February 23, 2012

A year ago today at the Wisconsin protests: a camel was tormented by "The Daily Show" and Gov. Walker was pranked with a phone call.

Here's my post about the "Daily Show"'s nauseating exploitation of a camel here in Wisconsin. (But look here to see some good "Daily Show" coverage of the protests from 2/22/11.)

Here's what I had to say about the phone call, in which someone pretended to be David Koch:
Walker opponents would love to make something of this phone call, but all they have are a few over-the-line things the Koch impersonator said like "You gotta crush that union." Walker just ignores that stuff and goes on with his standard points, which is probably the standard strategy that most politicians use when people interact with them....

Doesn't this prank call prove that Scott Walker is not close to Koch? He doesn't recognize his voice! He doesn't drift into a more personal style of speech. He treats him like a generic political supporter.
There was a big "teach-in" at the UW Law School.

23 comments:

Matthew said...

That phone call was the camel's nose in the tent of Koch conspiracy!

That made more sense in my head.

Patrick said...

I've said it before, but sooner or later, the Left is going to have to face the fact that "Koch Brothers" is not an argument.

Peter said...

The Left tried to pick at the scabs, but ultimately the call was just a failed agent provocateur attempt.

Unless the fact that he took the call at all is supposed to be incriminating?

garage mahal said...

The Left tried to pick at the scabs, but ultimately the call was just a failed agent provocateur attempt.

Can you imagine the shitstorm if Obama got punked by a fake Hoffa call, where Obama and Hoffa were discussing sending in troublemakers into Tea Party rallies? Yeah. I thought so too.

Lem said...

See?

In order for the ends to justify the means.. a lie to unearth a conspiracy.. Walker has to be made into a monster.. ergo Walker = Hitler.

Otherwise it doesn't work.

Walkers opponents have to dehumanise him in order to justify their behavior.

Put it together people.

chickenlittle said...

Doesn't this prank call prove that Scott Walker is not close to Koch?

Yes, but since when does logic matter to them? They needed a scapegoat but tortured a camel instead.

Curious George said...

"garage mahal said...
The Left tried to pick at the scabs, but ultimately the call was just a failed agent provocateur attempt.

Can you imagine the shitstorm if Obama got punked by a fake Hoffa call, where Obama and Hoffa were discussing sending in troublemakers into Tea Party rallies? Yeah. I thought so too."

If Obama responded like Walker did, there would be none.

BarrySanders20 said...

The camel still makes me laugh.I'm not laughing at it, but with it, at us. The camel seemed pissed, though.

Was the camel the high point in Wisconsin politics wackiness?

Richard Dolan said...

What's with the walk down memory lane? That was then, this is now. Blogging is insistently now. Yes?

Petunia said...

There wouldn't be any kind of storm, garage, let alone a shitstorm, because the MSM wouldn't cover it, or, if they did, would excuse it. It certainly wouldn't be covered the way the overrated Koch call was covered.

Rusty said...

The camel seemed pissed, though.

They always look pissed. Have you ever seen a happy camel?

Beta Rube said...

Can you imagine if Walker had been introduced by some one vowing "to take these S.O.B.'s out", referring to WEAC. Cuz that's what Hoffa did, and President Jesus just skated on through like always.

Mike said...

Beta Rube nails it. We don't have to imagine it, because we have congruent incidents with asymmetric results.

Another quick Garage Fail!

ndspinelli said...

Isn't beating a dead horse illegal?

edutcher said...

Walker didn't look as bad as the prankers.

garage mahal said...

Trust me, this was good news for Scott Walker. And, John McCain!

Michael Haz said...

Can you imagine the shitstorm if Obama got punked by a fake Hoffa call, where Obama and Hoffa were discussing sending in troublemakers into Tea Party rallies? Yeah. I thought so too.

It isn't possible for Obama to get punked by a fake Hoffa call, or a fake Trumka call. He gets non-fake calls from them. And White House visits, many real White House visits.

traditionalguy said...

This is like the old series, "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite.

"A day like all days filled with those events that alter and illuminate our times..."

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Obama couldn't even be touched by F&F. That's where, you know, people actually died. Hard to imagine a prank phone making much of a dent in god zero's armor.

garage mahal said...

Ryan Braun wins his appeal. No suspension. Whew who!

Wisconsin is starting to shape up.

gail said...

I didn't know a camel had been brought to the protest, I hadn't yet found this exceptional media outlet a year ago.

Those gates are like the temporary gates I use for sheep, but only in a well fenced area since some sheep can easily jump them. I hope the camel didn't break a leg getting hung up like that. I can't figure out if the camel owner rents the camel out to any dumbshit who comes by, or if the camel owner is so stupid to use gates that are barely taller than the camel's knees. Call the humane society on the camel owner and where the heck is PETA protesting the exploitation of a poor camel.

wv is only slightly easier without the blob. I was wrong, it's still a pain in the ass.

SGT Ted said...

Everytime I see some screed railing about the Koch brothers conspiracy, I can see the huge tinfoil hat on the head of the author.

SGT Ted said...

Just like a leftist to equate reality with fantasy.

Fake Koch brother call by conspiracy theoist, proof of conspiracy.

Actual public calls to action by Hoffa and SEIU thug Andrew Stern on behalf of OWS and Obama is always the same as an agent provocatuer posing as one of the Kock Brothers trying to burn Gov Walker.

I thought you lefties were into nuance.