But as I read the article, my jaw literally dropped at the brazenness Walker was showing, telling one lie after another. I was in greater disbelief that the news continues to swallow his lies without questioning or independent thought.
Here are some of the more blatant lies that he told in the article:
- "Any human being, if we're honest about it, you don't want to be hated by anybody, you want everybody to love you," he said. "But I was asked last December, somebody asked me, a supporter, asked me a very interesting question at dinner. He said, 'Did you ever stop and think that maybe if you hadn't gone so far, that you wouldn't be facing a recall?' I said, 'Yeah, sure, but if I hadn't taken the steps I took, we wouldn't have fixed things.' And I said, 'For my kids and their generation I don't want them to inherit a Wisconsin that is not at least as great if not greater than the one I inherited. And you don't get that by not fixing things.' " [Yeah, first of all, he inherited nothing in Wisconsin. He was born in Colorado. And he fixed things alright, as long as when you say fixed, you mean rigged.]
- "And, to me, that's one of our problems. You can't be afraid to lose," Walker said. "You shouldn't plan on it, but you should make decisions that are ultimately about what's right and what's just and what's best - not just for yourself but for the next wave of young people who are going to inherit our states and our country and not be afraid to lose along the way." [Hello! Paging John Doe! If he wasn't afraid of losing, why did he set up the county executive's suite to be a campaign/fund raising headquarters?]
- "Why?" he asked. "Because their guys are back to work, they're working again. Unlike my predecessor, who made it very difficult for people building infrastructure, building roads and bridges and rail and things of that nature, we put money back in that had been raided there." [Yeah, that stimulus money Doyle brought in to the state did absolutely nothing. Just ignore all those new roads.]
- Walker told Brody that he had heard his opponents would spend $70 million to $80 million in the recall race. [What? He thinks we're the Koch Brothers or the Bradley Foundation now?]
Walker is making a mockery of having faith and being a Christian, just like he did when he kept touting that he was supposedly some sort of Eagle Scout. (Maybe we've all been not hearing him correctly and all this time he's been bragging about being an Evil Scott?)
Think about it for a minute.
This man who is a preacher's son and claims to be a man of faith who upholds Christian values has broken about half of the Ten Commandments.
He breaks the first Commandment by virtue that he worships money and power more than anything else.
He breaks the third Commandment simply with the pretense that he is a religious man. Pretending to be a God-fearing man for self-glorious reasons not only takes the Lord's name in vain, it makes him a religious sociopath.
Some would argue that he's broken the sixth Commandment by allowing people to needlessly die, just in order to allow his already rich campaign donors to become even richer.
He's definitely broken the eight Commandment - thou shall not steal - many times over, as evidenced by robbing workers either through Act 10 or through illegal furlough days.
Likewise, I don't think there's been a day in which he hasn't violated the ninth Commandment. Does anyone really remember a day in which he hasn't been lying?
Walker's whole campaign, both last year and this, is based on his desire to take money, especially the pension fund, from the working men and women of the state. Just look at his repeated lies - Whoops, there goes the ninth one again!- about the haves and the have-nots to prove my point.
While a lot of the article is subject to cynicism, sarcasm and scoffing, there is one part that should scare the daylights out of anyone (emphasis mine):
"We realize that all this is just a temporary thing and God's got a plan for us that, who knows where it might be, beyond just serving as governor of this state, but if we stay true to that, there's always comfort," he said. "And God's grace is always abundant no matter what you do."Yup, he's doing what his doing not to fix anything, but to give the appearance of fixing things in order to develop a launching pad for what he thinks is his inevitable goal, the Presidency of the United States.
So you see, we're not recalling Walker just for the sake of saving Wisconsin, but we are doing it for protect every man, woman and child in the country.