|Racism and malice connect Trump and Scott Walker.|
Rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination of the Republican Party, the Iowa caucuses sent the two pols in different directions—launching the campaign of the New York developer and aborting the run of the religious zealot.
Walker claimed he was "called away" by God in September 2015 after his poll numbers plunged and God reportedly told Walker to find a "positive conservative message" to oppose Trump.
God had anointed Walker just weeks earlier, reportedly telling Walker in July 2015 his "plan" is for Walker to run for president, though Walker was quickly revealed as a ridiculous figure (Mal Contends, Mal Contends, The Politico, New York Times).
God and politics change, and now Walker is a leading ally of Trump's.
What actually happened is Walker and Trump are pathological lightweights whose bizarre hatred of Wisconsin and United States citizens, particularly black and brown people, has forged the two in shared delusions of battle, valor and shining genius.
This madness would be disqualifying if the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW), were running in 1950s-60s-70s mode, the DPW glory days.
Walker and Trump's alliance is forged in unhealthy lust, bordering on sadism, to injure and dominate disfavored agents and enemies identified by vocalized criticism of this fascistic movement, and an old-fashioned fascist movement is what this is. All the elements are blinking red: There's the white folk myth, agents of corruption and evil, cowardice, careerism and 1,000,000s of bystanders.
God had nothing to do with the rise and fall of Scott Walker and Donald Trump.
The partnership between Trump and Walker in shared malice is an alarming step in using political power and pubic policy as a means to inflict, imprison, even kill. Why Wisconsin Republicans have not sought to bring back the death penalty is a political mystery.
As movement architects, both Walker and Trump appear to revel in their own genius and boldness in implementing demonization and division to procure electoral and policy victories. Fascism in classical liberal societies is an old story but post-Citizens United, it takes no vision to see where we are headed.
Consider the white supremacist rally and murder in Charlottesville, and Trump's embrace of a serial child molester in Alabama, shameful acts that tell the story of who Trump and Walker are.
Notes Steve Schmidt this morning:
Scott Walker's conduct with respect to Charlottesville and the Roy Moore-child molestation saga show the two white supremacists' deep commitment to themselves replacing simple decency.Trump shattered the moral authority of his Presidency during Charlottesville. It can never be restored. We live in the surreal world where the words of the POTUS have no meaning. His presence brings no comfort. He is an avatar of disunion, division; selfishness and immorality.— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) February 17, 2018
In August 2016, Walker declined to criticize Trump for his surreal embrace of white supremacists in Charlottesville (The Capital Times).
"My comment on this is I denounce the bigotry and hatred and I’ll let the president and his team speak for him," said Walker, (Political Heat, Fox6Now-Milwaukee). Every Wisconsin newspaper and local TV station should have saturated the state with coverage of this outrage. But racism is part of Wisconsin's DNA, so this outrage was more-or-less expected.
The year after Charlottesville, in Nov. 10, 2017, Walker defended sexual predator Roy Moore, saying allegations of child sexual assault are not credible, comparing women's complaints of assault with unfounded rumors that Walker had a "love child," (Wisconsin State Journal). Walker reversed himself three days later after widespread criticism.
Misogyny and tribalism explain the lack of outrage in the Walker-Roy Moore affair.
Scott Walker's support for Roy Moore's child molestation and Trump's Charlottesville shame explain why Walker avoids unscripted public appearances where he has to answer questions.
As a life-long Wisconsinite, I'm not sure if Scott Walker were to face the Wisconsin people in a grand public setting and then explicitly declare black and brown people as inferior and women as less than men, if this madness would knock Walker's support below 46 percent.
I just don't know, and but I do intend to keep fighting.