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Is Wisconsin’s Minority Rebellion Going National?

Could we see the same chaos after the November elections?

In 2011 and continuing in 2012, we saw a Wisconsin torn a part by a minority that lost power.  Politically they have used every resource of Wisconsin law to halt the progressive of the newly elected Governor and Legislature.  On a more local level, we have seen people attacked for supporting the Governor, people have lost their jobs because they showed their support and even launching protests in an effort to intimidate the governor’s wife and two children.  All in response to Act 10 which affected only public sector union employees that make up about 10% of the Wisconsin labor force.  Now embroiled in a recall, the question must be asked whether or not we will see an end to this?  Also, is this the new tactic of the Democrats to completely interrupt the government process in order to prevent Republicans from gaining power and enacting conservative legislation?

With Obama’s numbers south of 50% and no sign of recovering, there is a strong possibility that his re-election bid will end with a walk of shame back to Chicago.  That being said, are political activists building the framework for a minority rebellion on a national scale?  Are there a couple of movements now that with an Obama loss could combine to form a Wisconsin style political rebellion?

One group that has come out as an opposition source to conservative thought and policy has been Occupy Wall Street (OWS).  The main goal OWS is to destroy the wealthiest 1% of the country.  It is assumed that the 1% is controlling the political agenda of our nation and is working to keep the remaining 99% subdued.  While there appears to be many other goals of those participating in this movement, the 1% idea and the desire to end capitalism, as a solution, is the only one in which they all agree.  Unfortunately, many of the celebrity and political supporters are themselves 1%’ers.  This inane stance of supporting some 1% based on their affiliation to OWS has reduced the movement to a joke.  Yet, this attempt to ignore the movement has brought back its resurgence.  Some members on the fringe have suggested that in order to gain respect, they need to become violent.  If in November 2012 a Republican pro-capitalism president has been elected will the hatred and energy within OWS manifest itself in an act of desperation and violence?

Not unlike the anger OWS holds toward capitalism, the federal government has found a villain in other recent conservative policies; namely the Voter ID bills popping up across the nation.  Having seen documented cases of voter fraud, voter ID is a simple way to protect the single most important right we have in this country.  The opposing view has claimed that millions will be disenfranchised by these laws; except they have loss ground on two fronts: 1) They have yet to produce these disenfranchised voters, including within Indiana where the law has been used successfully.  2) They completely gloss over the those disenfranchised when a fraudulent vote occurs.  My concern is that in the event of a Republican victory, the Democrats will bring forth a mass of voters claiming to have been unable to vote; while at the same time they will have produced large volumes of fraudulent voters.  Either way, the post election chaos created by a claim that voting has become a broken process will be worse then any hanging chad.

Lastly, the Democrats have always established their desire to rid the country of the second amendment.  Since the Supreme Court has established that concealed carry is acceptable under the constitution, many states have included laws that protect a person when using a firearm in the act of self defense.  However, as we know, bad people exist.  People that will bend these laws in ways they were not designed in order to protect themselves from prosecution.  The Trayvon Martin killing could be one of these cases.  In order to force the political agenda of race and gun violence; a frenzy has developed around this case.  Regardless of the facts of the case, since only Mr. Zimmerman and the investigators have access to those, the case has already been decided in the court of public opinion.  Assuming the possibility the Mr. Zimmerman is innocent, the verve already shown by those protesting in Florida could reach the level we saw during April of 1992 in Los Angeles.  Imagine the fuel added to that fire when the first black president is voted out of office, regardless of his complete failure of policy.

2012 could be the political/societal perfect storm of scenarios.  While each one of these situation is nothing for alarm, they could feed off each other.  While I don’t take to conspiracy theories, Wisconsin has proven anything possible.  More importantly, the seeds for the issues discussed here are spread throughout the country, making wide spread creation of bedlam easier.  The political rebellion in Wisconsin was small compared to the frame of rebellion being built nationally in the back drop of our current political environment.

