Posts for April, 2011
Finally! The truth surfaces!
Think the media will cover this? (Maybe after the election...)
There just might be a glimmer of hope that this ad might get through to some of the bobble-headed union-istas who seem to be following the liberal plan for destroying Governor Walker without question. By aiding and abetting the Joanne Kloppenburg campaign, all many liberals are looking for is a vote on the Supreme Court from a judge that will make up the laws as she sees fit. That is WRONG! And hopefully others who saw the reprehensible pro-Kloppenburg ad this response is addressing, will realize how dishonest it truly is.
Lest we forget, Governor Walker was elected by the majority of Wisconsin voters a few months ago. Many Republican lawmakers were voted in, becoming the majority in the state assembly and senate, while the Dems were sent packing in November.
Yet, who doesn't want to allow the will of the people to be heard? The losers. Those now in the minority. The liberal game plan of obstructing, creating chaos, and spin is in full-play right now. We've witnessed it full-throttle in Madison. And now it is being used to distort a campaign for the oh-so-important Wisconsin Supreme Court justice race.
We must not allow the white noise to confuse people into doing what is right. We must elect a REAL judge - a judge with experience - a judge who will apply the laws - as Prosser has and will continue to do. He will NOT create and manipulate them to make a certain political party happy as Kloppenburg surely would.
The Democrats will stop at nothing - as evidence in the earlier disgusting Kloppenburg ad that this YouTube video addresses.
Re-elect Supreme Court Justice David Prosser on Tuesday, April 5th. If Prosser loses, nothing Walker proposes will be allowed to go through. The liberal activist judges will see to that. And last November will mean nothing.
ELECT PROSSER ON APRIL 5th!!!! GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!
The following list appeared on Charlie Sykes (conservative talk radio host, WTMJ - 620 AM) blog site. It is so timely and accurate, with the recent chaotic shenanigans taking place in Madison, the short-lived Kloppenburg "victory" for the State Supreme Court, and the Union-ista's and other lefties simply besides themselves with Governor Walker in office.
I received Mr. Sykes permission to re-print his write-up, and he was also kind enough to offer up congratulations to yours truly on winning a seat on the Merton School Board in the recent elections. Thanks, Charlie!
Here goes. Enjoy!
With apologies to Saul Alinsky, the author of the original ":Rules for Radicals.": Here is an updated list specifically for Wisconsin:
RULES FOR WISCONSIN RADICALS:
Never acknowledge conservative victories as legitimate.
Never concede defeat in legislative votes. There is always a cloud.
Rely on Dane County judges whenever possible.
Elections only matter if liberals win.
Shut down schools, bring legislative process to a halt, tie up the courts, extort businesses, try to overturn elections … and then say “this is what democracy looks like.”
Private businesses, families, personal lives are all fair game. Get the Mainstream media to say that “both sides’ are equally guilty.
Create appearance of scandal and misconduct wherever and whenever possible.
Chant “shame, shame, shame,” a lot.
Break laws, ignore rules, commit fraud, flee the state, change standards at will – but hold conservatives to a standard of absolute compliance. (For example, using the open meetings law to tie up the union bill.)
If we can’t defeat conservatives at the ballot box, we can discredit them and demoralize them. If we get inside their heads, we win.
Encourage conspiracy theories. Use the phrase “Koch Brothers,” as often as possible.
Create chaos whenever possible.
Demand investigations, even if there is nothing to investigate. It adds to appearance of chaos and misconduct. Media will always bite.
Bully, intimidate, and threaten, unleash union thugs… but repeatedly accuse Scott Walker and the GOP of being bullies.
Hold many rallies.
Remember: there is no voter fraud, except when the charge works for our benefit.
Invoke ‘civility,’ when it is in our interest (to get conservatives to shut up), but otherwise feel free to use the vilest language possible.
It doesn’t matter if an accusation against a conservative is true or false; the only question is: can we use it to win (or discredit and demoralize conservatives).
Don't respond to talk radio or other conservative media: discredit them. Remember they are never to be considered a legitimate alternative viewpoint: they are liars." (Politifact will be helpful.)
Rely on the conservative base to hold their own to a higher standard than we do. We don’t care about the private lives of Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, or Chris Abele, but they will turn on their own in cases where we would just look the other way. (The MSM accepts and embraces the double standard so use it.)
