To: Chris Chocola, Club for Growth
The Honorable Jim DeMint, junior Senator from the Great State of South Carolina

It is with great disappointment that we have learned of the efforts of some conservatives on the national level to try to dictate to Wisconsin conservatives their choice for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Senator Herb Kohl. This is a tremendous opportunity for Wisconsinites to elect a second conservative senator worthy of being able to self-fund a campaign (at least until the unseemly outside contributions can be tallied and repaid) and one that Wisconsin conservatives will take very, very, very, very seriously. This is not only a choice of ideology and of who looks best in a tri-corn hat while eating a cream puff, but one of character, charisma and compassion, and it is our responsibility to bring Mark Neumann’s lack of those attributes to your attention.

We do not question Neumann’s past contributions to conservatism while he was a Congressman. He has been a reliable voice for intemperance, profligacy and sabre-rattling and understands that any notions of good policy making should be flexible depending on the occupancy of the White House. Still his actions during last year’s campaign are completely unbecoming of a conservative candidate. He had the temerity to tell the Badger State the actual truth about his opponent, to expose Scott Walker for a hollow fraud, a charlatan and a corporate shill, the very characteristics that endear him to us all.

We respectfully request the national conservative groups and individuals to take a second look at their endorsement of Neumann and at Tom Coburn’s choice in suits. We ask that, since many of them were so busy at clean-coal seminars, tanning sessions in the Seychelles, Climate Change is Good for Business golf outings and buy-policy-now ALEC fundraisers that, they missed the opportunity to come to Wisconsin during the recent battles over collective bargaining for state employees, the gutting of civil service protections, kowtowing to roadbuilders, polluters and Gadsden Flag sewers and the recall elections, that they buy a freakin’ map and come to Wisconsin now to talk to true Wisconsin conservatives to find out what they think of Neumann before attempting to foist their choice upon Wisconsin. Let our 2012 motto be heard throughout the land, “No foisting without confabulation!”

We do not write this under direction or duress from any candidate, potential candidate, or candidate’s campaign. We write this as a bald-faced attempt to remain relevant in an age of corporate-funded proto-news organizations and under the knowledge that, as the primary for United State Senate commences in earnest, we will likely go our separate ways and support any number of candidates according to fashion, whim, or cosmic message in the entrails of a broken dream. That is our right as Americans, to make sure that the voice of the truly deluded rings free in the hallowed halls of think tanks across the land.

If the past election in Wisconsin has shown national conservatives anything, it is to trust in the faith of Badger State conservative activists. We had the foresight to supply the movement with past and current leaders and rock stars like Robert Welch, Joe McCarthy, Gordon Roseleip, Jeff Wood, Tom Reynolds, Randy Hopper, David Vander Leest, Paul Ryan, Former Reality TeeVee Star Sean Duffy, Recall Target Scott Walker, U.S. Senate Placeholder Ron Johnson, and even Republican National Committee Chairman Reince “Marginally Better than Michael Steele” Priebus. We assure you, there are plenty more where they came from. There is no shortage of candidates of this quality in Wisconsin. By allowing us to commit character assassination for you prior to the primary, there is no limit to the depth of the field of conservatives we might dredge up.

Don’t limit the choice of candidates too early in the game just based on past successes with Neumann. A Fred Thompson might yet emerge for us to find fault with.

Thank you,
(The Undersigned)

Cory Liebmann
Eye on Wisconsin since 2004
Milwaukee, WI

Jim Brooks
Blogger, The Happy Circumstance, since 1776
Evansville, WI, USA

Jay Bullock
folkbum’s rambles and rants
Union Thug since 1997

Bill Christofferson
Uppity Wisconsin
Blogging as Xoff since 2005

Steve Hanson
Uppity Wisconsin
Making Wisconsin safe for moonbats since 2006

Keith Schmitz
On Jay’s Team with Folkbum
People’s Republic of Shorewood

Zach Wisniewski
Blogger, Blogging Blue, since 2007
Cudahy, WI

Chris ‘capper’ Liebenthal
Cognitive Dissidence
4 years

Michael Leon
5767 Monticello Way
Fitchburg, WI 53719

Gregory Humphrey
Caffeinated Politics

Lukas Diaz
Forward Lookout

Jeff Simpson
Blogger, Blogging Blue since 2010
Cottage Grove, WI

blue cheddar
Since 2010
Madison, Wisconsin

Lisa Mux
Waukesha Wonk
6 months in the trenches of Waukesha

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21 Responses to An Open Letter to National Conservative Groups from Wisconsin’s Liberal Bloggers