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Bren April 03, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Cow, Democrats have lost in Wisconsin before without initiating a recall. There have been Republican governors in place with the recall law on the books. Your argument needs to be revisited.
J. B. Schmidt April 03, 2012 at 04:18 AM
@Bren I am not smart enough to understand, but I can't be taught until I am smart enough to understand. Got it. I know what I need to know about OWS. Every newspaper in the country has written about them. They are not an innocent tea party group. They are an immature terror group looking for a spark. They are the same people rioting in Europe because of austerity measures. They want their freebies and hate those that succeed. How can person camp out in a park for weeks? They don't have a job and aren't interested in taking the time to find one. That is why the Tea Party events are usually on Saturday or Sunday; because they have jobs Monday thru Friday.
Randy1949 April 03, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Yes, Hoffa, you have to check out The Walking Dead. And watch from the beginning or you won't really know what's going on.
CowDung April 03, 2012 at 09:45 AM
Certainly Dems have lost before without initiating a recall. Not sure what happened to the party to make them change, but change they did. Perhaps they just don't like being the minority party in all branches of state government...
Bob McBride April 03, 2012 at 11:05 AM
LOL...that's precious.
Isaac April 03, 2012 at 12:03 PM
That was awesome J.B
Jason Patzfahl April 03, 2012 at 12:24 PM
What you conservatives don't get is that a guy like "JB" really does believe Obama was born in the Philippines...or Kenya...but ignore the fact that McCain was born in the Panama Canal. And your rant was very racist by the way - not funny at all. And the sad thing is that you will never, ever see it for yourself. And I respect you for being a stay-at-home dad - I did it for 2 years and all fathers should have an opportunity to do so. I have said this to you before, but not once have you defended me when I am attacked for being something that I am not. But isn't that the GOP way, to take someone's best qualities and attack them for being quite the opposite? I have a great work ethic, so conservatives claim I don't have a job...Kerry was a war hero and George W a war zero, and then they invent the swift-boaters. Lovely.
Jay Sykes April 03, 2012 at 12:30 PM
The law is very clear, when one is born outside of the land mass that is 'our country' to parents that are citizens of the USA serving in the military, you too are a citizen.
J. B. Schmidt April 03, 2012 at 12:56 PM
@Jason I have defended you as a stay at home dad. http://greendale.patch.com/blog_posts/reverse-robinhood I defended your blog (a non-crazy one). http://greendale.patch.com/blog_posts/senator-mary-lazichs-disturbing-love-affair-with-alec You are on an open forum with people responding under assumed names. If you didn't expect that people would take advantage of that and attack you, you were naive. I have never seen you say anything positive on or about one of my blogs. However, I don't care. I know deep down you love me. You need a little Stuart Smalley. "Because your good enough. Your smart enough. and doggone it, people like you."
Alfred April 03, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Quit your crying Jason.
Randy1949 April 03, 2012 at 04:10 PM
"Hatred, brutality, unawareness and laziness are the hallmarks of the American black race in general." Whereas hypocritical racism is thankfully limited to certain white people. Not gonna mention any names here . . .
Stormy Weather April 03, 2012 at 06:16 PM
@Jason - Regarding your comment, "The fact that we have a black man as leader of the free world is really pissing you off isn't it?" If the liberal media wants to label George Zimmerman as a White/Hispanic, then Obama should be called the first White/Black President!
Stormy Weather April 03, 2012 at 06:32 PM
And btw... Did any of you see the latest story about George Zimmerman trying to raise awareness about the black homeless man, Sherman Ware? I don't know if it's true, but according to what I've been reading, "Zimmerman was one of very few who publicly condemned the “beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer.” I think the whole Liberal Spin of a Racist George Zimmerman might fall flat on it's face. And if it does, President Obama, Sharpton, Jackson, Oprah, the Black Panthers, etc. and all the other people convicting an American Citizen in the Court of Public Opinion will have to eat crow. But I'm sure instead of publicly apologizing, they will be crawling under a rock waiting for the Trayvon/Zimmerman incident to go away!
