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Walker Pranked(Prank call to Gov Walker -pretending to be David Koch)
Politico ^ | 23 February 2011 | Ben Smith

Posted on 02/23/2011 8:14:10 AM PST by SE Mom

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To: WayneS
Who is David Koch?

He's the current orgasm for the left.

51 posted on 02/23/2011 10:01:00 AM PST by Ballygrl
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To: WayneS
"Who is David Koch?"

Among other things, he is a large contibutor to important causes such as cancer research. This is the David Koch Institute for Cancer Research:



He and his brother (Koch Industries, largest privately held company) held a conference which was themed around non-leftist ideals recently, so the left are demonizing them.


52 posted on 02/23/2011 10:06:12 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: justlurking

“Kinda like George Soros, but on the other side of the aisle.”

There’s no such thing.


53 posted on 02/23/2011 10:10:28 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Relativism is the intellectual death knell of progressive ideology.)
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To: SE Mom

Ian Murphy is the disgusting creep who pulled this stunt I believe.


54 posted on 02/23/2011 10:22:39 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yss! That’s his name. I still can’t get the site to come up- but just read somewhere there’s a bogus “transcript” going around where “Koch” says Mika at MSNBC is a ‘piece of a$$” and Walker says “Oh yeah”...

That is NOT on the taped conversation- but it’s making the rounds.

Creeps.


55 posted on 02/23/2011 10:26:16 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

I hope Walker goes after him.


56 posted on 02/23/2011 10:27:41 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: SE Mom
Here's the POS:
57 posted on 02/23/2011 10:31:15 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: SE Mom

This is one dirty trick that the perps probably wish they could take back.

Walker comes across as resolute and in control. Just a terrific leader.


58 posted on 02/23/2011 10:36:19 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

“Among other things, he is a large contibutor to important causes such as cancer research. This is the David Koch Institute for Cancer Research:”

Boy, he sounds like an evil person. (/sarc)


59 posted on 02/23/2011 10:37:56 AM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

No. Walker has his hands full.

Let Koch and his millions go after the dweeb. LOL.


60 posted on 02/23/2011 10:38:33 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

That is not the story line they are peddling at the Washington Post and Milwaukee Sentinel Journal. Have time, go visit and fight for Walker.


61 posted on 02/23/2011 10:38:52 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: SE Mom

Phillip Klein from AmSpec has a good take on this. He thinks Walker came off well.

http://spectator.org/blog/2011/02/23/prank-call-reveals-that-scott


62 posted on 02/23/2011 10:40:03 AM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: SE Mom

Sorry to say, but it is on the tape. After seeing your post I had to find out for myself so I read the transcript and listened to the tape. They are talking over each other at the moment it is said, but it is there. I can’t believe Walker fell for this.


63 posted on 02/23/2011 10:44:31 AM PST by in the wind
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To: in the wind

I will go back and listen- I thought it was -oh yeah- in reference to something previous.


64 posted on 02/23/2011 10:50:37 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
This is interesting. On Yahoo! Finance page there is a link to an article described as "Wis. Democrats filibuster to delay anti-union bill" but it links to "Wisconsin gov. pranked by caller posing as donor" yet every other link goes to the article that it is supposed to.

Conclusion: Yahoo! is a typical leftist rag.

65 posted on 02/23/2011 10:52:58 AM PST by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: SE Mom

One of the notorious Koch brothers, the right equivalnet of Geoge Soros in their little libtarded minds?

Children make prank calls, so this DOES follow.


66 posted on 02/23/2011 11:08:35 AM PST by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: CharlesWayneCT
You would if you falsified information to pretend to be someone who is allowed to call the Governor.

Which brings us right back to the original problem: Why did Walker take a call from someone pretending to be Koch and brief him on plans to deal with the AWOL Democrats?

How would you react if someone pranked Obama and managed to speak with him by pretending to be George Soros?

Koch is already being accused of bankrolling the Tea Party. Don't you see the perception problem?

67 posted on 02/23/2011 11:15:50 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: potlatch; holdonnow; Jim Robinson; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP

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It depends on the particular state involved and the actual state statutes that cover recording, monitoring, or even transferring the recording of a phone conversation.

