Monday, October 16, 2017

Headline-seeking WI politician grasps for attention

There's no other explanation for Walker's uninvited segue into Trump's wholly trumped-up NFL, race-baiting 'debate.' 
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Monday urged NFL leaders to stamp out protests during the national anthem and focus instead on domestic violence.
In a letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL players union head DeMaurice Smith, the GOP governor urged the league and players to stop their silent protests during "The Star-Spangled Banner." 
We saw this intellectual weakness when Walker failed at National Candidacy 101:
What we’re left with is an inexperienced candidate whose views of the world lack any depth or maturity...Scott Walker is quickly positioning himself as a candidate who simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
And, by the way, any letter that Scott "Act 10" Walker sends to a union president isn't meant to be taken seriously. 

This whole stunt is only a way for Walker to get on television without paying for an ad while pretending to be saying or doing something important.

Using staff time and the Governor's official Twitter feed for this distraction on the eve of a campaign announcement raises all sorts of ethical flags.

The should use its influence to condemn domestic violence & lead the charge in supporting safe families

This is a phonied-up story by a fake leader. I hope TV news editors and anchors around the state don't take the bait - - just the way he's counting on a racialized voter base to jump at it.

If this is Walker's message, TV should tell him to buy an ad. The rest of us just wish he'd zip it.



Bernard J. (Bernie) Starzewski said...

If the NFL were to focus on domestic violence half of the teams wouldnt be able to field complete teams.
Ironically, this might actually force them to hire Kaepernick....

Man MKE said...

He's trying to say "Me, too" but fails to convince. Has he ever had anything substantive to say about domestic violence up to this point? And doesn't his attempt to shift the debate constitute just another undifferentiated dig at unions and NFL players?

Anonymous said...

He's so pathetic. Lena Taylor wrote him a letter telling him to focus on things he had the power the change, specifically Lincoln Hills. He has the power to increase low staffing levels, improve poor living conditions, provide better wages and benefits to attract qualified teachers and mental health professionals, and appropriately implement the ACLU injunction by AGAIN hiring more people who are qualified to work with these sometimes dangerous kids.

Domestic Violence Awareness month brings awareness to something the governor should also be addressing by doing something instead of just tweeting about it. Re-instate the 48-hour waiting period for gun purchases, direct Attorney General Schimel to have rape kits analyzed as soon as possible, and provide funding for Planned Parenthood clinics so that women have control over family planning.

There is of course a lot more he should be doing.

All of Tonette Walker's work promoting trauma informed care cannot make up for the things her lazy husband tweets about, but doesn't actually do anything about.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps our Gove should know the Flag Code before he goes off and tells the NFL and Union how it should be done. The Flag states, "When the national anthem is played, citizens should stand at attention and salute at the first note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the music. His letter looks rather stupid the way it is written.