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Governor Walker's office confirms prank Koch call
Washington Post ^ | Feb 24, 2011 | Greg Sargent

Posted on 02/24/2011 11:11:03 AM PST by spunkets

"12:09 p.m.: Another key exchange:

FAKE KOCH: What we were thinking about the crowds was, planting some troublemakers.

WALKER: We thought about that. My only gut reaction to that would be, right now, the lawmakers I talk to have just completely had it with them. The public is not really fond of this. The teachers union did some polling and focus groups... "

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: latetotheparty; oldnews; prank; punked; unionistatroll; uniontalkingpoints; welcometoyesterday; wisconsinshowdown
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Gov. Walker was punked quite thoroughly. The above excerpt gives the jist of the matter. Gov. Walker's office acknowledged that Gov. Scott Walker is one of the 2 voices on the tape. Walker destroyed his own reputation here, by exposing himself as a dishonest person.
1 posted on 02/24/2011 11:11:06 AM PST by spunkets
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To: spunkets

That must have been some party on Tuesday night, because you appear to have completely slept through yesterday.


2 posted on 02/24/2011 11:20:40 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: spunkets
I haven't listened to the call, but if what is posted is the worst that the WP could come up with, it isn't much. I'm not seeing the dishonesty that you are referring to.
3 posted on 02/24/2011 11:21:03 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (Redistribution = theft.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

“Braking!”


4 posted on 02/24/2011 11:25:06 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: spunkets

Troll move on


5 posted on 02/24/2011 11:25:15 AM PST by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: spunkets
What we were thinking about the crowds was, planting some troublemakers.

The crowd was a bunch of troublemakers, by definition. Give me a break.

6 posted on 02/24/2011 11:25:41 AM PST by fhayek
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To: spunkets

Major fail by you and the other leftists. Walker said to the fraud the same things he said in public. The only dishonest person in this is the fraud caller. Only MSNBC and leftist dupes are finding fault with Walker over this stupid prank.


7 posted on 02/24/2011 11:26:34 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I think he went a step further and threw it into reverse!


8 posted on 02/24/2011 11:27:19 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: spunkets
Repeat after me: Koch Brothers...Koch Brothers....Koch Brothers...Koch Brothers....Koch Brothers...Koch Brothers....

LOL. If that's all they have, they have lost the argument.

9 posted on 02/24/2011 11:28:09 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: spunkets
Really?? Walker is dishonest? When the other person is claiming to be someone else? When the person calling has the maturity level of the preteen boy who calls the older lady down the street to ask if her refrigerator is running? Most people get over that sort of silliness by the time they get to puberty, but leftists seem to be lost in some sort of perpetual “Is your refrigerator running?” mentality and think that they are sooooooo smart and brilliant.
10 posted on 02/24/2011 11:28:20 AM PST by madinmadtown (Marx, the patron saint of blame, envy and destruction.)
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To: spunkets

I think he meant that he thought the anti-Walker demonstrators had planted troublemakers, not that he wanted to put troublemakers there.

Note that the rest of what he says makes no sense in regards to deciding whether or not to send trouble-makers into the protests.


11 posted on 02/24/2011 11:29:14 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: spunkets

Your homepage says you’re in WI. Are you one of those striking govt workers? Did you get a note from a fake doctor?


12 posted on 02/24/2011 11:29:54 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: spunkets

What about what was said was dishonest?


13 posted on 02/24/2011 11:30:08 AM PST by Trust but Verify (Let's party like it's 1773!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I think he meant that he thought the anti-Walker demonstrators had planted troublemakers, not that he wanted to put troublemakers there.

That's exactly what I was thinking. I doubt this stupid prank proves anything, except that the Left is obsessed with their newfound bogeymen.
14 posted on 02/24/2011 11:34:54 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: spunkets
Wow. You're not even trying to disguise yourself as a conservative, are you?

Clinton troll??

15 posted on 02/24/2011 11:34:59 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: spunkets

Get a clue, s-punk-ets.


16 posted on 02/24/2011 11:38:57 AM PST by Third Person
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To: spunkets
Walker destroyed his own reputation here, by exposing himself as a dishonest person.

You are, so far, the first and only person I've heard to come to that conclusion about this phone call.
Well, except for the folks on reddit and huffpo (which I don't actually read, but it gets posted on reddit).

17 posted on 02/24/2011 11:40:09 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: spunkets
"News burning up the internet"?

Bad news, Gregster - the only people that care about the crank call are people like you. No one else is paying attention.

