Scott Walker Is Circling The Drain: Experts Slam His “Childish” Comments On China


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Experts are calling Gov. Scott Walker’s messaging on China “childish” and “harmful”.

In an effort to compete with Donald Trump’s surprising surge in the Republican presidential primary, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI), whose foreign policy gaffes are stacking up to rival Sarah Palin’s and Mitt Romney’s, escalated his China policy on Monday to rival the simplistic ignorance of Trump’s China “policy”.


Walker’s solution? The Wisconsin Republican demanded that President Obama cancel Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the White House. He tweeted, “We need to see some backbone from Obama on U.S.-China relations. He needs to cancel Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit. – SW”

Yes, ghost him! Because nothing fixes substantial problems like throwing a tantrum and icing someone out. Naturally Carly Fiorina followed suit, chasing after Walker who is chasing after Trump for the angry bigot vote.

Experts “across the political spectrum” were not impressed and have labeled the messaging “childish” and “harmful”. In other words, your basic Republican foreign policy.

The conservative National Review reported:

China experts across the political spectrum are not keen on Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker’s demand that President Obama cancel Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the White House. They’re calling the proposal, echoed on Wednesday by rival GOP contender Carly Fiorina, both “childish” and “harmful” to U.S. credibility.

Derek Scissors, a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI), says that while Walker’s desire to take a tougher stance toward China is well-founded, calling for the cancellation of a state visit simply isn’t the right approach. “On principle, I understand where Governor Walker is coming from,” Scissors says, “but this just isn’t how you address it.” Rescinding the invitation now, he says, would make it look “like we’re throwing a tantrum rather than taking a substantive approach to our problems with China,” and that “it would be seen as childish US provocation” and “harm our credibility.”

What Trump low caused this Republican pied piper chase the tail to failure? Trump blamed Obama for the market crash. You know, Obama, the president under whom the markets have soared and who has overseen historic, record-setting private sector job growth. And then postured that he, the self-imagined Clint Eastwood of diplomacy, would just not let them “dictate the agenda”.

“Markets are crashing – all caused by poor planning and allowing China and Asia to dictate the agenda. This could get very messy! Vote Trump.” Yes, that old Republican promise- vote for John McCain and he’ll tell you after he wins where Osama is. Vote for George W Bush so we don’t get blown up. Again. On his watch. Vote Trump and he’ll show those Chinese who’s boss!

Walker elaborated on his alleged strategy of stomping his feet on the ground really, really loudly by canceling the visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in retaliation for our anxious stock market over the last few days:

“Americans are struggling to cope with the fall in today’s markets driven in part by China’s slowing economy and the fact that they actively manipulate their economy. Rather than honoring Chinese President Xi Jinping with an official state visit next month, President Obama should focus on holding China accountable over its increasing attempts to undermine U.S. interests.”

This aligns with Walker’s middle school approach to diplomacy, like when the compared labor unions to ISIL. To be fair, it was Texas Senator Ted Cruz, another Republican presidential candidate, who claimed he would get rid of ISIL by saying mean things, like using the “term Islamic terrorism”, which he feels isn’t used enough.

So, Walker isn’t the most childish or harmful in the entire Republican primary race; but he wins the blue ribbon for most childish and harmful this week, and as always on the subject of foreign policy, he terrifies even conservatives.

The experts seem to agree with Walker’s own state, where the Governor’s poll numbers have plummeted. So dies another Koch-funded White House dream. Meanwhile, Scott Walker is giving foreign policy yet another go with a speech today.

39 Replies to “Scott Walker Is Circling The Drain: Experts Slam His “Childish” Comments On China”

  1. This is an example of what GOP politics has become. Soap opera writers could use an influx from these politicians. Remind anyone of a reality show?

  2. So … after we nuke Iran, then we can nuke China? Yeah, that’ll teach all them furners’about messin with Murica.

  3. Walker doesn’t have a clue. Everything he says, a person from his camp has to come forward and “explain” what he “meant”. He is sooo NOT ready and a total embarrassment to WI.

  4. Walker is NOT ready for Prime Time on the big Stage. He would be an embarrassment to the United States IF he had to engage on the world stage. With his weak, dumbed down take on sensitive matters, it would be like Sarah Palin coming face to face with Putin and saying: I can see your country from Alaska, why don’t you get out of the Ukraine, or else I will invade YOUR country from the North Pole.

    Walker should stick to local politics, and from what’s happening in his State, he is NOT good at even that. So, scratch him from the list of potential Republican contestants. Trump would FIRE him in a minute as an Apprentice.

    Nothing there. He does NOT impress me in no way as a Republican sharpie. Kind’a Dull and bland. As Trump says: He puts us to sleep. True. Walker….Get outta here! A Democrat talking to you here, OK?

