May 9, 2015 10:00 pm -


Scott Walker got cheers in South Carolina for bragging about how he would “take a fight to them before they take the fight to us.” Last I checked, we’re already over there fighting. But Scott Walker, his audience, and many Republicans keep promoting the falsehood that President Obama is sitting around doing nothing. Well, maybe not “nothing” if that means he’s playing golf.

Walker also repeatedly referred to his trip to Israel, scheduled for this weekend, where he will undergo what the Washington Post described as a “crash-course in foreign policy.”

“We need a president to affirm that Israel is our ally and start acting like it,” he told the crowd.

The Freedom Summit is expected to receive a bevy of declared and likely GOP presidential candidates Saturday, giving the nascent campaigns an opportunity to introduce themselves to early primary voters and begin to distinguish their brands.

Walker, in a loose and jovial speech, subtly tried to separate himself from other likely candidates who will be fighting for the mainstream GOP mantle.

In remarks that could be interpreted as a minor dig at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), a potential rival, Walker played up his family’s humble roots in Wisconsin.

“From our family, we didn’t inherit fame or fortune,” he said, explaining that he once worked flipping burgers at McDonald’s.



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.

25 responses to Walker Gets Cheers For Promoting War

  1. Annie May 9th, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Another clown for the car. There’s nobody in that whole ridiculous party who has what it takes to be President.

    • whatthe46 May 9th, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      aren’t you listening? they said “war.” isn’t that the only thing a president should concentrate on? who gives a chit about what’s best for our country. it’s meaningless to be the president if you’re not willing to kill just cause ya can. /s

  2. whatthe46 May 9th, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    how many of those asshats have a son or daughter in the military? why do people want to have an unnecessary war that benefits no one, except those that will profit of course financially.

    • StoneyCurtisll May 9th, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      excellent question..
      I’m gonna guess, zero of them..

      • whatthe46 May 9th, 2015 at 10:11 pm

        i don’t have to guess that you’re right.

  3. StoneyCurtisll May 9th, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Scott Walker brags about “flippin burgers at McDonalds” as a youth..
    To me thats just one more reason not to vote for this asshole.

  4. StoneyCurtisll May 9th, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Hey Walker, you used to work at the crappiest bad fast food restaurant on the planet..
    I guess that makes you especially suitable for the Fox ‘news’ circuit..
    Both are crappy, unhealthy and bad for you..(doesn’t matter how many people watch/eat garbage) it’s still garbage..

  5. piniella May 9th, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Tuesday, February 03, 2015


    I often hear
    right wing radio gasbags accuse Pres. Obama of being soft on Muslim
    extremists so it’s nice to learn of an MSM reporter getting to the
    bottom of this:

    Scott Walker’s Naive Foreign-Policy Beliefs

    His prescription for success: tough rhetoric and never ruling out “boots on the ground.”

    Conor Friedersdorf Feb 3 2015, 6:00 AM ET

    RADDATZ: You don’t think 2,000 air strikes is taking it to ISIS in Syria and Iraq?

    WALKER: I think we need to have an aggressive strategy anywhere around the world. I think it’s a mistake to –

    RADDATZ: But what does that mean? I don’t know what aggressive strategy means. If we’re bombing and we’ve done 2,000 air strikes, what does an aggressive strategy mean in foreign policy?

  6. Talkin_Truth May 10th, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Walker slapped down teachers, librarians and nurses.

    He thinks this qualifies him to take on ISIS.

    • CandideThirtythree May 11th, 2015 at 2:36 am

      yep, beating up on women is all that coward can do.

  7. bpollen May 10th, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Betcha all the cheering peanut section doesn’t have a single member willing to volunteer to “take the fight to them.” God knows little Scottie wouldn’t.

  8. Darksnark May 10th, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Rick Santorum was also showing a right-wing audience just how excited he gets when thinking about another Middle Eastern war:

    • Larry Schmitt May 10th, 2015 at 4:45 am

      You should warn people before you post something like that.

    • Warman1138 May 10th, 2015 at 7:00 am

      That was disturbing…..FUNNY…..but disturbing.

  9. ObrooSir May 10th, 2015 at 3:00 am

    It’s always those that never have to experience the horror of war and death that advocate on its behalf. This is absolutely disgusting. Let’s no longer disregard the fact that we’ve dug ourselves into a deeper hole, and that our efforts are killing more civilians than they are killing our enemies. Violence encourages retribution; this war will never end. We need smarter people enacting and voicing better methods to handle our enemies. I’m tired of wasting all our money sending soldiers far off to murder or be murdered and to risk their physical and mental health fighting a war we should have never entered.

  10. fahvel May 10th, 2015 at 3:02 am

    other than a lobby and money and access to oil, why is isreal so important to the usa? Also, if his contituents shouted, “send me, I wanna go to war”, maybe that would be a +.

    • Warman1138 May 10th, 2015 at 6:57 am

      Maybe we could lure them over there with candy and bright, shiny things that sparkle.

  11. burqa May 10th, 2015 at 3:58 am

    This sad sack is going to have to dramatically tweak up his game in the dumbass department if he ‘s going to get the GOP nomination. This just came out as thin gruel, but the Right Wing Dunce Contest judges gave Walker a sympaththy vote and he’s moved up one space to a dismal 26th place, behind Joe Barton and ahead of Stacey Campfield.
    Sorry folks, we won’t be going to the leaderboard.
    That’s just for the top 20.

    Walker’s campaign is in trouble, stuck in the doldrums.

  12. Warman1138 May 10th, 2015 at 6:51 am

    He should have stayed at McDonalds, now he’s just another politician / hooker turned out by the Koch’s.

  13. rspock May 10th, 2015 at 10:30 am

    “Walker Gets Cheers For Promoting War” says the sheep who’s party directly caused us to lose every conflict lost within the last 50 years. Latest example: Obama’s snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq and in the process singlehandedly negating the sacrifices of 10s of thousands of soldiers.

    • ObrooSir May 11th, 2015 at 4:39 am

      Your party pushed us into war.

    • Sy Colepath May 11th, 2015 at 6:11 am

      “victory in Iraq”

      You mean the victory that would occur in weeks, perhaps months, according to the lying Bush administration? You mean the victory that would be paid for by Iraq’s oil fields? Remember how we were greeted as liberators?

      Friggin’ idiot.

  14. robert May 10th, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    if walkers audience doesn’t know we have been in the middle east for the past 14 + yrs.

    they have no business registering to vote

  15. CandideThirtythree May 11th, 2015 at 2:32 am

    the man only has a high school education and he is mentally retarded besides being a massive asshole…it is so embarrassing for the rest of the world to see this scum even pretending that he could be president here

    • allison1050 May 11th, 2015 at 7:56 am