THEY CAME WITH A BATTERING RAM ~ John Doe Gets Militaristic

Wintery Knight pulls together some of the above discussion with detailed information that should scare us all!

This story, which was written up in National Review by religious liberty defender David French, has two parts.

The first part talks about the police raids. I can only snip a little to capture the horror of the raid.

It says:


Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking.

She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram.

She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door.

“I was so afraid,” she says. “I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic.

“I begged and begged, ‘Please don’t shoot my dogs, please don’t shoot my dogs, just don’t shoot my dogs.’ I couldn’t get them to stop barking, and I couldn’t get them outside quick enough. I saw a gun and barking dogs. I was scared and knew this was a bad mix.”

She got the dogs safely out of the house, just as multiple armed agents rushed inside. Some even barged into the bathroom, where her partner was in the shower. The officer or agent in charge demanded that Cindy sit on the couch, but she wanted to get up and get a cup of coffee….

….They wouldn’t let her speak to a lawyer.

A little later Knight has this:

The article talks about a few more of the home invasions, and the warnings not to tell anyone were the same.

Here’s another:

Don’t call your lawyer. Don’t talk to anyone about this. Don’t tell your friends. The kids watched — alarmed — as the school bus drove by, with the students inside watching the spectacle of uniformed police surrounding the house, carrying out the family’s belongings. Yet they were told they couldn’t tell anyone at school.

They, too, had to remain silent.

The mom watched as her entire life was laid open before the police. Her professional files, her personal files, everything.

SO! Who is doing this? Wintery Knight tells us:

District Attorney Chisholm was a Democrat, a very partisan Democrat.

Almost immediately after opening the John Doe investigation, Chisholm used his expansive powers to embarrass Walker, raiding his county-executive offices within a week. As Mr. O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth explained in court filings, the investigation then dramatically expanded:

Over the next few months, [Chisholm’s] investigation of all-things-Walker expanded to include everything from alleged campaign-finance violations to sexual misconduct to alleged public contracting bid-rigging to alleged misuse of county time and property. Between May 5, 2010, and May 3, 2012, the Milwaukee Defendants filed at least eighteen petitions to formally “[e]nlarge” the scope of the John Doe investigation, and each was granted. . . . That amounts to a new formal inquiry every five and a half weeks, on average, for two years.

This expansion coincided with one of the more remarkable state-level political controversies in modern American history – the protest (and passage) of Act 10, followed by the attempted recall of a number of Wisconsin legislators and, ultimately, Governor Walker.


I suggest reading more of this. I can hear the marching as I type.

Rush Explains Gov. Scott Walker’s Blueprint for Conservatives

FAIL: Bill Clinton`s Endorsement Record ~ The Kiss of Death

Mega THANKS to the Free Republic and Roll Call’s  work on this, see each finger wagging point and side-smile smirk — picture — of Slick Willie from the specific campaign at the source:

  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Democrat Presidential Primary. (Lost to Democrat Barack Obama)
  • Terry McAuliffe 2009 VA Dem Gov Primary. (Lost to Democrat Craig Deeds)
  • Craig Deeds 2009 VA Dem Gov Nominee. (Lost to Republican Bob McDonell)
  • Jon Corzine 2009 NJ Dem Gov Nominee. (Lost to Republican Chris Christie)
  • Martha Coakley 2010 (Special Election) MA Dem U.S. Senate Nominee. (Lost to Republican Scott Brown)
  • Kendrick Meeks 2010 FL Dem U.S. Senate Nominee. (Lost to Republican Marco Rubio)
  • Alex Sink 2010 FL Dem Gov Nominee. (Lost to Republican Rick Scott)
  • Virg Bernero 2010 MI Dem Gov Nominee. (Lost to Republican Rick Snyder)
  • Ted Strickland 2010 OH Dem Gov Nominee. (Lost to Republican John Kasich)
  • Mike McWherter 2010 TN Dem Gov Nominee. (Lost to Republican Bill Haslam)
  • Lee Fisher 2010 OH Dem U.S. Senate Nominee. (Lost to Republican Rob Portman)
  • Jack Conway 2010 KY Dem U.S. Senate Nominee. (Lost to Republican Rand Paul)
  • Joe Sestak 2010 PA Dem U.S. Senate Nominee. (Lost to Republican Pat Toomey)
  • Dan Onorato 2010 PA Dem Gov Nominee. (Lost to Republican Tom Corbett)
  • Rory Reid 2010 NV Dem Gov Nominee. (Lost to Republican Brian Sandoval)
  • Diane Denish 2010 NM Dem Gov Nominee. (Lost to Republican Susana Martinez)
  • Tom Barrett 2012 (Recall) WI Den Gov Nominee. (Lost to Republican Scott Walker)

Medved Deals a Death Blow to the Mantra that Republicans Outspent Democrats 7-to-1 in Wisconsin

From video description:

(Posted by Religio-Political Talk) After playing the audio (in this case, the video) of the “end of democracy” guy, Michael Medved starts looking at what was really spent and by whom in Wisconsin. In rare form, the New York Times helps with the truth in this area, and their graph easily explains that it was a 3-to-1 disparage. Similar to how much Obama outraised McCain (take note that there is also a controversy regarding undisclosed overseas funds given to Obama as well — see image below). In other words, id this is the end of democracy because Gov. Walker outraised Barrett, then wouldn’t it have died in 2008?