18 posted on 02/24/2011 11:42:24 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Third Person

spunkets
Since Oct 22, 1999

just wanted to point that out, and also it is the 2008’ joiners calling them a trol


19 posted on 02/24/2011 11:44:20 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: spunkets
Gov. Walker was punked quite thoroughly. The above excerpt gives the jist of the matter. Gov. Walker's office acknowledged that Gov. Scott Walker is one of the 2 voices on the tape. Walker destroyed his own reputation here, by exposing himself as a dishonest person.

You're full of it. This excerpt is certainly not the "jist(sic) of the matter". Listen to the entire phone call instead of reading liberal soundbites. Walker acquitted himself well with honesty and dignity. Not many politicians sound the same when talking privately to a supporter as they do in public. I am more impressed with walker than ever.

20 posted on 02/24/2011 11:44:31 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: spunkets

Somewhere in Madison there is a former governor’s aide scanning Careerbuilder.com for his next employment opportunity.


21 posted on 02/24/2011 11:47:12 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: spunkets
* Walker doesn't bat an eye when Koch describes the opposition as "Democrat bastards."

LOL!!! Democrats are literally calling for bloody violence but Walker is held to task for not objecting when a faker democrat calls democrats bastards. Very balanced treatment.

22 posted on 02/24/2011 11:49:14 AM PST by DManA
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To: spunkets; Libloather; All

call to arms by libloather...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2679414/posts

freepers, as usual, will be seeing that justice is served. The laws in the country apply to all. One does not escape them just because they are some red diaper doper baby...laws were broken with this childish phone call...


23 posted on 02/24/2011 11:56:01 AM PST by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: spunkets
Walker destroyed his own reputation here, by exposing himself as a dishonest person.

Give me a break. You dont deal much with the public do you. Sometimes people you deal with say kooky things, you sometimes have to acknowledge they said it and move on without lecturing or attacking them. That's what Walker did here.

24 posted on 02/24/2011 11:57:12 AM PST by txroadkill (My tagline disagreed with me and then fled the state)
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To: SF_Redux

The sign-up dates are not relevant and I didn’t call anyone a troll.


25 posted on 02/24/2011 11:57:12 AM PST by Third Person
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To: SF_Redux
There were lots of trolls during the Clinton years, just like there have been since (and before) Obama was elected.

It's a leftist trick, in case you haven't heard......

26 posted on 02/24/2011 12:01:19 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: spunkets

Anyway, why is this in Breaking? The Governor’s office admitted this yesterday.


27 posted on 02/24/2011 12:05:18 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: spunkets
Walker was on FOX News’ Greta last night where they went over part of the transcript. Walker said he has never met either of the Koch brothers so he wouldn't recognize the voice. This is turning into a non-story.
28 posted on 02/24/2011 12:11:02 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: spunkets

What was exposed for sure is that Gov. Walker doesn’t even recognize the voice of one of the Koch brothers - hardly proof that they are best buds.

Other than that, he didn’t say anything on the phone call that he hasn’t more or less said in public.


29 posted on 02/24/2011 12:12:54 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: spunkets; Admin Moderator

This is not breaking news. It’s old news!


30 posted on 02/24/2011 12:12:54 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: CharlesWayneCT

[I think he meant that he thought the anti-Walker demonstrators had planted troublemakers, not that he wanted to put troublemakers there.

Note that the rest of what he says makes no sense in regards to deciding whether or not to send trouble-makers into the protests.]

Exactly my thoughts here. Even when the Alinsky smear tactics fail, the leftists still try to promote it as a success. Greta Van Susteran really ticked me off last night. She had an interview with Governor Walker and spent most of it talking about his crap. It really ticked me off, and I will probably never watch her again now!


31 posted on 02/24/2011 12:16:30 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: spunkets

Your doing what LIBERALS/PROGRESSIVES do.

You don’t deal with problems, in this case excess spending over many years and past Democratic administration ignoring the problem and adding to it and NOW Wisconsin is faced with a 3.6 billion dollar budget shortfall. Wisconsin requires a balanced budget.

You ignore the problem and TRY to distract on other meaningless matters.

Grow up and try to solve problems like Walker is doing.


32 posted on 02/24/2011 12:25:37 PM PST by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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To: Third Person

did I name you?


33 posted on 02/24/2011 12:38:38 PM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: ozzymandus

“The need for a union comes down to this question: Do you have a boss who wants you to work harder for less money? In the private sector, the answer is yes. In the public sector, the answer is a big, fat NO.” – Ann Coulter


34 posted on 02/24/2011 3:19:06 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: spunkets

Let me guess, you voted for the other guy in the Primary?


35 posted on 02/24/2011 3:27:21 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barack must go!)
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To: Trust but Verify
"What about what was said was dishonest?"

