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During the sleepy summer months other candidates have announced their runs, sometimes to acclaim and sometimes to silence, but Wisconsin’s governor has bided his time. He has plotted, planned, and stayed out of the spotlight while overseeing the approval of his state’s budget. Monday he finally announced, in a heartland-themed ceremony outside of Milwaukee.
Introduced by his wife Tonette, Walker took the stage sans teleprompter and ticked off one conservative priority after another. It was a serious, straightforward speech delivered from — and to — middle America. It wasn’t flashy, but with his record, Walker didn’t need it to be. Think Cal Coolidge if he ate brats and rooted for the Packers.
Walker has spent one-and-a-half terms tipping sacred cows and winning three elections amidst the most toxic leftist attacks imaginable. Riots in the streets, court-ordered harassment of his allies, and threats on his family weren’t enough to make him back down. This steel makes Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) very, very nervous. The official Twitter account of the DNC has shrieked all weekend over the unassuming executive’s entry into the race.
And he’s running for president. pic.twitter.com/lGtxlAoOoH
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) July 13, 2015
They left out PUPPY-KICKING, MATTRESS TAG-RIPPING, BABY-SHAKING, and DONUT-LICKING, but you get the idea. They want Americans to think that Scott Walker is the scariest thing to come out of the Badger State since Jeffrey Dahmer. Even worse, this monster sometime agrees with the Koch brothers.
The Dem-loving press spent their weekend alternating between demonizing Walker and mocking him as too dull for the White House. Inexplicably, every news site trumpeted the grumbling of one of the governor’s most famous victims.
A top union leader just issued the best press release ever. In six words, he destroyed Scott Walker: http://t.co/BoZNnr0bHD
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 13, 2015
Richard Trumka’s six words were not “yes, sir, may I have another?” and did not so much “destroy” Walker as bitterly remind liberals that public-sector unions are the bottom layer of the governor’s throne of skulls. Big Labor threw everything they had at Walker only to see him crush his enemies, see them driven before him, and hear the lamentations of their life-partners.
Looking at the panic on the interwebz, Walker has emerged as a sort of Keyser Söze figure to the left.
Who is Scott Walker? He is supposed to be from Wauwatosa. Some say his father was a Baptist. Nobody believed he was for real. That was his power.
One story the guys told me, the story I believe, was from his days in Madison. There was a gang of labor thugs that wanted their own union. They realized that to be in power, you didn’t need guns or money or even numbers. You just needed the will to do what the other guy wouldn’t. After a while, they come into power and then they come after Walker. He was small-time then, just running numbers, they say.
The union thugs knew Walker was tough, not to be trifled with, so they let him know they meant business. Then he showed these men of will what will really was. After dissolving the union, he lets the last member go. He waits until the recall is over and then he goes after the rest of the mob.
He fires their kids, he fires their wives, he fires their parents and their parents’ friends. He forecloses the houses they live in and the offices they work in, he fires people that owe them money. And like that he was gone. Underground. Nobody has ever seen him since. He becomes a myth, a spook story that Democrats tell their kids at night. “Rat on your shop steward, and Scott Walker will get you.”
Walker, perhaps seeing the praise for the “fighting” Trump, repeatedly said, “I will fight for you.” But unlike the Donald, Walker added that he would “win for you.” If his record is any indication, the left has every right to be nervous.