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Bye, Asshole

I’ll miss making fun of him.

The Net Don’t Forget

Scott Walker is a class-A bullshit artist. A few days ago, we heard him consider a wall on our northern border a “legitimate issue to look at”. Today, he just plain denied like a motherfucker what he said:

“This is just a joke in terms of how people react to things. I’ve said for some time that we need to secure the southern border. I’ve talked about the infrastructure, the personnel and the technology needed there. I’ve talked about enforcing the laws.”

What? A joke? I don’t recall any laughter when he said that. I watched video of you say it was something to look into, and you were serious.

“People should go back and watch what I said on Sunday. I never said that at all….I’ve never talked about a wall at the north, I’m certainly not now. That’s just what happens when things get run amok.”

Wow. I’m fucking flummoxed. He just lied point-blank to you and me on TV for the world to see.

What kind of a sucker do you have to be to elect this slippery eel?

Trapped

Scott Walker will not make it to the quarterfinals. He enjoyed a little attention as a sort of dark horse/white hope for a bit. But what we have seen is that every time he opens his mouth, something comes out that make his backers want to weep a little. He’s not ready for big questions at all. Look at this hot mess he produced when asked about our relationship with Pakistan…I won’t make you watch:

In advance of his foreign policy address in South Carolina, Gov. Scott Walker was asked Friday morning about U.S.-Pakistan relations.

“Well, I think anywhere in the world we need to be better. We obviously have challenges all throughout the world,” Walker replied. “Heck, we even have challenges with a relationship with Israel, which is obviously one of our greatest allies out there. But we have ongoing challenges in Pakistan and Afghanistan, around the world. Again, it’s one of those where strength begets strength, confidence begets confidence.”

“I think you look both in terms of Pakistan and Afghanistan, you look at — we talk all the time about ISIS and Al Qaeda. We still have ongoing concerns about the Taliban and their ability to regain strength,” Walker said. “That has a relationship between both Pakistan and Afghanistan. We need to make sure that any form, any form of radical Islamic terrorism that’s targeted at us or allies is one that we stand firm on. And those are still lingering problems, even in that part of the world.”

One is reminded of this:

Political toast.

But he’s topped himself and I feel just the slightest bit sorry for him when he (in)articulated this:

The Wisconsin governor was asked whether he wanted to build a wall on the northern border, too, during an interview Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Walker says law enforcement officials in New Hampshire brought up the topic of building a wall along the U.S.-Canadian border during a recent town hall meeting. He says they raised some legitimate concerns, so it’s a “legitimate issue for us to look at.”

The poor fucker either had to square the circle or come up with a decent reason why we don’t need a fence on the Canadian border without sounding like a racist asshole. “No Chuck, we’re just worried about the brown ones down south.” So he had to say that it interested him.

I’ll miss Scott, because he is almost as fun to mock as Ben Carson. Keep serving them up, cons, and we’ll break them.

Scott Walker Is Political Flarp

I say this because he makes a lot of noise and impossible to hold onto if squeezed. One reporter squeezed him on immigration and he burbled out this nonsense:

KASIE HUNT: Do you think that birthright citizenship should be ended?

SCOTT WALKER: Well, like I said, Harry Reid said it’s not right for this country — I think that’s something we should, yeah, absolutely, going forward —

HUNT: We should end birthright citizenship?

WALKER: Yeah, to me it’s about enforcing the laws in this country. And I’ve been very clear, I think you enforce the laws, and I think it’s important to send a message that we’re going to enforce the laws, no matter how people come here we’re going to enforce the laws in this country.

Yeah. Very clear. Clear that you don’t have a grasp on the issue. A few days later, Walker was squeezed again by a reporter on the topic and this fart sound came out of his face:

“I’m not taking a position on it one way or the other,” Walker said in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood. Today, Walker said his stance had been misunderstood during a long campaign day involving numerous interviews marked by interruptions.

Walker once stood on the left side of the Republican debate, favoring a path to citizenship for immigrants who entered the country illegally. He has since explained that he changed his mind in response to additional information.

