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From Larry Kudlow of the National Review, on last week's dinner Walker had, where Giuliani put his foot in his mouth, sponsored by something called "Committee to Unleash American Prosperity," which sounds like some sort of terrifying monster.
"Noteworthy, Walker argued that when Reagan fired the PATCO air-traffic controllers over their illegal strike, he was sending a message of toughness to Democrats and unions at home as well as our Soviet enemies abroad. Similarly, Walker believes his stance against unions in Wisconsin would be a signal of toughness to Islamic jihadists and Russia’s Vladimir Putin."
What? Firing workers and ruining their lives is the new Republican jobs plan? I mean, duh, we knew that, but what the hell?
I see what Walker is getting at here. Russia is socialist yet still, because at one point in time, almost 100 years ago, they had a revolution that changed their political landscape over the course of the next 75 years, never mind the fact that that all ended in 1991 (or the day Trotsky died in my humble opinion.) He's trying to connect unions and labor rights to someone scary, i.e. Putin, and hoping that sticks in voters minds as some mash up of foreign policy meets job creation. I'm wondering if I've ever heard something so idiotic in my entire life, and nope, I don't think I have. I think this is the cherry on top of the GOP word salad cake. And hey, let's add jihadists into this mix. How does hurting labor unions in Wisconsin send a message to ISIS? Does anyone think ISIS cares? Does Walker think ISIS is so afraid of him, that they love everything he hates, so if he hates working class people enough, ISIS will suddenly support them and then we'll NEED Walker in the white house to fight off those scary labor-loving terrorists? Holy buzzwords, Batman.
Is that how a Walker white house would approach foreign policy? Does he know how fast the rest of the world would be laughing at us? I'm literally just sitting here, sighing and having a hard time wrapping my head over this entire thing. I'm befuddled. That doesn't happen easily.
Let's fast forward to the current labor landscape in Russia. Guess what? It isn't good. Working class Russians are treated like crap by their government. Low wages, high costs of living, and their money is worth nothing. If anything, Walker should being COMPARING himself to Putin, because like all Republicans, he's a religious extremists hellbent on destroying anything progressive. Remember last year when Republicans were in the midst of a total Putin love affair? Not only how he was reacting to Syria, but all the horrible anti-lgbt laws passed under his watch. Seriously, that's so messed up. And what happened with that? Did the GOP break up with him? Or did Walker forget a talking point? Whoops! One must remember that Vladimir Putin is a despot, which to you and I is a bad thing, but to Republicans, that's their favorite kind of dictator (see Reagan on Central America.)
Further into the article:
"He stressed the need for a positive Republican message in 2016, and bluntly criticized Mitt Romney for spending too much time on the pessimistic economic negatives emanating from Obama’s policy failures."
The irony in that statement is too delicious. And if anyone knows about economic failures, it's our dumb governor. I'm so excited to see the way he'll squirm when asked questions about Wisconsin's current debt, or why such a "fiscally responsible conservative" is delaying $108 million dollars in debt repayments, or why Wisconsin is in the hole of debt it can't get out of right now.
The national GOP should be embarrassed for touting this ignoramus. This is the kind of message they want for their 2016 presidential bid. If it wasn't so scary, it would be funny. And it's scary because people believe it, want it, crave this kind of messaging from politicians. But we need to keep fighting against him. We can't stop, and I think that all the hard work we've been doing to fight Walker and his agenda since 2011, will be the cause his presidential aspirations to crash and burn. Our work WILL pay off.
|This picture perfectly sums up my feelings while writing this.|