Apparently, there is nothing so low that Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin and his cronies would not stoop to it. But trying to deprive children of Christmas presents in order to finance his reelection campaign is beyond despicable! An email recently distributed by Friends of Scott Walker reads as follows: "This year, we are celebrating the Holiday Season with a Black Friday special that is better than any deal found in stores. Donate $5, $10, or $25 to help Governor Walker get reelected and save your children from a future of double-digit tax increases and billion dollar budget deficits. Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of." <Source: the editorial page of the Racine Journal Times, December 6, 2013> It was signed by "Taylor Palmisano, Friends of Scott Walker." If her name sounds familiar, Ms. Palmisano is the former deputy campaign finance director, whom Walker threw under the bus because of "demeaning comments towards Hispanics on Twitter." Not that he and his Friends did not agree with her remarks, but they recognized that publishing what they really felt about an ethnic group that the were supposedly trying to lure "under the big tent" of the Republican Party was clearly "counter-productive."
What can I say? For one of those rare times, words fail me, except for those too vulgar or obscene to mention. In a confession of ignorance and arrogance of monumental proportions, they have unintentionally allowed us to see behind the usual curtain of propaganda and lies to reveal who they really are and what they really believe. <Remember that other peek behind the curtain when Romney proclaimed that the 47% of the American people who would vote for President Obama "no matter what" did so because they are "dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it--that that's an entitlement....These are people who pay no income tax....[My] job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives"?>
Make no mistake. This is who Walker, Romney, Ryan, Vos, Priebus and their cronies really are, what they truly feel in their "heart of hearts," what kind of world they want our children and grandchildren to inherit. Depriving children of Christmas gifts in order to aggrandize themselves is a microcosm of their larger program to take from the working and middle classes, in order to give to the already obscenely rich and powerful, to reduce the rest of us to drones in their malevolent dystopia.
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