Flip. Flarp.

Are Republican voters going to let him get away with this? Does he really think he can punt on a major political issue and still run for president without any sense of shame or self? Come to think of it, what does this schmuck know at all?

You all deserve Donald Trump by fielding all these fucking losers.

Slow Walker

This is what Republicans call a frontrunner:

KELLY: Governor Walker, in February you said that we needed to gain partners in the Arab world. Which Arab country not already in the U.S. led coalition has potential to be our greatest partner?

WALKER: What about then (ph), we need to focus on the ones we have. You look at Egypt, probably the best relationship we’ve had in Israel, at least in my lifetime, incredibly important.

I’m gonna put aside the fact that he just said that Egypt is in Israel. But did he even hear the question? I mean, politicians are famous for answering the question they want to answer instead of answering the question they were asked, but Kelly specifically said “allies not already in the coalition”, and Walker replied (sort of) by talking about the ones we have. This is a special kind of hiding in a safe place because someone made you think.

You look at the Saudis — in fact, earlier this year, I met with Saudi leaders, and leaders from the United Arab Emirates, and I asked them what’s the greatest challenge in the world today? Set aside the Iran deal. They said it’s the disengagement of America. We are leading from behind under the Obama-Clinton doctrine — America’s a great country. We need to stand up and start leading again, and we need to have allies, not just in Israel, but throughout the Persian Gulf.”

We’re stuck in the Middle East tar baby more than we ever have been. Does Walker not know we are bombing Iraq? That we are training mercenaries to topple the Syrian government? That we are helping the Saudis crush the Houthi rebellion in Yemen? Or that we still have 10,000 troops in Afghanistan? And these are all strategic decisions from a Democratic administration. I’d hate to see what the war party would cook up to top the current group.

Then Scott Walker was asked about Iran:

“To me, you terminate the deal on day one, you reinstate the sanctions authorized by Congress, you go to Congress and put in place even more crippling sanctions in place, and then you convince our allies to do the same.
This is not just bad with Iran, this is bad with ISIS. It is tied together, and, once and for all, we need a leader who’s gonna stand up and do something about it.”

Iran and ISIS tied together. They fucking hate each other. All revolutions are not alike, dummy. Every problem looks like a nail to America, and I’m sick of it. We don’t need more bluster and intervention. The world will keep turning if we stay out of trouble.

Call Sarah Palin, Scott. She wants her word salad back.

Common Whore

I suppose any Republican running for office has to eventually confront the Christian Right and try to get them in line for their candidacy. But who can tell the difference between pandering and what the candidate actually thinks? It’s Scott Walker’s turn to reach out to these morons. But he’s such a destructive force as a governor it wouldn’t surprise me if this is how he really thinks about Christian homeschoolers:

When Scott Walker talks about education—whether he’s in the parking lot of Office Products Co. in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, or on stage at Disney World in front of deep-pocketed, business-friendly donors—he mentions home schooling.

“Tonette and I have two sons who both went to public schools and we were blessed that they were great for our family,” the governor emailed. “As governor, my goal is to make sure that everyone’s child has access to a great education. For many, that will mean a traditional public school. For others, it may be a charter or a private or a virtual or a home school environment. I trust parents to make the right choice for their children and I want to help them have as many quality choices as possible.”

He added that he is open to federal and state policy changes “that make it easier for families to home-school their children.”

So basically, Walker likes the idea of a legion of undereducated, non-critical thinkers (future Republicans, I guess). Just see what he’s doing to the colleges in his state. But the homeschool bevy wants more-they want Walker to obliterate basic learning standards like Common Core:

“We have a Republican-controlled legislature,” said Tina Hollenbeck, a home school mom from Green Bay who runs the Homeschool Resource Roadmap curriculum database. “It could be gone. It’s not. On Common Core, he has done absolutely nothing at all.”

“There’s concern about his commitment,” said Shane Vander Hart, an Iowa home school dad who contributes to Truth in American Education and edits the blog Caffeinated Thoughts.

