Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) is preparing a run for the White House in 2016, and he has started talking about all of the things a candidate is supposed to discuss. One of those things has been foreign policy, which Walker has, admittedly, little experience dealing with. What’s interesting is that President Obama has also suddenly taken an interest in what Governor Walker is saying out on the campaign trail.
In a recent interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Walker admitted that, as President, he would immediately discard the deal the Obama administration just made with Iran.
President Obama was not excited about being criticized for his administration’s foreign policy decisions, and in an interview with the liberal news yokels at NPR he gave Gov. Walker a severe tongue thrashing. Sadly, the President missed the irony of his own condemnations.
And, you know, I am confident that any president who gets elected will be knowledgeable enough about foreign policy and knowledgeable enough about the traditions and precedents of presidential power that they won’t start calling to question the capacity of the executive branch of the United States to enter into agreements with other countries,” Obama said Monday during an interview with NPR News.
“It would be a foolish approach to take, and, you know, perhaps Mr. Walker, after he’s taken some time to bone up on foreign policy, will feel the same way.”
Interestingly, the President forgets his complete lack of foreign policy experience upon taking the job of President. At least Walker has served for far more years as the leader of a state, and even more as a working professional, where he has been able to gain important experiences that would help him as leader of the free world. All President Obama had going into the job was some time as a community organizer and two years as a backbencher in the Senate.
Anyway, Governor Walker had his own response for the President’s bit of criticism. In response to President Obama’s comments on NPR, Governor Walker reminded the President about his many, many, many failures.
“President Obama’s failed leadership has put him at odds with many across the country, including members of his own party, and key allies around the world. Americans would be better served by a president who spent more time working with governors and members of Congress rather than attacking them. Whether it is cutting a bad deal with Iran, calling ISIS the JV squad, or touting Yemen as a success story, Obama’s lack of leadership has hurt America’s safety and standing in the world.” – Governor Scott Walker
Ouch. Maybe the President should stop messing with Scott Walker and focus a bit more on the job he has at hand?