Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A 'Nuanced' Walker Can't Evade The Record, His Jobs' Promise

To explain Gov. Walker's failed pivot away from his 250,000 new jobs promise, The Journal Sentinel says Walker's new rhetoric was 'nuanced,'

Setting aside the wound delivered in a Frenchified label - - you can bet the Right thinks this is more liberal media bias - -  this may be the only time in his political career that our most authoritarian Governor will be associated with nuance/

Remember - -  he got the rep he wanted by dividing-and-conquering busted unions with a baseball bat by his side.

And is ghost-writing a political bio called "Unintimidated."

"Nuanced: The Walker Story" would kill sales.

Here is the Journal Sentinel's language:

Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that nothing has changed in terms of his promise that the state would add 250,000 private sector jobs by the end of his four-year term.... 
Walker offered a more nuanced approach about the promise, which became the centerpiece of his campaign and continues to generate comment and controversy.
Here is the context:

*  His shameless effort to spin away from the promise by saying he never made it:

*  His multiple excuses for failing to deliver on it - - from ObamaCare to the fiscal cliff and now Syria. (What, no mention of Miley Cyrus?)

Bottom line: He got caught playing games with words because his earlier words are on the record.

His promise to create 250,000 new jobs (and 10,000 new businesses, to boot), was a politically-stupid boast to gain attention, endorsements and votes:a  short-term win, long-term anchor.


Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it more accurately be "is having a political bio ghost-written"?

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be more accurate to say he is a bully and a liar?