What is it about Common Core that they can’t stand? Do they not understand what it requires? What is in it that is so objectionable? Is it because the monstrous “federal gubbermint” is running it (it’s not)? Here’s a few theories. It’s those issues and more.

It’s just unbelievable. Once upon a time, I used to think that Republicans were just playing political football with extreme right-wing causes like abortion, issues like education and voting rights. I never thought they were serious. But the scales have dropped from my eyes. Anything is on the cutting room table. They’re not just slashing taxes on the rich. They’re readying for the impending culture war. And God knows what that’s going to look like.

Or maybe we know, because we’re smack dab in it.

Not Only A Bigot, But A Fool

No rational person thinks that gay marriage is going to affect their lives one bit. However, 30-40% of the country is preparing itself for a civil war over the issue.

I don’t get it. I just don’t get it.

What’s all the fuss? Straight people eat pussy, suck dicks and go anal. How is homosexual sex any different when you get right down to the nitty? And no one has ever said that clergy will be coerced into performing ceremonies for gay couples. My brother, something of a Jesus fanatic, once said to me that separation of church and state is a two way street; you leave us alone and we leave you alone. Fine. Just fine. I can deal with that view. Now, as to refusing to cater to gay people hiring business, well, that’s probably going to be a no-no soon enough. Plenty of metros have anti-discrimination laws protecting gay folk. These laws should go national-they should be rolled into the Civil Rights Act. I think it is inevitable. We don’t get to treat others as second-class citizens anymore. We know how that goes.

With these things in mind, what the hell is this?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide.

“I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman,” Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. “If the court decides that, the only next approach is for those who are supporters of marriage being defined as between one man and one woman is ultimately to consider pursuing a constitutional amendment.”

An amendment? Really, asshole? That’s our founding document. Banning gay marriage is so important that it deserves a  place beside free speech, disestablishment, equal protection in the eyes of the law, the banning of slavery, and the right to vote regardless of race or sex.

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. I would like to see what an amendment would look like that doesn’t make it a festering pustule of discrimination marring our most sacred compact. Oh wait, I found it:

:Constitutional Amendment

Grants the United States and each state, territory, and possession the power to define marriage as limited to the union of one man and one woman.

Declares that: (1) nothing in this constitution shall be construed to require that marriage or its legal incidents be conferred upon any union other than the union of one man and one woman or to require that a state recognize a marriage that was licensed in another state; and (2) no decision or order of any court to the contrary, including any decision or order issued before the date of ratification, shall have any force or effect.

Ah, the old “states” gambit. Look at that garbage. The last time we tried to enshrine morality in the Constitution, it didn’t last long.

I don’t think it’s worth worrying about since Scottie and Rafael are going to self-destruct because they are morons, but careful, we’ve elected morons before. Sometimes we did it twice. So it’s important to know what we are up against-and to be vigilant in protecting our dignity before the law.

The Great White Hope

Up until recently, Scott Walker has enjoyed a robust presence in the presidential race, even though he hasn’t declared yet. He’s playing very coy about his views, trying to remain the least controversial choice. A Serious Contender. No more:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended his decision to sign a law in Wisconsin mandating ultrasounds for women before they get abortions, calling ultrasounds “just a cool thing out there.”

In an interview on “The Dana Show,” the Wisconsin Republican and 2016 presidential hopeful boasted to host Dana Loesch, “We defunded Planned Parenthood, we signed a law that requires an ultrasound. Which, the thing about that, the media tried to make that sound like that was a crazy idea.”

Defending the legislation against what he called the “gotcha” media, Walker said, “Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people all the time who’ll get out their iPhone and show me a picture of their grandkids’ ultrasound and how excited they are, so that’s a lovely thing. I think about my sons are 19 and 20, you know we still have their first ultrasound picture. It’s just a cool thing out there.”

Guilting women into an unwanted pregnancy is “a cool thing”. That is, if you can find a doctor to violate your reproductive rights in Wisconsin. This will not play with moderates. I want to know-how can Scott Walker be a contender for president when he is ruining his home state? Is the plan to fuck the state dry and then move on to destroying the federal government? Methinks so.

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