Poor Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. He may be suffering from the same kind of political dementia as putative GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who can’t remember beating up a gay classmate at his silver-spoon prep boarding school.
Now that he’s facing the first recall election for governor in Wisconsin history, Walker can’t remember engaging in a “divide and conquer” political strategy against public employee unions in his first election. Oops! That was the way he termed it. Watch the video:
Let’s be clear about what happened in Wisconsin following Walker’s election. Walker split the public safety unions away from teachers and other public employee unions. He held police and firefighters harmless with their pensions and bargaining rights, while he dinged the other public employees and outlawed collective bargaining for them.
That is called divide and conquer, and it worked. The tragedy is, the public safety unions in Wisconsin are next — they’re just too dumb to realize it.
And now Scott Walker doesn’t remember? If that’s true, he’s gone senile at an early age and needs to be retired immediately.
The other possibility is he’s lying. In which case he also needs to be retired immediately.