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0938, 12 Apr 18

Onslaught From the Left

It’s here.

This collection of energized Democrats, described as “resistance warriors” by organizers, is convinced that their party will lose this fall if it doesn’t embrace a broad slate of uncompromising progressive candidates who deliver “an Elizabeth Warren-style economic populist message,” said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which coordinated this week’s gathering along with the Sanders-backed Our Revolution.

“Not only can you run on your values and win, but it is necessary to do so in some of these red districts,” Green said.

Liberal icons Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will headline a program that’s designed to give lesser-known Democratic candidates at all levels a crash course on winning in the Trump era.

It’s not enough to simply oppose the Republican president, organizers say.

Participants will learn how to look good on television, find donors, design websites and, perhaps most importantly, develop a message around progressive economic priorities. The progressive movement’s most aggressive allies are expected to be on hand: groups such as Indivisible, Planned Parenthood and the AFL-CIO.


0938, 12 April 2018


  1. jonnyv

    Owen, isn’t this GOOD? Don’t you want to see people who are passionate about their causes organizing in a meaningful & peaceful way… similar to what the Tea Party did years ago.

  2. Owen

    Actually, I appreciate it when people are honest about their agenda.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    Organizing to do what?  Make us into the socialist basket case like Venezuela?

    Just fixed that honestly problem the left has.

  4. MHMaley

    Bernie and E Warren are regional candidates who would make the race in 2020 far closer than it needs to be . New , younger Blood with some actual experience and understanding of how government works is a suvcessful prescription I hope Democrats are smart enough to put successfully forward .

    I’ll leave the “who’s more honest “ debate to others

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    I’m curious . Is Venezuela yet another socialist country where leaders “didn’t do it right” again, or are lefties embracing Venezuela as tremendous success?

  6. jjf

    Imagine a world where we could indulge in enough study and logical distinctions to explain what happened in Venezuela. Or we could just paint everything with a broad brush and consider the problem solved!

  7. Kevin Scheunemann

    Sounds like somebody wants to rationalize the socialist debacle in Venezuela.

    I’ll clue you in on one rational fact:   the more money and power one cedes to government and politicians, the more corrupt ruling authorities become.   Socialism requires a ridiculous amount of power, concentrated in the hands of a few…every single time.

    That is why all the great human atrocities in last 2 centuries are largely the fault of socialism and its diseased leftist philosophy.

  8. jjf

    No one likes, prefers, desires, wishes for what’s happened there.

    Concentrated power without any opposition? You must’ve been very worried about the WisGOP in the last decade.

    Are there any examples of socialism that didn’t devolve into genocide?


  9. Kevin Scheunemann

    Wis GOP distributed power by cutting taxes and regulation.

    Socialists, like leftist Democrats, concentrate power by raising taxes.

    I know the difference betwen distribution of power and concentration of power is difficult for you to understand, but think about it slowly and you will get it.

  10. Le Roi du Nord

    And WI GOP has concentrated power in state government by passing well over 100 pieces of legislation taking local control away from the locals.  As a local official k knows that very well, but since those facts don’t mesh with his world view he doesn’t care.

    If you can, explain how reducing regulations on CAFOs, or hi-capacity wells distributed power?  Ask the folks in Kewaunee County how safe is their well water, or lake property owners in central WI about the value of their property that used to have lake frontage.

    Now try and insult the intelligence of the rest of us yet again.

  11. jjf

    Kevin, do you remember any examples where the WisGOP removed local decision-making controls?

  12. Kevin Scheunemann

    I can give you several examples where they restored local control.


  13. jjf

    That’s not what we asked, so can you do both?

  14. Le Roi du Nord

    Several versus over 100.  Wow!

  15. Kevin Scheunemann

    Well, we can start with Act #10 which restored local control over COUNTLESS decisions.   Socialist liberals opposed that every step of the way.  Local government is much better off just on that alone…and pales in comparison to any nonsense issue you complain about.


  16. Le Roi du Nord

    Safe drinking water is a “nonsense” issue?  Property values are a “nonsense” issue.  Local control over local zoning issues are nonsense?  Wow, just wow!

  17. Kevin Scheunemann


    We took control over workforce, workplace rules, pay less for pension and health ins, to name just a few.

    Those are huge wins for local control!

  18. Kevin Scheunemann


    I don’t see where zoning isn’t a local control issue.  Zoning has always been regulated by the state because local officials can get out of control.

  19. Le Roi du Nord

    “Zoning has always been regulated by the state”.

    No, it hasn’t.  How can you be so transparently disingenuous?   Isn’t that a sin on your part?

    And you being a local official should and do know better.





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