Christian Schneider even when he gets caught in bold faced fabrications, surely there is nothing that is beyond their lack of integrity.
Vos is trying to convince he readers that the election results somehow had nothing to do with the gerrymandering that they did behind closed doors and with political operatives involved in the process.
Unfortunately, rather than do any soul-searching and examine why their message was rejected by voters, Democrats have tried to shift the narrative. We're now told that Assembly Democrats really "won" the November elections by virtue of having collected more total votes in all 99 races. Democrats then argue that Assembly Republicans only achieved their majority through redistricting. Despite losing fair elections that aren't in dispute, and despite facing a 60-39 GOP majority in January, Assembly Democrats say they have the "real" election mandate.The only ways the Packers would be able to score more cumulative points is if they had all their points in one or two games and lost the rest 3-0 - which is as unlikely as Vos having a healthy relationship with someone - or that someone was monkeying with the system.
Simply put, their argument is absurd. This is like arguing that if the Green Bay Packers ended the season with a losing record but scored more points than their opponents cumulatively, it would equate to a successful year. If a coach tried to make this argument, he probably would be fired.
But Vos wasn't done:
One of many examples of the ticket-splitting phenomenon is the 51st Assembly District in southwestern Wisconsin. Romney captured less than 40% of the vote in this district represented by Rep. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green). Despite being a top target of the Democrats in this past election, Marklein won with 51.9% of the vote, a 12-point swing from the presidential race.Well, that's a bigger load of poppycock than the first section.
Campaign messaging was important in this race as well. Like our candidates throughout the state, Marklein touted a forward-looking agenda committed to job creation and cutting waste, fraud and abuse in government. Conversely, his opponent ran a campaign mired in the past, focusing on divisive issues and failing to articulate a vision for Wisconsin.
Voters spoke clearly in November. They want the Legislature to work to create jobs and rein in wasteful spending, and they cast their votes decisively with Assembly Republicans to get that done. Assembly Democrats can either continue with their sour grapes or work with Assembly Republicans to strengthen Wisconsin.
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Tommy Thompson were all echoing the party lines that the state Republicans were chanting, but they got their arses handed to them. So the messaging had very little to do with it. In fact, one could say that the message was soundly rejected because they lost.
Further proof of this is the fact that when one breaks down the numbers, the only reason Ryan was even able to hang on to his congressional seat was because of the gerrymandering. Even his hometown rejected Ryan and his message. The only thing that saved him was the fact that the Republicans, through their unethical and illegal gerrymandering, had given him a large chunk of Walkersha County.
The clincher that Vos is deranged is his comment regarding creating jobs and reining in wasteful spending. Given the crappy job numbers, the stagnant state economy and the laundry list of scandalous waste of taxpayer dollars - such as WEDC - their plan is most definitely not working.
It would be morally and ethically wrong, not to mention a sign of mental instability, for anyone who had the best interests of Wisconsin in mind to even come close to endorsing the Republican agenda of fascist tyranny.
What Vos is trying to do is justify the giant crap sammich that they have in store for the state and its people during the next legislative session. But if Vos thinks that we will passively allow them to just shove their garbage down our throats, he is even sicker than I thought.