Unions not happy with Democrats over lack of support in Wisconsin

posted at 9:21 am on May 25, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

How can you tell that Republicans have the edge in the recall election in Wisconsin, with just ten days to go?  Democrats and unions are already trying to lay blame for a failure.  The Hill reports that union leaders are angry at the DNC and White House for not getting involved in the election, essentially leaving Big Labor twisting in the wind in their biggest political fight in years:

Top union officials are lashing out at Washington Democrats, claiming they haven’t done enough to help them unseat Gov. Scott Walker (R) in Wisconsin’s recall election. …

International Association of Fire Fighters President Harold Schaitberger, acknowledged the DNC’s help on the ground but said a major cash investment would have been worth a lot more.

“I’m very disappointed that the DNC has not seen fit to make a dollar investment,” Schaitberger said. “When you’re facing $25 million or more in super-PAC funds, you need money. The campaign needed funds to get up on the air to fight back. … I think that would have been a good investment going into November.” …

When asked about national Democrats’ support in the recall election, another union official scoffed.

“Labor has always been there for the national Democratic Party. The national Democratic Party should be there for labor in this instance. They’re not,” he said.

They’re warning that unions might repay the abandonment later this year:

A Democratic strategist working for anti-Walker forces warned that union members would be less enthusiastic about working for Obama if he doesn’t step up for them.

“It won’t go unnoticed by labor the extent to which the White House ultimately decides to fight or not fight for working people the final critical days in Wisconsin,” he said. “The White House needs to move beyond being afraid of its own shadow. The Romney campaign has already been foaming at the mouth to pounce if Walker survives. If that isn’t motivation enough for the White House to start doing everything it can to help defeat Scott Walker, it’s hard to know what is.”

Democrats have made it known that they tried to warn the unions against picking this fight in the first place.  By now, it’s too late to do much.  Walker has an overwhelming funding advantage and likely has locked up all of the available media time in Wisconsin.  Obama could show up and do some campaigning on behalf of Tom Barrett, but Obama’s own job approval rating in Wisconsin isn’t exactly sterling at the moment, and tying himself so personally to a likely election loser would be exactly what Mitt Romney wants.

Furthermore, that might expose Obama to some tough questions on a scandal erupting in Milwaukee — where the police union is pretty angry with Barrett after he tried shifting the blame to police officers:

Barrett was on the defense at a news conference Thursday morning in Milwaukee, asserting there was no ill intent in data.

“Of course if the numbers are wrong we will correct them. I think that goes without saying,” Barrett said Thursday. “My concern really goes more to that the attacks on what is essentially the rank-and-file members of the Milwaukee Police Department.”

“You’ve got a governor of the state coming in to attack the Milwaukee Police Department,”Barrett added. “If he attacks the integrity of the Milwaukee Police Department, if he attacks the integrity of the beat cops or the supervisors or the chiefs, I will call him on that.”

Walker, standing before law enforcement officials, countered that the question was not about policing but rather about Barrett taking political credit for numbers that appear to be wrong.  “That’s important information for not only people across the state to know, but particularly for the citizens here in the city of Milwaukee,” Walker said.  “We should be able to question whether that’s an example of failed leadership in the city of Milwaukee.”

Michael Crivello, president of the Milwaukee Police Association, said he took no offense by the governor’s comments, and that he did not perceive Walker’s criticisms as an attack on front-line officers.

“I see it as an affront to police officers by the mayor even bringing that up,” he said. “Why the mayor would even suggest that is insulting.”

Barrett’s going to find Wisconsin a very lonely place over the next few days.


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So, they’ll turn on the Democrats en masse and join the Republican party?

hawkdriver on May 25, 2012 at 9:25 AM

The Unions won’t abandon the DNC. Obama will probably make some backroom promise to them.

Logus on May 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

A wedge eh!!

canopfor on May 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

What? Barret taking credit for numbers that are wrong? Where have we recently heard this before?

watertown on May 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Suck it, leeches.

msupertas on May 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Loser in Whitehut not going to endorse losers in WI.

For once he voted…… NOT PRESENT!

