One year ago today was my first day at the protests. I know that the official anniversary is February 14th, I missed the first day. In the past year we have had many successes and many failures but every day has been a battle. The State is divided like never before and probably like no other state in the Union.
This all started when Governor Walker decided to “drop the bomb” on the people of Wi with his extremist and divisive ACT 10. This bill is what brought people to the Capitol to protest and what made the legislature do crazy things like meet throughout the night, hold 17 second votes, intimidate women, shut out one side of the debate, illegally shut down our Capitol, sign secrecy agreements with unethical lawyers, etc…
Never once has Scott Walker ever spoke up against any of the craziness that has happened in our state under his watch. As a matter of fact he has used it as a badge of honor by going to fund raise when he talks to extremist fringe groups like he did last weekend at CPAC.
As bad as Scott Walker has been, and as extremist has his unprecedented power grab been, the one thing that he took away, that he did not have to, was collective bargaining rights of public employees. He could have taken most everything else he did , he could have cut the $1.6 billion out of education devastating our public education system. ended local control in any issue they could get their hands on, partisan redistrict the state unlike anyone here has veer seen before, well you get my drift….
How do we remedy this? We started with the recall but the real test will be the recall election(which will happen). The question that the democratic party has to ask themselves is who is the best person to beat Scott Walker in November. I choose Kathleen Falk.
Kathleen Falk is a lawyer, an environmentalist, brilliant, approachable, intelligent, has a very good track record, and she did something that Thomas Paine would have been proud of. She pledged to restore Collective Bargaining rights. Unlike Scott Walker who campaigned one way and immediately governed another, Kathleen Falk is telling you EXACTLY what she plans on doing. There will be no calling your staff together, telling them she is just like ronald reagan, then “dropping the bomb” on Wi and passing draconian legislation in less than a week. Kathleen Falk is telling us ahead of time what she wants to do and how she wants to govern.
It is time to start uniting our state, it is time we had a Governor who wants to work with everyone, and NOT spend their time running around the country fundraising. It is time we have a Governor who is honest with the people of Wisconsin. It is time we have a Governor who has a successful track record and a transparent excellent education. It is time we had a Governor who understands how important it is to continue to lead in public education. It is time we had a Governor we can be proud of.
Therefore, I endorse Kathleen Falk for Governor of Wisconsin. Please join me and Kathleen Falk in bringing Wisconson together again and back to being a leader in our great nation.
*** This endorsement comes from myself only, not intended to mean endorsed by all of Blogging Blue.