Sunday, April 26, 2015

Why do other candidates tolerate Walker's theft of Reagan's ID?

[Updated Sunday, 2:00 a.m.] Walker has done this continually, but at some point the other Republican presidential hopefuls need to tell Walker that his constant assumption of Reagan's identity is self-serving, unseemly, and in 2015, irrelevant:
In his stop in Urbandale [Iowa], Walker dismissed an assertion by Rubio that "there's no way (governors running for president will) be ready on day one to manage U.S. foreign policy." 
"I think again he's questioning how Ronald Reagan was ready," Walker said of the former president and California governor. "I think governors innately have the ability to lead."
And really, "governors innately have the ability to lead?" Some sort of natural selection, dare we say, evolution at work here?

Did Walker watch Missouri's Gov. Jay Nixon recently botch the state's response to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, let alone to the endemic corruption of that city's police and civic administration?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's misspending of millions of dollars of taxpayer money on unneeded drug tests for aid recipients?

His buddy New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's bridge traffic and pension system mismanagement?

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's destruction of the state's image and tourism appeal over that uncalled-for  gay-discrimination law?

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto of transportation improvement funding prior to the collapse of the I-35 bridge?

Or just Google Governors Faubus, Wallace, Barnett...


my5cents said...

Tell me this doesn't describe Walker. This information is from the Mayo Clinic website.
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. Many experts use the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5),
DSM-5 criteria for narcissistic personality disorder include these features:
• Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
• Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
• Exaggerating your achievements and talents
• Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
• Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
• Requiring constant admiration
• Having a sense of entitlement
• Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
• Taking advantage of others to get what you want
• Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
• Being envious of others and believing others envy you
• Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner
Although some features of narcissistic personality disorder may seem like having confidence, it's not the same. Narcissistic personality disorder crosses the border of healthy confidence into thinking so highly of yourself that you put yourself on a pedestal and value yourself more than you value others.

Anonymous said...

Obama did the raygun thing, its expected if one is going to get media attention. So the problem isn't really the pols that utter raygun's name. It is the media the catapults the propaganda. I don't understand why there are so many posts here blasting Scott Walker for what he says and almost no posts that seriously call out the media for giving all the meaningless nonsense Walker says headlines, faux-news coverage, and false-legitimacy.

Criticizing headlines is one thing, but the media is much more corrupt than anything that is part of the dialog here. No one should get upset about what Walker says. People should get upset about how the same media shills amplify it.

Anonymous said...

5 cents

Just like when George WALKER Bush threw his hat in the ring in 1999 and then the ten years of terror and criminality, and the endless unfunded wars based on lie that bankrupted the U.S. and global economy, none of that was about his personal character defects. It is so frustrating to see people post their opinions of psychiatric flaws. None of this matters.

Hang whatever diagnosis you want on Scott Walker. Proclaim to the world that this is why he is a terrible governor. It does nothing to change the fact that he is being promoted at the highest levels of out-of-state multinational interests & corporate media.

What folks cite as "glitches" in his personality are the very features that enable him to get powerful backing from financial contributors and the media. These 2 work hand-in-hand. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will make record profits throughout the year Scott Walker competes in the 2016 republican primary and then White House campaign.

Wouldn't it be more helpful to hold the media accountable for their constant promotion of Scott Walker than to try and make this about personal character defects and hyper-sensationalized psychiatric diagnosis that even highly-trained professionals cannot agree on?

Anonymous said...

You can't actually steal Reagan's ID as it was never authentic and the public was never told the truth: HE WAS SENILE WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT!

The Reagan presidency was the model for the CHENEY/bush presidency, but the criminal Bush clan would have much rather have eliminated him immediately when he took office. Remember, it was a Bush family friend that tried to assassinate Reagan only 69 days into his presidency.

Reagan was much closer to death than the public was ever told. The serious wounds, bleeding, and lack of oxygen in his brain may have impaired him from that point forward even if there was no dementia issues.

But back to stealing Reagan's ID -- it was all a sham and, if the truth be told, there was nothing to steal.