Hypocrisy In Spending Tax Payer $
It's all over the news by now that the GOP is running fake candidates in this Summer's recall elections of Republican Senators. This is the second time they are doing this BS. Should we, as the public be upset? You bet your opening day tickets we should...
The Republicans are forcing a Democratic primary, not a Republican primary. If they want to "slow" down the process like the Democrats did when they left the state to protest Walker's budget then they should run GOP candidates instead of fake Democrats. They are purposely trying to deceive uninformed voters that might accidentally vote for the wrong person, while allow more time for their candidates to raise more $.
And let's not ignore the fact that it will cost us, the tax payers, another $400,000 - $600,000. And the right complains that the left is wasting money by forcing recalls? That is hypocrisy. And the biggest difference is that the Democrats went through the painstaking process of gathering up to 20,000 signatures per candidate and having them validated through the GAB, only to have a recall many months later. All the GOP had to do was get at the most 800 signatures to get on the ballot in order to fool some and thwart the democratic process.
And a little known fact - it was the Republican party in Wisconsin who wrote the law for recalls in Wisconsin as a means to express grievence with your elected officials. And let's not forget that the GOP tried to recall Governor Jim Doyle, but failed miserable.
The reason the Dems left the state last year was to give time for the people of WI to see what was actually in Walker's budget and to protest against it. The GOP is not protesting, they are deceiving, lying, cheating and grasping at straws in their last dying days. RIP you band of banditos...
Hypocrisy in Disclosure:
The right wing, with the help of their loud-mouthed radio talk show hosts "yelling in your face" Bellling and Charlie "psycho" Sykes have publicly lambasted every low level public official who signed to recall Walker, costing some school board positions and favor amongst their students and parents.
My question is why does the GOP want to make public who signed a petition to express a grievance with their government, but they don't think it should be made public who are the biggest $ donors to campaigns? I would rather know who is buying off my politician than who is disgusted with them. I can tell who is for or against the recalls by looking at bumper stickers and yard signs, but nobody ever puts a "I just bought off my elected official" sticker on their Cadillac.
Hypocrisy In Law
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were handing out free subs at Cousins on election day this week and are now being investigated by the Waukesha County DA and could face fines up to $10,000 and three years in jail. But really, in Waukesha nothiingwill happen and the GOP is brushing the accusations asside as being absurd.
But...During the 2000 presidential election then-State Representative Scott Walker requested that the District Attorney's office investigate the Gore campaign for an alleged "smokes for votes" scheme in which a supporter of the Democratic Party, gave packs of cigarettes to people at homeless shelters. Scott Walker was outraged and said, "Anything that gets something of value, be it a $20 bill on the street out here, or a pack of cigarettes, we think is wrong." Walker then said, "The trading off of anything, something of worth, in exchange for someone's vote -- not only is it ethically questionable, we believe it's a violation of the law."
Again, "Do as I say, not as I do" right Scotty? ~http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/04/11412/subgate-tasty-new-scandal-rocks-wisconsin
Hyperbole In Cost
Remember way back when the GOP was claiming a $7 MILLION cleaning fee for the capital after the protests? The local painters union offered to clean it for free, but the GOP declined and threw around the $7 MILLION figure like it was a golden egg.
Well, the state just got the bill and it was a whopping $200,000 - 3% of what the GOP was claiming it would cost. But are Belling or Sykes talking about that?
Hyperbole In Fraud
RNC Chairman and WI native Reince Priebus alleged on MSNBC recently that Wisconsin is a state “that was absolutely riddled with voter fraud.” And gave that as his reasoning for the embattled Voter ID law.
The problem? A recent study by the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice found just seven cases of voter fraud out of three million votes cast in Wisconsin during the 2004 election, a fraud rate of 0.0002 percent. All seven of these cases involved persons with felony convictions who weren’t eligible to vote after being released from prison.
To his defense, there were 20 people prosecuted for fraud in the 2008 election, but by no means is 20 fraudulent votes a means to waste the $7 MILLION it will cost to implement the Voter ID law, unless of course all you want to do is disenfranchise certain groups of people...
Other Notable News:
Businesses are starting to pull out of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). As of last night, Coke, Pepsi and Kraft Foods have announced they will no longer particiapte in or sponsor ALEC becaus it has come to light that ALEC was behind pushing the Conceal/Carry, Castle Doctrin and Stand Your Ground laws that have now started to result in the deaths of innocent youths across the country.
Bravo Coke, Pepsi and Kraft - The avalanche is starting...