WisDems hope to rebound at annual convention

Everybody rebounds in time.

Via WMTV.

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‘A fraud of the entire process.’

Via Inside information given to Scott Walker campaign treasurer “unethical,” top expert says @ State Journal

Least Surprising News of the Day™: Democrat Mary Burke voted for Democrat Barack Obama

Via Yes, Mary Burke Voted For President Obama In 2008 And 2012 @ TPM.

He’ll find a fixer-upper in Shorewood

Jason Kidd, retired NBA star and head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, has listed his Hamptons home in Water Mill, N.Y., for $7.995 million.

Built in 2012, the roughly 7,800-square-foot, transitional-style mansion includes six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a large “man cave” area on the lower level that was recently filled with Kidd’s sports memorabilia, said listing agent Matthew Breitenbach of Corcoran Group Real Estate. “But that’s going with him,” he added.

Via Jason Kidd Lists Hamptons Home for $7.995 Million @ WSJ.

Gov. Walker fights for Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback

Via New Walker TV ad touts progress on economy, appeals for votes Nov. 4 @ WisPolitics Election Blog.

Tara disses Scott Walker

Via New Burke TV ad features woman saying Walker ‘has only made it worse’ @ WisPolitics Election Blog.

Conservationists pour Water Ad on Walker

Via Environmental group knocks Walker over mining bill @ WisPolitics Election Blog

WISGOP looks inside Mary Burke’s War Chest

Via “Mary Burke’s War Chest” @  WISGOP.

Then, now

But if politicians don’t create jobs, then why was it acceptable in 2010 for the Journal Sentinel to endorse Walker in the first place, in part for his jobs promises? It doesn’t add up.

Via Lunchtime Musings: Journal Sentinel wrong, Walker’s failed jobs pledge matters @ Political Heat.

Elections

Via Gov. Christie: “Would you rather have Scott Walker in Wisconsin overseeing the Voting Mechanism, or would you have Mary Burke?” @ Democurmudgeon.

Foregone

Wisconsin was invited to apply (with the possibility of receiving up to $60 million) along with 34 other states for preschool expansion. Walker blew it off.

Wisconsin is rated the worst state in the nation in the achievement gap of African American children – and Scott Walker didn’t think it was worth his time to apply to expand one of the most effective ways to close that gap. He was too busy campaigning.

Via 13 Days: I Haz Fixt Wisconsun @ Root River Siren

Conditions

So props to aggrieved citizens and environmental group’s which are now asking the feds to intervene following dismissive health and safety enforcement and intentional regulatory withdrawal by Walker’s “chamber-of-commerce” DNR  and force Wisconsin to clean up where the mess is pressing and dangerous – – big-dairy manure pollution of drinking water.

Via Proof that WI is not cleaner than before Walker took power @ The Political Environment.

Someplace other than the candidates’ debate

Via Where In The World Is Joe Sanfelippo? @ Cognitive Dissidence.

Scrappin’

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Via Audio Of Sarah Palin Family Brawl, Bristol Palin Likes The ‘F’ Word @  CAFFEINATED POLITICS.

We’ll soldier on

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Via Does it bother you that Renee Zellweger doesn’t look like Renee Zellweger anymore? @ Althouse.

What if he’s not really a Democrat?

Via “In my opinion, Obama has governed as a moderate conservative — essentially as what used to be called a liberal Republican…” @ Althouse

What did he say?

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Via Democrats sue state over Schimel training videos @ JS All PoliticsBlog.

Petri dishes

Via U.S. Rep. Tom Petri will not endorse Grothman @  FdL Reporter

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When Scott Walker’s county staff members needed to release a statement in 2010 saying they did not engage in campaign activity, who exactly did they ask to approve the language?

Walker’s top campaign aides, naturally.

Via Scott Walker campaign staffer OK'd statement denying political activity by county staff @ JS No Quarter Blog.

One standard for them, one standard for everyone else

Via Emails show Scott Walker campaign treasurer got inside information on real-estate deal @ State Journal.

Dealers

As someone who observes the justice system on a regular basis, I can tell you that if the “standard” is to fully charge, convict and sentence every criminal to the maximum allowable punishment to be considered “tough on crime”–then there is not a single prosecutor, District Attorney or Judge that is “tough on crime” in Wisconsin.  Reduced charges, plea bargains, lenient sentences and “second chances” are common–and pretty much necessary–in today’s legal system.

Via Not So Tough On Crime @ My Two Cents.

Touch football

Via In Ryan v Zerban, Whose Idea Was a Debate Without Rebuttals? @ Rock Netroots

Big government in a small town

A small rural town of fifteen-thousand, and it’s 289 pages just to list the town’s annual budget.

Via The Proposed 2015 City of Whitewater Budget @ FREE WHITEWATER.

Pat Bomhack parachutes into 17th District

Via Tall tales from a top-down Democrat(ic) campaign @ Blaska’s Bring It!

Left lukewarm?

Burke wins both

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Unquestionably in the second of only two statewide televised debates that Gov. Scott Walker would agree to, he again underestimated how many vital issues and how much authoritative competence Mary Burke had in her corner as she outmatched him Oct. 17 after roundly beating him, according to news reports on both sides, in the Oct. 9 debate.

Via NO DEBATE – BURKE SUBDUES WALKER AND MEDIA @ DOM’S DOMAIN POLITICS.

Walker won again

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I still think Walker won. Debates are often won by the aggressor, and that was clearly Walker. He offered more specifics and was more responsive to his opponent, while Burke mostly stuck to her talking points.

Via Walker Won Second Debate – Urban Milwaukee @ Murphy’s Law.

Walker hit as Invasive

Via Emily’s List goes up with new TV ad targeting Walker on abortion @ WisPolitics Election Blog.

Rove defends Walker

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Getting Karl Rove to come in and attack your opponents for dirty tricks annnnnnd vouching for the character of Scott Walker… all in one email?!? 

I guess Jack Abramoff wasn’t available.

Via WisGOP Email from Karl Rove Complains About “Dirty Tricks” & Vouches for Walker’s Character @ Uppity Wisconsin.

17th District Senate candidates wary on weed

                            

Burke hits Walker over last Four Years

Via Mary Burke ad takes aim at Gov. Scott Walker’s integrity @ JS All Politics Blog.

WISGOP sees political motivation in doc dump

Via WISGOP Files Open Records Request With Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele @ WISGOP