Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Hints at 2016 Presidential Run by Throwing Republicans Under the Bus

scott-walkerI think it’s safe to say the 2016 Republican presidential primary is going to be one crowded field.  It seems that almost every Republican with any kind of national name recognition is planning a run at the White House.

Personally, I can’t wait.  Looking back on the 2012 GOP presidential primary, the seemingly endless display of right-wing ignorance was astonishing.  No amount of well-crafted articulation by any liberal writer could even come close to displaying the sheer stupidity of the Republican party that the GOP primary put on the front page every single day.

And 2016 should be even better.

Well, Scott “I hate unions, teachers and poor people” Walker is someone who’s had his named mentioned quite a few times as a possible candidate in 2016.  And if you listen to his “advice” for who should run, it seems to hint that’s exactly what he plans on doing.

Walker said:

“I think it’s got to be an outsider.  I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominees should either be a former or current governor, people who have done successful things in their states, who’ve taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward.”

Funny how he defines “outsider” as being a governor.  As if being a governor precludes a politician from taking massive kickbacks, shady campaign contributions and pandering to lobbyist groups.

Hell, Scott Walker has been a Koch brother stooge since day one.

But what his comments basically did was throw every Republican in Congress under the bus by implying that ‘Congressional Republicans are part of the problem, while people like me are the solution.’

I live in Texas, home of Rick Perry.  Quite possibly one of the most corrupt individuals I’ve ever encountered.  Even Republicans in Texas don’t really like him, they just vote for him because he’s a Republican.

But isn’t it just a big coincidence that Governor Walker would describe a position that he’s currently in as the one where the next GOP candidate for president should come from?

It’s just more of the tired rhetoric many of these tea party favorite Republicans use about being an “outsider.”  Being a tea party candidate only makes you someone who lives on the outside of reality.  These tea party Republicans sell their souls to pander to the big money donors bankrolling the tea party movement.

Just look at Wyoming where the issue of same-sex marriage looks to be ripping the Cheney family apart.  Liz Cheney is so desperately trying to pander to the tea party within that state, she’s basically turned on her own sister who happens to be gay.

Scott Walker can try to paint himself as some kind of “Washington outsider” because he’s never served in Congress, but that doesn’t make him anything special when it comes to being a politician.  He’s no different than the rest of these right-wing radical Republicans who’ll say and do anything to pander to whoever they feel gives them the best shot at getting what they want.

So while Walker technically isn’t a “Washington insider”—his track record as Governor of Wisconsin proves he damn sure knows how to play the same kinds of games that go on in D.C.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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