Gov. Walker Found Out To Be Bought and Sold:

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2 Chalkos24th Feb 2011 05:37:22 AM from The Internets
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Only problem with that is if Governor Walker was really in the direct pay of the Koch brothers, he and/or his staffers would probably at least be able to recognize their voices and manners of speaking and thus this sort of prank wouldn't work. Now, pandering for funding, that's a different issue, and of course he revealed many of his dirty constitutional ploys.
Failed Comic Artist
Wow, a crooked politician. Who would have thought.
I dont know why they let me out, I guess they needed a spare bed
4 Barkey24th Feb 2011 06:08:33 AM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
-whistles-

He's fucked.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
5 Ratix24th Feb 2011 09:51:03 AM from Someplace, Maryland
Yay for investigative journalism? I just hope this doesn't turn out to be a crime or something (or if legislatures turn around and try to MAKE it a crime).

EDIT: By crime, I mean posing as someone else in a conversation.

edited 24th Feb '11 9:51:26 AM by Ratix

6 MarkVonLewis24th Feb 2011 09:52:07 AM from Somewhere in Time , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Sounds like Walker's gonna be slammed like LEGO-hair Blagovich.
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7 Deboss24th Feb 2011 10:22:34 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I'm pretty sure posing as someone else is a form of fraud isn't it?
I don't understand how this could be bad for Walker. After all, the people who voted for him knew this already. That's why they voted for him.
9 Fighteer24th Feb 2011 11:14:33 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
For anyone who was on the fence and sided with the Republicans last election to give them their majority, this might be enough to convince them to switch sides next time. It can also motivate turnout in the Democratic voter base, which was demoralized in 2010.
Knowing how bad the Republicans are doesn't motivate Democrats to vote. Otherwise, Kerry would have been elected in 2004.
11 Fighteer24th Feb 2011 11:25:52 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
It did, however, get Obama elected in 2008. Generally, for a major shift to occur during an election, there must be a hot button topic that one side of the electorate is highly motivated over. In 2008, this was the recession (viewed as caused by Republican policies) and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010, it was the continuing economic stagnation, the deficit, and the perception of excessive government spending, abetted by public [mis]conceptions about health care reform. And don't forget how close it really was in 2004 (*cough* Florida *cough*).

In 2012, it may well be Republican overreach in attacking entitlements, education, and unions in the name of deficit reduction. Also if the economy doesn't markedly improve on the Reps' watch.

edited 24th Feb '11 11:26:54 AM by Fighteer

12 Ratix24th Feb 2011 11:31:38 AM from Someplace, Maryland
Also if the economy doesn't markedly improve on the Reps' watch.
To be fair, the economy almost never changes to reflect the current administration's actions until after the fact. No matter what happens, whoever happens to be in charge after the fact will get the blame/praise.
13 Fighteer24th Feb 2011 11:36:26 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
[up]Of course that's true. I'm just offering it as a datum that does predictably influence elections.
14 Barkey24th Feb 2011 02:13:57 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer

This post was thumped by the Stick of Off-Topic Thumping.
Stay on topic, please.


The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
15 NickTheSwing24th Feb 2011 02:54:39 PM from Ya really wanna know? , Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
Swing, not Slide
...I hope the Koch brothers die in a fire, their skin melting on to the floor.

YOU are a whore for them, Scott Walker!! You Republicans and your big money, someone should take away all their money and burn it all!

edited 24th Feb '11 3:01:43 PM by NickTheSwing

Failed Comic Artist

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I dont know why they let me out, I guess they needed a spare bed
17 Barkey24th Feb 2011 03:13:08 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer

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Stay on topic, please.


The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
18 RichReeders24th Feb 2011 05:43:54 PM from Watching this muffin.
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Don't you try anything, you baked good you.
scratching at .8, just hopin'
Damn, I'm curious as to what got thumped off this topic.

Anyways, I'm afraid that after this prank, pols will go to greater lengths to ID their callers. Which is a shame, nothing like outing a crooked politician.

Thoughts from Wisconsinites on what effect, if any, this will have on the governor's reelection chances?
20 Linhasxoc24th Feb 2011 07:52:45 PM , Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Don't blame me, I voted for Barret. As you can tell by the fact that I now have Walker's face in the Eye of Mordor as my avatar.

Anyway, to actually answer your question: I think, if Walker isn't recalled outright, he's not likely to win reelection. One of my friends (who is a bit on the conservative side) is really against Walker right now, as are all but the most conservative of my friends (and the apolitical ones, who as always don't care).
I think his approvals are like 30-50 now or something. That is, 30% thumbs up, 50% thumbs down.

If he were to run for re-election right now, obviously he'd be screwed. The only problem is that the recall has to wait until at least next year.

That said, with the way things are going, I think that progressives have found the silver lining to 2010: There are now plenty of juicy targets, and a motivation to defeat them.

Re thread topic:

  1. As the second poster said, he and his staff obviously don't know David Koch. Unless the impersonator actually really studied and imitated Mr. Koch well, which I doubt.
  2. He was likely trying to butter the guy for campaign funds down the road.
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He had to have known him to some degree, given what he divulged during the call.
23 Chalkos25th Feb 2011 05:30:17 AM from The Internets
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Probably, but not that well. My guess is he was/is a regular contributor in the past (and very possibly even now), but not necessarily a direct and immediate part of the Governor Walker Screw the Unions cabal or what have you.
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