The truth is, I’m tired

It does happen. Even a hardcore political junkie like myself will look at the politics of the day and declare, “meh.” So if you aren’t seeing a lot here don’t think the worst. Instead, I hope you’ll get on with your day. Into every political hotspot a little work must fall. For me it’s packing someone up for a second year in New York City and doing more than shaking my head at the basement. (I kid you not. If there was no basement in my life I would be so grateful. Whoever thought a pit equal to the square footage–or half the square footage–of your home was a good idea was a nutter.)

The news is slow out there, but papers still need something to write about, so little bits are trickling out. For instance, Patrick Marley from the MJS swears “controversial legislation could still happen.” (Ok, to be fair an editor wrote that headline, but still!) As we’ve reviewed a few times in the past, what’s done is done. Everything fairly conservative voters wanted in this state is passed and signed. That the paper is digging up things like abortion laws and immigration means they need to sell papers, not that it will happen.

Keep in mind these new “controversial” ideas the Republicans (read a Republican) are putting forth must not have really been something a majority (read leadership) wanted to tackle or it would have been done. Still, the press will play it hard, and Democrats will play what the press plays, in an attempt to keep things as rough as possible. Democrats in Wisconsin have lost an enormous amount of momentum with the Kloppenberg fiasco and their failure to capture the Senate. The only strategy they have left is to keep the hate alive as long as possible.

Oh, and for the fortieth time since I’ve lived in Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson is thinking about running for something. (Oh dear Lord, when I’m past my prime, please have someone love me enough to shove me off the stage before I make an idiot of myself.)

Nationally I hope you’ve caught Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s plea to stop feeding the animals. He suggests corporations quit giving money to campaigns and start running their companies. The first statement echoes one long-time readers will recognize from me: don’t open your wallets to feed the beast. Campaign finance is the root of our political problems. If liberals want to pledge $10 a month to the candidates in most need for their cause, let them. Don’t you do it. I feel we are really close to a breaking point, especially in Wisconsin. The unions are not going to have the money they used to to back a candidate, Obama is sucking all the air out of the national fundraising effort, might as well help to keep it as lean as possible out there. The idea that the candidate with the most money wins is nauseating, but it’s always true. The only way to break the cycle is to shut down your wallet.

Oh, unless you are Warren Buffett. Sweetheart, you can write a check to take a chunk out of the national debt anytime you’d like. Until you do, I’ll simply assume your bloviating is to further pad your investment account. The fact that you demand higher taxes in the same week you buy a chunk of Dollar General and Mastercard means you’re banking on another downturn that lasts. So kind of you to share your opinion. Mine is you should stuff it.

At least George Soros has shut up for a while.


  1. I love what Howard Schultz said and I agree!

  2. “The only strategy they have left is to keep the hate alive”

    It’s about time they adopt the strategy of conservative talk radio! The only problem is they don’t have any local loudmouths (Belling, Sykes, etal) to help champion their cause. And they certainly can’t count on the “liberal media” for support, they (MJS) endorsed Walker.

  3. Randy in Richmond says:

    I’m going to share a well kept secret. Talk radio doesn’t work as well as it does for conservatives because of the messengers. It does so mainly because of the message. Shhhh…