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Mar 2, 201602:13 PMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Chris Christie stars in Trump hostage video

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Flip-flopper in chief

The irony is that Trump supporters are said to be fed up with the temporizing of Washington politicians. You want flip-flop? Trump last night at the Mar-a-Lago promises to be a unifier. Yes, even Paul Ryan, who read out Donald for his temporizing on the Ku Klux Klan. We’ll get along, said Donald, or “Ryan will pay a big price.” (More at Politico.)

Like Nebraska Tea Party Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, we are movement conservatives. “If Donald Trump ends up as the GOP nominee, conservatives will need to find a third option.”

What do you want to bet that Donald Trump doesn’t show for the next debate? Why would he?

Blaska’s Ecclesiastes: There is a time to rail and a time to laugh: “Trumped” starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane (a takeoff on their Broadway performance of The Producers) from Jimmy Kimmel Live.           

Notice: Blaska’s Bring It! Blogge is accepting applications for three entry-level positions: Chief Stooge, Yes Man, and Sycophant.

Be it resolved

The Squire and his retinue will grace with his presence the Dane County Republican Party Caucus Saturday at City Center West, Middleton. He has a raft of resolutions, including this one he will submit from the floor. It concludes:

WHEREAS Speaker Paul Ryan warns: “If a person wants to be the nominee of the Republican Party, there can be no evasion and no games. They must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry. This party does not prey on people’s prejudices. We appeal to their highest ideals. This is the Party of Lincoln. We believe all people are created equal in the eyes of God and our government. This is fundamental;” and

WHEREAS The Real Clear average of national public opinion polls shows Trump losing to Hillary Clinton while Cruz and Rubio lead the putative Democratic nominee; and

WHEREAS Donald J. Trump is an American Mussolini; he is a strongman contemptuous of small government and individual rights; he is a demagogue who betrays the conservative cause; an opportunist who is not now nor has ever been a Republican; now, be it therefore

RESOLVED That the Republican Party of Dane County, in caucus assembled, do not recognize Donald J. Trump as a Republican; and be it further

RESOLVED That the Republican Party meeting at the National Convention endorse as its presidential candidate a true Republican, not Donald Trump.

To be continued.

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Mar 2, 2016 05:05 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Rollin' on the floor funny that you would have the nerve (or memory loss) to call anybody a flip-flopper. How many different candidates have you backed so far as sure winners, and where are they now? I'll bet you will still be flip-flopping on your favorite the morning after the election. And still guess wrong....

Mar 2, 2016 05:48 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

start looking at the idiots that vote for him, they are the same ones that voted for walker. time to clean our own house , blaska , and quit blaming everybody else.

Mar 3, 2016 08:57 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Blaska is singing the praises of the Go-Along-To-Get-Along Republicans. I'm sadly disappointed in myself for voting for Romney in the last cycle. Trump gets my vote this time. Hopefully, Romney can still get enough cheap domestic servants for his several homes (along with McCain) after the great wall is built.

Mar 3, 2016 10:58 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

The chances of Bernie running independent are zilch, as much as you wish it would happen. Bloomberg not running if Hillary is nominee. There goes that five way fantasy. Sabotaging Trump will hurt no one but the establishment GOP, down ticket included. Enjoy!

Mar 3, 2016 12:59 pm
 Posted by  madisonexpat

The RINO's just figured out that Trump is going to take over the Republican Party.
Why not? No one else is using it.

Mar 3, 2016 02:55 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Odd no one has talked about Christies and Trumps links via the Casino "industry" (I wasn't surprised when Trump took Nevada)

But then we are only now learning about Trump's business problems after years of reality TV touting his successes.

But then the press and commentators rarely look beyond the surface chatter- I am still seeing national coverage on Flints water problem being caused because it was cheaper than the other options- when local investigators in Michigan have proven for weeks now that a) the water option used for Flint was more expensive than other options and b) it was instituted because a number of water based industries needed Flint to contribute to make the new water system viable. The Flint Council bought in thinking it would bring jobs to the area and the state of course backed it probably as a result of the same lobbyists.

in the end 9000 children are poisoned and it looks like a bunch of babies miscarried. The story is there the resources aren't there to properly get it and promote it.

Donald Trump is a by product of that type of media - among other things

Mar 4, 2016 07:52 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

You sure have put your money on some nags over the years, haven't you? Palin, Walker, Christie... all have proved immensely disappointing.

I find it a disservice to your readers that instead of looking at the WMC/WEDC mishandling of Oscar Mayer, you're waving your arms wildly about Trump. This is, at least nominally, a business publication, right? Not a gripe session over drinks at the local tavern?

Mar 4, 2016 11:01 am
 Posted by  madisonexpat

Anonymouse 2:55

Flint has the same problem as every other Democratic monopoly - bad governance. Racism doesn't foul the water system, bad governance does.

As for what produced Trump.... the duopoly Rino's and Dems and the stunning incompetence of President Obama and his minions. That is where the appetite for someone who can run something comes from.

P.S. Her Inevitableness can't even run a semi secure server.

Mar 4, 2016 12:39 pm
 Posted by  AnonyBob

Expat, let's lay the blame of bad governance where it belongs; at the feet of a GOP businessman Governor and the manager he appointed to run Flint who superseded the local elected officials (a power given the Gov by a GOP legislature). Their decisions and later inaction is what poisoned thousands of children.
Do you wear one of Trump's "Make America White Again" caps?

Mar 4, 2016 12:46 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Instead of another inept attempt at a political discourse on national politics, how about turning your attention to the mess we have right here in wisconsin. WMC tells WEDC to not bother contacting Kraft? Are you kidding me? The senate can't even pass a bill to make lieing on a wedc application illegal? The DMV has a 27% error rate in giving voter ID's and are so fouled up that people just give up trying to get one? You can look at Christie standing there looking like a fool and easily replace him with walker or our current AG.

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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