GOP presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells supporters that his bid to be the next president of the United States is “not just man’s calling” but “God’s calling.”
Earlier today Walker officially announced his candidacy for president via Twitter. As part of his presidential campaign launch, Walker sent an email to supporters. The following is an excerpt from that email:
My relationship with God drives every major decision in my life. Each day I pray and then take time to read from the Bible and from a devotional named Jesus Calling.
As you can imagine, the months leading up to my announcement that I would run for President of the United States were filled with a lot of prayer and soul searching.
Here’s why: I needed to be certain that running was God’s calling — not just man’s calling. I am certain: This is God’s plan for me and I am humbled to be a candidate for President of the United States.
Walker is another Christian extremist in a field of GOP candidates dominated by Christian extremists. Walker, the son of a Baptist pastor, wears his faith on his sleeve, and holds obnoxious and extreme Christian positions like opposing abortion rights and marriage equality.
Particularly odious is Walker’s extreme anti-intellectualism, and his attack on higher education.
Currently Walker is waging a holy war against higher education, a war being driven by the anti-intellectualism of conservative Christian extremism.
Walker, a college dropout, is doing everything in his power to destroy one of America’s premier public universities, the University of Wisconsin.
As for reproductive health care, Walker has been a leader in the GOP war on women. In Wisconsin, Walker’s draconian mandatory ultrasound law is part of a larger project promoted by the religious right to deny women access to abortion, and undermine women’s access to health care.
As for foreign relations, while appearing overseas an audience in London laughed at the Wisconsin Governor and now Republican presidential candidate for refusing to say whether or not he believed in evolution.
Walker is not unique in his contempt for higher education, for women, and for scientific truth. Such odious positions are common among the conservative Christians that currently make up the base of the Republican party.
(H/T Right Wing Watch)