Scott Walker Pledged To ‘Divide And Conquer’ Unions [Video]

There’s nothing quite like getting it on tape, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker just learned.

On Thursday, documentary filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein released video showing Walker discussing plans to use a “divide and conquer” strategy against unions. The comments were made to Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks who has personally donated over half-a-million dollars to the governor’s campaign.

In the video, shot on Jan, 18, 2011 and shortly before Walker introduced his divisive budget repair bill, Hendricks asked the governor whether he could make Wisconsin a completely “red” state and “work on these unions and become a right-to-work state.”

Walker’s response is that his fist step would be to “divide and conquer” through his budget repair bill which stripped most collective bargaining rights from public employees.

Watch the video here.

Walker’s insistence that his motives behind the budget repair bill were to deal with the financial crisis facing Wisconsin rang false at the beginning when it was clear it was Walker’s policies pushing the state to the bring of financial ruin. With this video and reports that so far the governor has used $100 million in taxpayer dollars to fight the recall efforts it should be crystal clear that Walker and his administration were never interested in governing as much as they were interested in looting.

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Patty Boytos
Patty B.3 years ago

Just another minion of the Devil doing evil upon the innocents.

Richard B.
Richard B.3 years ago

We found the smoking gun.

Samantha Christopher
Samantha C.3 years ago

Support buying USA but let's break the Unions and strip workers of their rights.

Past Member
Past Member 3 years ago

Walker should be prosecuted on charges of TREASON!!!

Past Member
Past Member 3 years ago

Walker is a control-freakin' P.O.S.
I'm boycotting Wisconsin after that stupid governor
signed a wasteful bill, allowing what amounts to poaching
of our wolves.

june t.
june t.3 years ago

Hardley a new tactic. Disgusting, but not new.

Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas3 years ago

mark k. speculate all you want, it doesn't change the fact of this discussion, scot walker is a liar, and this proves it. he was working for the interests of the billionaires and the corporate agenda, not the interests of the working men and women of wis. he beat a token candidate in the primaries not a real candidate. if the republiCONS had allowed any real opposition to walker in the primary it would have been liken to an admission that walkers policies presented a problem. they weren't gonna run AGAINST their man. the corporate owners of the republiCON party wouldn't have allowed it. the dems nominated the person they felt had the best chance of beating walker. it wasn't a vote against unions as you suggest. spin it all you want to. it doesn't change the fact of this discussion that scot walker is a sleazy corporate owned LIAR.

Carl Oerke
Carl O.3 years ago

How do you tellk the difference between Scott Walker and a cow turd? Beats me! Walker claimed that he was striking at the unions in order to decrease the budget. It is now strikingly obvious that he had an agenda to strike down workers' and womens' rights from the start and it has nothing to do with the budget. He and his cronnies are working overtime to take back our well deserved and fought for rights. Time for the Wisconsin voters to say Good night and Goodbye!.

Barbara J M.
Barbara J M.3 years ago

What a waste of a human being. Back to your cave Walker!

Kimberlee W.
Kimberlee W.3 years ago

Is it me or is this guy morphing into a Sidney Greenstreet-type character from a bad late '40's movie about political conspiracy?

Really, the GOP is in danger of becoming nothing more than a cliche' of a B- movie villian