Hypocrisy runs rampant from Scott Walker's lipsScott Walker said on Friday that he won’t speak to leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement because he doesn’t know who that would include.
His response to questioning on the matter was interesting to say the least, and included comparing the group to the Tea Party:
"I'm going to meet with voters ... Who knows who [Black Lives Matter] is?" Walker said in response to a Daily Mail reporter in New Hampshire who asked whether he would meet with the representatives of the group. "I'm going to talk to American voters, period. It's the same way as saying, you're going to meet with the tea party. Who is the tea party? There's hundreds of thousands of people out there."Apparently BLM activists aren’t voters by Walker’s standards, but let’s ignore that faux pas for now, as terrible as it might be.
Essentially Walker says it’s impossible to speak to BLM activists because it’s a disorganized group, much like the Tea Party is. And how on earth could anyone speak to the Tea Party? Right?
But in 2009, Walker spoke at a Tea Party rally in Milwaukee. Here’s the video:
Walker also embraced the Tea Party movement when he was running for governor. In 2010, he called himself the “original Tea Party” candidate in Wisconsin.
Ironically he did so by praising recall elections. Just two years later he would practically decry recalls as the scourge of the Wisconsin political process.
To sum it up: Walker says it’s impossible to talk to Black Lives Matter members because, like the Tea Party, they’re not a formal political group. But Walker spoke to an informal Tea Party gathering in 2009.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Scott Walker.