Janesville Gazette carves a new one on the Democrats’ great white hope to replace Paul Ryan in Congress
“[Randy “the Iron Stache” Bryce’s] background more closely resembles the kind routinely encountered by probation officers, not 1st Congressional District voters.”
Bryce’s personal failings are extraordinary, even by today’s crumbling standards for our nation’s leaders. The problem is not so much Bryce’s past mistakes but that he showed an inability to learn from them. He didn’t rack up merely one OWI in 1998 (plenty of voters can identify with this). He was then picked up three times for driving with a suspended license and was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.
And lest there be any doubt as to whether Bryce is a “changed man,” the state of Wisconsin placed a lien on Bryce’s property in 2015 for delinquent child-support payments to his ex-wife. Bryce paid off the debt only after announcing his candidacy last year.
His background more closely resembles the kind routinely encountered by probation officers, not 1st Congressional District voters. To attempt to twist his arrest record into a symbol of the everyday working man, as Bryce’s campaign has done, is perhaps one of the most cynical and offensive ploys we’ve ever witnessed. More here.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: We repeat our prediction of earlier today: Republicans nationally will hold the House (barely) and pick up a U.S. Senator or two.