Why is everyone talking about Obama dressing-down Scott Walker on right-to-work law?

Did President Obama’s swift condemnation of Gov. Scott Walker, who signed Wisconsin’s right-to-work legislation into law Monday, have a hidden agenda?

The president released a two paragraph statement Monday night, saying he’s “deeply disappointed that a new anti-worker law in Wisconsin will weaken, rather than strengthen workers in the new economy.”

The strangely-worded statement went on to say “even as its governor claims victory over working Americans, I’d encourage him to try and score a victory for working Americans – by taking meaningful action to raise their wages and offer them the security of paid leave.”

Conservatives reacted vigorously on Twitter.

It’s no secret that Walker has battled Wisconsin labor unions since his election in 2010, handily winning both a recall and a re-election race. Why would Obama single out Wisconsin when 24 other states have right-to-work laws? Some speculate that Democrats would like Walker to win the GOP nomination.

Or could this be a case of misdirection, to move the media’s attention away from Hillary Clinton’s email scandal?

In the end, it could simply be a case of over-analysis.

(H/T Twitchy)

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