Democrats are canceling themselves

Madison is making Wisconsin turn red

Progressive Dane’s proposed ban on the Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer at Dane County Board meetings is a bigger story than the sum of its parts. Here’s why. Voters from Wausau to Walworth will cluck cluck over their morning coffee at the Leftist nut cases in the Peoples’ Republic of Madison.

It’s the law of diminishing returns: Whatever the small gain, all liberals will pay an exorbitant price. Is this the mole hill upon which they want to die?

We piggy back on Thomas B. Edsall’s column in today’s New York Times. He quotes Ruy Teixeira of The Liberal Patriot: “The current Democratic brand suffers from multiple deficiencies that make it somewhere between uncompelling and toxic to wide swathes of American voters.” From the Edsall column:

Democrats have fallen victim to what [Teixeira] calls the “Fox News Fallacy.”

“This is the idea,” Teixeira explained, “that if Fox News criticizes the Democrats for X, then there must be absolutely nothing to X and the job of Democrats is to assert that loudly and often.” For example, he wrote, “Take the issue of crime. Initially dismissed as simply an artifact of the Covid shutdown that was being vastly exaggerated by Fox News and the like for their nefarious purposes, it is now apparent that the spike in violent crime is quite real.”

Translated, Fox News gets it right, often as not. Madison is sprinkled with yard signs reading “This Time, Fair Maps.” Except the most Democrat-friendly map Tony Evers can draw still gives Republicans a 55 to 45 advantage in the State Assembly. (Now 61-38.)

Left-wing bubble boys

Progressives have self-selected themselves onto Madison’s isthmus. They compete at the WilMar neighborhood center to out-do each other in virtue. No pronoun is safe at a Tenney Lapham neighborhood picnic. Jails must be derailed, cops defunded, borders opened wide, reparations paid to Oprah Winfrey in the coffeehouses on Monroe and State streets.

Politics have become nationalized, making all Democrats pay a price for what a small but prominent group pushes for,” Edsall writes.

Inflation rages. Madison and Milwaukee schools are a hot mess. Parents from Eau Claire to Lodi and Mequon are fighting educrats who teach that their children are implicit racists. The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin expels a 42-ton rock from the Madison campus because a gaggle of social justice warriors accused it of racism.


‘Democrats’ new rock star’

Cops cause crime?

Progressive district attorneys like Milwaukee’s John Chisholm and Dane County’s Ismael Ozanne — all Democrats like Chicago’s Kim Foxx — spin the revolving door. The Waukesha Christmas parade murderer was only the most extreme example. Free college is a Democrat priority so that cadres of activists can shout down speakers, debt-free. Tony Evers let Kenosha burn rather than stop BLM arsonists. Madison can’t even protect its own cop shop.

The Left cheers the man who competes in women’s swim meets.  Barack Obama tells successful HVAC contractors, “You didn’t build that.”

Their news media pushed the fake Russian collusion hoax, covers up Hunter Biden’s incriminating laptop, calls burning cities “mostly peaceful protests,” and cancels editors who print the other side of the story.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Democrats still can’t figure how they lost the white working class to Donald Trump. They’re losing hispanics, too. Now, if we could just get Republicans to back away from Crazy, if we could acknowledge we lost the 2020 election we might just win the next one.

Will Republicans blow it?

About David Blaska

Madison WI
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18 Responses to Democrats are canceling themselves

  1. brynstane says:

    To answer your question (Will Republicans blow it?): Based on recent history, the GOP can reasonably adopt “Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory since 1854” as its motto.


    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      Awww, still Butt Hurt because Republicans freed the slaves and pushed Civil/Voters Rights past proud democrats Lester Ax Handle Maddox, George segregation today . segregation tomorrow . segregation forever Wallace, et al…?

      Try harder…

      The Gotch


  2. steve says:

    “Now, if we could just get Republicans to back away from Crazy, if we could acknowledge we lost the 2020 election we might just win the next one.” You ought to send that to Ali Muldrow show she accurately portrays your Trump position next time. Now, what is your position on menstrual equality??


  3. One eye says:

    As I said in the other thread I am surprised the pledge / prayer are still happening. Separation of church and state was decided a long time ago, especially in Madison with the FFRF. It’s not a crazy issue and won’t move the needle.

    Everything else you mentioned … spot on. I would like Republicans to get behind cannabis legalization and stop trying to outlaw abortion. Won’t hold my breath.


