Hey, did you guys hear the one about Republicans reinventing themselves? Oh em gee, it’s hilarious. They actually think they’re pulling a fast one on Americans by claiming to reach out to voters who flat out rejected them in 2012. The punch line is, they think saying they’re doing that is the same as– wait for it– actually doing it!
Clearly, they’ve been failing miserably at this sham of a “makeover.” Just follow that link above to see the myriad ways they’ve made fools of themselves. It’s as funny as it is pathetic.
It just got even funnier.
WisPolitics has this Moment of Levity from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker from his speech to the 2013 state GOP convention:
“We’re the ones who care for the everyday people of this state and this country, and it’s about time we stood up and told people about it.” [...]
Walker said that principle was at the heart of his decision to push for more educational opportunities, be it in traditional public schools or charter schools, and to turn down federal money to expand the Medicaid program. [...]
Walker mocked claims from critics that the change was a sign he hates poor people.
Oh me oh my, where to begin?
- “We’re the ones who care for the everyday people of this state and this country.” That must be why you were nearly kicked out of office. And why your “screw the 47%” presidential candidate lost in a landslide.
- “His decision to push for more educational opportunities, be it in traditional public schools or charter schools.” He cares so much about educational opportunities that he’s 1) doing everything he can to bust teachers’ unions, and 2) funding school vouchers and charter schools “leaving public schools on life support.” Privatizing R Us.
- “Turn down federal money to expand the Medicaid program.” Nothing says “caring for everyday people” like taking away their lifeline.
- “Walker mocked claims from critics that the change was a sign he hates poor people.” Did it ever occur to him that they say that because he hates poor people? See: “Turn down federal money to expand Medicaid.”
On second thought, this wasn’t very funny after all. More like infuriatingly, hypocritically tone deaf.