Feb 27, 2015

Scott Walker Disqualifies Himself from Consideration of GOP Nomination

Scott Walker compares Wisconsin families to ISIS at CPAC
in National Harbor, Maryland
Let me be perfectly clear: I’m just pointing out the closest thing I have to handling this difficult situation (ISIS) is the 100,000 protesters I had to deal with,” Scott Walker told reporters. Asked if he regretted the statement, he said, “No.” (DeFour, Wisconsin State Journal)

Updated - See Scott Walker Confuses Democracy with Terrorism (Matheson,  Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative Authentic News, Locally Grown)
Scott Walker has disqualified himself from consideration for the American presidency by comparing protesting Wisconsin families to ISIS in a question-and answer session. His attempts to walk back his comments merely reinforce the fact this man is unfit for public office, much less the U.S. presidency.

National media ought to look into why Scott Walker avoids townhall-style question-and-answer sessions, holding zero in Wisconsin as governor.

Walker is a lightweight who can't think on his feet and has a pedestrian understanding of public policy, and no understanding of foreign policy.

Reports Craig Gilbert from the CPAC from National Harbor, Maryland:
An animated Scott Walker told a huge gathering of conservative activists that his battle with protesters in Wisconsin shows he has the mettle to take on ISIS as commander-in-chief.

"I want a commander-in-chief who will do everything in their power to ensure that the threats from radical Islamic terrorists do not wash up on American soil," Walker said.

"We need a leader with that kind of confidence. If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world," said Walker, who drew repeated cheers from the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering that draws thousands. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
This is typical Scott Walker of course, viewing Wisconsin families with whom he disagrees as terrorists and enemies.

The DNC put out a statement saying, “If Scott Walker thinks that it’s appropriate to compare working people speaking up for their rights to brutal terrorists, then he is even less qualified to be president than I thought"

So I say again Scott Walker can't handle policy questions.

This is why some progressive writers want Walker to be the GOP nominee and are trying to impose gravitas on the billionaires' minion who is afraid of interviews outside race-baiting Milwaukee hate radio and CPAC. (MacGillis, The New Republic)

As the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Dan Bice put it two years ago: Scott Walker is not an "ideas guy," suggesting someone as error-prone as Walker who can't think on his feet "could earn him the distinction of being the Gov. Perry of the 2016 campaign." (Dan Bice chat transcript on Thursday, April 18, 2013) (Mal Contends)

Scott Walker is in Rick Perry territory, and much deeper than even Perry staggered in 2011-12.

I tell you as one of 100,000s who was at these rallies in 2011, at one event with my young nieces, Scott Walker comparing families with the most cold-blooded terrorists in the world is disqualifying for a number of reasons all of which lay bare Scott Walker's limited ability.

Walker four years ago said he considered planting agents provocateur among the citizens protesting the Wisconsin budget bill. This ought to be have provided a hint into who Walker is.

Scott Walker Is Unfit

One - Wisconsin families out in the streets that typically cold Wisconsin in February and March 2011 are not terrorists. This should not have to be said, then again Scott Walker is Scott Walker. (DeFour, Wisconsin State Journal)

Even The National Review bashed Walker for this latest exercise in imbecility. Writes Jim Geraghty: "That is a terrible response. First, taking on a bunch of protesters is not comparably difficult to taking on a Caliphate with sympathizers and terrorists around the globe, and saying so suggests Walker doesn’t quite understand the complexity of the challenge from ISIS and its allied groups. ... [Protesting citizens] they’re not ISIS. They’re not beheading innocent people. They’re Americans."

As Alec MacGillis writes in Slate: Protesters "were armed with signs and earmuffs, not swords and balaclavas."

Two - An elected representative does not "take on" the citizenry. This is America, he or she listens, gives people a hearing and then deliberates and makes policy.

That Scott Walker does not understand this foundation of democracy in the United States and that citizens are not ISIS make him unfit for office. Wisconsin families are not ISIS, Gov. Walker, not even "close."

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