Friday, February 18, 2011

Walker Brings His "A" Game For Defense

It certainly seems that the state Republicans, including Scott Walker, is starting to feel the heat and their sweat is showing.

First, we get the geographically-challenged Ron Johnson, who apparently cannot tell the difference between a tall, poised African American President and a short, balding weasel Governor:
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson offered a ringing defense of Scott Walker today, saying in a statement, “I am incredibly proud of the leadership and the courage that Governor Scott Walker and the Republican Members of Wisconsin’s State Assembly and Senate are showing against incredible opposition. Not only is Governor Walker leading the state of Wisconsin, but he is also leading the nation.”
To help RoJo out, here is a little pointer for him. This is Scott Walker and this is the leader of the country.

But old RoJo isn't the only one that is a bit confused.

We also had Paul "You're holding the map upside down" Ryan.  His came out with something even funnier than RoJo's:
As to today's protests, Ryan says, "'s like Cairo has moved to Madison these days."
If the working men and woman are like the protests in Egypt, that must mean that even Ryan thinks that Walker is a little Mini-me of Hosni Mubarak.

Walker doesn't do himself any favors.  First he has to go and calm the Assembly Republicans, who apparently had started listening to the people instead of Walker's ideology.

Then he tried to convince the public that he still had the popular support:
He said the vast majority of some 8,000 e-mails his office received Thursday were supportive of his position to require state workers to contribute more toward health care and pensions.
First, you'll notice that he only referred to the concessions, which many of the union members already said that they'd be willing to talk about. What he does not mention at all is the part which is the cause of the protests, and that his attempt to strip the workers of their rights.  Secondly, 8,000 doesn't even equal one day's attendance of the protests at the capitol, not to mention all the other protests that have been occurring around the state.  And even he offered that not all of those 8,000 have been supportive.

But you can't really blame Walker for getting nervous.

First off, he's having his face rubbed into the fact that his ill-advised power grab and attempt to attack the very rights and freedoms of people is not as popular as he had hoped and that he should compromise would be like an act of failure in his ideological and egomaniacal mind.

Secondly. it's got to be more than a bit nerve racking to realize that you are on the wrong side of both God's secular and clerical teams.

But if this is the best he can come up with, he should be willing to actually behave like an adult by early next week.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure Paul Ryan regrets the unfortunate comparison of Cairo to Madison. That definitely brought things to a new level yesterday.