EEK! They’re grotesque!
Lawyers will tell you that if their case is strong on the law, they pound on the law. If their case is weak on the law but strong on the facts, they pound on the facts. If their case is weak on both the law and the facts, they pound on the podium.
That would explain all the pounding deep inside this morning’s sodden wad of newsprint (09-09-2020). It’s the excitable partisans at The Capital Times, voice of overly woke progressivism declaring — no, screeching:
“Vos and Fitzsimmons are grotesque caricatures of legislators.”
(Accessed here.) Why? Because the two Republican leaders declined to rush through Democrat Gov. Evers’ top-heavy package of legislation to “reform” the malfeasants plaguing Wisconsin (Snark Alert!) — the men and women of law enforcement!
The Werkes doubts that Kenosha police needed to pump seven bullets into the back of Jacob Blake. But let’s get real: would any of Tony’s tonics have prevented their reaction to an armed criminal suspect who clearly was resisting arrest? (“Fund community organizations that employ violence interruption strategies”? “Share employee records between police agencies”?)
The corollary to lawyers and pounding on lecterns is Blaska’s Law of Politics #9 (Number 9, Number 9, Number 9 …): The quality of argument is in inverse proportion to the quantity of desperate invective.
The Left’s War on Cops isn’t working!
This morning’s tranche of newsprint also tells of one Myjee T. Sanders, who was but 15 years of age when, it is charged in criminal court, he shot to death a 17-year-old twelve months ago in Fitchburg.
Or the two Black kids who (it is alleged) executed Dr. Beth Potter and Robin Carre, on their knees. Or the three Black kids charged with killing that 11-year-old girl in one of Madison’s car-chase shootouts. Or her mother’s boyfriend who used the girl as a human shield. The whacking of Maurice Bowman on Schroeder Road and the retaliatory attack on several hundred people gathered at Garner Park. Just several of the 176 shots-fired incidents in Madison as of August 31 compared with 99 at this time last year. None of them by police.
Gee, Wally, didn’t we expel Madison police from our public schools? Didn’t Madison alders and Mayor Satya enact a police monitor? (Blaska wants a piece of the action!)
In the one-party Democrat(ic) satrapy of Chicago, 541 human beings have been murdered so far this year; 79% of them were Black, too many of them little children caught in the crossfire. None of them by police.
But the “Cops Out of Schools” Capital Times — like its allies at Freedom Inc., Free the 350 Bail Fund, and Progressive Dane — blames the police rather than poor parenting and the cult of victimhood, which blames “systemic racism” for the failures of wannabe victims like Madison’s own Althea “Smollett” Bernstein.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: One might say blaming Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate leader Scott Fitzsimmons for killing Black people is a grotesque caricature of responsible journalism.