Accuse conservatives of hypocrisy a lot. Obviously we are immune to the charge, since we don’t have any standards… except getting our way.
Use every controversy to stoke leftist anger and paranoia and raise money.
Never, ever stop.
We all know how Democratic candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Joanne Kloppenburg, was quick to claim victory (with a whopping 204 vote margin (less than .004% out of 1,479,976 votes cast!)) shortly after the elections on Tuesday, April 5th. Before anything was official. Before the canvasses and certification....
For those who may have forgotten:
Enter the City of Brookfield. Waukesha County Clerk, Kathy Nickolaus, neglected to press the correct computer button to ensure that the votes from that specific area were given to the Associated Press. Yes, you heard that right. The Associated Press wasn't given the numbers! The votes from Brookfield were never "found," they were just never sent to the AP. They were counted. The information was there. And the mistake was found during the canvassing - which is the point of the canvass to begin with. Many on the left have been been clamoring for Nickolaus to step down and resign her duties, due to this mistake. (Funny how the Dems in Madison didn't call for a known multiple drunk driver, Representative Jeff Wood, to lose his job over his multiple CRIMES! In fact, when they needed his vote during a lame-duck session, they busted him out of jail and drove him to Madison. What hypocrites!)
Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is now ahead by over 7,000 votes. The official canvassing is supposedly going to end tomorrow (Friday, April 15th). The canvass just means the votes - which have already been cast (again, not "found") are being tallied and compared to all the recorded information to make sure all the counts add up. Milwaukee has yet to finish, but most other counties are all done.
There is no way - in all honesty - that Joanne Kloppenburg will catch up to Prosser and win.
With this in mind, will she (or the Democratic machine that is behind her, pulling the strings) admit defeat? Or will she demand a recount?
Only time will tell. However, the eventual reality is that Kloppenburg has lost. Prosser has won. And Joanne Kloppenburg sure could learn a thing or two from Prosser. At least he hasn't declared victory. The man has class.
If Kloppenburg DOES have any sense of class or decorum, she'll admit defeat. Unlike her premature victory speech, she's had a lot of time to work on a concession speech! It should be a good one.
With over a 7,000-plus margin of votes to overcome, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Joanne Kloppenburg has asked for a statewide recount of all 1,400,000 votes cast in the recent race for that position.
Is anyone surprised?
This request comes from a woman who, with only a 200-plus vote lead on election night, was quick to declare herself the winner. Kloppenburg even went so far as to go on television with an ill-advised and foolish victory speech. But, of course, no shame or embarrassment involved with that move.
So now, instead of using common sense and admitting the inevitable: defeat - Kloppenburg is cloppin' on. No concession speech for now. The recount will prove to be an exercise in futility.
Of course, the chaos and confusion spin has begun. Kloppenburg, during her press conference regarding her recount decision, talked about all the" irregularities" in this election. (What "irregularities" is she referencing? The illegal voters being bussed up from Illinois? College students being told by their professors to go out and vote - even if they weren't Wisconsin residents?) Kloppenburg also wants the Government Accountability Board to have a special investigator check into what occurred in Brookfield. Although we already KNOW what happened, Kloppenburg and her campaign seem intent on establishing that some sort of nefarious activity took place in Brookfield (maybe George Bush and Dick Cheney stuffed the ballot boxes...).
We all know that Kloppenburg doesn't have a chance of overtaking Prosser - by any legitimate means. However, that is not the point here. What Kloppenburg and her leftie supporters are trying to do is question the legitimacy of Prosser's victory. It's as simple as that. And the longer they can drag this out, the better. They want to confuse and distort the election results. This all ties in to keeping the momentum going for the liberals and unionistas intent on recalling several Republican elected officials.
The fact of the matter is that in 24 statewide recounts that have taken place in the past decades throughout the nation, the most that any result changed was by approximately 1,000 votes. That's it.
Kloppenburg's decision to not bow out gracefully, but dig in and waste time and money shouldn't be a shock to anyone. The woman has shown no class or sense of right or wrong since the campaign began.
And we - the Wisconsin taxpayers - will foot the bill.
At least we can be comforted by one thought -
Supreme Court Justice David Prosser WON!!!
