How The Left Will Attack Scott Walker And What Can Be Done About It
Scott Walker’s 2016 star is rising. This was Monday’s headline on Drudge…
Progressives have noticed and they’re already plotting to disqualify Walker. This can’t be ignored.
Michael Auslin of National Review…
How the Democrats Plan to Defeat Scott Walker
It’s hard to overestimate the importance of this Slate article, “Divide and Conquer,” by Jamelle Bouie. He has done the GOP a favor by revealing the Democratic party’s strategic plan for defeating Scott Walker in 2016: smearing him as a “divisive” candidate who will send dog whistles to his white supporters and seek to run the table with the still-majority white voters to win the White House.
This article is the 2015 equivalent to the Zimmerman Telegram, and the GOP deserves to lose the White House if it ignores it. Governor Walker and the RNC will repeat Mitt Romney’s fatal mistake if they let this become the national narrative. Romney failed to respond to Obama’s early attacks on his wealth, and was painted into a corner as an out-of-touch plutocrat who tied his dog to the roof of his car. Romney never recovered from the populist suspicion.
Now, after eight years of what objective observers must describe as the most divisive presidency in American history — a presidency marked by IRS targeting of conservatives, by explicit appeals to minority groups, by a chief executive telling those who oppose law enforcement that he is “their” president, by the tarring of financiers as “fat cats,” by the smearing of religious folk as “bitter clingers” — the Democrats seek to pull an act of political legerdemain and paint Scott Walker as the divisive danger to America’s future.
And they will win, if Republicans and Walker don’t fight back.
Since the left has the media, Hollywood and academia in their pocket, it doesn’t take much for them to invent a stupid controversy and make it stick. Does “binders full of women” ring a bell?
Walker will be scrutinized and challenged for everything he says and does from now until a Republican is nominated for 2016. If he gets the nomination, it will only get worse.
Nothing can be taken for granted.
As Glenn Reynolds has often said: Punch back twice as hard.