Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We Have Seen The Enemy!

H/T to Ben Carson for pointing out who the true enemies of our country are:

 



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Scott Walker's Priorities



By Jeff Simpson

Wild Bill Kramer, republican leader from Waukesha, was in court yesterday and pleaded "not guilty".   His Lawyer also let it be known that he would be attacking the victim publicly.  

We also know, thanks to police reports, that the republican leadership and our own US Senator Ron Johnson knew that Bill Kramer was a menace to women and their response was to keep quiet and tell no one.   This, of course, led to more women becoming victims and Bill Kramer becoming a rising star in the republican party!  

While not in the best interests of the people of WI, it was in the best interest of the republican party so they did nothing, even though they had an alleged predator in their midst! 

Now let's compare the scenario from the other side.  

While Milwaukee County Executive, Scott Walker and his county staff, freely shared names and details of a developmentally disabled sexual assault victim with his campaign staff.  

While Scott Walker was Milwaukee County executive, his staff freely shared the name of a sexual assault victim and details about her case with political operatives, recently released emails show.

The revelation comes as the governor has authorized a probe to determine whether a state disability rights organization violated patient confidentiality rules in its report on four deaths at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex.

Kelly Rindfleisch, Walker's deputy chief of staff at the county, sent copies of an Aug. 19, 2010, email to Walker and his chief political consultants, RJ Johnson and Keith Gilke.

The email included the name of a developmentally disabled woman who became pregnant after having sex with another patient at the complex. She included a second email from a lawyer representing the county marked: "Confidential Attorney Client Information."

The gubernatorial election was less than three months away, and the problems at the complex were proving problematic to Walker's candidacy.

When JSonline asked for specifics of the case, they were shut down(emphasis mine):
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had written an email the day before to administrators at the Behavioral Health Division and to Mark Cameli, a private lawyer hired to defend the county. The email sought comment for a story about the case, noting that the woman would not be named.

The man who had sex with her had been charged with sexual assault, and the woman's guardians had told the Journal Sentinel that they had not been informed of the pregnancy for weeks after it was confirmed. The guardians complained of other errors with the woman's case, including that she continued taking heavily sedating psychotropic drugs found to be harmful to developing fetuses.

Cameli wrote a draft of a reply to the reporters' request and sent a copy to John Chianeli, then the director of the Behavioral Health Division, and Geri Lyday and Joan Hansen, county administrators, for their input. In the draft, Cameli explained to the reporters that the county could not reply to specifics of the case.

"They and I are bound by laws and regulations governing, among other things, the confidentiality of certain information," Cameli said. "What should we do? Should we disregard the rights of patients? The legal and ethical obligations imposed upon us?"

Then something interesting happened(emphasis mine):


Lyday then sent Cameli's reply to Rindfleisch, who forwarded it to her personal email account. From there, Rindfleisch sent the email — including the patient's name — to Walker and his political advisers to see if the lawyer's reply met with their approval.

"I wanted you to give it the OK to sign off on it," Rindfleisch wrote to Walker and his campaign advisers.

The next day, Cameli sent his response to the Journal Sentinel.

"Please — please consult with someone familiar with the laws and regulations governing the disclosure of the information you seek," Cameli wrote then.
 Does anyone read the employee handbook anymore?  I guess ethics and morals get thrown out the window when there is an election to win.  


 

We know the priorities of Scott Walker and his party.

 Win the election at all costs! 



Judi! Judi! Judi!

As the gentle reader is surely aware, State Senator Mike Ellis  has chosen not to run for reelection after all.  Of course, Ellis was prompted to come to this conclusion after he was caught on video generally making a fool of himself.

There is little doubt that someone had ordered the video to be taken of Ellis to take him out of politics, although the who and why behind the move is up for speculation. Some have said it was Scott Jensen because Ellis was against the expansion of school privatization.  Some have thought the order came from Reince Priebus, who is the head of the national GOP but is still very much involved in Wisconsin politics, because Ellis wasn't enough of a team player and to help take some attention off of Bill Kramer's sexual assault charges and how the entire WISGOP knew about it but elected him as a party leader anyway.

Regardless of who ordered the attack on Ellis or why they did so, the one thing for sure is that they got way more than they bargained for.

