Thursday, March 24, 2016

Walker heralded Trumpism in Wisconsin

It's become fashionable among conservatives who fear that Donald Trump's capture of the Republican Party is making them look similarly angry and intolerant.

Don't give us any of that Trumpian guilt-by-association, they're saying. We're the party of compassionate conservatism, the party of Lincoln, after all.

Well...remember when Walker, who governs through polarization, said in Waukesha County towards the end of the 2012 recall election campaign a few miles from the more relatively-lower-income and heavily-minority City of Milwaukee that re-electing him would keep Wisconsin from becoming another Milwaukee?

That's a pretty loud dog whistle aimed right at fearful, resentful suburban and smaller-town voters.

Remember also when he told a West Bend audience during his 2014 re-election campaign that his support for legislation (which he subsequently signed) to drug test public assistance recipients was all about  "getting people off the couch," putting aside video games and finding a job?

In the final month and a half of the campaign, Gov. Scott Walker is making a blunt promise to voters — that he'll ensure jobless workers aren't on drugs, or their recliners.  
"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."
Because, said our divide-and-conquer/blame-the-poor-people Governor who has yet to keep his repetitive, now five-years-old+ pledge to create 250,000 new private sector jobs in Wisconsin:
"We don't have a jobs problem in this state,""We have a work problem."
The Walker-Trump dog-whistling duo is explored, in depth, here

1 comment:

Bill Dunn said...

More like the party of George Lincoln Rockwell than the party of Lincoln.