Randy1949 April 03, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I don't think Zimmerman's problem was ever that he was 'racist', although is profiling of a black teenager in a hoodie in his upscale neighborhood as 'suspicious' might be just a little bit racist. Zimmerman's problem is that he is looking more and more like a Dirty Harry wannabe. He lost a security job for being too aggressive in his handling of a party-goer, and there were complaints from people in his neighborhood association about him following people to their homes. This is not a man who should have been patrolling the area with a gun. Under the 'stand your ground' law, Trayvon Martin had as much right to confront George Zimmerman for following him as George Zimmerman had to follow Trayvon Martin for being on a common area sidewalk. The voice analysis of the screams for help on the 911 tape are not looking good for Zimmerman either.
James R Hoffa April 03, 2012 at 07:23 PM
@Randy1949 - That's funny, cause all I ever see getting play about the whole incident on MS-NBC are the racial implications. Face it, Stormy is right. If this was just a CSI analysis of the available facts and evidence, it never would have become a national story, would it have? Instead, it's been subverted by political interests in an attempt to secure a certain segment of our population to voting Democratic. Exploitation media at its very worst. Utterly disgusting if you ask me!
Stormy Weather April 03, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Randy - Read more then the liberal spin on this. A witness on the night of the shooting told the police that it was Trayvon on top of Zimmerman and that Zimmerman was the person screaming for help. Zimmerman also said in the police report that he was screaming for help. Per a police officer, Zimmerman had blood on his nose and back of his head. And now NBC has launched an internal probe into why they ran an edited version of the 911 call which made it look like Zimmerman said this, "'This guy looks like he's up to no good … he looks black." The truth is Zimmerman actually said this, "This guy looks like he's up to no good. Or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about." The 911 officer responded saying, "OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?" "He looks black," Zimmerman said. Big, big, big difference! Now why would NBC run the edited version, unless they wanted to make it look like George Zimmerman was a racist White/Hispanic who shot a black kid? None of us know what happened that night, but I do know that in this Country, a person is innocent until proven guilty! And on your side of the aisle, they are calling for George Zimmerman's head on a platter! Regarding the voice analysis - Who paid for it? I'm sure Zimmerman's attorney can find a company that will reject that voice analysis. BTW... Randy did you even bother to do a search on George Zimmerman and Sherman Ware?
Stormy Weather April 03, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Hi Hoffa! As soon as our White/Black President Obama said, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon, I knew this was a political ploy to rally his base which is the black vote. President Obama should be ashamed of himself for hoping on the band wagon before the facts were in. And did you see, that President Obama did not say that Shawn Tyson could be his son? Shawn Tyson is the 16 year old black "Kid" who gunned down two British tourists in Florida. And the families of the British men who were murdered... No phone call, no letter, no public apology from the President...
Randy1949 April 03, 2012 at 08:05 PM
@Stormy Weather -- That witness has since said he wasn't sure who was on top and that he'd been subject to some police pressure. I have definitely read more than just the liberal spin on this. Why should I do a search on Zimmerman and Sherman Ware? I'm not arguing racism as the motive here. I'm arguing that Zimmerman's attitude and poor judgment turned an innocent situation of a kid walking to the store for some candy into a fatality.
Randy1949 April 03, 2012 at 08:12 PM
"Regarding the voice analysis - Who paid for it?" The Orlando Sentinel. No partiality for either side that I'm aware.
Bren April 03, 2012 at 08:16 PM
J.B., are you surprised that the corporate-owned media would attempt to marginalize a movement that is working to hold corporations to account? You will find very little in the mainstream media about OWS, and what you do find is mostly negative. Did you know for example that Occupy Austin is working with the City of Austin on possibly transferring its funds from Wall Street banks to local credit unions? I don't believe Bank of America is boasting about it on its website. A few weeks ago Occupy rallied in front of the home of the Chase Bank CEO and mock "foreclosed" on his home, to tremendous support from passerby. Occupiers created a huge float and marched behind the Rose Bowl parade this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_3x0pdjfUY&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-zJq_iRbkM And OWS is definitely not a Tea Party/GOP movement. It is not astroturf. What freebees are they looking for? Justice is not free, it take a lot of work, commitment, determination. Yes, people out of work and homeless may have time to encamp. Also retirees, there are quite a few in the movement. If you knew anything about OWS you would know the encampment phase is nearly over. Most Occupy rallies do take place on the weekend as well. And again, I believe the individual who speaks from facts speaks with authority.
