We know who is behind most all of the bills the republican legislature passed in 2012 and that Gov. Scott Walker signed -- the Koch brothers via ALEC. We know that the Koch brothers, via ALEC were behind Michigan's right-to-work bombshell, launched during a lame-duck session and signed by a governor that claimed to voters such divisive anti-worker policies were not on his agenda.
Scott Walker is making similar pronouncements about avoiding divisive legislation -- don't believe him. Here's why:
- We know who Walker actually works for, out-of-state billionaires that earn their money the "old fashion" way, through multinational corporate interests.
- While hiding his agenda for the next 2-year budget from Wisconsin voters, Scott Walker did tell his billionaire backers what he was going to do at a billionaires meeting at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in California.
- When this was made public, Scott Walker fell into an old habit -- he lied about it -- falsely claiming he unveiled legislative agenda in Wisconsin, not California.
- Scott Walker may work for billionaires, but he is not part of the wealthy-elite. Walker cannot possibly afford to continue to stonewall and aggressively fight a criminal investigation that is zeroing in on him.
- That is what his legal defense fund is for -- Walker is the only sitting governor in the nation that needs to raise money to avoid indictment.
- Remember, it isn't just some of the most expensive in-state and out-of-state criminal defense lawyers in the nation that Walker now has on his payroll -- he is violating the law by using monies from his legal defense fund for expensive public relations firms too.
- The process of impunity, escaping culpability for crimes and flushing them down the memory hole, requires rallying people around cries of unity and moving "forward."
- Despite promises to the contrary, Scott Walker will not only need major distractions next year when the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office gets it 2013 fiscal budget; he will need to exploit a crisis.
- Walker has created ginned up fiscal messes in the past and he's well on his way to doing it again.
- As the John Doe probe moves forward with the targets that the DA's office has now publicly identified, which includes Walker, he will need precisely the kind of "divide and conquer" that he now claims to wish to avoid.
- Walker will likely need a steady inflow of cash to his criminal defense fund -- without it, he is going to be left hanging in the breeze.
- This money appears be be largely coming from the billionaire multi-national corporate interests that he addressed at the Reagan library a few weeks ago.
- They have given him his marching orders and he has followed them.
- He isn't going to stop taking orders from the folks behind his "divide and conquer" and divisive strategies -- he needs more of that money and most-likely in exponentially increasing quantities.
Expect to see things become much more divisive in Wisconsin next year. All the Koch brothers need to do is dangle cash in front of Walker and have his criminal defense attorneys send him endless bills for their services.
Even if Scott Walker wanted to stop his "divide and conquer" politics, he can't.The Koch cash-cow for his criminal defense might dry up.
Does anyone doubt for a minute that they would throw Walker under the bus in a heartbeat if he stopped the "divide and conquer"?