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2012-10-30 12:36:58 PM
FTFA: "Democrat Baldwin, a member of Congress from Madison, has been relentlessly portrayed as an "extreme liberal" by Thompson and independent groups on the right. Republican Thompson, former health secretary and governor, has been relentlessly portrayed as a DC insider making money on his political connections by Baldwin and independent groups on the left."

Sigh, so now criticizing someone's actual record of proposing changes to law that directly benefits companies the candidate owns a stake in is the exact equivalent of the other side just throwing around "liberal" as though it were some kind of pejorative which would disqualify a candidate from office.

Both sides are the same, yadda yadda.
 
Zel
2012-10-30 02:02:32 PM
It's true the ads are overwhelmingly negative.

It's very frustrating that neither side ever says what they actually stand for, instead filling airtime with "s/he is a jerk."

They often don't even say who the ad is FOR, in fact most ads are not FOR anyone. I didn't figure out it was Baldwin vs Thomson until the yard-signs came out in October.

I've heard Thomson say Baldwin is 'too liberal' whatever the fark that is supposed to mean.
I've heard Baldwin say Thomson is a millionaire corporate lobbyist.

No mention of policies or decision-making or plans whatsoever.
 
2012-10-30 02:04:47 PM
It has been terrible here. Thompson ran an ad about a 9/11 memorial bill that Baldwin voted against. She voted against it because Republicans took it and added a bunch of immigration policies and other garbage to it. The ad basically says she hates the victims of 9/11. It's disgusting how they politicize that just to gain a Senate seat.
 
2012-10-30 02:21:28 PM
It's like the state recently had an election where flat-out lying out your ass proved to be beneficial.

In Wississippi?! Perish the thought!
 
2012-10-30 02:24:50 PM
It's enough to make a man want to move to Minnesota, and I cannot believe those words are coming out of my mouth
 
2012-10-30 02:25:05 PM

jonohull: It has been terrible here. Thompson ran an ad about a 9/11 memorial bill that Baldwin voted against. She voted against it because Republicans took it and added a bunch of immigration policies and other garbage to it. The ad basically says she hates the victims of 9/11. It's disgusting how they politicize that just to gain a Senate seat.


That's why they added the immigration garbage to it.
 
2012-10-30 02:26:00 PM
Does anybody remember what a top notch job he did with the anthrax scare during his stint as HHS ?
 
2012-10-30 02:26:39 PM

Zel: It's true the ads are overwhelmingly negative.

It's very frustrating that neither side ever says what they actually stand for, instead filling airtime with "s/he is a jerk."

They often don't even say who the ad is FOR, in fact most ads are not FOR anyone. I didn't figure out it was Baldwin vs Thomson until the yard-signs came out in October.

I've heard Thomson say Baldwin is 'too liberal' whatever the fark that is supposed to mean.
I've heard Baldwin say Thomson is a millionaire corporate lobbyist.

No mention of policies or decision-making or plans whatsoever.


It's "THEY BAD...MEE GOOOOD!", same as it ever was.

Democracy is incompatible with a population composed primarily of morons.
 
2012-10-30 02:28:57 PM
Between Walker's election, state collective bargaining rights issue, the recalls, an open Senate seat due a retiring incumbent, and now WI being identified as a battleground state, there has been a lot of money pouring through WI's political machines. I get the feeling that this is going to be this way for a long, long time.

Just glad I don't have cable anymore.
 
2012-10-30 02:35:57 PM
Don't forget: Tommy's a freemason. That ought to get the conspiracy theorists going....
 
2012-10-30 02:36:12 PM

cleveralthere: It's enough to make a man want to move to Minnesota, and I cannot believe those words are coming out of my mouth


You stay right where you are. We have already accepted our quota of Packers and Badgers fans.
 
2012-10-30 02:36:19 PM

jgilb: Does anybody remember what a top notch job he did with the anthrax scare during his stint as HHS ?


Is that the one where he talked about people accepting "encephalposis" or was that one West Nile?

Ahh, Tommy: our favorite drunk uncle that we can't take anywhere.
 
2012-10-30 02:40:27 PM

catmandu: jgilb: Does anybody remember what a top notch job he did with the anthrax scare during his stint as HHS ?

