Walker’s a great governor — notMarge Kaptonak of Superior
To the Telegram:
Disclaimer: The following comments are loaded with sarcasm. Beware.
When you stand with Scott Walker, you are not for the environment. Those pesky clean air and water regulations get in the way of fracking and potential earthquakes. Short money gain is more important. Who needs fishing or hunting anyway?
When you stand with Scott Walker, you don’t mind “dirty” politics. Walker may not be convicted of criminal acts, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t know they were happening. You probably think Nixon got the shaft anyway.
When you stand with Scott Walker, you do not support public education — private education, yes, it’s cheap, no elitist degrees needed, a high school diploma is adequate to teach. Public school teachers do not need a decent salary or retirement anyhow. It’s a part-time job and really anyone can teach.
When you stand with Scott Walker, you support politics of corporate America and their big-time donors. That way you never have to open your pocketbooks, because a few rich out-of-staters with inherited wealth (never worked a day in their lives) are bankrolling Walker’s whole campaign. Walker $25 million, Democrats $2.5 million) You know, money is the key to happiness. You don’t think Walker’s stories about those “big union bosses” throwing millions (I wish) at the Democrats could be a lie?
When you stand with Scott Walker, you like a candidate who has his thinking done for him by someone else — the American Legislative Exchange Council. Lockstep conservative Republicans, you’ll get a letter from right wing groups telling you how to vote — then you don’t have to do any research yourself or you can listen to Fox Non-News.
When you stand with Scott Walker, you don’t mind discrimination against women or poor. Women shouldn’t be working anyhow, but should be home taking care of the kids. And the poor, they should be making better choices.
When you stand with Scott Walker, you enjoy kicking the middle class when it’s down. It’s better to “balance” the state budget by “reallocating” money from those who actually drive the economy and give that money to the corporations who sponsored — bought — his election. Why should you care the school cooks, bus drivers and janitors are barely getting by? You’re not your brothers’ keeper.
In the Republican world run by rich middle-aged conservative white men who have forgotten their youth, money accumulation is the goal. They’ll throw a bone down occasionally to the lower classes, but it’s best if you remove yourself from their sight. They have to get back to reading the “good book” on how to be a better Christian and work on fitting through that “eye of a needle” and removing that “log” from their own eye so they can work on the speck in yours.
The above paraphrased comments are from conversations I’ve heard about the campaign trail saying why some voters like Walker. Two of the most ludicrous being that sportsmen should support Walker because he respects the environment (rolls eyes) (When has any Republican ever respected the environment?) and the NRA told me that if Walker loses, the Democrats are going to come to my house and take my guns. (Rolls eyes twice) My dad was a gun owner and a Democrat, sheesh.
The election is June 5. Let’s get away from a dictatorial style of non-leadership and return to compromise. Vote Tom Barrett.