Scott Walker is at the Koch’s beck and call…. Jeff SimpsonFebruary 23, 2011May 16, 2011 Broken Promises, Class Warfare, Election 2010, Election 2011, Flip-Flops, Hypocrisy, Idiocy/Lunacy, Irony, Jobs & The Economy, Labor Unions, Local Politics, Tea Party, The Cheddarsphere, Those Kooky Conservatives!, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Politics 68 Comments Really…Someone called pretending to be David Koch And Scotty took his call! WOW…. He redefines tool! Dane County, David Koch, Maroon, Scott Walker ← Follow Walker’s money Blogging Blue’s Scott Walker hotline! → 68 thoughts on “Scott Walker is at the Koch’s beck and call….” Anon February 23, 2011 at 9:15 am Is this for real?? Reply Ash February 23, 2011 at 9:37 am Wow. Awesome Zach. Way to prove that the Koch brothers have NOTHING to do with this and that it really is about the budget! Reply Locke February 23, 2011 at 10:59 am Haven’t listened to more than the first minute or so of it, but it would see, you’re exactly right. All along, the story has been that Koch was running this whole thing – pulling all the strings, yadda yadda yadda. This thing makes it pretty clear – nobody on Walker’s staff actually knows or has talked to him, and Walker doesn’t know his voice well enough to recognize an impostor. Reply squidknuckle February 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm Or have his cell number… Reply Proud Progressive Post authorFebruary 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm Your making the case for the incompetence of Scott Walker and his staff not the prank caller Reply Zach February 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm Wow….awesome Ash. Way to not pay attention to who posted this. Try harder. Reply Proud Progressive Post authorFebruary 23, 2011 at 9:40 am This is for real the website was up this morning and now it has vanished…. Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 9:57 am What did you do to verify whether or not the parties on the audio are in fact Koch and Walker? Reply Zach February 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm Walker’s staff has verified it was Walker on the tape. Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 7:05 pm Yes, I heard! LOL! Reply The_RoosterMilw February 23, 2011 at 9:44 am Unbelievable, just unbelievable. I mean I don’t like Walker for his political positions but you’d like to think that your government isn’t for sale (as naive as that may sound). Reply Proud Progressive Post authorFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:06 am That is not DAvid Koch its someone pretending to be David koch …it IS Scott walker Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 10:15 am Well…I’m going to be a little skeptical until I find out more about it…but if it is Walker…I’ll second your “WOW”… Reply foo February 23, 2011 at 10:41 am The guv’s office ( Werhkie(sp?)) is admitting it’s him according to Sykes. Reply John Foust February 23, 2011 at 10:51 am It’s not Walker. It’s Rich in Retail. “Thanks a million”. Reply T. February 23, 2011 at 10:54 am It’s not David Koch, the person is Ian Murphy but that IS Scott Walker. Still, I’m absolutely shocked. Reply Proud Progressive Post authorFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:56 am John that will officially be my new sign off… Thanks a million Reply Proud Progressive Post authorFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:58 am http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/walker_office_confirms_governor_fell_for_koch_pran.php Reply Proud Progressive Post authorFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:00 am That is a huge stretch Locke….the imposter purposely does not talk much and talks very little when he does. Reply T. February 23, 2011 at 11:15 am Furthermore: He outright said that they considered implanting troublemakers in the protests during the phone call, but I haven’t heard him acknowledge that in public. I don’t care what side this that does that: that is wrong. I never supported it when the Oregon Democratic Party wanted to do that to the Tea Party, and I don’t support it now. Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 11:19 am Wow…stunning. Absolutely stunning. This really changes so much…how can anyone with any sense support this Weasel? Reply T. February 23, 2011 at 11:31 am Yes, given he tried to side step it in a sort of “We thought of that but…” the fact it was thought of? That is what shocks me. I’m an independent but a lot of what it’s in the bill even without the whole taking bargaining rights of Union is bullshit. It will effect not only just ‘working public sector families’ but the whole state as we know it. I don’t like the Bill in any shape or form because I read it over the course of this protest. Long and hefty, but there is a lot of bullshit in there that isn’t right that I know many people on the right wouldn’t stand for. Reply Ed Heinzelman February 23, 2011 at 11:30 am And I think entrapping someone is wrong as well…although my disgust with Governor Walker should be well known to everyone on this site…he was lied to and that isn’t right. Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm Blah, Blah, Blah! You must be kidding! Reply T. February 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm I will have to say this: It is a bad precedent; but it doesn’t change fact Scott Walker stepped in it badly. Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm Walker is trying to destroy the middle class and then laughing about it with a freaking billionaire…and we should worry about the bad precedent? No way! Reply T. February 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm Exactly. I think it’s bad precedent but it doesn’t change what he said in it, even if he tried to side step things. Reply Ed Heinzelman February 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm Someone pulls this sh*t and then we wonder why the Gov. doesn’t trust us? Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm Did you hear how he planned on tricking the Wisconsin 14? He’s all for tricking people. And frankly…he shouldn’t trust us (anymore)! Reply Ed Heinzelman February 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm It ain’t a trick if everyone understands what’s going on…and again, two wrongs don’t make a correct (sorry, I couldn’t bring myself to say right)! Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm Well…I rather have corruption exposed…and whatever needs to be done…so be it. Reply Ed Heinzelman February 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm Please keep your statement in mind when the shoe is on the left foot…it will eventually happen. Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm Ed…corruption is the same whether it’s on the right or left. T. February 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm Exactly as Anon said: While there are some partisan cry babies in the world who do nothing but listen to talk radio or their favorite station to suit their interests I assure you that if someone on the left got caught in something like this? There would be railing on them too. It’s positively channeling Spiro Agnew to finger “outside agitators.” Walker seems to be more Nixonian than Reaganite, even discussing dirty tricks ending with a virtual “but that would be wrong (wink).” Corruption is the same on left or right. Just as the same is violent rhetoric, sexist remarks, and homophobic statements. Ed Heinzelman February 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm Not talking about corruption…talking about a rightie tricking a lefty…you’ll be screaming bloody murder when it happens… Anon February 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm Ed…can you stop raining on my parade? 😉 I hope this is just the beginning of more misfortune to befall the WEASEL. T. February 23, 2011 at 5:40 pm If it’s doctored? I think a lot of us would understandably. But this isn’t. It’s pretty raw. However if it’s to find out they weren’t being clear or concise, and even thinking of having some groups go into ruin the Tea Party’s freedom of speech? I would be for getting rid of that person. It’s like how I even get angry at people saying that those people in the Tea Party should just be ‘locked away’ — because nobody deserves that. Proud Progressive Post authorFebruary 23, 2011 at 11:34 am I have to disagree with you there Ed, the person who called said he was struck by the democratic lawmakers that said that walker would not take their calls. So he thought he would just try and see if they would take his. Telling how easily he got through Reply Locke February 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm Because the ends always justify the means, right? If you agree with the goal, and deep down, you know that somebody “deserves it” then go right ahead, right? Reply Proud Progressive Post authorFebruary 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm No because this is real life. This is not bill belichek videoing the other teams practice, this bill will affect millions of people in a very real way. I dont know what happened to taping but I would love to see all of the governor and the presidents conversations recorded like they used to be. We learn so much about Nixon/ LBj etc.. by listening to their tapes. Reply Ed Heinzelman February 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm Yeah, it’s real life…and no matter how abhorent the Governor’s bill is, this is unethical at least. And if this were evidence in a legal proceeding…would the judge throw this out as fraudulently acquired? Reply Locke February 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm I don’t know & probably shouldn’t play lawyer. You have the fraud issue but then being a public official has implications as we well. What I do know is that Wisconsin is a single-party consent state for phone recording as are most (30-some states). A few are two party. I don’t know whether this is good or bad but more than anything, it’s always amused me. Single party consent means you can record other people secretly because you count as the single party. I just don’t know that it makes sense – at least in logical terms – to use the word consent at all when recording a person without telling them. It’s like in computer programming or math where in arrays and lists, the first element isn’t 1, it’s zero. 🙂 Reply Ed Heinzelman February 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm And Wisconsin law may not even apply…since I don’t believe the caller was in WI…hmmmm. Reply Ed Heinzelman February 23, 2011 at 11:43 am But it is highly probable that Governor Walker wouldn’t have taken the call if he knew who really was on the call and that he was being recorded. The protests are demanding that they be treated with respect and that the state honor the rights they’ve earned over the past century…and then we disrespect the Governor? No matter what the ends, this isn’t the right way to do it. Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm Oh My God! Ed you are killing me. Reply nonquixote February 23, 2011 at 12:32 pm Ed, just because Walker’s staff apparently doesn’t have the intelligence to check something out like this, this event should give you a big clue about how poorly our beloved state will be administered in the hands of political cronies and flunkies. Reply steve carlson February 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm This is hilarious. It could be the beginning of the end of Scott Walkers political career. Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm I love how the TEA Party people are pretending to not know who the Koch brothers are… Reply Anon February 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm Walker is talking about a civil debate…but yet…didn’t he offer up his baseball bat to David Koch?? WEASEL. Reply Donny February 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm Yeah, but walker didn’t say anything in private that he hasn’t said in public and in one way it makes him look real. No real ethics violations have happen, which is too bad. Reply Comment navigation Newer Comments → Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.