Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The smoking gun that proves Walker lied

Today wasn't a good day for Koch whore Gov. Scott Walker. First a videotape surfaced on Uppity Wisconsin showing Walker saying he would negotiate with unions when he was running for governer. He, of course, lied.

This shouldn't be a surprise, since 69 percent of what comes out of Walker's mouth is False, Mostly False or Pants on Fire.

Forbes has the story:
While there have been continuing efforts to show that Scott Walker never did reveal his plans for collective bargaining in the state during the campaign, definitive proof has now emerged via a video tape of Candidate Walker being interviewed by the editorial board of the Oshkosh Northwestern— just one week before the election.
The smoking gun video was recently unearthed by Judd Lounsbury, and published on his Uppity Wisconsin blog, and reveals that Scott Walker was singing quite a different tune before winning his gubernatorial race. While you can watch the entire video at the Uppity Wisconsin website—and I recommend you do so—here is the relevant dialogue which takes place at 7:50 into the conversation -
Editorial Board Member: Before, we were talking about state employees contributing to their plan, paying their share of the pension plan. Collective bargaining come into that?
Walker: Yep (nodding yes)
Editorial Board Member: How do you get that negotiated and accepted by the state employee unions?
Walker: You still have to negotiate it. I did that at the county as well.
Here's the second bad thing that happened to Walker today: His plans to deny the vote to students, minorities and seniors fell apart. A judge temporarily struck down the voter suppression law he supports. According to the Wisconsin State Journal,
A Dane County Judge on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction that bars the enforcement of the state photo ID law at polling places during the general election on April 3.
Circuit Judge David Flanagan said that the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP and Voces de la Frontera had demonstrated that their lawsuit against Gov. Scott Walker and the state Government Accountability Board would probably succeed on its merits and had demonstrated the likelihood of irreparable harm if the photo ID law is allowed to stand.
Now there's nothing wrong with requiring voters to prove that they are who they say they are at the polls. But there is something wrong with making it so difficult to get the proper ID -- which is what Wisconsin lawmakers did -- that large numbers of voters are turned away from the ballot box.