Donald Trump visited the Mexican border and took a more casual stance toward undocumented immigrants. He may be willing to let some of them stay now, he says. And maybe his vaunted wall doesn’t have to cover the entire border. But he found a new target today in Iowa: Scott Walker.
“Today I read this horrible statement from a fundraiser about Trump, and I said, ‘Oh finally, I can attack, finally.”
And he made a point that is uncontestable, and one to which every Wisconsin resident could testify: the infrastructure. Roads, specifically.
Speaking at Oskaloosa High School in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Trump said, “Wisconsin is doing terribly. It’s in turmoil. The roads are a disaster because they don’t have money to rebuild them.” If you take the Beltline around Madison, you can see this clearly.
You would almost think The Donald had become a Democrat.
Elsewhere, Trump stuck less close to the facts, saying, “Schools are a disaster. Hospitals and education are a disaster. And he was totally in favor of Common Core, which I hate.”
In fact, there are some very good schools in Wisconsin, and my son goes to one of them. He is also treated at a very good hospital, full of talented and well-trained medical personnel. A state is not destroyed overnight. For Republicans, destruction is an on-going process.
Things may not remain a good as they are, of course, if the current regime were to remain in place, of course. Because Walker has plans.
The horrible statement referred to by Trump was that of a Walker fundraiser, which raised idiocy to a new level by calling Trump “DumbDumb” in a fundraising invitation, relatesThe Wall Street Journal. There is some irony in anyone related to the Walker campaign calling any other candidate “DumbDumb.”
Gregory Slayton of New Hampshire, who made the comment, says he stands by it, touching on irony again when he claimed, “Guys who are not that smart can get rich, it’s wonderful. But Donald Trump is not going to be president of the United States ever, period, end of story.”
Right. And neither is Scott Walker.
.@ScottWalker despite your coming to my office to give me an award, your very dumb fundraiser hit me very hard— not smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2015
Of course, Trump also dissed the Des Moines Register, denying them press credentials after they called on him to drop out of the race. They won’t be covering Trump – at least not live.
“We have so many people standing outside … actually, the Des Moines Register is standing outside, too,” said Trump, earning laughter from his fans.
Donald Trump has eclipsed the other Republican candidates of late, though Walker is actually favored by Iowans 23-13 percent, according to a Monmouth University poll of Iowans Monday.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.