Saturday, August 15, 2015

After today's Trump v. Walker dustup...

Consider in its wake this follow-up question:

Remembering the Abscam sting (look it up) admonition that "money talks and bullshit walks," whose money has more punch and staying power - - Trump's, or Charles and David Koch's - - if that's where this is all headed?

6 comments:

Marilyn McDole said...

I think it is, James, I think it is.

Anonymous said...

Scott Walker is a pig, a shameless pig and so are his republican cronies.

I know it isn't a nice thing to say about pigs, as they cannot help being the animals that they were born to be, but Walker and his GOP allies had free will and choices. They chose to be pigs, shameless pigs.

Anonymous said...

OOOooooo a pissing match! Just what this sad sad country needs.

Anonymous said...

Trump doesn't need to consult with his handlers. Walker on the other hand can't say or do anything without his handlers. Anytime he opens his mouth he sticks his foot in it. Without the cover of state media he would have long ago been exposed for the lightweight that he is. He has clearly demonstrated that he can't think on his feet. He is afraid to go into an open town hall style gathering. He has managed his audiences up until this point by screen out non-supporters. Trump will run circles around Walker every chance he gets.

Sue said...

Anon@7:09, I politely disagree. I think Walker and his handlers are absolutely in step with the idea that all he has to do is show up. After all, it worked in Wisconsin, why not nationally? There is no handling because he and everyone he's surrounded himself with thinks what he's brought to the table so far is good enough.
Walker might be too arrogant to realize that there is no "there" there, but competent handlers would have recognized that. In deciding to hitch their wagon to his star (whatever that is, it's always escaped me for sure), competent handlers would have done so with the requirement that he actually do what they advise.
Walker is surrounded by a full team. He's been running for president for a couple of years now. And he's just now getting around to providing 'position papers', apparently because no one thought to do them or thought they were necessary.
He, and his handlers, are living in a dream world. It is going to turn into a nightmare, either for him or for us.

Anonymous said...

Walker's getting a little squeamish. Governor bald spot just is not impressing the national audience.

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/08/17/as-scott-walker-struggles-in-iowa-his-campaign-reaches-out-to-a-strategist/