Hey, flip flopper!

Time for a little Mandela Barnes-storming!

Blaska breakfasted with a committed Democrat Tuesday. Another cause to suspect your irascible host! He is already under fire among Republican party purgers for once citing CNN as a source. Even so, we noticed our breakfast companion was wearing a Mandela Barnes campaign button. Blaska thanked the committed Democrat for nominating the Democrat easiest for Ron Johnson to beat.

Even the WI State Journal acknowledges Barnes is backing off on his well documented police bashing, now that he braves the more intense scrutiny attendant upon seeking higher office. As the Church Lady would say, HOW CONVENIENT!

No flip flopping for Madison’s Police Civilian Oversight Board! After searching a year and a half, they’ve finally found someone to take $125,000 of our tax dollars every year to be its full-time police second-guesser! John Tate 2 needed the work, having been cashiered as Tony Evers’ lead parole commissioner. Yeah, even Gov. Evers did some of his own flip flopping. The Democrat was taking incoming from Republican challenger Tim Michels for the (shall we say) generous paroles when Evers forced Tate out.

The generous paroles include that of Douglas Balsewicz, sentenced in 1997 to 80 years in prison after stabbing his estranged wife 42 times in front of their two children, just 2 and 4 years old at the time. The sentencing judge, Diane Sykes (later a state supreme court justice) told the parole board that the case was not appropriate for early release. “Evers and Tate, this is your fault,” the victim’s sister told WISN Milwaukee.

In National Review today, Rich Lowry labels Barnes “The foremost victim of the Left’s post-George Floyd politics.”

That Barnes … is trying to transform himself from a voice and symbol of post-George Floyd radicalism to a middle-of-the-road, pro-cop Democrat tells you all you need to know about the profound misreading of the moment a few years ago. … He won praise for saying the kinds of things he’d prefer everyone now to forget.

Left-wing writer John Nichols wrote a column headlined, “Mandela Barnes is speaking blunt, necessary truths.” Nichols noted that Barnes was“echoing President John Kennedy’s 1962 observation that ‘those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.’ …

By the time Democrats got around to nominating a Senate candidate in August of last year, they should have known that crime was a major political vulnerability for them, and particularly Barnes, yet they cleared the field for him. 

Can you say ‘Crime’?

Desperate to allay his Defund the Police/Abolish ICE past, Barnes managed to scare up a pitiable seven law enforcement types to endorse him — one of whom is former Madison cop Gloria Reyes, who defunded school resource police officers when she headed the Madison school board. (Ron Johnson is endorsed by 51 sheriffs. But not Kalvin Barrett of Dane County. He’s on board with Barnes.)

The Capital Times (where Nichols is associate editor) supports defunding school police, so it figures they’re all in for the lesser Mandela in today’s edition

In a cloying endorsement of 926 words, the words “crime” and “safety” were AWOL. Not even The Capital Times can rewrite that history!

Blaska’s Bottom Line: If Madison’s Police Civilian Oversight Board had waited another month, they could have bagged a real cop basher. Mandela Barnes will be out of work this January when his term as lieutenant governor expires. Madison would be a great fit because he ain’t going to Washington.

Whom does he think he’s fooling?

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21 Responses to Hey, flip flopper!

  1. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Whom does he think he’s fooling?

    The Gotch considered it ill-advised to use Whi…er…white Bread for his PB-n-J ad…

    The Gotch


  2. richard lesiak says:

    Johnson submitted a list of fake elector’s names on a sheet of white paper. That also was “ill-advised” and more interesting.


  3. Normwegian says:

    Last week, Mandela Barnes embarrassingly touted being endorsed by only 9 law enforcement officers, 7 who are retired and 2 (!) active. There are a total of 13,400 law enforcement officers in Wisconsin.

    Not only is that number embarrassingly low, but one of his two active law enforcement officer endorsements was a lie! John Siegel, Police Captain for La Crosse, WI, was listed on Barnes’ endorsement list but claimed he never endorsed Barnes.

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      Barnes believes he can outrun/disclaim his past because the WESconsin Lefty base is, and the Gotch is being charitable here, undiscerning.

      He’s also banking on a lickspittle press/media to run interference for him, highfreakin’larioulsy oblvious to the immutable FACT that Reality Bats Last!

      The Gotch


  4. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    From the last paragraph in the linked article by Chris Rickert (no Righty, he!):

    Barnes announced he was running for Senate on July 20, 2021. In the years before that, HE REPEATEDLY SIGNALED SUPPORT FOR ABOLISHING ICE AND WAS SYMPATHETIC TO REDUCING POLICE FUNDING. After mounting his campaign, HE HAS SAID HE FAVORS NEITHER. (bolds/caps/italics mine)

    Whoopsie! Poor Mandela, the TRUTH shall NOT set him free…

    The Gotch


  5. Nancy Germann says:

    The question we should all be asking is would we even be talking about Mandela Barnes if those running against him in the Primary hadn’t conveniently dropped out within a week or day or two of that Primary after spending all that money on their own campaigns. Who made the decision that Mandela Barnes had the best chance to beat Ron Johnson and why.

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      “Who made the decision that Mandela Barnes had the best chance to beat Ron Johnson and why.”

      GREAT question!

      Would have to be someone/s with an overpowering need to have their Gosh I’m Nice/Look At Me/I’m Dialed In endorphins goosed, ergo, positively blindered by racial/economic justice and equity which, by definition, is gimmee gimmee things I didn’t work for.

      How’s that working…?

      The Gotch

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  6. jimydandy says:

    Will Mandela’s State Patrol chauffer endorse him? We all want to know if Barnes made PBJ sammiches in the back seat as he was driven to work.


  7. Bill Cleary says:

    What I think is that Mandula wants to be the next Barak Obama. Serve a couple of terms in the senate and suddenly run for President. I honestly think his political ambitions are to be the President of the United States or the next Barak Obama.


    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      “I honestly think his political ambitions are to be the President of the United States or the next Barak Obama.”

      One would have to be pretty twisted to aspire to be a grossly inept, egomaniacal, RAYcist POS.

      ‘Course, that’s despicable Lefty’s imprimatur these days; has been for a while, now…

      The Gotch


  8. Balboa says:

    How about, “Right to Try” Bill, which by the way has kept me breathing on Gods green earth. Ron Johnson, sponsored that bill and it passed and has help thousands when all hope was lost. Too Lefty and other Godless souls keep pushing us towards the right to die legislation whether it be assisted suicide or death before until immediately after birth. So for that matter Ron Johnson has my vote as long as I am breathing on election day. Thank you Ron Johnson for giving me a few extra days on the planet.


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