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Ted Cruz and Scott Walker

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It probably will not surprise you to learn that I would not favor any Republican for the Presidency right now. Rand Paul shows poorly in these days when the right wing is so extreme. He doesn’t really fit anywhere and he cannot find his footing. He does not seem to have the confidence, or is it just the chutzpa, to be Presidential. Chris Christie is just a bully. Teddy Roosevelt spoke bluntly but he was not mean with it. Chris Christie does not have the patience to be the leader of our nation. Mike Huckabee is too much of an evangelical to get elected. Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Bobby Jindal are too politically clueless to get elected. Jed Bush I could probably listen to if I absolutely had to without constantly shaking my fists at the heavens.

The potential candidate I feared most until now was Ted Cruz. Now I can add Scott Walker to that list. I have not seen any reason to believe that Ted Cruz has any policies in his repertoire that a Democrat would find palatable. He is morally stern and unbending. He seems to always be sneering at us peons. He mistakes compassion for communism. He is an educated man who supports ignorance and dogma. He is a son of a refugee who feels superior to immigrants who may have come to America for almost the exact same reasons Ted Cruz’s father did.


I cannot imagine what laws America will pass should he reign (and it will feel like we have a monarch). He seems to have a passion for Federalism which does not bode well for a strong central government. Because Republicans know that Democrats fear him it is highly likely that they could elect him from spite, although they will not enjoy his policies any more than the rest of us will.

However, now that Scott Walker has arrived on the scene I have another opportunity to worry. I don’t think he has been around long enough to be elected President but Republicans do love the havoc he has raised in Wisconsin. They are thrilled to let us see “the new world order”, a truly privatized society with all aspects of our lives controlled by business and corporations. Republicans will enjoy electing whichever of these two men upsets us most and it remains to be seen what tactics will be brought into play to convince the undecided or sway the discontented.

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I hated when right wing talkers used Hitler references when talking about Obama but I cannot look at Scott Walker without thinking of Hitler. There is just something about the way he looks and acts. Scott Walker, however, does not seem like someone who makes policy; he actually seems as if he enjoys enforcing policy. He also seems able to make people fear him more than they love him.

I don’t know which man would make me more nervous were he to be elected our President in 2016. I know, with all my heart and soul and mind that I don’t wish for either one of them. Usually they say “don’t wish for what you want because you might get it; in this case I am worried that the universe might be perverse enough to change that to “don’t wish for what you don’t want because you might get it.”

By Nancy Brisson

<a href=https://plus.google.com/10640005355488737390?=author>Nancy Brisson</a>

Who’s Responsible, Talk Radio or Fox News?

Scott Walker

Why does Paul Ryan’s opinion about the national budget still interest anyone? By the way, how many of you realize that Paul Ryan was born into a wealthy family and has never had to struggle to build a comfortable life.

How could an exceedingly average and rather wimpy guy like Scott Walker end up appealing to anyone? He did not grow up wealthy but he is willing to do the bidding of the plutocratic overlords. He’s the worst kind of enforcer. He is somewhat quiet and workmanlike as he sets about dismantling our Democracy. He can be counted on to carry out the orders of those who pay big bucks to buy elections and who allow this petite bourgeois guy to trample all over the Americans in Wisconsin. He has sedulously applied and continues to push the Republican agenda. He busted the unions. He is planning to implement strict voter ID laws hoping to limit voting to the “right” sorts of people. He is gradually forcing schools to privatize by cutting public education budgets. This is the Republican plan for all of America. It’s the test case. Pay attention. America will be unrecognizable.

It is clear that Scott Walker gets a great deal of pleasure exerting power over others and the more his policies hurt the better. Both Paul Ryan and Scott Walker seem to have a smirk lurking behind the serious and judgmental faces they present in public. Scott Walker is a calmly vicious guy (and he also has a temper).

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Leaving aside all of the other Republicans who are salivating over being the anointed one who will finally bring the Republican talking points to full and creepy Venus flytrap – like flower, why would we elect Scott Walker? Why do we want to do this to America? It’s like we’re all in that movie Fifty Shades of Grey, which I have heard turned out well for those unusual lovers, but would not, I think, impress us as much if our government decided to go the dominance/submissive route. Guess who would get to be the submissives? They say it is hard to tell if life imitates literature or literature copies life and that would certainly be the case here. However I say that the coexistence of this book and Republican extremism could not be purely coincidental.

I read an article the other day (link below) that gives Fox News all of the credit for turning ordinary Americans into champions of corporations and millionaires. This author downplayed the influence of Talk Radio. And if you take a picture of the propaganda mill at this moment, Fox News is more effective at firing up the troops. They convince your neighbors and mine that they, as white Americans, as true patriots (capital P), are being shafted by people of color and immigrants and poor people who are hogging all the taxes sent to Washington by hardworking (white) people. They are sort of promising people that they will keep these “taker” groups down and that the corporations and the wealthy will look out for white, Christian, English-speaking Americans. I have known these factory workers all of my life and the fact they give these puppets in suits the time of day proves they were demoralized by job losses and then hypnotized by the talkers on the right.

Fox News could never be as blatant in this campaign as Talk Radio once was but they don’t have to be. Talk Radio hosts provided the groundwork. Even before Obama was elected and through much of at least his first term Talk Radio was whispering hateful nonsense and ego-building crap into the minds of all those American men and women who worked so hard for a living. Sadly these folks have been thoroughly brain-washed and now appear to be ready for the likes of Paul Ryan and Scott Walker, et al.

Saints preserve us! (Isn’t that what people used to say, our Catholic neighbors at least.)  I say let’s make a plea for help to anyone who might listen to those of us who rely on others to hold the reins of power. Don’t the Saints always help the powerless?


By Nancy Brisson

<a href=https://plus.google.com/10640005355488737390?=author>Nancy Brisson</a>