Posted on Apr 04, 2018

Scott Walker Freaks Out On Twitter As Wisconsin Democrats Crush Republicans in Blue Wave

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Last night Wisconsin held local elections. In a normal year, this wouldn’t be such a big deal, but given that nothing is normal under Donald Trump, the results in this state portend the oft-mentioned Blue Wave that will sweep Democrats to victory this fall. For the past eight years, Wisconsin has been ravaged by Koch Brothers puppet governor Scott Walker, who has made it one of the hardest states to vote...

Posted on Jul 09, 2013

Wisconsin Joins the Misogynistic Ultrasound Club; Federal Judge Promptly Blocks the Law

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On Friday, Wisconsin's tea party governor, Scott Walker, signed the state's very own anti-abortion law. Among other things, which I'll cover presently, the law will close half of all the state's abortion clinics. Allow me to rephrase that sentence since it understated the gravity of the situation. Walker and the Republicans will close two of the state's four abortion clinics. Almost as shocking as the closures is the fact...

Posted on Oct 02, 2012

White Women Behind the Obama Bump

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It still makes me uncomfortable to write about politics in terms of ethnic, socio economic and gender based terms, but I guess that’s the reality of how campaigns are planned and executed. Having said that, maybe Obama’s recent bump in the polls from a demographic he has had trouble connecting with in the past is a signal that America, or at least parts of it, are not so easily...

Posted on Aug 11, 2012

Breaking: Paul Ryan is Romney’s VP Pick

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The Daily Banter Headline Grab (via the Guardian): Mitt Romney has confirmed his selection of Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate, stating that he is “proud” to have the Wisconsin congressman on the Republican White House ticket. In a tweet sent out ahead of a formal announcement Saturday, the presidential candidate said: “I am proud to announce @PaulRyanVP as my VP. Stand with us today.” Via his newly...

Posted on Aug 06, 2012

Shooting at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin Kills 7

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The Daily Banter Headline Grab (from Reuters): A gunman killed six people and critically wounded three at a Sikh temple during Sunday services before police shot him dead in an attack that authorities are treating as an act of domestic terrorism. Witnesses said the gunman opened fire when he entered the kitchen at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee at about 10:30 a.m. CDT (1530 GMT) as...

Posted on Jul 26, 2012

There Is No Threat or Evidence of Voter Fraud. At All.

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By Bob Cesca: Throughout the previous decade, anyone who claimed that there was no real threat of terrorism was hectored, accused of hating America and temporarily driven out of politics, even though the numbers vindicated them. According to a study by Nate Silver, your odds of dying in an airplane-based terrorist attack are around one in 10,408,947. Statistically, that’s pretty close to zero. Conversely, your odds of dying by...

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

Why Does Romney Want Fewer Firefighters, Police and Teachers?

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By Bob Cesca: Thank you, Mitt Romney, for this: “ wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.” This is easily the biggest Romney gaffe yet. Actually, I hesitate to call it a gaffe since...

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Big and Bold Plan For America

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By Ben Cohen: So far, Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign is based on not being Barack Obama. The Republican nominee is spending vast sums of money on attacking the President for his liberalness, his perceived weakness and lack of stewardship over the economy. Romney is going negative, and it seems to be having an effect. It is of course too early to tell, but a recent Gallup Poll had Romney...