Representative Fred Clark of Baraboo, vice chairman of the Legislature’s Task Force on Rural Schools, calls out Republicans for their lack of support for rural public schooling in a recent Wausau Daily Herald column.
The fact is that the Republican majority in the Legislature has taken every opportunity it can to wage war on the city of Milwaukee.
In Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, it’s the absence of new small businesses and entrepreneurial activity that is driving our economy – down. The most recent federal jobs data shows Wisconsin lagging behind the rest of the nation and our neighbors in the Midwest as we rank 9th out 10 Midwest states on job creation and 35th in the nation overall.
I’ll be the first to admit that we try our best, but we still don’t get everything right here at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (if you don’t believe me just take a look at our Facebook page or read some progressive blogs.) But we have thick skins so we can handle being wrong -- and being called out on it. What we can’t abide is Politifact’s absurd double standard that ignores not only the facts, but its own standards and principles.
Glenn Grothman continues to show just how far Wisconsin Republicans have strayed from reality and from Wisconsin’s values.
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Grothman, the number two Republican in Scott Walker’s rubber-stamp Senate, has made a career of saying outlandish, offensive, and out of touch statements. In his twenty years in the legislature, Grothman has built his power and influence by pandering to the most extreme elements of his Republican base.
Walker, who can barely focus on what’s going on in Wisconsin these days because he is so overwhelmed with presidential ambition, secured an invitation to spend the weekend in Las Vegas with billionaire Sheldon Adelson.