Once again, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is talking out of both sides of his rectum.
Like nearly every other Republican governor, Walker has been hatin’ on Obamacare for a long, long time, but now that he finds himself in a dogfight in a blue-wave election year, he’s promising to defend what is arguably the Affordable Care Act’s most popular provision — protecting health insurance access for people with preexisting conditions.
Gov. Scott Walker pledged Friday to ensure those with pre-existing conditions would be covered in Wisconsin if the Affordable Care Act were repealed — a key provision of the law known as Obamacare that he has long opposed.
“If something were to change, Scott Walker would call a special session in a heartbeat and get it passed,” Walker’s campaign spokesman, Brian Reisinger, said Friday after Walker’s Republican running mate and Democratic opponent traded jabs over the issue.
Earlier in the day state Superintendent Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, both cancer survivors, clashed over protections for people like them with pre-existing conditions.
That sounds really encouraging, but …
That protection is extended under former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which Walker has been working for years to repeal. He signed off on Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel joining a multistate lawsuit this year that seeks to undo the law and the pre-existing conditions protection.
Walker trying to pass a law on preexisting conditions is like Vanilla Ice claiming he invented hip-hop, even though he spent years doing everything he could to ruin it. Never mind all the great things the black man did. The white dude is here now to take all the credit.
Suffice to say, the only preexisting condition Scott Walker gives a shit about is the carpal tunnel syndrome in Charles Koch’s check-writing hand.
Fuck Mr. 3 Percent sideways with Donald J. Trump’s shriveled circus peanut plonker. Wisconsin doesn’t need him or his shameless lies.
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