Is that the one where he talked about people accepting "encephalposis" or was that one West Nile?

Ahh, Tommy: our favorite drunk uncle that we can't take anywhere.


Just wait till Uncle Touchy gets ouf of prison and zooms up the polls.
 
2012-10-30 02:47:54 PM
While in charge of HHS, Thompson directed contracts to Logistics Health, a military contractor (which itself exists only because of a sweetheart TIF deal with the city of La Crosse, which has cost the city tens of millions and which LHI has repeatedly violated and repeatedly been rewarded for, thanks to a heavy propaganda campaign involving doling out hundreds of thousands of dollars to well-connected charities and funding entertainment events in the city) run by Don Weber, a major Republican donor who sits on the Walkerite slush fund "Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation" (purported purpose- give 'economic assistance' to businesses for expansion to create jobs; actual purpose- shovel State tax money at political allies). Thompson subsequently was hired by LHI. The graft, kickbacks, and corruption couldn't be more obvious...

...and yet the Democrats STILL can't lock this up.
 
2012-10-30 03:00:31 PM

RanDomino: he graft, kickbacks, and corruption couldn't be more obvious...

...and yet the Democrats STILL can't lock this up.


Never underestimate the power of stupid people who have learned to hate the truth with every fiber of their being. WI is not a smart state anymore. It's an idiot's banana republic with a fairly large population of smart people held captive.
 
2012-10-30 03:00:36 PM

RanDomino: While in charge of HHS, Thompson directed contracts to Logistics Health, a military contractor (which itself exists only because of a sweetheart TIF deal with the city of La Crosse, which has cost the city tens of millions and which LHI has repeatedly violated and repeatedly been rewarded for, thanks to a heavy propaganda campaign involving doling out hundreds of thousands of dollars to well-connected charities and funding entertainment events in the city) run by Don Weber, a major Republican donor who sits on the Walkerite slush fund "Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation" (purported purpose- give 'economic assistance' to businesses for expansion to create jobs; actual purpose- shovel State tax money at political allies). Thompson subsequently was hired by LHI. The graft, kickbacks, and corruption couldn't be more obvious...

...and yet the Democrats STILL can't lock this up.


Never underestimate the idiocy of rural Wisconsinites. I love my wife, but some people in her extended family... Oye.
 
2012-10-30 03:01:15 PM

Girl From The North Country: cleveralthere: It's enough to make a man want to move to Minnesota, and I cannot believe those words are coming out of my mouth

You stay right where you are. We have already accepted our quota of Packers and Badgers fans.


Yeah, I finally had to admit that I am not moving back to WI anytime soon. Between the better schools, better job market, and occasional political sanity, I was not able to keep resisting. I will still never be a Vikings fan, however, and not being able to buy beer on Sunday still angers me.
 
2012-10-30 03:06:00 PM
They don't need another hero.
 
2012-10-30 03:06:23 PM

GameSprocket: Girl From The North Country: cleveralthere: It's enough to make a man want to move to Minnesota, and I cannot believe those words are coming out of my mouth

You stay right where you are. We have already accepted our quota of Packers and Badgers fans.

Yeah, I finally had to admit that I am not moving back to WI anytime soon. Between the better schools, better job market, and occasional political sanity, I was not able to keep resisting. I will still never be a Vikings fan, however, and not being able to buy beer on Sunday still angers me.


Hunh, just today I saw a sign in an SA advertising Sunday beer sales after noon...
 
Bf+
2012-10-30 03:11:01 PM
You're goddamn right.
 
2012-10-30 03:19:21 PM
LouDobbsAwaaaay
Never underestimate the power of stupid people

Solon Isonomia
Never underestimate the idiocy of rural Wisconsinites.

WAAH! WAAH! OTHER PEOPLE ARE DUMB, IT'S NOT OUR FAULT!
 
2012-10-30 03:22:11 PM
welovecult.s3.amazonaws.com

WHO RUN WALKER-TOWN?
 
2012-10-30 03:24:07 PM
Seriously, this race is awful. I attempted to watch one of the debates and ended up just turning it off because it was completely void of any policy talk. They spent a solid 20 minutes talking about eachothers' loose and questionable ties to Iran.