ConcealedKerry on May 25, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Over here in New York, Cuomo put in changes to teachers that in some ways surpass what Walker did, but because of the nature of politics here most of the anger has been contained and localized.

rob verdi on May 25, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Unions not happy.

Just stop there and say no more.

singlemalt 18 on May 25, 2012 at 9:27 AM

So, they’ll turn on the Democrats en masse and join the Republican party?

hawkdriver on May 25, 2012 at 9:25 AM

hawkdriver:Now wouldn’t that be a sight……in h*ll!(sarc).

canopfor on May 25, 2012 at 9:27 AM

The Unions won’t abandon the DNC. Obama will probably make some backroom promise to them.

Logus on May 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I’m sure he’s already done that. But it’s meaningless to the unions if when push comes to shove, Obama and the DNC are nowhere to be found at the local and state level.

Doughboy on May 25, 2012 at 9:29 AM

The Unions won’t abandon the DNC. Obama will probably make some backroom backdoor promise to them.

Logus on May 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Fixed it. He IS the first gay president, you know.

msupertas on May 25, 2012 at 9:29 AM

The crime reporting scandal will sink Barrett. This race really comes down to a decision between lower property taxes or collective bargaining rights.

LFRGary on May 25, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Karma?

Bmore on May 25, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Never forget that Police Unions almost universally support the Left and are usually exempted from any attempts at reining in PEU blackmail bargaining power.

mankai on May 25, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Calling all scapegoats – calling all scapegoats

jake-the-goose on May 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM

union leaders are angry at the DNC and White House for not getting involved in the election, essentially leaving Big Labor twisting in the wind in their biggest political fight in years

Obama is going to need a fleet of buses to throw the entire WI union establishment under. Think of all the jobs that will create.

dirtseller on May 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Barrett is finding out what every other Democrat up for reelection has found out: Any money that comes in, goes to the greater honor and glory of The Chosen One. Everyone else is on their own.

As The Obamassiah once said, “Don’t worry, you have me!”

GarandFan on May 25, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Obama could show up and do some campaigning on behalf of Tom Barrett

That would be like inviting hillbilly Joe with the bubonic plague over for dinner…

hillsoftx on May 25, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Unions not happy.

Just stop there and say no more.

singlemalt 18 on May 25, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Right on, right on!

Desperate, angry, bitter, aging people, they are.

And they will work for and vote Obama. They’re his b!tches.

thebrokenrattle on May 25, 2012 at 9:32 AM

“Labor has always been there for the national Democratic Party. The national Democratic Party should be there for labor in this instance. They’re not,” he said.

Barrack left a hunderdt on the dresser now put your cloths back on and scram, your not useful at the moment, he’ll check back when he needs to be serviced, er, your services again!

ConcealedKerry on May 25, 2012 at 9:32 AM

They’re warning that unions might repay the abandonment later this year

Not a chance… I am a Teamster (I have to be union to work at my job) and just know that Hoffa and his ilk will squander my dues money for the DIMocrats… They have been beating the drum all year and it will just get worse and worse as NO-vember gets closer…

The unions will go over the cliff (like Thelma and Louise) with the DIMs… the UNION LEADERSHIP will ensure that… rank and file union members are no longer overwhelmengly DIMocrats anymore…

Khun Joe on May 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM

The Unions won’t abandon the DNC. Obama will probably make some backroom promise to them.

Logus on May 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Ask them to check the expiration date of that promise.

Don’t these silly unions know it’s all about Dear Liar?

rbj on May 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Rex Nutting has run the numbers… if you count all the misidentified crimes as part of the governor’s record… as well as all crimes in general… we can see that under Barrett’s brave leadership, there were no crimes committed in the city of Milwaukee during his administration.

mankai on May 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM

“Labor has always been there for the national Democratic Party. The national Democratic Party should be there for labor in this instance. They’re not,” he said.

And you remember who’s the head of the DNC, don’t you Mr. Schaitberger?

Take it up with Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz.

Flora Duh on May 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Apparently, they want to have the White House order the military to invade and take Wisconsin “by force” and drag Gov Scott Walker out of the Governors Office, and install their own “puppet” in his place.

Nothing less than that will satisfy SEIU members.

listens2glenn on May 25, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Sooner or later, the nasty always eat their own.