Some states allow the recording or recording of phone calls without permission of both parties - caller and party called - as long is it is not to a practicing attorney, a practicing physician, or a practicing clergyman (or in their offices).

Look for “strict scrutiny” in the state statutes.

Remember (some of) the (many) Monica phone tapes that were not made from a 1-party state - and were made across state lines.

It is infinitely wise to pop open the involved state statues - as I can think of one attorney that was sentenced to years in the state prison for slipping a tape recorder under his wife’s bed in his own home.

I have a good deal experience in this area and how a citizen can sue another private citizen - or the media - or a government employee that violates state criminal statutes.

“60 Minutes” on CBS-TV has made a habit of violating privacy laws for decades.

I cannot cite specific names, court filings, cases, or settlements for obvious reasons.

The (alleged) media has no waiver if it used fraud to wilfully and unlawfully violate a state privacy statute. We are talking mucho criminal felony prison time here.

If Governor Walker has a current license to practice law in Wisconsin the bar may be set mucho lower.

“Present” Barack Hussein Obama II and Michelle Robinson Obama no longer have current licenses to practice law in Illinois - or in any other state.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:

I will not state that Michelle Robinson Obama surrendered her Illinois state law license to avoid criminal prosecution for insurance fraud.

I also will not state that “Present” Barack Hussein Obama II surrendered his Illinois state law license to avoid criminal prosecution for unlawfully committing criminal perjury and criminal fraud for lying on his application to the Illinois State Bar Association - by stating that he never used drugs and never had used aliases - other names and surnames.

My big Colt .44-40 is my gavel.....

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68 posted on 02/23/2011 11:24:09 AM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . alias Jimmy Qaeda II . . .)
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To: justlurking

OTOH Walker has said that Wisconsin is open for business. If a CEO of one of the largest companies anywhere called, wouldn’t you think about the chance to get to known him/her and see if there is the opportunity to have business moved to Wisconsin? I am willing to bet that Walker occasionally discusses the business climate and even union legal and business aspects with CEOs. I don’t find this to be an inconceivable call.


69 posted on 02/23/2011 11:30:49 AM PST by sgtyork
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To: justlurking

OTOH Walker has said that Wisconsin is open for business. If a CEO of one of the largest companies anywhere called, wouldn’t you think about the chance to get to known him/her and see if there is the opportunity to have business moved to Wisconsin? I am willing to bet that Walker occasionally discusses the business climate and even union legal and business aspects with CEOs. I don’t find this to be an inconceivable call.


70 posted on 02/23/2011 11:31:06 AM PST by sgtyork
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To: justlurking
Koch is already being accused of bankrolling the Tea Party. Don't you see the perception problem?

Is it illegal to bankroll the tea party? If not, why use the word "accused"? Do you think he doesn't give money to support the tea party efforts, or if he does, do you think it's wrong to get funding from people who have money?

I'm not sure what your complaint is. Are you saying that republicans shouldn't speak to people who donate money?

Do you think he wouldn't have taken a reporter's call, and answered the same questions?

I would expect that if I was a major donor to a political campaign, that I could get access to the politicians I was donating money to. Given that big donors get invited to parties where politicians show up and speak to them all the time, and nobody makes a fuss about it except liberals when it's a conservative, is there really a problem with politicians giving access to people who care enough about issues to spend their own money fighting it?

71 posted on 02/23/2011 11:56:01 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SE Mom
This headlines at MoveOn.Org. (Figures they can't do any better than a prank call, but I digress.)

Looks like MoveOn wants to get into the fray: http://pol.moveon.org/callforaction/

72 posted on 02/23/2011 12:22:31 PM PST by GVnana
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Is it illegal to bankroll the tea party? If not, why use the word "accused"? Do you think he doesn't give money to support the tea party efforts, or if he does, do you think it's wrong to get funding from people who have money?

You misunderstand. I'm not saying that any of those things are illegal.

My point is about perception. Walker is already being painted as "in the pockets of the rich". Taking an unsolicited call from one of "the rich" and discussing legislative strategy simply reinforces that meme.

Do I have a problem with it? No. But, there are lots of people that will, and not all of them are leftists that would oppose Walker no matter what he did.