Petty bullshiat all around.

RanDomino: WAAH! WAAH! OTHER PEOPLE ARE DUMB, IT'S NOT OUR FAULT!


Yeah, this is actually true. There's a gigantic part of this state that just ignored the Walker/Milwaukee County corruption in 2010, and again earlier this year. Now they're ignoring it with Thompson, too. Hell, you said this earlier yourself.

The state Democrats need a major makeover. Their idea of messaging has turned into stooping down to the Tea Party's level.
 
2012-10-30 03:31:41 PM

Solon Isonomia: GameSprocket: Girl From The North Country: cleveralthere: It's enough to make a man want to move to Minnesota, and I cannot believe those words are coming out of my mouth

You stay right where you are. We have already accepted our quota of Packers and Badgers fans.

Yeah, I finally had to admit that I am not moving back to WI anytime soon. Between the better schools, better job market, and occasional political sanity, I was not able to keep resisting. I will still never be a Vikings fan, however, and not being able to buy beer on Sunday still angers me.

Hunh, just today I saw a sign in an SA advertising Sunday beer sales after noon...

Sure, buy all the headache-inducing 3.2 beer you want! Yay Minnesota.
 
2012-10-30 03:33:51 PM
CmndrFish
Yeah, this is actually true. There's a gigantic part of this state that just ignored the Walker/Milwaukee County corruption in 2010, and again earlier this year. Now they're ignoring it with Thompson, too. Hell, you said this earlier yourself.

We need to start fighting on a front where this shiat is actually relevant to people, and electoral politics isn't it. The Democrats and the business unions worked hard to destroy the 2011 uprising; we need to destroy them.
 
2012-10-30 03:38:51 PM

RanDomino: The Democrats and the business unions worked hard to destroy the 2011 uprising; we need to destroy them.


COUNTRY FIRST



/carry on, troll
 
2012-10-30 03:53:35 PM

RanDomino: LouDobbsAwaaaay
Never underestimate the power of stupid people

Solon Isonomia
Never underestimate the idiocy of rural Wisconsinites.

WAAH! WAAH! OTHER PEOPLE ARE DUMB, IT'S NOT OUR FAULT!


Considering that I live in Minnesota and I cannot vote in Wisconsin, yep it's not my fault.
 
2012-10-30 04:07:05 PM
Democrat Baldwin, a member of Congress from Madison, has been relentlessly portrayed as an "extreme liberal" by Thompson and independent groups on the right. Republican Thompson, former health secretary and governor, has been relentlessly portrayed as a DC insider making money on his political connections by Baldwin and independent groups on the left.

So the out-of-staters are aware, Thompson's response to the attacks on him are, quote, a folksy "What's next, saying that I'm a Bears fan?"
 
2012-10-30 04:08:42 PM

Solon Isonomia: GameSprocket: Girl From The North Country: cleveralthere: It's enough to make a man want to move to Minnesota, and I cannot believe those words are coming out of my mouth

You stay right where you are. We have already accepted our quota of Packers and Badgers fans.

Yeah, I finally had to admit that I am not moving back to WI anytime soon. Between the better schools, better job market, and occasional political sanity, I was not able to keep resisting. I will still never be a Vikings fan, however, and not being able to buy beer on Sunday still angers me.

Hunh, just today I saw a sign in an SA advertising Sunday beer sales after noon...


Really? It must be that 3.2 pseudo-beer.
 
2012-10-30 04:09:16 PM
Gosling
So the out-of-staters are aware, Thompson's response to the attacks on him are, quote, a folksy "What's next, saying that I'm a Bears fan?"

Getting rid of the TV was the second-best decision I ever made.
 
2012-10-30 04:09:35 PM

Bf+: You're goddamn right.


If I was her, I would have totally turned that attack around. She could have come up with a Shaft-like theme.

"You damn right!"
 
2012-10-30 04:58:07 PM
Good lord is it true. I would also like to thank the Republican Senatorial Committee for introducing my son to the phrase "You're damn right" ad nasuem. Family values my arse.
 
