presidential Candidate,…
“We may have a crap budget, but we’re going to make it better,” state Rep. Rob Brooks (R-Saukville) said on the Assembly floor Wednesday. Brooks responded with the candor of a freshman lawmaker to comments Wednesday by Democrats like state Rep. Andy Jorgensen of Milton, who likened Walker’s proposal to a “dumpster fire.” Via WI Assembly…
Via Walker’s Bush Doctrine, and the Creation of ISIS @ Democurmudgeon.
Via Rubio: ‘We Are the Savior of the World’ @ Dad29.