Monday, July 12, 2010

The Human Weather Vane

I have often railed against the hypocrisy and the flip flops that Scott Walker routinely exhibits. The man issues positions on subjects depending on which way the wind happens to be blowing at that particular moment. Then he doesn't even blink an eye when he reverses himself, sometimes even within only days or hours. A short laundry list of the more wel-known flip flops/acts of hypocrisy would include:
  • Most recently, his flip flop on smoking. Despite the fact that years ago, he ordered no smoking in or around county buildings, and the fact that just days ago, he said that it was too soon to look at repealing the recently enacted smoking ban, he is now for repealing it, after his primary opponent, Mark Neumann, stated that he would repeal it, if he could.
  • Regarding the Second Amendment, Walker now claims to be for concealed carry, even though as a state legislator, he continuously voted against it.
  • Walker "had concerns" about Arizona's immigration law, that is until he received a lot of flak about it from other conservatives. Then, within twenty-four hours, during what was supposedly a non-campaign related bike ride, he decided he liked the Arizona law.
  • Candidate Walker said that he thought late night sessions in the state legislature was a bad idea, even though state legislator Walker actually voted to approve the late night sessions.
  • Then there is most famous flip flopping track record, where he has taken, at the time of this writing, approximately 681,243.7 different positions on the use of stimulus dollars, depending on what day of the week it was, if there was and "R" in the month, and who he happened to be talking to at that particular moment.
I don't always agree with any candidate, even the ones that I like. But how can Walker's supporters argue in his favor, when no one can be sure exactly where he is coming from or what his stance will be on any given day on any given topic.

Maybe it his flexibility on issues that they really appreciate, since it gives them the perception that they have more input on things:

As for me, I'd prefer some consistency. Even if I don't agree with what they are saying, I respect a person if they keep it real.

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