Speaking at CPAC this Thursday, Scott Walker took a stab at the subject of ISIS, saying that his experience attacking labor unions gives him the authority to decipher a strategy to combat the Islamic State.
“If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world,” Walker told the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Committee.
Protesters who led an unsuccessful recall attempt against him in 2012 are probably still weighing heavily on Walker’s mind for him to draw this kind of analogy.
From The Huffington Post:
The likely 2016 presidential candidate said the nation needs “someone who leads” and who will “send a message, not only that we’ll protect American soil, but do not take this upon freedom-loving people anywhere else in the world. We need a leader with that kind of confidence.”
Watch the asinine Tea Party whack job:
Not surprisingly, Walker’s comments caused quite a stir, forcing him to defend himself later to the Wisconsin State Journal:
“Let me be perfectly clear, I’m just pointing out the closest thing I have to handling this difficult situation is the 100,000 protesters I had to deal with,” Walker said.
He wasn’t apologizing though.
“You all will misconstrue things the way you see fit,” he said. “That’s the closest thing I have in terms of handling a difficult situation, not that there’s any parallel between the two.”