Friday, March 6, 2015

About Walker's cringe-worthy crash course in foreign policy...

First - - props to The Washington Post for the comprehensive piece about it:

Second - - in the post-George W. Bush/Iraq FUBAR era - - if this line from the piece doesn't scare the bejeezus out of you, nothing will:
...several conservatives who have met with him said Walker has the right temperament and with time can gain more knowledge, comparing his foreign-policy outlook to President George W. Bush. 
Third - - I would challenge the authorships attributed to Walker in these sentences:
Walker...has begun writing opinion pieces that place him comfortably within the Republican mainstream of a muscular approach to conflicts. On the Web site of the National Review earlier this week, he wrote an opinion piece warning against a possible deal with Iran on nuclear capabilities. “We cannot afford to be passive spectators while the world descends into chaos,” Walker wrote.
I don't think Walker is writing anything.  Talking comes to him with difficulty.

Signing things prepared by staff, advisers, consultants, spinmeisters after reviewing the texts a bit closer than he did with this famous letter, probably.


MadCityVoter said...

The article continues the comparison to Bush:

Abrams said Bush viewed diplomacy “as a form of politics. I saw that same phenomenon in Walker. Things like never make a pledge you don’t keep, never break your word or you will not be trusted again by friends or opponents.”

Walker never breaking his word? Never making a pledge he doesn't keep? This is really humorous stuff. Apparently all these foreign policy experts are taking Walker at his word regarding his "pretty sporty" job in Wisconsin and they end up looking like total fools. Precisely the reason why true experts know not to comment on anything outside their area of expertise. These aren't experts, they are mouthpieces, funded by the same dollars that have been backing, and laying propaganda for, Governor and Perpetual Candidate Scott Walker.

Anonymous said...

It might be time to give Walker the Palin test: "What is the last book you read and what are you reading now? "What newspapers do you read and within the last week what article or story most interested you?"............There is no way Walker wrote that op-ed and I bet he can't answer questions about it.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

And I remember hearing similar things about Palin taking "crash courses with advisers " circa Sept 2008, with assurances from righty hacks that she could get up to speed.

How'd that work out?

my5cents said...

I am not so sure he will gain more knowledge, but he will gain some talking points. The problem with Walker is when he is questioned on those talking points, he cannot follow up with a plausible explanation that gives you supporting details to his talking points. He is not smart enough.