After listening to this short blurb you will add another arrow to your quiver to shoot down brain dead libtards and their bumper sticker slogans. Medved takes a call on this topic that I include in this posting.

These numbers do not include the huge machine that bused in protestors for months, feeding them and housing them on many unions (out of state unions) dole. I wonder what the whole tally is when considering the man power put into the state by outside unions.

For more clear thinking like this from Michael Medved… I invite you to visit:

Here is BigJournalisms comments (Black & Right h/t):


…Not so fast. As it turns out, labor unions spent an additional $21 million on the recall election. When it came to state senate recall elections back in September 2011, Democrats outspent Republicans $23.4 million to $20.5 million.

While Politico’s Glenn Thrush says that there’s “only one paragraph you really need to read this ayem, courtesy of the Center for Public Integrity,” then quotes a paragraph talking about Walker’s biggest donors, that’s hackish reporting. The CPI actually adds:

Campaign contributions tell only part of the story. National unions have kept Barrett’s campaign alive by funding outside groups dedicated to defeating Walker. More than a year since Walker limited collective bargaining rights for most public employees, the nation’s three largest public unions — the National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — have channeled at least $2 million from their treasuries and super PACs to two Wisconsin-based independent expenditure groups.

It’s also worth noting that while Republicans largely had to build their ground game from the ground up, labor unions have a consistent ground game – funded by tax dollars. All of the donations to Walker and pro-Walker groups were not mandated. The same is not true of Big Labor dollars, which come from mandatory unions dues in most cases.

In terms of strict numbers, Walker spent some $30 million; Barrett and the unions spent $25 million. That’s not a 7-to-1 differential. And when you add in unions’ inherent advantage in ground game, you’re talking about a better-than-even split for Barrett….

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`Clean Up on Aisle 9`

Via The Blaze:

The liberal mantra coming after the Wis. recall election is likely to be that it isn’t that important in the grand scheme of things and that it has little to no implication for the fall election. But that’s not how they were treating it months ago.

The group American Future Fund has come out with a scathing and telling ad showing how important liberals such as Rachel Maddow, Michael Moore, and Russ Feingold thought the election was before Tuesday’s results. It cleverly opens with the question, “Do you recall?”

Party of Tolerance/Religious Left/Union Thugs Use Violent Biblical Language Referring to Scott Walker and Conservative Ideals

From video description:

Rev. T. Ray McJunkins of Springfield’s Union Baptist Church and USAction’s William McNary engaged in violent rhetoric to rile up a union crowd of thousands just yards away from an Illinois appearance by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. McNary challenged Walker to “knuckle up” while McJunkins said they’re going to “cut off his head,” likening Walker to Goliath.

Wisconsins Judge That Temporarily Blocked The Union Bargaining Bill

Please visit and follow the links of these two bloggers…. they did a bang-up job of uncovering some info that NewsBusters passes on:

Cindy at Fairly Conservative and Mary at FreedomEden broke this story yesterday. RedState, Gateway Pundit, and Doug Ross, among others, have helped promulgate it. I’d rate the odds of the establishment press doing anything with the information at nearly zero.

I have a potential tidbit to add.

FreedomEden’s Mary writes: “Jake Sinderbrand, son of Judge Maryann Sumi, poses a bit of a problem for his mother.” Sumi is the county judge who on Friday temporarily blocked implementation of the collective bargaining-related law passed by the Wisconsin legislature and signed by Governor Scott Walker.

Why that matters is after the jump.

You see, Jake Sinderbrand is “a former field manager with the AFL-CIO and data manager for the SEIU State Council.” Both organizations have members who are employed in Wisconsin’s public sector.

That’s already a pretty clear conflict of interest, one would think. My tidbit may add more fuel to the fire.

Maryann Sumi’s husband/partner, as evidenced here and elsewhere, is Carl Sinderbrand (who, as a side note, is also Chairman of the environmental advocacy group Clean Wisconsin).

Visiting web directories (I’m not providing a link lest one accuse me of violating privacy, even thoug Wisconsin lefties do not have a track record of similar respect), one finds that one of Carl Sinderbrand’s three listed physical addresses is the same as Jake Sinderbrand’s; the other two appear to be office building suites. I could not find a web directory physical address for Maryann Sumi, but if she lives in the same home as Carl, it would appear that she also lives in the same home as Jake. This would compound the level of conflicted interests.

Jake’s Facebook page, which reveals that he “worked at Left Field Strategies (Campaign Consultant/Field Strategist),” is a lefty shrine, including a mock-up of Governor Walker as a “Dope,” a sarcastic take-off on the Obama “Hope” picture so popular two years ago:

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