Friday, July 5, 2013

Scott Walker Vs Independence Day

It's no secret that Scott Walker and holidays don't mix well.

On President's Day, he gets stuck in the sediment of Abraham Lincoln.

Walker managed to make Christmas a train wreck.

About the only thing he hasn't done - yet - is celebrate Channukah with some hot ham and rolls.

Independence Day fares no better with Walker's ineptitude.

An example of this is the email blast that came from his gubernatorial/presidential campaign:
Endowed by our Creator. Defined by the Declaration of Independence some 237 years ago. And protected each and every day by the men and women who proudly wear the uniform of these United States of America.
Please take time on the 4th of July to thank the service members and veterans in your community. Thank them for the freedom we enjoy today
On behalf of our family, please have a safe and fun Independence Day!

Scott Walker
Notice that first line, something about "endowed by our Creator?"

Now, with a thank you to blue cheddar,  look at this quote from John Adams:


And there was the infamous line from Walker a few months ago, which he is trying really hard to make into a soundbite:
It's why we celebrate the 4th of July and not April 15th. In our country, we celebrate true independence because more freedom and more prosperity are what drive the American Dream.
As one of our commenters on Jeff's post this morning pointed out, the Declaration of Independence isn't about freedom from government, but the freedom to form our own government.  And the way that Walker has "reformed" government is pretty much against everything the founding fathers had intended.

I'm not the only one to notice this either.  Chris Walker (no relation) of Political Heat has also noted that Walker is having a problem treating the holiday with the proper respect.

And last, but not least, is this video from Lipstick Liberal.  It's from last year and so it's a little dated, but it's still pretty dead on and funny:

1 comment:

  1. The veneration of war is an essential element of American popular culture, yet every war during my lifetime has made us less free, resulting in more political repression and government spying. To be opposed to war, even an illegal war that is promoted through outright lies and racist propaganda, is considered tantamount to treason.

    These imperial wars are fought in the interests of the American Corporate Empire, to seize control of natural resources and strategic areas in furtherance of what the Pentagon calls "Full Spectrum Dominance" of the world. This is why people hate us, not for our freedoms, which we have happily pissed-away in exchange for trinkets, but for the murder and destruction our government wreaks around the world. In the process, American soldiers have become as disposable as American workers are in the global marketplace. In this context, hero has become an empty word, thrown around like a trademark by corrupt politicians and media whores, such as Walker. "Drink the new Coke, now with more hero".

    In order to ensure a compliant public, the corporate-controlled government has launched a massive, all-pervasive spying operation on it's own citizens. We are now considered the enemy, as has become evident through whistle-blower prosecutions that define the act of informing the American public about this illegal spying as: "aiding the enemy". US military intelligence has labeled peaceful, non-violent protest as "low level terrorism". Our electoral system has become nothing more than a system of auctions. We really have very little to be proud of on this July 4th. We should be ashamed over what we have allowed the Oligarchs to do to our country.