One of the many cringe-worthy moments from the video included this line from Ellis:
“I am putting together my own super PAC,” Ellis says in the video. “I don’t want to attack (Bernard Schaber), I want Judi (Rhodes Engels), somebody else to attack.” Rhodes Engels is a fundraiser for Senate Republicans.
Not only did Ellis talk about doing something illegal, which is the essence of the Sons of Doe investigation, but he dared to name one the Republicans' most valued operatives, Judith Rhodes Engels.

Now, if that name sounds familiar to you, there is a good reason for it.

Rhodes Engels was tied up in the original caucus scandal (scroll down to page 16) from a dozen years ago.  It was during the scandal that Rhodes Engels shown herself to be worth much more than the $6,300 in legal defense.  During the caucus scandal hearings, Rhodes Engels showed that she not only knew her job, but knew to keep her mouth shut.

Thus it's no surprise that Rhodes Engels worked her way up through the ranks and became rather conspicuous even as she tried to keep a low profile.  Over the last couple of years, we've learned that Rhodes Engels is a valuable asset to the Republican Party.  Among her accomplishments:
In fact, Rhodes Engels got so big in the party that she had to form her own consulting agency - Cross Rhodes - so that she could do all the various and sordid activities that WISGOP and Party members would have her do.  Just a scratch at the surface of her agency shows that's already very lucrative - and that does not count all the dark money that is flowing through there.

The fact that Ellis mentioned her in connection to creating a Super PAC to take out his opponent is very damaging to Rhodes Engels and to the Republican Party as a whole.  So much so that Rhodes Engels, who does her best work behind closed doors and behind the scenes, had to come out into the daylight and speak to the media:
Rhodes said in a statement that “I have never set up any ‘Super PAC’ nor have I had any intention of doing so nor have I ever had any conversation with Senator Ellis about it.

“I will not work for any committee that would imply that I would improperly do so. I have terminated my contract with the Ellis to Madison Committee.”

She resigned Wednesday.
The problem with her denial is that it was scripted and premeditated, whereas Ellis comments were natural and spontaneous. Ellis did not spitball things nor did he stutter..  Ellis' commentary was all natural which would make one inclined to believe what he was saying about Rhodes Engels was not only true but was also common knowledge.

In their zeal to take out Ellis, whoever was behind ordering the video to be taken and released might have blown up their own party by handing themselves over to John Doe and his Sons.

Which goes to show that even the most cantankerous, angry, misogynistic Teapublican can still do good - even if it's by accident.

Breaking News In Juneau

By Jeff Simpson

Senator Scott Fitzgerald, one of the original thugs in the ACT10 fiasco, has answered the question that no one in Wisconsin was asking.  

Scott Fitzgerald will NOT be running for the open seat in the 6th Congressional District of WI!

MADISON, Wis. —Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for the congressional seat vacated by longtime Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri.

Fitzgerald released a statement Monday saying he won't rule out a run for higher office in the future. But he said he plans to return next session as majority leader.
I am thinking that Fitz the Elder has gotten too much pressure from the old ball and chain to put himself through a national run!   Although with the way Fitz likes to hoard as many taxpayer dollars as he can, you would think the $174,000/yr would appeal to him.  Although it might mean he would actually have to work for his money.       




Monday, April 14, 2014

The Cheese Stands Alone!

Jeff Simpson has already alerted you to just how batshit crazy the Teapublicans are getting to be with their talks of secession, but this cartoon from Stuart Carlson is just too good to pass up:


The Captured Kramer Is Captionable








PS: Republican leader Bill Kramer pleaded not guilty and let it be known that he will be attacking the victims again.  


"At his arraignment, he's going to enter pleas of not guilty to the charges that have been leveled against him, and the defense certainly is going to scrutinize the claims and the conduct of the witnesses," Borda said. Borda added that he trusts the judge not to let the case "become a circus- or carnival-like atmosphere."

A preliminary hearing is set for May 15.

The Crazy Is Concentrated!


 

By Jeff Simpson

H/T Dan Bice for today's entrance into right wing crazy world!


