Saturday, June 15, 2013

Walker Probed By National Media

Joan Walsh makes the examination:

...if Walker goes ahead, as promised, and signs a bill mandating an ultrasound before a woman can have an abortion, he can kiss his 2016 hopes goodbye. It will be impossible for Gov. Ultrasound to “modulate himself” once he’s associated with the most notorious piece of legislation to brand his party as anti-women in 2012. (Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a slightly softened version of it into law last March.) 
“I don’t have any problem with ultrasound,” Walker said Tuesday. “I think most people think ultrasounds are just fine.” Actually, I think most people recoil physically at the idea of transvaginal ultrasounds, which the Wisconsin bill would require for anyone getting a first-trimester abortion, meaning many women. The bill would also close one of Wisconsin’s few remaining abortion clinics.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

the thing is, Walker has a background as an anti-wman's health abortion zealot. And in the long run, his buyers, the Kochs, really have little interest in the issue, so they are allowing him to wag his pee-pee on the issue. but Walsh is right that it is not much of an issue on the national stage, so the only possible deduction is that the money-men really have no plans for ol' Turdwaffle on the national stage. Too bad he's too dim to recognize that.

Anonymous said...

The truly rich. The truly powerful. Know who they want to let into their club. New entrants are few and far between. Many aspire but few are let through the gate. Of those who aspire (Walker) some will manage to get within reach of the gate. They will be encouraged to push back the unwanted, the unworthy, the "takers" in our society.
But once they have served their purpose they will be discard as quickly as an empty pop can along the highway. Additional trash lining the roads that once led to the gates of the club.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I often encourage the anonymous commenters, here and elsewhere, to pick a handle if for no other reason that we can tell who's talking to who. All his other faults aside, at least when RD commented, you had a pretty good idea where he was coming from.

But I'd like this Nonnie Muss to pick a handle because that's such a good comment.

Anonymous said...

I know where Walker stands on every issue. He doesn't let petty name calling change his position on any issue. That's why the guy was elected twice in one term as Governor - the only man in the history of the US to do so.

There are no potential candidates from any other party with the money or conviction to challenge a serious campaign against him for re-election. He's not leaving Wisconsin, the next red state.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Well, he's never leaving Wisconsin if forcible medical rape is one of his planks, that I agree with.