Sep 4, 2015

Desperate Scott Walker Says Obama Caused Police Killings

As Scott Walker is found out as an empty suit, the Wisconsin governor has come home to what launched and sustained his career—appeals to racism, white resentment and fear of black men. (MacGillis, TNR)

After the recent killings of two police officers in Texas and Illinois, Walker has found the culprit: President Obama, the first black president.

That's big and bold. It's also shameful, and disrespectful to the victims' families to cynically use tragedy in a political move Walker hopes will revive his moribund campaign, and get him some media headlines.

Walker writes in Hot Air: "In the last six years under President Obama, we’ve seen a rise in anti-police rhetoric. Instead of hope and change, we’ve seen racial tensions worsen and a tendency to use law enforcement as a scapegoat. This kind of attitude has created a culture in which we all too often see demonstrations and chants where people describe police as 'pigs' and call for them to be 'fried like bacon.' This inflammatory and disgusting rhetoric has real consequences for the safety of officers who put their lives on the line for us and hampers their ability to serve the communities that need their help. ... As president, that’s what I’m going to do to make us a united America once again."

Let's be honest. Scott Walker didn't write this column, a staffer did under Scott Walker's name.

Some facts for the divide-and-conquer Walker and his appalling campaign:

  • "The suspect in the slaying of Texas sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was found mentally incompetent in 2012 to stand trial on a felony assault charge, a prosecutor said Monday." (CNN) The idiot in question is not a man with whom anyone can reason.
  • President Obama phoned the victim's family and released a statement in late August slamming the killing. (Yahoo News)
  • "Walker is simply wrong when he tries to use Goforth’s death to say that more oversight and scrutiny of cops have made the job more dangerous. There’s just no evidence of that. All the available evidence suggests precisely the opposite." (Balko, Washington Post)
  • With respect to the killing of the Illinois officer, Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, not even Illinois law enforcement knows what happened as a massive manhunt continues into Labor Day weekend involving three suspects. (AP)

Not that facts have ever mattered to the pathological liar Walker who disgraces Wisconsin, and in particular Milwaukee County and military veterans.

Bill O'Reilly, Ted Cruz, Breitbart and the rightwing crazies have found the target: Protesting black people, and anyone found sympathetic to civil rights groups and grieving black families must be held accountable.

This does not sit well with decent people fed up with Walker and the rightwing's toxic racial politics of white resentment.

Write Mary Spicuzza and Jason Stein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

State Rep. Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee) immediately dismissed Walker's comments as a tactic to draw attention to his campaign and reverse a recent slide in the polls. (In the latest national poll released Thursday, Walker placed eighth among GOP candidates with 3%.)

'It's a desperate move. It's absolutely a cry for attention,' Barnes said. 'You latch onto an emotional issue.  ...

State Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) [called] on the governor to apologize to the families of slain officers for what she said was an attempt to play politics with their deaths.

Walker's comments prove he will 'say anything to get elected. He knows darn well that President Obama is not responsible for the murder of law enforcement officers and to insinuate otherwise is disgusting,' Taylor said in a statement.

Scott Walker isn't fooling many people.

And there are numerous reasons why Scott Walker is simply not fit to be the next president.

His latest stunt, though, is low even by Walker's fetid standards.

The die has been cast by Walker, who managed to do a lot of damage in Wisconsin in playing his games of division and scapegoating.

Nationally, the word is out Scott Walker lacks the intellect and policy knowledge to seriously compete on the national stage.

Less known is the fact the lifelong politician Scott Walker lacks a moral center beyond his political ambitions, and will say anything to advance his political career, which is to say Scott Walker lacks the character to hold public office or serve in a position of public trust.

There's a reason Scott Walker never served his country.

Never worked in the Civil Rights movement.

Never worked against segregation and poverty.

Never stood up for anyone beyond himself, using people when he could and surrounding himself with sycophants and liars, the type of people who would embezzle money from a military veterans' fund with Scott Walker lying and disrespecting veterans the whole way down the sewer. (Bice. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. May 31, 2012)

It's an act of faith to believe Walker's journey does not lead to the United States presidency.