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Showing posts with label Wisconsin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wisconsin. Show all posts

Monday, August 21, 2017

Three Key Trump States Feeling Post-election Remorse

After watching and experiencing the feeble-mindedness of the American voter, the level of their post-election dissonance should surprise us. It should be more specific and focus on the voters who gave the nation this post-election set of statistics.

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Building a wall along the entire border with Mexico

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There is more: New York Times Link

Enough of a failed voting process to facilitate cable news hosts (and back room geeks) along with newspapers declaring Trump an election winner well before 1 AM the following wee hours after election day. It is important to add an election when which was declared without the 2.84 million votes garnered by Hillary Clinton and finally tallied within mere weeks of Trump's election win into the abyss of reality TV America.

A recent NBC News/Marist poll has Trump polling at 35% approval and easing lower. The poll includes a stark and revealing glimpse in the feeble mind of the American voter, the power of surreptitious politicking (including voter suppression and Russian involvement), third-party candidates, and poor decisions from the Clinton campaign. Voters in three states which were considered slam dunk winners for Democrats regardless of election voted for the election of our White House buffoon.

Despite Trump's support from many various entities, one would think the American voter would have recognized him as a carnival barker without an inner credible human core.  His record of sleaze,  business failures (in some endeavors) and his adamant refusal to allow scrutiny of his pre-election tax returns were sure signs of a person who should have been kept far away for international and national governance.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Voter ID, Voter Suppression and "YOUR GOP"

Are you a college student? Are you an African American who votes in state and federal elections and you live in a state did has no history of requiring a formal State issued ID to vote?  Are you an elderly person who has for many years used a form of Identification the GOP has deemed unacceptable as integral to its strategy to win elections? Let's add a bit of inertia to that last scenario. Are you a veteran who served in US wars prior to the Viet Nam War? If you are an elderly veteran the next critical question is: "Do you live in a state in which the GOP has a sitting governor and predominate GOP legislature. A state which the aforementioned political operatives  have enacted voter ID laws?"

The GOP and Koch brother's model governor presides over one such state: The State of Wisconsin.

Watch as MSNBC's Chris Hayes starts a segment with the Wisconsin governor laying out his state's voter suppression to the propagandist crew of Fox New's Fox & Friends. While the segment was a brief introduction to a more relevant segment from Hayes, I will wager no one sitting on the Fox News couch asked Walker about the fact voter fraud is almost as infrequent winning the lotto. 

Before the video, take in a quote from Wisconsin state Representative, Pocan:

"First, we need to accept the fact that in-person voter fraud by impersonation is virtually non-existent, with only 10 cases proven nationally out of 1 billion ballots cast since 2000," Pocan, who opposes Wisconsin’s newly reinstated photo ID law, wrote in the March 7, 2016 post.
"Let’s put it this way, more people are struck by lightning than commit in-person voter fraud."
Well, I prefer the lotto analogy.

Chris Hayes, All In, and an admission for a GOP political insider of the extent to which "YOUR GOP" is non-constitutional, manipulative and outright third-world in the manner in which it views the right to vote.

If you are secure in your conservatism, satisfied with a political party that would deny voting rights, and not a member of the voting blocs delineated in the lede paragraph above, you won't give a damn about the Politifact article linked here.

"More people are struck by lightning than commit in-person voter fraud" by impersonation.
— Mark Pocan on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 in a blog post

Of course, voter suppression may not stand as a barrier that deprives your of an American right; thus it is a lesser issue. Yes, and it will remain a lesser issue until a win in the Fall 2016 GOP General Election hands the GOP the US economy (and the US military).


Sunday, September 13, 2015

GOP 2016: Scott Walker Cancels Event Appearance, Rumors Of The Koch (Money) Well Drying Up And Trump

UPDATE: The New Yorker is reporting the Kochs have given up to Walker.

Look. you cannot see the marionette strings!

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When I think of the field of conservatives who are vying for the GOP 2016 presidential nomination, I find little reason to wonder why Donald Trump is faring so well among conservatives. The field of candidates is almost comical and despite Rience Priebus's neutered management of the situation, the party's inner core isn't showing well. A fact that should not surprise and is indicated an ideology that is absent usefulness in circa 2015 America. As is the case with conservative ideology, people who subscribe are literally lost in a sea of regressive fantasy. They live in a social bubble and when coupled with numerous sources of mis-information America's conservatives are scrambling for a "hero." It seems Wisconsin's Scott Walker is not the hero of his past second place polling numbers.