  1. I don’t know if I should laugh or feel tremendously sorry for you how unoriginal you all are.

    • Zach W says:

      We all feel tremendously sorry for you.

    • Zach W says:

      Oh, and I’m sorry Santa didn’t bring you a sense of humor for Christmas.

    • Zuma Bound says:

      “I don’t know if I should laugh or feel tremendously sorry for you how unoriginal you all are. ”

      You took the time to come “over here” to say that?

      Do you know why your blog sucks, Kevin? Because you have absolutely nothing of any value whatsoever to contribute.

      So, here’s my question. Why do you feel such a compulsion to share your inane, pointless and intellectually bereft comments with us?

      I don’t know if I should laugh or feel tremendously sorry for what a shallow, fat-ass simpleton you are.

      • Mark says:

        Please, do not use the term “fat ass” with the likes of the bloggers who signed the letter.

        • Zuma Bound says:

          Hey, if the “fat-ass” fits, as it does with Binversie. . .

          (*laughing*)

          “Lighten” up, Mark.

          • Zuma Bound says:

            Mea culpa, Mark. You’re right.

            Fred Drooley is THE fat-ass simpleton. Binversie, while certainly a simpleton, doesn’t have a fat ass.

            Happy, pappy?

            in any event, Marky-Mark, it would have been nice if you had addressed the obvious subtext of my calling Binversie a “fat-ass simpleton”, the absolute lameness of the comment he posted above.

            Fat-ass, fat-head? What’s the difference? Binversie is a defensive, humorless, rightwing simpleton.

            Zach and the boys had a little fun at his and the Wisconsin wingnut blogosphere’s expense. Binversie’s lame retort above made their satiric little escapade all the more entertaining.

            Nice going, Kevin, you fat-HEAD.

    • Jan Tessier says:

      I think you should laugh. Then you should punch yourself in the nose.

  2. Cindy K says:

    Well I laughed. Perhaps it was the big win, but take it while you can.

  3. Jeff Simpson says:

    I admit that it does not have the humor or creative fiction writing that a Christian Schneider piece does, not everyone has his imagination. I was still proud to sign it all the same.

  4. You folks, ( the signatories) left out Paul Weyrich. Let’s give credit where credit is due.

  5. John Foust says:

    Stop chuckling! This is vewwy, vewwy sewious! Because we are the Conservative Wisconsin Bloggers!

  6. Mark says:

    I do find it interesting the humor that passes on the left. I guess I missed the same “witty” retort when Obama was “asking” Barrett to run for governor…and the path cleared for him. Also the same “slapstick” humor letter when Obey annointed his heir-apparent.

    You guys are SOOO funny.

    Now to the crux of the argument. Yes, I am disturbed when any one group or individual puts pressure on candidates to run, or not run. It is as wrong to do it on the right as the left.

    • Zach W says:

      You completely missed the point of our letter, which was to make fun of the bloggers who wrote the original letter, not as a critique of Jim DeMint and national groups.

      • Zuma Bound says:

        Yep. Suffering from humorlessness and myopia is pretty commonplace on the Right.

        • Zuma Bound says:

          Well, Cindy K gets a pass this time. She got the joke.

          That said, Mark, you need to take the partisan blinders off, and, as I was saying up above, “lighten” up, son.

  7. Anon says:

    I have to admit…I rarely read Badger Blogger, but I did read the letter on there. At first…I had to read it again to make sure it wasn’t some sort of joke, and then I found my head shaking back and forth at their self-importance. Really, really, weird.

  8. Zuma Bound says:

    So, when did Count Chocula start running the Club For Growth?

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