Wisconsin Dems using dirty tricks against people who signed recall petition against Dem senator?

posted at 7:06 pm on April 26, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via No Runny Eggs, looks sketchy at first blush:

The Democratic Party has targeted for harassment people who signed recall petitions against [Democratic] Senator [Dave] Hansen, making calls on beginning on Monday April 25th using a fake phone number and caller ID that showed up on phones as “Bay Care Aurora,” a well-known Green Bay area medical center. Once recall supporters answered the phone, they were told they were speaking with a Democrat Party of Wisconsin operative, and were questioned about signing a petition to recall Hansen.

“It’s disgusting that the Dems would use a fake call from a hospital to trick people into answering their phones – only so they could harass and intimidate them into saying they did not sign a recall petition,” said Mark Jefferson, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “People who received that call may have feared the worst – an unexpected call from a hospital can bring terrible news about a loved one. The Democrats’ intent was obviously to confuse and upset people, hoping they would be disoriented and easily tricked into saying they had not signed a recall petition. Dave Hansen’s political career may be coming to an end because he fled to Illinois, but that doesn’t excuse this cruel, desperate tactic.”

I would have guessed that their intent was simply to get people on the line, knowing that if the caller ID read “Wisconsin Democratic Party,” some would have said “to hell with them” and refused to pick up. The Democrats’ response: It was an honest mistake by the phone vendor that they were using and was quickly corrected. (The vendor issued its own statement accepting full responsibility; follow the link for more.) Believe ‘em or no? Philip Klein of the Examiner argues that it’s unclear how Democrats would have benefited from a dirty trick:

In a heated campaign such as this, it’s always best to use caution when it comes to such accusations. But if the charges do turn out to be true, it’s hard to see what Democrats would hope to accomplish. I can’t imagine that the number of signatures they could theoretically invalidate would be worth the risk of exposure. And given that those who would sign a petition to recall a Democratic senator are likely a pretty active and conservative sample, it seems that the risk of exposure would be quite high.

Right. High risk, low reward, and even if the caller didn’t end up reporting them to the media or the state GOP, he/she was bound to be pissed off at having been misled about who was on the other end of the line. Not a good way to win someone over to your anti-Republican campaign if you’re a Democrat. So I take them at their word about the Bayview mix-up, but I don’t know why they’re phoning people who signed the recall petition in the first place. The Wisconsin Dems’ statement claims they were following up on “numerous reports of people who have been misled by Republican petition circulators,” but that’s something that the state AG should investigate rather than the party. Frankly, after death threats against Republican legislators and “unfortunate overzealousness” by union operatives threatening boycotts against businesses that didn’t oppose Walker, I’d be creeped out getting a call at home from Wisconsin liberals who found my name on a recall petition. Their intentions may be pure, but in that political climate it’s bound to feel like a “we know where you live” warning to some. Is that unfair? If so, boo hoo. Tell it to this guy.


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So I take them at their word about the Bayview mix-up, but I don’t know why they’re phoning people who signed the recall petition in the first place.

Really, AP?

How naive.

fossten on April 26, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Sounds like Operations as Normal for the Demorats

Old Dog on April 26, 2011 at 7:11 PM

The bigger problem is having a demorat stooge asking me about a petition.

I can’t stand telemarketers, but having some political outfit bugging me at home…oh man.

Bishop on April 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM

“…but I don’t know why they’re phoning people who signed the recall petition in the first place.”

Democrat Playbook…

… Page 3.

Seven Percent Solution on April 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Heck, maybe the call did originate from the hospital… Democrats there could easily have ignored HIPAA and searched their patient records for home phone numbers based on the petitions.

Does anyone know if the hospital is unionized?

malclave on April 26, 2011 at 7:14 PM

After all the other shenanigans they have pulled in Wisconsin, absolutely nothing would surprise me.

Desperation piled on top of the usual union/democrat attitude of entitlement and unaccountability is a very dangerous combination. They are liable to do anything under these conditions.

forest on April 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM

They play to win. We play to get along.

SouthernGent on April 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Remember, Madison Wisconsin is 20 square miles of socialism surrounded by reality.