Remember a few short years ago, when gas prices hit a high of $3.50 per gallon? The public was outraged, and the outrage was fueled by the media. The press, blogosphere, and Democrats were quick to point the finger of blame at - you guessed it - President Bush. The rise in gas prices was his fault! Bush and his oil buddies wanted to get rich! scam the public! Here is just a small sampling of some of the unbiased reporting:
From Politcususa, April 26, 2008:
“This week, the price of oil and gasoline both hit new record highs – almost $120 for a barrel of oil and more than $3.50 a gallon for gas. These out-of-control prices mean that hundreds of thousands of Americans are driving to work and spending too much of their day just earning back the cost of their commute. The American people deserve to know why this happened,” Lautenberg said.
He blamed the Bush/Cheney energy policy, “When President Bush took office, gas prices were less than half of what they are today – and oil was less than one-third. Then, seven years ago, President Bush and Vice President Cheney secretly invited executives from the big oil and big energy companies to the White House to write our national energy policy. When we finally uncovered the truth, we discovered – to no surprise – that Big Oil helped write a law that guaranteed them billions and billions of dollars in tax giveaways while they set in motion disastrous economic and environmental policies that have served no one but themselves.”
And from a Gallup Poll during the Bush presidency:
The Bush administration and Congress have taken action on energy in recent years, but those steps were largely targeted toward energy usage in the future and did little to address the more immediate concern of high gas prices. Bush himself has said there is no "magic wand" he can wave to cut gas prices. Though Americans may be more aware of the complex reasons for high gas prices, they still hold their elected officials accountable. That may be why the already low approval ratings of Bush and Congress have eroded further in recent months.
From Bloomberg, May 17, 2004:
Americans are paying 30 percent more for regular gasoline than a year ago, an average of a $1.94 a gallon, and a poll by American Research Group May 3-6 showed voters becoming concerned. Oil futures have averaged $28.62 a barrel since Bush took office, 42 percent higher than the average during Clinton's two terms. Oil reached a record $41.38 a barrel on Friday.
..."``With gas prices expected to go over $2 a gallon next month, the White House needs to do more than just pay lip service to a problem that is threatening to exacerbate the weak economy,'' Kerry campaign spokesman Phil Singer said.
From NPR, April 2008:
Here's Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Senator HARRY REID (Democrat, Nevada; Senate Majority Leader): Whether we want it or not, there's going to have to be a discussion as to fuel prices, what's going on. That's the number one issue facing America today. It's more important now than the housing market.
WELNA: And here's Reid's Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell.
Senator MITCH McCONNELL (Republican, Kentucky): The number one issue for Americans right now and their greatest concern is the price of gas at the pump.
WELNA: And here's President Bush at a Rose Garden news conference this morning.
President GEORGE W. BUSH: Americans are concerned about energy prices. And I can understand why.
WELNA: The solution Mr. Bush argued was to do what Congress has refused to do throughout his presidency - approve opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR, to oil drilling. Doing so, he promised, would allow the U.S. to produce another million barrels of oil a day.
Pres. BUSH: There would be about a 20 percent increase of all crude oil production of the U.S. levels, and it would likely mean lower gas prices, and yet such efforts to explore ANWR have been consistently blocked.
WELNA: Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski picked up the argument in the Senate chamber.
Senator LISA MURKOWSKI (Republican, Alaska): I will be the first one to admit to you that opening ANWR tomorrow will not produce more oil tomorrow. We recognize that, but we do believe that it will dampen the price speculation that is helping to fuel higher prices.
WELNA: President Bush's other proposal to force down gas prices was to build more refineries.
Pres. BUSH: It's been more than 30 years since America built its last new refinery. Yet in this area, too, Congress has repeatedly blocked efforts to expand capacity and build more refineries.
WELNA: The Senate's number two Democrat, Dick Durbin, agreed the problem is with the refineries, but not that there aren't enough of them.
Senator DICK DURBIN (Democrat, Illinois): Today, the refineries in America are operating at 85 percent capacity. Don't buy this agreement that it's about refineries. They have more capacity that they're holding back, so that they can keep their product dear and limited and short, and so that the consumers will ultimately pay more.
