No Walker lie can cover up undisclosed plans to rip Wisconsin apart in pursuit of extreme agenda of special interest backers
One year ago today, Scott Walker privately made clear his intention to declare war on the rights of hundreds of thousands of workers, 50 years of labor peace, and any modicum of civility or compromise that had previously characterized politics in the state of Wisconsin.
How do we know that for sure? Not through his tightly-controlled public statements and television interviews, or even his Congressional testimony. We know because of a candid conversation in which Scott Walker thought he was speaking privately with billionaire uber-conservative David Koch. In a meeting with his closest advisors, Walker spoke of the fight he intended to pick:
“…the Monday right after the 6th. Came home from the Super Bowl where the Packers won, and that Monday night I had all of my cabinet over to the residence for dinner. Talked about what we were gonna do, how we were gonna do it. We’d already kinda built plans up, but it was kind of the last hurrah before we dropped the bomb.”
Before we dropped “the bomb.”
Shamefully, Walker and his surrogates have argued he campaigned on the issue of eliminating of collective bargaining rights – on starting the war that has divided Wisconsin like no other governor in history.
“Scott Walker’s declaration of war on the people of Wisconsin – in his own words, dropping ‘the bomb’ on our state – marks a low point in our storied history of coming together to solve our common problems,” said Kristen Crowell, executive director of We Are Wisconsin. “After lying his way into office, Scott Walker unknowingly revealed his extreme dishonesty and deception toward ordinary working Wisconsinites when he thought he was speaking to a billionaire political patron and nobody was listening.”