May 9, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker, aka as the "the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to run their Midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin" (h/t Charlie Pierce) has been having a bit of trouble lately on the foreign policy front as we previously discussed here, and here, so I guess he felt the need to dial the fearmongering up to 11 at the latest wingnut forum of the month, the South Carolina Freedom Summit.

Walker attacked President Obama with every one of the typical Republican talking points we've been hearing out of them for months on end now over Iran and ISIS and just for good measure, threw in his best imitation of George W. Bush right at the end where he said he wanted a leader who is going to "take the fight to them, before they take it to us."

Unfortunately for Walker, all of us with a memory longer than that of a flea know how well that worked out us already.

I know Walker assumes that Republicans can't remember anything that happened before the "blah guy" got elected president, and believe that the history of the United States started on the day that the Kenyan usurper entered the White House. That said, if he's hoping the rest of the country has forgotten as well, he just might be in for a surprise.

Here's more from The Hill on his fearmongering this Saturday (Don't you just love their framing in the headline?): Walker goes strong on foreign policy:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) brought a South Carolina crowd to its feet Saturday during his remarks on national security, a topic generally considered Walker’s Achilles heel as he weighs a run for president.

Addressing the South Carolina Freedom Summit, likely GOP candidate Walker used foreign policy as the climax for his speech, framing the issue as a matter of courage and emotion rather than “something you read in the newspaper.”

“On behalf of your children and mine, I want a leader that is willing to take a fight to them before they take the fight to us,” Walker said, referring to ISIS and “radical Islamic” fighters. The line received a standing ovation.

Walker also repeatedly referred to his trip to Israel, scheduled for this weekend, where he will undergo what the Washington Post described as a “crash-course in foreign policy.”

“We need a president to affirm that Israel is our ally and start acting like it,” he told the crowd.


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