Vos’ Company Got Up to 350k in Federal COVID Aid as Many Wait on Help From State

Assembly Speaker, who rails against government assistance, took at least $150,000 for his company.

That’s a lot of shitty popcorn, Robin.

Source: Vos’ Company Got Up to 350k in Federal COVID Aid as Many Wait on Help From State

Statements and a GOP Cutoff: What Happened at Scot Ross’ First Election Commission Meeting

“I want to offer that the same people who were criticizing the fact that I was appointed to this commission are the same people who changed the laws so they could avoid accountability.”

Scott Ross is a veteran of Progressive politics and is used to calling out politicians for abusing their positions. He’s in a good place because Wisconsin politicians — particularly the GOP — have gone above and beyond in suppressing votes and trying to stay in power by any means necessary.

Well, the voters in Wisconsin are on to them and at the first opportunity, they threw Scott Walker out of office and put a Democrat in the Governor’s office. The GOP leadership did what they could to strip him of his powers, but Governor Evers was able to appoint Ross to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

It’s a beautiful thing.

Source: Statements and a GOP Cutoff: What Happened at Scot Ross’ First Election Commission Meeting

It’s now become clear exactly how Republicans might try to overturn a Biden victory in November

The larger threat … is a scenario where a state like Wisconsin is pivotal in the election results and the electoral college, and Biden has won Wisconsin, but the Republican legislature decides to override the results from the election and award the electors to Donald Trump,” he said adding that the Supreme Court’s majority opinion in Bush v. Gore noted that state legislatures have plenary power to decide how electors are appointed.“If you’re looking for a scenario where the results are somehow reversed from a Biden victory by allegations of irregularities in the election, that’s probably the scenario you’re looking at …

Source: It’s now become clear exactly how Republicans might try to overturn a Biden victory in November

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules to strike down Evers’ stay-at-home order

The conservative-controlled court sided with Republican lawmakers who sued over the Democratic governor’s order.

Did anyone seriously think the court that voted by video (while social distancing) to send the commoners to vote in person during a pandemic would not “give it to ’em” one more time? Please.

The Republican leadership is playing politics with human lives. I honestly thought they’d never reach this literal crisis point. I never thought they would send citizens to the polls in the middle of a pandemic simply because they were scared they might lose an election. And, I never thought they’d sue the governor — a governor who is trying best as he and his team can to walk the tightrope between keeping people safe and keeping business … in business.

But I was wrong. Republican leadership lost their souls a long, long time ago. To be fair, politicizing issues has gone on forever — both sides doing it. But — and I’m fairly certain the tipping point was the 2008 presidential election — one side saw the writing on the wall. Their base was shrinking and along with it, they became severely threatened that their “way of life” and their “values” were shrinking along with it. They became determined to fight. They gerrymandered the state and then stacked the Supreme Court. It’s a brilliant strategy. But they made a deal with the devil in 2016. And the devil wants his due. It will come soon enough. I just hope the assholes are held responsible and don’t take the good people of Wisconsin down with them.

Source: Wisconsin Supreme Court rules to strike down Evers’ stay-at-home order

In Wisconsin, Virus Creates New Front in Long-Simmering Partisan Wars 

Protests planned for Friday continue a decade-long partisan cleaving in the state and serve as a stand-in for the general election battle to come.

Source: In Wisconsin, Virus Creates New Front in Long-Simmering Partisan Wars – The New York Times

I refuse to admit it but maybe it’s so:  we as a democracy and maybe even as a species … are fucked.

No where is that more apparent than my own god-damned state.

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers ask Supreme Court to block Evers orders

These two horse’s asses would sue Jesus H. Christ if he were a Democrat and suing him polled well with their base.

The move escalates the partisan war between the Republicans who control the Legislature and the Democratic governor that began before Evers took office.

Source: Wisconsin GOP lawmakers ask Supreme Court to block Evers orders

You can’t make this shit up

Hey, whomever runs against this clown in his next election:

Here is what should be on every piece of campaign material. Here’s what should be on every TV spot. Run it. Run it into the ground and cover his shoes with it.

Wisconsin Republicans to challenge election delay in state’s top court | TheHill

Top Wisconsin GOP lawmakers vowed to mount a legal challenge in the state’s Supreme Court over the Democratic governor’s postponement of Tuesday’s election.

Source: Wisconsin Republicans to challenge election delay in state’s top court | TheHill

Sen. Scott Fitzgerald and Rep. Robin Vos — the leaders in the legislative majority — refuse to let a good crisis go to waste. The crisis being COVID-19, which is a dream come true for voter suppressionists like Big Fitz and The Popcorn Colonel.

Seriously. I don’t know how they sleep at night.