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1052, 07 Aug 17

On Decency

Dave Zweifel is taking issue with Wisconsin Republicans emulating President Trump’s style of name calling. He says, in part:

Alas, this hasn’t been confined to Trump. Probably because of his success, other Republican operatives are emulating their leader’s coarseness — none more so than right here in Wisconsin.

No sooner had longtime campaign finance reform advocate Mike McCabe announced he was taking out papers to run for the Democratic nomination for governor than state GOP spokesman Alec Zimmerman quickly branded him as “Phony Mike McCabe.”

A few days earlier when Milwaukee-area businessman Andy Gronick announced his intention to do the same, Zimmerman quickly peppered him as an “out-of-touch con artist.”

Why take the time to outline why Republicans believe the candidates aren’t qualified to lead Wisconsin government when it’s so much easier to just call them names?

I might suggest that if Zweifel is going to take the high road and condemn political name calling, he also read the Democratic Party for Wisconsin’s website for some prime material for his next column. For example:

Following Kevin’s announcement for U.S. Senate, wrought with lies and excuses, is updated to reveal the real Kevin Nicholson: a fake conservative and billionaire puppet. In addition to the new site content, voters across Wisconsin will be directed to the site via online ads on social media platforms and a search engine.

Kevin lied when he claimed he left the 2000 Democratic convention convinced he was no longer a Democrat because five years later, he registered as a Democrat in North Carolina. Kevin also lied when he said his military service was why he stopped being a Democrat because he voted in the 2008 Democratic primary for President in North Carolina after he returned from Iraq. He lied again when he said he voted “no preference” in-person in the 2008 Democratic primary, but election records showed that was impossible because no one in his precinct voted that way. And that’s just the start.

“Kevin Nicholson is an out-of-state billionaire’s puppet who lies to gain support,” said Martha Laning. “The people of Wisconsin need to know the truth: this Liar for Senate is only doing the bidding of his sole backer, an out-of-state billionaire, not the people of Wisconsin.”

Goose and Gander and whatnot…


1052, 07 August 2017


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Politics is rarely about the issues. It usually degenerates into some personal attack.

    You have to look no further than my issue comments here. I tend to garner a lot of name callling, certain critics questioning my Christianity, and some comments that can be just personally rude. Tends to happen more when my issue comment is really good.

    This is going to happen when liberalism suffer perpetual intellectual bankruptcy.

  2. billphoto

    Fact is, this kind of behavior has been going on for years.  It is not confined to Democrats or Republicans, it is the favored tactic of the Elites.  Just try running for local government or the school board and you will be the target of a game of Whack-A-Mole.  Put your name on the ballot and you will learn about your criminal past, pornography addiction, drug and alcohol abuse and the unwanted advances you made to that underage kid.

    The ‘why’ of all this is it works. People want to believe their choice of the (incumbent) Elites or their surrogate candidate was the right one, many times ignoring reality.  Case in point, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.  Many cannot accept this fact instead countering with a myriad of excuses like Russia, Russia, Russia.

    Really?  Let the idealists post begin fantasizing about their reality.

  3. Le Roi du Nord


    You are the last person to lecture us on intellectual bankruptcy.

  4. Paul

    Racist troll Le Roi du Nord is the definition of intellectual bankruptcy.

  5. Paul

    In fact, intellectual bankruptcy is the only proper way to have the word “intellectual” in the same sentence as white nationalist troll Le Roi du Nord.

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    petite paul:

    Did you read the post above?  Seems like the comprehension of content missed you completely.  Hope you are having a great day, little buddy.

  7. Paul

    Nobody cares what you think, Nazi troll.  Go cry to Owen again, bitch.

  8. billphoto

    OMG.  Too funny.  Glad Owen doesn’t charge for the free entertainment.

  9. Jason

    >Did you read the post above? Seems like the comprehension of content missed you completely

    Says the ignorant trill who first attacked in this discussion. Ha ha.

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