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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    it was low and unnecessary....however, it was pretty fuuny to hear scott walker compare himself to reagan.
    Personally, I don't see that as a compliment.
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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

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    Why not? If he can say minorities vote democrat in order to get money, I can say minorities in Louisiana are dumb considering the state has some of the lowest high school graduation rates in the continental US.
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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

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    On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy - Yahoo! News


    MADISON, Wis. – On a prank call that quickly spread across the Internet, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was duped into discussing his strategy to cripple public employee unions, promising never to give in and joking that he would use a baseball bat in his office to go after political opponents.

    Walker believed the caller was a conservative billionaire named David Koch, but it was actually the editor of a liberal online newspaper. The two talked for at least 20 minutes — a conversation in which the governor described several potential ways to pressure Democrats to return to the Statehouse and revealed that his supporters had considered secretly planting people in pro-union protest crowds to stir up trouble. snip

    On the call, the governor said he was ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Democrats to return to the Capitol a week after they fled to block the legislation. He said he supported a move to require them to come to the Capitol to pick up their paychecks rather than have the money deposited directly.

    He also floated an idea to lure Democratic senators back to the Capitol for negotiations and then have the Senate quickly pass the bill while they are in talks.Walker said aides were reviewing whether the GOP could hold a vote if Democrats were not physically in the Senate chamber but elsewhere in the building. At the news conference, he insisted that idea was not a trick but an effort to get Democrats back to work.

    Democrats seized on Walker's recorded comments as evidence that the governor plans to go beyond budget cuts to crushing unions.

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    [SIZE="3"]]The remarks showed Walker's private relationship with David Koch.[/SIZE] He and his brother, Charles, own Koch Industries Inc., which is the largest privately-owned company in America and has significant operations in Wisconsin.
    Its political action committee gave $43,000 to Walker's campaign, and David Koch gave $1 million to the Republican Governors' Association, which funded ads attacking Walker's opponent in last year's election.

    The Kochs also give millions to support Americans For Prosperity, a conservative business group that launched a $320,000 television ad campaign in favor of Walker's legislation Wednesday. When the caller asked how he could help, Walker suggested outside groups could try to influence people to call their lawmakers and spread the message that his proposal is necessary. On the recording, after Walker said he would be willing to meet with Democratic leaders, the caller said he should bring a baseball bat to negotiations.
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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I have not listened to the call because of the underhanded way the information was extracted. I find it low and unnecessary. And Okham is right... it's not new information as it's obvious as day that politicians these days easily forget that they are elected to represent "the people" and not themselves.
    Walker cleary showed in the tape that he does represent "the people" as individuals. No matter how you feel about unions is it right to force individuals to join them and pay dues? What Walter is proposing would give workers a choice. They could choose to join/stay in and pay dues or they could opt out. There would be an election each year so you could opt out or in. Of course the Union leaders want none of this. They want the money and it's not about the workers.
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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    WATCHDOG EXPLORING CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND ETHICS LAW-BREAKING BY SCOTT WALKER DURING FAKE CALL WITH BILLIONAIRE

    Gov. Walker: “After this in some of the coming days and weeks ahead, particularly in some of these more swing areas, a lot of these guys are going to need, they don’t need initially ads for them, but they’re going to need a message out. Reinforcing why this was a good thing to do for the economy, a good thing to do for the state. So to the extent that message is out over and over again is certainly a good thing.”
    Ian Murphy (posing as David Koch): “Right, right. We’ll back you any way we can.”
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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    i agree, they only thing walker did to damage himself was compare himself to reagan. oh, and make it clear he was all about union busting.

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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i agree, they only thing walker did to damage himself was compare himself to reagan. oh, and make it clear he was all about union busting.
    How was Reagan all about union busting?
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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How was Reagan all about union busting?
    i didn't say he was, but of course, he was.

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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    make it clear he was all about union busting.
    Is it wrong for him to be about "union busting" if its a perfectly viable and allowable action within the rules of his state?

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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i didn't say he was, but of course, he was.
    Ok, how was he all about union busting?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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