Tag Archives: Scott Walker

The Banishment Of John Menard, Jr.

I’ll admit that a week ago I didn’t even know who John Menard, Jr. was.  He came to my attention in one of the scandals surrounding Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the John Doe II Investigation.  Michael Isikoff’s investigative reporting for … Continue reading

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But It Was All Legit?

Answer: I was in fact born in the morning but it was in August of 1952.  Question: Do you believe Governor Walker’s explanation of the “coincidence” of John Menard, Jr.’s political donations and the tax breaks he received.  Hint: I … Continue reading

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Rambling On Three Continents

If you ever wanted to globe trot faster than a jet setter today is your day.  I want to look at four political events on three continents.  Let’s go east to west.

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Failing The Audition

The Republicans won a great victory in November’s election which gave them control of the Senate and increased their majority in the House of Representatives.  2015 should have been their audition to demonstrate to the American electorate that they are … Continue reading

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Why The Kids?

Today’s Republican Party is held up by three pillars: greed, racism/bigotry and the promotion of ignorance.  That sentence will come as no surprise to my regular readers.  Progressives have long warned that as Republican state budgets proved unsustainable one of … Continue reading

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Peaking Too Soon

With the college basketball season nearing its end I am forced to recall a lesson I learned as a young coach: you want your team to be playing its best basketball just before the post-season.  Those are the games that … Continue reading

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A Lead Trial Balloon

Last week Friday most of the American political world was shocked to hear that Willard Mitt Romney was not going to run for President in 2016; I was not among the shocked.  In politics it is a common practice to … Continue reading

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The Fringe Met In The Middle

It’s the weekend between the NFL Conference Championships and the Super Bowl in the year before a presidential election; you’re a Republican who wants to be considered important.  What are you to do?  Well Saturday was your lucky day because … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: John Kasich And Scott Walker

The main reasons I lumped John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin together are that neither can win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, both are mid-western governors from the Rat Pack class of 2010, and both will be … Continue reading

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The Proof Of A Wave

If anyone doubts that 2014, like 2010, was a wave election; look no further than the gubernatorial races.  Contrary to the Senate, the table was set for a good night for Democrats.  The result is that they lost a net … Continue reading

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