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1557, 07 Dec 18

Remembering Jeff Wood

Dan O’Donnell takes us down memory lane to remind us what the Democrats did when they were ousted from power in 2010.

So desperate were the outgoing governor and state legislative majority to pass what amounted to a sweetheart deal for some of their biggest political backers that they did what was until then unthinkable—they sprang Jeff Wood from jail so he could vote.

Even though he was serving a 60-day sentence and had drugs in his vehicle during two of his four drunk-driving arrests, a sympathetic judge agreed to let him out on work release for just long enough to be a forgotten man no more.

Eight years later, though, he is forgotten again; an uncomfortable reminder that the Republican-led Legislature’s supposedly unprecedented lame-duck session “power grab” isn’t unprecedented at all.

Frankly, the sanctimonious whining from Democrats is as pathetic as it is hypocritical. They are no stranger to power politics. And what the Republicans have done pales in comparison to what the Democrats tried to do.

The sooner Walker signs the bills that the legislature passed, the sooner the liberals move on to the next manufactured outrage.


1557, 07 December 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    No kidding.

    Thanks for reminding us of the total slimeball things Democrats did in 2010.

    Liberals were full cheerleaders when they sprung a CRIMINAL from jail to pass their awful lame duck agenda!


  2. Jason

    Yes exactly Owen… and you have two tools in sheeps clothing here posting noise to your blog.. Jiffy and LeRoy.

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    First, I’ll never condone drunk driving, nor drug use.

    Second, in my opinion Wood should have resigned long before he had a chance to vote.

    But it seems hypocritical for you folks to drag this up in light of Jim Steineke being a chronic scofflaw over a longer period of time.  Seems like selective outrage on your part.

    For those here that are historically challenged, the 2010 lame-duck session was to approve union contracts that had already been negotiated.  I have asked k several times to compare the potential results of that lame-duck to the 2018 version, but he is unable to get off his high horse of indignation long enough to do so.  It should also be noted that Wood was originally a R, later an I, so had been corrupted by that republicanism long before he voted for the union contracts.  And it was a D (Russ Decker) that voted against the contracts (k – they didn’t pass), and was later rewarded by walker for his vote with a cushy appointment to a higher paying job.

    And you guys always rely on the old “the other guys did it too” excuse.  No taking the high road for you folks, never, ever.

    Now we all get to see what walker wants his legacy to be.  Any bets?




  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    If “high road” is laying down and surrender, point out to me one time when liberals, ever, did that????

    The “high road” is a fiction you create. It does not exist in reality.

    Stop fantasizing, and get a grip on reality.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    “The “high road” is a fiction you create. It does not exist in reality.”

    And you have the gall to condemn liberals for their liberalism, yet make a statement like that??  Or did someone hijack your screen name?

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    I merely referring to the fact you equate total surrender=the high road.

    Total surrender of everything good and right one believes in=the gutter.

  7. dad29

    condemn liberals for their liberalism,

    No.  We condemn them for institutionalizing attacks on nature (like abortion and queer “marriage.”)  We also condemn them for their crimes against property like taking it for the benefit of NON-citizens of the USA.

    We don’t condemn them for taking the “high road,” because that’s never happened in the course of history.

  8. Le Roi du Nord


    Nope, I didn’t do that.  Your excuse ridden imagination is running rampant again.


    Your “attacks on nature” statement is hilarious.  You self proclaimed conservatives abhor natural things.  And you have fallen back to the “the other guys do it too” excuse.  Have you no original thought?

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    Can’t ever point out when libs surrendered can you?

    Libs never surrender their perverted agenda.

    It’s absurd to suggest a good agenda should surrender so perversion can have its day.

  10. Le Roi du Nord


    You are the one all lathered up about perversion and carnal choices.  Perhaps some conversion therapy is on your future agenda.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    I not the one “lathered up”. I fully support what Republicans are doing. I enjoy their legislative approach.

    You are the one running around, foolishly screaming, and foaming, for their total surrender.

  12. jjf

    I think what Owen is trying to say is that the Dems once tried to do something bad, and what they should’ve done is try to do even more and more horrible and with less transparency and less public input and more authoritarian caucus beatings, so they could be more like the WisGOP today.

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