Apr 7, 201601:05 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Trump sent packing like a little boy, thanks to Scott Walker
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How do little boys pack, if they do pack at all?
Vicki McKenna nailed it on her WIBA-AM radio program Wednesday. Trump boasted during the Wisconsin primary campaign that he had sent Scott Walker “packing like a little boy” from the presidential race. (Recounted here.) Be careful who(m) you insult, big fella. Vicki riposted that Walker on Election Day sent Trump home packing like a little boy with only six of our 42 delegates.
Swiss newspaper: “Wisconsin isn’t foolish enough for Trump”
Flashback to recall election night four years ago. The electrifying news that Scott Walker won the recall broke with Ed Schultz sitting on Monona Terrace, live with Comrade Nichols and Progressive editor Ruth Conniff. They looked like they were hacking up a corn cob. But the prize comment that night belonged to Lawrence (the Liberal) O’Donnell. “The big winner of the night,” he pontificated, “was [pause for dramatic effect] Barack Obama.”
Even Jon Stewart had fun with that one.
It is fair to say, then, that the big winner Tuesday night was [pause for dramatic effect] Scott Walker. His backing for Ted Cruz was critical. Along with the work of conservative talk radio in southeast Wisconsin, it delivered the first northern state to Cruz in a primary election. They say revenge is a dish best served cold.
Walker also ensured his agenda would enjoy a 5–2 advantage on the Wisconsin Supreme Court instead of the 4–3 margin prevalent during the governor’s first five years. Rebecca Bradley is stuck to Scott Walker like bubble gum on a shoe. The governor has heretofore appointed Bradley to every judicial bench on which she has served, including the high court to replace the late Justice Patrick Crooks, a reliable liberal vote.
Liberals are doing what they always do, blaming hobgoblins like ALEC, WMC, and various brothers Koch. Yes, the Kloppenburg was outspent. They ignore that the mainstream news media engaged in a feeding frenzy over One Scot Ross’ exhumation of Bradley’s 20-year-old college scribblings. Worse, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel threw Trump-level mud with a front-page that headlined a 12-year-old "extramarital affair.” It did so less than three weeks before Election Day. Even Bradley’s ex-husband denounced the story. But he was never quoted. Naturally, the Milwaukee daily endorsed Kloppenburg, a candidate who advocated using the court as a wealth redistribution center. (Facts here.)
From Paul Jacob’s Common Sense
Speaking of Bernie Sanders, three lefties appeared on super-left WORT radio this morning urging a more Bernie Sanders kind of Democratic Party. Mike McCabe of Blue Jean Nation, Matt Rothschild of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, and Rebecca Kemble of The Progressive are representative of the 8% who told NBC News exit pollers that Bernie is not liberal enough!
Boils down to this: 100,000 more voters participated in the Republican primary than in the equally contested Democratic. (It was 1,101,326 to 1,004,636.) That voters rejected Kloppenburg a second time (by 52%–48%) — even though endorsed by name by both Hillary and Bernie — is further evidence that Wisconsin is turning a more reddish purple. More proof is the 56%–44% rejection of State Sen. Chris Larson for Milwaukee County executive. Not long ago, Larson was the Democrats’ Senate leader. Speaking of Bernie Sanders, he was backed by the far-left Working Families Party (“frankly redistributionist and devoted to social equality,” The Atlantic explains).
A big hand (cough, cough) to Governor Walker and the legislative leadership — the Big Hands People. Back of the hand to sleaze peddlers like Donald Trump, One Scot Ross, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sean “the Pawn” Hannity is also on the list.