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Walker writes: "Mark Salter, who was a top adviser on the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (R), is not a fan of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R)."

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. (photo: AP)
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. (photo: AP)


Top GOP Operative Calls Scott Walker 'Kind of a Dumba--'

By Hunter Walker, Business Insider

28 February 15

 

ark Salter, who was a top adviser on the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (R), is not a fan of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

On Thursday, Salter went on Facebook and posted an article criticizing a comment Walker made about the Islamic State jihadist group (also known as ISIS or ISIL) at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Salter added a colorful comment.

"I want to like him but Scott Walker is kind of a dumb ass," Salter wrote.

During the 2008 race, Salter became known as an outspoken staffer who sent reporters colorful missives Politico dubbed "Saltergrams." He did not respond to a request for comment about his post from Business Insider. 

At CPAC, Walker pointed to his experience weathering massive protests against his administration when he was asked how he would handle ISIS if he were president. 

"We need a leader with that kind of confidence," Walker said. "If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.

Walker is a top Republican contender in the 2016 presidential election. In recent weeks he has gone from a relative dark horse to leading several polls

View Salter's Facebook post below:

Mark Salter's view on Scott Walker. (photo: Facebook)
Mark Salter's view on Scott Walker. (photo: Facebook)

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+65 # chapdrum 2015-02-28 15:41
Even if he is a "dumb ass," it is tediously clear that if Walker emerges as the frontrunner, the party will gladly promote his candidacy for "president." The same party that would have had another dumb ass within a heartbeat of the presidency could not care less about native intelligence. They care only about gaming the system.
 
 
+27 # kath 2015-03-01 07:11
They only care about being in charge so they can get and keep all the money. Governing? Not so much.
And the real party leaders (Cheney, Bush senior, et al) really prefer "dumbasses" provided they do as they're told.
 
 
+18 # reiverpacific 2015-03-01 10:51
Quoting chapdrum:
Even if he is a "dumb ass," it is tediously clear that if Walker emerges as the frontrunner, the party will gladly promote his candidacy for "president." The same party that would have had another dumb ass within a heartbeat of the presidency could not care less about native intelligence. They care only about gaming the system.


Hell, don't forget -they had the biggest "Dumb ass" of all, Dimwits of the Shubbery die-nasty AS president and and a heartless chicken-hawk V.P. pulling his strings.
But I've learned to my cost never to say, "It can't get any worse than that"!
This neocon crowd would nominate Kim Jung Il if it suited their purposes.
 
 
+3 # lfeuille 2015-03-01 17:03
Quoting chapdrum:
Even if he is a "dumb ass," it is tediously clear that if Walker emerges as the frontrunner, the party will gladly promote his candidacy for "president." The same party that would have had another dumb ass within a heartbeat of the presidency could not care less about native intelligence. They care only about gaming the system.


I recall that last time they seemed to switched favored "dumb asses" every couple of weeks or so. It's too early to know which dumb ass they will pick.
 
 
+34 # cymricmorty 2015-02-28 16:20
He had an accident when he strayed from the script and had to ad lib. His handlers will need to work on that.
 
 
+25 # Tigre1 2015-03-01 00:58
The Kochchip is probably being inserted as we amuse ourselves here...little pasty Scotty, with his bravery bona fides established, is of course just the weasel we want to face off with top Chinese who want to own us...oh, yeah, a guy who has already sold out serious local-rule American institutions... ie, unions...he's just the dumbie to put between us and foreign totalitarianism ...because he's already busy aligning his portions of the US to obey domestic totalitarians.. .in short, with pasty dumpling Scott in state office and by now potential pet of the Kochboys...the country's ALREADY been partially taken over by the enemies of the Constitution.
 
 
+16 # speedboy 2015-03-01 01:07
That's what appeals to his base---they have much in common!
 
 
+15 # James Klimaski 2015-03-01 04:45
He is the preferred candidate of the Koch brothers. He is the most extreme candidate running for the Republican nomination. If the oligarchs can elect him, that could be our last presidential election. Everything after that would be just for show. Walker's only opposition for the Republican nomination seems to be Netanyahu.
 
 
+4 # jcdav 2015-03-01 06:46
What makes you think the last few elections were not "just for show"?
 
 
+2 # John Puma 2015-03-01 07:36
Gee, what would have happened to WI if a SMART, brutal, vicious neo-fascist had been elected ... AND re-elected?
 
 
+21 # smendler 2015-03-01 07:46
You may recall what Grover Norquist said in 2012, that all the GOP had to do was "Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States....We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it." So a dumbass would be exactly what they want.
 
 
+22 # Jim Young 2015-03-01 08:01
I've always had trouble figuring out whether Grover Norquist or Dick Cheney did (are doing) more to damage this country.

I usually go with Dick Cheney for physical brutality and Grover for fiscal brutality.
 
 
+9 # ericlipps 2015-03-01 10:09
It speaks volumes that a Republican is violating Eisenhower's Eleventh Commandment ("Thou shalt speak no ill of another Republican") this way.

But then, he worked on a campaign which, had it succeeded, would have put Sarah "I can see Russia from my house" Palin one elderly heartbeat away from the White House. So he has experience with ambitious dumbasses.
 
 
+15 # Nell H 2015-03-01 11:00
People need to look at what Walker has done to Wisconsin -- how he has buried it in debt -- and compare Wisconsin with Minnesota.
 
 
+4 # overanddone 2015-03-01 18:32
That's exactly what makes him the darling of the GOP. Republicans have elevated stupid to their top position, less you know the worse you do the better they like it. All those years including the last 8 when Obama pulled an America, Buried by Bush back to life of Democratic prosperity, were an illusion only pushing America back to the great depression will bring back the good old days. When we were poor but at least whites had there own drinking fountain.
 

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