As I think of Scott Walker, it is easy to see why the party hero is a New York City carnival barker who is rapidly showing the ridiculousness of reality television. Our penchant for seeking self-gratifying voyeuristic moments of fantasy television entertainment is slowly manifesting in poll results that favor Trump. An intriguing sidebar to Trump's impact on the campaign is his attracting polling numbers which equates to the probable loss of campaign cash to the more regressive of the 16 candidates.  There isn't one of the 16 GOP candidates who is more regressive than Scott Walker. And, Scott comes with another dynamic important to his money backers. He offers Koch brothers funded regression while sporting a Wisconsin gubernatorial track record that is literally unfathomable.

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The economic record has resulted in a Walker slide down the approval ratings roller-coaster like a ride on Jackson, New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure, Kingda Ka. In late August, walker polled at 25% among a survey of Republican primary voters. More important, Walker recently polled among Wisconsin residents at the 39 percent level. Why would any worthwhile uber wealthy oligarch fund a veritable political loser?

Unsubstantiated reports of Koch brothers slowing the flow of campaign cash to the Walker campaign, have floated across the Internet over the past two weeks.  

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"Remember Barack Obama had never run anything in government before, and we see what a lousy president he's been," Walker said. "I've run things. I've actually got things done." 
"If you want someone who will fight and win... and get results without compromising common sense conservative principles, then I'm the candidate," Walker told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union."
Walker says he will fight. What exactly would Walker fight for or against. Would he undertake to rid the nation of all public service workers? Would he become a clone of Bush/Cheney's charge into Iraq by chasing and destroying the nation's labor unions? His ill-advised comments about being qualified to takeout ISIS based on taking-down 100,000 union protesters was indicative of a childlike mindset as well as a candidate reaching for the weakest of administration fait accompli.  Walker would fight for any and every issue handed to him by the Koch brothers as first priority and all other (conservative agenda) matters on a secondary basis.

If you have any doubt about the accommodating candidate for Wisconsin, watch as he un-artfully dodges CNN's Jake Tapper's efforts to secure an answer regrading special interest in the nation's capital.

Under the carnival tent of one Donald Trump and consistent campaign stumbles, Walker is fading among Republican candidates. When adjoined with rumors of dwindling Koch money, and a coming GOP debate we should be in for an interesting week in GOP politics.

Crooks & Liars is reporting Walker has cancelled an appearance in California. 

Walker Cancels Appearance At California Event

For months, Scott Walker was planning on headlining at the Republican state convention in California. On Friday, he suddenly canceled his appearance without explanation: Presidential candidate Scott Walker on Friday abruptly canceled his planned speech at the California Republican Party convention next weekend, according to someone involved with the event's planning who was not authorized to…

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TPI Morning Gazette: Rick Perry, Sam DuBose, O'Reilly, Sarah Palin,

Non-Progressive News...

Here is your GOP candidate for President. Rick Perry challenges Donald Trump, not to a one-on-one debate, not to a gentlemens pugilistic dual, and not to a game of Texas Hold em; he challenges....

Come at me, bro.Posted by Mediaite on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The conservative operative Photoshop. They so disrespect your intellect and they have mastered your emotions. An image of President Obama shaking hands with India's Prime Minister and a Photoshop version with the The Iranian supreme Leader. 

The image on behalf of Wisconsin Senator, Ron Johnson's, via a conservative PAC web page.

The original image:
The image distributed by Restoration PAC:
RhouhaniObama asked Restoration PAC about the image in question and this is the response they got from spokesman Dan Curry:



President Trump Would 'Love' To Include Sarah Palin In His Cabinet


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If Donald Trump wins the 2016 presidential election, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) may again grace the national political stage. 
During a Monday interview on radio show "The Palin Update," Trump said he was open to including Palin as a member of his cabinet if elected president.

When he joined the show on Monday, Trump called Palin "tough and smart," prompting the show host, Kevin Scholla, to ask the presidential candidate whether he would consider asking Palin for advice or including her in his administration.

