By State Representative, Leon D. Young
From all appearances, it seems obvious that Scott Walker is seriously considering a run for the White House.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held last week, Walker continued to make the case for his presidential bid.
However, in comments to the conservative audience, Walker proceeded to do what he does best: Put his foot in mouth.
This latest controversy arose during a question-and-answer segment after Walker’s speech.
When asked how he would handle the Islamic State as command-in-chief, he offered his experience standing up to 100,000 demonstrators during the 2011 protests over his collective bargaining law.
“If I can take on 100,000 protesters, do the same across world,” Walker stated.
He went on to say, “I want a commander in chief who will do everything in their power to ensure that the threat from radical Islamic terrorists does not wash up on American soil.”
In truth, Walker has had his share of embarrassing moments since becoming governor.
We all remember Walker being duped by a blogger pretending to be billionaire conservative donor David Koch, which ultimately led to a secret investigation into Walker’s campaign finances.
And, in another instance, he was forced to reverse course on a budget provision that would have removed “the search for truth” from the University of Wisconsin’s mission statement, known as the Wisconsin Idea.
It’s really sad and a definite sign of the times that a man who seeks to win the nomination of the Republican Party for president lacks the common sense to distinguish between law-abiding citizens, exercising their constitutional right to assemble from the vile, blood-thirsty terrorists of the Islamic State.
Move over Sarah Palin, Rick Scott and Donald Trump there’s a new buffoon in town and he relishes himself as the next president.
Moreover, he has a real knack for saying the wrong thing – publicly.