To secede or not to secede.
That will be the question for Wisconsin Republicans at next month's convention.
Earlier this month, the party's Resolutions Committee voted in favor of a proposal that says the state party "supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin's right, under extreme circumstances, to secede."
A version of the so-called "state sovereignty" resolution was first OK'd last month by one of the state GOP's eight regional caucuses as an assertion of the state's 10th Amendment rights. The measure also calls for ending all mandates that go "beyond the scope of the constitutionally delegated powers of the federal government."
Top Republican officials hoped to kill the fringe proposal during a meeting of the resolutions panel at the Hyatt Hotel in Milwaukee on April 5. Instead, the committee made a few edits to the resolution and adopted it on a split vote.
Now, the matter will go for final approval to the delegates attending the state Republican Party's convention in Milwaukee on May 2-4.

From Facebook(in regards to this):





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The Wisconsin TEA Party is making big strides within the Republican Party of WI. Keep it up, Patriots!

While the Wisconsin "tea party" celebrates, Scott Walker runs from them:

Gov. Scott Walker, the leader of the state party, distanced himself from the resolution last week.
"I don't think that one aligns with where most Republican officials are in the state of Wisconsin — certainly not with me," Walker said at a press event on Friday.

Then Walker, not surprisingly sticks in one last dig -

 The governor said Republicans and Democrats have both had their share of unconventional resolutions over the years.

Between this and the recent intra party attacks on the few remaining reasonable moderates left in the republican party, the Bradely gopher boys are out in force trying to minimize the incredible damage they have done.


 





So here is my question to our loyal readers:

Tell me who in the Dem party is NOT a moderate and WHY.  Tell me where in the Dem party a resolution has been voted on that compares to states secession.  

I have brought this up before, pointing out the damage that the false equivalency does to our state.

If you truly think there is  equivalency, I want to see some examples*!

*Examples have to be within the last four years.   

   





Walker: Torn Between Two Lieutenant Governors

On Tuesday, Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are expected to announce their official campaign for reelection. You know, the one that they've been running for two years now.  Except now it's official.

One can expect the usual lies and fabrications that they have done such a great job creating jobs, cutting taxes, protecting the environment and bringing all sorts of freedoms to the people.  It'll be enough to gag a maggot.

But one of the biggest lies that they will tell that day is one that will be unspoken.

Walker and Kleefisch are going to be up on the stage acting like they are part of one big happy team.  This, of course, couldn't be any farther from the truth.

And I'm not referring to the purge/exodus that is happening in the Republican Party right now.

I'm talking about Scooter and Becky.

If the gentle reader would remember, two years ago, when Kelly Rindfleisch was supposedly "working" as a Milwaukee County employee, namely as Walker's Deputy Chief of Staff.  Even though she was supposed to be a county employee, by Rindfleisch's own words, we learned that she had spent "half her time" working on the campaign for Brett Davis, who was running as lieutenant governor.

As Rindfleisch went through her trial, we learned that not only was she working for Davis, but so were a lot of other people.  So much so that it quickly became apparent that Davis was Walker's preference in being his lieutenant governor.  I wondered at the time, and have done so several times since, how did this make Kleefisch feel, knowing she was second fiddle:
The other thing that I question is, if Davis was indeed the first choice for Lt. Gov by Walker and WISGOP, I wonder how Walker's relationship with Rebecca Kleefisch really is. Is she aware that Walker apparently had his people working for Davis? If so, does she trust Walker? 
What is her relationship with the party like?

Kleefisch sure hasn't done much publicly, either as Lt. Governor or as a politician.. To me, this could indicate a possible trust issue going in either direction, or even both directions, between her and Walker and her and the WISGOP machinery.
It seemed like Kleefisch's feelings regarding this was a moot point.  At least until last month.

Obviously, Kleefisch won the primary and went on to be Walker's Lieutenant Governor.  Walker gave Davis the consolation prize of being appointed as the state's medicaid director.

But then things changed

In March, the emails and documents that were the basis for the charges filed against Rindfleisch were released to the public. These emails revealed that Davis was not only Walker's lieutenant governor of choice, but Walker's and Davis' people didn't care for Kleefisch at all, and would often complain about her and ridicule her.

Within three weeks of this new coming out, Davis suddenly resigned his cushy director's position for a mystery job in the private sector.

