How easy is it to lead a one party dictatorship? Just ask Scott Walker, he’ll tell you:
"If you want to get big bold reform done ... you need a team to help you do that," the Washington Post quoted Walker saying.
With the kind of majority rule Walker's had here in Wisconsin, the Democratic Party is no longer relevant or tolerated. Protesters are considered outsiders, thugs, and vandals, who never reflected the "majority" of Wisconsinites. After one million recall signatures, and hundreds of thousands of protesters turned out at the Capitol opposing the his agenda, Walker was unimpressed and dismissive.
Cap Times: At a breakfast in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, the gov knocked the idea of divided government — different parties controlling different branches.Ezra Klein wrote this observation:
"Conventional wisdom," Walker said, "is that Americans prefer divided government. I think they've seen the last few years that that's not necessarily a good thing. Instead of sufficient checks and balances, what that's gotten is a lot of gridlock," Walker said.
"If you want to get big bold reform done ... you need a team to help you do that."
All this leaves Walker attempting something very unusual: Running as the candidate of polarization. His pitch isn't that he can bring the two sides together but that he can persuade the public to kick the other side out of office. "Voters think people in Washington fight for the sake of fighting," he said. "Voters don't mind fighters, but they want them to be fighting for them."