Abortion War On Women

Governor Scott Walker Feels Pretty Good About a Domestic Terrorist Attack

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin was forced to close for security concerns after the clinic was attacked with a homemade bomb late last year.

Planned Parenthood just announced that the clinic will stay closed because they cannot provide enough security which Governor Scott Walker apparently thinks is just delightful.

Walker, citing his pro-life record, says it reflects on Wisconsinites, saying "Even those who don't share my belief have talked about how they want abortions to be rare, and that's what has happened in the State of Wisconsin. I think that's probably more a reflection on the decision they made."

Scott Walker basically just said a domestic terrorist attack on Planned Parenthood is a reflection of the values of Wisconsin.

Is that so?

It's possible Walker has no idea what actually happened to the clinic, but that's no excuse for this.

  • Badgerite

    Hmmmm. I would be more impressed with the “values of Wisconsin” if the state legislature had not jumped with both feet on the Minority Voter Disenfranchisement Act. Which, of course, they did. But it isn’t just Grand Chute. A lot of family planning clinics have closed in Wisconsin. And they were not all about abortion. They were Family Planning clinics with all the services that entails.

  • Aynwrong

    This is when a reporter should really pick a fight with an elected official. Even a governor. Walker’s answer was in no way related to the question he was asked. He was asked about terrorism. And as much as his answer was patented pro life word salad, it was also a defense of terrorism.

    The Governor of Wisconsin just defended terrorism.

  • muselet

    I don’t expect politicians—at least the dimmer of the species—to make a lot of sense when they’re trying to sound serious (but really want to do a Snoopy dance), but Scott Walker’s statement makes zero sense.

    Come on, Wisconsinites, someone who would say something like this is the best you could do for governor? Really?


    • Aynwrong

      It was more than that. It was a tacit defense of terrorism.

  • Georgie
    • Aynwrong

      He looks like Dan Aykroyd’s evil cousin.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    I think you’re twisting his words a little bit here.

    Don’t get me wrong – he’s an unmitigated douchebag who probably thinks exactly what you inferred, but I don’t see that he said it. At least not here.

    • JMAshby

      Walker said the decision to close the clinic is a reflection of the desire to have fewer abortions.

      The desire to have fewer abortions is what prompted an attack on the clinic that provided abortion services.

      I’m not twisting anything.

    • Aynwrong

      It’s just the usual habit of a Conservative politician. They have this way of talking that makes sense if you turn brain off. But the moment you think about it the argument just collapses.

      Walker knows that every question regarding abortion, even if it’s only indirectly related must always be answered by saying “I’m pro life. Blah, blah family values.”