I've seen some people speculate that Davis' sudden departure was due to the Walkergate investigations.  That theory, however, doesn't make sense since Davis was in the position for three years before leaving.  If the investigation was the reason, he would have left years ago.

The timing of it would make it seem that Davis was forced out by Kleefisch, who was no longer able to deny that she wasn't Walker's - or the Party's - first choice.

The fact that Walker is well known to be all about image and not substance, it would make sense that he would sacrifice Davis in order to keep up the appearance of he and Kleefisch being part of one big, happy family.

Oh, but how he must pine for what might have been though...

And don't worry about Davis. He landed well as one might have expected.

It was just announced last week that Davis is now the Vice-President of Provider Relations for WPS, a health care giant that has many lucrative contracts with the state, not only as a health care carrier but also as a third party payer for Medicaid-related services.  (Gee, do you think Davis had a hand in that contract?)

It's nice to see Walker take care of both the lieutenant governor he has and the lieutenant governor he really wanted.

PolitiFlunked


 

By Jeff Simpson

Recently, Politifact checked out a statement that Mary Burke made, well kind of anyway, and called it "false"

The Statement:

Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."

Their Rating:


Our rating
Burke said that Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "just one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."
But while Walker reversed an attempt to toughen up Wisconsin law, its protections against gender discrimination in workplace pay date back decades. The governor’s 2012 action left those in place, albeit without tougher penalties for employers.
We rate Burke’s claim False.

The problem is, in doing their research, the JSonline Politifact, should have checked with Karen Herzog of JSonline:

 Wisconsin is one of five states that have no equal-pay laws on the books. The other states are Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah.

Two major errors in two weeks, Politifact, you are going to have to do better than that!




 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dutiful Sheepizen

This is just too funny not too share:


Click on image to embiggen
"Chris Abele's staff said I should write to you. I do what I'm told and you should too!"

The sad part is that is how they really think.

Workers Memorial Day Event

From the inbox:



The Walker Agenda Is Still Working! Part CCXX

Just days before announcing his reelection bid, we have yet another example of just how well Scott Walker's agenda is working with the loss of another 54 jobs:
Thermo Fisher Scientific is permanently closing its Brown Deer facility, affecting 54 employees.

The company said the facility, at 9099 N. Deerbrook Trail, will close by Dec. 31, 2015, and employees will be terminated over the course of the next 18 months, with the first set of terminations occurring by Dec. 31, 2014.

The company said some of the employees will be offered the opportunity to transfer to other facilities prior to the Brown Deer facility's closing.

Thermo Fisher Scientific representatives could not be reached for comment.
But remember, Walker and his apologists keep telling us how business friendly Walker has made the state!

Another One Cashes Out!



By Jeff Simpson

Career Government worker, and current previous republican assembly representative Chad Weininger is leaving the Assembly, he just is not going to resign

Weininger is leaving the Assembly to become director of administration for Brown County, the top appointed post in the county’s government. He said the county post enables him to be closer to his growing family; Weininger and his wife, Heather, have two pre-school aged daughters.
 
County Executive Troy Streckenbach nominated Weininger in March; the County Board approved the nomination March 19. The previous administration director, Brent Miller, now heads the county’s human resources department.

Weininger will be paid $98,125 in his new position. Miller received the same salary.

Because he didn’t resign from the Assembly, Weininger still is eligible for state benefits until his successor takes office in January. He said he will discontinue those benefits once he obtains coverage from Brown County.
 Once again we have a republican "small government" representative who uses his position and power and contacts to cash in on government.    Double Dipper Weininger will also keep his Wisconsin taxpayer funded benefits and salary, despite the fact that he will no longer be working. 


Weininger is a former Soap Box Derby champion, I guess that qualifies him for $100/yr taxpayer funded non accountable position!

More on Weininger's "qualifications" here.  And here.

That brings to 20 the amount of incumbents(who gerrymandered their districts to stay safe) who are resigning and cashing out on the backs of taxpayers.  

The rats are always the first to leave the ship!  Could be they know how the sausage is made and do not want to be around when the house of cards comes tumbling down? 

