Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke before the largest crowd drawn by any candidate in 2016 and used his platform to completely annihilate Republican Gov. Scott Walker in his own backyard.
Sanders announced at the beginning of his speech that they drew the most people to a rally of any candidate this year. Sanders responded to Wisconsin Republicans who called him an extremist, “Let me just say a few words to my friends in the Republican Party about extremism. When you deny the right of workers to come together in collective bargaining that’s extremism. When you tell a woman that she can not control her own body, that’s extremism. When you think a woman is a child and can’t purchase a contraceptive, that is extremism. When you give tax breaks to billionaires and refuse to raise the minimum wage, that’s extremism.”
Bernie Sanders might have been talking about Republicans in general, but he was specifically detailing the record of Scott Walker.
Sanders delivered his message that billionaires can’t have it all. Sen. Sanders called out Gov. Scott Walker directly, “What we are saying to the Koch brothers, Gov. Walker, and all of those people is that this great country, and our government belong to all of the people, and not just a handful of very wealthy people.”
Sen. Sanders also took down Walker on the minimum wage, “Gov. Walker may disagree, but to my mind the federal minimum wage of seven and a quarter an hour is a starvation wage, which must be raised.”
Scott Walker embodies the exact agenda that Bernie Sanders is fighting against. Sanders didn’t go after Walker in Madison because he knew the audience would applaud. Walker has made himself the poster boy for the extremist Koch agenda.
It is funny that Wisconsin Republicans would call Bernie Sanders an extremist when no group of Republicans outside of Kansas have been more extreme than Walker and his Republican cronies.
Gov. Walker represents everything that is wrong with the Republican agenda for America, and he is running to be the next president. Sen. Sanders is calling for a movement that will reach beyond on one presidential election. Bernie Sanders is fighting for the direction and soul of the United States.
While Scott Walker is cutting funding to his state’s universities, Bernie Sanders wants free public college tuition for all. As Walker waits for the job creator fairy to create jobs as he cuts taxes for the wealthy, Sanders has a plan to create 13 million new jobs.
If Bernie Sanders is Batman, Scott Walker is the Joker, and the unlikely 73-year-old superhero had all of Gotham behind him tonight in Wisconsin.