[img_assist|nid=451983|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=267|height=300]This past Saturday, Scott Walker chose to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's legendary March on Washington by going to the original capital of the confederacy: Montgomery, Alabama. In fact, the hotel he spoke-at was once the spot of the Confederate government's offices-- there was even a historical marker near the hotel with a Confederate rebel flag displayed prominenty!
And even though Montgomery was also the epicenter of the civil rights stuggle and where Rosa Parks famously stood her ground, Walker chose to ignore that and instead talk about his own struggle, claiming that his mother and and son were spit-upon in 2011 when Walker took away public workers' right to collectively bargain:
"He said he received death threats, and his mother and son were shouted at and spit upon during a trip to the grocery store."
Hmmm... this doesn't pass the smell test. This is the first time Walker has claimed that anyone in his family were spit upon and I find it hard to believe that Walker, who is perhaps the most opportunistic victim in Wisconsin history, would have waited for nearly two years to tell anyone about it.
Considering that Martin Luther King was killed while he was trying to help public workers's in Memphis, Tennessee, (that were spit upon and much more for trying to stand up for their rights), it is the height of absurdity that Walker would travel to the capitol of the confederacy and claim that his family was spit upon for taking away workers' rights.