Jun 17, 2014

White Wisconsin Racists Prefer the Term, 'Articulate Conservative'

Scott Walker on cover of The New Republic
Update: Comment from one jbkburack in The New Republic (TNR): "To TNR and its fans, we out here are all flyover yahoos. They think we will not call them out and they can get away with total garbage like this, but we have called them out, and you can be sure Scott Walker will a lot more yet before he's done."

Scott Walker calling someone out more often? Maybe at his next unscripted town hall meeting, the fact that Scott Walker refuses such events of no relevancy to Wisconsin Republicans.
White Wisconsin reacts to Alec MacGillis' The New Republic piece on Scott Walker and racism with disbelief and denial

MacGillis has reported on racism in the greater Milwaukee urban area, in Scott Walker's campaign, in Milwaukee hate radio, all furthered by massive infusions of Koch and other rightwing money.

Republicans are shocked to the point of disbelief. Actually, they deny the facts or insipid accusations.

Dan O'Donnell of WISN sets everyone straight: "This stupidity is as inaccurate as it is insipid. Walker won in 2010 because he presented a clearer and more articulate conservative message in the primary and then relatively easily defeated Tom Barrett in the general election because of widespread distaste for liberalism as it existed under eight years of Governor Doyle and a little over a year of President Obama (and his stunningly unpopular health care reform)."

MacGillis, damn east coast type, coming over to our side of the country and telling everyone that Washington, Ozaukee and Waukesha counties are racist and segregated from Milwaukee.

Charlie Sykes of White Wisconsin offers this reaction at WTMJ:

"As hit jobs go, this is pretty run-of-the-mill, except for its length and the fact that it is the cover story of the once-prestigious New RepublicThe Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker: A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star."

The unsubtlety of the headline pretty much gives you the feel for this over-the-top and meandering trip through the fever swamps of anti-Walkerism.  Suffice it to say that writer Alec MacGillis establishes that he has frequented every anti-Walker website and twitter feed... and has fed deeply. His article is a heavy stew of urban legend, reheated unionista talking points, cherry-picked anecdotes and the usual journalistic hackery."

Well, I'm glad that's cleared up. For a moment I had thought that attacks on voting rights and racist jokes, and attacks on the city of Milwaukee are per se racist acts.

One thing Sykes knows is how to be subtle when discussing them.

MacGillis also implies Scott Walker can't think on his feet. From the white perspective, I guess MacGillis missed all those unscripted town hall question-and-answer sessions.

On the other hand the fact that Scott Walker refuses unscripted town hall question-and-answer sessions might suggest something about the candidate chosen by God to lead Wisconsin, America, who knows where Walker can go with his articulate conservative message.

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