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Fresh Off Stunning Electoral Defeat, Gov. Scott Walker to Call Special Session on Dog Whistle Attacks on Poor and People of Color

Divisive, Racist Attacks Are Morally Inexcusable and Politically Tone Deaf

By - Jan 18th, 2018 03:42 pm
Gov. Scott Walker. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

Gov. Scott Walker. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. — Fresh off an historic electoral defeat in a state Senate race, Wisconsin Republicans led by Gov. Scott Walker announced a special session of the legislature devoted to renewed attacks on Wisconsin families struggling to get by.

The package of bills would impose new requirements including drug testing, proven to be a failure in other states.

Walker is also proposing providing private contractors involved in public assistance programs with new cash “performance bonuses.”

The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:

“On cue, Scott Walker responds to the historic thumping his party took Tuesday at the polls by blowing his dog whistle to attack poor people and people of color.

“Morally, it’s inexcusable. But it’s what we’ve come to expect over 25 years from Scott Walker, who has always tried to win elections by dividing Wisconsinites.

“Politically, it’s tone deaf. They ran this playbook in the 10th Senate District and got stomped. The entire Republican money machine attacked Patty Schachtner for struggling economically like so many in Wisconsin do and for opposing Scott Walker’s dog whistle attacks on poor people and people of color.

“Voters across the country and in Wisconsin are rejecting Donald Trump‘s racism and divisive politics, but it looks like Scott Walker and the Republicans in the state legislature haven’t gotten the message or they don’t care.”

One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

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5 thoughts on “Fresh Off Stunning Electoral Defeat, Gov. Scott Walker to Call Special Session on Dog Whistle Attacks on Poor and People of Color”

  1. blurondo says:

    Copying his leader, Walker is appealing to his base, the very base.

  2. Terry says:

    Walker, Trump and Republicans do the opposite of what Jesus taught. They afflict the afflicted and comfort the comfortable. They need to be fired asap!!
    Dump Walker 2018!

  3. will says:

    Walker has been receiving taxpayers money his whole adult life. Walkers should be drug tested and a good mental exam for his social pathetic thinking that he only serves the rich donars.

  4. Terry says:

    @Will, agreed. Career politician Scott Walker has been mooching off the government dole his entire life. He is by far, the biggest do nothing, layabout moocher welfare queen in the entire state. He lives off taxpayers’ money. He is a public servant. Taxpayers’ money is a sacred trust. Thus, he and all the other republican moochers in the state government that support drug testing those most in need, should indeed be drug tested themselves immediately! Pee in that cup Walker! What are you on? Pee in that cup Walker! If you don’t agree, well what do you have to hide?

    Career politician Scott Walker and republicans are panicking and are getting desperate so they have reverted to their core basic principle, which is blame and attack the poor, the downtrodden, the weak, the afflicted, the suffering and those most in need. They are a bunch of vile charlatans and need to go in November 2018! The countdown has begun. All aboard the Dump Walker Mobile!! Next stop freedom!!
    DUMP WALKER 2018!!
    DUMP ALL REPUBLICANS 2018!!

  5. Troll says:

    Terry, Jesus is calling its time for Dinner. Terry, he knows when you are sleeping. He knows when your awake. He knows when you been bad or good. So be good for heavens sake.

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