It’s NOT Working WI

In fact, under Scott Walker unemployment in WI keeps rising. No matter what The Koch Brothers (who like to do business in Iran) funded far right fringe groups, Americans for Prosperity and MacIver Institute try and tell us. They recently released this ridiculous Scott Walker Campaign ad prior to the…

Continue Reading

“Tea Party” downgrade

I will let the “tea party” speak for themselves as to if they are in favor of the downgrade or not. H/T (Or Blame) for this video goes to James Rowen @ Political Environment. who knew that “No Universal healthcare – you should die when your sick” was such a…

Continue Reading

A Colbert Poem dedicated to WI

Here, Stephen Colbert gives his own take on the dirty tricks that Americans for Prosperity is trying to do in WI to mess with the recall elections. (FYI it is not win on the issues). On August 11th make your selection Thats just two days after the actual election. The…

Continue Reading
Mark Block

The sordid history of Americans For Prosperity in Wisconsin’s elections

I’ve already documented the efforts by Americans For Prosperity (AF) to confuse Democratic voters in the 2nd and 10th State Senate districts – where incumbent Republican State Senators Rob Cowles and Sheila Harsdorf face tough recall elections – with a mailer telling them to send in their absentee ballots by…

Continue Reading

Scott Walker took his anti-union marching orders from Americans for Prosperity

If you follow politics, you’ve no doubt heard of Americans For Prosperity (AFP), the Virginia-based right-wing group created and financed in part by the secretive billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch. You’ll remember Koch Industries, owned wholly by the Koch brothers, as one of Gov. Scott Walker’s largest…

Continue Reading

Right-wing group sending fraudulent absentee ballots to Democratic voters in WI recall elections

According to a report by David Catanese of Politico, right-wing group Americans For Prosperity is sending absentee ballots to Democrats in State Senate districts 2 and 10 with instructions to return the paperwork after the election date. The fliers, which can be viewed HERE, Democratic voters to return ballots for…

Continue Reading

Astroturf in Action

Interesting documentary from www.astroturfwars.com, Tim Phillips must be proud! Synopsis: From the Tea Parties to the healthcare and climate wars, America’s conservative citizens have revolted against the Obama agenda. But are these grassroots actions in fact examples of ‘astroturfing’? – The practice of manufacturing citizens groups for the purpose of…

Continue Reading

You had better agree with me –

Or else I am taking my Gavel and going home. After a few seconds of Leah Vukmir spouting talking points, much to the dismay of their constituents, Sensenbrenner Had enough of the plebes and grabbed his gavel and went home. Its funny because the people whining about this (see Milwaukee…

Continue Reading

Shocking….

The Cap Times reports this SHOCKING revelation today: Koch brothers quietly open lobbying office in downtown Madison The billionaire brothers whose political action committee gave Gov. Scott Walker $43,000 and helped fund a multi-million-dollar attack ad campaign against his opponent during the 2010 gubernatorial election have quietly opened a lobbying…

Continue Reading

A little more on the alleged voter caging effort

Yesterday I noted an alleged effort on the part of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans For Prosperity, and the GrandSons of Liberty, a tea party group here in Wisconsin, to engage in a practice known as “voter caging,”. After the allegations became public, the GrandSons of Liberty issued a…

Continue Reading