 



Paul Ryan's Mission Statement

From the talented Stuart Carlson:


AFSCME Serves Crow To Abele At Dem Dinner

Saturday night was the annual Democrats' Founders Day Dinner.  I did not attend it this year, but it sounds like it was interesting.

Despite the claims by Mike Tate, Chair of the DPW, that he is a supporter of public sector workers, he had the union-busting wannabe Emperor Chris Abele as one of the speakers at the dinner.

At first I was a bit surprised and rather disappointed by this news.  After all, not only is Abele a horrible public speaker (he sounds like a sheep with indigestion) but he's as much a Democrat as David Clarke.  After all, Abele has:

Like I said, at first I was surprised.  But then I figured that Abele just tossed Tate a check for the opportunity to bleat at the audience so Tate just threw his party's base and his own party members under the bus.

Showing his disdain for his "fellow" Democrats and for visiting Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Abele showed up in soiled jeans and a rumpled shirt.  When he went on stage to bleat how wonderful he thought he was, the Emperor was caught up short.

AFSCME was in the house and representing!

The union had signs at the ready and this was the sight to see:



Some of the signs that were being held up during Abele's bleating:




It was reported that Abele rushed through his speech and hastily left the podium to only a smattering of applause.

It's not surprising that Abele was caught off guard.  He has surrounded himself with only yes men and people that are enamored with the vast wealth he got from his father.  Because of this, Abele actually thinks he is well-liked.  

A good healthy meal of crow would do him good.

Friday, April 11, 2014

James Wigderson - Ladies Man

By Jeff Simpson

While the main stream media begrudgingly covers the Wild Bill Kramer saga, we at CogDis have covered his despicable actions extensively.   Heck our friends all over the blogosphere have also covered it very well

A quick rundown, Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) was recently elected by the republicans to be their leader.  Despite very strong objections from one of their members, who pointed out that he had a serious habit of acting inappropriately in public.  Despite the republicans in the assembly being fully aware of his behavior, Bill Kramer was overwhelmingly elected to be their leader.  Recently the Assembly fleebaggers fled to Washington DC to attend a $50,000/plate fundraiser in their honor.

There must have been an open bar, because Wild Bill got drunk and groped on a lobbyist. Tip one;  Lobbyists can screw the people of WI unwillingly but that is as far as it goes.  Kramer, being from Waukesha felt a true sense of entitlement and persistence after being turned down the night before.  Kramer then proceeded to "allegedly" prey on a woman on the plane ride home. 

The feces hit the fan after this, as there were many witnesses, and when another woman found out what he did, she also filed charges.   That is where this story took an interesting turn for the worse when we found out that the woman who Kramer "allegedly" assaulted three years ago told US Senator Ron Johnson, who could have stopped this sexual predator in his tracks, but decided that the good of the republican party trumped the safety of women in his party.  

I thought I had seen every angle there was to cover on this story so far, then I read Wiggy!  Remember,  Minor league blogger from Waukesha James Wigderson, was the one who vehemently endorsed the predator to be the leader of the Assembly republicans:

Kramer’s style may not endear him to Madison liberals; it does represent the conservative nature of Waukesha County. As majority leader, Kramer can lend some much-needed spine to Republican leadership who are hoping to coast through the next elections without offending anyone.

Just when you think he could not be anymore ignorant and disgusting, comes this!  

Which party is waging the supposed “war on women?” Because women voters might want to remember which party is willing to let a possible rape victim be victimized again to score political points.
Is it any wonder the alleged victim did not want to step forward before now? The Democrats’ actions will certainly discourage women in the future from complaining about predatory behavior by members of the Legislature.
Fortunately, more reasonable minds in the Assembly Republican leadership are prevailing – for now.
Jimmy Wigderson is saying that while Kramer is "allegedly" a sexual predator, AND the republicans know about it and elected him their leader AND Repubican Senator Ron Johnson knew about the attacks of a woman three years ago and did nothing, AND while Kramer is supposedly in "rehab", he is still collecting a full paycheck and sweet benefits all provided by the wonderful taxpayers of WI.  

Despite all of that, the true people preying on women are the Democrats because they want to expell Bill Kramer.  

Fortunately more reaosnable minds have prevailed and keeping Bill Kramer on the taxpayer dole, is the way to go(but only if you truly care about women)!

