Scott Walker apparently didn’t get the memo after punk band the Dropkick Murphys demanded in 2012 that “crony of anti-union Governor Scott Walker,” Republican former Wisconsin Senate candidate Jeff Fitzgerald, stop using their cover of a Woody Guthrie song, ”I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” as his introduction music.
The band called out Fitzgerald after he took the stage to the tune:
Though the band was very clear that they do not support Walker or his agenda, the Wisconsin governor took the stage at Steve King’s idiot convention, the Iowa Freedom Summit, with the song playing in the background — apparently unaware of the band’s strongly pro-union stance.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-64CaD8GXw?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=640&h=360]
Upon learning of this, the band felt obligated to speak out, letting Walker know (again) how they feel about him:
Right-wing extremist Bill Kristol responded by asking if the band, which is one of the most popular in its genre, really exists:
Twitter responded to Kristol’s incredibly stupid question hilariously:
Watch Walker’s ridiculous speech below, shortly after he entered to the music of a strongly pro-union punk band:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmra5Xp_T10?rel=0&showinfo=0]
Had Walker actually listened to their music, he would know that the band performs songs like this:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7XC3hvR_NM?rel=0&showinfo=0]