But he’s woke as an espresso grande!
Someone posted a photo this morning of a grey fox in front of West high school. Know what’s an even more rare sight in Madison? A Ron Johnson lawn sign! Saw one just this morning — but it’s in front of Stately Blaska Manor, so it was hard to miss.
Got to feel Madison’s dobber is down today, the day after the release of the Marquette Law School poll. The Global Economy website measures something called the Happiness Quotient. (What’s in the water in Finland?) The gray labcoats at the Werkes suspect the happiness quotient here in the Emerald City crashed like that NASA rocket into the asteroid after the Marquette poll showed Mandela Barnes’ advantage over Ron Johnson evaporating in just two months. In August, the Democrat(ic) challenger had a 7-point lead over Sen. Johnson. Two months later, Barnes is down 6 points with less than four weeks until voting ends November 8.
Which puts us in mind of Gunther Toody’s wife on that classic TV sitcom, Car 54, Where Are You? In desperation, Lucille Toody (the great Beatrice Pons) would throw open the window sash and yell out to the entire neighborhood:
“I married an idiot!”
Former mayor Dave Cieslewicz threw open the sash on his blog today and yelled, “Why am I still a Democrat?”
“Why did Democrats nominate a hard-left candidate in a right-center state?” Cieslewicz fumes. Because you went to bed with idiots, Dave. Indeed, Marquette pollsters find that only 24% of Wisconsin’s registered voters describe themselves as liberal or very liberal while 41% are conservative or very conservative. Almost a third say they are moderate.
“That’s a picture of a center-right state,” Cieslewicz grouses, “yet Democrats nominated Barnes, the most outspoken liberal candidate in the primary field.”
Too late now but “Democrats must move to the center on cultural issues,” Ruy Teixeira advises.
“This is not optional. … The sad fact is that the cultural left in and around the Democratic party has managed to associate the party with a series of views on crime, immigration, policing, free speech, and of course race and gender that are quite far from those of the median voter. These unpopular views are further amplified by Democratic-leaning media and nonprofits, as well as within the Democratic party infrastructure itself, all of which are thoroughly dominated by the cultural left.”— Ruy Teixeira at The Liberal Patriot.
Like that virtue-signaling idiot who tried to resurrect the discredited Willie Horton race card against Ron Johnson in Sunday’s WI State Journal. (“Are we not supposed to fear crime?“)
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Wisconsin Democrats could do worse than persuade Cieslewicz to be their party chairman instead of Ben Wikler, who likely cleared the field for Barnes. While with MoveOn.org, Wikler encouraged Elizabeth Warren to run for President.