Ladies and Gentlemen, your republican party.  



(image borrowed from Wiggie's public blog).



Time To Draw The Line On Lobbyists!



By Jeff Simpson

Jack Craver wrote a story recently about how the lobbyist's in Madison do not even waste their time talking to or trying to lobby democrats anymore.


“I will see every lobbyist who asks to see me unless I have a scheduling conflict because I know they have a job to do and I can get important information,” says state Rep. Terese Berceau, D-Madison.

For Berceau, the problem is that lobbyists have no interest in speaking to her anymore. Their avoidance of her and other Democrats reflects the perception that Republicans will be running the show in Wisconsin for many years to come. Unlike in past years, when the balance of power in the Capitol was more delicate, lobbyists no longer see an incentive to cultivate relationships in both parties.

“There’s been a notable change this year,” Berceau says. “I have always been visited by lobbyists, even when we’re in the minority. They’re not even bothering now.”

 

I guess when Democratic elected reps are lamenting that lobbyists will not talk to them, we no longer have to ask ourselves why the Democratic base does not come out and vote.   That being said, this story clears some things up about the Mary Burke campaign.  

Lobbyists have no reason to talk to Democrats anymore because they have no power and the Democratic candidate for Governor's campaign is being run a by a lobbyist.  That explains why her speeches appeal more to the republican base than the Democratic base

It also explains why,  when we need to get the base out to the polls and people do not know who Mary Burke is, she spends her valuable time meeting with Kurt Bauer of all people.

If you want to continue your successful and lucrative lobbying business, you need to make sure NOT to ruffle feathers.   It is well documented, with the pettiness of the Wisconsin republicans and Scott Walker, that they will punish you if you do not tow the ALEC line

Just ask Mike Ellis!

 



Solutions?  Simple!  Rid your campaign of lobbyist's, and start addressing the real issues in WI.   Charles Blow writing in the NY Times addressed it perfectly


We should be in a rage over the widespread attempts to disenfranchise voters, from the gutting of the Voting Rights Act to the rise of the Voter ID movement — a near-naked attempt by conservatives to diminish the number of Democratic voters.

We should be in a rage over Republican efforts, particularly on the state level, to drag the range of women’s reproductive options back to the 1960s.

We should be in a rage over the extraordinary pressures facing ordinary families. According to The New York Times’ Economix blog, college costs have risen over 500 percent since 1985, medical and gas costs more than 300 percent. And, the Pew Research Center reported Tuesday that “in inflation-adjusted dollars, average weekly child care expenses for families with working mothers who paid for child care” rose 70 percent from 1985 to 2011.

And yet, a report last week from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that “some 69 percent of the cuts in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s new budget would come from programs that serve people of limited means.”

We should be in a rage over the fact that people in this country can work a full-time job and not earn a living wage. We should be in a rage that this country’s infrastructure is literally crumbling beneath us. The “2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure,” produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers, gave our infrastructure an overall grade of D+ and estimated that $3.6 trillion would be needed by 2020 to fix it. 

We should be in a rage that we are spiraling toward cataclysmic, irreversible climate change with little interest or effort in averting it, with little coverage and less than accurate coverage.
But where rage should be, there is too often a whimper
Blow also summed it up perfectly:

When will we demand the country we deserve: reflective of its people, protective of its people, simply of its people? When will the young and the poor and the aggrieved and the forsaken walk abreast to the polls and then to the public squares?
If we don’t like the government we have, we can change it. If we don’t like the path we’re on, we can alter it.

It is NOT too late to alter the path we are on.  Yesterday in Wisconsin, we lost over 1000 well paying jobs throughout the state.  It's NOT working and never has.

I am here to Beg Mary Burke to get serious about running a real campaign.  One that can actually beat Scott Walker.  One that a majority of Democrats and independents are asking and hoping for.  

Let's connect with the people of WI and not WMC.   Let's explain why Walker has been such a failure, in terms of our ideas not their failures.  Let's fire up the base, let there be no doubt or blurred lines on your support for labor, public education and the middle class.

Right now Ms. Burke, you have an army of Wisconsinites ready and willing to follow a leader to victory in November.  You signed up for the position, now prove to us you are that leader!

 

The future of our state depends on it!