Somewhere in between a Walker spokesperson telling a group of veterans to stop opposing a bill that will deny justice to those seeking damages from exposure to asbestos because ...their protest will only irritate Walker more ...AND flying out to Las Vegas to dance for casino scoundrel Sheldon Adelson ...Walker quietly signed a stack of 30 bills that among them lets lobbyists make campaign donations to candidates for office seven weeks earlier than previously allowed, and another one that places new restrictions on early voting, including cutting hours for morning, evening and weekend voting. Whew! And that was only two of the bills.
It's really unbelievable that Walker continues to have approval ratings above 40%, maintains a minimum range of 41% to 48% in the polls and is considered presidential material. But he remains unintimidated against the folks who have seen through him since day one. We're supposedly to be the bad people persecuting him while he pretends to be doing God's work. I'm used to it. We're used to it.
It also seems like the more rights he takes away from the common person and the more he gives away to billionaires and lobbyists, the higher his approval ratings go. I have no explanation for it.
But you got to hand it to him. Scott Walker played the victim card once again when he began this latest episode with a foreboding tweet preempting those who might dare question his motivation or authority.
Governor Walker @GovWalker Mar 16
The verse Philippians 4:13 reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,”
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