Take courage!

‘Hooray for our side!’

The grey lab coats have diagnosed the Head Groundskeeper’s principal problem as insufficient partisanship. Yes, he suffers from objectivity. Like those two-handed economists of whom Truman despaired. Always saying “On the other hand …” We entertain the possibility that we may be mistaken — hard not to when so many remind us every day.

But we do admire those who swim upstream. Political courage is in such short supply these days. Three Madison school board seats up for election — only four candidates; 26 of the 37 county board seats uncontested. The five Dane County circuit court judges whose terms expire get a free pass.

Book cover 'Profiles in Courage'Which is why we admire Mike Rounds, a back-bench Republican senator from the great state of South Dakota.

“I stand by my statement. The former president lost the 2020 election. This isn’t new information. If we’re being honest, there was no evidence of widespread fraud that would have altered the results of the election.” … I think integrity matters.” Rounds’ rebuttal to Trump.

Which is why we admire Ron Johnson, wrong as he often is. Gawd, Wisconsin news media hates the man. (Advantage: RoJo!) Wisconsin loves mavericks and this one asks unpopular questions. Apostasy on Fauci is becoming a popular play.

A CNN analyst (of all sources!) thinks history suggests that Johnson is likely to win and Republicans will not lose any of the seats they control to Democrats.

Why? Because the opposition party rarely loses Senate seats in midterms when those states had leaned toward them in previous presidential elections. Let’s start with Wisconsin. President Joe Biden won it in 2020, but only by 0.6 percentage point. He won nationally by 4.5 points. In other words, the state voted nearly 4 points to the right of the nation.

And then there is Mandela Barnes, the likely Democrats’ nominee. More Woke than the taste tester at Maxwell House.

Take Courage — british beer

We admire Aaron Rodgers, not just for being the NFL’s Most Immunized Player. (The Packers without Rodgers? Shudder. We think he’s kissed and made up.)  But because he reads Ayn Rand and admits it!

We admire John McWhorter (if you can’t tell), because he takes the war against Wokeness — and UW-Madison’s idiot chancellor Rebecca Blank— from Ivy League Columbia University to the pages of the New York Times.

We admire Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. The senator from Arizona precipitated a news media meltdown by declaring her support for the Senate filibuster BEFORE Joe Biden’s last-ditch, closed-door appeal to her Democrat(ic) caucus. Because of “objectivity,” your irascible bloggeur wonders if the roles were reversed and Mike Pence was the Senate tie breaker, how many of us would support the filibuster?

Heard the rumor that Tommy Thompson is thinking of running for governor? Again!

If we Republicans can applaud Sinema’s courage can we at least appreciate Liz Cheney’s?

Trying to conjure more local examples of Churchillian courage. Maybe Madison Alds. Sheri Carter and Barbara Harrington McKinney. County Board Supv. Jeff Weigand. Former police chief Mike Koval. Public safety advocate Bonnie Roe.

Blaska’s Bottom Line:  Our Profile in Courage 2021 winner: Mike Pence.

Who is YOUR profile in courage?

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11 Responses to Take courage!

  1. richard lesiak says:

    ROJO asking “unpopular questions” isn’t the problem; it’s his stupid statements. Where’s Vos on your list. That bozo has to go too.


  2. Pasco says:

    Dave thanks for supplying “ammunition” on this blog! Every time Richard or David G. Opine I get another donation ready for Ron Johnson now that he is officially running!
    Liz Cheney needs to do a little more!
    I urge everyone to write in Dave Blaska for every unopposed Dane County office in this election cycle!

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  3. Kevin S Wymore says:

    Richard…I am not your Profile in Courage? I post (admittedly way too much) truth here in Blaskaville USING MY OWN BAPTISED NAME. I even litigated (and won) a public interest lawsuit against the largest employer in Wisconsin — the University of Wisconsin.

    Why? Because they were wrong and given too much unchecked power. That tawdry episode illusttrates why I believe in limited government


  4. Kevin S Wymore says:

    NOTE: The above post should spell “illustrates” correctly.


  5. One eye says:

    Anyone who goes into the Paisan’s building.

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  6. richard lesiak says:

    Pence is the winner. That and the new Oreo flavor just made my day. Got milk?


  7. Hockey fan says:

    No on Liz Cheney. Yes on Ron and Tommy. No on Madtown political insanity, which is turning a once fun city into a shithole. Yes on Trump, but only if he could learn to keep his mouth shut.

    Mike Leisz

    On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 10:52 AM Blaska Policy Werkes wrote:

    > David Blaska posted: “‘Hooray for our side!’ The grey lab coats have > diagnosed the Head Groundskeeper’s principal problem as insufficient > partisanship. Yes, he suffers from objectivity. Like those two-handed > economists of whom Truman despaired. Always saying “On the other hand” >


  8. One eye says:

    Mama bears at school board meetings.

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  9. jimydandy says:

    “Stick it to em” Tommy!


  10. AdamC says:

    Persons of the Year in my book include Sens. Sinema and Manchin, plaintiffs in the Supreme Court case that amacked down Biden’s vaccine mandate, and the people fighting against CRT and the racist progressive Marxists attacking our society and indoctrinating our children — ESPECIALLY parents and ESPECIALLY the parents of Loudoun County in the commonwealth of Virginia.


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