Madison is also rapidly being overcome as a suburb of Rahm “Twinkle Toes” Emmanuel’s Chicago. Wonder if there is a connection?

SeniorD on April 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Totally, absolutely OT: And please, discretion. Thanks.

A frog-face baby girl was born in the Dominican Republic

ProudPalinFan on April 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM

So, should the anti-immigration people start phoning motor voters to ascertain their citizenship status, it’s now OK because the Democrats did it first.

After all, we knew that we could be leather clad sporting billy clubs and stand outside a polling place — because the Democrats have shown us that it’s completely legal.

Alinsky Rule #4 Corollary: If your opponent violates their own ethics/morality, you can do the same and they cannot criticize.

unclesmrgol on April 26, 2011 at 7:16 PM

The Democrats acted stupidly. They should have used Sarah Palin’s #.

Rovin on April 26, 2011 at 7:18 PM

These liberal scum will stop at nothing while the timid GOP stumbles along fat, dumb and happy.

rplat on April 26, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Have you forgotten so soon what they did to Prop 8 supporters?

Greenhelmet on April 26, 2011 at 7:22 PM

ProudPalinFan on April 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Strangest thing I’ve seen all day…

OmahaConservative on April 26, 2011 at 7:22 PM

I would be freaked. I might even change my number. I would be afraid to call the police in Wisconsin.

petunia on April 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM

After a WI Dem school employee used a school phone to call a WI gas station and ask why they were filling up the tank of a GOP legislator’s car, nothing surprises me.

Wethal on April 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Take away their welfare benefits. Then they will have to get a real job and not be sitting around like deadbeats doing this crap on the taxpayers dime.

There’s nothing more frightening to a liberal than the thought of losing free gubmint money.

BruthaMan on April 26, 2011 at 7:24 PM

AP, you sure are gullible.
Your analysis is just like the explanation of a criminal who says: “Why would I have done that, I would have gotten caught. What do you think I am, stupid?”

GaltBlvnAtty on April 26, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Totally, absolutely OT: And please, discretion. Thanks.

A frog-face baby girl was born in the Dominican Republic

ProudPalinFan on April 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Anencephaly

Sekhmet on April 26, 2011 at 7:24 PM

If someone called me like that, I’d pack heat, and let the caller know it.

Sekhmet on April 26, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Totally, absolutely OT: And please, discretion. Thanks.

A frog-face baby girl was born in the Dominican Republic

ProudPalinFan on April 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM

ProudPalinFan:)

Well,ahem,is it possible,that the mother escaped the
Island of Dr.Moreau,sh*t,scratch that,sorry,I mean,the
Island of Dr.Soros,

in his Lizard People Voter Reproducing/Reproduction
Operation Experiments!!(snark)

canopfor on April 26, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Interesting,Demorats purging there own!!

canopfor on April 26, 2011 at 7:31 PM

but I don’t know why they’re phoning people who signed the recall petition in the first place.

To intimidate them in not voting in the recall election to follow.

William Amos on April 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM

AP,
I think you are missing part of the story.

If you have followed it on Gateway Pundit they had announced that they had enough signatures for a recall against Hansen.

Then: the office where the petition signatures were being held was broken into and the petitions and computers were stolen.

Now: people who signed the petitions are getting calls…

So the question is: HOW DID THEY GET THE NAMES AND PHONE #’s?

journeyintothewhirlwind on April 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Anencephaly

Sekhmet on April 26, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Dominicans sure choose strange names for their kids.

James on April 26, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Democrat Playbook…

… Page 3.

Seven Percent Solution on April 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Great point,I do remember there
Civility,er,on parade,that is!!:)

canopfor on April 26, 2011 at 7:34 PM

I would be afraid to call the police in Wisconsin.

petunia on April 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM

You should be. Union Brother-hood and all.

I wonder what our resident leftists think of this tactic. How about it, crr6? rickyricardo? JetBoy?

Sporty1946 on April 26, 2011 at 7:34 PM

So the Obama admin is trying to force a CEO out of a pharmaceutical company for something he was not guilty of…and dems calling people who signed a petition to oust one of their own is odd?

