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David Koch impersonator, to Scott Walker, Tea Party governor of Wisconsin:

We'll back ya, anyway we can.

Those words of encouragement have now come to fruition ...

Tea Party group goes all in to save Scott Walker
by Greg Sargent, washingtonpost -- 02/08/2012

In case you were wondering how high the stakes are for the national right in the battle over Scott Walker’s recall, consider this: The Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a branch of the conservative group founded by the Koch brothers, is sinking at least $700,000 into ads in Wisconsin defending Walker’s record.

A source who tracks ad buys first noticed the expenditure, which has now been confirmed by a spokesman for the group.

Imagine that, billionaire David Koch rises up to fund the Walker make-over ad campaign afterall.

To the tune of nearly a Million bucks ... Pocket Change.

Sometimes, especially with this GOP 19th-century back to the Robber Barons crowd,

"Reality is sometimes stranger than fiction."

Just ask Scott

Here's the Transcript, that's now coming to life.

... "Beautiful," so says the Koch pay-master.

Originally posted to Digging up those Facts ... for over 8 years. on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 08:54 PM PST.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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  •  Tip Jar (15+ / 0-)

    What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
    -- Maslow ...... my list.

    by jamess on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 08:54:46 PM PST

  •  Got a Republican survey call today on Walker's (10+ / 0-)

    performance--a live young man, not a robo-call, from a Madison area code. He asked if I was aware of the recall election and the issues at stake. I indicated I was concerned about the investigations leading toward Walker and felt it that would made it hard to keep his support at a majority level and risked forced resignations if the investigation proved to get too close.

    It was really fun opportunity to talk with what I presume was a Young Republican, probably hired by more Koch money. I think I ended up being put down as an independent, but one who preferred Walker resign rather than try to battle both a recall and a major investigation.

    I guess the Koch boys, et al, are truly committed to buy and pass out trainloads of Republican Kool-Aid and white-wash. I now doubt that mere money will succeed in overcoming the combination of the relentless investigations, the fired-up base and sane Republicans now determined to recall Walker from office, as well as WI losing more jobs like GE leaving the state and US, in spite of Walker's self-portrayal as the best business friendly ally of CEOs. Although there may be some hiring at our local media outlets which will have record profits this year from Republicans spending millions on ad buys--an unexpected way to deliver on that jobs promise. Should also help beef up the USPS revenues at WI offices as avalanches of election mailers are unleashed upon all Wisconsin voters already pretty sick of and disappointed with Walker.

    When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

    by antirove on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 09:40:01 PM PST

  •  I still think it is poetic justice that a blogger (5+ / 0-)

    got through, with the end result being that a certain toilet paper brand is always about two dollars less than any other brand and still nobody buys it.

  •  $700,000 is pocket change. (3+ / 0-)
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    ruleoflaw, jamess, myboo

    However, we might remember that rich people are stingy. They'd really like to get their ring kissed for nothing. So, making them spend money on radio and TV and print advertising is a good thing. The more, the better.
    Political advertising is non-fattening; the electronic kind is virtually non-polluting; and, once we're on the look-out for lies, the liars do self-identify.

    Politicians who have to rely on glossy mailers, like "Bed and Bath," obviously aren't frugal with other people's money and should be put in charge. Even bad information can be informative.

    Also, there are certain words that should make us suspicious:


    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 02:15:31 AM PST

  •  Tipped, recced and republished to (1+ / 0-)
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    I started with nothing and still have most of it left. - Seasick Steve

    by ruleoflaw on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 04:51:07 AM PST

  •  MacIver Institute also participating (1+ / 0-)
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    These guys could just as well be known as the MacCarthy institute or the Glenn Grothman Fan Club. I don't know who their sponsors are though.

    Male, 21, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02, unapologetic supporter of Obama and Occupy. Tammy Baldwin for Senate and Recall Walker!

    by fearlessfred14 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 05:48:33 PM PST

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