Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Walker-Grinch That Stole Christmas

First I thought it was bad when Walmart thought it would be a good idea to hold a food drive for their own employees instead of just paying them a living wage.

Then McDonald's comes along and tells their employees to sell off their Christmas gifts so that they can pay their bills.  They also told their workers to cut up their food into little bits to make it last longer.  They, like Walmart, will do anything to help their employees as long as it doesn't require paying them a living wage or giving them benefits.

But these two can't hold a candle to Scott Walker.

Walker's campaign sent out a fundraising email on Friday that really takes the cake (emphasis mine):
Friend,

Instead of venturing into the cold this Black Friday, stay in and give your children a gift that will keep on giving.

This year, we are celebrating the Holiday Season with a Black Friday special that is better than any deal found in stores. Donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker get reelected and save your children from a future of double-digit tax increases and billion dollar budget deficits.

Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of. Governor Walker is helping Wisconsin move forward to a future where your children and grandchildren can experience:
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Improved Schools
  • Freedom From Government Dependence
The Governor wants his sons to grow up in a Wisconsin as great as the one he grew up in. When asked why he never stopped fighting for Wisconsin during the Recall, Governor Walker says he has two reasons, his sons Matt and Alex.

With your help, Governor Walker is enacting reforms that are securing a strong state for the future of Wisconsin’s children. This Black Friday, donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker win reelection so he can continue to help Wisconsin move forward.

A strong Wisconsin is the best gift you can give.

Respectfully,

Taylor Palmisano
Friends of Scott Walker
Yes, you read that correctly.

Walker is telling people to not bother buying their children any Christmas presents. Instead, they should give the money that they would have spent on their children and give it to Walker's campaign.

And what would Walker do with that money? Besides using it to jet around the country schmoozing the big money campaign contributors who would help him buy another election and pay for his legal cooperation fund, not much.

And if he were to be reelected again, you can count on him making life even worse for our children. He would finish privatizing education, he would kick more kids off of Badger Care and he would loosen child labor laws.

Nothing shows the Christmas spirit like denying your kids their gifts so that you can give the money to someone who would only screw them over again.

I wouldn't be surprised if Walker comes out with another book soon - a spin off of A Christmas Carol.  Except in Walker's version, Bob Cratchett sells Tiny Tim's crutch and gives the money to Scrooge.

ADDENDUM: There are some people that are questioning the veracity of the email cited in this post.  To belay those concerns, here is a screen capture of the email.  Note at the bottom where it cites that it is being paid for by the Friends of Scott Walker:


50 comments:

  1. Great catch, capper. So much for " family values" with this guy.

    These guys are sickly narcissistic. But it speaks a lot to the mentality of the average Republican politician these days.

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    1. Punk Snotty Walker shows up when I'm 14 as my
      parents split...I get to be a stand-in for a governor
      and 50 I get carded buying beer.....

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    2. This is BS! Walker never said this, his aide did this on her own and got Fired!! DumbAss! Liar! You just like to twist things around to get headlines. What a bunch of crap!!!

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    3. She was fired, yes, but NOT because of this email. Get your facts right before you go spewing BS out of your mouth.

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    4. Hey anonymous. Great ANONYMOUS comments. Boy oh boy oh boy...

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  2. 'God bless ME, everyone.'
    This crude attempt to capitalize on Christmas is embarrassing. Can't wait for the Wacky Walker machine to go national.
    Unintimidated and uneducated = unbelievable

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    1. Right on, Anonymous. May I share that equation "Unintimidated + uneducated = unbelievable"?

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  3. What I find hard to believe is that my fellow Wisconsinites fall for Walker's bullshit and continually put up with his lies and antics.

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    1. I still see those "Stand With walker" bumper stickers and lawn signs. At least, they let me know who the sociopaths are so I can avoid them.

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    2. It is because he and his wife pray for the people in Wisconsin. You know when you are a Christian in leadership you can do whatever you want and people think it is what God wants too.

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  4. If this and his book doesn't end his political future nothing will. We all know that he will disavow knowledge of this fund raising letter if the shit starts to hit the fan. If Wisconsinites don't rebel against this crap we have no future. This is the worst warm, heaping pile of shit that his troops have brought forth yet.

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    1. It's well past time for us to stick this in the media's face and ask them why they are enabling sickos like this? And make the boys at 4th and State pay a dear price if they don't

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  5. http://l.barackobama.com/obama-event-registry/

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  6. Wow - can you imagine the faces of your children as they open Scott Walker gift cards ?

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  7. I'm still waiting for my economic prosperity to kick in. My salary has decreased a few thousand since he took office.

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    1. Your grammar is atrocious.

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    2. Stock?! I demand top of the line!

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    3. Wow Stock you must have gone to the same school as "wanker" the piece of shit goveNER!!

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  8. The Governor's mansion has been opened up for the holidays so that the plebes may view the splendor of Tonette's Christmas decorations. I recommend a hearty breakfast of beans, sauerkraut and beer before the tour.

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  9. Relax. Taylor Palmisano appears to be a dumb white college kid who doesn't have any idea how stupid she sounds. Perhaps when she learns how much of her clearly insufficient college education is subsidized by taxpayer dollars she will study harder so as not to embarass herself or her good friend Scooter. Plus she called it Holiday Season, so she has war on Xmas problems on hrr right.