C’mon now. We all know why they’re doing this. The company that admits the mistake is taking the fall. Either because their loyal party members, want to get their money for their work, or they’re sacred to death to cross the dems too. All of the above maybe?

capejasmine on April 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM

When racial hatred and class warfare is all you have, lies, deception and corruption are the tools the democrats have to enforce their will on those who disagree with them. Nothing new here, just standard operating procedures.

volsense on April 26, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Then: the office where the petition signatures were being held was broken into and the petitions and computers were stolen.

Now: people who signed the petitions are getting calls…

So the question is: HOW DID THEY GET THE NAMES AND PHONE #’s?

journeyintothewhirlwind on April 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Hmm. If one and one still make two….

James on April 26, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Speaking of recalss……………………………..

From(WEAC)FaceBook page

http://www.facebook.com/MyWEAC
========================

They have the signatures to recall Senator Cowles- Green Bay, Appleton, Shawano, Kaukauna area!!!
FINAL Recall Rally TOMORROW!!

Green Bay- 7PM
Brown Co. Dems Office
…1061 W. Mason St

Help us celebrate all your hard work!! Bring your friends and all your outstanding petitions!!

canopfor on April 26, 2011 at 7:41 PM

These people do a disservice to Pond Scum…

Mr. Grump on April 26, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Not a good way to win someone over to your anti-Republican campaign if you’re a Democrat. So I take them at their word about the Bayview mix-up,

right. Mix up my ass.

Scoreboard44 on April 26, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Recall effort targeting Risser, Taylor falls short at deadline
April 25 2011
****************

A recall effort targeting two Democratic state senators has fallen short at the deadline.
******************************

Organizers had until Monday afternoon to turn in petitions to recall Sen. Lena Taylor of Milwaukee and Sen. Fred Risser of Madison. But the organizers failed to meet the deadline.

Taylor and Risser were seen as two of the safest Democrats targeted by recall organizers. Both ran unopposed in 2008 and represent heavily Democratic districts.

Election officials are currently reviewing petitions already turned in against five GOP senators and three Democratic senators. The senators are being targeted for their votes for or against a divisive bill that curtails collective bargaining rights for most public employees.

Organizers targeting Democratic Sen. Spencer Coggs of Milwaukee have until Tuesday to file a recall petition.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_16c6983c-6f93-11e0-a81b-001cc4c002e0.html

canopfor on April 26, 2011 at 7:43 PM

AP,
I think you are missing part of the story.

If you have followed it on Gateway Pundit they had announced that they had enough signatures for a recall against Hansen.

Then: the office where the petition signatures were being held was broken into and the petitions and computers were stolen.

Now: people who signed the petitions are getting calls…

So the question is: HOW DID THEY GET THE NAMES AND PHONE #’s?

journeyintothewhirlwind on April 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Link please.

Scoreboard44 on April 26, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Flashback (thanks to Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit for the memory jog) – Recall Dave Hansen offices broken into hours after the group announced they had enough signatures. Among the items taken was a computer.

Anybody care to guess how the DPW got at least some of the numbers they’re calling?

steveegg on April 26, 2011 at 7:45 PM

I wouldnt expect anything less from the dem scum.

ColdWarrior57 on April 26, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Link please.

Scoreboard44 on April 26, 2011 at 7:45 PM

See above.

steveegg on April 26, 2011 at 7:46 PM

So the question is: HOW DID THEY GET THE NAMES AND PHONE #’s?

journeyintothewhirlwind on April 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM

That is a very good question.

It doesn’t matter whether or not they spoofed the phone number to look like a hospital number on the Caller ID.

The fact of the matter is: they have absolutely no business calling at all.

What do you think would happen if the roles were reversed and Republcian operatives were calling signers of a Democratic-backed petition?

Outrageous.

Their intentions may be pure,

LOL. Of course they are, AP. Of course they are.

Dreadnought on April 26, 2011 at 7:46 PM

A tad O/T
==========

UW doctors face penalties for writing sick notes for protesters
April 26 2011
******************

UW Health doctors who wrote sick notes for protesters at the Capitol in February face penalties up to a loss of pay and leadership positions, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health said Tuesday.

The medical school reviewed 22 UW Health doctors said to have been involved in writing medical excuses for protesters attending rallies over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposals, according to a medical school statement.

