February 21, 2015 3:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Scott Walker has failed “an early test of character” as the Washington Post put it.

Mr. Walker likes to present himself as a man of courage, based on his record in Wisconsin, but maybe facing down public-sector unions doesn’t tell you all that much about the bravery of a Republican governor. On two occasions in recent days, he has proved himself incapable of saying basic truths that might offend some of his potential voters: First, that evolution is real, and second, that an honorable politician criticizes his opponent’s policies, not his patriotism. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) showed his understanding of that principle Friday when he said, “I believe the president loves America. His ideas are bad.”

…It was particularly pathetic to see Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), another would-be president, scrambling to steal some of the spotlight of Mr. Walker’s cowardice by issuing a statement titled, “Gov. Jindal Refuses to Condemn Mayor Giuliani.” The only response to that can be, who cares?

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

29 responses to WaPo: Scott Walker’s Spineless Silence

  1. NW10 February 21st, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Scooter only answers to two people: David and Charles!

    • rg9rts February 22nd, 2015 at 7:25 am

      and sleeps at their feet

  2. Red Eye Robot February 21st, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Oh Nooooooooes! the Liberal Washington Post thinks Scott Walker is a bad man! They can’t seem to show us examples of how Obama loves America though

    • Dwendt44 February 21st, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      You mean that the 5 years of job growth, the millions who now have health insurance, ending two wars, one of which we didn’t need to start, and a host of other great actions don’t count?

    • tiredoftea February 21st, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      Because two terms as President doesn’t say that enough? You are an idiot.

      • rg9rts February 22nd, 2015 at 7:25 am

        You are too kind

        • tiredoftea February 22nd, 2015 at 11:20 am

          I have my moments.

    • bpollen February 21st, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Yeah, why wouldn’t the Post include little anecdotes about Obama and a whole cast of characters in an article about Scott Walker? Why not a little sidebar about being a Furry? The price of a Lexus in Uzbekistan wasn’t included, nor did they include a treatise on popular fly-fishing spots! Obvious liberal bias!

    • granpa.usthai February 22nd, 2015 at 2:55 am

      -enough to track down and kill the terrorist leader who was behind the terrorist attacks on 9-11-2001.
      so – show US one damn Republican with that much love?

    • rg9rts February 22nd, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Wasn’t Osama’s head enough??? How about getting out of two useless wars that cost the taxpayer TRILLIONS , how about a growing economy, Can you still buy a Chevy…want more????

  3. labman57 February 21st, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    It would seem that interviewers should restrict their questions to asking Walker what newspapers and magazines he reads, as he apparently cannot express a point of view on any other topic until after he has consulted his Magic 8-Ball.

  4. Suzanne McFly February 21st, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    This is hardly his first act of weakness, this twit bends over for a nickel as long as a Koch drops it.

  5. rg9rts February 22nd, 2015 at 7:26 am

    What do you expect from a bagger’s delight??? Truth in advertising??

  6. Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 11:18 am

    What’s Obama (or Hillary’s stand on evolution??? It seem like after 10 – 20 years someone would have asked them this important issue?????

    • Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 11:21 am

      I dare the sissy boy coward press to put evolution in the debate as a all/both answer question..

      • arc99 February 22nd, 2015 at 11:45 am

        I doubt the sissy boys at FOX will include evolution in the debate questions as they moderate the GOP primary debates.

        • Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 11:54 am

          I agree, but don’t call the kettle black at MSNBC either. Its a poison pill issue being used as a weapon. They will not ask Hillary.

          • arc99 February 22nd, 2015 at 12:22 pm

            Given that you were 100% incorrect about what has already happened, pardon me if I take your predictions about the future with numerous grains of salt.

            But even if the question never comes up with Hilary, the point is that the base of the Democratic party whose votes she must earn does not dispute evolution. On the other hand, the base of the Republican party does dispute evolution in which case it is entirely appropriate to ask a candidate for the Republican nomination sides with their base or with the prevailing science.

          • Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 12:28 pm

            I’ll buy that. lame but honest.

    • arc99 February 22nd, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Never ceases to amaze me how the President’s critics assume something has never happened, simply because they never heard of it.

      Barack Obama On Science And Charles Darwin

      • Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 11:57 am

        Lets hear it? how does Clinton feel about creation??? tell me then????????

      • Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 12:03 pm

        Is that a I believe in evolution?? Where was the follow up question??? even I appreciate Darwin’s efforts, in spite of being on the wrong page. This is a bunch of bologna.

        • arc99 February 22nd, 2015 at 12:06 pm

          I was pretty sure that like the overwhelming majority of the President’s critics, when presented with facts demonstrating that your original point is wrong (e.g. the President has never addressed the subject), you immediately pivot to criticizing the content of his response, never once acknowledging your error on the underlying facts.

          The President addressed the issue. Your complaints are a bunch of bologna

    • Foundryman February 22nd, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Why? Evolution either for or against, real or unreal, has absolutely nothing to do with legislating or governing the United States.
      Evolution is something you need to talk to your preist, rabbi or iman about, not a politician.

  7. Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    The seeds of life were injected into an electron. On spin around its nucleus resulted in one year of reaction.
    The truth isn’t a idol or a butt kissing contest, its simply something you have to deal with honestly. I’m not here to be your Facebook friend, or meet you. “God’s Greedy Purpose” is serious business.

    • Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Your soul consists of 1 very resilient atom. Nothing on this earth can break it down. You can and will exist without a body.

      • Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 12:20 pm

        What constituted a day before the earth was formed?

        • Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 1:04 pm

          I’ll get back on this topic soon enough but I want to make sure you know (in advance) it is going to be one long Judgment day.

    • Fairypuff Phairypuf February 22nd, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      It’s not hard to imagine the temptation of the faster moving life, and time unit, to abandon the slower/older and demanding creator.