At CPAC, Scott Walker made a remark that caught the attention of many of the left, and some on the right:
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.
The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor union leaders across the country after remarks delivered on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington. The annual conference features more than a dozen potential Republican presidential contenders over three days hoping to win over conservative activists.
Asked how he would handle the Islamic State group if elected president, Walker said, “For years I’ve been concerned about that threat, not just abroad but here on American soil.”
“If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world,” he said.
Cue the umbrage!
“It’s disgusting that Gov. Walker would compare everyday heroes – educators – to international terrorists,” said Betsy Kippers, a teacher and president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council.
“Gov. Walker, I know terrorism. I know that your own state’s citizens speaking up for what’s right isn’t terrorism,” said Jim Tucciarelli, a union representative in New York City whose office was one block away from the 9/11 attacks. “Today, after hearing your words, I also know the sound of cowardice.”
This also caught the attention of WisPolitics.com. What makes that interesting is that the editor of WisPolitics is one JR Ross, who has it in for Scott Walker and today labored to resurrect an alleged scandal.
This morning on Fox News even Chris Wallace called it a misstep.
But is it?
The story has fallen off the radar faster than a B2 bomber. Why?
Because the analogy is apt. Unions are like terrorists. They employ terrorist tactics.
Terrorism: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.
Terror: something that causes very strong feelings of fear, something that is terrifying
Strong feelings of fear as a means of coercion. Hmmmm. Witness:
According to reporting by Martin Hawver: “The Kansas House this morning — for the first time in decades — was interrupted by shouting from the balcony by opponents of the bill that would prohibit employers from providing union political action committee checkoff on paychecks.”
Members of District Council 33 were joined by PGW workers for a few protest laps around City Hall, blocking traffic around the entire perimeter and creating a massive traffic jam in center city. Union members say they are still looking for what DC 33 leader Pete Matthews calls “a fair contract.”
I love this one:
Union members disrupt cancer charity event
“They think being disruptive for their personal gain is more important than beating pancreatic cancer…”
Americans are historically an understanding and forgiving people.
There are usually few things that the average citizen would consider crossing the line.
Beating puppies, throwing rocks at a station wagon full of nuns, and purposefully attempting to disrupt a fundraiser for one of the deadliest forms of cancer would arguably rate in the top three.
Yet the latter of the three is exactly what union members did recently in New York City.
And this is a beauty:
Hundreds of Marxist class warfare radicals converged onto the private property of the deputy general counsel of Bank of America, Greg Baer, last Sunday after being shipped in on 14 buses by the unions that got Barack Obama elected.
As Big Government demonstrates, it is part of a much bigger crusade to stir up class tensions by brow-beating, harassing and intimidating business executives into giving them whatever they’ve decided they’re entitled to at the moment.
But unfortunately, Mr. Baer was not home and his young son had to lock himself in the bathroom as these degenerates terrorized him for hours.
These are the same people who relentlessly bullied banks into lowering their lending standards and giving more bad loans to unqualified people…which created this culture of unaccountable lending that eventually destroyed the economy.
“Terrorizes family”, as in “terrorists.”
Union members stormed the Wisconsin State Capitol in 2011. Some of the same protesters invaded the properties of some legislators, forcing them and their families to abandon their homes for safety. These fine citizens caused $7.5 million in damages to the Capitol and left some .22 shells sitting around.
More recently when unions were angry with Scott Walker, those “heroes” and “educators” decided to terrorize Scott Walker’s parents:
After storming the Wisconsin State House and countless events featuring Governor Walker, the angry mob of union protesters has reached a new low — protesting outside the home of the governor’s parents.
Unions even resort to shooting those who step out of line.
Did you know that the group Islamic Jihad has its own union?
Scott Walker is right. If he can handle these unions, he can handle ISIS. ISIS might even be easier.
So why did this story vanish?
Because the media doesn’t want you to see what you just read.