“Several” of the doctors were found not to have participated, and among those who were involved “the nature and extent of involvement varied widely,” the statement said.

“Personnel action will be based on the specific nature of the offense and the level of the physician’s involvement,” the statement said. “The consequences range from written reprimand to loss of pay and leadership position.”

The statement didn’t identify the doctors, citing public employee records laws, and said “the school will not comment on individual cases.”

Lisa Brunette, UW Health spokeswoman, wouldn’t say how many doctors were found to be involved.
(More………….)

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_bd14c73a-7039-11e0-b629-001cc4c03286.html

canopfor on April 26, 2011 at 7:50 PM

The little buggers may be giving us a “we know where you live” message. The irony is, we know where they live too. Usually, all it takes is to look their names up in the county land records.

Of course, we’re law abiding citizens, and would never stoop to their tactics. It’s just nice to let them squirm a bit when we tell them that.

john1schn on April 26, 2011 at 7:51 PM

About 100 calls were made that mistakenly came up with Aurora BayCare on the caller ID. Hospital officials say the calls didn’t originate from their building or with their knowledge.

“We regret this inconvenience to residents. This call did not originate from Aurora BayCare Medical Center. We have confirmed that no outgoing calls were placed from this number at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. We have reported this matter to the police,” said Public Relations Manager Kristine Lillie in a statement.

Those receiving the calls report callers identified themselves as members of the Democratic Party. They indicated they were going through names on petitions turned in to determine if they meant to sign the recall petition.

Seems to me that some criminal activity has taken place here. They faked the caller ID from the hosp or they called from the hosp. The hosp says no, so who was tampering with the local telephone network? I dont know yet how to do this but I am doing some research to see how easy or hard it is . Seems to me to be a RICO deal now.

ColdWarrior57 on April 26, 2011 at 7:52 PM

I would LOVE to take one of these calls…..would I ever!

SDarchitect on April 26, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Some would expect cornered rats to act like…
-
Just sayin…
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RalphyBoy on April 26, 2011 at 7:57 PM

canopfor on April 26, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Of note, only the Utah-based American Recall Coalition targeted those two. No local group targeted them, Spencer Coggs (D-Milwaukee) or Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point). ARC also fell short on Coggs today, while they have until May 16 to get enough signatures on Lassa.

As expected, the local group targeting Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller (D-Monona, a suburb of Madison) fell a couple hundred signatures short today. ARC, which is probably much further behind, has until May 4 to get signatures in on him.

steveegg on April 26, 2011 at 7:59 PM

To be given the benefit of the doubt, the person must first have some CREDIBILITY.

GarandFan on April 26, 2011 at 8:32 PM

To be given the benefit of the doubt, the person must first have some CREDIBILITY.

GarandFan on April 26, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Of which DPW chair Mike Tate has NONE.

steveegg on April 26, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Frankly, after death threats against Republican legislators and “unfortunate overzealousness” by union operatives threatening boycotts against businesses that didn’t oppose Walker, I’d be creeped out getting a call at home from Wisconsin liberals who found my name on a recall petition. Their intentions may be pure, but in that political climate it’s bound to feel like a “we know where you live” warning to some. Is that unfair? If so, boo hoo. Tell it to this guy.

That may be the biggest understatement you’ve ever made. Is Ed becoming a big influence on you? Because you give them way too much credit in saying, “their intentions may be pure.” Calling people to ask them if they signed a petition you’re opposed to is harassment at best. If it’s a union calling, it sounds like the kind of thing to base a RICO prosecution on.

tom on April 26, 2011 at 8:51 PM

That’s why I’ve long had the rule: if I don’t recognize the number, it goes through the answering machine.

OldEnglish on April 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

OldEnglish on April 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Yup, and we leave the generic ‘answering voice’, even.
Muuuwhwaaaa !

pambi on April 26, 2011 at 9:22 PM

We need to get the Democratic party on the Terrorist list.

WoosterOh on April 26, 2011 at 9:24 PM

A call came from 920-389-1318. I googled it but didn’t find anything. They asked if he signed the recall petition.
PS I don’t recall adding our numbers to the recall petition, but it was awhile ago. I don’t know how they got our cell phone number, if we didn’t.

qestout on April 26, 2011 at 9:25 PM

In 2008, the Democrats were so full of themselves they just knew, for the next 100 years, they were going to be in power, both in the Federal Government and the states. They were cocky, just like Obama, “Hey, you guys voted for us now watch us do our thing, you’re gonna love it.”

