At a campaign appearance today in Pewaukee, Gov. Scott Walker continued the “divide and conquer” rhetoric he’s made a hallmark of his political career.

In the tightest race of his political career, Republican Gov. Scott Walker turned up the rhetoric Thursday by saying many voters in the liberal bastion of Madison are driven by anger and that his supporters need to counter that tide by showing up at the polls.

During an appearance in Pewaukee, Walker quoted former Gov. Tommy Thompson as saying, “Unfortunately, anger is a greater motivation than love.”

Walker’s use of rhetoric intended to “divide and conquer” to attempt to pit Wisconsin’s voters against each other should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to Walker over the past three years.

Scott Walker’s “divide and conquer” campaign is the basest, most cynical, most negative approach I’ve ever seen a campaign take towards voters, and that’s saying something considering how negative and cynical politics can be.

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16 Responses to Gov. Scott Walker: using “divide and conquer” to the bitter end

  1. Jake formerly of the LP says:

    Somehow the words “reaping” and “sowing” come to mind here.

    I think Scotty just found out that Dane County has as many people in it as Walkershaw and Washington Counties combined. And yes, we remember what you said about the town many of us CHOSE to live in.

  2. chris says:

    Ah ha! Oh wait… Liberals in this state are angry.

    Pointing out the obvious isn’t “Dividing” it is pointing out the obvious.

    And psssttt (Jake)!

    Mary Burke is not winning. She is a horrible excuse for a gubernatorial candidate. After her loss, the whiners will be out in full force, shouting from the roof tops that she was a poor candidate. Wait for it, we are a little over a week away from that reality.

  3. Sue says:

    Considering his well-known dislike of Madison, it’s a good thing he spends so little time there.

    • MadCityVoter says:

      I know how to help him spend even less time in Madison… 🙂

      I may be angry but I’m not vindictive. I only want what’s best for soon-to-be-ex-Governor Walker, who apparently can’t walk away from the power and attention on his own. Since his so-called “friends” refuse to intervene that’s left up to we who can see what’s really going on.

  4. EmmaR says:

    Walker is so utterly devoid of self-awareness, you just wonder whether he’s even human.

  5. Jeffrey says:

    Walker is the Koch brothers wind up toy and his spring is just about run down!

  6. Chris says:

    After Tuesday 11/3 Walker will have won 3 elections in four years.

  7. Sue says:

    That’s Tuesday 11/4, Chris, and you’re not doing it right.

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