Nov 25, 201307:23 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Why is this woman Wisconsin progressives’ worst nightmare?
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Mainstream news media and online bloggers here in the Emerald City took zero notice of the special Assembly election last week in Milwaukee County. Is it because the results in the 21st District did not conform to the progressive narrative?
That narrative reads that Republicans have declared war on women, that the Republican Party is whiter than lard on Wonder Bread, that school choice is a Koch Brothers plot, that Act 10 will fall like the walls of Jericho to progressive vuvuzelas.
So who wins the special election in the district comprising the working-class suburbs of South Milwaukee, Oak Creek, and Franklin? A pro-life, immigrant Latina. A voucher school proponent. A young Republican woman. Her name is Jessie Rodriguez. She won with 56% of the vote in what had been, 10 years ago, a Democrat(ic) district. In her day job she coordinates outreach for Hispanics for School Choice. Endorsed by U.S. Reps. Paul Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner, as Republican as they get. She and her husband, Aaron, a municipal firefighter and conservative blogger, have one child.
Fries the liberal circuit boards in so many ways.
Aaron Rodriguez blogged that the so-called immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera “put out a hit mailer days before the election attacking Jessie as an extremist Republican bent on destroying our public schools. It’s ironic that an organization ... to raise the social status of immigrants would oppose the first Hispanic immigrant ever to run for the state legislature. … What it boils down to is that the 21st Assembly District wanted a conservative. Jessie didn’t sugarcoat her views or hide from her conservatism. She made clear that she supported lower taxes, more jobs, and more choice in education.”
Do catch the complete meltdown posted by Monona-Grove School Board member and Progressive Dane hitman Jeff Simpson. “A complete drubbing ... is it because the Democratic message is not accepted? Of course not.” Jeff then goes on to blame everyone and everything but that very message.
A poster at Jeff’s website schools the teachers union lackey in realpolitik: “People in Franklin and South Milwaukee (and perhaps across the state) don’t care about Act 10. They may not love it, but mostly they don’t care. They are sick of unions, they are sick of talking about unions and it’s a losing message. People who think elections can be won by endlessly dredging up Act 10 are kidding themselves.”