Scott Walker is a progressives worst nightmare. They fear him, and they fear that he will be the GOP’s nominee in 2016. As I easily predicted, progressive are already trying their best to destroy Scott Walker. They have to ensure that he does not get past the primary, because he is one of the few GOP candidates who would easily defeat Hilary Clinton in 2016. You can see their fear, in the way that they are going after him, the insane questions that they are asking him. You can also see why they are afraid of him, in the way that he responds to their desperate attacks.
After Mayor Giuliani made his comment about President Obama not loving America, the media went after Scott Walker, trying to get him to slip up. Trying to make a huge media story out of his response, trying to end his campaign before it managed to get started. The progressive media went about their typical game plan. They tried to force Governor Walker to reject and throw Giuliani under the bus. This divides the party, and opens the governor up to make gaffs, which will hurt him in the future. Governor Walker refused to take the bait, and refused to play their demented little game.
Governor Walker was asked by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel if Mayor Giuliani was out of line when he made his comments, he responded simply by saying no. He then said, “I’ve said repeatedly that (Giuliani) can speak for himself. The president can defend that.” Eloquently handled. But wait, no gaff, no throwing Giuliani under the bus. This cannot be allowed, this is wrong, Scott Walker did not play ball like he is supposed to. Republicans are supposed to turn on their own when pushed by the Press. He did not, he handled the question perfectly. The mayor has an opinion, President Obama is free to defend himself from that opinion. End of story. Simple, clean, and infuriating to progressives seeking to ensure a JEB Bush candidacy.
The follow up question, was obvious, they had to try to get Governor Walker to make a slip. They had to get their blood. So they asked, “Do you think the President loves America?”
Governor Walker responded ” assume most people in this country love America. And to me I don’t think it’s worth getting into the battle over whether he does or he doesn’t. He can handle that himself. I know I do. And I know there are great people in this country who love this country and who … feel this country’s exceptional and it doesn’t necessarily align by party. I think there are Republicans and Democrats and plenty of people in between. I’ve never asked the president so I don’t really know what his opinions are on that one way or another”
Again a wonderful response. He does not play the progressive’s game. He doesn’t begin fawning over President Obama, saying “Oh of course he does, he is a man dedicated to the country”, a move which would turn away the CRITICAL conservative vote. He doesn’t make news by saying “nah, I think he is a commie”. He put the issue to bed and moved on. Of course, progressives don’t like that. I have seen on multiple pages their responses to this story, many starting with “he is an idiot”.
The the Washington Post tried more “gotcha” politics, tired to get Governor Walker to play their little game. They tried really hard to work him into a trap. They asked him whether or not he thought Barack Obama was a Christian. The wording of the question was not published, but Governor Walker’s answer was. Governor Walker replied “I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that. I’ve never asked him that. You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that. How could I say if I know either of you are a Christian” An answer no reporter was ready for. That is not how Republicans are supposed to answer, they are supposed to crumble like leafs in the wind. They are supposed to denounce their vial past, and support the Democrat that they are being questioned about. Governor Walker didn’t. he did not crumble, and he did not walk into their little trap.
Governor Walker also made this statement, “Was it (Teamsters president) Jimmy Hoffa that ripped on the TEA party and called them unpatriotic, and the president was standing there and nobody asked him that? To me, it seems I’ve had multiple days of an incredible double standard. They don’t ask the president about people like Jimmy Hoffa, they don’t ask Hillary Clinton about others out there.”
The response Governor Walker gave to this atypical progressive hack job attempt at journalism highlight exactly why people like him. It demonstrates exactly how he was able to not only win the governor’s race in Wisconsin, survive a recall election, and then win reelection to the office. He does not accept the distorted premise of the media’s question. He does not try to be liked by the media. He says what he thinks and moves on. This is something that comes from having principles, something that comes from believing in something. This ability to defend against journalists, is only found in someone who is running on who they actually are, not who they want to be perceived as.
Traditional GOP candidates always fall to the press, hence why the fail to win the White House. They fall into the traps the press sets for them, primarily because their “conservative values” are a facade put on in order to win over who they feel are the parties degenerate base. They want to be loved by the press, they want to be accepted. They end up making mistakes trying to pretend to be a conservative, then they make mistakes trying to cover up for it. They lose their creditability with conservatives, and thus lose the election. JEB Bush is one such person. His moderate stance will ultimately be a handicap that leads to Hilary Clinton in the White House.
Scott Walker is a man who can win conservatives, and thus win the White House. He has won three MAJOR elections in Wisconsin, the home of the progressive movement. He won by articulating conservatives, and not bowing down to progressive thugs. He can win the White House, and that is why the progressives fear him.
When the primary season comes, and you find yourself with a choice, ask yourself this. Do you want to cast your vote for a man who progressives fear, or do you want to vote for someone who progressives told you “is the only candidate who could beat Hilary”? Why would progressives tell conservatives who could win the Presidency? Maybe because that candidate is the easiest target. Scott Walker would be a strong candidate, and would be able to crush Hilary Clinton. Something JEB Bush can only dream of doing.
I personally would much rather hear Scott Walker’s acceptance speech, than JEB Bush’s concession speech.