Flip Flop Category Archive


  • PoltiFact: Scott Walker Veers on NFL National Anthem Protests

    There appears to be a wider political connection. The liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now pointed out the timing. We give Walker a Half Flip.

    PolitiFact, 10/25/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Reverse Field on National Anthem Comes With Fundraising Pitch

    Gov. Scott Walker first said he'd, “leave it up to them” whether to join peaceful protests of National Anthem, but yesterday reversed field.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/17/2017
  • In Light of Scott Walker’s China Comments, Aides Defend Wisconsin’s Trade Relationship

    Scott Walker desperately wanted to change the media focus on his three positions in a week as he tries to chase Donald Trump's race to the sewer.

    La Crosse Tribune, 08/26/2015
  • Walker’s Dystopian Vision Will Push the Threat of Economic Isolation, Military Feet on the Ground and “steal in the Face of Our Enemies.”

    One Wisconsin Now made an important point. In fact, if anybody needs a backbone it's Scott Walker, Walker was once drooling over the possibility of trade with China.

    Democurmudgeon, 08/24/2015
  • Scott Walker Is Two-Faced on China

    “In his desperate attempt to out-Trump Trump, Scott Walker has out-Palined Palin.”

    Daily Beast, 08/24/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Ethics

    Scott Walker's political philosophy can be summed up in three easy steps: (1) Reward my donors, (2) Increase my power, and (3) Punish my enemies.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/10/2015
  • Walker Says Tax Increase He Supports for Bucks Deal Is Not a Tax increase

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing unnamed sources, reported Thursday that the most recent proposal would include $250 million from taxpayers, with another $150 million coming from Bucks owners and $100 million from...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/30/2015
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Economic Development Agency Under the Microscope

    Walker has come under scrutiny by media for a $62 million-plus award of state funds to the retail outlet Kohl's doled out under his watch as chair WEDC.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/24/2015
  • Walker Would Reverse Obama Executive Order on Immigration

    Asked Monday if he would get rid of Barack Obama’s executive orders right away, Walker said: “Yes…if I were to run, that would be a key part of what we’d be talking...

    Politico, 03/17/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Issues Walker Warning for New Hampshire

    One Wisconsin Now is warning New Hampshire voters to beware this weekend when Walker visits to audition for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/15/2015
  • Scott Walker Hit From Left, Right for Evolution on Key Issues

    In four mere months since his last election, Gov. Walker has reversed his public position... on immigration, abortion, workplace rights and ethanol in service of his personal political ambitions.

    Capital Times, 03/12/2015
  • Scott Walker Signs Bill, Makes Wisconsin 25th Right-to-work State

    How fitting that Gov. Walker chose to sign the bill at the business of a millionaire campaign contributor.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/09/2015
  • Assembly GOP Passes Right to Work Despite Not Campaigning on Lower Wages, Fewer Resources for Schools, Less Health Care or More Dangerous Workplaces

    There’s not a single member of the state Assembly that ran for election in 2014 promising lower wages, fewer resources for our public schools, less health care or more dangerous workplaces.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/06/2015
  • Flip Flop Alert: Will Walker’s Views on Ethanol ‘Evolve’ for Trip to Iowa Ag Summit?

    Just because he has a longstanding position on renewable fuel standards won’t stop him from saying whatever he thinks he needs to say now try to win an election.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/06/2015
  • Scott Walker on Immigration: ‘My View Has Changed’

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his views have changed on immigration — and he doesn’t support amnesty for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Pressed about previous statements in which he allowed...

    Politico, 03/01/2015
  • Wrong for Wisconsin Right-to-Work Advocates Get Exclusive Access on Gov. Walker’s European Vacation

    An open records request has uncovered that the only two non-government employees who accompanied Gov. Walker on his ostensible trade mission to London.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/28/2015
  • Gov. Walker’s Profile in Cowardice on the ‘Wrong for Wisconsin’ Right to Work Law Provides Preview for Nation

    Scott Walker is politics incarnate and he will say and do anything to get elected. He did it before and he’s doing it again. Far from being unintimidated, he is a profile in cowardice.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/20/2015
  • State Republican Party Donating Staff and Research Services to Supreme Court Candidate James Daley

    According to Daley's campaign finance reports the Republican Party of Wisconsin donated nearly $7,000 worth of staff and research services to Daley between January 1 and February 2 this year.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/10/2015
  • Walker Says State Budget Won’t Eliminate Wisconsin Idea

    Ross said if Walker hadn’t intended to seek that change, he would have said right away that it was a drafting error, rather than saying that hours later.

