Walker Gets Cheers For Promoting War
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.