Saturday, March 16, 2013

Walker Wants To Divide And Conquer The Nation! What A Surpirise!

Scott Walker revealed the secret he's been hiding in a cellophane bag by announcing that he is "open" to a run for president in 2016:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker acknowledged in an interview Friday that he’s open to a presidential bid and pointedly declined to pledge to serve a full four-year term if he’s reelected next year.

Walker insisted he was visiting Iowa in May only because he was invited by Gov. Terry Branstad. But when pressed about his White House ambitions, the Wisconsin Republican said: “Would I ever be [interested]? Possibly. I guess the only thing I’d say is I’m not ruling it out.”

Perhaps even more notably, Walker wouldn’t commit to serving throughout a second four-year term. He said his focus is on substance, not longevity.

“For me, it’s really a measure of what I’ve accomplished and what more I could accomplish if I was in a different position,” Walker told POLITICO at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he spoke Saturday morning.
Gee, who'd have thunk it? It's not like I've been saying this all along or anything.

As far as his "accomplishments" go, well, Mike Tate, the chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, sums it up pretty well:
Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following Scott Walker's admission that he is openly courting the 2016 Tea Party presidential nomination.

"That Scott Walker would openly contemplate a run for president after a dismal record of job loss, division, diminished standards and unethical conduct is shocking in itself.

“And it says something about this Republican Party that the best they can do is a governor whose failed policies have caused his state to plummet to 42nd in the nation in job growth and last in the Midwest in every economic indicator.

“Scott Walker can’t run on results, because he has failed at every turn. Instead, Scott Walker is pushing the same massive cuts to Medicare and Social Security that voters overwhelmingly rejected in the last election.

“Perhaps Scott Walker can ask Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney how that worked out.

“Scott Walker is openly and baldly displaying that he would rather serve his ambition than the people of Wisconsin. Which is disappointing, but not surprising.”
We won't even have to wait for someone to come out with a Walker version of Mitt Romney's 47% video. We already have that in his conversation with the faux David Koch.

Walker also had jokes for the reporter as well, such as this knee-slapper:
“I had to work pretty damn hard to be governor twice,” he said with a smile, alluding to both his hard-fought 2010 election and the even tougher recall he survived last year.
Yeah, Walker, who had spent more time away from the state than in it, much less actually doing any work for the people, was really straining it. Apparently, the saying is true - Pimping ain't easy. And the way he's been selling out the state and its people, he's sure been doing a lot of pimping.

There's a couple of other things to take away from this.

One is that we mustn't forget that Paul Ryan has also been flirting with the idea of making another run at a higher office.  And after getting burned so badly by Romney, don't expect Ryan to settle for another run at being second fiddle.  His over-sized ego and pampering from his corporate sponsors further flames his delusions that he would stand a chance despite the fact that his is heading for his 35th straight defeat in trying to repeal Obamacare.

It will be fun to see how these two close friends will suddenly go at each other's throats in their perpetual quest for more money and more power.

The other point is that this is where citizen journalists, aka bloggers, and independent news sources, such as the Shepherd Express, will become so important.  You know that the corporate media won't report the truth unless they are forced to do so.  Whether is is through donations to this site or whoever your favorite bloggers and news sources are, or by simply using social media and word of mouth, it is imperative that we make sure the truth gets out there.

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