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Republican Voters Responding to Walker’s Opposition to Knowledge

By Andy Borowitz

 

LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is steadily rising to the top of the 2016 Republican Presidential field because voters are connecting with his “strong and consistent opposition to knowledge,” an aide to Walker said on Thursday.

 

While Republican candidates of the past, such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, have capitalized on G.O.P. voters’ hostility toward verifiable facts, the aide said, “Compared to Scott, those two look like rookies.”

 

Walker has burnished his anti-knowledge credentials in Wisconsin by proposing a three-hundred-million-dollar cut in the University of Wisconsin’s funding and by deleting the phrase “the search for truth” from the values outlined in the university’s mission statement.

 

“That truth thing was a masterstroke,” the aide said. “Our polling shows that voters who oppose knowledge also have negative feelings about truth.”

 

But Walker’s longstanding opposition to knowledge may have faced its toughest test during a visit to London, on Wednesday, when an interviewer asked him if he believed in evolution and he refused to answer. “He tried to trick Governor Walker into admitting that he knew something, and Scott didn’t take the bait,” the aide said. “I was watching him do that and I was like, ‘Nailed it.’ ”

 

Moments like that, the aide said, show why Walker will win the White House in 2016. “The American people are sick and tired of a President who knows things,” he said. “They’re ready for Scott.”

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Republican Voters Responding to Walker’s Opposition to Knowledge

By Andy Borowitz

 

LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is steadily rising to the top of the 2016 Republican Presidential field because voters are connecting with his “strong and consistent opposition to knowledge,” an aide to Walker said on Thursday.

 

While Republican candidates of the past, such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, have capitalized on G.O.P. voters’ hostility toward verifiable facts, the aide said, “Compared to Scott, those two look like rookies.”

 

Walker has burnished his anti-knowledge credentials in Wisconsin by proposing a three-hundred-million-dollar cut in the University of Wisconsin’s funding and by deleting the phrase “the search for truth” from the values outlined in the university’s mission statement.

 

“That truth thing was a masterstroke,” the aide said. “Our polling shows that voters who oppose knowledge also have negative feelings about truth.”

 

But Walker’s longstanding opposition to knowledge may have faced its toughest test during a visit to London, on Wednesday, when an interviewer asked him if he believed in evolution and he refused to answer. “He tried to trick Governor Walker into admitting that he knew something, and Scott didn’t take the bait,” the aide said. “I was watching him do that and I was like, ‘Nailed it.’ ”

 

Moments like that, the aide said, show why Walker will win the White House in 2016. “The American people are sick and tired of a President who knows things,” he said. “They’re ready for Scott.”

Got to be from The Onion, right?

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Those darn evil penny pinching Republicans. If only it was 2008 again.

 

So what if the national debt has doubled in the past six years?

 

It is still only $18,000,000,000,000.00.

 

This is America. Debt doesn't matter. It's not like we're Greece.

 

More illegal immigrants? Who cares? We can afford it.

 

Free stuff for everyone now.

 

Who cares about the future.

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Those darn evil penny pinching Republicans. If only it was 2008 again.

 

So what if the national debt has doubled in the past six years?

 

It is still only $18,000,000,000,000.00.

 

This is America. Debt doesn't matter. It's not like we're Greece.

 

More illegal immigrants? Who cares? We can afford it.

 

Free stuff for everyone now.

 

Who cares about the future.

Look to the past. Our economy can overcome the interest when it's running right. Then we pay the principal just like in the 90's. The numbers are huge and scary but our economy is capable of taking care of this business. 

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I believe what you meant is our economy can afford it for now. But for how much longer?

It's a job with an end point and then we become the ones loaning the money and collecting the interest. As long as we don't throw good money after bad when things happen like flunkies crashing planes into buildings. We need to be smart not reactive. Think a few moves ahead. We have become independent from the other oil producers if you have not noticed. The world is our oyster. 

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Those darn evil penny pinching Republicans. If only it was 2008 again.

 

So what if the national debt has doubled in the past six years?

 

It is still only $18,000,000,000,000.00.

 

This is America. Debt doesn't matter. It's not like we're Greece.

 

More illegal immigrants? Who cares? We can afford it.

 

Free stuff for everyone now.

 

Who cares about the future.

Another blind sheep who believes the lies if you took away all those Republican tax loopholes for their corporate masters the budget would be balanced in less than one presidential term but by all means keep drinking the GOP kool aid .

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Those darn evil penny pinching Republicans. If only it was 2008 again.

So what if the national debt has doubled in the past six years?

It is still only $18,000,000,000,000.00.

This is America. Debt doesn't matter. It's not like we're Greece.

More illegal immigrants? Who cares? We can afford it.

Free stuff for everyone now.

Who cares about the future.

How much is the entire U.S. worth? What is the value of every house, car, piece of property, and all the "stuff" worth? Hundreds of trillions? It probably helps to view the debt in terms of its relation to the collateral. Do we owe more than we are worth? How will our creditors recoup their money if we "go broke"?

 

George Bush II racked up a lot of debt during his stint in the White House.

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