Skip to comments.Governor Walker's office confirms prank Koch call
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... "
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That must have been some party on Tuesday night, because you appear to have completely slept through yesterday.
Troll move on
The crowd was a bunch of troublemakers, by definition. Give me a break.
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.
I think he went a step further and threw it into reverse!
LOL. If that's all they have, they have lost the argument.
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.
Your homepage says you’re in WI. Are you one of those striking govt workers? Did you get a note from a fake doctor?
What about what was said was dishonest?
Get a clue, s-punk-ets.
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).
Bad news, Gregster - the only people that care about the crank call are people like you. No one else is paying attention.
Since Oct 22, 1999
just wanted to point that out, and also it is the 2008’ joiners calling them a trol
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.
Somewhere in Madison there is a former governor’s aide scanning Careerbuilder.com for his next employment opportunity.
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.
call to arms by libloather...
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...
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.
The sign-up dates are not relevant and I didn’t call anyone a troll.
It's a leftist trick, in case you haven't heard......
Anyway, why is this in Breaking? The Governor’s office admitted this yesterday.
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.
This is not breaking news. It’s old news!
[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!
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.
did I name you?
“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
Let me guess, you voted for the other guy in the Primary?
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.
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?
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.
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.
You're not ready to give up your day job to go full time in Vegas.
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.
He sinned "Christian" and so have you for dismissing and promoting deceit!
“He sinned “Christian” and so have you for dismissing and promoting deceit!”
You don’t know what those words mean.
No, I think he misunderstood the caller. He thought they were referring to the protesters as troublemakers (which they are).
Morally reprehensible deceitful actions are almost inevitably counter productive. What is your real beef with Walker?
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!
“FAKE KOCH: What we were thinking about the crowds was, planting some troublemakers.
WALKER: We thought about that.”
Screw you, Walker.
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.
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