Walker spread his unique brand of hypocrisy in Connecticut today and protesters were ready:
Prior to the speech, more than 100 people gathered in a pocket park across from the hotel to protest Walker’s visit. The demonstrators waved signs and shouted slogans such as “Scotty Walker, what a joke, he’s in love with the Brothers Koch.” Several giant inflatables, including a rat and a fat cat, hovered nearby.
“We’re here to say to Scott Walker, ‘go home,”‘ said veteran union activist Larry Dorman, one of the organizers of the protest. “And we’re here to say to the state Republican Party, ‘Why on earth would you invite this guy to Connecticut because he does not reflect our values and what we stand for.”
Here’s an extended quote from Walker showing he’s still on his ‘dependency’ schtick:
“The president and his allies, and I would argue the governor and some of his allies here, measure success in government by how many people are dependent on the government,” he said. “We measure success in government by just the opposite: by how many fewer people are dependent on government, not because we kicked them out to the street, not because we pushed then out to the curb, but because we understand that true freedom and prosperity come when we empower people to take control of their own lives and their own destinies.”
The Hartford Courant – which is owned by the Tribune Company – did a nice, brief article on his visit. Assuming the Brothers Koch do buy the Tribune Company, do you think sassy protester quotes will continue to appear in the pages of this paper?
Now go to the article and read the laaaaast quote. The irony is delicious.