There are a few candidates that have a credible shot at winning both a Republican primary and the general election. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is one of these candidates. He busted unions in his home state and beat back attempts at recall elections when liberals tired of his tough fiscal policies. It’s not surprising, then, that he is on the radar of mainstream media liberals, intent on taking down his chances of victory.
One of the classic points of attack for liberals against conservatives is deeming them stupid. Thus, headlines after Walker’s Sunday morning Meet the Press interview screamed “Scott Walker calls for a wall across the Canadian border!” The border is 5,500 feet and anyone knows that if a wall across the Mexican border is impossible, one across our Canadian one is both impossible and largely unnecessary. Being a proponent of such a wall makes one look like an idiot and an isolationist.
At Legal Insurrection, Kemberlee Kaye has a roundup of the ridiculous headlines
In an explanation of how the conversation really went down. She writes,
Written to imply Walker introduced the idea of a Canadian border wall as part of a discussion on immigration enforcement, that’s simply not the case.
“Why are we always talking about the southern border and building a fence there, we don’t talk about our northern border,” said Chuck Todd. “If this is about securing the border from Mus– securing the border from potentially terrorists coming over, do you want to build a wall north of the border too?”
“Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire, they’ve raised some very legitimate concerns including some law enforcement folks who brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago, so that is a legitimate issue for us to look at,” Walker responded.
Though he didn’t refute the idea outright, Walker didn’t explicitly advocate for a wall to keep out northern crossers.
You can watch the video of the appearance for yourself here:
Comment below: Do you think the mainstream media are being unfair to Walker about his remarks?