Not the least of these was the syndicate styled threat made by the dark money masters, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal. The Kochfathers, apparently feeling that a horse head in Scott Walker's bed was too subtle of a message for him, warned him that he better not be even entertaining the thought of turning rat on his allies in the corporate mafia's election racketeering scheme.
Walker responded at first with a terse press release saying that he and his campaign have nothing to do with the federal lawsuit and he is in no way messing with that.
It seems that maybe Walker did find a horse head in his bed after all, because on Friday, he was much more ingratiating and sycophantic:
Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that he won't back away from key allies amid a continuing secret John Doe investigation.First, we have to look past the fact that Walker is making political statements while doing a gubernatorial function in a religious institution. It's not surprising that the corporate media missed that completely since they have their noses so far up Walker's butt they could tell you what he had for breakfast.
Walker also expressed surprise with a recent Wall Street Journal editorial that criticized alleged settlement talks between the Walker campaign and special prosecutor Francis Schmitz.
"I'm certainly not going to undermine people who share my same beliefs and I'm certainly not going to undermine anyone's First Amendment rights. I'm frankly kind of shocked for anyone to suggest that," Walker said after delivering a keynote address at Hope Christian High School senior signing day.
Walker also touted his record "as strong economic and fiscal conservative," policy positions that align with the Wisconsin Club for Growth.
"I've been tested on that," he said. "I've been pushed on that. I haven't backed away from from keeping that commitment to the people of this state. I think there is no evidence that would otherwise suggest in any way I would back away from not only that position but from supporting people who support the same position."
The Kochfathers responded, again through the Wall Street Journal. They again admonished Walker for even thinking of betraying the Dark Money Family and for trying to weaselspeak his way out of it, but said that his later words pleased them:
"Sorry, that's disingenuous," the editorial said of Walker's initial response. "The 'federal lawsuit' is one brought by Mr. Walker's political allies in federal court against prosecutors who are conducting a state John Doe probe into allegedly illegal campaign coordination. Our editorial concerned Mr. Walker's willingness to settle with prosecutors over his role in the state John Doe probe. The worry is that he might settle to help his re-election campaign while throwing his allies over the side."To put it another way, what they were saying to Walker was, "Youse got a nice campaign dere. It'd be a shame if something bad were to happen to it."
The same day, Walker told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "I'm certainly not going to undermine people who share my same beliefs, and I'm certainly not going to undermine anyone's First Amendment rights. I'm frankly kind of shocked for anyone to suggest that."
The Wall Street Journal's Friday editorial liked those Walker comments.
"If that means he won't cut a deal that undermines his allies, we're glad to hear it," the unsigned editorial says.
It added: "The stakes in the federal lawsuit against the John Doe probe are bigger than Mr. Walker's campaign. They concern the prosecutorial machine that exists in Wisconsin, and in too many other states, to punish and limit political speech that is protected by the First Amendment. Mr. Walker can help that cause by not undercutting the federal lawsuit with a deal in state court that might let prosecutors save face."
There are some things to take away from this "friendly discussion" between the Kochfathers and Walker.
One is that we really know who is in charge, and it's not Walker. He is just an enforcer for the Dark Money Syndicate and he will remain in his seat of power only as long as he is useful to them.
Another thing is that this whole situation is much more like a mafia syndicate's racketeering scheme rather than the caucus scandals that we saw over a decade ago. The prosecutors need to treat it such. If they are unable to execute their duties because of all the legal wrangling, it is time for the feds to step in and deal with it, just as they did with John Gotti, the Teflon Don.
Thirdly, if they ever make a movie about this, I nominate Steve Buscemi to play Scott Walker.