The disturbing spread of laws designed to make it harder for college students to vote. Why? Because college students tend to vote for Democrats. Funding the group behind this push, you’ll be unsurprised to learn, is the Koch brothers. Via Campus Progress and Kevin Drum
Fox News correspondent: The heckling is starting up again. The hate that you get from these demonstrators — you can see it in their faces…
Fox News anchorman: Why do they express such vitriol toward the media?
Correspondent: You know, I don’t know what they intend to accomplish by it, but they definitely as you can see by covering up the cameras, they want to shut down the communication. They have an idea that there’s gonna be a diverse viewpoint, they don’t wanna get it, they don’t wanna hear it, and they don’t really take into consideration my reporting or what I’ve done to this point…
Anchorman: Alright. Mike Tobin. Tough situation for you to be in and by the way, in just a few minutes we’re gonna be talking more about the — utter — lack — of civility, and the harassment of reporters there, and we’re gonna keep our camera on the state capitol as apparently, there may be some arrests here by police.
Fourteen days. As many as 100,000 demonstrators at any given time. And zero (0) arrests. We report. You decide.
A New York-based blogger says he got through to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on the phone by posing as right-wing financier David Koch, then had a far-ranging 20-minute conversation about the collective bargaining protests. According to the audio, Walker told him:
That statehouse GOPers would be holding on to Democratic senators’ pay until they returned to vote on the controversial union-busting bill.
That they were looking to nail Dems on ethics violations if they took meals or lodging from union supporters.
That he’d take “Koch” up on this offer “once you crush these bastards I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.”