    Badger Herald, 02/04/2015
  • During 2014 Campaign, Walker Promised to Serve Full Term As Governor

    His continued interest in exploring a 2016 presidential bid prompted a question at the Oct. 10, 2014 gubernatorial debate: Would he promise to serve a full term if re-elected? He said he...

    Politifact, 01/04/2015
  • Scott Walker Continues to Court Sheldon Adelson’s Support in Las Vegas

    But the courtship dance began months ago and Gov. Scott Walker is continuing his endeavors to woo casino mogul Sheldon Adelson — most recently with a dinner in Las Vegas. The mega-donor...

    Capital Times, 12/10/2014
  • Walker Joins Immigration Lawsuit

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican president candidate, has signed on to a lawsuit that seeks to block President Barack Obama’s recently announced unilateral immigration actions. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday,...

    Bloomberg, 12/03/2014
  • Will Gov. Walker Answer the $700,000 Question?

    MADISON, Wis. — Despite claims made by Gov. Walker to the media that he was an intractable supporter of reducing mining regulations, as reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today Walker as...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/27/2014
  • Walker Voted in Favor of Mining Moratorium

    But the first-term Republican governor has not always been so pro-mining. In fact, he helped block a proposal to construct another major mine in northern Wisconsin years ago. In 1998 — as...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/26/2014
  • Will Gov. Walker’s Ethical Flip-Flop Pay Big in Vegas?

    MADISON, Wis. — In previous campaigns, Scott Walker touted legislation he introduced to “ban political contributions from gambling interests.” Now, with presidential ambition dancing in his head, Gov. Walker is headed to Las...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/14/2014
  • Air Walker, Frequent Flyer

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Walker has ditched the brown bag and four-door Saturn featured in his 2010 campaign ads for state taxpayer funded airplane travel, according to a report this week in the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/12/2013
  • Walker’s Past Statements on the Need for Recall

    MADISON, Wis. — With Gov. Scott Walker in the midst of an extended period of fundraising unlimited amounts of campaign cash, One Wisconsin Now is reminded of this video produced by Walker’s...

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/13/2011
  • As a Candidate for Governor, Walker Had Promised Not to Raise Any Taxes.

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker”s core theme on the campaign trail in 2010 was a firm stance against any tax increases. Walker and his opponent in the Republican primary, Mark Neumann, emphatically said...

    Politifact, 05/19/2011
  • As Governor, However, Walker Proposed Tax Increases in His First Budget.

    Walker’s controversial budget-repair bill, unveiled in February 2011, did not propose tax increases. But what about his 2011-“13 budget? It included some tax cuts, but also tax increases. That’s according to the...

    Politifact, 05/19/2011
  • As Governor, His Signature Achievement – Ending Collective Bargaining for Public Employees – Was a Result of a Bill Passed in the Middle of the Night

    It took a sneak attack in the early morning hours on Friday for Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly to pass Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget bill, the one that would eliminate collective...

    Mother Jones, 02/25/2011
  • Walker Reverses Position on Arizona Immigration Law

    Republican candidate for governor Scott Walker reversed himself on Arizona’s controversial immigration law over the weekend, first expressing serious concerns about it then saying he would be comfortable signing it into law....

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/17/2010
  • Scott Walker Flip Flops on Immigration; Remains Firm in Refusal to Explain How to Pay for $2 Billion Tax Giveaway to Rich, Big Business

    Scott Walker's pandering flip flop on the racist Arizona immigration law has One Wisconsin Now asking whether a similar strategy could get him to answer the question he has refused to answer.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2010
  • Walker Says He Will Sign Law Removing Protections for Undocumented Persons

    “As Governor of Wisconsin, I will sign legislation that strengthens our protection against illegal immigration and ensures that taxpayer funded benefits like Badger Care and drivers licenses are not available to those...

