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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  • Marc_Hutton

    These teabilly idiots only listen to their own polls so they actually believe they stand a chance. Just proves how ignorant they are since that strategy worked so well for Romney.

  • james dixon

    The only way this guy could win is that everyone running died,and even then it would be 50/50 with write in votes.

  • Genie Christie Long

    Excellent. Give me a front row seat for the feeding frenzy.

  • Jan

    As a resident of Wisconsin, I can tell you that at least half of the state hates Walkers guts. As a matter of fact there is a John Doe investigation going on right now looking into his recall run for office. As I always say, “If you want to know what the Republicans are doing, just listen to what they are accusing the Democrats of.” Right now they are frantically trying to pass voter ID laws to prevent the big metropolitan areas from electing any non-teapublicans. They just passed one on Friday (late, late Friday) that if you don’t have a photo ID you have to declare that you are indigent and your ballot will be put in a special place in case of a later challenge. I contend that the special place will be the garbage. This genius of an idea is in case the previous law, which changes early voting hours and days, loses its challenge in court. This “sold his soul to the Koch Brothers” idiot is going around the country giving speeches about how well his reforms are working. He is delusional if he thinks he won’t be challenged on his run for re-election or if he dares makes a run for the Presidency. He totally broke the teachers and public service workers unions (that is still being challenged in court by the way) and is making them pay into their health insurance and more into their pensions. Who was the recipient of all this money? Well, business owners of course. His hand selected “new” state chamber of commerce lost millions of dollars in loans. Meanwhile, it was recently announced, with great fan-fare I might add that next year the typical homeowner will see a tax decrease of $10.00! Yes that is ten whole dollars. It is my dream and I hope I live long enough to see it, is to see this man rooming with Rod Blagojevich sp? in prison.

    • Pat

      As another State of Wisconsin resident I share your sentiments, Jan. I hope that at least “more than” “half of the State hates Walkers guts”. Plus, I hope they can get to the truth of his recall run, if there is any hidden criminal tampering there. This man is another one of the “delusional narcissists” that the Tea Party likes to financially support and promote. He is trying to distance himself but I think, and hope, his goose is already cooked!

  • Pipercat

    Oy, I need some pepto…..

  • Pipercat

    I noticed he has a few new hair plugs….

  • Jerry Person

    another Wisconsin resident that hates his guts. Scott Walker remembers creating jobs as assemblyman in Wisconsin . It was easy with ALEC. 32000 UNION public sector jobs. It is not as easy this time with out using your tax dollars. Scott Walker has created ALL Wisconsin`s budget problems working for ALEC. In 1997 Walker and Prosser as state assemblymen championed for ALEC with truth in sentencing telling the legislatures it would not cost a dime it was to give judges not parole boards the control over sentencing. Then Walker filibustered to stop sentencing changes after the fact misleading ALL the legislatures. With out the sentencing changes Wisconsin`s prisons quadrupled over night. Most people sentenced to 2 years now had to serve as much as 6o years. It shows Wisconsin has wasted 100 billion if you add the numbers to the state budget since 1997. Not including the building new or remodeling of 71 courthouses & 71 county jails & 441 police stations and dozens of prisons 28 billion plus interest. The total is over 28 BILLION plus the 60 Billion spent by social services to support prisoners families because the bread winner was a political prisoner as US Att gen Eric Holder explained. Then farming out prisoners in several states until the courts realized it was not allowed in the Wisconsin constitution. Wisconsin then hired 32000 union public sector workers to fill the jobs housing the prisoners from deputies , judges, district attorneys all owe Walker for creating there jobs. 32000 UNION PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS. This cost taxpayers over 3.8 billion or a half million per day to house these EXTRA prisoners per day in Milwaukee county alone. Wisconsin claims it has 24,000 prisoners compared to Minnesota`s 5500. Wisconsin`s corrections population is 104,000 with many in half way house and county jails and county prisons that are not counted.