by: the Common Constitutionalist
Scott Walker has thrown his hat in the crowded ring of presidential hopefuls. I don’t know a ton about Walker, but I do know he has had great success in Wisconsin standing up to and defeating the left.
I’ve considered him one of my top tier of candidates and unlike some, if he gets the nod, despite not being my favorite, I would vote for him. But then I saw this.
A few days ago college professor, Tim Koechlin, wrote of Walker in the Huffington Post, regarding a correspondence he received from the Governor’s campaign.
Of course, being a college professor, he must be well versed and erudite as will be apparent.
Evidently, it all started innocently enough, as Tim received a “Team Walker” campaign flyer asking for his support and a donation to Walker’s campaign. Now, what does a “normal” person do when receiving one of these from a candidate one is clearly not going to vote for? Obviously it gets filed in the nearest waste disposal device (a trashcan).
But if you are a highly educated college professor, you don’t take the piece of “junk mail” lying down. This mass-mailing is to be taken as a personal affront to you and all radical leftist higher educators.
And Mr. Koechlin’s response is classic. He begins with: “Dear Governor Walker; F-you!” So right away we can see the whimsical turn of phrase of a classic University educator.
He continues: “I am appalled by 35 years of soaring inequality in the U.S., and by politicians like you who promote policies that make it worse – of tax cuts for the 1%, deregulation and relentless attacks on working people and the unions that advocate for them. I am appalled by your willingness to trade off the well-being of working people and the health of a fabulous state University system for your grandiose, selfish ambition. I am appalled by your pandering – to the worst impulses of right wing voters, and to the Koch brothers. I will do whatever I can to make sure you will not become president. Stop writing me.”
Although obviously highly educated, Tim doesn’t appear to grasp the idea of mass-mailing. It may just be me, but I don’t think Gov. Walker is writing specifically to Tim, but I could be mistaken.
Tim then explains that he thought he made himself quite clear in his response, but, I’ll be darned if he didn’t receive yet another plea of support from the governor, as he claims the next one was “actually, from Governor Walker himself,” which, of course it was not. It was simply another form letter, just addressed to “Timothy.”
Tim certainly does seem passionate about his politics as he spews virtually every leftist talking point in the book – including the evil Koch brothers. You have to wonder if this guy even knows who the Koch brothers are, or like other ill-informed Marxists, just repeats every lie he hears.
When Walker officially announced, Tim writes that, “Jason Easley (of PoliticusUSA) got it just right: During Walker’s presidential announcement, ‘you could almost see the Koch brothers’ lips moving.’” Who ever said radicals don’t have a sense of humor.
Tim also complains that Walker supports trickle-down economics, tax cuts for corporations, deregulation, he opposes same-sex marriage and the LGBTQ agenda. He is for diminishing the power of the EPA, and repealing the Affordable Care Act. Walker is for open pit iron mining and increased coal fired power plants. He favors fracking and “expresses disdain for those who are concerned about global climate change.”
Man – I’m loving this guy! I mean Walker, not little Timmy.
And as if it couldn’t get any better, Timmy writes: ” And Walker has shamelessly adopted the right-wing’s racist playbook, at every opportunity, blaming the low pay, insecurity and anxiety of white working-class people on ‘undeserving’ people of color – ‘welfare’ recipients, illegal immigrants, Muslims and, of course, president Obama.”
Now, I haven’t studied all of Walker’s positions closely yet, but if what little Timmy has claimed is even close to being accurate, if Walker gets the nod, he has my enthusiastic vote!