Trashing unions, cutting 275 million from education in the state budget, flipping to the hardcore anti illegal immigrant posture so in vogue in Republican candidate circles all impact real lives on the ground.
But the kicker - still more revelatory than the rest - is caving to the demands of the billionaire hedge fund hustler looking to use Wisconsin taxpayer money to build a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium. In one fell swoop Walker canibalizes his own “conservative” street cred while playing the corporate welfare game to the nth degree.
Wesley Edens - hedge fund billionaire and Milwaukee slumlord to boot - helped pump the puddle full of money in which Walker flounders.
Meanwhile valiant efforts by Common Ground and allies to invest in facilities and programs for children, youth and families go begging.
When you boil it all down Walker happily hammers already weakened unions as a big claim to fame and collapses in the face of demands for big dollar public subsidies from a plutocrat.
Is this a good training experience for a man who wants to be president? Maybe, if he cleans the slime off his face, brushes his teeth, applies deodorant and coughs down a couple of corn dogs.