Nov 20, 201401:23 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
The party of progress overrules the voters
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The President of the United States prepares today to go full Mussolini and impose immigration rules by executive fiat. The Madison Common Council knows what is best, so it is poised to prohibit consenting adults from using a substance that has not been proven harmful to non-users — vaping smokeless e-cigarettes. Rule by self-appointed experts.
Progressives nationwide are joining with professor Jonathan “Hans” Gruber in demeaning those stupid gun- and religion-clinging voters who, once again, proved democracy is not working by voting wrong.
You know it’s bad when even Dana Milbank frets that “Democrats are becoming more willing to purge those who aren’t ideologically pure.”
As the Wall Street Journal editorialized this morning, “Ms. Landrieu is now contemplating the under-side of her party’s bus” after 41 of her fellow Democrats voted against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Not to be outdone by Your Progressive Voice (yours, not mine). The Corporation that wants the First Amendment for itself is urging Democrats to adhere to the Madison model. Agitate for more abortion, more partisan gridlock, more government spending, more peace at any price, more social issue activism, more curbs on the First Amendment, more government labor unions, more obstruction of domestic energy production, more nanny state, more curbs on law-abiding gun owners, more group grievance, more victimhood, more taxes — in other words, more Mark Pocan!
Or Stu Levitan.
We mention Stu — a great writer — because once again this über-progressive has resorted to the politics of hate by trashing my friend the Venerable Meade and his lovely blog about dogs — who hates dogs? — for no good purpose other than Meade is conservative.
Meade’s missus, Ann of Althouse, plumbs the bile at the scene of the crime, the online Isthmus Forum. There, another bitter-ender joined in the merriment: “Oh hell, there’s nothing wrong with dragging Meade’s corpse around behind a city snowplow every so often.” Coexist, indeed!
This is the same website that three years ago entertained a thread inviting pornographic movie scenarios involving Vicki McKenna.
Whenever the very talented State Journal cartoonist Phil Hands draws his “Madison liberal,” I see Stu Levitan. Separated at birth? (Apologies to the old Esquire magazine feature.)
Phil told Bring It! that “Stu seems to think he was the inspiration, but he wasn’t. His ideas definitely helped define the character, but the Madison Liberal is really a conglomeration of people and ideas, boiled down into stereotype. I have actually drawn Stu into a cartoon.” This one:
The cartoon refers to an ad hoc standard Stu imposed to justify his veto — as chairman of the Madison Landmarks Commission — of a Steve Brown housing project on West Gilman Street back in March. Yeah, he’s the expert. And you wonder why housing is so expensive in Madison?