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Wisconsin Doesn’t Have a Qaddafi, But it Has a Nixon in Scott Walker

J. Clifford just shared with us the violent rages of the Indiana Deputy Attorney General: Jeff Cox wants to shoot and kill Americans who protest Republicans. That’s Qaddafi behavior right there.

Wisconsin doesn’t have a Qaddafi, but it does have a Nixon: Governor Scott Walker.

A recorded conversation between Ian Murphy of the Buffalo Beast and Scott Walker, in which Walker believed he was talking to billionaire megafunder David Koch, reveals a few gems:

  • Scott Walker won’t talk to Democrats in his own state or return their calls, but he will promptly take the call of an out-of-state billionaire who massively funds Republican campaigns.
  • Walker thought about planting infiltrators in protests by Wisconsin union workers to cause trouble.
  • He expressed a desire to arrest Democratic senators if their hotel accommodations were paid for by unions, then expressed a willingness to be flown out by billionaire Koch to California for a good time after he outlawed unions.
  • He thinks Ronald Reagan killed the Soviet Union by firing air traffic controllers.

And just like the original Richard Nixon, Wisconsin’s mini-Nixon is undone by secret tapes. Listen for yourself right here.

7 thoughts on “Wisconsin Doesn’t Have a Qaddafi, But it Has a Nixon in Scott Walker”

  1. Tom says:

    The link to the “secret tapes” doesn’t work.

    i can’t understand how this shit passes for “government.” When will we rise up and take-over this abomination of what was once “our” government? In fact, after the Citizens United “decision” we should have had our “Egypt moment.” But nooooooooo, the spineless peasants wouldn’t want to take time out of their busy days watching soap operas and shopping.
    Well, this is what you get folks! You wanted the fuckin’ Tea Party – here they are in all their glory. Enjoying it now?

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Yes, you’re right, Jon. Historically speaking, workers who have struggled to organize unions have often gotten bloodied by policemen and by private security. Thank you for bringing this up: it’s important to remember how, when push comes to shove, corporate America has treated its workers in the past.

  2. Jon says:

    If the Koch is a fake how do we know the Walker isn’t?

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Because Walker admitted it was his voice.

  3. Tom says:

    Well, it’s happening all over, so it’ll probably happen here too before too much longer:

    http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/libya-kaddafi-and-marketing-dictators

  4. mike says:

    I am a graduate TA in Milwaukee, and I’ve been in Madison 4 days this past week, and I can say, the people are doing their best to resist this bill – a bill no one has read, that is over 100 pages long, has much more in it than taking away collective bargaining, and we ask you to stand up with us Tom from Bryn Mawr, PA – don’t phrase your rant as “this is what YOU get,” because this is what WE get – so get with us and get with us now!

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