Outgoing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) used a Venn diagram to downplay his party’s post-election stripping of the incoming Democratic governor’s powers. Unfortunately, Walker doesn’t seem to understand Venn diagrams.
Walker on Friday signed a bill into law limiting the executive authority of Governor-Elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-Elect Josh Kaul. At the heart of the debacle is a promise Evers made during the campaign that he would withdraw the state from a lawsuit challenging Obamacare.
“The law will limit the governor’s ability to pass administrative rules and block him from killing a provision that would impose a work requirement on Medicaid recipients,” Reuters reported. “In addition, the legislation will allow legislators, rather than the attorney general, to decide whether to withdraw the state from lawsuits.”
Additionally, some of these powers will be transferred to the Republican-controlled state legislature.
On Friday afternoon, Walker held an event in Green Bay where he claimed that his election four years ago supersedes the results of the midterms in November.
Walker dismissed the opposition as “hype and hysteria.”
“The will of the voters four years ago was to elect me to a term that ends January 7th,” Walker said. “So I don’t stop, even though the media treats an election as though that’s the end of a term. It’s not.”
At the event, Walker presented a Venn diagram to better explain why he believes his party is not intentionally subverting democracy but got the entire concept wrong.
— Katie Crowther (@KtCrowther) December 14, 2018
Venn diagrams are supposed to have commonalities in the center and differences in the outer bubbles. And based on the legislation that now bears Walker’s signature, the graph is simply not true.
Naturally, Twitter had a field day.
LOL! How sloppy! What is this Venn saying? He is standing next to a nonsensical visual. This just sums it up.
— Scott (@Peaches66) December 14, 2018
That's not how this works…
— k!thyell!ott (@kithyhtik) December 14, 2018
So what’s the difference? Where’s that slide?
— Bill Berra (@BerraTV) December 14, 2018
Did no one in the governor’s office pass 3rd grade? No one saw that, and said, Gee, that doesn’t look right?
— Maggie the Nerdmom (@IgiturOne) December 14, 2018
Venn diagrams: how do they work?
— Individual-Pun (@SouffleOfTheDay) December 14, 2018
Thats not how venns work you utter imbecil.
— jav (@joonsgooz) December 14, 2018
The fucker has no idea what a Venn diagram is or how it works….
— Chris M (@Outdoors55) December 14, 2018
Nobody believes Walker anyway.