Well, they did their thing, sent forth 2000 page bills to spend money like crazy. Didn’t allow representatives, from states that voted Republican, to have any say in the bills, and operated the government like a bananna republic.

In 2010, the people sent them a message, “you screwed up.” which they figured meant, “We didn’t get our message out.” and the world still turns.

Now, the Democrats believe it’s business as usual and this is a union election at some big corporation, instead of some serious political time with ramifications if they don’t do it right.

I doubt those people called, who are offended, will vote for any Democrat too soon so they’re cutting off their nose to spite their face. I would suggest they let these things play out and not interfere too much. I would also suggest they look at the results of these recall elections because my gut tells me they’re going to be surprised.

bflat879 on April 26, 2011 at 9:28 PM

“they were told they were speaking with a Democrat Party of Wisconsin operative, and were questioned about signing a petition to recall Hansen. ”

AP are YOU that naive? Democrat Party of Wisconsin operative == Union. So far the Unions in that State have shown more that enough moxie to be willing to intimidate anybody opposing them.

Dr. Dog on April 26, 2011 at 9:41 PM

ColdWarrior57,

It is very easy to fake someone else’s caller ID if that person or organization has not already assigned one by that exact title.

Dr. Dog on April 26, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Their intentions may be pure, but in that political climate it’s bound to feel like a “we know where you live”

A more perfect metaphor for the decline of HOTAIR could not be written!

All Hail Obama teh awesome

dmann on April 26, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I would be freaked. I might even change my number. I would be afraid to call the police in Wisconsin.

petunia on April 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM

I would relish that call. And I would invite them to come on by and try to “convince” me of their position. Of course, out of fairness, I would inform them that I am a frequent participant in IDPA practical pistol matches. And I do fairly well in them.

Do you feel lucky, punk?

iurockhead on April 26, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Wow, am I being edited? Allah, you ain’t wearing little green underwear are you?

BadMojo on April 26, 2011 at 10:10 PM

PS I don’t recall adding our numbers to the recall petition, but it was awhile ago. I don’t know how they got our cell phone number, if we didn’t.

qestout on April 26, 2011 at 9:25 PM

I believe we found out what entity broke into the Recall Hansen offices a couple weeks ago.

steveegg on April 26, 2011 at 10:40 PM

I believe we found out what entity broke into the Recall Hansen offices a couple weeks ago.

steveegg on April 26, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Yeah, and I’m sure the greedy-union police will be all over this.

slickwillie2001 on April 26, 2011 at 10:52 PM

AP are YOU that naive? Democrat Party of Wisconsin operative == Union. So far the Unions in that State have shown more that enough moxie to be willing to intimidate anybody opposing them.

Dr. Dog on April 26, 2011 at 9:41 PM

I’d be willing to place a bet that there are certain folks who were called who might not be as intimidated by union thuggishness as we all suppose. After all, there cannot be that many members of the unions who provide the thuggish muscle that would be able to intimidate folks who carry, or have weapons in their home.

Once the line gets crossed by a group of union thugs to intimidate a conservative in his own home, who is not afraid to use weapons in his own defense, the union muscle will dwindle, and their members will begin to lose their members. Most unions are made up of good Americans who believe a man’s home is his castle. It is a minority that presents the problems today.

Once conservatives get pushed far enough, we will retaliate in kind. And we are tougher and better at intimidation than any union muscle. They win because no one dares oppose them. Once you are pushed far enough, however, no amount of their intimidation will prevent conservatives from banding together and conducting ourselves in exactly the same manner.

As I have said before, once the lines get crossed, America will look little different than Iraq in 2004. Killing, intimidation, torture, and targeting of homes and families WILL become commonplace. If we stand against that now, we can avoid it. If we are smart, we will be ready for it when it happens. If not, we will be al Qaedas/Union/Dhimmicrat thugs’ victims…..

