Saturday, April 2, 2016

Thoughts on the Wisconsin Primary, the Milwaukee General Election, and Some Endorsements

My friends, your favorite Peasant's home state of
Wisconsin is having its presidential primary on
Tuesday April 5 --- and my hometown of Milwaukee
is having its general election that very day as well.
Furthermore, there is a statewide election for a seat
on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court to top off
the day.

In regards to the primary: your discerning Peasant
has decided on a presidential candidate to endorse,
and am urging my fellow Badger State conservatives
to vote for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. There are now just
three GOP candidates remaining in the race for the
party's nomination, after many of the gaggle of
hopefuls have dropped out, and Cruz is, in my
estimation, not only the best of the final three
but is the one true conservative of the three.
Donald Trump has to date shown little grasp of
the most pressing issues on the minds of the Ameri-
can voters, especially health care, the economy,
and foreign policy. Moreover, it has come out that
Trump is for certain not a serious presidential
candidate, as his communications director resigned
from his campaign team recently citing as evidence
of this his staff and he discussing not winning cam-
paign strategies but how to generate more publicity
for Trump, presumably so he can utilize it for
personal marketing purposes after the election,
which he seemingly has no intention of winning.
Now I have heard it said in some quarters that Trump
declared his presidential candidacy just for this purpose,
as well as to have a bit of a lark. I suppose that when one
have a vast fortune with never-ending waves of income,
then one can indulge in such activity for personal
amusement. Additionally, Trump has gotten into very
hot water this week for some ill-thought (or more likely
not-at-all-thought out) remarks about abortion, which is
costing him points in the polls in Wisconsin and else-
where. But there's still so many people around the country
who are steadfastly supporting Trump, and nothing short
of his committing mass murder and general mayhem
will change that -- and even then I'm not so sure that
all of Trump's fans will turn away from the bellicose
billionaire. Please, my fellow Wisconsin conservatives,
both in and out of the GOP, cast your votes for the one
true conservative still standing, the candidate whose
conservative Bona fides are well-established, who has
a thorough knowledge of the issues facing our country
and of importance to we conservatives, and who has been
battle-tested in Washington; We can win the White House
and restore constitutional governance, and repair the
damage done over the past seven years by the current
president with, and only with, Ted Cruz.

Next, we in Wisconsin have a state Supreme Court seat
to be filled in the election; Rebecca Bradley, appointed to
fill the remaining time of the term that was vacated upon
the death of the previous incumbent Justice N. Patrick
Crooks by Gov. Scott Walker, is being challenged by
left-wing state Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg.
Judge Kloppenburg has, over the course of her long
judicial career, been perceived (quite rightly in your humble
Peasant's opinion) as being soft on crime, where Justice
Bradley has balanced preserving the rights of criminal case
defendants with caring about the victims of crime as
a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, then later as a
state appellate court judge before being tapped by Gov. Walker
to be an interim justice on Wisconsin's highest court.
Moreover, as Judge Kloppenburg's record of accomplishments
are rather pale in contrast to that of Justice Bradley, the former
and her campaign team have resorted to low-blow attacks and
innuendo. With statewide polls from just last week showing
Bradley leading Kloppenburg, with the former moving ahead
at a brisk clip from the February primary, you can see just how
well this strategy is working; Wisconsin voters, all across the
political spectrum, aren't buying the challenger's hogwash.
For us conservatives, the choice is obvious: Bradley!

Finally, we focus on Milwaukee, where we have a contest to
determine who will be Mayor, either three-term incumbent
Thomas Barrett or Alderman Robert "Bob" Donovan. As you,
my long-time loyal readers remember, your beloved Peasant
wrote a severe criticism of Mayor Barrett back when he twice
challenged Republican Scott Walker for the governorship of
Wisconsin. With a rickety record as Milwaukee mayor, replete
with rising crime rates, rising taxes, and a deterioration of police
and other city services despite increasing tax revenue, and his
tightness with the city's wealthy liberal elite who love to fiddle
while the city, well ... he needs to finally be given his walking
papers. Donovan, on the other hand, is the lone conservative
on Milwaukee's Common Council, the lone voice for fiscal and
social sanity on a council dominated by Barrett-like liberals
whose policies have harmed Milwaukee in these and other ways,
the lone consistent voice of dissent to these council members and
the mayor, and an avid advocate for the people of Milwaukee's
South Side and their concerns being so for four terms. Donovan
would do the same for all Milwaukeeans as mayor, rather than
attend posh cocktail parties with glittery liberal establishment
elitists who couldn't give a flying whatever about the city, her
people, or the issues they face, congratulating each other on being
so "high-minded" and being of superior intellect compared to the
every-day Milwaukeeans who sweat and strain to make our city
work, making it the great city that it is and shall always be -- with
the right kind of leadership. That leadership can be supplied by
Bob Donovan, if we elect him on April 5.

I know that I said that I was going to take this week off, but I have
reconsidered and returned because there is so much at stake here in
Wisconsin, including something that not only affects my home city
and state but our country and I simply had to make comment and
recommendations to my fellow Wisconsin conservatives, and I hope
that my fellow Wisconsinites who are not conservatives will join
me in voting for the aforementioned and endorsed candidates.
There are other offices, including local judgeships, that will be
on the ballot April 5, but I wanted to make special mention of the
three races that I feel are of the most importance in terms of the
political consequences and their range of scope.

We'll get together here again soon. Be of good cheer!


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