Monday, December 15, 2014

Paul Fanlund says Walker has mastered resentment politics

There is important reporting and analysis today by Madison Capital Times editor Paul Fanlund about Scott Walker's exploitation of resentments against Madison and Milwaukee.

Consider, for a moment, what it means to have as your signature goal and achievement the exploitation of resentments for personal gain. How empty but destructive is that?

And note that as Walker eyes the Presidency and like-minded, far-right opponents in his way, his talk-radio-fueled exploitation of resentment is getting more overt.

Already here, a divide-and-conquer and calculating national demagogue in the making.


Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder how he is raising his boys. Does he pit them against each other? Does he compare them to each other? Was Walker raised that way? Is that why his world view is so twisted?

Alois said...

Walker was just given a Clff's Notes primer on Machiavelli, either by Paul Ryan or the Kochs. "The Prince" is still the handbook for scapegoat-governing-by-turning-people-against-each-other. There is no deviation in Walker's playbook from the standard model, used by despots from Hitler to Mussolini to Mao. You'd think people would have caught on by now.