Sen. Elizabeth Warren needed just one sentence to lay waste to the hopes of the union buster turned Republican Great White Hope for 2016 Scott Walker.
At CPAC, Gov. Scott Walker compared 100,000 teachers and firefighters who were protesting his busting of public sector unions in Wisconsin to ISIS, “We need have someone who leads and ultimately will send a message that not only will we protect American soil, but…freedom-loving people anywhere else in the world. We need that confidence. If I can take on a hundred thousand protesters, I can do the same across the world.”
Sen. Warren (D-MA) used a few choice words to destroy the wannabe 2016 Republican nominee:
If Scott Walker sees 100,000 teachers & firefighters as his enemies, maybe it's time we take a closer look at his friends.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) February 28, 2015
The attempt to boost his foreign policy credibility by comparing teachers and firefighters to terrorists has backfired on Gov. Walker. Scott Walker has quickly taken off his pretend moderate mask to reveal his real extremism. Sen. Warren brought up a great point. If Walker considers hard working Americans who protect our communities and educate our kids the enemy, what does that say about the people who he calls his friends?
Scott Walker is going to regret that remark to CPAC because as Warren demonstrated it is an easy line to use against him. Walker’s statement also opens the door to more scrutiny of his positions and who is backing him. Gov. Walker (R-WI) is a favorite of the Koch brothers, and he would not have survived the recall mounted against him if it weren’t for a flood of billionaire dark money into his state.
Walker’s claim to fame is his attack on unions. He can’t run on his terrible economic record in Wisconsin. The governor has already demonstrated that he is a foreign policy buffoon. All Walker has worked for him is his union busting. The comparison of peaceful protesters and public servants to ISIS may play well at CPAC, but it would make Walker unelectable in a general election.
The ease with which Warren laid out Walker indicates that Democrats would have a field day if he became the Republican nominee. Elizabeth Warren perfectly delivered the message by wiping the floor with Scott Walker in 140 characters or less.