December 30, 2009
I cannot believe it!
Louis Butler is a good person, a very capable judge, and he should have been confirmed by the Senate as Federal District Judge in Madison, but nope! Republicans on the Judiciary Committee sent his name back to the Barack, the tough guy in the White House.
Some of you might wince, but I think Butler's "problem" is that he is black. This group of Republicans doesn't feel comfortable with him.
Admittedly, it was also a rare opportunity for Republicans to boot two Wisconsin "liberals" in the butt. Kohl and Feingold, inexplicably, both sit on Judiciary and yet they failed to gather the votes. Look for Kohl to lead the fight for Butler's confirmation.
Gather your wits and think about this. Glenn Grothman, a state Senator in the Glenn Beck category, has a plan. He wants the state to determine which streets to plow in Madison during snow storms. (DNR perhaps?) Presumably this guy wants a clear path out of town. Given his voting record I can understand.
I thought Republicans liked government closest to the people. No?
"Only two more days" to get your money to senator, congressman, mayor, governor, Sierra Club, Common Cause--god I am sick and tired of the same old pitch. "Our candidate needs your contribution by tommorow at midnight." Why? Well, to prove he is viable--he can only do that with a filing that shows he is raking in the dough. You become the theater. This is sick.
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Anyone who works anagrams knows that one anagram of "republican" is "obstructionist". Another is "clueless."
-Franz Fripplfrappl | Stoughton, WI | December 30, 2009
They really aren't RepubliCANs; they are RepubliCAN'Ts. Happy New Year all.
"In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." -- H.L. Mencken
-Glenda Alexander | Caledonia, WI | December 31, 2009
Eddie, Eddie, playing the race card is so 2009. Shame on you. The reason the Senate (in control of your favorite party, Eddie) couldn't stomach a left-wing wacko nut job as a judge is that he's incompetent and just way too far left of the mainstream of the United States.
-Wally Kalbacken | Mt. Horeb, WI | January 2, 2010