BacaDog on May 25, 2012 at 9:35 AM

The Journal Sentinel (jsonline.com)’s “Politifact” ran 3 pieces today – 2 calling Walker a liar, and one calling Barrett a liar.

All were based on job stats… and Walker “earned” his liar status because he used job numbers based on BLS numbers that are “preliminary”. Yup, after the JS has used the last 16 months of data to bash Walker, now Walker can’t use it show that jobs are improving.

They know that’s disingenous… whenever politifact is lying, they disable comments.

Daisy_WI on May 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

You know what slot Special Ed Shultz gave Barrett on his show last night? The last two minutes. The dead last. And the guy comes off as a simpleton.

Marcus on May 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM

The WH did send the horde to the circus at Madison. That’s what pissed us off so much. Watching that spectacle for weeks on end,… what they did to Glenn Grothman just trying to get into the Capital to do his job did not make us very happy.

wi farmgirl on May 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM

The Party of Sandra Fluke, Larry Flynt, Roseanne Barr, Micheael Moore, Joe Bite Me and Barack Hussein Obama,

“The Poolice Acted Stupidly, not shut up and wait for our call, we’ll call you and the OWSer’s when we need ya”

ConcealedKerry on May 25, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Wow it took this long for *labor* to realize Bari can’t be counted on……. wow they are slow……

angrymike on May 25, 2012 at 9:42 AM

“Of course if the numbers are wrong we will correct them. I think that goes without saying,” Barrett said Thursday. “My concern really goes more to that the attacks on what is essentially the rank-and-file members of the Milwaukee Police Department.”

Nice try Barrett – the attack is on YOU for using the false numbers. I don’t think Walker is much interested in tacking the pelt of a beat cop to his door. After all, they can fudge the numbers until the cows come home – as long as you don’t use them to get elected it’s a non-issue.

stout77 on May 25, 2012 at 9:43 AM

The Obama campaign is helping Barrett with get out the vote operations,

but the president has not publicly mentioned the race.
========================================================

Now I wonder why Hopey is silent about not (publicly
mentioning the race)!?

canopfor on May 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Unions not happy with Democrats over lack of support in Wisconsin

“Game on!” April 16, 2011

Flora Duh on May 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM

After all the sacrafice the Fleabaggers made by leaving their loving homes and high tailing it to IL for weeks on end in a Won’t Tell Motel ya would think Axelgrease could git The Won to make a New Yawk style Fly by at least.

Oh I forget the Panthers, when he needs the Unions, the OWSer’s and the Black Panthers he will call txt and email so stand by for the callwhen your Narcissist needs ya!

ConcealedKerry on May 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM

A Democratic strategist working for anti-Walker forces warned that union members would be less enthusiastic about working for Obama if he doesn’t step up for them.

Yeah, they will line up behind Mitt…that will never happen.

Obama knows the unions have no other place to go…and the DNC knew it was a losing battle, Walker actually did what he said he was going to do, which totally confuses liberals and unions. Someone actually taking their promises seriously.

Walker is a hero to the RNC and he is a standard that politicians should use…he kept his promises the very best he could, and delivered for ALL the people of the state, not just his supporters…in other words, he was a conservative.

right2bright on May 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Wish the news media wasn’t making this out to be the foretelling of the November elections. That only gives the DNC, unions and libs in the election boards more incentive to cheat. That’s how the Dems win elections — fraud. Never forget Minnesota!

Christian Conservative on May 25, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Blue on blue.

More please!

pain train on May 25, 2012 at 9:46 AM

The Unions won’t abandon the DNC. Obama will probably make some backroom promise to them.

Logus on May 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

“Let’s see… GM is already taken. How about I give you GE?”

The Rogue Tomato on May 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM

The Great Union/Goonion Betrayal of Tears Trail sumpin sumpin!

canopfor on May 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I hope President Romney will pick Christie or Giuliani as Atty Gen. The indictment will have to start flying come February 2013. So many crimes, so little prosecutors!

Archivarix on May 25, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Obama to Axelgrease and bennett,
“Thou Shalt Have No Puppets Before Me”!

