John Nichols: Gerrymandering empowers obstructionists like Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald | John Nichols 

Gerrymandering is a vile scourge on democracy all over the country. But one could argue it’s at its worse right here in Wisconsin. We had the perfect putrid petre dish for it with the Three HorsesAsses of the Apocolypse — Robin Vos, Scott Fitzgerald and Scott Walker. We got rid of one. And we have to finish the job before the Great State of Wisconsin is nothing more than Wisissippi.

The gerrymandering of Wisconsin’s Legislature is now so severe that legislators are less interested in respecting the will of the people than at any time in Wisconsin history.

Source: John Nichols: Gerrymandering empowers obstructionists like Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald | John Nichols | madison.com

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Lame-duck laws: Wisconsin court reinstates legislation on eve of trial

Today’s ruling is a win for the people of Wisconsin ~ State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau

Respectfully, sir … you’re full of bullshit right up to your ears. Most recognize this as a power grab and political neutering and I suspect you do, too. The only reason it survived is because you planned and executed well your stacking of the State Supreme Court.

A two-day trial begins Wednesday to determine whether part of the lame-duck laws Republican legislators approved in December violates the state constitution.

Source: Lame-duck laws: Wisconsin court reinstates legislation on eve of trial

Editorial: Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald are contemptible liars

It was evident to any honest observer that the company’s promise to develop a manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin that would ultimately employ as many as 13,000 workers represented an absurd and unobtainable promise by a foreign corporation that wanted to get on the good side of Donald Trump before the president started imposing tariffs.

Cap Times Editorial
Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, left, and Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald could have made the flawed Foxconn deal better, but they failed to do so. Now they have rightly garnered a “pants-on-fire” rating from PolitiFact for trying to blame someone else for the Foxconn mess. SCOTT BAUER, ASSOCIATED PRESS


Kimberly-Clark and America’s Dairyland 

This is good. Mr. Harwood pretty much nails it right down to calling out the legislature for ignoring small farmers because they represent basically 20,000 votes and even less in campaign money.

Our legislature ignores this problem because we are talking about maybe 20,000 votes and very little in the way of campaign contributions, most of which comes from the corporate farms anyway.

Source: Kimberly-Clark and America’s Dairyland – Open Mic – December 2018

Amid backlash, Wisconsin Republicans struggle to justify lame-duck laws 

“Republicans were surprised at how much attention it ended up getting and how intense the backlash was …”

I’m sorry … just how disconnected from reality can you possibly be?

Source: Amid backlash, Wisconsin Republicans struggle to justify lame-duck laws | Politics and Elections | madison.com

Wisconsin Republicans Attack Democracy with Bill Restricting Incoming Democratic Governor’s Powers, Early Voting

The sheer contempt for democracy in these remarks is matched only by the deep and abiding contempt these two have for the intellect of anyone over the age of five.

Source: Wisconsin Republicans Attack Democracy with Bill Restricting Incoming Democratic Governor’s Powers, Early Voting