WELNA: Democrats are divided over waiving the federal gas tax this summer. Presidential contender Barack Obama says it won't make much difference, while Hillary Clinton - like Republican John McCain - supports the idea. One of Clinton's strongest supporters is New York Senator Chuck Schumer.
Senator CHUCK SCHUMER (Democrat, New York): We believe that there ought to be a gas tax holiday, but Big Oil ought to pay for it. Take some of the money out of the royalties, take some of the money out of the windfall profits, and reduce that gas tax. It's that simple.
WELNA: But it's not that simple for Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn.
Senator JOHN CORNYN (Republican, Texas): It may be fashionable to beat up on Big Oil and say, let's tax the oil companies because they're making too much money. But you know what, if we raise taxes on the oil companies, we all end up paying an increased price of gasoline at the pump.
WELNA: But there was almost no talk today about conservation. Here's as close as President Bush came to the subject.
Pres. BUSH: But the market is going to, you know, do as much for encouraging conservation as anything else is now. And so, I firmly believe that, you know, if there's a magic wand to wave, I'd be waving it, of course.
OH MY GOODNESS. And just HOW is the press holding Obama accountable? Or blaming The One for ANY increase of prices at the gas pump? Well, they aren't. And Barry O. isn't admitting any role in the increased gas costs, of course.
From the Washington Examiner, April 22, 2011:
In 2007, when the average national price ranged from $2.17 to $3.22, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., demanded that the Federal Trade Commission investigate Big Oil for "price manipulation." In 2008, presidential candidate Obama urged the Justice Department "to open an investigation into whether energy traders have been engaged in illegal activities that have helped drive up the price of oil and food.
Now, with President Barack Obama in charge, the price of gas is higher than ever, with no end in sight. Just what is the Commander-In-Chief doing? Is HE taking the blame? No, of course not. He is doing what he does best, pointing the finger of blame elsewhere. And the press allows him to do so.
From the Chicago Sun Times, April 21, 2011:
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the Justice Department is assembling a team to “root out any cases of fraud or manipulation” in oil markets that might be forcing up gasoline prices in the United States.The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.84 on Thursday, about 30 cents higher than a month ago and almost a dollar higher than a year ago. Obama, decrying such levels as yet another hardship “at a time when things were already pretty tough,” said Attorney General Eric Holder was forming the Financial Fraud Enforcement Working Group.
Fraud or manipulation? Are you kidding me? What about the anti-oil drilling policies of the Obama Administration? Or Obama's completely idiotic energy policies?
And of course we get this little blurb, taking blame away from The One for the rising gas prices (was anything like this EVER written in regards to George W. Bush?):
"There’s not much Obama can do to affect the price of gasoline in short term, something he acknowledged in his remarks. Gas prices have risen steadily as a result of tensions in the Middle East and northern Africa and rising demand from China and other emerging economies."
So, there isn't much a president can do to affect the price of gasoline? Did I read that correctly? Then why the huge outcry when gas prices were around $3-plus a gallon when Bush was in the White House? How soon we forget.
Unfortunately for the America people, we are saddled for another year-plus with a President who is quite content to allow gas prices to skyrocket, and a media who is just as happy to ignore any blame or question the policies of the Obama Administration that does nothing to allow our country to become less dependent upon other countries for an oil source. (Why, it's probably still Bush and Cheney's fault!) as well as the American people who love to drive cars rather than jump on the mass transit bandwagon!
Aside from a dislike of oil, oil companies, the auto industry, and saving the American taxpayer any money in the process, what IS President Obama's energy policy? Continue to let oil prices rise? Have gas reach $7 or $8 a gallon? (Obama's own Energy Secretary Steven Chu suggested months ago that higher gas prices are a good thing.) Continue to ignore the unrest in the Middle East? Hope people drive less? Let more people lose their jobs - especially those thousands upon thousand who work in the oil and auto industries that Obama and the left so despise?
Just a few years ago, the blame for rising gas costs was aimed directly at President Bush. In just a few short years, the press comes to the conclusion that "there isn't much a president can do to affect the price of gasoline."
If this is indeed true, the media owes President Bush one big apology. If this is not the case, the American people have every right to demand that President Obama do something - anything - in the best interest of the country. That would be a real "change" we can only "hope" for.
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