“I’m an optimist…tempers will cool.” Scott Walker, delivering his big ol’ budget speech, 3/1/2011
There are too many important words being co-opted around these parts lately (more on “flexibility” “tools” and “crisis” later).
Optimism is one of them.
Walker, when you rule the world, you cannot begin to know what optimism truly means. Optimism is the faith that good will prevail even when the world seems dead set against you. As the guy on top beating the heck out of us, you don’t have a clue what optimism really means. It’s us who have to be optimistic — that, eventually, you will no longer be in charge.