Clueless Scott Walker Gets The Patriot Act Wrong While Lying About President Obama

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During an appearance on Fox and Friends, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) got the status of the Patriot Act wrong and launched into a new big lie while blaming President Obama for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s crushing defeat on renewing provisions of the Patriot Act.

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Walker was asked about the USA Freedom Act being a step back for national security, and he said, “Well, a step back would be doing nothing, so I certainly prefer this over nothing. I just think going forward that it’s another example of the failure of this president to lead. This is an example where the president could lead. Could have used the bully pulpit to tell the American people how important it is to make sure that we have the information to prevent another terrorist attack out there, and this is one of the many tools that we need to do that. I hope that in the future we’ll reestablish the Patriot Act.”

Walker was wrong. The Patriot Act hasn’t gone anywhere. Congress did not repeal the Patriot Act. They tweaked one data collection program in a section of the Patriot Act. Gov. Walker doesn’t understand that the Patriot Act doesn’t need to be “reestablished.” It is still here.

Secondly, President Obama proposed the reforms contained in the USA Freedom Act eighteen months ago. This wasn’t a case of failed leadership because Congress passed the bill that the President supported. Walker’s attempt to blame President Obama for Mitch McConnell’s failure to extend the Patriot Act was nothing less than a complete lie.

Scott Walker was inventing his own reality on Fox News. The Wisconsin governor made the whole thing up because when in doubt, blame Obama. Gov. Walker has repeatedly proven that he is in way over his head. Walker’s intellect does not match his ego and ambition. Where Walker excels is in telling Republican voters exactly what they want to hear.

When one really listens to what Walker is saying, the emperor has no clothes. Behind Walker’s rhetoric is an empty man who devoid of ideas. In other words, Scott Walker might be the perfect presidential candidate for the empty Koch controlled Republican Party.

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22 Replies to “Clueless Scott Walker Gets The Patriot Act Wrong While Lying About President Obama”

  1. Obama Derangement Syndrome.

    As an Atheist- I believe that the End Times would truly be upon us, when a Republican ever managed to tell: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and nothing but- The Truth.

    i.e.- never.

  2. when the 2016 election is over maybe Gov Walker can get a job teaching…

    of course it would have to be 4th grade because he’d clearly be a loser on ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader’…

  3. I’d like to know who briefs this guy for his TV moments? The Seven Dwarfs? or Eeenie, Meeney, Minee and Moe?

    With that said…Yes these dolts blame Obama for anything that comes in their head that they think will make them look good in the eyes of their cult followers. Even when it is not true nor warranted. It’s funny how when anyone in the Republican mud slingers club tries to pin anything on Obama they end up looking foolish and doltish. They never learn, but keep trying.

  4. The uneducated are easy to propagandize, thats why the gop/baggers want more of em. Are there more idiots(gop/bags) or minorities & women(dems). They need a majority of Americans to be stupid to have a chance of winning. Thats why they have enlisted the dumbest of the dumb…SP, Flush,everyone on fox, nra,
    Ped nugent, child molester Duggars.

    They are attacking Christianity by obscuring Christian beliefs with racist hate-filled hypocrisy.

  5. Briefed by the “pimp your family for $9.95/month” Palin channel.

    Tag line: ” Where facts dont matter and the rest is made up.”

  6. Exactly Moongrim! We Atheists always live pragmatically. Or as I like to say and have it on a shirt. Reality! You wouldn’t understand…It’s an Atheist sort of thing.

  7. So this is someone who wants to be president – however he does not know how the Congress works. Congress decides which bills pass and for that matter – which ones are considered. He has done so much harm to Wisconsin – delusions of grandeur.

  8. Wisconsin’s legislature just made a new law that no degree needed to be a teacher. College drop out Walker could now teach. Hopefully when we kick his arsenal out he can get a job in a religious voucher school!

  9. I follow news pretty closely, but I do not recall Obama ever proposing changes to the Patriot Act 18 months ago. Usually when making such a claim, a journalist will include a link to a news story that proves their assertion. You have included no link. SO I presume you just want me to take your word for it.

  10. First of all, Walker’s idea of leading is bullying his administration and the legislature into doing what he orders them to do. He is the decision-maker and there is no discussion on anything either. That’s what he calls leading. Just another Chris Christie.

    Second of all, in the video interview, Walker was describing himself when he said “they think there is a set of rules for them and then there’s a set of rules for everybody else in America, kind of that elite almost entitlement that it’s her turn her opportunity. I don’t think that’s what, people don’t want a leader anointed in America…”. Walker thinks there’s a set of campaign rules for him and another for everyone else. He feels he is entitled, that it’s his turn to be President, because he is the second coming of Ronald Reagan. Walker will be the anointed one by God and the Koch Bros. Then he goes on to say “I think the quality number of really great candidates on the Republican side…” Great Republican ca…

  11. Too bad he isn’t concerned about “tax payer folks” otherwise he would raise the minimum wage in the State he is supposed to leading. Oh, that’s right, he believes in “trickle down politics” and that will the produce the jobs numbers he promised but only supplied half of. This man only believes in using People and taking their rights away to better suit the Koch Brothers and their GOP Party “pets”, anyone else from a differnet Party and there are many, are screwed. The GOP want a dictatship…

  12. Scott Whopper has been inventing his own reality since he took office. It’s only more visible now that he has decided to invent a reality in which it is actually possible for him to be president. He doesn’t have to invent a reality where people actually believe what he says. There are enough credulous people for that already.

  13. please, please, please….don’t do that to the 4th graders!
    (and all the while, with “No Child Left Behind, standards for teacher licensure are higher and higher….license someone without even a college degree?)

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