    Scott Walker, 05/16/2010
  • In Assembly, Walker Voted to Allow Late-Night Lawmaking, Later Claimed to Be Against It

    “Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker voted to allow late-night lawmaking when he was a member of the Assembly even though he rails against the practice now. Walker joined with the Republican majority...

    Associated Press, 04/24/2010
  • Van Hollen Has Yet to Produce Records on Frivolous Health Reform Lawsuit

    Van Hollen said Lautenschlager’s recent public support for the Open Records Law should ensure her prompt response to his request. Just this week, Lautenschlager filed suit against a Republican legislator alleging he...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/08/2010
  • During His 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign, Walker Endorsed Halt to Legislature’s Late-night Votes

    Last week, when the Assembly pulled two all-nighters, lawmakers became an easy target of critics who said that late-night lawmaking is not the way to do the state’s business. One of those...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/26/2010
  • Walker Signs No-Tax Pledge of Americans for Tax Reform

    “Republican candidate for governor Scott Walker has signed a pledge to veto any tax increase. Walker, the Milwaukee County executive, signed the pledge by Americans for Tax Reform to ‘oppose and veto...

    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 03/15/2010
  • Van Hollen Plays Politics With Flip-Flop on Domestic Partner Protections

    “The Legislature or the governing body of a political subdivision or local governmental unit is not precluded from authorizing or requiring that a right or benefit traditionally associated with marriage be extended...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/20/2009
  • Walker Took Credit for Summer Youth Employment Program He Had Vetoed

    “Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker acknowledged Friday it was too late to apply for 350 county summer jobs he highlighted in an outdoor ceremony at Washington Park on the city’s west side....

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/29/2009
  • Walker Said Shared Revenue Cuts Made His Job As County Exec Harder

    “Doyle said Friday he is working with Democratic legislative leaders on the next round of cuts for all state programs but was not ready to announce what he will recommend. A 5%...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/16/2009
  • Will Conservative Ads Also Target Ripp’s Support for Healthy Wisconsin?

    Two conservative groups trashing Democrat Trish O’Neil with an onslaught of inaccurate and racist ads have curiously ignored her Republican opponent, who told a video interviewer the plan was “great.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/21/2008
  • In 2008 Walker Reneged on Promise to Give Back $60,000 of Salary

    “Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker said Tuesday he’ll scale back the amount of his paycheck he returns to the county, if he’s re-elected to another term April 1. Walker will cut the...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/19/2008
  • After Walker Supported Cutting Shared Revenue, He Blamed Loss of Shared Revenue for Midyear Shortfall

    Walker announced the unusual midyear layoffs and workweek changes in a ‘Dear County Employee’ e-mail message after what he described as several rushed meetings with stunned department heads scrambling to patch a...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/13/2003
  • Plan Walker Supported Was Particularly Harsh On Milwaukee

    Gov. Jim Doyle said Tuesday he will veto a Republican plan for distributing the state aid local governments use to pay for services such as police and fire protection, saying it unfairly...

    Associated Press, 07/09/2003
  • But Then Walker Supported Republican Plan for Shared Revenue Cuts & Property Tax Freeze

    “Assembly Republicans on Thursday proposed a two-year statewide property tax freeze as a way to shield taxpayers…State aid to cities, counties, villages and towns would be set at $931 million in 2004...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/23/2003
  • Walker Supported Guest Worker Plan for Undocumented Immigrants

    “It’s important for the federal government to move ahead with legislation that lets people live the American dream.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/18/2002
  • Walker Voted Against Concealed Carry During Milwaukee County Executive Run

    The bill allowed people to apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon and required a county sheriff to issue a license to any applicant meeting eligibility requirements. (Assembly Journal)

    2001 AB 675, 02/27/2002
  • Walker Supported Plan to Eliminate State Aid to Municipalities, Raise Local Sales Taxes

    The lawmakers’ proposal would eliminate the $ 819.5 million a year in operating subsidies that state government gives to cities, villages and towns.But it would continue state operating aid of $189 million...

    Associated Press, 02/26/1999