Nov 12, 201401:15 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Three Walker victories in four years? Blame the voters, blame the nonvoters, blame George W. Bush!
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Your humble squire, dark ops operative for the Great Conservative Conspiracy, has been in a good mood this past week. High-fivin’ and jive-talkin’ my handler, the horribly disfigured half-Koched brother, Alec.
But The Squire does not gloat. Been on the other end too many times here in The Emerald City. One major difference with our defeated liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances: Conservatives don’t demean the voters as ignorant, don’t blame them for “voting against their own interests,” don’t conjure unseen hobgoblins, don’t blame voting machines or dimpled chads, don’t whine or complain. No, there’s nothing wrong with Kansas.
After the good guys congratulate the winners, we put on the sackcloth and reexamine our message, political machinery, and quality of our candidates.
But what of our l-p-s acquaintances? The white lab coats here at the Blaska Policy Werkes and Tanning Salon have launched drones over The Emerald City. They’re equipped with super-sensitive detection equipment searching for evidence of introspection. So far, not a beep.
As National Review explains in “Smarter than Thou,” “The ‘stupidity of the American voter’ is an article of faith for the Left.”
Take this load of sour apples from the Wisconsin correspondent for DailyKos: “Thank you, non-voters for electing me.” (“Wisconsin: They deserved it …”) Seriously? In the highest-turnout Wisconsin governor’s election ever?
Why couldn’t you get them to vote?
Threatening to kick my Republican Ass-embly
The corporation that speaks as if it were a person bills itself as “Your Progressive Voice.” Unselfconsciously led the cheers for Mary Burke, to the point of “reporting” that the Democrat “reveals warmth, work ethic” and loves her dogs. (Authorized but not paid for by Burke for Governor, Mike Tate, treasurer.)
But Matt Kittle and Wisconsin Reporter are biased, speaks The Progressive Voice, for performing some investigative journalism into Burke’s self-proclaimed, but never verified, successes at the family bike shop. (No, brother John wouldn’t be biased in her favor.)
“What a novel idea to get your political message across by couching it as supposedly objective journalism,” says the editor emeritus — one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet but, from the evidence, immune to any sense of irony or, come to think of it, objective journalism.
They’re still at it, a week after the election — the name-calling, the conspiracy mongering, the sore loser-ing. Here is Paul Fanlund about the man elected three times in four years by the people of Wisconsin: “As a career politician with access to unlimited money, he is, it must be admitted after three elections, a consummate craftsman in winning by dividing.”
For $20, Alex, what do you call the Democrats’ supposed “War on Women” strategy, if not divisive?
“For four years, Democrats have vilified Scott Walker,” Collin Roth writes for RightWisconsin (may be paywall):
It has gone far beyond the normal negativity that is par for the course in American politics. During the debate over Act 10 a Democratic State Senator compared the law to Hitler while another compared it to slavery. Chairman Mike Tate screamed at the top of his lungs in 2012 that Scott Walker would see the inside of a jail term before he saw the inside of second term. Businesses that supported Walker were boycotted. Schools that Walker visited were picketed and vandalized. And Walker’s family were subject to harassment and threats.
Roth’s list is only for starters. There is that bibulous tweeter Graeme Zielinski, the bilious One Scot Ross, and the misogynist Slymer. The latter, then on WTDY radio, said this immediately after Scott Walker polled almost as many votes, unopposed, as all five Democrats in the May 2012 recall primary. After invoking The Squire by his Christian name:
I will say to any political hack like you that is collecting a government pension, and now pissing all over state workers: I’m going to kick your ass. I am going to come over there to Orchard Ridge and knock on doors and we’re going to get a lot of state workers and kick your ass — and that piece of white trash you go on the air with, we’re going to kick her ass, too.
Now THAT is “hate radio!” But Republicans are “divisive.”
Clinging to our guns and religion
There are signs of self-examination outside the Emerald City. Out-state Democrats are realizing that their close identification with the Madison crazies during the Occupation of the Capitol has come back to bite them. New Dem Senate leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse (as reported by the La Crosse Tribune):
We need to figure out what our message is. How do we talk about guns and Jesus with rural Wisconsin? We do that poorly. We need to connect with people who are investors and believers in our vision.
She was joined by State Rep. Steve Doyle, D-Onalaska:
We don’t relate well to rural Wisconsin. Do we want to be bomb throwers or try to be a productive minority party?