WI Gov Scott Walker’s Campaign Goes Too Far – Don’t buy toys for your kids. Donate to him instead. Earns “Grinch of the Year” Award!
This has me so hopping mad I cannot even think of what to say – but then, I don’t think I need to say anything. This letter speaks for itself. The gall of Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker’s campaign to even think about asking his constituents to forego buying their children presents but rather spend that money on HIM. This is one of the most selfish and despicable acts I have ever seen by a politician. For those of you who didn’t want to recall him out, shame on you. This is what you’ve got now. Best of luck to ya.
Gratefully, I doubt there is a single parent out there that will place Walker as more important than their child or children.
Here is a copy of the letter just so you can see the words yourself. The full transcript is below the image just in case the image is hard to read.
“Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of.”
Instead of venturing into the cold this Back Friday, stayi n and give your children a gift that will keep on giving.
This year, we are celebrating the Holiday Season with a Black Friday special that is better than any deal found in stores. Donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker get reelected and save your children from a future of double-digit tax increases and billion dollar budget deficits.
Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of. Governor Walker is helping Wisconsin move forward to a future where your children and grandchildren can experience:
- Economic Prosperity
- Improved Schools
- Freedom From Government Dependence
The Governor wants his sons to grow up in a Wisconsin as great as the one he grew up in. When asked why he never stopped fighting for Wisconsin during the Recall, Governor Walker says he has two reasons, his sons Matt and Alex.
With your help, Governor Walker is enacting reforms that are securing a strong state for the future of Wisconsin’s children. This Black Friday, donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker win reelection so he can continue to help Wisconsin move forward.
A strong Wisconsin is the best gift you can give.
Friends of Scott Walker
- Fundraising email: Skip holiday gifts for the kids, give to Scott Walker (dailykos.com)
- Is Scott Walker swiping kids’ Christmas gifts? (blogs.e-rockford.com)
- No Comment Necessary: Spend Money on Politicians, Not Gifts (takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com)
What a jerk (nicest word I can think of). And some PR person, whoever dreamed this up, should be fired. Of course, if it was the governor’s idea … we’ve got some people in CO who’ve run some very effective recall campaigns.
I would hope that all campaign mgr’s go over the campaign theme/target/plan/whatever with the person they are campaigning for prior to publicizing it. If they didn’t go over this with Walker, yes, that fool needs to be fired. If they did, Walker definitely needs to be fired – but they already tried that and the fat wallets pulled ahead. What a horrible thing to send out as a suggestion.
It is. Truly awful.
I had a dyslexic moment there cause I honestly thought I read ‘donate *them*’ as in, give the toys to those less fortunate instead of buying them for your own kids. When I reread it, I couldn’t believe anyone would have the gall to suggest such a thing. He’s my neighbor to the North and I’m familiar with his shenanigans but, this goes beyond the pale.
It’s just completely and utterly wrong. There isn’t anything “right” or “okay” about it.
And just imagine the children on Christmas morning when the parents tell their children.
“We wanted to insure a better future for you so, we used our gift budget to donate to our Great Governor’s campaign fund.”
I can see them going for it…can’t you?
Luckily I doubt there is a person in the state – or the country for that matter – that would do something like that. lol.. I image the kids reaction would be very much like the reaction kids have when their parents told them that they ate all the Halloween candy (see Jimmy Kimmel for the videos sent in). There are some very loud, pissed off, and upset kids on video. (or course it was all in “fun” and the parents didn’t do that – it was for Kimmel’s show)
Didn’t bother to hit the like button, as there is nothing to like about it…
Ayup. I feel the same way on FB. Kinda hard to hit a “like” with some of the news – a lot of the news. Walker is a snake-in-the-grass… and that’s being very nice.