Democrat Attorneys General: Are You Kidding Me?

From my email inbox this morning…a request from the Democratic Attorneys General Association:

A petition? To who? We have pretty much seen what each side is going to do in the vote for Judge Kavanaugh. Who exactly is going to give this petition any attention? This is the best use of our time and money to oppose this nomination at the eleventh hour?

Here’s the rest of the email:

Friends – Congress is racing to confirm Donald Trump’s extremist Supreme Court nominee, even as Senate Democrats expose Brett Kavanaugh for what he is, and no, he’s not a minivan-driving soccer dad.

Kavanaugh’s nomination has been dangerous from day one. During his confirmation hearing, he refused to say whether a president could be held accountable for crimes – no wonder he’s Trump’s pick! And his anti-choice record became crystal clear when Democrats released anti-Roe v. Wade documents that Trump and Mitch McConnell wanted to keep secret.

After last week’s testimony, it’s clearer than ever that Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court. And the American people deserve to know the full truth behind recent assault allegations before his confirmation process can move any further.

But the final Senate vote is planned for TODAY. There’s still time to stop this, but it’s URGENT that we hear from 20,000 Democrats before midnight tonight. Add your name right away if you’re committed to protecting our democracy against attacks from Trump and his extremist SCOTUS pick:

(emphasis in the original)

Yesterday I was teasing the Trump/Pence 2020 Campaign for silliness in emails about the Kavanaugh vote. I’ll have to admit that the Democratic AGs here are just as clueless. The vote is scheduled for this afternoon, how exactly will having 20,000 signatures BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, have any value whatsoever…even if anyone who cared was going to look at this. I am assuming this is just another fundraising come on or name and address collection effort hiding behind ‘doing something’.

But really ladies and gentlemen. Can we spend our time and limited resources on actual actions that may be meaningful? A feel good adding my name to a questionable petition doesn’t accomplish much of anything. Can we focus on actually returning to power in Washington and state houses across the nation?

And for full disclosure…this final footnote from the email:

Former Milwaukee County Sup. Peggy West charged with election fraud

Good.

Former Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West was charged with election fraud Milwaukee police said Thursday.

The Milwaukee police said in a news release that it investigated a complaint referred from the Milwaukee County Ethics Board regarding nomination papers that West circulated and filed.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has not released a criminal complaint, and no charges have appeared on online circuit court records as of late Thursday.

Matt Flynn to sexual abuse survivor: “Knock it off”

This is both troubling and disgusting all at once.

Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Matt Flynn denied any role in the transfer of sex abuser priests to new assignments within the Catholic church, comparing accusations against him to McCarthyism and telling a survivor of abuse to “knock it off.”

Flynn and Peter Isely, a founding member of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, had a heated, eight-minute exchange during a forum held in downtown Milwaukee on Tuesday, May 22.

Perhaps Matt Flynn wants to gloss over his role in both profiting from and protecting the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from claims made against it by survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of priests now that he’s running for governor, but his campaign seems to me to be fundamentally and irreparably damaged by his history of defending the Archdiocese.

Matt Flynn’s mere candidacy is an insult to those victims he defended the church against, and his leaving the gubernatorial race can’t come quick enough.

MPS Director Michael Bonds shows his true colors

Watch as Milwaukee Public Schools Board Member Michael Bonds, who represents the Third District, shows what he thinks of a woman with an opinion, telling MPS teacher Amy Mizialko to “go to hell” more than once when she called him out during a recent board meeting.

Here’s the exchange in question.


It’s worth noting Michael Bonds telling Amy Mizialko to “go to hell” isn’t the only time he’s had an issue with a female educator, as you can watch HERE and HERE.

WI Gubernatorial Candidate Mike McCabe Picks a Fight With Democratic Party

Independent Mike ‘I’ve never belonged to a party’ McCabe is running for Governor of Wisconsin as a Democrat. He admits that he doesn’t belong to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. But he’s in a snit because the DPW won’t bend the rules for him and give him access to the DPW’s voter and membership database. Well Duh! He thinks he’s Bernie Sanders…and Mike, I know Bernie Sanders…and you’re no Bernie Sanders.

Here’s the gist from The Cap Times:

McCabe, a political activist who prides himself on never having belonged to a political party, entered the Democratic primary for governor in September. He said in an interview last month that once he decided to run for governor, he chose the path that would allow him to make the biggest difference, rather than running as an independent or third-party candidate.

In doing so, he emulated Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who ran as a Democrat in the 2016 presidential primary. Had Sanders not run as a Democrat, McCabe argued, he likely would have fared about as well as Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who earned 1 percent of the popular vote.

In a news release sent on Wednesday, McCabe campaign manager Christine Welcher said the state Democratic Party had first ignored, then refused requests from the campaign to access the party’s statewide voter and member lists.

In a news release sent on Wednesday, McCabe campaign manager Christine Welcher said the state Democratic Party had first ignored, then refused requests from the campaign to access the party’s statewide voter and member lists.

Welcher said McCabe believes the lists should be offered to candidates at no charge, but his offer to purchase them was also declined.

I have been watching Mr. McCabe’s campaign with a bit of curiosity on where it will go and what he may accomplish. I haven’t formed an opinion yet but if he’s going to start the campaign playing victim and antagonizing the DPW, he’s not scoring points with me. As a card carrying member of the DPW, I say pay up and get with it. Don’t buy a latte for a couple of days and you are there…party membership is a whopping $25 per year.

And given to candidates free of charge? Believe me $25 per membership doesn’t pay for them…and there’s no reason candidates’ campaigns shouldn’t. Even when I ran for Milwaukee School Board…although a non-partisan election…being a member and paying for access to the voter database was a key element to running a campaign. All he needs to do is pony up.

But this gets even more zany as you read through his rant:

In an email, McCabe said he is “not sure how they define being a member of the party,” adding that he filed a declaration of candidacy as a Democrat and formed a campaign committee as a Democrat.

I didn’t bother looking but I am pretty sure it says right on their website…become a member…send us $25. After playing victim…playing ignorant isn’t winning friends and influencing people either.

P.S. MIKE! Listen to yourself and heed your own advice. Just sayin:

Had Sanders not run as a Democrat, McCabe argued, he likely would have fared about as well as Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who earned 1 percent of the popular vote.