Wisconsin ‘top battleground state’ for 2020

The Policy Werkes subscribes to the New York Times. Purely for research purposes. It comes in a plain brown wrapper. We put it under the electron spectrometer where it is analyzed for signs of Russian collusion.

As part of our subscription the Werkes gets a NY Times e-mail feed through Ol’ Sparky, our Eisenhower-era mainframe computer. Occasionally that feed blows a vacuum tube.

Today, David Leonhardt breaks the news to the Paul Krugman cult that Tuesday’s election of Brian Hagedorn was every bit as bad as it could be. Hagedorn makes the Wisconsin Supreme Court 5-2 conservative, replacing abrasive liberal lioness Shirley Abrahamson. His victory also foretells bad stuff for the NY Times’ crusade to get rid of Trump.

Hagedorn’s win suggests that Wisconsin remains up for grabs heading into President Trump’s re-election campaign. Republican voters now seem quite energized, and turnout was high in conservative areas, like Waukesha County, just west of Milwaukee.

“The GOP’s win in Wisconsin Supreme Court race showed a base that’s waking up,” Reid Wilson of The Hill noted.

In The Washington Post, Henry Olsen wrote: “Simply put, if Trump wins Wisconsin, he is almost certain to win re-election. That’s because a win for Trump in Wisconsin would likely mean victories for him in swing states that he carried that are more Republican than Wisconsin — such as Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Iowa.”

The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote: “The left’s un­expected de­feat in the high-stakes and rel­a­tively high-turnout elec­tion is a no­table turn from the last two years in the bellwether state … Perhaps the emerging radicalism on the left is causing voters to think twice about returning them to power.”

It’s a reminder, says Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, that Wisconsin is the “top battleground state in 2020.”

Bruce Murphy, a reliable liberal, suggests that WI elections are won or lost in the Fox Valley; advantage Hagedorn. (Also, that “anger works.”) But this election may have been won in Sean Duffy northern Wisconsin congressional district — true Trump country — where people, by and large, work with their hands.

Former Enron adviser Paul Krugman and Jussie Smollett award finalist. The NY Times columnist is up with a column headlined Donald Trump Is Trying to Kill You.” Seriously. Not the Onion. No, we’re not going to link to it. The white lab coats here at the Policy Werkes have too much respect for your intelligence. We’re feeding Krugman’s piece to the lab rats. They’re off their keto diet, anyway.

 

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44 Responses to Wisconsin ‘top battleground state’ for 2020

  1. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Republican leaders would do well to spend some serious money on expert analyses of the forces that propelled Hagedorn to victory and then apply their findings to a winning strategy for Trump in 2020. The election demonstrated conclusively that Wisconsin can once again be part of the Republican victory next year. (It also demonstrated that the Democrat strategy of frog-marching every lefty in Dane County to the polls as a way of overcoming the Republican vote in the rest of the state is far from foolproof.)

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Gary L. Kriewald;

      “spend some serious money on expert analyses of the forces that propelled Hagedorn to victory and then apply their findings to a winning strategy for Trump in 2020.”

      Going with what some believe works, would you recommend Righties follow the bartenders’ lead, who’s following Hillarity’s lead, of addressing predominantly Black audiences with a hilariously phony Southern Accent?

      Should the bartender claim the ONE thing she ALWAYS carries in her purse is Hot Sauce?

      Ah Lefty; were it not for Identity Politicking Racial Pandering, you’d never get out of the house!

      The Gotch

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Quite the article, Kevs, full of BS, misrepresentations and outright lies. But you go right ahead and comfort yourself with it, in self-righteous fury (or at least, irritation). Yawn.
      (The Steele dossier never claimed Trump peed on hookers or that they peed on him, but that he paid them to pee on the bed Obama slept in. Frankly, I never believed that was true because Trump is a germophobe. Then again, he bragged about grabbing women by the p****, so who knows? You sure don’t.)

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      • madisonexpat says:

        ABob exemplifies the “complicit stupidity” and becomes the poster boy of “Citizen Collusion Truther.”
        Fits him to a T.