ConcealedKerry on May 25, 2012 at 9:49 AM

“I’m very disappointed that the DNC has not seen fit to make a dollar investment,” Schaitberger said. “When you’re facing $25 million or more in super-PAC funds, you need money. The campaign needed funds to get up on the air to fight back. … I think that would have been a good investment going into November.” …

Wait a hold it: the unions give bzillions to the DNC yearly, now they complain that the DNC won’t give them bzillions?

Akzed on May 25, 2012 at 9:50 AM

The Emperor won’t give cash to a likely loss, especially since he’s burning through it at an alarming rate and his donors are drying up.

Funny how high unemployment and threatening to steal from people will have that effect on a campaign.

dogsoldier on May 25, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Yea, I get a little bit hot under the collar about this subject…

It’s Tax increase, err I mean Fire season again in California….

Say, that sure is a nice house/community/town you guys got there, sure would be a damned shame if it burnt to the ground.

SWalker on May 25, 2012 at 9:52 AM

We see: “Unions not happy with Democrats over lack of support in Wisconsin”

MSM sees: “Republican Civil War!!”

BigGator5 on May 25, 2012 at 9:53 AM

But, but, but, we banged drums! We chanted slogans!

We even ditched our phoney baloney jobs so we could camp outside the Capitol!

You mean it was all just a pointless, fruitless, juvenile gesture?

You make my heart ache, DNC.

Will you call me in the morning?

NoDonkey on May 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM

rank and file union members are no longer overwhelmengly DIMocrats anymore…

Khun Joe on May 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Here here! I too am a union worker ( not by choice anyways unless I did not take the job )and see many conservatives in our rank and file. Most of us have worked away for empty suits, seeing our dues taken every week for not …one…. thing. Its only about the union heads, not the workers anymore. The union uses scare tactics to get workers to side with them, I am seeing that at my place of work right now .

watertown on May 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM

…like all other ‘special interest’ groups that Democrats like to lump into groups as victims…be it blacks, hispanics, women, gehs, elderly, etc…you are to be used for their purposes only!
…bend FORWARD!

KOOLAID2 on May 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM

“Let’s see… GM is already taken. How about I give you GE?”

The Rogue Tomato on May 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I’ll raise your GE…

Could Facebook be on the horizon? Too big to fail? Lockheed Martin (that JSF *facepalm*)? Apple eventually?

Logus on May 25, 2012 at 10:03 AM

The DNC is just prioritizing. Relecting Bark > spending lots of needed cash on just the governorship of one backward state.

Sweet to see the Unions get it in the neck though. The Dems just aren’t that into you (but you’d better keep the checks flowing all the same, idiots).

CorporatePiggy on May 25, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Well Wisconsin unions how does his dic-tate?

docflash on May 25, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Oh, boo hoo poor little union thugs. I’m enjoying watching this all blow up in your criminal faces and there isn’t a better buncha jerks this could happen to, except maybe the “cowpie of distortion” himself whose campaign keeps steppin’ in it.

stukinIL4now on May 25, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Unions not happy.

Just stop there and say no more.

singlemalt 18 on May 25, 2012 at 9:27 AM

MORE POPCORN ….. !!!!

conservative tarheel on May 25, 2012 at 10:07 AM

They know that’s disingenous… whenever politifact is lying, they disable comments.

Daisy_WI on May 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Gowd… the MJS politifact is such a joke. I stopped reading that paper because soon I realized how bad it was on stuff. Really one sided… actually shocked they even did anything on Barret.

watertown on May 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM

“Labor has always been there for the national Democratic Party. The national Democratic Party should be there for labor in this instance. They’re not,” he said.

Indeed. Fraud and intimidation don’t just happen by themselves.

BigWyo on May 25, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Well I’ll be Hornswaggled, the Lyin POTUS was in Iowa yesterday pontifictin on Cow Pies, must be that Air Farce Won couldn’t even git up to altitude before it would of had to come down, must of been to close for a landing in WI before he was off to Colorado where he spread some more manure.

ConcealedKerry on May 25, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Democrats have made it known that they tried to warn the unions against picking this fight in the first place.

But, but, but you always said it is a power thing and to never back down.

plutorocks on May 25, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Obama should fly in and lend some support.

newportmike on May 25, 2012 at 10:16 AM

So you have a corrupt piece of Democrat trash blaming POLICE for the particular piece of corrupt Democrat trash’s fudging of the numbers?

