Like many Republicans in Wisconsin and across the country, Scott Walker has spent a considerable amount of time complaining about hostile opponents and citizens, and worrying aloud about all the threats that have been made against him or his family. All public figures do, of course, face the problem of harrassment or threats, but Republicans seem to have made a fetish in recent years of acting like the supreme or even exclusive victims -- never mind the many examples to the contrary, most recently Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who wasn't just the target of threats but who also was shot in the head.
And, those same Republicans seem clueless as to what possibly could be the cause of that rancor directed at them.
When gigantic protests were taking place around the state Capitol last year, Walker and his GOP legislative leaders worried aloud about the many, many, many, many threats they said were made against their persons. This justified, apparently, the Republican decision in advance of the protests to lock down the Capitol and consider calling out the National Guard to protect the peoples' property from the people. Oh, and prevent citizens from easily exercising their First Amendment right to freely assemble, too.
The latest Walker victimization incident, though, was unintentional satire. Talking about his future political plans the other day, Walker said:
“I have not made any plans for the future, and my wife would kill me if I announced anything before that."
Well! Wonder if the State Patrol or Capitol Police will be interviewing the state's first lady or seeking charges against her for making death threats against our most excellent governor? Nah, but it sure is interesting to conduct the thought experiment.