Friday, February 27, 2015


Every time CPAC meets, I am inundated with the various candidates giving speeches. Even though I only watch MSNBC, which is a very left wing cable news station, the speeches are impossible to escape. I limit myself these days to watching news maybe twice a week... if that. But the stories are on all the Internet news sites too.

Sometimes though what is said is funny. To some, Scott Walker, the destroyer of unions, is the great white hope. He's attractive, dynamic, but also ignorant. Perfect. The cartoon/photo satire world has taken advantage of one of his less intelligent comments to create an image, which I think is humorous and hope you do too-- whether rightie or leftie. Hey, it's good to laugh

There are a bunch more of the images showing what Walker managed to face down... not in person, of course. I am not sure he's the funniest of these potential candidates to run our country but the image is a winner. I know ISIS is not funny at all, but the idea that Walker posed here certainly is-- that his experience putting down teacher unions qualifies him to run the country.

Update: for those who think Walker has been a primo governor, check this out.



Ingineer66 said...

That is funny, but he has more executive experience than the Community Organizer in Chief.

Rain Trueax said...

Ah yes executive experience in damaging his state-- that kind, you mean?

Ingineer66 said...

Well the deficit was $3.6 Billion when he took office and it went to a surplus and is now cycling back to a deficit. Some of the school rules that he changed were unbleiveably stupid and they were able to hire more teachers and reduce class size because they saved money after he changed the rules. The unions brought in a lot of out of state agitators to fight him but I haven't followed what happened after that.

Rain Trueax said...

More on Scott Walker and his wisdom on foreign issues-- Ronald Reagan and Walker misunderstandings... or was that ignorance?. This guy is quite the number.

As to his immediate boost for taking money for the workers and giving it to the wealthy in tax cuts, it tends to be a short term solution... That is one of the problems Repubs have-- always looking for short term and never seeing the long term.

He came in second at CPAC, which means he appeals the extreme young right wingers who love red meat and usually are poorly informed on what really will happen when they get too much of it. I figured from the numbers on Rand Paul's win that there must have been 3000 attendees (some say last year had 10,000). It is amazing to me that such small numbers are considered so important. The truth is whoever wins CPAC does not have a chance to win a real election and Walker is one prime example with his mix of ignorance and lies, where he totally drank the kool-aid with no comprehension of what it will mean. If righties nominate him, which I find unlikely, all this will show up big time. He would get zero votes from any progressive and questionable on moderates based on his social positions-- which to some matter more than taxes.

The issue here though was his acting as if his pushing through changes to unions and bargaining power was the equivalent of fighting ISIS or al Qaeda. He compares himself to Reagan but remember what Reagan did after the bombing of our marine barracks in Lebanon-- he got the troops out of there. Does Walker have much of an idea who Reagan really was or just the stereotypes, which are often quite popular with righties-- especially young and ignorant ones.

CPAC has become a big deal based on who sponsors it-- Who pays for CPAC. For those who never click on links, the big sponsors were: National Rifle Association, the Heritage Foundation, the Trump Organization Inc. and the Motion Picture Association of America. No surprise for what the philosophies were nor why Trump gets such a prime spotlight when he's such a joke.

Ingineer66 said...

I don't know much about him yet.
But the Dems share in that short term benefit plan. Clinton refinance a lot of the nations debt into short term notes to reduce the interest payments while he was in office. That could have gone either way for the long term. I think it it is politicians thing more than a repub or dem thing.

Rain Trueax said...

Clinton is no favorite of mine on a lot of scores-- none of which relate to his sexual peccadilloes. I just keep hoping the dems will offer a choice other than Hillary but it does not look likely. It's hard to imagine voting for any rightie; so I'll be stuck but I won't like it!

Ingineer66 said...

Then vote for Jeb. He is not a rightie.

Rain Trueax said...

Jeb, the guy who did all he could to keep alive a woman who was virtually brain dead. He even went so far as to try and find a way to charge the husband who was trying to free her-- and all based on religion.

The guy who does not believe in marriage equality?

The Bush with the brains who doesn't understand 20,000 is not 200,000?

The guy who would end all legal abortions based on his religion?

The guy being supported by the Neocons who are so eager to go to war again-- not to pay for it, of course?

That guy?

You have to be kidding.

You only have one candidate I might consider but I don't know his stand on social issues even though he's a libertarian and should be open to each individual making their own choice-- where it doesn't hurt another. He should support gay marriage as it's only about religion that he would not. And he claims he wouldn't send our troops all around the world without thinking long and hard first... Rand Paul in other words.

Jeb Bush is already owned by the oligarchs-- just like his whole family.