  4. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    I don’t have a problem replacing the prayer with an “inspirational message,” which could include, for instance, the Lord’s Prayer or the Sermon on the Mount, assuming any of the supervisors is brave enough to recite something from the Judeo-Christian tradition. The Pledge, on the other hand, is meant to promote a feeling of national unity among citizens of our country and contains nothing (except possibly “under God”) that could offend the sensibilities of normal people (i.e., anyone but members of Madison’s loony left). It’s this kind of tiresome virtue signaling that will help convince voters in November to follow Virginia’s lead and send Democrats packing. In Madison, meanwhile, the cancelling and school-renaming will go on and the progressive elites will stick their snoots ever higher into the stratosphere.


  5. georgessson says:

    Ruy Teixeira: “The Fox News Fallacy is having a dire effect on many Democrats.” Squire, great snag b/c who’da ever guessed a fervent Lib would report on a real topic of Liberal fear. Surreal when I read Ruy sayin’: “The problem is that an issue is not necessarily completely invalid just because Fox News mentions it.”

    Dave gives another sharp rap onna knuckles: “Madison is sprinkled with yard signs reading “This Time, Fair Maps.” Except the most Democrat-friendly map Tony Evers can draw still gives Republicans a 55 to 45 advantage in the State Assembly. (Now 61-38.)”

    As pointed out here, there and everywhere, the revolving door policy accomplishes nuthin’ RE: crime control. But one more group needs to be researched & chastised, namely Court Commissioners, and how they get to be one… Check this fella’s comments RE:
    $500 bond for ringleader of 6 kids crashed on the Beltline…
    Resisting or Obstructing an Officer
    Drive or Operate Vehicle w/o Consent

    “The amount of bail that the state is requesting is a very real amount of money,” Court Commissioner Jason Hanson said. “That’s not insignificant.”

    Yep, whether the whole $500 or a percentage, it’s very real and… small. As in this kid bein’ out & about already. Maybe instead of bail, just seize the Black Croc GIV 1 Sneakers until the case is closed…

    Jes’ sayin’….

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    • richard lesiak says:

      there is so much law and order in Florida that they started curfews. Don’t need to fret over maps anymore; tyhe SP just gave the gop everything they wanted. AGAIN


    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      $500? You gotta be f*****n’ me! Anyone familiar with throwing bail? Isn’t what you need to put down just 10 %?

      Anywho, those worthless miscreants…I mean ZANY, BORED TEENS are damned lucky (especially that 1st one) they aren’t…um…chillin’ on slabs with tags on their toes.

      Obviously, their needs weren’t being met…that is if their “needs” were to be able to act like criminally insane PsOS.

      The Gotch

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  6. Bill Cleary says:

    What the current government bodies, starting with LBJ in the 60’s, want is to create a pyramid of stupidity on which the dependency classes are forever dependent on the largest of the government to keep them alive. No amount of factual evidence will break them from this dependency. Independence is something that the dependency class is now scared of. For most others, it is something from a bygone era.

    How many times have you asked yourself, just how did our ancestors go from St. Louis to San Francisco California by wagon long before the railroad even was thought of? Which by the way, even today, by car, is a 31 hour trip via I-80.

    No stores along the way. No rest stops complete with dinners and hotels. Nothing but prairies, lakes, rivers, mountains, deserts along the way. Sometimes not being able to catch or shoot wild game for days or weeks at a time.

    Or, how about an even more modern time, the great depression. My father used to tell me about eating onion sandwiches. Spread butter on two pieces of white bread and put a thick slice of onion right out of the garden between them and eat. If that was all you had, that was what you ate. If you did not have the bread, you just ate the onion.

    In our modern era we have become far to complacent. Allowing our government to RULE over we the people.

    I say it is time that WE THE PEOPLE stand up to our government and tell them to bugger off!

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      “an even more modern time, the great depression.”

      Interesting comparison!

      “My father used to tell me about eating onion sandwiches.”

      You folks had onions…?

      My Dear late Paternal Grandfather (a career laborer/gig worker who helped build Madison West and died before The Gotch came along) used to get along on horseradish sandwiches for lunch.

      The Gotch


  7. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    When Your Enemy Is Executing A False Movement, Never Interrupt Him.” N. Bonaparte

    The Gotch


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