The difference between libs and cons

The difference between libs and cons

by digby

In a nutshell. Here's Scott Walker's argument for why he's uniquely qualified to be president:
Walker talked about some of the death threats made against him by those who opposed his conservative reforms. One threatened to “gut my wife like a deer,” and another note said that if his wife didn’t stop him, he’d be “the first Wisconsin governor ever assassinated,” he said. The threats are part of the reason he’s “exploring that very real possibility of stepping up and providing a new level of leadership,” he said during the 30-minute call.

“Part of me looks back and thinks that maybe God put me and my family through all this for a purpose - and it wasn’t just to get things done in Wisconsin, and it wasn’t just to win all those elections in a state that normally doesn’t go Republican. Maybe it was to set us to … help get our country on the right track.”…

A Fort Dodge man asked Walker if he could use the same approach he used in “defeating unions” to take on liberals in Washington “and get some spending control bills and repeal Obamacare.”
“Absolutely,” Walker answered.

And to think that all these violent liberal psychopaths are against guns and want to surrender to our enemies.

As Ed Kilgore points out:

Walker’s getting into a real groove in using the “death threats” he and his family supposedly received as a sign of the martyrdom—a sort of stigmata—Christian conservatives are expected to confess these days. Sarah Palin couldn’t do it better. Beyond that, though, he’s advertising his union-bashing not simply as an end in itself, but as an opening bid for the nastiness he will inflict on liberals in Washington as a sort of divine hammer. That, in addition to his electability argument, is pretty powerful to the “base.”
It is. They eat that stuff up.

Now think back to Barack Obama's argument in 2008:
"You said the time has come to move beyond the bitterness and anger and pettiness that's consumed Washington; to end the political strategy that's been all about division. And instead make it about addition; to build a coalition for change that stretches through red states and blue states."

I think it's fair to say that his message made liberals ecstatic.

We are different, that's for sure.