Americans for Prosperity Will Have Scott Walker Suck Koch Live Online

Aug 01 2012 Published by under Featured News, Issues, Republican Party

Clearly, World Net Daily and the Koch-sucking political advocacy group known as Americans for Prosperity have odd ideas about what constitutes the American Dream. The latter is sponsoring the 6th Annual Defending the American Dream Summit and the former will be live-streaming it between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Eastern Friday.

The Koch-powered Defending  the American Dream Summit is a big deal, #2 after CPAC on the conservative hit parade.

Americans for Prosperity tells us:

The 6th annual Summit will be a spectacular event with the nation’s free-market luminaries promoting limited government principles. We have begun to turn the tide of public opinion in favor of economic freedom. We cannot afford to lose momentum now. Now, more than ever, we must make the case against government controlling our lives and sending future generations deeper into debt. Join us August 2-4 to receive training, hear discussions on today’s pressing free market issues, enjoy the Ronald Reagan dinner, network with like-minded activists, and meet best-selling authors!

Economic freedom, religious freedom…they have a lot of freedoms on their agenda but funny thing is, they don’t read like freedoms. Economic freedom is the freedom to be unemployed and religious freedom is the freedom to be force-fed someone else’s religion. What really gives the game away is the presence of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who will be the keynote speaker at the summit.

Scott Walker.

No surprise that the Koch brothers, who are the guys who funded AFP, would haul their fascist poster-boy Scott Walker to Washington to give a speech. Look at how much they spent on him in the first place, and then again – thanks to Citizens United – when they defended him from recall.

What is truly disgusting is their premise that Scott Walker, who has destroyed so many American dreams, can possibly defend the American Dream.

I suppose Hitler had a German Dream too, but that’s not the role model you want, is it? Like Hitler’s dream, Walker’s dream doesn’t apply to everyone – only to certain people. Not to unionists, certainly. Hitler hated them too. One of the first groups to feel the Fuhrer’s iron-hand the labor unions were outlawed (and their leaders arrested) under the Reich. Hitler, like Walker, thought they were a bunch of communists.

Few people even today realize how thoroughly Hitler sucked on the corporate Koch, so to speak. He did them all – Kodak, I.G. Farben, Siemens, Standard Oil. The list is almost endless. Corporations loved Hitler. He made them rich. And they made him powerful.

We have covered Scott Walker very thoroughly in these pages and Obama and his administration have laid waste AFP’s tactcs. Walker’s presence at the summit is a marriage made in heaven, no doubt, for the Koch brothers and their legions of doom.

Think about all Walker has done to Wisconsinites and then compare it to these examples of AFP’s actions via Wikipedia:

  • In June 2011, Americans for Prosperity placed a handful of fake eviction notices on people’s doors in the Delray neighborhood of Detroit. The group’s state director said that the intent was to get peoples’ attention and to startle residents into lobbying against the building of the Detroit River International Crossing bridge because, as the flyer stated, “their properties could be taken by the Michigan Department of Transportation to make way for the New International Trade Crossing bridge project.”
  • In August 2011, AFP “sent absentee voter applications instructing voters to return the paperwork two days late in at least two recall elections.” In addition, the PO Box that was listed on the “Ballot Application” is the address of an anti-abortion group, Wisconsin Family Action, as opposed to an official state address. AFP responded, claiming that the misleading date was the result of a mistake and “was only intended for voters in the two districts where Democrats are set to face recalls on a later date, August 16.”
  • In 2011, AFP said that it would review payments it had made to Mark Block‘s Prosperity USA, which allegedly made improper payments to the Herman Cain presidential campaign, 2012. As a tax-exempt charity, Prosperity USA is prohibited from donating money or services to a political campaign. According to an internal review, the payments were proper since they occurred before Cain launched his campaign

See, marriage made in heaven! These guys are made for each other. Scott Walker is a born Koch-whore – there is no doubt. Pro-Walker groups did the same thing as AFP and spread false info to keep voters from voting in the recall election, and really, lies have become as commonplace in the Walker era in Wisconsin as Republican voter fraud.

In this respect, Walker is also very much at home on alternate reality’s star website, World Net Daily, which lauds Walker’s economic promises but fails to mention the reality. Sure, as WND says, Walker promises to “create 250,000 jobs in his first term” but that’s a promise, not an accomplishment. WND hopes you won’t notice there is a difference.

And the reality is far more telling than the promise. Where are those promised jobs?

Oh, that’s rights – Walker’s Wisconsin did not actually create any jobs. It lost jobs. In fact, Scott Walker presided over the most job losses in the nation. As Sarah Jones reported here in May, “Walker’s March of 2011 to March of 2012 job numbers were the worst in the nation.” In April, Wisconsin was humiliated by being the only state in the nation with statistically significant job losses.

“Wisconsin job losses highest in nation for last 12 months, federal report says”:

Wisconsin saw the largest percentage decrease in employment in the nation during the 12 months ending in March, a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

During that time period, while 27 states and the District of Columbia saw significant job increases, only Wisconsin saw “statistically significant” job losses, the report said.

From March 2011 to March 2012, the state lost 23,900 jobs, for the country’s largest percentage decrease, at 0.9 percent.

Of the 23,900 jobs lost in Wisconsin in that period, 17,900 were from the public sector and 6,000 were from the private sector, according to the BLS.

So, we ask: where is the prosperity? Does this look like prosperity to you? It doesn’t look like prosperity to me. I suppose in the Koch ledgers it looks like prosperity – we KNOW they are making money hand over fist while they lay off thousands of workers.

But Americans for prosperity?

I suppose if you define Americans are rich old White men then yeah, but let’s face it, they’re called the 1 percent for a reason. Their problem – and it’s our problem too – is that there are 99 percent of us who are not feeling the love.

The prosperity isn’t trickling down to us. Then again, it’s not mean to trickle down to us. It’s meant to trickle up – to the 1 percent represented by the Koch Brothers and Mitt Romney and their fellow plutocrats.

What Americans for Prosperity would be called if they were being honest – an obvious impossibility – is Rich White Men for Making Rich White Men Richer.

But you can see why they don’t go there. Being dishonest allows them to charge between $99 and $129 to put that extra cash in the pockets of those rich White men just to attend. Of course, the students will have to borrow their $99 from their parents because that whole prosperity thing is working out so well…

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