Last weekend, Scott Walker made a trip to Star Wars Galaxy Edge at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. Maybe he went to pay homage to his childhood hero and personal role model Darth Vader. Maybe he just needed a way to fill the days while not serving as Wisconsin’s Governor.
While it’s not clear what he loves most about the leader of the evil empire – perhaps it’s his icy-cold cyborg personality or his lack of empathy for everyday people – we do know one thing: Scott Walker found inspiration lurking in the dark side.
That inspiration led Walker to take a moment from his tour to drop this ridiculous tweet.
This tweet is bad — on so many levels. Not only is he glorifying Ukrainian suffering – but he’s using that suffering to compare an illegitimate occupation from foreign forces with a border crisis largely manufactured by right-wing media and talking heads… like Walker himself.
The people entering Ukraine are doing so with tanks and missiles. The people at our southern border are refugees looking for a better life. Needless to say, there’s not too much in common between those two groups.
Part of us wants to be thankful that Walker isn’t praising Putin like other Republicans (looking at you Trump and Tucker Carlson) – but nonetheless, this tweet is disgusting – even more so when you know it’s coming from the “most magical place on earth.”
For context his southern border tweet was sent just 3 hours after this tweet:
Have no fear though, just like in the galaxy far, far away, the dark side is strong, but the side of light and Resistance is stronger.
In this galaxy though, we fight not with lightsabers and lasers, but with quote tweets and Twitter dunks. We rounded up some of the best and most memorable smackdowns of this truly awful and absurd tweet for your enjoyment:
Calling out Walker’s past meetings with Russian spies
Ever wonder who funds the GOP empire? This Twitter user has answers.
Trump doesn’t seem too willing to take up arms – we’re guessing Walker wouldn’t be either.
Twitter won’t let Walker forget about his failed bid for President.
This Twitter user thinks Walker needs a civics lesson. We agree.
Ukrainian freedom fighters and Republican “freedom fighters” are NOT the same.
It’s hard to keep track of reality when you’re buzzing off the Disney Land vibes.
Scott might not take his arms to protect his country – but he sure did destroy that sandwich.
Thankfully, Scott Walker’s not too relevant these days, unless you’re a CPAC bro or someone pining for the old days of union busting up and the dismantling of Wisconsin’s working class.
And while we’d of course prefer to ignore Scott Walker for the rest of time and pretend he ever existed, it’s hard to witness this kind of disgusting politicization of a tragedy like the one unfolding in Ukraine and not get mad. So what choice is there but to point out the hypocrisy of someone like Scott Walker. Hopefully next time he takes a trip to the dark side, he can stay off the socials and just keep his bad takes to himself.
One more fun fact for you on this truly awful tweet: it currently has 1158 retweets. But of those, 971 are quotes tweets (just shy of 84%). That is just a whole other level of getting ratioed!
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