"Kill Scott Walker" tweets have flooded Twitter. After union activists poured millions of dollars and countless hours trying to recall Scott Walker, they lost the recall election. Not exactly in the mood to lose with grace and dignity, some took their anger out on Twitter. A compilation of tweets calling for death to Scott Walker, and even threatening his family was collected and put on YouTube.
Some examples include:
"If Scott Walker die Lord I be happy as F**k."
"i wouldn't feel even a little remorse if scott walker got shot."
"Scott walker needs to fall down the capital stairs % die.."
"If I ever see any of the Walker family on the street, ima pop they a--."
Twitchy also has a list of "Kill Scott Walker" tweets.
Since his term began, Wisconsin has eliminated a $3.6 billion budget deficit, introduced much needed pension reforms, and paid down millions of dollars in state debt without raising the tax rate. When the Governor of Wisconsin moved to end collective bargaining rights for public employees, he was met with an almost unimaginable outpouring of protests and anger, many led by Union activists. A huge effort was coordinated to recall the Wisconsin Governor, but their efforts failed.
Many in the mainstream media are downplaying the victory, saying the race was "bought," or even saying that he could be indicted! Some sore losers are taking their anger out by expressing their desire to murder Scott Walker via Twitter, and post it for the world to see.
Even before the tweets, the rage toward this man has taken on a dangerous tone. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) "fired up" a group of union members by telling them, "Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary," while "urging them to work down in the trenches to fend off limits to workers' rights like those proposed in Wisconsin." Apparently the call to end violent rhetoric only applies if one is referring to the Tea Party.
The links to the tweets can be found here.
Here is a video of some of the tweets from last year (Warning: Graphic Language):