I did what the vast majority of Wisconsinites did not do… I watched the debate between Johnson and Barnes. No, I didn’t watch it live. I have a life at 7 pm on a Friday evening. Thankfully, it can be found in full on Youtube. Here is a preview of my column from the Washington County Daily News today.
Incumbent U.S. Senator Ron Johnson and challenger Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes met last week for their one and only debate before the election to see who should represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate for the next six years. The debate was hosted by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association which lined up the usual panel of Leftist questioners to ask questions from the Left’s perspective while actively avoiding issues that favor the Right.
How, for instance, one could ask questions for an hour of candidates for the U.S. Senate without mentioning inflation, Ukraine, our $31 trillion national debt, or the nation’s open border policy — all issues that will be discussed in the Senate — is journalistic malpractice. As the only debate held, it was a poor showing.
When asked about Milwaukee’s horrific rise in violent crime under Democratic leadership, Barnes’ answer was to spend more tax money on schools and somehow create jobs (he did not say how this would happen). He has long been a champion of defunding the police and rooted for anti-police rioters from the safety of his Twitter account.
Barnes has this relationship exactly backward. It is the violent crime that drives families and jobs out of communities. They will not come back until the crime is under control and the only way a civilized society has ever accomplished that is with a professional and effective police force. Barnes’ policies would lead to more crime, fewer jobs and another generation lost to crime and poverty.
While Barnes is advocating for cutting police funding, eliminating cash bail, and emptying our prisons of violent criminals, he is also pushing for the suppression of citizens to keep and bear arms. During the debate, Barnes lamented that, “the ATF doesn’t even have searchable databases right now because of the law,” supported universal background checks, and pushed for red flag laws.
Let us put those policy positions together. Barnes is advocating for a federal government that tracks every single gun purchase, keeps a database of who owns what guns, and has the power to strip someone of their 2nd Amendment rights without due process if a government official thinks someone might be a threat someday. While violent crooks run free in Barnes’ America, law-abiding citizens might be stripped of their civil rights if they displease a government official.
When asked about President Biden’s unconstitutional effort to forgive student loans, Barnes said, “absolutely it’s fair.”
Sadly, there is a sizable constituency who share Mandy’s myopic vision.
Da Unions have been browbeating membership to erect signs, so there are a number of them here in Waukesha County.
But that’s not a guarantee that those union members will actually vote for the racist woman-hater.
Tulsi Gabbard has officially left what she called the Elitist Cabal of Warmongers. Ouch.
Apparently at least one of the saner Dems is not going to jump off the cliff with these idiots. Perhaps she can redirect Willard toward the light.
Nope. Mittsy-Poo-Poo wants to be important, so he’s going to continue his toe-in/toe-out routine, along with the old broad from Maine.
Now you know why his old man didn’t bring him on board to American Motors Corp.
> is the violent crime that drives families and jobs out of communities. They will not come back until the crime is under control and the only way a civilized society has ever accomplished that is with a professional and effective police force.
This is being proven without any question, any doubt, and confusion – just a few miles south of us…. Look at the major employers fleeing from IL and Chicago in particular. Listen to the business leaders when they explain why they are taking such drastic and expensive actions… Mandy and his base just can’t fathom it.