Does Scott Walker love America?

Rudy Giuliani, speaking at a Scott Walker fundraiser, with Walker present:

I do not believe – and I know this is a horrible thing to say – but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.

Now we get to see whether Scott Walker is a man or not.

The smart money is on “Not.”

Footnote This came the same day as the Tweeted comment of another right-wing heart-throb, Dinesh D’Souza, saying of the President “You can take the boy out of the ghetto … ”

No, it’s not reasonable to hold everyone in a political movement liable for the comments of everyone else in that movement. But there’s a pattern here. At some point, Republican office-holders and office-seekers have to either disown the racism that plays so well to the party base, or own it. 

Scott Walker and the life of the mind

Walker’s ineffable brilliance makes him a mental giant among Republicans.


Someone who spent almost four years in college but wound up a year short of the credits needed to graduate because he was more interested in student politics than in studying and dropped out with a 2.59 GPA (i.e., as a B-/C+ student) and who as a grown-up politician doesn’t count the search for truth as among the functions of a university, elects to “punt” when asked whether he believes in evolution by natural selection but later offers an incomprehensible mumble about the compatibility of science and faith.

Bonus surprise: this record of uninterrupted brilliance makes him a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for President.