One more point to add to yesterday’s piece about how Obama’s style fuels Trump’s rise . . .
Another big reason Republicans are angry is because they have a president who embraces a political strategy of deliberately and consistently enraging conservatives. Major Garrett detailed the White House’s calculated effort to be controversial and provocative in 2014:
This is the White House theory of “Stray Voltage.” It is the brainchild of former White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe, whose methods loom large long after his departure. The theory goes like this: Controversy sparks attention, attention provokes conversation, and conversation embeds previously unknown or marginalized ideas in the public consciousness.
Mickey Kaus characterizes the approach as “gaslighting” — giving your opponent a legitimate reason to get angry, then turning around and pointing to their anger as evidence they’re unhinged, obsessed, incapable of governing responsibly, et cetera.
Read more by Jim Geraghty at NationalReview.com
O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub
13225 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove
Special Guest: Craig DeRoche
Former Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives 2003-2008
Current Executive Director of Justice Fellowship and
Senior Vice President of Prison Fellowship Ministries
Come out and show your support for Rep Rob Hutton who has been
a leader in labor, government and correction reforms.
Appetizers provided by O’Donoghue’s, Cash Bar available
Host Gold Level $500
Host Silver Level $250
Recommended Donation $30 per person/$50 per couple/family
No PAC Contributions allowed at this time
Please make check payable to “Citizens for Rob Hutton”
Stop by between 5 – 7 pm
Contact Kooyenga@gmail.com to be a host
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. . . The opening two sentences (of the Declaration of Independence) are two of the most well-known sentences of any document of antiquity. They are known worldwide. Students of history and government know them well. The reasons these two sentences we penned are also known on a global scale. King George III of England ruled the colonies with an iron fist. He taxed them heavily but gave them no voice in English parliament. He housed British troops in the colonists’ houses to suppress any idea of revolt of English rule. He used these troops to intimidate the colonists. He took natural resources at will and brought them to Europe to use at his will without due payment to those that reaped them from the earth. Food, lumber, cotton, gold were all taken without due payment and left the colonists with no recourse to collect payment.
What’s not so well known, are the charges levied at King George in the Declaration. There were 27 specific charges of which those that signed their names to it thought were so severe, so incredulous, so disparaging they were willing to sacrifice their livelihoods, their fortunes and even their lives to throw off the ‘evil’ of King George.
Read more by Weylin Athai at Conservatariantimes.com
by Michael Ramirez at Investors.com
Friday, October 2
Eagle: 9:00am to 10:00am – Village Hall, 820 East Main Street
Franklin: 11:00am to 12:00pm- Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 South 68th Street
Milton: 1:30pm to 2:30pm – The Gathering Place, Upstairs Dining Room, 715 Campus Street
Janesville: 3:00pm to 4:00pm – City Hall Council Chambers, 18 N Jackson St
Monday, October 5
Elkhorn: 9:45am to 10:45am – Monte Carlo Room, 720 North Wisconsin Street
Burlington: 11:30am to 12:30pm – Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Avenue
Kenosha: 1:15pm to 2:15pm – Snap-on, Innovation Works Building, 2801 80th Street (Use 27th Avenue entrance)
Racine: 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Avenue
A complete schedule of the upcoming listening sessions is also available at paulryan.house.gov
I host many Town Hall Meetings throughout the year to give you the chance to share your views on the issues Congress is dealing with or to help you with problems you may be experiencing with a federal agency. Should you have any questions regarding these upcoming meetings, please contact my District Office at (262) 784-1111 to share your thoughts and concerns.
Saturday, September 26th
1:00pm Jefferson Public Library
Sunday, September 27th
7:00pm West Bend City Hall
For years now the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District has been dumping millions of gallons of raw sewage into Lake Michigan.
We have spent over a billion on a “deep tunnel” that doesn’t work during a heavy rain.
Scott Walker says we should separate the sewers in Milwaukee, the cause of the problem. This can be done over the next 30 years, as they need replacing. So we can FINALLY stop dumping shit into the lake.
Walker has a plan. And Barrett has . . . ?