Unfluking believable.

MNHawk on May 25, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Khun Joe on May 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM

No matter what deal unions make with Democrats, cash is pretty much all they bring to the table. It’s rare anymore for the membership to be on board politically with their leadership.

cartooner on May 25, 2012 at 10:20 AM

The greedy unions are still getting the goodies from little Bammie: NLRB Region Unleashes Micro-Unit On Retailer

slickwillie2001 on May 25, 2012 at 10:22 AM

The bratwurst is still great though.

Moesart on May 25, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I hope the people of Wisconsin realize that Team Obama and his minions picked this fight through their proxies. And now team (yes little “t” in this team) Obama is leaving the unions holding the bag. Welcome to the growing club.

Other unions which have been left with those team Obama paper bags of burning dog poo on their doorstep include the Miners unions the pipefitters the unions for the oil refinery workers…

I hope the people in unions are learning. Team Obama started this fight to try to roll back the wave election that was 2010 and now team obama is hiding from the unions trying to say not us…

DVPTexFla on May 25, 2012 at 10:33 AM

I heard on the Don & Roma Show (890 AM Chicago) this morning
that the leaders of the Democratic Party told Wisconsin (whomever
that might be – the statement was sparse with details) that they
were against trying to recall Walker.

Amjean on May 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Obama is going to need a fleet of buses to throw the entire WI union establishment under.

No Obama has probably lined up a fleet of buses to run voters to the WI polls from Chicago.

jpmn on May 25, 2012 at 10:56 AM

“The Unmions Have acted Stoopidly!

After this recall vote is long forgotton i suggest a beer summitt!”

“I will personally invite that stoopid Pooolice Office who acted stoopidly in arresting my professor pal to show you stoopid unions how to act after I re-edumacate you”

Thanks and good luck! Barrack

ConcealedKerry on May 25, 2012 at 10:56 AM

No Obama has probably lined up a fleet of buses to run voters to the WI polls from Chicago.

jpmn on May 25, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Please tell me Walker and the Repunks have tried to stop this, voter ID?

Else we are all celebrating something that will be stolen. MN Senate theft?

ConcealedKerry on May 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I heard on the Don & Roma Show (890 AM Chicago) this morning
that the leaders of the Democratic Party told Wisconsin (whomever
that might be – the statement was sparse with details) that they
were against trying to recall Walker.

Amjean on May 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Of course. Why would the Dems waste money on a very iffy recall election when they have much more important things to do. It’s not that they aren’t against Walker, they just have bigger fish to fry, and eventually Walker will be up for re-election. The unions made a huge mistake with this recall, they didn’t have the support they thought they would, especially after the voters saw how much money was being saved by Walker. Local school districts are saving a ton of money and that’s all people care about.

Deanna on May 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

“Labor has always been there for the National Socialist Democratic Party. The National Socialist Democratic Party should be there for labor in this instance. They’re not,” he said.

FIXORD!!

jukin3 on May 25, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Unions not happy with Democrats

So after the vote, Unions are going to be pissed by the voters, too? Isn’t the voters themselves are responsible for results?

You mean Unions doesn’t care about their loss per se, only they didn’t get some more money to play with?

Sir Napsalot on May 25, 2012 at 11:14 AM

So, they’ll turn on the Democrats en masse and join the Republican party?

hawkdriver on May 25, 2012 at 9:25 AM

I assume this was sarcasm.

Barrett has set himself to lose his Mayor job after he loses this election. However perhaps not as many Democrats more corrupt keep their jobs. This will harm Barrett though.

As far as Obama since Obama is not helping Barrett Obama will not be hurt by this fight much. Which is not to say he will not be hurt by Scott Walkers success in WI. Many will see Walkers success and say hey why is Obama not doing the same sort of thing and will not vote for Obama. But that assumes Obama will be in the General which I am finding an unlikely scenario right now. I mean the Democrats know they must take the White House and will dump Obama if necessary and it is looking necessary.

Steveangell on May 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Since Obama seems to be sucking up as much Leftist and D-oriented cash as he can, maybe the SEIU should let him know he needs to ‘spread the wealth around’.

