Walker: I Fought the Unions, I Can Fight ISIS

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.


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  • Loqi

    Yeah, angry union electricians and teachers are a lot like extremist killers. Why, I was beheaded by my high school teachers almost daily for not turning in homework.

  • themadtapper

    Putting aside the idiocy of comparing peaceful protestors to ISIS butchers, there’s also the matter of Walker being so abominable that he drew 100,00 Wisconsin protestors over his union policies. And yet Obama, who is supposedly so evil nothing short of a revolution can stop him, never draws more than a couple thousand from across the whole country.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    He was asked what he would do to stop ISIS and his response was he’d do it, which you can believe because he has confidence. And they clap. Morons.

  • U Frood

    What do you mean what would he do to stop ISIS? You blow them up. It’s simple. You just throw enough troops and bombs at the problem and it goes away. Worked for Afghanistan and Iraq, didn’t it?

  • daved

    Even some of Walker’s fellow conservatives are lambasting him over this one, and he’s busily sending out his spokesdroids to walk it back.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I didn’t even know ISIS had a union.

  • John Pieret

    If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world

    Gee, I didn’t know ISIL was beheading all those people with picket signs!

  • dingojack

    “I fought the unicorns, and I won,

    I fought the unicorns, and I won” – wanker Walker

    (but if, and only if, ‘unicorns’ = ‘law’ & Walker = The Clash.)


  • D. C. Sessions

    Sounds like the President should sent Governor Walker to face down ISIL just like he did those protesters.

  • scienceavenger

    And now we know why he keeps punting on all his other questions.

  • dugglebogey

    I have a good friend who moved here recently from Milwaukee. His children were in school there and he has said nothing to me about the teachers being equal to terrorists.

  • iangould

    Well, shit, let’s team him up with this guy and ship them both off to Iraq.


  • whheydt

    Wait until some aide tells Walker that the ISIS fighters are (a) heavily armed, and (b) will shoot pretty much anything that moves…including him.

  • sc_262299b298126f9a3cc21fb87cce79da

    I’d like to see a district attorney run against Walker for governor and declare: “I have put away rapists and child molesters, so I can overcome Scott Walker in this election!”

    Gerry L

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Excellent, give him a gun and some ammo and send him on his way!

  • dan4

    I watched the video, and it didn’t look like he was actually making a serious comparison of ISIS to protesting Wisconsin teachers…but was instead making a (lame) attempt at humor (you can clearly see that he is smirking when he gets to “If I can take on….”).

  • lorn

    Modusoperandi @6:

    “I didn’t even know ISIS had a union.”


    You win one internet.

  • dingojack

    Walker –

    Step 1) Book a room in a five star hotel in Ankara (That’s in Turkey. Get an aid to Google it)

    Step 2) Gird Billo’s loins with Room Service and premium cable porn

    Step3) Give Billo a loofah, a dodgy Romanian-English phrasebook and an avocado spoon

    BAM! ISIL will be gone by the morning.

    Just ask this expert:

    ‘So Mr William O’Reilly (no relation at all, really) how effective is Billo’s Distance Problem Solving Service (BDPSS Pty Ltd) been for you?’…



  • Akira MacKenzie

    dingojack @ 18

    Give Billo a loofah…

    I think you mean a falafel.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    In the Clash’s version the law won.

    It was the Dead Kennedy’s who claimed to have won their battle with Johnny Law.


  • dingojack

    Akira – give Billo a falafel and it’d probably turn out like this. Some people will do anything to avoid the hotel bill. 😉

    Fifth Dentist – I was thinking of this, but there’s loads of covers.


  • dingojack

    Even made it into fine art.


  • dingojack

    Oops. Well, perhaps the DKs were being uncharacteristically optimistic and The Clash were being realists.

    😉 Dingo

  • marcus

    I am fairly convinced that this idiot is going to be the ‘thug candidate. He’s got the Koch money and he’s got the backing of the teabaggers (because they really do believe that facing down a bunch of teachers and union organizers is exactly like facing down armed terrorists).