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  2. old baldy says:

    If R’s truly want to win in 2020 they need to find a way to effectively muzzle 45. Just look at the nonsense spewing from him in the last 7-10 days: wind power causes cancer, “oranges”, flippity-flopping on everything he ever promised on an hour by by hour basis, influencing security clearances, private cell phones.. Add the impact of tariffs on manufacturing, ag/dairy industry, and the nearly 10,000 false statements, and you don’t have a stable genius to vote for. Even McConnell is running for cover.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      If you want a better example of someone spewing nonsense, take a look at every Democrat presidential candidate. The Green New Deal–that compendium of blatant falsehoods and lefty wet-dreams- is enough to make anyone with a modicum of common sense recoil in horror (as they will at the polls next year). Identity politics–the litmus test of the left–is a venomous, self-destructive ideology slowly tearing the country apart. Add a dollop of slavery reparations and the Dems have a sure-fire formula for defeat come 2020.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      And Herman Cain on the Fed board. What could possibly go wrong. BBBBHAAAAHAAAAA

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        ”What could possibly go wrong.”

        They track down the $100 large Beto ILLEGALLY paid his wife out of campaign funds, or even MORE Lefties will think that Alexandria OCRAZYo-Cortez is worth listening to.

        With the democrat Klown Kar Kavalcade Karavan, the possibilities are absolutely limitless.

        The Gotch

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      • AnonyBob says:

        No, Richard. Not ON the Fed Board. CHAIR of the Fed. Hahahahahahahahahah!

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Whoops! MY BAD, Richard, you were right! Still, pretty funny!

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        • Patrick M. O'Loughlin says:

          In 1967, Cain graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. In 1971, he received a Master of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University, while working full-time as a ballistics analyst for the U.S. Department of the Navy as a civilian. He became a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1992. He served as deputy chairman from January 1, 1992, to December 31, 1994, and then as its chairman until August 19, 1996. On the other hand, he has never been proficient at frying donuts.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @Patrick M. O’Loughlin;

          “he has never been proficient at frying donuts.”

          That wouldn’t have been a shot at our resident below-minimum-wage donut maker, would it?

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          On the other hand, he came off as a complete idiot when he ran for president. He was a running joke.

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      • Patrick M. O'Loughlin says:

        The one thing I always liked about Herman Cain was his high degree of intelligence. You know how people would say that somebody was smart, but not exactly a rocket scientist? Well Cain is smart and he actually is a rocket scientist.

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    • Batman says:

      And yet the Orange Master still beat the pantsuit off your gal Hillary.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        do you mean the popular vote loser trump?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          Still struggling with the nuances of The Constitution of the United States of America, just like Alexandria OCRAZYo-Cortez?

          If so, Cuba, Venezuela, et al, beckon!

          #Pathetic!

          The Gotch

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    • madisonexpat says:

      OB, have Avenatti and Stormy paid the President for his court fees?
      45’s approval numbers continue to tick upwards despite all the fake news.
      Hagedorn was outspent 14 to 1. Seen anyone’s 401K since January?
      Thanks for the good advice. I’m sure the R’s will take it.
      For once David Leonhart is right.

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  3. Lars says:

    Herman Cain, who served on the board of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, successful business man. Far better than what they have now.

    Are you talking about James O’keefe of the Veritas Forum? The man who exposed Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s husband, Robert Creamer, who visited the Obama white house app. 80 times. Who paid people to start fights at Trump rallies, That O’keefe?
    Creamer quit and left working for Obama after O’keefe exposed him. That O’keefe?

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Lars;

      “Creamer quit and left working for Obama after O’keefe exposed him.”

      Actually he got $#!T-CANNED, same as Scottie We’ll Just Bus ‘Em In Foval.

      But @AnonyBob and @richard lesiak prefer to shoot the messenger, viewing those hilarious exposures of Lefty malfeasance from a fact-based Reality standpoint is FAR too hurtful to the Lefty Way!

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        9-9-9 remember?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          “9-9-9 remember?”

          No worries; that was for people that, you know, like actually PAY taxes and make purchases with personal funds rather than with EBT cards.

          The Gotch

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  4. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Funniest thing about the 2020 Klown Kar Karavan Kavalcade Lefties; they’ve gone strangely SILENT on the bartender’s Green New Deal.

    (bolds/caps mine throughout)
    “The Green New Deal, in reality, wasn’t serious. These weren’t well-thought-out ideas or vetted policies. They were FAR LEFT TALKING POINTS that couldn’t possibly survive any real scrutiny. And they didn’t.

    THE BLOWBACK WAS EPIC.

