In a press release issued yesterday, Republican Lt. Governor candidate Rebecca Kleefisch touted the wide support she has received from Wisconsin’s conservative bloggers, and among the conservative bloggers cited in Kleefisch’s press release was The Underground Conservative, who happens to be a guy by the name of Peter DiGaudio. In touting the support of so many conservative bloggers, Kleefisch said, “I am honored and happy to have so many influential conservatives spreading the word about my campaign through their blogs.”
As you may or may not remember, Peter DiGaudio is the same guy who shortly after President Obama was elected said, “If I had the money, I’d put a bounty on his melon. Seriously.” (Scroll down to comment #12). In order to clarify whether Rebecca Kleefisch welcomes the support of a conservative blogger who has expressed a desire to put a bounty on President Obama’s head, I emailed Kleefisch campaign spokesperson Jeanne Tarantino, who said, “She (Rebecca) was not aware of blog postings by Peter DiGaudio in 2008. She believes Wisconsinites deserves a civil debate about the issues.” However, despite that statement, I’ve seen nothing from Kleefisch’s campaign disavowing herself from DiGaudio’s support.
If Rebecca Kleefisch really does believe Wisconsinites deserve a civil debate about the issues, she should disavow the support of Peter DiGaudio, a man who’s demonstrated time and time again that he’s not interested in a civil debate with anyone who doesn’t agree with his narrow world view.
13 thoughts on “Does “Rebecca for Real” really welcome the support of Peter DiGaudio?”
Never heard of her before her commercials started to run but she is getting my vote just for her cute little line at the end where she says she does not need a $800,000,000 train to get to Madison. It is so good to have people who understand that they are just pissing away money on this slow speed rail system.
I love her line at the end also nota. She doesn’t need a 800M train to get to Madison, she has a minivan. So she needs a Billion dollar highway funded by the taxpayers of WI to get there.
Absolute that is where our tax dollars need to be used expand and improve the highway system in this state not a silly train that will be a novelty item for a few months
Proving once again that fiscal conservative means if your for something money is no object, and if your against it we just cant afford it.
Or, you know, as I and others have said all along, our problem with the train is that: A. NO ONE WILL RIDE IT, compared to our highway system which is heavily utilized.
and B. The plan moved forward without disclosing (or apparently any study into) what it would cost the state to run.
You’re the one that picks something you like & justifies it however you can after the fact. You like trains and think of federal money as free.
I don’t give a damn either way about trains. If they’re the right solution for a problem, great. If somebody could show me that X riders are projected to use the train each day, at a cost to operate of Y dollars and it amounts to a reasonable cost per rider I’d have no problem supporting the train.
But go ahead, continue on with your straw man & “they just don’t like trains” mis-characterizations.
Locke, I think your missing my point, it had nothing to do whatsoever with the train. it had to do with the hypocrisy. 800 Million of government funds is a boondoggle and 1 billion(of Wisconsin taxpayer funds) to add a lane from Beloit to Madison and no one has had a bad thing to say about it. I get that the highway builders are big donors, but seriously now. How can you be a “fiscal conservative” and not have any concerns about the billion dollar 4o miles of highway.
I personally have not decided if I support a train or not. Like you I have not seen enough studies on it either way to show me if it will work or not. SO saying NO ONE WILL RIDE IT, is a bit premature. The one thing that makes me want to support it i, all of the misinformation coming from the right.
We have that in Madison area here, the right wing are blatantly lying about the dane county RTA. If it is important enough for them to lie about it maybe there is something of value there.
Why do you refuse to grasp the fact that it’s not about the dollar amount. $50 can be a boondoggle, it has nothing to do with the amount. It’s when government funds are used in a manner that doesn’t serve the public well. Again, our highways (in general, there are specific roads & projects I have a problem with) are heavily utilized and benefit a wide range, and large number of people. When public transit runs at relatively high capacity – and the per rider costs are reasonable it’s a good use of public funds. When we’re paying a small fortune per rider, not so much.
I know it’s easier to just shout, “Hypocrisy!” but put a little effort into listening to the reasoning & you’d be surprised what you learn.
I said we could afford it? Really? Wow I have got to learn to read between the lines like progressives can
By the way, whoever peter diguadio is, I hope he got a visit from the secret service.
His Twitter feed is twice as scary as his blog. As recently as Sept. 6, he twittered (talking about Obama) “@tracycoyle He’s the first elected official I’ve ever wanted to just punch his lights out.” Again with the violence. He doesn’t like atheists, either: “@Stacy_Drake every atheist I know is an asshole. An aggressive in your face asshole. Just begging to get punched out.”
From a compassion standpoint, he does not seem like a happy guy. He says he has no family to celebrate his birthday, doesn’t like people, his cats are his friends. Misanthropic, misogynist, homophobic.
It’s too bad he doesn’t have a picture on Twitter. Talking tough like that I’d love to see if he could back it up.
He’s a keyboard commando.
An FYI for Pete’s rants!
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