"I’d love that," Trump responded, according to audio highlighted by Right Wing Watch. "Because she really is somebody who knows what’s happening and she’s a special person, she’s really a special person, and I think people know that."
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Ben Carson proves a deteriorated state of mind and a willingness, like Huckabee, to use horrific world history fake sake of personal gain. 
What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

Louie Gohmert embodies the sanity of the GOP. 
We don't even know where to start with this one...Posted by Salon on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sam DuBose shot in the head by a campus cop. When America refuses to come down on cop killings, the sickness spreads. When a nation refuses to accept "Black Lives Matter," a nation refuses to accept "All Lives Matter." Your comfort today, will become your Achilles Heel of tomorrow. 

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I made a promise to not share videos of people being killed by America's out of control neo slave patrollers or to...Posted by Chauncey Devega on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

O'Reilly takes the charge as a leader for white America (without permission) and relegates the weekly cop murders of American Black people to a mere reality show.  

The Raw Story:

Washington Post interactive graphic.  But, lest we forget we are in NON PROGRESSIVE NEWS....readers here do not care.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

GOP Backroom Efforts To Fix An Election

Notice anything in common about the figures in the image?
If you think the Left is way out-of-bounds on issues related to suppressing the vote, voter fraud and political malfeasance, you now have opportunity to come into the modern age of reality and veracity.

Melissa Harris-Perry broadcast a segment this morning that points a accusatory finger for the horrid and unAmerican suppression billboards at top GOP operatives.  I have long posited that Reicne Priebus has taken the RNC to the lowest levels of decency   He appears as a sniveling and dishonest person who will stoop to every imaginable sick act to fix the Tuesday election.

Take a few minutes and follow the news segment below. If you are a true American you cannot help but ask yourself, "Is this where we have dissolved to?" If find solace in the efforts form Priebus, Walker and Ryan, you are literally a supporter of plutocracy and possible the next demographic to suffer their malfeasance.

They were beaten, they were jailed and they suffered other shameful acts to suppress their will to vote.  Black people suffered even greater horrors.  The infograph below shows one common thread among the voter suppression Gestapo.

Melissa Harris Perry’s ‘This Week in Voter Supression’ highlights theGrio ‘dark money’ investigation

On this week’s Melissa Harris Perry Show, Perry highlighted a joint investigation by theGrio and One Wisconsin Now that uncovered the secret funder behind a series of billboards that popped up in minority areas around Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2010 and 2012 warning of the consequences of alleged “voter fraud.” 
Perry then spoke to One Wisconsin Now’s Scot Ross, who connected the dots between the various “dark money” sources propping up conservative causes and politicians, including the man currently running for vice president with Mitt Romney; Paul Ryan.
Watch the Perry segment above, featuring Barbara Arnwine of the Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights Under Law, Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now, and of course, Melissa Harris-Perry.
And connect the “dark money” dots yourself below, courtesy of One Wisconsin Now:
Wisconsin 'dark money' tree
Courtesy of One Wisconsin Now

Monday, September 24, 2012

We Ask American Round 2: Wisconsin

Cross posted from

Wisconsin has experienced more than its fair share of political melodrama this year. The rancorous recall election aimed at Republican GovernorScott Walker in June was followed by a spirited Primary — especially in the GOP Senate race where former Gov. Tommy Thompson overcame an assault from outside money. He’ll face Democrat Tammy Baldwin in November. Tammy & Tommy…does anyone else have a hankering for a Beach Blanket movie?

Some pundits believe that Walker’s survival in the June recall puts the Dairy State in play for Mitt Romney this fall. Others think that Walker’s win simply doesn’t provide a strong political metaphor that may be applied to the presidential election. There’s still time for both sides to make their points, but for now we’re seeing a widening gap in Wisconsin: [Weighting was applied to correct for over-/undersampling.]

Poll type: 
Automated Date: Sept. 20-23, 2012 
Participants: 1,238 Likely Voters 
Margin of Error: ± 2.8%

Barack Obama
Mitt Romney
Gary Johnson
Tommy Thompson
Tammy Baldwin

We included Libertarian Gary Johnson to measure general support for third-party candidates. Note that we asked each participant if they consider themselves to be a Republican, Democrat or Independent voter. In this case, the split was 31% GOP / 32% Democrat / 37% Independents.

Obviously, things can change a lot in October. But for now, Barack Obama is the Big Cheese in Wisconsin.