Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I think what I find most striking about Scott Walker's chat with the fake David Koch is that Walker's a believer. Even when he thinks he's being offered fancy R&R on the Kochs' dime, he's prattling on and on about "freedom" like a Fox News talking head trying to brainwash the rubes ... except he's the rube, and he's already been brainwashed. He's reinforcing his own brainwashing.

I think guys like Walker are more dangerous than grifters who are cynics. The latter think they're people who just bend the rules a little sometimes, and the rule-bending isn't them at their best. It's not what they want to be remembered for. Guys like Walker think their sleaze actually is them at their best. They've persuaded themselves that screwing the non-rich and lining the pockets of the rich is winning a battle in the epic struggle for Truth and Justice:

... Walker notes that 30 years ago, Ronald Reagan -- "whose hundredth birthday we just celebrated the day before -- had one of the most defining moments of his political career when he fired the air traffic controllers....That was the first crack in the Berlin Wall and the fall of communism because from that moment forward the Soviets and the Communists knew that Ronald Reagain wasn't a pushover."

"And I said, 'this may not have as broad world implications, but in Wisconsin's history, little did I know how big it would be nationally. This is our moment , this is our time to change the course of history.'"

... Murphy posing as Koch says: "I tell you what Scott. Once you crush these bastards, I'll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time."

"Allright, that would be outstanding," Walker replies. "Thanks for all the support and help ... moving the ball forward and we appreciate it. ... We're doing the just and right thing for the right reasons. Its all about getting our freedom back."

Murphy/Koch: "Absolutely, and you know, we have a little bit of vested interest as well" (he then laughs).

Walker: "That's just it. The bottom line is were going to get the world moving here because it’s the right thing to do...Thanks a million."

No risk of any guilt pangs when you think your grift makes you a freaking hero for the history books. This zealotry makes folks like Walker -- and, really, pretty much every wingnut under 50 -- even more dangerous than their elders.

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