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How many Republican presidential candidates is too many? 15, apparently.
This morning Scott Walker announced that he was jumping into the fray, which means that the 2016 election can officially be described as a clusterf--k. That is the correct technical term, of course. For his part, Walker is running on the platform of, well, we're not quite sure, but it has something to do with being a leader. In his video message he promised to offer "fresh leadership with big bold ideas from outside of Washington to actually get things done." Alrighty.
For America's part, they're pissed. And not just it's-Monday-morning-and-we're-easily-annoyed pissed, but genuinely angry. It seems that Walker's announcement has struck a nerve on Twitter, whether because it highlights the sheer ridiculousness of the size of the candidate field, or because people just straight up don't like the guy. It could also have something to do with the state taste leftover from Donald Trump and his immigration comment fiasco. (The Miss USA pageant was just last night).
But for whatever reason, the Internet is not taking this new political development lightly. First up on the burn train is none other than The Onion. In fitting fashion, the satirical site published a biting candidate profile on Walker, listing his birthplace as "Tea Party comment thread," and his chief political rival as "Those who want to make a living wage." Ouch.
Next up was the Twitterverse—kicking things off was AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka with a straight-up skewering, and he was followed by a slew of citizens either totally exhausted by the candidacy circus or just plain pissed at Walker himself. Either way, make sure you wear your protective gear before you scroll any further because this fire is burning hot.
My full statement on Scott Walker's upcoming announcement that he's running for president: "Scott Walker is a national disgrace."— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) July 13, 2015
Go home Scott Walker you're drunk— Abbey Grady (@ar_grady) July 13, 2015
Ughhhhhh. Scott Walker - I just....I can't anymore. ?— Amy Cooper (@amy_c_cooper) July 13, 2015
Hi, I'm Scott Walker. I have already shown you that I don't understand how Twitter, the easiest website in the world, works. Vote for me.— Ristolable (@Ristolable) July 13, 2015
If you want to teach your baby to take his first steps backwards, buy him a Scott Walker.— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 13, 2015
Scott Walker runs like he's hustling to the ladies room after eating too much Activia pic.twitter.com/jtrCZNPazU— Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) July 13, 2015
Scott Walker - the 14th straight, male, Republican candidate who is suddenly the authority on homosexuality and women's reproductive rights.— My Daughter's Army (@mydaughtersarmy) July 13, 2015
On the bright side if Scott Walker becomes president I'll have an excuse to leave the country for 4 years— Ian (@Delabrew11) July 13, 2015
If you believe loving your country requires hating yourself, Scott Walker is your candidate!— Barry Crimmins (@crimmins) July 13, 2015
Wanna talk Scott Walker? How about the fact he said he was going to attack ISIS like he did the PEOPLE of Wisconsin @thecyclemsnbc— Vic Volt (@VictoryVandal) July 13, 2015
Not to be outdone by Jeb's "work more" message, Scott Walker unveils "dance for me, monkeys" platform.— Matt Christman (@cushbomb) July 13, 2015
Scott Walker is my favorite Chris Parnell character.— Steve Amiri (@SteveAmiri) July 13, 2015
Scott Walker is just what the nation needs. A man who was in over his head in Bio101 and English101.— R.A. Roth (@fantagor) July 13, 2015