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America’s fetish with Donald Trump needs to end. Now!

In Donald Trump, Elections, Republican Party on August 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm

If you have been following the news at all, it would be hard to miss the numerous stories regarding business mogul and presidential candidate hopeful Donald Trump. Mr. Trump announced his candidacy earlier this year and following a bizarre pattern of bigoted statements and comments, shot up in preliminary polls as the months went on. Whether it was referring to Mexican immigrants as “rapist who are bringing drugs and crime to the U.S” or bullying Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly post Fox News’ much hyped first Republican debate. Univision replied to Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants by withdrawing partnership with the Trump organization and Fox News owner Roger Alias demanded an apology from Trump for his behavior with Kelly on and off air. Yet! Trump remains unfazed and unapologetic to anyone he may have inadvertently hurt or offended.

However, the real fascinating aspect in this debacle is the radical following Mr. Trump has garnered since announcing his candidacy. For various reasons, reasonable or not, followers of Mr. Trump have increasingly grown in numbers. As time goes by, ardent followers are becoming almost blind supporters of Donald Trump’s political rhetoric. This brings up a real problem with an American society that is heavily into the idea of politics, but seemingly avoids understanding the needs of the country or the policy forming process. Proof is in the policy proposal’s put forth by the Trump campaign, which when considered in context doesn’t hold a lot of weight in the process of forming policy. Read the rest of this entry »

Wisconsin Recalls..

In Elections, Labor Unions, Republican Party, Tea Party, U.S States, Wisconsin on August 9, 2011 at 10:46 am

And here we are. After 100,000 people showed up on the streets of Madison during the cold winter month, we have ourselves a general election in the great state of Wisconsin. The badger state has put up 6 Republican senators and 2 Democratic senators up for recalls. A short while ago something like this happened was in Green Bay, Wisconsin when incumbent Rep. Dave Hansen (D) was challenged by Republican David VanderLeest. Hansen scored comfortably making it Democrats 1, Republican 0. A lot of these people who are furious and angry voted for Scott Walker when he ran but the policies that he implemented have turned their minds around 180 degrees. It’s not just taking back the senate, this outburst of the middle/working class is to take back Wisconsin from the hands of Walker. Wisconsin Democrats and liberals have vowed to hand Walker his pink slip. Unions, firefighters, teachers, students and the middle class to sum it up are up in arm and the fight begins today, Tuesday August 9th 2011.

Here’s who is up for re-election:

  • Former De Pere Mayor Nancy Nusbaum (D) is running against Republican state Senator Robert Cowles.
  • State Rep. Sandy Pasch (D) running against GOP state Sen. Alberta Darling (R) in a general election race.
  • Shelly Moore (D), an English teacher, running to unseat state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R) in a general election.
  • Democratic state Rep. Fred Clark is running against Republican state Sen. Luther Olsen in a general election race.
  • Attorney Jessica King (D), is looking to unseat Republican state Sen. Randy Hopper in a general election match-up.
  • Democratic state Rep. Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse is facing off against state Sen. Dan Kapanke (R) in a general election race. Read the rest of this entry »