Oct 13, 201608:34 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
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We Republicans have gone to the bunkers. We’re waging trench warfare, fought out in social media and angry emails, thanks to the candidacy of one Donald Trump. A highly placed Dane County party activist — wife of a party official — directed this at your battle-worn Squire, via Facebook:
I don’t care what you might think of me, but I lost respect for you, for I thought you were all for a good cause. The kind of mud slinging you are doing is only destroying the party. I could tell you this privately, but I just had enough of all your crap.
Thanks for reading. I still love you like a sister. Good thing Donald Trump isn’t slinging mud.
Others are suggesting that Blaska is a RINO, despite keeping his party dues current, serving as an alternative delegate, dropping literature, and contributing his ill-gotten gains to Republican campaigns. An attorney retired from a silk-stocking Wisconsin law firm brands Your Humble Bloggeur as a member of the Establishment Elite. Moi? Elite?
Mr. Ken Bone asks a question.
It is civil war but barely civil. When finger pointing begins a month before the election, you pretty much know you’re screwed. Grist for Charlie Sykes’ book in progress, an accounting of the great conservative crack-up of 2016.
It’s all our fault. Sykes, Brian Fraley, Christian Schneider, Green Bay radio guy Jerry Bader, Reps. Paul Ryan and Reid Ribble, Sens. Ayotte, Flake, Lee, McCain, Sasse, Portman, Toomey, and Kirk; former state GOP chairman Grebe — we’re all to blame except for an undisciplined candidate who would rather condemn than cajole. One-fourth of GOP elected officials have deserted Trump, according to USA Today.
Funny thing, denizens of the Stately Manor are not particularly bothered by the Access Hollywood tapes — two alpha males BS-ing on a bus, trying to one-up each other. JFK likely said worse to Kenny O’Donnell but that was before tiny video cameras. Problem is, one need not exhume 11-year-old tapes for evidence of boorishness. Megyn Kelly caught the scent when she asked the very first question in the very first debate about Donald’s misogyny. Her reward: “Blood coming out of her eyes … or her whatever.” Did JFK ever diss a woman in public like Trump dissed Carly Fiorina’s appearance? When did character cease to matter?
The Trump-No-Matter-What loyalists counter that it’s just words to Hillary’s actions. But words are a window to the soul. Give Trump the nuclear codes, the IRS, the FBI if you dare. You don’t think a demagogue can do real harm as commander in chief? Has this man even read the Constitution?
I hate that we are in this place. Hillary is an out-and-out liar. A grifter who got rich by selling access to the government trough. In Sunday’s debate, Hillary promised to appoint justices who would put government in charge of political speech and how many sweets we can eat. Defeatists insist we must vote for evil if it is the lesser evil.
Could an independent candidate win?
RINO? Spurned by a growing list of elected Republicans, “unshackled” in his own words, Donald Trump is a Republican in name only. He has left the Republican Party, if he ever really joined it.
“Trump has basically said goodbye to the establishment of his own party,” Gerald Seib asserts in the Wall Street Journal.
Monday, the white lab coats at the Policy Werkes speculated that Nov. 8 could deny any candidate the 270 votes in the Electoral College needed to win and that Utah might play that spoiler. Now we hear that independent candidate and former CIA operative Evan McMullin polls at 22% in Utah — just behind Trump and Hillary’s 26%, according to a new poll.
McMullin would be a write-in here in Wisconsin, but a registered write-in, meaning his votes would be tabulated unlike, say, votes for Mickey Mouse.