I’ve grown so, stupendously sick of what has become a routinely emitted burst of inanity by the intellectually crippled, some of whom are our putative thought leaders: That if you mention two things together in a sentence, you think they are alike.
Thursday at CPAC, responding to a question about how he would handle ISIS, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, referring to his battle in Wisconsin against the unions, said:
I want a commander in chief who will do everything in their power to ensure that the threat from radical Islamic terrorists does not wash up on American soil. If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.”If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.
Oh, the outrage!
“If Scott Walker thinks that it’s appropriate to compare working people speaking up for their rights to brutal terrorists, then he is even less qualified to be president than I thought,” blared a flack for the DNC.
Others piled on too. Even conservatives.
Let’s all step out of the Stupid Room for a second.
First of all, does anyone in their right mind think that anyone else in their right mind believes that union workers are like ISIS terrorists?
Really? Scott Walker thinks union officials want to decapitate management?
Secondly, it is obvious to anyone whose head is still on their shoulders that Walker is comparing the act of standing up to one group to the act of standing up another. Not the groups. The action. The fortitude it takes to risk your political future, be resolute, be uncompromising when needed, and to ignore the weaklings around you who want to cave or make a bad deal.
This is exactly, after six years of purified presidential pusillanimity, what America needs.
And the comparison Walker made is actually extremely apt.
It became known after the collapse of the Soviet Union that the politburo took notice when Ronald Reagan stood up to the air traffic control union and fired 11,000 of them who illegally went on strike. The Russkies understood they were dealing with someone quite different than Reagan’s predecessor. It had a serious effect.
Walker’s actions in Wisconsin are directly relevant to how he will operate on a larger scale as president. And the Democrats know it.
Here’s the video of his appearance. It’s worth taking 20 minutes to watch it. Walker was eloquent, forceful and smart. He is not just the flavor of the month. He is clearly a serious contender for the presidency.