While the ire of the media has been focused mostly on Donald Trump for the past few news cycles, Scott Walker is still getting some scorn.
This column by Dana Milbank at The Washington Post could all but be a campaign poster for walker, with a few wording changes:
Why Scott Walker is so dangerous [to liberals]
“First off,” Scott Walker proclaimed, “we took on the unions, and we won. We won!”
Taking on the unions is usually first off for Walker, the Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate. It is the very rationale for his candidacy. And on Thursday, he took a detour from the campaign trail to appear here before the annual meeting of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, a group of state legislators dedicated in large part to defeating unions….
Walker then went on to celebrate his triumphs over the demonstrators who objected to his dismantling of Wisconsin’s public-sector unions, portraying the pro-union forces as violent thugs….
This is the essence of Walker’s appeal — and why he is so dangerous. He is not as outrageous as Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but his technique of scapegoating unions for the nation’s ills is no less demagogic.
Then Milbank just gets stupid and pathetic, comparing Walker to Joe McCarthy because they were both from Wisconsin. But back to the quasi- unintended endorsement:
He denounced the protests against his efforts to undo the unions as “thuggery.” He described collective bargaining as a “corrupt system” and diagnosed union leaders as having a “sense of entitlement.” After beating public-sector unions and surviving recall, Walker this year signed anti-union right-to-work legislation.
And the problem is? Milbank doesn’t get it.
Here’s the actual Walker speech at ALEC:DONATE
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