2012-10-30 06:24:06 PM
"2 men enter, 1 man leaves" doesn't quite apply since while Baldwin is pretty butchy, she's still technically not a dude.
 
2012-10-30 06:42:19 PM

Solon Isonomia: Never underestimate the idiocy of rural Wisconsinites. I love my wife, but some people in her extended family... Oye.


As a former rural Wisconsinite the draw to Tommy is he went from one of the poorest places in the state became a guy who earns eight figures a year. To the schmucks out there he's practically Horatio Hornblower.

Grew up in the next town over from Tommy, he's definitely a Juneau County good ol' boy.
 
2012-10-30 08:29:57 PM

Gosling:

So the out-of-staters are aware, Thompson's response to the attacks on him are, quote, a folksy "What's next, saying that I'm a Bears fan?"


Just a drunk Packer fan
 
2012-10-30 09:28:58 PM

Zel: It's true the ads are overwhelmingly negative.

It's very frustrating that neither side ever says what they actually stand for, instead filling airtime with "s/he is a jerk."

They often don't even say who the ad is FOR, in fact most ads are not FOR anyone. I didn't figure out it was Baldwin vs Thomson until the yard-signs came out in October.

I've heard Thomson say Baldwin is 'too liberal' whatever the fark that is supposed to mean.
I've heard Baldwin say Thomson is a millionaire corporate lobbyist.

No mention of policies or decision-making or plans whatsoever.


Thompson mangled the Wisconsin budget for years. After he left to run HHS, Scott McCallum tried to clean up the financial mess. He lost the next election.

I won't vote for Thompson because he's a typical Republican: Says he is a fiscal conservative, but spends on the credit like a drunken sailor in a whorehouse.

Scott Walker is a lot like Thompson: says he's balancing the budget, but it's a mythical numbers game while he spends money on his cronies.
 
2012-10-31 01:05:30 AM

RanDomino: While in charge of HHS, Thompson directed contracts to Logistics Health, a military contractor (which itself exists only because of a sweetheart TIF deal with the city of La Crosse, which has cost the city tens of millions and which LHI has repeatedly violated and repeatedly been rewarded for, thanks to a heavy propaganda campaign involving doling out hundreds of thousands of dollars to well-connected charities and funding entertainment events in the city) run by Don Weber, a major Republican donor who sits on the Walkerite slush fund "Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation" (purported purpose- give 'economic assistance' to businesses for expansion to create jobs; actual purpose- shovel State tax money at political allies). Thompson subsequently was hired by LHI. The graft, kickbacks, and corruption couldn't be more obvious...

...and yet the Democrats STILL can't lock this up.


Though I agree that the WisDems could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory (running the utterly feckless mayor of Milwaukee against Scott Walker a little over a year after he was beaten the first time around as an example), you cannot underestimate the energy behind the hatred, arrogance, entitlement, and racism that is the Milwaukee suburbs
 
2012-10-31 10:12:55 AM
cmb53208
you cannot underestimate the energy behind the hatred, arrogance, entitlement, and racism that is the Milwaukee suburbs

I don't care. Saying they're unbeatable is not a substitute for a plan for beating them.
 
2012-10-31 08:45:47 PM

RanDomino: you cannot underestimate the energy behind the hatred, arrogance, entitlement, and racism that is the Milwaukee suburbs

I don't care. Saying they're unbeatable is not a substitute for a plan for beating them.


I dunno; I'd say that's been Mike Tate's mantra for the past three years.
 
2012-11-01 02:52:23 AM
Ken VeryBigLiar
I dunno; I'd say that's been Mike Tate's mantra for the past three years.

What, the "They're unbeatable!" part? Because as far as I'm aware the only year the guy's won was 2008, when the heavy lifting was mostly done by the national-level party. He lost the marriage referendum in 2006 and failed up, got slaughtered in 2010, and turned a spontaneous popular uprising into a massacref. The fact that this guy has a job is itself enough evidence that the DPW is beyond hope.

IMO we should be infiltrating the Waukesha church networks and do social mapping- get inside their heads, then destroy them from the inside. You know, like the FBI does to us. That's a plan that *gasp* might actually succeed. Can't have that, I'm sure.
 
2012-11-01 02:55:51 AM
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