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0648, 21 Aug 17

Barca Takes Heat for Foxconn Vote

In the Democratic Party, no independent thoughts are allowed.

Subeck, in an email sent to all Assembly Democrats obtained by the AP, accused Barca of failing “on all accounts” to differentiate his views on Foxconn with that of the rest of Democrats who voted against the measure. She was particularly upset with Barca for holding an impromptu news conference in the Assembly parlor, right around the corner from his office, shortly after the evening vote Thursday.

“I have to admit that I was surprised that immediately after a vote on which you took a different position than most of the caucus, you would hold yourself out to speak on our behalf on the issue, especially without letting any of know you intended to do so,” Subeck wrote to Barca. “I am also concerned that the message you conveyed … It seems you were trying to justify your own vote rather than share the caucus perspective consistent with our agreed upon message.”

She said that Barca’s public comments “have not been consistent with the majority position of the caucus and have served counter to our interest.”

Subeck said Barca should have allowed someone else to speak who could better represent how most Democrats felt about Foxconn.

I think that most people watching Barca speak understood that he was speaking for himself and not on behalf of his caucus. We know the hive mind even if the occasional drone strays.


0648, 21 August 2017

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Scheunemann


    Shows that the only agenda the Democrat caucus is hate…of Scott Walker.

    I admire Barca for finally rejecting the hate.

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