  5. This is what comes from people who have an ‘End Times’ mentality. Every crisis is the end of the world. From Ebola to China, each has been THE crisis takin’ us out.

    Because God or something.

    You THINK they’d thank Obama for hastening what they pray for, but even now, no gratitude at all.

    I just want the Rapture to be real. Then, maybe, they will REALLY go away?

  6. No kidding. I live here and I was actually hoping this moron would get the nomination to get him out of Wisconsin. I really don’t know what is in the minds of the people who voted for this destructive clown.

  7. I don’t see HOW guys like Walker are EVEN contemplating being President of the United States! To me he and a whole bunch of the Republican wannabes—FAILED the casting call. Not even to be a fictional President on TV would they pass the smell test. A casting director would look at each of them and say: NEXT!

    At least Mitt Romney LOOKED Presidential. This bunch does not inspire. Looking like a raggedy band of misfits. Nor, do they bring a fresh breath of air to the proceedings. Stale Air that they breath is exhaled at us….UGH! No wonder, Trump is up there ENTERTAINING us, for at least awhile. The rest are not worth the price of admission. Be real. True. ;)

  8. Wasn’t too long ago that Sara was ga-ga over Putin, too, admiring his bare chest and the fact that he wrestled bears or tigers or whatever.

  9. So it’s on…Palin interviws Trump on her show (Why did he agree to be interviewed by this airhead? anyway?) Comic relief? Or to get her people to come on board his bandwagon? Both, I think.

    I hope it goes like this: Trump sits through the “interview”. He takes over, Sarah gets no input, except for the first question, then its ALL Trump. She gets to tell him: Thanks for coming on my show. Trump, the next day Tweets and/ or tells the media: She REALLY is a Bimbo. I would NOT do her show again. Geeeze, what a waste of MY time. Send her some cheap flowers, with a note: Don’t call me again, ok?

  10. Agree 100 per cent. The GOP has turned presidential elections into a reality show.Any of you potential Trump voters that think the wealthy and business people of this nation are going to help build a wall across 25 per cent of our borders is in for a big surprise. It may be your dream but believe it or not there are even Republicans that will be the adults in the room when time comes.

  11. …someone beam Snotty and all his ALEC members with him up…ANYWHERE!!!
    Hell if the Klingons took ’em I’d write a nice thank you note in a militant calligraphy script…

  12. They also blame President Obama for the 2008 crash…

    They credit Reagan for the recovery…

    and blame the immigrants and the LGBT for everything else.

    These Republicans are taking stupid to a whole new level!

  13. Maybe Scott Walker could hook up with Rick Perry and work on that third thing…whatever it was.

  14. I was way-more fearful the Romney would win than any one of these Clowns!
    What an embarrassment for America!

  15. governor OOPS

    Texas – $27 billion deficit

    Rick Perry Hones His Image as ‘Texas Miracle’ Fades

    Texas: A State Destroyed by Rick Perry

    I love how RED Texas laughs at BLUE California…

    California: Blue State, Boom State
    With state revenues running $6.7 billion more than predicted in January’s preliminary budget…

  16. Experts called Walker’s comments “childish” to which Walker replied, “I’m rubber, you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you!”….

  17. Early adolescence is a painful stage to be trapped in. Sadly for many voters, early adolescence is a stage yet to be attained in the far distant future. Welcome to America.

  18. Scott Walker’s charm & magnetism should get him noticed in the crowded GOP field. Just kidding. Besides being a fascist puppet to billionaire plutocrats he’s got the personality of a rotted tree stump. He’s shown & acted on his contempt for blue collar workers, the poor, minorities, women. Passing archaic, damaging legislation in WI. He would do the same nation wide. Why does this disgraceful abomination think he’ll actually win? I suspect delusions of grandeur. He thinks the Kochs will buy him a victory again.

  19. Poor ‘ol Mortimer Snerd sans brains with the droopy dog eyelids is pathological liar and a total incompetent. How could the Koch Bros. be so stupid as not to see that their chosen boy is a complete cipher.

  20. I live in Wisconsin and I KNOW how this narcissistic, manipulative, phony derelict destroyed this state! He’s a horrible human being and a dangerous one at that!
    HIM…PRESIDENT???? I kid you NOT he is WAY too stupid, way too far out of his league and WAY too arrogant to be our “Commander and Chief”…OMG I shudder at the thought! He will annihilate the entire country if people are stupid enough to vote for him!
    And BTW, he is HATED here by THE MASSES; we can’t wait to get rid of this moron FOR GOOD!!! I do NOT believe for one second that he won the elections OR the recall fair and square. I truly believe they paid off the ONE woman that programs the software for our paperless, NON-traceable voting machines!

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