A number of other D candidates in other races who have seen their funding dry up should also do that.

Make him live by what he says is good.

ajacksonian on May 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM

But, but, but, we banged drums! We chanted slogans!

We even ditched our phoney baloney jobs so we could camp outside the Capitol!

You mean it was all just a pointless, fruitless, juvenile gesture?

You make my heart ache, DNC.

Will you call me in the morning?

NoDonkey on May 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM

What? That bus ride to Madison and brightly colored tee shirt you got for the rally wasn’t enough for ya?

Happy Nomad on May 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Memo to the unions from Barry-O:

Everybody loves a winner, but when you lose you’re on your own.

Klem Kadiddlehopper on May 25, 2012 at 11:25 AM

All of us who follow politics closely know that the real work of politics happens in the small dinners, little ribbon ceremonies in university amphitheaters that few people have time or interest for, Friday-night board meetings of nameless bodies, small cocktail parties, museum functions, business ribbon cuttings, and other detritus of social events where important people show up in formal clothing and pat each other on the back in front of one or two media cameras. Anything else is sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Likely Barret didn’t show up to one too many of Michael Crivelli’s little events, and now he’s on the outs. All politics is local.

JoseQuinones on May 25, 2012 at 11:25 AM

When the unions AREN’T happy, I AM happy.

lukjuj on May 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Really if you folks in Wisconsin want to rid yourself of Gov Walker, we in Minnesota will give you mark dayton in an even up trade….see how much you like stuck on stupid…..Walker, Walker, Walker…by the way to all of you bright bulbs who did not vote for Emmer….do us a favor, stay out of the polling places until you come to your senses…….

crosshugger on May 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Is Romney going to stand next to Walker ahead of the election? If not, he is a big eunuch, missing huge opportunity.

Wisconsin is the barricade of 2012.

As goes Wisconsin, so goes the nation on Nov. 6.

I hope that Obama goes there in the next few days.

Schadenfreude on May 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Uh, the DNC is focussing all resources on creating media buzz about how the black community has abandoned Christianity and now supports gay marriage 100% because Gay Barry told them to – there simply is no money or manpower to dump into the Wisconsin fight – not that it would help them anyway.

Pork-Chop on May 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Well dud!!! The lying liberals or lying liberals posing as democrats don’t want to advertise they’re really “socialists”!!! Didn’t they send the unions a memo on this, rofl…

soapyjeans on May 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM

California could sure use a Walker!!! As it is we’re stuck with moonbat Brown, argh… You’d think Californians would wake up and realize that dems raise taxes so they can spend more! And when they spend that, they will raise taxes again, and again, and again! California has over taxed, over regulated business out of the state!

soapyjeans on May 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Gowd… the MJS politifact is such a joke. I stopped reading that paper because soon I realized how bad it was on stuff. Really one sided… actually shocked they even did anything on Barret.

watertown on May 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I’m trying to quit, but it’s a total addiction – I go, read my 15 free articles/ month, give the libs a math lesson and move on. I especially enjoy Jason Rau on the opinion page because he’s so easy – he quotes articles he doesn’t understand (that Forbes hit piece that reviewed the wrong data), show him basic math and laugh at the fact that he’s an ELECTED member of the Democrat party! He’s one of their chosen leaders and he’s just obtuse. I know I’m a bully for picking on the stupid kid… like I said, I’m trying to quit.

Of course, I’m sure there’s some campaign law being broken there, by having the Dems get a free daily column, yes?

jsonline.com for anyone who wants to go play too.

Daisy_WI on May 25, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Blue on blue.

More please!

pain train on May 25, 2012 at 9:46 AM

“Blue on blue” means accidental friendly fire casualties. What’s happening in Wisconsin is anything but an accident.

I prefer the term “Own Goal”.

That’s what CID used to call it when some IRA cell leader decided to have a member of another cell offed.

It more accurately depicts the relationship between the elements of the left. When they don’t have anyone else to attack, they invariably go for each others’ throats.

Because none of them can tolerate the thought of being anything but Number One.

And when any of them think the other elements aren’t paying them proper tribute… well, it gets nasty.

This being a case in point.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM