Scott Walker Flouts Supreme Court, Imitates Orval Faubus and George Wallace
Power has gone to Scott Walker’s head.
After successfully beating back the recall effort with gobs of rightwing money, he now acts like king of his little fiefdom in Wisconsin where he doesn’t have to answer to anyone—not even the U.S. Supreme Court.
After the decision came down on Thursday upholding the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land, Walker amazingly declared that he wasn’t going to abide by it.
Acting like a modern-day George Wallace or Orval Faubus, Walker said, “Wisconsin will not take any action to implement ObamaCare,” he said. At a press conference, he added he’d wait till November, when he hopes there will be a “political remedy.” Only then, he said, will he consider what the state should do about implementing the law.
Even J. B. Van Hollen, the state’s Republican attorney general, who had joined the lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, said that Walker “must move forward” and obey the law.
If Walker continues with his defiance, Obama may need to send federal troops to Madison—assuming the President ever discovers where that is.
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