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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.

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    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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    The remarks showed Walker's private relationship with David Koch. 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

    Why is this breaking news? Shouldn't this just be under general politics? A prank call is national news? Really?

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    So it sounds like Walker said exactly what he's been saying in the Press and on television interviews.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    I don't see anything particularly revealing here. We already knew all this.

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    I know, we should be outraged he proposed possibly using people in a dishonest way to push an agenda! Who would do such a thing? Only evil vile conservatives!

    ...wait how'd these "revelations" come to light again?

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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I know, we should be outraged he proposed possibly using people in a dishonest way to push an agenda! Who would do such a thing? Only evil vile conservatives!

    ...wait how'd these "revelations" come to light again?
    What does that matter? Regarding the whole ACORN thing, the fake pimp suit and undercover video wasn't the issue, it was cutting of the tape to remove context.

    Since when do two wrongs make a right again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    What does that matter? Regarding the whole ACORN thing, the fake pimp suit and undercover video wasn't the issue, it was cutting of the tape to remove context.

    Since when do two wrongs make a right again?
    This thread is NOT about ACORN.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Why is this breaking news? Shouldn't this just be under general politics? A prank call is national news? Really?
    It most certainly is. It exposes Walker for what he truly is - an ideological right winger who is pursuing an extremist agenda which will help destroy America as we know it. He is no less than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It most certainly is. It exposes Walker for what he truly is - an ideological right winger who is pursuing an extremist agenda which will help destroy America as we know it. He is no less than that.
    The only thing it does is expose his public words are the same as his private words - in short, he's genuine when he speaks.

    Help destroy America.... BWAHAHAHAHA!!!
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I know, we should be outraged he proposed possibly using people in a dishonest way to push an agenda! Who would do such a thing? Only evil vile conservatives!

    ...wait how'd these "revelations" come to light again?
    Zyphlin kinda makes an important point here. Not sure if it is the point he was going for, but it's still an important point. It is sad when people have to go around pretending to be others to gather information to hurt their opponents. It's sad when done by some on the right to go after their targets, and it is equally sad here. We should be condemning any one who stoops to these types of tactics, on either side. How you win is just as important as winning.
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