With the Democratic nomination process coming to a close (even if one wishes to wait until the convention in Philly) I feel that it needs to be brought up that indeed, all politics are local.
I think that's one thing that we all can agree on.
I can't think of one place that has gone through more turmoil than we have in Wisconsin. We went from disagreeing with a smile to full-blown uncivil war. It's not just the horribly extreme scorched economy policies that Walker Inc. has brought to our state, it's the division. This division isn't collateral damage. It was the intent. Divide and conquer.
Before I continue, let me ask you - how has the White House directly helped what has been going on here the past few years?
I don't think I need to tell you what the race for the White House is doing TO Wisconsin. (and other places as well) It's helping Scott Walker do what he does best - "divide and conquer".
Everyone is aware by now that there will very likely be Supreme Court seats to fill. There is one open now. Those spots are selected for life. ("Life" is a bit longer on the timeline than one Presidential term for those who haven't been following) We've learned in Wisconsin what a state supreme court can allow. Basically, the Extreme GOP majority can write up anything that they'd like no matter how insane the bill is. Someone with two nickels left to rub together then sues to stop it. It goes up the legal chain to the (bought and paid for) Wisconsin supreme court where the conservative majority assures us that it's not a crazy idea. Sometimes a Conservative Wisconsin Justice will try to strangle someone, but, that will probably happen with less frequency now that Prosser is retiring. On a statewide level, we. are. screwed.
Well Badgers, there is a "higher power" that we can look to for help after our highest court shows why the Right spends millions on getting their Justices elected for a ten year term. It's not the White House. It's who the person in the White House picks - the U.S. Supreme Court.
Public unions almost had a ruling made against them that would have been disastrous for the Labor movement. A seat remains to be filled, and, the majority Republican Senate refuses to fill the spot by doing what they are paid to do.
This brings me back to my original train of thought.
Wisconsin can do our part to help regain control of the U.S. Senate. We can end the embarrassment of having CEO Ron Johnson polluting the D.C. air. We can, and, we will elect Russ Feingold later this year.
That is - IF we keep our act together.
It's no secret I spoke at a Bernie rally during the Wisconsin primary. People who know me - know me.
How much has the White House done to save "Our House"? Honestly, not as much as I would have hoped to see.
Fact is, regardless of Hillary or Bernie winning, it will still be up to us to get things done. That is, unless Trump wins. In that case, not only is the entire country screwed, but, you can put the final fork in Wisconsin. We will be done.
I'm not writing this to guilt you into voting one way or another, but, I am telling you that there are a lot of votes needed to be cast for local races in Wisconsin. Start at the bottom and work your way up on the ballot.
One more thing. There's all of this bullcrap fighting going on. It's a civil war that we got going within the uncivil war that Walker unleashed. Knock it off!
I honestly think that with Trump's unfavorable rating at 70%, the Presidential election will be a blowout win for the Dems - especially with him now going full blown crazy by accusing veterans of stealing government money.
I'm not going to tell you who you need to vote for, but I am going to remind you that we have a full ship of Banana Republicans who need to be shoved off. When we need to sail, it doesn't help to have people drilling holes in the floorboards.
The primaries are over.
We are the ones who are going to need to work together. Don't create your own "divide and conquer". Remember who was standing next to you when we were over 100,000 strong in Madison. All of us. Together
We have power.
Or lose it.