Republican Thugs Part V!

Another in our continuing series of Republican Thuggery! This time we have Governor Walker playing a starring role. As reported by Dan Bice of JSOnline:

A prominent business leader from state Sen. Rob Cowles’ district was stunned when the veteran lawmaker explained why he voted in favor of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget-repair plan.

Cowles had contacted the business leader earlier this year to ask for the person’s support in his upcoming recall election.

“He said, ‘I didn’t like this (bill) either. I didn’t like being put in this position. I didn’t like anything about the way it was done,’ ” the business leader quoted Cowles as saying. “ ’But the governor’s office told us if we didn’t give them our support, they would run a tea party candidate against us.’ ”

The heavy hand of Scott Walker told all of the elected republicans exactly how to vote and threatened their jobs. Senator Cowles, in a moment of fearing for his job, decided to vote for the budget despite the fact that he knew it was bad for his district. Senator Cowles, cared more about his job then he did his district and the people who elected him. Not only does this show cowardice that should cost him his election, but it also shows lack of understanding of current events.

He must have missed this weekend in Madison. He could also check sources like this or this. No one cares about the “tea party” anymore. So while it is a threat by the Governor it is a hollow one.


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6 thoughts on “Republican Thugs Part V!

  1. This is common knowledge to people that hang around behind the scenes. I was told this by a guy 2 months ago. The better question is “Who really is the Tea Party and who’s got so much muscle that they can scare entrenched legislators into voting for something they know is wrong?”

    Answer: Corporate oligarchs like the Kochs that control a whole lot of media and campaign money. RoJo is a great example of the kind of dolt that can be promoted to prominence with these guys’ help. And it scares all decent Republicans. THAT’S the real story here.

    1. Yeah, it’s not the notion of a “tea party” opponent that these Republicans fear; it’s the specter of Koch-supplied money backing those “tea party” candidates that scares Republicans like Cowles.

    2. This is pretty much common knowledge up where I live, he’s told several of us in the district.

  2. Agreed although I don’t think they will even hide it behind the “tea party” much longer because the tea party has outlived their usefulness.

    I tried to link to a story this week in the nation that wasnt available publicly yet about how the Governor of Maine has enacted ” tea party” legislation and now there is huge backlash from ALL sides. can you imagine if someone like rojo had real power?

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