73 posted on 02/23/2011 12:24:30 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: SE Mom
This headlines at MoveOn.Org. (Figures they can't do any better than a prank call, but I digress.)

Looks like MoveOn wants to get into the fray: http://pol.moveon.org/callforaction/

74 posted on 02/23/2011 12:24:33 PM PST by GVnana
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To: justlurking

Walker talked with “Koch” as if he was a weird estranged uncle. No “how are the kids,” or “how’s the weather at...”

If anything, this shows there is total separation between Walker and the boogeyman Koch. It sure doesn’t sound like they know each other.

Seriously, how else can you explain his lack of suspicion at the oddness at the other end of the line?


75 posted on 02/23/2011 12:43:39 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: justlurking

So, can anyone mimic Soros sufficiently to “prank” the other side?


76 posted on 02/23/2011 12:55:43 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: reagandemocrat

Maybe we should up the fines for prank phone calls to the death penalty - as a deterrent.... :)


77 posted on 02/23/2011 1:18:08 PM PST by jd777
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To: Lazamataz

From what I hear, he’s being much too irenic and reasonable.
We’re not dealing with getting everyone together for the
family reunion. We’re facing what a Belmont Club commenter
(I forget who,just at the moment) termed “TWANLOC” those
who are no longer our citizens”


78 posted on 02/23/2011 1:23:22 PM PST by cycjec
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To: Yardstick

But I don’t see much of an offensive here either. I hope
I’m wrong.


79 posted on 02/23/2011 1:25:42 PM PST by cycjec
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To: jellybean

I was thinking the same thing. This tells me Walker and his staffers rarely talk to Mr. Koch.


80 posted on 02/23/2011 1:59:39 PM PST by socialism_stinX (Why did California go bankrupt?...because of unfunded mandates, medicaid, and illegal immigration.)
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To: SE Mom

Get used to it. These people are pathological.


81 posted on 02/23/2011 2:46:05 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: SE Mom

IS IT LEGAL TO RECORD A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION IN THE STATE OF WISCONSIN WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF BOTH PARTIES????

Is it legal to impersonate another person if one is attempting acts of fraud in the process???


82 posted on 02/23/2011 4:38:23 PM PST by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: jellybean
I didn’t listen to the audio, but what this prank demonstrates to me is Scott Walker doesn’t talk with the Koch brothers enough to recognize their voice on the phone.

BINGO! I would think he would have also been puzzled by the tone and language used - not the way most conservative business people speak, but merely a lefty caricature of one.

83 posted on 02/23/2011 5:54:39 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Hiding on the sidelines in Illinois to avoid defeat is not a winning strategy. Just ask Jay Cutler.)
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To: in the wind; SE Mom

Scott Walker just did an interview with Greta on Fox. He did outstanding in explaining that he takes calls and answers questions from anyone. Koch is a business owner in Wisconsin. Walker was the same on the phone as he is in interviews.

Greta played back the tape and Walker said “Yeah” he knew of Mika and MSNBC. That was before the journo fraud said the POA comment, which was so drowned out that Walker never heard it. If you listen to the actual tape, there is no way you can say Walker agreed Mika was a POA.

This is just more lies and smears from the Left and MSM. You Freepers should know better by now. Walker does not roll that way. He is genuine like Sarah and people can’t wrap their heads around it.

This prank is an epic fail!


84 posted on 02/23/2011 8:45:27 PM PST by sarah palin rocks
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To: ReneeLynn

Pranks calls were fun, when you were in 8th grade.


85 posted on 02/23/2011 10:48:39 PM PST by matt04
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To: SE Mom
Well, it gave Red Ed something to talk about on his show.

That nobody resigned over this is very telling. Scott Walker has to surround himself with more aware, competent people.

86 posted on 02/24/2011 8:03:29 AM PST by Last Dakotan (Hunting - the ultimate in organic grocery shopping.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Actually David Koch also gives money to support specific shows on the Public Broadcasting System. His name is mentioned on the "Nova Science Now" program as providing financial support for that series.

That's a good argument to the contrary, when the libs claim that the Koch's ONLY support conservative causes. ;o)

87 posted on 02/24/2011 9:09:10 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Good to know! Thanks!


88 posted on 02/24/2011 11:30:47 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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