According to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, which reviewed tens of thousands released to media organizations last week as part of an open-records lawsuit settlement with Isthmus and the Associated Press, Carlos Lam, a Republican activist and now-former deputy prosecutor in Indiana, sent Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker an email in support of Gov. Walker’s efforts to eviscerate Wisconsin’s public employee unions and encouraging Gov. Walker to fake an attack against himself to discredit public employee unions (emphasis mine):
“If you could employ an associate who pretends to be sympathetic to the unions’ cause to physically attack you (or even use a firearm against you), you could discredit the unions,” the email said.
“Currently, the media is painting the union protest as a democratic uprising and failing to mention the role of the DNC and umbrella union organizations in the protest. Employing a false flag operation would assist in undercutting any support that the media may be creating in favor of the unions. God bless, Carlos F. Lam.”
Reached by phone to comment on the email, Lam confirmed the email address used to send the message to Gov. Walker was in fact his, but he strongly denied having sent any such email to Walker. “I am flabbergasted and would never advocate for something like this, and would like everyone to be sure that that’s just not me,” Lam said after being read the email.
However, after initially denying he had anything to do with the email sent to Gov. Walker, Lam recanted his denial and resigned his position as a deputy prosecutor.
While there’s been no implication of wrongdoing on the part of Gov. Walker, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the possibility of using fake “pro-union” individuals to undermine the protesters who had gathered in Madison to protest Gov. Walker’s attack on public employees:
On Feb. 22, when a prank-caller posing as major Walker campaign donor David Koch suggested planting troublemakers in the crowd, Walker began by saying, “Well, the only problem with that — because we thought about that,” but ultimately said he’d decided it was a bad idea.
“My only fear would be is if there was a ruckus caused is that that would scare the public into thinking maybe the governor has gotta settle to avoid all these problems,” Walker told the blogger.
It’s ironic to me that despite how fond some conservatives are of labeling the protesters who gathered in Madison to protest Gov. Walker’s assault on public employees as “union thugs” and “goons,” it was actually Republicans who considered resorting to violence in order to try and undermine those protesters and labor unions.
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My favorite part of the Lam email is how after he advocates violence and even bringing in guns to help discredit the union, the signs his email “God Bless”.
Thanks a million…
Come guys we can bet Walker without missleading. Zach you are leaving off that the repub was from Indiana. I want to be proud of my side and we don’t need to be missleading.
I had read the post here and didn’t notice the Indiana thing either and was surprised when I heard a radio bit on it and they mentioned Indiana.
So Zach – did you edit the post or did I (and apparently Donny too) just miss it the first time?
I haven’t edited a thing. When I edit, I make note of the fact that I’ve edited.
Thanks for confirming that, I’d expect that you would’ve noted it – and if I hadn’t seen Donny’s post, I would’ve just assumed I had missed it, reading through it quickly. When he posted, it made me question it.
So far all of the people who have advocated violence here have resigned but one: Scott Walker!
Well at least he did not sink to the level of WEAC teachers who used phony doctor excuses to get a free pay day from taxpayer. I wonder if the teachers now use that in the indoctrination of their students.
Really…………advocating violence and the use of false flag terrorism is OK with you. Well It just goes to show who the whack jobs are.
When did I say it was ok? If you had read the post it said, “While there’s been no implication of wrongdoing on the part of Gov. Walker,” mow can the same thing be said about the WEAC teachers, of course not, they were dishonest and they are liars.
Be patient snota. This will turn out to be small potatoes.
Well Steve I see you are back to your old immature ways, …that is so cute
That’s not Steve.
I think the term Snota fits. Go wipe your nose.
Nota those were ACTUAL doctors handing out notes. And yes its much worse to get a note from an actual Doctor than it is to advocate Gun violence and actually harming people….
thanks a million
Maybe you call them ‘real’ doctors I call them lowlifes and the teachers that took the slips and used are also lowlifes.
You actually think what the doctors did is worse than “planting troublemakers” and having someone fake an attack on Walker?
It is obvious you know “lowlifes” from the reflection in the mirror. POS>
Like I said Jack they should not be allowed to teach, they are morally bankrupt and obviously a danger to their students.
Jack, you’ll get used to Nota’s rhetoric after a while….he’s fond of regurgitating GOP talking points.
Basically just a direct but opposite analog to about half a dozen other posters here.
Walker did not do what that idiot suggested while the teachers did take fake notes and use them so they could get paid for skipping school, yes the doctors and the teachers were 1000x times worse because they followed through with their acts. Sad, disgusting and all should lose their jobs who took part. They have no morals and have no place teaching children. I would say every teacher who took a note and used it and every “doctor” who wrote a fake note are disgusting people.
“Walker did not do what that idiot suggested”
And you know this how?
Is that small tent as in “Walker” as an individual?
Or are you willing to make that statement using more of a big tent definition?
“Well at least he did not sink to the level of WEAC teachers who used phony doctor excuses to get a free pay day from taxpayer.”
As long as we are talking about “at least”(s) how about some documentation/proof that this actually happened.
Oh and your nose is still running.
That’s a nasty habit isn’t it?
You are asking for PROOF that doctors with low morals were handing out sick slips? Are you asking that teachers were willing to use thee sick slips until they were caught being dishonest and willing to lie in order to get a free paid day from Wisconsin taxpayers, is that what you are asking for proof of?
SO you want proof that teachers and doctors were willing to be dishonest and morally bankrupt? And you have nor problem with teachers who are dishonest and morally bankrupt indoctrinating your children to be liars and dishonest people?
We should have a beer sometime. You’re a fascinating fellow.
“teachers were willing to use thee sick slips until they were caught being dishonest and willing to lie in order to get a free paid day from Wisconsin taxpayers, is that what you are asking for proof of?”
Yep, that’s the part I am looking for proof of, you know an instance of where somebody actually used one of the sick slips and got caught instead of just an implication of wrongdoing.
I do hope none of them were really dumb enough to have used them after the story broke …. and let’s be honest it is THE ONLY reason they did not use them, because the would have been caught not because they knew it was wrong.
“and let’s be honest it is THE ONLY reason they did not use them, because the would have been caught not because they knew it was wrong.”
Wait, are we talking about the Walker/Koch call and the agents provocateur stuff or the email from the guy in Indianna and the false flag skit?.
I see where we are probably going to disagree.
I believe that the Walker/Fitz consortium is so stupidly arrogant, or would it be arrogantly stupid..hmmm?, that they don’t even get to the point where being caught, or not, is even an issue.
What do you think nota?
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