The Koch Brothers may have a very small camel or a gigantic needle
Nearly everyone has heard the impossible Biblical passage regarding the task the wealthy must undertake to enter the kingdom of heaven: “Mark 10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Are the difficulties as steep for Walker to enter the Capital as Governor after the recall election? The Koch Brothers and Americans for Prosperity seem to be bucking the political evanglelists.
Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a conservative group chaired by David Koch, is pumping at least $700,000 in ads defending Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) record as he faces a possible recall attempt, according to the Washington Post.
Americans For Prosperity Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, while Americans For Prosperity is a 501 (c)(4) organization. One key difference is that the former is prohibited from participating in a political campaign for a candidate for public office, hence why the ad by the group does not mention Walker and mentions only “recent reforms.” Americans For Prosperity, by contrast, has a much more overt effort to “Stand With Scott Walker. Huffingtonpost – Walker Aided by Huge…
What Could be the Strategy?
It appears unlikely that Walker can escape charges in the John Doe investigation. How many of his top aides been indicted? How far was his office door from the secret email network? What are the chances that Tim Russel will display any more honor among thieves, than he has among fallen veterans or GOP candidates?
I am not much of a gambler, but betting on the survival Walker’s Governorship in Wisconsin, is not a wager I would make with even odds. Yet, money is pouring in from all over the country and from nearly every right wing financier, foundation, and organization to the tune of over 10 million dollars.
Either his role as standard bearer for union busting, vote suppression, and privatization of education is so pivotal to the movement as a whole, that the limitless spending is justified, or is there another possible strategy? Does anyone else smell the making of a martyr? The legends of Martyrs outlive many a forgotten hero. Remember, that Nixon said, “They won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”, before he won the presidency. The similarities of the Walkergate and Watergate have not escaped anyone.
Wisconsin wants him “gone”
At least, a million people in Wisconsin want him gone, and that was before the most recent allegations in the John Doe investigation broke in the press. No. People are not considering his possible role as the national martyr of the fringe right, they just want him out of power in Wisconsin. I am one of those. Let him be a martyr anywhere but Wisconsin.
Every time another video breaks the air waves by the grace of the Koch Brothers, a satirical muse awakens from somewhere between my 4th and 5th vertebrae that moves me to respond with a $70 video camera, and free editing software. Whether you “like” it or not, it serves the nagging muse to release the venom.
Here is the latest of the Wisconsin is “Lurking” Working series: