Included in that taxpayer-funded bit of campaign propaganda was the usual funny numbers on how supposedly wonderful the state budget is, even though the reality is a much different, sadder story.
Among the tripe, Walker included a little tribute to Abraham Lincoln:
Happy Birthday Abraham LincolnPresident Abraham Lincoln was a courageous leader whose vision for America continues to empower and inspire today. His perseverance and commitment to duty and equality guided our nation through its darkest hour. Our country continues to be a global example for freedom and equality because President Lincoln fought to preserve our nation and our founding principles—freedom and democracy for all.Yes, I know. The hypocrisy is enough to make one nauseous.
Walker has done so much damage to equality and freedom in this state in the past three years that it will be decades to gain back what we lost, if we can ever get it back. He's installed Jim Crow laws, trying to suppress minorities and the poor from voting. He's attacked women's right, denying them freedom to make their own health care choices and cutting back the gains they had made in the past several decades.
But every time that Walker makes a little tribute to Lincoln, I can't help but think of the one he had written all by himself several years ago. Oh, and it's pretty easy to see immediately that it was one he written by himself, without use of spellcheck or a proof reader. From my previous post about this grammatical nightmare:
Walker the historian gives us a comment on Lincoln's most famous speech, and misspells a great man's name twice in the process:
"At (sic) his Gettysburg Address, Lincoln famously said, 'Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal' This was not just lip service, as evidenced from the words of contemporaries like Frederick Douglas (sic), former slave and early civil rights leader. Douglas (sic) said Lincoln was 'the first great man that I talked with in the United States freely who in no single instance reminded me of the difference between himself and myself, of the difference of color.'"
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!After reading that, don't you just feel so much more confident in his ability to lead the state and make decisions regarding our children's education?
Walker's screed against the Democrats, disguised as a tribute to Lincoln, goes on to say, "This sediment (sic) that all men are is equal is evidenced in the Republican Party's current platform of equal taxes on all, and opportunity for all regardless of race, gender, or age ... Contrast that with the tenants (sic) of the (sic) Barack Obama and the Democrat (sic) party ... "