Thursday, September 25, 2014

Walker unleashing his inner demagogue

[Updated, 7:55 p.m.] In full southern strategy campaign mode, this is your Wrong-Way Governor on the campaign trail, stereotyping people receiving food stamp and other assistance and entertaining a partisan audience with his pledge to force the aid recipients to be drug-tested:
"My belief is we shouldn't be paying for them to sit on the couch, watching TV or playing Xbox," Walker told cheering Republican campaign volunteers last week in West Bend. "We need to get them the skills to get back in the game and get back to work."
The dog whistle, set to divide-and-conquer pitch, is getting louder: we have seen and heard this code from Walker before as he whipped up a partisan crowd in the Milwaukee exurbs towards the close of an election:
People do not want to see Wisconsin "become another Milwaukee," Walker said [at Oconomowoc Lake at the end of the 2012 recall campaign].
And has Walker or his staff been trolling Heritage Foundation papers?


Sue said...

Why on earth is he campaigning in West Bend? Is he trying to get the votes of the three non-Republican voters in Washington County?
The election is a month and a half away. He's either terrified of going outside his comfort zone or pretty sure this voter suppression thing's gonna work as planned.
By the way, the DMV in West Bend is open lots of hours.

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like he's plagiarizing John Boehner lets demand an apology. Would anyone needing help like to have this good Samaritan come along. His Eagle Scout rank must have been earned kicking people when they are down. This goof doesn't even have a soul. He must have missed church the day that they quoted Jesus: "What you did for the least of them you did for me."

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Terrified of being out of the comfort zone is the correct answer. Seriously, name the last appearance Mr. Unintimidated has had outside of the WOW Counties that was open to the public.

They think they can rule up their base and their GOP-aganda enough that it intimidates enough people into giving them a 51% vote. But if they get any pushback, watch them fold and flail.

The problem is that there isn't enough pushback to these thugs right now. It's gotta change

Dan Wilson said...

Anonymous said...

"they quoted Jesus: "What you did for the least of them you did for me."

Let's start with law before gospel,
"Thou shall not steal."

Mortified West Allis Resident said...

I was listening to Joy Cardin on WPR this a.m. She announced a candidate forum starting Monday in which Mary Burke and the lesser candidates for governor will participate. Joy also announced that Governor Walker declined the invitation to participate. Talk about isolating himself and speaking only to friendly, sympathetic audiences. What is he afraid of? This is sad

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Quick check of the state figures shows the City of West Bend at 6.0% unemployment in August-above the state rate. Walker's ripping on these people's neighbors.

It also shows what kind of sick, sheltered life you have to live to be a Walker supporter. Then again, fewer people are choosing to live around such lowlifes, as Washington County home sales and prices are down in 2014.