Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pop Goes The Weasel!

As the gentle reader knows, unless they just woke up from a coma, Scott Walker has ended his campaign. On Monday evening, he boldly gave his preemptive concession speech. (BTW, am I the only one that just died laughing when someone broke out in applause when he said he was quitting?)

When Walker formally announced his campaign a scant ten weeks ago, he said that God told him to run. Now he is saying God is telling him to quit in order to lead the other Republican candidates to also quit so that they can unite behind one "positive" Republican who isn't Donald Trump:
"I was sitting in church yesterday, the pastor's words reminded me that the Bible is full of stories about people who were called to be leaders in unusual ways. Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With this in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately.

"I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same, so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current front-runner.

"This is fundamentally important to the future of the party, and more importantly to the future of our country.
And yes, the crazies and the postmortem analyses are already coming out of the woodwork.

Some of Walker's cult-like followers are suggesting that Walker is playing rope-a-dope, either angling for a brokered convention or just to come back into the field of play after enough people dropped out.

Liz Mair, who worked for Walker for less than 24 hours, came out firing even before he made the formal announcement, blaming Walker's advisors and a poor campaign strategy. She also alluded to a "big story" that Walker would be tied to that was about to break. One can only guess what this "big story" is, but a good guess would be that rumor about Walker's campaign manager, Rick Wiley, and allegations of his lewd and lascivious behavior.

While all of this is going on, the Koch Boyz have got to be wondering how do they go about getting back all of the money they had invested in Walker. They must be feeling really bitter that all of the Kochs' money and the Kochs' men couldn't put the weaselly Walker campaign back together again.

Now, like the gentle reader, I'm as happy as can be to see Walker fall flat on his weasel face. But I have to keep my joy tempered for a couple of reasons.

One, while the rest of the nation is off the hook for now, we still have to deal with Walker. And he's going to be extra ornery due to his national embarrassment.

Secondly, history has a tendency to repeat itself if we choose to ignore it.

I've mentioned before that Walker had made a run for governor in 2006 because God told him to. Walker pulled out early on in that race because he was getting no support and was getting no traction. Walker then continued to campaign for the next four years, making all his decision based not on what was good for Milwaukee County or anything else but on what would be the most politically advantageous for him. He then went on to win in 2010, with a little help from the Koch Boyz and a secret router.

So, celebrate for now, but hang on because we haven't yet seen the last of Richard Milhouse Walker to kick around any more.


  1. a "big story" that Walker would be tied to that was about to break. One can only guess what this "big story" is, but a good guess would be that rumor about Walker's campaign manager, Rick Wiley, and allegations of his lewd and lascivious behavior...... with the candidate?

  2. The Trib was also beginning to take note of his endless corruption scandals and wrote about the special land deal for one of his donors. they werent going to give him the same pass that Wisconsin media did.

  3. "Endless corruption scandals" guess I missed them Bern, what crime has Governor Walker been convicted of? What charges has he been brought up on? Oh yeah, you're one of those little man Tate followers, what was that he said about our Governor? Something about seeing the inside of a jail cell before a second term, how's that working out for you?

    1. We were under the assumption Wisconsin wasn't a Banana Republic, Jeffy. But we are...until the feds step in.

      How weak-minded do you have to be not to admit what a slimy snake this scumbag is? Your take is toone lame to.be paid, so what kind of dead-ender do you have to be to still back this loser, Jeffy?

      As Bernie mentions, the national media is on the scent of this powerfully corrupt stench, and they don't need Walker's ad money. Which explains why he flamed so spectacularly, and is done on the national level.

  4. It should be mentioned that the Kochs are so goddamned rich that even with the money they flushed down the Walker Toilet, they won't notice the difference. They could never spend the money they have in their lifetime, so a few hundred million on a bald dimwit? Cost of doing bidness....

  5. Now that Walker has brought up the subject of "Extortion" maybe he would like to explain his own behavior toward unions, once he has unpacked from his Presidential junket
    of course

  6. I'd be more worried about how "your" union pisses away more of your money than the Kochs do, who apparently can afford it. http://freebeacon.com/issues/seven-unions-top-kochs-in-super-pac-spending-and-thats-just-the-money-we-know-about/

    1. Ooh, nice try, but the Kochs outspent the unions by 3:1. And that's not even counting the dark money they are laundering!

    2. not according to the Huffington post. Not exactly a right wing news source either.