Stormy Weather April 03, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Randy - I suggest that you read about Sherman Ware. Unless you just don't care!
Randy1949 April 03, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I read them, and you're right -- I don't care. Because I never said Zimmerman was a racist. Zimmerman is a hotshot on a law and order power trip, and it came together in a perfect storm of macho and testosterone poisoning on both sides. I read three sites -- all the same piece, it seems -- and it tried to make it all about race. It isn't about race, it's about vigilantism -- 'us' versus 'them', people who belong in the neighborhood versus 'punks'. I agree with you that the Black Panthers should stay out of it, and so should Geraldo, but we really ought to think about these laws that encourage dangerous confrontations.
Stormy Weather April 03, 2012 at 09:45 PM
You are right, the Black Panthers should stay out of it, and so should President Obama, Oprah, Sharpton and J. Jackson... And you don't know that Zimmerman was a hotshot. From what I have been reading, it sounds like he supported the minority community. What if Zimmerman (IS) telling the truth, and Trayvon sucker punched him, knocked him to the ground and was beating him to the point of fearing for his life. If and I say (IF) this is what the evidence proves, then Zimmerman had every right to defend himself. If this is the case, the only thing he did wrong, was to get out of his vehicle and follow Trayvon. And we don't even know how far he followed him. Only time and evidence will tell that story... We do know that Zimmerman told the dispatcher, that he didn't know where the kid was.
Randy1949 April 03, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Actually, I've seen an aerial shot of the area and the spot where the shooting took place. It is quite some distance from the street. The street was lined by townhouses with only one break between them, with a sidewalk heading to the back of the houses. The there would be aright turn onto a sidewalk that ran between the common back yards. Trayvon was staying in a house down near the end of the row. The shooting took place maybe a third of the way down. Zimmerman had to follow him quite a distance from the street. Trayvon wasn't skulking through people's back yards. It was a common area with a sidewalk where people walked their dogs. There was also not much cover -- no bushes, shrubs. It was all open lawn. The timeline will be crucial. There was a call from Trayvon's cell (to the girlfriend) with the 911 report of the fight and the gunshot only a few minutes later. I don't know where Zimmerman's 911 call fits into it.
Stormy Weather April 03, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Yep! There are lots of things that need to be investigated and sorted out. In the meantime, the protests, the media lynchings and the (Guilty until proven innocent) needs to stop. If the evidence proves that Zimmerman is guilty of gunning down a 17 year old for no reason, I believe he will go to prison. If on the other hand Zimmerman was defending himself, the liberal media and the celebrities who convicted him in the court of public opinion also need to pay the price... BTW... I don't see the liberal media or celebrities speaking out for the two British tourists that were gunned down by a black 16 year old last year. I also didn't see anyone protesting about racial hatred when 21 year old, Channon Christian and 23 year old Christopher Newsom were kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered by at least four black people. I just it's only a (RACE) thing if it's white on black crime.
Stormy Weather April 03, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Randy - I don't think George Zimmerman ever said that, Trayvon was skulking through people's back yards. Those are your words or the liberal media's words...
J. B. Schmidt April 03, 2012 at 11:30 PM
@Bren The facts state that Austin chose Chase. That leaves your OWS Austin, just another group vacating a commune, but leaving its filth behind. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-02-05/occupy-wall-street-movement-camps-pack-up/52978308/1
mau April 05, 2012 at 07:18 PM
FYI Gun Sales Booming: Doomsday, Obama or Zombies? http://news.yahoo.com/gun-sales-booming-doomsday-obama-zombies-193929184--abc-news-money.html
Randy1949 April 05, 2012 at 07:26 PM
People are such sheep. This happened four years ago because people were so sure President Obama would tighten gun control. It never happened.
Tonto April 06, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Wait, there truly seems to be a problem with someone"s birth certificate - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CCVp7-7rdoM

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