As a child, my father taught me many things. He taught me how to ride a bicycle. He taught me how to hunt , fish and field dress a mule deer. He taught me how to build things, and fix old cars. He also made me understand that our pillars of society deserve respect and support. Teachers, Mr. Policeman and the soldier deserve our respect. Those that dedicate themselves to excellence and make our society better deserve our respect and in many cases our allegiance. Solid role models must be elevated while bullshitters must be censured.
Nothing society can offer replaces the role of a father and a mother. This is why conservatives feel that strong families and strong family values are the foundation of America. Parents provide mentor-ship at a level that only family blood can provide. The next level of mentor-ship for our children are teachers , coaches, and role models.
Growing up in Nevada, we learned to tell it like it is. We do not pull punches, enable others, or placate to the undeserved whims of the grandiose. In some cases our congeniality is lacking, but we always want to do the right thing. We acknowledge those that work hard and do society’s good work. We reward those that are meticulous and engage in thorough investigation . We encourage vision, planning, and diligent execution. We like people who complete the task.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is a rare leader. Unlike Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Brian graduated from college and went on to achieve many positions of status. He was not rewarded status for lackadaisical behavior or dropping out. He was rewarded for hard work, tenacity, execution, personality and the ability to be competent in every job he was elevated to. His political and public service credentials include: State legislator, Federal judge, Gaming commissioner, and State governor. This has provided him with demonstrative experience at the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government. His legislative positions have given him experience on how to represent the public. His duties as a Federal judge demanded and cultivated excellent logic and critical thinking skills relating to law and the legal system. His current position as Governor of Nevada could be considered prep school for the presidency of the United States. The “Peter Principal” has not been one of his weaknesses. In fact, he has discharged every duty he has been commissioned with competence and tenacity. He was re-elected with 72% of the vote. Twenty percentage points higher than Scott Walker.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stripped his state’s education system of close to $900 billion. Then he put several hundred million into a baseball stadium. He also supports poverty level wages. So, not only does Scott Walker not support education for the children of his state, he feels that people should work for $7 an hour. At his core, he does not believe in empowering the individual through education , but exploitation people via poverty level wage structure policies. It is only a matter of time before his Chinese labor camp wage positions are picked up by the media.
Scott Walker is probably the most partisan Governor in the 50 states. Political associates either love him or hate him. If past is prologue, Scott Walker’s label would not work well in a gridlocked Washington DC. In fact, he will be labeled an extremist well before the primary season. He has already signaled that he believes that American soldiers should be boots on the ground in Iraq, Syria and everywhere else.. Americans understand that Scott Walker is anti education and pro unnecessary war. He seems to be a John Boehner wet dream for president. Lastly, instead of answering questions directly, he skirts questions with absurd generalities. Scott Walker says Americans want “Boldness,” but he is not bold enough to answer any of the questions ask of him.
Meanwhile, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has boldly facilitated the relocation of countless alternative energy and new technology companies to Nevada. Under his leadership, Nevada’s unemployment has gone from 11% to 6.7%. Now Brian Sandoval is trying to bring Nevada’s 49th rated education system into functional respectability. His bold vision is to arm Nevada’s children with a solid K12 education, so they have a fighting chance for the American dream. He understands that Nevada’s future and economy depend on the children of Nevada. Unlike Scott walker who cut education funding and then built a stadium, Sandoval wants to strengthen education and build a University Medical center. Unlike Scott walker who wants to exhaust more soldiers lives in a Sunni Shia civil war, Sandoval is supporting jobs for veterans in Nevada.
Sandoval is willing to reach across the aisle and synthesize the best policies of both parties.
Scott walker has already signaled that he supports the stagnate foreign relation policies of Bush, Cheney and Obama. His vision is the same vision Bush shoved down our throats. He will boldly go where Bush has gone before. back to the Bush future. Nothing new here except dogma gibberish and generalities..
Scott Walker says not to bet against him. Well, I would have to take that bet. Nevadans know when a person is holding a bullshit hand. It is a certainty that Americans will find Scott Walker to be a self absorbed, college drop out ideologue that does not deserve further consideration.