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  10. He's really opened Wisconsin up for business.... denying retailers the chance to make some profit by telling people not to shop but rather give the money to him. He denies kids an education by cutting funding for schools and then tries to deny them Christmas.He's worse than the Grinch......PUT A LTTLE MUSTACHE UNDER HIS NOSE AND PUSH HIS HAIR FLAT, LISTEN TO HIS RHETORIC AND THE POLICIES THAT HE HAS PUT FORTH AND YOU HAVE ADOLPH STANDING IN FRONT OF YOU.

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  11. Capper, have you watched Walker's speech to the Federalist Society on November 22nd in Washington, D.C.?
    http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/detail/address-by-scott-walker-event-audiovideo

    What B.S. -- spinning himself as a moderate.

    The whole speech is full of LIES.

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    1. Wrong date -- it was November 15th.

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    2. In the video, he actually tells a story about people in his brother's church attacking public employees -- nice Christians in Walker family churches.

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    3. I just watched that video. He was introduced by a moderator who said Walker is on track to achieve 250,000 jobs by the end of 2014.

      Really???? And the media didn't call the Federalist Society out on that blatantly wrong statement?

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    4. HE SAID NO SUCH THING, YOU LIE or YOU MISUNDERSTOOD - you wrote:
      In the video, he actually tells a story about people in his brother's church attacking public employees -- nice Christians in Walker family churches.

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  12. With this clown it's all about him. He'll even through kids and Christmas under the bus to get what he wants. Lets keep this front and center and make sure this doesn't go away.Pretty soon he'll use his majority to legislate away Christmas. Come on Wisconsin......stand up agains this evil.

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  13. What the poor, without good jobs or healthcare, in Wisconsin fail to realize is that Walker took the "totality" of workers' wages & benefits and cut them. It was a total cut in compensation "package". They still don't see that this has caused average wages for ALL Wisconsin workers to drop by about 10% since Walker has been in office. And who does that benefit? I'll tell ya. BIG GREEDY BUSINESSES. And the poor Walker supporter schmucks are shooting themselves in the pocketbook. Walker supporters are stupid.

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  14. How do Republicans like this oppose drugs, when they are clearly tripping, and completely removed from my reality? Cold day in hell, Mr Walker...and I am quite certain I will see you there.

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  15. Yep, because parents only buy Christmas presents for their kids on Black Friday.

    Wow...just wow...

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    1. And only spend $5-25, lol.

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  16. Obama For America, the president's re-election campaign, introduced its Obama Gift Registry in June 2012. The organization asked Democratic voters to 'register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift' for their birthdays, bar or bat mitzvahs, weddings and anniversaries.
    'Instead of another gift card you’ll forget to use,' the campaign wrote on Obama's trailblazing e-commerce website, 'ask your friends and family for something that will go a little further: a donation to Obama for America.'

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    1. Thanks for admitting you're a sucker or a paid hack, so we know to ignore you.

      Hmmm, given the recent comments by trolls, sounds like this story has real damage potential, doesn't it?

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  18. A politician asking for donations...OMG stop the presses.....lol....what a fucking moron this blogger is.

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    1. Donations instead of gifts for their own kids. Don't leave the rest out. Fucking moron.

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    2. Obama did this too. And he has his "attack watch" website up just like a Nazi asking citizens to turn in their fellow citizen for having a dissenting opinion.
      Feel free to verify.
      All politicians are narcissistic egomaniacs no matter what party they are with.

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  19. Scotty Walker ...a yule log POS!

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  20. SO.... let me get this straight.... To you LIV's (Low info voters) a donation suggestion of $5-25 is equivalent to not buying any presents for your children? LMBO! And let me guess, you were just fine with Obama suggesting people forego wedding, anniversary, birthday and bar/bat mitzvah gifts and ask their friends and family to donate to him instead, right? You can't make that stuff up. Liberal Logic 101.

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  21. How is this any different from when Obama solicited campaign donations as birthday gifts or wedding gifts? He's just as bad!

    http://www.cbsnews.com/media/obama-campaign-soliciting-birthday-wedding-gifts-in-fundraising-ploy/503544/

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    1. Yes, because asking people to ask those giving them gifts to donate is the same as telling people not to give gifts but donate instead.

      Twit.

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    2. Respectfully disagree. Obama asked people to give him the money they were going to use to buy gifts for someone getting married, birthdays, or similar events albeit in a round about way. Very sneaky just like all the rest of these corrupt politicians.

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  22. Anyone asking for anything that takes away from the family is an ass!. The difference between Obama and walker is Obama actually tried to work for us little people, whereas walker says f**k u too it's time and again (only cares about those who are better off). So yeah, I stand with Obama, and would beat the shit outta walker if I saw him in person. And no, it's not cuz I'm more afraid of the president either (yes, I would've thrown a shoe or brick at Bush too like that one guy lol) yup, I got balls! ;-)

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    1. Remove "too it's", and that's my msg (damn smart phones & Swype feature)

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  23. walker and the people he works for,koch brothers,are destroying this country with their greed,they do not care about the people who go to work everyday to provide for their families

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  24. Walker never said this!!! His aide did and she got fired, dumbass. Why don't you print the truth!

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  25. http://l.barackobama.com/obama-event-registry/

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  26. I seen this is from the Friends of Friends of Scott Walker signed by a Taylor Palmisano. NOT by Scott Walker. Therefore you are spreading non correct information.

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  27. It amazes me how people actually believe that these politicians are sincere about doing good things for people.

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