Count on it……

Subsunk

Subsunk on April 26, 2011 at 11:04 PM

The bigger problem is having a demorat stooge asking me about a petition.

I can’t stand telemarketers, but having some political outfit bugging me at home…oh man.

Bishop on April 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM

If they are a woman I always ask what they are wearing. They stumble and never do recover completely. If they do, and move into the questions, ask them about the color of their eyes or hair. You can have a lot of fun with a little planning.

a capella on April 26, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Fascist, socialist tactics from the dems. Who would have guessed?

Slowburn on April 26, 2011 at 11:29 PM

Wisconsin’s Journal Sentinel is all over this.

Not, they dont ever paint the unions/democrats in a bad light.

WoosterOh on April 26, 2011 at 11:33 PM

How does a Telemarketing scum like Meyer, accidentally put “Bay Care Aurora,” a well-known Green Bay area medical center on their outgoing calls ID?

This is from the Meyer web site

Meyer began in 1976, focused on outbound campaigns for political and non-profit clients – including congressional and presidential campaigns.
Donor acquisition, renewal and identification
Club and special event calling
Recorded messages
Voter persuasion

Note: nothing to do with medical.
Note: Voter persuasion?

The power of persuasion vice the persuasion of power

Stern’s operating philosophy: “[W]e prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn’t work we use the persuasion of power.”

And why doesn’t

Nick Gerten CEO, Meyer Teleservices
Location St. Cloud, Minnesota Area Industry Telecommunications

know his actual job title?

Nicholas Gerten, Contact Center Manager at Meyer Associates Inc., Saint Cloud,  MN

BTW there are pages and pages of “who called me” complaints against Meyer.

So should we believe a Telemarketer known for “who called me” complaints accidentally put “Bay Care Aurora,” as their caller ID to people who signed a petition?

They claim they were doing research/investigation but research/investigation isn’t a service they do according to them!

Donor acquisition, renewal and identification ? Nope
Club and special event calling? Nope
Recorded messages? Kinda pointless if yur doing research/investigation. Nope
Voter persuasion ? Ding ding ding we got a winner here! persuasion, intimidation whats the difference?

DSchoen on April 27, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Standard Operating Procedure for leftist garbage of the 21st Century. Why assume it’s a mistake? The message to begin with is “we know where you live.” It’s not a stretch a group of cowards, already scared of who they are and what they believe, would fake who they are on a phone call.

MNHawk on April 27, 2011 at 6:53 AM

Philip Klein of the Examiner argues that it’s unclear how Democrats would have benefited from a dirty trick:

Because the Dems have learned to strike back hard, they won’t be held accountable.
Besides, since when does logic play into a dems mind…you just lash out and attack, the MSM won’t play it out or investigate.

right2bright on April 27, 2011 at 7:45 AM

DSchoen on April 27, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Excellent synopsis…

right2bright on April 27, 2011 at 7:46 AM

fossten on April 26, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Nail on the head. Get YOUR head out of the sand AP and smell the intimidation. They can’t win on the merits, it’s all they have left.

gitarfan on April 27, 2011 at 8:17 AM

Are we surprised by their dirty tricks?!? It’s the only way they know to get and keep power and we’re seeing the results of the democrat monopoly they’ve had on us for the last 40 years – since the Kennedy administration if not before from FDR days. They have distorted and manipulated reality with propaganda to the point where their shenanigans are considered noble and overlooked as fighting for a worthwhile cause. They have refined crime and political corruption to an art form. And they’ve been able to stereotype republicans as the evil bad guys where the mush-for-brains that vote democrat hate republicans for reasons that aren’t even valid or true. Wisconsin, a perfect example.

mozalf on April 27, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Not a good way to win someone over to your anti-Republican campaign if you’re a Democrat.

But might be a good tactic if the goal is intimidation, not conversion.

taznar on April 27, 2011 at 11:47 AM

The Democrats are getting desperate, they are seeing their demise on the horizon and they are terrified. This is the norm for them, remember all of the tires sliced on vans rented to carry Republican voters to the polls. I love this, they are running more and more independent voters to the Republicans every day. Keep it up idiots, you will only make things easier for the Republicans to takeaway your seat.

old war horse on April 27, 2011 at 1:28 PM