For some, everyone they don’t like is Hitler. For The Capital Times, everyone they don’t like is “a career politician.”
For the second time in less than a month, Your Progressive Voice is labeling Leah Vukmir “a career politician.” The first time might have been just lazy and sloppy. But having been corrected on it, the hyper-partisan Democrat(ic) party spear carrier doubles down on it today.
We’ve pointed out that Leah worked for over 20 years as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, receiving her nursing degree from Marquette University in 1980 and her master’s degree in nursing from UW Madison in 1983. She was only elected to the legislature in 2002, at age 44. In other words, Leah Vukmir was a working mother. And a nurse, not yet another lawyer.
No comfortable trust fund for Leah Vukmir, unlike her opponent. Career politician? Tammy Baldwin began running for office at age 24 in 1986 three years [ CORRECTED: before graduating ] law school .
The corporation that speaks as if it were a person tries to justify its mischaracterization by writing that Leah has appeared on 14 primary and general election ballots. Fourteen! Notice how they throw in primary elections to double the number? (In most of which, she was unopposed.) By that metric, their Tammy appeared on at least 27 primary and general election ballots. Twenty-seven — more if she was “primaried” in her four county board races.
“Career politician?” You can be certain Your Progressive Voice (campaign disclosure statements not required) never slapped that label on Barack Obama or the Clintons.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The irony is that the CT claims Vukmir is running “a desperate and dishonest campaign.”
To make that point, the CT runs a desperate and dishonest editorial.