Eight Examples of Jobs Material Walker has Stolen From Other Politicians (Without Crediting Them) | WisCommunity

Eight Examples of Jobs Material Walker has Stolen From Other Politicians (Without Crediting Them)

Walker claimed in the debate last night that he always gives credit when he uses someone else's work.  Eh... not so much, Gov:
"My top three priorities are jobs, jobs, and jobs" - Scott Walker inauguration speech, January 3, 2011

 "My top three priorities are jobs, jobs and jobs" -  (This was a line that the Democratic caucus had been using frequently that year in response to criticism that they were focused on Obamacare.  , in fact, made reference to Chuck Schumer saying this line earlier in the year on This Week.)     ----------
"Wisconsin is open for business" -- As mentioned in although Rebecca Kleefishe claimed responsibility for "coining the phrase," the reality is that Christy Todd Whitman first used it, and Virginia was the first to put it on their road signs.    -----------   "We celebrate the 4th of July, not April 15th"  -- This one is a rip off of Ronald Reagan's line, "Democrats celebrate April 15th, but Republicans celebrate the 4th of July."   ----------
"Blueprint for prosperity" - Another rip off, this one is from , which has the official name of "The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal" but is often referred to by the media as Paul Ryan's "   ----------   "Wisconsin Comeback" -- As reported previously on Uppity, the title, and most of the phrasing that goes with it, was stolen from other states and previous campaigns. 
----------   "Believe in Wisconsin Again" -- Walker's 2010 campaign theme was a rip off of Bono's 2009 line that with Obama, the world can "believe in America again"... which, of course, was a rip off of what is almost always attributed to Reagan as the theme of his 1980 presidential campaign.    ----------
"We should measure success by just the opposite, by how many people are no longer dependent on the government" - Another Reagan theft: This is a redux of Reagan's famous line, "We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added."
Brown bag campaign gimmics during the the 2010 campaign -- A little bit has been written about this, but this was before we all really, really cared about "plagiarism."  Walker used George Voinovich's old campaign stuff hook, line and sinker. 



October 18, 2014 - 9:21am