Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Scott Walker: Ich Bin Ein Dummkopf

While everyone - and I do mean everyone - has been atwitter about Hillary Clinton's announcing her presidential bid, Scott Walker has been taking a taxpayer-funded jaunt through Europe. His obvious goal is to build some foreign policy chops in his own presidential bid.

As one might expect, Walker couldn't do this without embarrassing himself:
Scott Walker is learning that foreign policy and trade is a touchy business. Drop just one letter, as the likely Republican presidential candidate did Tuesday in Germany, and you can get laughed at.

In a speech about transatlantic trade at an industrial fair, Walker called the Hannovermesse the “Hannover-mess,” incorrectly dropping the “e” in his pronunciation and drawing some chuckles from his audience of about 100 German executives. The compound noun is translated as Hannover Fair.

It wasn't exactly an “Ich bin ein Berliner” moment. That's the phase President John F. Kennedy used in a famous Cold War speech in 1963 in Berlin that legend has sometimes incorrectly held could be translated as “I am a jelly doughnut,” instead of his intended meaning of solidarity with the then-divided city.
This, of course, hasn't been Walker's first blunder in a foreign language. There is the time he wrote to Attorney Frank Gimbel and signed off with "Thank you again and Molotov" One just shudders at the thought of what might happen when Walker does a campaign tour through Israel later this year.

The fact that Walker doesn't do well with foreign languages shouldn't surprise anyone. The man can't even handle English as evidenced by an essay he wrote in tribute to Abraham Lincoln, another great president that Walker has nothing in common with:

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!
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 ... "

13 comments:

  1. Well Walker thinks he is a Regan, now he thinks he is a Lincoln. Walker, your no Lincoln. He is an embarrassment to the people of Wisconsin. What can you expect from a career politician that never speaks the truth and is bought and paid for by big oil.

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  2. come on Charles!
    another Walker blog?
    Its Milwaukee Day...which is a fine time to celebrate our fabulous CE Abes!
    I know you like to write about him on holidays..so whats the holdup???

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    1. Why don't you write about your hero on Blogging Blue? Oh, yeah, that's right...

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    2. No biggie.Its great to see you and Zach finally resolved your differences. I'm sure you'll accomplish a lot together.

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    3. Too bad you're left with nothing but trolling.

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    4. nah.just felt like coming in and saying hello.its been a while.

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  3. Anon1014 is the embarrassment to the people of WI. - "you're", "Reagan" and punctuation

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  4. I'm glad there are side conversations cuz the actual blog is about nothing.

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    1. The blog is actually about a "know nothing" man. The subject is not that hard to understand with some reading comprehension skills. However, it was more than a short sound byte of propaganda, so one can empathize with your difficulty in grasping the meaning. So many words!

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  5. LOL. If your Governor becomes President it will be disaster. Scott Walker is undeniably stupid...like low IQ. Everyone knows it but he is the GOP's favorite tool because he carries out orders from his donors, whether it benefits or destroys his constituents and their environment. You are just another troll looking to detract people from the truth about Scott Walker. Scott Walker IS John Doe, Scott Walker DID break the law, Scott Walker CONTINUES to break campaign laws, and Scott Walker IS immoral, selfish, childish, cowardly, un-Godly, immature, ignorant, envious, sneaky, untrustworthy and above all - DUMB. If that is who you want running the USA - you deserve what you get.

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    1. So was Bush. It didnt stop him either.
      Just sayin....

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  6. "Scott Walker IS immoral, selfish, childish, cowardly, un-Godly, immature, ignorant, envious, sneaky, untrustworthy and above all - DUMB."

    You could add mean, nasty, cruel, treacherous, heartless, cold, two-faced, hypocritical, poisonously dishonest, evil, and CORRUPT.

    Also. Too.

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    1. And with those... glowing... personal traits, that wanker leads the GOP field as an undeclared candidate by having 9% of Republican voters prefer him (according to TRMS last night), all other candidates around 1% or less — the self-righteous sanctimonious NARCISSIST; the PHONY who lied about having a bachelor's degree and falsely bills himself as a "board-certified" physician (but only ever certified himself ); the young avatar of undue arrogance and outright SMUGNESS; and the embodiment of NEPOTISM.

      By contrast, Hillary is the preference of 43% of Democrats, out of the gate. No wonder the GOP is playing desperately dirty. Poor GOP, I don't think it'll work....

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