Scott Walker tries to scare voters by linking Hillary to Obama — and it backfires hilariously
One of the strangest things about Republicans campaigning this year is that they keep talking about President Barack Obama like he’s another Jimmy Carter or second-term George W. Bush.
In reality, Obama has an approval rating right now that’s above 52%, which is fairly strong for a president in his final year of office.
Nonetheless, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker decided that linking Obama to Hillary Clinton was the ultimate closing argument for this year’s presidential race, as he posted a tweet on Tuesday morning warning people that “if you like the past eight years, vote for Hillary Clinton.”
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) November 1, 2016
The reaction on Twitter was swift — and it probably wasn’t what Walker was expecting.
— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) November 1, 2016
Didn't realize Scott Walker was moonlighting as a GOTV organizer for Democrats. https://t.co/M3VAnX0yfe
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) November 1, 2016
It seems like this could literally be a Clinton campaign tweet given Obama’s approval rating. https://t.co/oHi573bllj
— EMAILS! (@mattyglesias) November 1, 2016
*thinks about it*
OK, I'm good. https://t.co/1RPItnUaeB
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) November 1, 2016
We DID like the past 8 years, so SURE. https://t.co/FxXtf1NIL4
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) November 1, 2016
.@ScottWalker What if I like undereducated creepy union-hating imperial executives who run to answer calls from the Koch bros, what then
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) November 1, 2016
— Basque Cat (@gato_danger) November 1, 2016
— jay (@jaydestro) November 1, 2016
— Harvey Smith (@Harvey1966) November 1, 2016