The caller suggested sending in some troublemakers into the crowd. Walker said, "we thought of that" and went on to detail how it was unnecessary and would be counterproductive. He should have instantly recognized the suggestion as morally reprehensible and said so in clear and forceful language to whoever was on the phone, or anyone else, at any time and place.

Walker's reputation was that he holds and adheres to the highest moral standards. Standards that most certainly include refusing to engage in such dishonest conspiracies that amount to bearing false witness. He should have flat out rejected any such suggestion and made it clear that he would not tolerate any such dirty third world rat behavior from his ranks.

36 posted on 02/24/2011 8:02:18 PM PST by spunkets
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To: ozzymandus; Let's Roll
"Walker said to the fraud the same things he said in public."

Did he explain to the public before this, that he thought sending in troublemakers was unecessary, because in this instance the crowd was already unruly and doing so would be counterproductive?

37 posted on 02/24/2011 8:14:01 PM PST by spunkets
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To: KansasGirl
"Even when the Alinsky smear tactics fail, the leftists still try to promote it as a success."

Sending in troublemakers to smear your opponent's reputation is an Alinsky tactic, along with being dishonest. Walker didn't reject the suggestion for what it is, he went on to explain how he thought it was unnecessary and would be counterproductive.

38 posted on 02/24/2011 8:17:43 PM PST by spunkets
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To: DManA
"LOL!!! Democrats are literally calling for bloody violence but Walker is held to task for not objecting when a faker democrat calls democrats bastards."

The name calling is irrelevant. You must have missed the part where Walker explained that he thought sending in troublemakers was unnecessary and would be counterproductive. That was instead of informing whoever made such a suggestion, that doing so is morally reprehesible and he would not tolerate any such deceitful actions in his camp.

39 posted on 02/24/2011 8:22:23 PM PST by spunkets
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To: rabidralph
"Let me guess, you voted for the other guy in the Primary?"

You're not ready to give up your day job to go full time in Vegas.

40 posted on 02/24/2011 8:23:47 PM PST by spunkets
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To: spunkets
"We thought about that."

have you never humored a rich eccentric? It ain't easy to tell an eccentric billionaire he's wrong. So you play along. Doesn't mean you really agree.
41 posted on 02/24/2011 8:31:59 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: ADSUM
"Your doing what LIBERALS/PROGRESSIVES do. You ignore the problem and TRY to distract on other meaningless matters. Grow up and try to solve problems like Walker is doing."

The problem is that Walker failed to recognize and immediately distance himself from any hint of a conspiracy to employ troublemakers as a tool in this matter. That is not a meaningless matter.

42 posted on 02/24/2011 8:34:20 PM PST by spunkets
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
"have you never humored a rich eccentric? It ain't easy to tell an eccentric billionaire he's wrong. So you play along. Doesn't mean you really agree. "

He sinned "Christian" and so have you for dismissing and promoting deceit!

43 posted on 02/24/2011 8:38:24 PM PST by spunkets
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To: spunkets

“He sinned “Christian” and so have you for dismissing and promoting deceit!”

You don’t know what those words mean.


44 posted on 02/24/2011 8:55:55 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: spunkets
Read this:

Neenah Republican Rep. Dean Kaufert says protesters disregard civility, threaten family

45 posted on 02/25/2011 5:11:12 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: spunkets

No, I think he misunderstood the caller. He thought they were referring to the protesters as troublemakers (which they are).


46 posted on 02/25/2011 6:14:49 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: spunkets

Morally reprehensible deceitful actions are almost inevitably counter productive. What is your real beef with Walker?


47 posted on 02/25/2011 6:22:47 AM PST by DManA
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To: spunkets

If you look at funding for the last election cycle, most of the top 20 campaign contributors were....labor unions who gave money to the Democrats, while Koch Industries ranked at....number 83 on the list!

http://maroonedinmarin.blogspot.com/2011/02/democrat-supporting-labor-unions-lead.html


48 posted on 02/25/2011 7:55:28 AM PST by stratman1969
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To: spunkets

“FAKE KOCH: What we were thinking about the crowds was, planting some troublemakers.

WALKER: We thought about that.”

Screw you, Walker.


49 posted on 02/25/2011 7:58:10 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: KansasGirl; spunkets

No, he did not misunderstand the caller. If so, he could have clarified that in the press conference about it. Instead he verified that the idea was entertained— and rejected. Part of the problem is that, according to the call, it wasn’t rejected due to public safety concerns, nor was it rejected because he found it morally reprehensible. It was rejected because he thought violence had the potential to weaken his political position.

This is the message that is going out. You can read more here:

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_40c3dfbe-402c-11e0-8c68-001cc4c002e0.html


50 posted on 02/25/2011 9:00:52 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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