Jun 16, 2014

Scott Walker Gets Skewered in The New Republic

The notion that Scott Walker is a presidential pretender, a small-time provincial riding vile bigotries as a vehicle up the Wisconsin Republican Party is gaining increasing currency.

Alec MacGillis has the most perceptive analysis I've seen in the national political press in today's The New Republic: The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker, A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican.

Existing racism in the greater Milwaukee region and a life steeped in religious fundamentalism made Scott Walker, not constrained or repulsed by open displays of bigotry against "wetback" and African American voters.

Rather, Walker dives into bigotry as a siren call for his launching pad as a toady of the Koch brothers and billionaires' from whom Walker takes his orders.

The February release of emails from Walker's secret and illegal political operation run of the Milwaukee County Executive's office has exposed Walker as a deceitful operator who for over a decade has surrounded himself with a group of people, his top staff, who resemble nothing so much as a bunch of racists, anti-Semites and hicks. (The Progressive, February 19, 2014)

MacGillis' piece is a must-read, and the most comprehensive yet chronicling Scott Walker and the dangerous hate mongering games Walker plays.

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