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Did Scott Walker Reveal His Crisis-Ending Ruse to a Prank Caller?
Slate ^ | 02/23/2011 | David Weigel

Posted on 02/23/2011 11:48:53 AM PST by speciallybland

I think Murphy gets a scoop here when he gets Walker to explain a ruse that could bring the Senate back in session. He's discussing the missing Senate Democrats.

WALKER: There's a bunch of recalls up against them. They'd really like to just get back up here and get it over with. So the paycheck thing, some of the other things threatening them, I think collectively there's enough going on, and as long as they don't think I'm going to cave, which again we have no interest in. An interesting idea that was brought up to me by my chief of staff, we won't do it until tomorrow, is putting out an appeal to the Democratic leader. I would be willing to sit down and talk to him, the assembly Democrat leader, plus the other two Republican leaders—talk, not negotiate and listen to what they have to say if they will in turn—but I’ll only do it if all 14 of them will come back and sit down in the state assembly. They can recess it... the reason for that, we're verifying it this afternoon, legally, we believe, once they’ve gone into session, they don’t physically have to be there. If they’re actually in session for that day, and they take a recess, the 19 Senate Republicans could then go into action and they’d have quorum because it's turned out that way. So we’re double checking that. If you heard I was going to talk to them that’s the only reason why. We’d only do it if they came back to the capitol with all 14 of them. My sense is, hell. I'll talk. If they want to yell at me for an hour, I'm used to that. I can deal with that. But I'm not negotiating.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: prank; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 02/23/2011 11:48:58 AM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland; Lurker
But I'm not negotiating.

Lurker - are you really Scott Walker? :-)

2 posted on 02/23/2011 11:50:48 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: speciallybland
Nice plug for the Governor from the article...
The Governor takes many calls everyday. Throughout this call the Governor maintained his appreciation for and commitment to civil discourse. He continued to say that the budget repair bill is about the budget. The phone call shows that the Governor says the same thing in private as he does in public and the lengths that others will go to disrupt the civil debate Wisconsin is having.

3 posted on 02/23/2011 11:52:43 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies ('And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?' Yeats)
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To: speciallybland

Let's negotiate!..............

4 posted on 02/23/2011 11:54:14 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: speciallybland

Big deal. The governor has repeatedly said he’s not going to negotiate because he can’t.


5 posted on 02/23/2011 11:55:16 AM PST by skeeter
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To: speciallybland

I do not know all the details of the prank and do not really care.

The highlighted text was great by the Gov. “They can yell at me.” “whatever - but I am NOT negotiating” LOL! Love. Stay tough WI and Gov. Walker. You have a lot of fans.


6 posted on 02/23/2011 11:55:23 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: speciallybland
I have an idea for Walker, it would be a bit dishonest, but then again everything is fair in love and war...

my idea...

Cave...tell the unions they win, you will strip the provisions they don't like, let the democrats come home in triumph. And as soon as all the crowds go home and the democrats are back in the senate. Ram the original bill through with guards at the doors to keep the dems from leaving.

7 posted on 02/23/2011 11:56:18 AM PST by apillar
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To: Frantzie

I’m falling in love . . .


8 posted on 02/23/2011 11:58:00 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: Frantzie

“They can yell at me.” “whatever - but I am NOT negotiating”.

I LIKE THIS GUY! Walker for President!


9 posted on 02/23/2011 11:59:00 AM PST by Avid Coug
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To: speciallybland

well for sure they won’t do it now that the cat’s out of the bag


10 posted on 02/23/2011 11:59:24 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: speciallybland

It’s time to invoke the photo rule. Walker is a nice looking man.

Photo mandatory.


11 posted on 02/23/2011 12:00:36 PM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: speciallybland

The head of someone on his staff should role. They allowed him to take that call without ascertaining the actual identity of the caller. There are standard procedures and practices to ensure this doesn’t happen, and obviously they were not followed. Crappy staff work.


12 posted on 02/23/2011 12:04:22 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: speciallybland

The crisis will end when the democrats realize how foolish they look by running away from their jobs.


13 posted on 02/23/2011 12:05:08 PM PST by NailInACoffin
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To: jazminerose

He is sure, confident, honorable and steadfast doing what he promised to do. Yes, he is a nice looking young man with a bright future!!!!


14 posted on 02/23/2011 12:06:03 PM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh...Man of all the years. Trust Rush he stands for America.)
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To: speciallybland

Whomever let the phone call get through to him needs to be fired.


15 posted on 02/23/2011 12:15:01 PM PST by Last Dakotan (Hunting - the ultimate in organic grocery shopping.)
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To: speciallybland

This backfired on the left. Walker said the same things on the phone to the fraud caller that he said in public. The left is trying to make something of this, but all it shows is Walker’s honesty, and the dishonesty of the fraudulent “reporter” who make the bogus call.


16 posted on 02/23/2011 12:22:53 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Exactly. Gov. Walker has been very consistent with his message.

Eventually the Gov is going to get what he wants. The only question is...do the dems want to drag this out and risk unneeded layoffs.


17 posted on 02/23/2011 1:09:03 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: Red Badger
"Who taught him to negotiate like that?" ... "I wonder, I wonder."

Great movie and wonderful/appropriate lines!

Now all you need to do is provide pictures of his "negotiation" headshot... "Anyone else want to negotiate?"

18 posted on 02/23/2011 2:01:54 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: jazminerose

19 posted on 02/23/2011 2:07:55 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: speciallybland

The way of the left is dishonesty and subterfuge.


20 posted on 02/23/2011 2:10:40 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: paulycy

That’ll work!


21 posted on 02/23/2011 4:38:36 PM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: speciallybland; Qbert; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; ...
This is tonight's MSNBC ‘We beat Walker story’. Every MSNBC show talked about this scam phone call. They claim it proves he is working for the Koch brothers, a continuing liberal theme. But they got nothing new from it that he hasnt said in public. Greta just asked him about it , 10:16 pm EST, and says she posted it.

Christie took his turn on Morning Joe this morning after Walker yesterday, he was really good too and supported Walker. Christine is a natural.

Many times looking at Washington it seems like we got duds in the R party , but these conservative governors are our heroes.

22 posted on 02/23/2011 7:25:34 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

Too bad none are running for President.


23 posted on 02/24/2011 5:41:35 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; LMAO
RE :"Too bad none are running for President."

Probably good. Then the Democrats cant put that big pod next their WH bed and replace them with a big government liberal in the night.

24 posted on 02/24/2011 5:48:16 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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