Gov. Scott Walker is a Marionette

If there was any doubt that the Koch brothers were pulling strings in the Wisconsin protests, this should end it.

Part I

Part II

I wonder how many other elected officials are Koch puppets?  In the current political climate, I wonder more who isn’t.

Here’s a list of things we’ve learned from Gov. Walker.

And for your amusement:

Like a doll, like a puppet with no will at all
And somebody taught me how to talk, how to walk, how to fall

Can’t complain, I’ve got no-one but myself to blame
Something’s happening I can’t control, lost my hold, it’s insane

Indiana Deputy AG on Wisconsin Protests

According to ThinkProgress, in response to a Mother Jones tweet this weekend suggesting that riot police could be used to clear protesters from the capitol building in Madison, Indiana Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Cox tweeted back:  “Use live ammunition.”

Cox remained steadfast in his position that the protesters should be killed when confronted on Twitter by Mother Jones’ Adam Weinstein, writing that “against thugs physically threatening legally-elected state legislators & governor? You’re damn right I advocate deadly force.” (There have been no reports that the protesters have physically threatened any elected officials).

Mother Jones contacted the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, and a spokesman told the magazine that Cox’s statements were “inflammatory” and that there would be “an immediate review” Cox’s online statements. “We do not condone any comments that would threaten or imply violence or intimidation toward anyone,” he added.

Wow.  Considering things are looking pretty shaky in Indiana right now, that was an incredibly irresponsible thing to say – even if, giving him the benefit of the doubt, it was said in jest.  And when you are in any kind of political position, it’s absolutely inappropriate to joke about killing off peaceful civilians – ever.  Because it’s not funny.

Cox has a history of inappropriate outbursts, so this isn’t a huge surprise – what is a huge surprise is that no one in authority has told him to STFU (and demand he deactivate his twitter account) yet.  He’s an embarrassment to the state and a threat to the rights of the peaceful protesters  in Indiana.  I hope some swift action is taken and an apology is forthcoming.

If there’s some follow up information I will post it, but don’t expect the source material to be from Fox News, because I have a feeling that this story won’t exactly be a breaking story on their network.

UPDATE: Mr. Cox has been canned.

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