In the last four years, the republican party of Wisconsin has focused on Suppressing minority and poor votes to the tune of over $1,000,000 Wisconsin taxpayer dollars, which would effectively take the vote away from more than 300,000 Wisconsinites. They had already hindered minority access to the polls.
The John Birch Society is not only making a comeback, its based in Wisconsin AND their leader is a big player in the republican party!
Party leader and former republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R-Wall St.) has not only blamed his loss on minorities voting but called a whole race and culture lazy.
We have a long term elderly white State Senator whose made a career of fighting Kwanzaa and ending Affirmative Action, whose views apparently have earned him a big promotion.
The WalkerDocs were ingrained with racism throughout including(but definitely NOT limited too) this one:
This morning I went to sign my Dog up for welfare. At first the lady said, ‘Dogs are not eligible to draw welfare.’ So I explained to her that my Dogs are mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddy’s are. They expect me to feed them, provide them with housing and medical care, and feel guilty because they are dogs. So she looked in her policy book to see what it takes to qualify. My Dogs get their first checks Friday.”
“’This is so true!’ Rindfleisch responded.”
Not many things funnier than comparing welfare recipients to canines. Let's also not forget the numerous Scott Walker staffers who were known for racist rants!
Charley Sykes has the loudest republican voice in WI and many republicans are regulars on Jerry Bader's radio show.
The Wisconsin republicans also passed a bill, which scaled back a settled law, allowing whole communities to approve of racism, with their race based high school mascot bill.
The head of national GOP, Reince Priebus, is from WI and was able to move up the ranks of the party by his perpetual voter caging schemes.
Scott Walker himself called Federal Judge Lynn Adelman a racist for NOT rubber stamping his voter suppression bill.
Last, but most certainly NOT least, they are voting this weekend, at their statewide republican convention, to Secede from the rest of the nation. Apparently they do not feel as though they should be part of a country that elects an African American president.
While I do not approve of Bret Hulsey giving out hoods at the republican convention, I can see where he might have gotten the idea!
However, since not a single issue listed above, ever drew a single apology from our friends on the right(or a demand for apology from the Democratic party), I am at a loss as to how Hulsey's possible silly publicity stunt, would make Democratic Party Chair Mike Tate sprint to the nearest media outlet to apologize to all republicans.
For Context, I recently asked Chairman Tate for a comment when Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke had this to say:
BURKE: "In terms of the fiscal picture, there is no doubt that the first budget that [Walker] introduced and that he implemented significantly improved the financial situation of the state, because the state was coming out of this downturn, in 2008 and 2010, revenues were going down, there were, you know, the structural deficit grew, and basically he got rid of the structural deficit."Chairman Tate deferred to the campaign, who also refused comment(on the blatantly false statement). Not to mention that they had Milwaukee County chair Chris Abele as a feature speaker at their recent annual Founders Day Dinner.
I only wish the Democratic party were as quick to defend the workers, lower and middle class and minorities in Wisconsin as they are the republican party.