So here’s something absolutely fascinating regarding far-right Republican Jessie Rodriguez’s campaign to become the next State Representative in the 21st Assembly District:
According to campaign finance documents, Rodriguez’s campaign spent just over $1,100 during the primary campaign, yet according to campaign finance documents filed with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board by the American Federation for [...]
Uh oh….looks like Erick Erickson of RedState is no fan of Wisconsin Sen. Ron “Sunspots” Johnson. Last week, reports surfaced that the Senate GOP had a meeting in which Senators screamed at and berated Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. Senator Ron Johnson appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s show to deny that anyone yelled or screamed [...]
Last night in the United States Senate, a bipartisan group of senators voted 81-12 in favor of a bill to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Among the 18 U.S. Senators who voted to keep the federal government shut down and millions of Americans from getting their paychecks? Ron “Sunspots” Johnson of Wisconsin. [...]
Go and read the whole thing….it’s frightening. Yet, while the Tea Party’s inchoate sense that liberty is dying is distinct from the evangelicals’ perception that they are on the losing end of a culture war, both groups echo Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) Randian rhetoric about a culture of “dependency” fueled by government programs. And both [...]
This should surprise absolutely no one. Gov. Scott Walker’s administration used phantom job transfers this year to give double-digit pay raises to two employees and a smaller raise to a third, quickly switching them from one post to as many as three others and then back to their original jobs.
The biggest pay increase — [...]
Dan Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “GOP criticizes Mary Burke for being ‘entitled’ to Trek job”
Putting aside the fact that Mary Burke cannot help the fact that she was born into the family that founded Trek, which makes Bice’s entire report laughable, I find it incredible that Joe Fadness of the Republican Party [...]
Watch as Republican Rep. Todd Rokita “mansplains” the Republican shutdown of the federal government to CNN’s Carol Costello.
Keep it classy, Republicans…..keep it classy!
On Wednesday Republican Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul were caught by WPSD Local 6 (Paducah, KY) discussing talking points on a hot mic.
Watch for yourselves.
Here’s a transcript of the conversation between Sens. Paul and McConnell: “I just did CNN and I just go over and over again ‘We’re willing to compromise. [...]
This is worth a read… If you’re a numbers-crunching fiscal conservative like Abele, one obvious place to look for cuts is the Sheriff’s Department. In the decade prior to Abele’s election, the sheriff’s budget had risen 61 percent, far faster than any other county department. It was something of a sacred cow under former county [...]
How convenient that former Republican Rep. Scott Suder found a sweet lobbying job that will allow him to not join Gov. Scott Walker’s administration, saving Gov. Walker the trouble of having to explain why he’d give someone as ethically challenged (and that’s putting it mildly) as Suder a hefty raise to serve on Gov. Walker’s [...]