It’s been the Week From Hell for some of the top 2016 GOP contenders for President. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have been playing hot potato with questions about the war in Iraq, and now we have Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker showing up on “Face the Nation” and making a complete and utter fool of himself.
Walker said he thinks he is the most qualified candidate on the subject of foreign policy because he’s visited six countries while serving as Governor.
Yes, he actually said that qualifies him to be Commander in Chief. There is no punchline other than the one provided by Walker himself. Here’s Walker making the case for his awesome credentials to be leader of the free world:
?If I choose to get into this race? I’m going to lay out a very clear plan for what we should do going forward and how we should address the issues we face here in America, and the issues we face around the world. I think there is a wide open door to lay out a very clear doctrine.?And I do think if foreign policy plays an important role, the contrast will be clear because just about everywhere Hillary Clinton has played a role with this president ? under President Obama ? that part of the world is largely a failure, a mess. Because of the policies we’ve seen from Obama and Clinton.?
It’s the old “Blame Obama” line regurgitated by every Republican sooner or later. Walker has no plan–at least no specifics he wants to discuss when it comes to international relations–he just wants to do the opposite of the President.
Host Bob Schieffer noted that Walker had recently gotten back from an ?trip to Israel, courtesy in part of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. But does that qualify him to be President?
To which Walker proudly replied:
?As a governor, I’ve been, just recently in Germany, in Spain and France. Earlier in the year, it was the United Kingdom on trade related missions. A few years back in China and Japan. So, that’s probably the most of any governor of either party has is that experience in terms of trade relations.?
Notice how Governor Walker didn’t say anything about Hillary Clinton in that statement? He’s more qualified than any other Governor, but is he more prepared in the field of foreign policy than the former Secretary of State?
Walker finished his comments on what a world under President Scott Walker would look like by saying he would try to model his foreign policy on that of former President Ronald Reagan, who, Walker added was “the best President” on foreign policy in his lifetime.
Really? The same Ronald Reagan who funded an illegal war in Central America with the proceeds of illegal sales of arms to Iran? That Ronald Reagan? The President Reagan who invaded Grenada on a whim and whose actions led to the deaths of 241 servicemen in Beirut? Is that the one you want to be like, Governor?
In that case, kindly step to the back of the line, because you aren’t even qualified to collect the garbage in my neighborhood.
Watch Scott Walker On “Face The Nation”