If Gov. Scott Walker considered "planting some troublemakers" in the large crowds of protesters, what would stop him from faking death threats, or dropping bullets on the ground around the Capitol? Check out what TPM is reporting, from the crazy zone inside Indiana politics that may have affected tactics here:
A deputy prosecutor in Johnson County, Indiana, has resigned his job after it was revealed that in February, during the large protests in Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker's anti-public employee union bill, he e-mailed Walker's office and recommended that they conduct a "false flag operation" -- to fake an assault or assassination attempt on Walker in order to discredit the unions and protesters.
As Wisconsin Watch, a project of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism reports, Carlos Lam initially denied that he had sent the e-mail, which was part of the tens of thousands of e-mails released in an open-records settlement … However, Lam admitted late in the afternoon that he did send the e-mail, and resigned his job.
Lam wrote this conservative ploy:
"If you could employ an associate who pretends to be sympathetic to the unions' cause to physically attack you (or even use a firearm against you), you could discredit the unions," the email said.
Cullen Werwie, Walker's press secretary, said no one at the office had seen the email or contacted Lam. Werwie condemned the email's suggestions.
Yeah, right. And what’s in the water in Indiana? Remember this:
Previously in Indiana, Deputy Attorney General Jeff Cox lost his job after tweeting that the protesters should be dealt with using "live ammunition," following that up with "against thugs physically threatening legally-elected state legislators & governor? You're damn right I advocate deadly force."
With that kind of outside encouragement from fellow Republican geniuses, why shouldn't we suspect similar efforts by Walker?
Which brings me back Wisconsin Att. General JB Van Hollen’s very quiet investigation into a woman they have in custody who sent a few Republican legislators death threats. It was, and still is a big deal, and part of their talking points portrayal of the mob mentality of those well behaved family protesters peacefully marching the past month. What’s the hold up? Why haven’t we been given any details? What’s the secret?
Will the truth waste a good death threat for our poor victimized Republicans?