    Lefty could put their only means of support (Other People’s Money) where their empty-headed, yawning gulf-of-a-mouth was.

    THEY WHIFFED

    “There is more to legislating than naive ideas and a lot of wishful thinking, even with a big megaphone.”

    Think Lefty will learn from this?

    Me either.

    Why? Because the fundamental difference between Genius and Stupidity is that the former has its limits, and Lefty maintains a suffocating stranglehold on the latter!

    The Gotch

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    • AnonyBob says:

      You love quoting Republican hacks as if they were authoritive analysts. But then again, you find O’Keefe credible. Talk about your bespawling addlepate, amiright?!

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Right on time; @AnonyBob with a TEXBOOK example of a glassy-eyin’ lock-steppin’ unquestionin’ embrace of the latter.

        Priceless!

        The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      ADULT CONVERSATION ZONE. ACCESS DENIED

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  5. Lars says:

    You love quoting Republican hacks as if they were authoritive analysts. But then again, you find O’Keefe credible. Talk about your bespawling addlepate, amiright?!

    Answer the obvious, why did Creamer quit, or get fired after O’Keefe exposed him, if he wasn’t credible?

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Your facts are wrong. Do some research. Project Veritas and O’Keefe the convict are a scummy as they come. Simply put, he lies.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @AnonyBob;

        “Your facts are wrong”

        Scottie Foval & Bobby Creamer weren’t summarily $#!t-canned?

        Citation, please.

        “Do some research.”

        Your inclination to shoot the messenger aside and as @Batman has presciently opined: your commentary has fallen off precipitously AND regressed appreciably.

        There an app for that…?

        The Gotch

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  6. madisonexpat says:

    TDS, Trump haters complicit in their stupidity cannot be reasoned with, much less convinced. They repeatedly forgive their many errors, believe silly things that are obviously false, recuse themselves of critical thinking or personal experience because……..
    Trump! You Magnificent Bastard!

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Everything you write is what Trump supporters are guilty of. Amazing Opposite Universe you live in. The bastard part is correct, though. Just ask anyone he’s cheated.
      Do you still believe Obama is a Kenyan born Muslim?

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @Anonybob;

        “Do you still believe Obama is a Kenyan born Muslim?”

        Hmmm; what would the REAL author of Dreams From My Father, William Ayers, say?

        Remember Bill Ayers? Hopey Changey sure tried not, albeit in VAIN and despite the ardent, unquestioning efforts of the lickspittle Lefty media covering for his boney @$$), am I right?

        Hopey: “Ayers was just ‘a guy who lives in my neighborhood,’ said Obama, and not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis.”

        Must have forgotten that “exchange” of “ideas” when they plowed through that Half A Freakin’ Billion (that’s with a B!) he & Bill pithed away in the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.

        Ah Lefty; so MUCH hypocrisy, so little time!

        The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Comical deflection. Gibberish.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Make it go away…JUST GO AWAY

          The Gotch

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Whoopsie!

          Gibberish /ˈjib(ə)riSH/
          noun
          1-Intellectually prepubescent label @AnonyBob incuriously applies to real real mean Inconvenient Truth that not only doesn’t support the LaLaLoopyLoonyLeftyLand narrative and herd the uneducated feral class Lefty base, but just won’t go away.

          The Gotch

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      • madisonexpat says:

        No. Never did. It seemed a silly premise. I don’t believe implausibilities without evidence.
        You and the TDS sufferers should try it.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Just like I saw the pissing hookers as silly for the germophobe Trump. Other parts of the dossier have borne out. It’s called reality. You Trump supporters should give it a try.

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  7. madisonexpat says:

    The only fact in the Steele Dossier is that Moscow is in Russia. All the rest is BS that the TDS sufferers swallowed whole. So you, OB the Old Guard Media at al have that 000001% of credibility on President Trump going forward.
    But here’s the difference; Sid Blumenthal while on Hillary’s payroll, shopped the Obama’s a Kenyan to the AP bureau chief in DC who dispatched a reporter there to investigate. Said AP exec is on the record as saying so. Then Obama beat Hillary out of the nomination and once elected he got her to agree to not hire Sid Vicious at State Dept. She did anyway as revealed in the Benghazi investigation.
    Pssst…. Hillary peddled the Birther nonsense AND the Steele Dossier.

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