Meet Dan Baltes, the convicted felon who spent 10 years in the Idaho prison system from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s for grand theft, forgery and writing bad checks.
Who’s Dan Baltes, and why is he newsworthy?
Well, Dan Baltes is the head of the American Patriot Recall Coalition (APRC), the Utah-based political action group that has spearheaded efforts here in Wisconsin to recall those Democratic State Senators who courageously left Wisconsin to take a stand against efforts by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican allies in the legislature to dismantle public employee unions. According to the APRC’s website, it has sponsored efforts to recall all eight of the Democratic State Senators who are eligible to be recalled, but according to a report by Dan Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Baltes has denied a connection to any of the three groups that have garnered enough signatures to trigger recalls of Democratic State Sens. Dave Hansen, Bob Wirch, and Jim Holperin.
Here’s more on Dan Baltes, grifter extraordinaire:
Tea party activists, right-wing bloggers and others, though, have taken to hammering him on the Internet. There’s even a blog spot called Conning Conservatives, a sort of cyber wanted poster listing his criminal history and alleged schemes.
Conservative organizations and individuals around the country say the won’t have anything to do with him because he makes promises he can’t deliver, specifically a Glenn Beck speaking tour he promoted that fell apart.
Be proud, conservatives….be proud!