It’s always amusing to see governors run for president and try to burnish their foreign policy credentials. Since they don’t deal with foreign affairs, they do things like taking a trip to Europe to show that they’re men of the world. Gov. Scott Walker took it a step further:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) compared a military battle with the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) to opposing pro-union protesters during his Thursday evening speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Right Wing Watch reported.“If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world,” Walker said in response to a question about how he would handle groups like ISIS.
The governor’s remark alluded to a March 2011 protest that drew around 100,000 demonstrators to the state Capitol opposing an anti-union bill. Walker’s CPAC appearance came a day after the Republican-controlled state Senate passed a “right-to-work” bill despite heavy opposition from the public.
He said that. Out loud. With a straight face. And probably got wild applause from it. That tells you pretty much all you need to know about today’s conservatives.