HT Nice Deb
Joanne Kloppenburg is running for Wisconsin Supreme Court. She has given the Unions guarantees. And the Unions have pumped big money into her election campaign. As far as I am concerned, she’s a bought and paid for Union lackey. As anyone who has paid any attention at all knows, supporters of Kloppenburg (who has no experience on the bench) have put out a vile, misleading, out-of-context smear ad against Supreme Court Justice David Prosser.
One of the victims has come out strongly against this ad, which victimizes him all over again. Troy Merryfield asked Kloppenburg to call on the ad promoters to pull the ad. Kloppenburg flat-out refused.
Here is Merryfield’s statement (pdf) calling for the ad to be pulled, declaring the stories to be “inaccurate” and “out of context” and stating that he would vote for Prosser if he were a Wisconsin resident.
And here is his own ad, attacking Kloppenburg and her supporters for victimizing him all over again.
Here’s a bit of information the Kloppenburg supporters don’t ever want anyone to know (at least until they buy her a Supreme Court seat):
The sheriff’s department did conduct an investigation, including several interviews, the matter was also brought to a second DA in 1979.
After an investigation, Prosser made the decision not to prosecute. Prosser, while sympathetic to the victims, believed the evidence wasn’t strong enough to convict the accused as it would lead to competing individual testimony between an adult priest and two boys, and that a jury trial would be emotionally challenging for the young victims. Lack of a corroborating eyewitness and what was then believed to be a one-time incident were key contributors to such a decision
In 2002-twenty four years later, when both victims were adults, then DA Vince Biskupic, reopened the case. He went to trial in 2004 with key pieces of evidence that had not been revealed to the sheriff’s investigators and/or Prosser during the initial investigation.
John Nolte has more information on other Wisconsin Democrat and Union scumbaggery.
Other things are happening as well, not all of them good. Obviously timed for maximum effect, former Wisconsin Governor Patrick Lucey — a Democrat — abruptly resigned as honorary co-chair of the Prosser campaign last night and endorsed Kloppenburg. A stunning betrayal … but this is what Democrats do.
The good news is that yesterday, after an unprecedented public scolding from the Department of Justice, the Dane County (Madison) District Attorney’s office finally stopped dragging its feet and charged a Wisconsin teacher for sending vile death threats to GOP lawmakers.
Moreover, the local television media in the state has finally gotten around to covering the outright extortion of local businesses by the unions — coverage that focuses on terrified small business owners intentionally put in an unwinnable situation by these remorseless thugs. In this economy, to say these proprietors are worried a public boycott would be an understatement. The good news is that once word got out, business actually increased as people stopped by to show their support and spend a little money. That includes some rank-and-file union members obviously embarrassed by what’s being done in their name.
If the Wisconsin Democrats and the Unions can get any more low-down scummy, I don’t ever want to see it. Their behavior is so far beyond the pale in pure vileness, I have never seen such a thing in modern American politics.