Monday, November 21, 2011

Plant vs. Person

Accusations of wrongdoing are flying fast and furiously from the Republicans and Walker apologists.

There are accusations of "cigs for signatures," which makes no damn sense since people are still lining up to voluntarily sign petitions and asking where to go.  I can't even count how many people have asked me where the Recall Walker offices are. I keep asking myself if the event really happened, why didn't the cameraman report it to the authorities?

I even saw one wingnut claim to have "found" a Facebook posting of a person openly admitting to forging her parents signatures, only to have the whole account "disappear."

But there's one thing to remember when they come out with these accusations. That thing is a phone call that their hero, Scott Walker, had a few months ago (emphasis mine:
KOCH: Right, right. We’ll back you anyway we can. But uh, what we’re thinking about the crowds was, a, was planting some troublemakers.

WALKER: You know, the well [sighs] the only problem with – because we thought about that. The problem with, my only gut reaction to that would be right now the, the lawmakers I’ve talked to have just completely had it with them. The public is not really fond of this, uh the teacher’s union did some polling of some focus groups I think and found out the public turned on them the minute they closed school down for a couple of days. The guys we got left are largely from out of state and I keep dismissing it in all my press conferences and saying uhh, they’re mostly from out of state. My only fear would be is if there was a ruckus caused, is that that would scare the public into thinking that maybe the governor has got to settle to avoid all these problems. Where as I’ve said, hey, ya know, we can handle this, people can protest, this is Madison, ya know, full of the 60s liberals, let ‘em protest. It’s not going to affect us and as long as we go back to our homes and the majority of people are telling us we’re doing the right thing, theall they want. So, that’s my gut reaction, is I think it’s actually good if they’re constant, they’re noisy, but they’re quiet, nothing happens, cause sooner or later the media stops finding them interesting.
Are the accusations from the right real things or are they plants. Who knows? But I do find them to be a wee bit too convenient.

But what we do know is that Walker, and his supporter/apologists, have a long history of not exactly paying fair.  After all, Walkergate didn't happen because he sold the most popcorn tin to support his kids' boy scout troop.

Methinks these are the actions of some very desperate people who expected us to lose our will and cave in months ago.  The fact that not only have we not caved, but are actually on the verge of taking our state back for the people, has them literally terrified and willing to anything, and I do mean anything, to stop us.


  1. I'd prefer we not go down this road. It's the right that is programmed to yell PLANT like the "Up" dog yells SQUIRREL. If there is wrongdoing in our ranks, it is up to us to identify it and stop it. WPRI has an article today identifying incivility (much of it fabricated) on our side, while holding blameless their own. That type of sliminess makes my stomach churn. Let's be better than that.

  2. And the point is moot: I expect a retraction and an apology?

  3. There is no need to bribe people to sign petitions. The "Recall Walker" yard signs are such hot sellers they need to have a waiting list for people to spend money to buy the signs.

    Over 100,000 signatures in less than a week.

    Skippy must be sweating up a storm.