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Friday, June 05, 2015

 8:16 PM 

Pocan: Wisconsin Dems need to make sure rest of country knows the Walker they know

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan urged Dems to make sure the rest of the country understands the Scott Walker they know, saying he looks reasonable to others when compared to the rest of the GOP field.

Pocan charged Walker has attacked working families in Wisconsin by destroying collective bargaining rights, attacking private sector workers through right-to-work and is "shrinking our paycheck" by going after the prevailing wage.

Amid all that, he's proposed huge cuts to the UW System and K-12 education while showing disrespect to women by restricting their health care choices. All the while, she said, Wisconsin is last in the Midwest for job growth.

"That's the Scott Walker we have to make sure the rest of the country knows because Scott Walker is selling out Wisconsin's future for his own political ambitions," he said.

Pocan got in a shot on the GOP field, joking Netflix plans a new version of "House of Cards" called "Jokers Gone Wild." A picture flashed on the screen with "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey with a joker's hat on.

Pocan then had pictures put on the screen of the actors who would play the GOP field. That included: Grandpa Munster of "The Munsters" as Ted Cruz, Ricky Ricardo from "I Love Lucy" as Marco Rubio and Cruella DeVil from "101 Dalmatians" as Carly Fiorina. He joked George W. Bush would play Jeb Bush playing George W. Bush and Alfred E. Neumann would play Lindsey Graham. Then screen also showed a picture of Jabba the Hutt from from "Star Wars" as Chris Christie.

"Now that's not nice," Walker said of the Christie comparison.

Pocan finished by showing a pair of flip flops that he said would play Walker.

The lawmaker noted Walker has been on several trade missions lately, including one to Canada next week. Pocan said prior to that, Walker's most extensive foreign policy experience was a family trip to the Epcot Center.

"This is embarrassing for Wisconsin and our country," Pocan said.

-- By JR Ross

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