What Wisconsin Democrats Are Really Like

Liberals think they hold the moral high ground.

Here’s their moral high ground: Death threats against the Wisconsin Governor, wife and children from Democrats.

Liberals would have us believe that only pro-lifers and tea-partyers engage in this kind of thuggery.

I want everyone to know what Wisconsin Democrats are really like.  This an act of civic duty.  This is a public service announcement.

They don’t get a pass on this.  This is too disgusting.  In their blind self-righteousness they threatened his children.

The Democrat Party in Wisconsin and big labor leadership need to denounce these tactics formally, openly, publicly.

From The Blaze:

READ THE CHILLING NOTE SENT TO GOV. SCOTT WALKER’S WIFE

It’s no secret that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is intensely disliked by organized labor and Democrats.

Chilling note sent to Scott Walkers wife

Indeed, the Republican governor’s opponents have made their feelings toward him very clear since he was first elected — especially during the state capital protests in 2011 and the defeated effort to have him recalled.

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But if you thought the rhetoric aimed at Walker during the 2011 protests was bad, just wait until you hear his version of events included in his upcoming book, “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge” — particularly the chilling note that was sent to his wife.

State Patrol Capt. Dave Erwin, a former United States Marine, brought the governor a particularly eerie piece of hate mail during the protests that contained very specific information about his wife and children.

“[A]s I prepared to go out to the conference room for my daily press briefing, Dave came into my office and shut the door,” Walker recalls, according to a book excerpt published online.

“Sir, I don’t show you most of these, but I thought you ought to see this one,” the officer said.

The letter was addressed to Walker’s wife, Tonette. It read:

Has Wisconsin ever had a governor assassinated? Scotts heading that way. Or maybe one of your sons getting killed would hurt him more. I want him to feel the pain. I already follow them when they went to school in Wauwatosa, so it won’t be too hard to find them in Mad. Town. Big change from that house by [BLANK] Ave. to what you got now. Just let him know that it’s not right to [EXPLETIVE] over all those people. Or maybe I could find one of the Tarantinos [Tonette’s parents] back here.

Walker eventually told his wife about the threats — but only after some time had passed.

Erwin worked tirelessly to ensure Walker’s safety, the book notes. And it wasn’t just for him: Walker’s entire family was apparently being stalked.

“Governor, I’ve been at this awhile, and when the hairs stand up on the back of my neck, you have to be concerned,” the former Marine told Walker. “They know where you go to church; they’ve been to your church. They’re following your children and tracking your children. They know where your children go to school, what time they have class, what time they get out of class.”

“They know when they had football practice. They know where your wife works, they know that she was at the grocery store at this time, they know that she went to visit her father at his residence,” he said.

The size of Walker’s security detail was eventually increased and troopers had to be assigned to monitor his children at school.

During the protest, demonstrators left ghastly messages for the governor.

“The Wisconsin State Capitol had taken on an eerie quiet by late Friday. … The chalk outlines around fake dead bodies etched with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s name remained in dismembered parts, not yet completely washed away by hoses,” Time magazine reported in 2011.

Protesters at one point even physically blocked Walker and his entourage from leaving a manufacturing company in La Crosse, Wis.

“As we prepared to leave, the state troopers saw that the protesters had physically blocked the entrance we had used to come onto the property. So they turned the squad car around and headed toward the other exit. We watched in disbelief as the throng of people rushed toward the second exit to block our path. As we tried to pull out, they surrounded the car and began beating on the windows and rocking the vehicle,” Walker writes in the book.

“Just as we extricated ourselves from their grip, a truck pulled up and blocked our path, playing a game of chicken with the troopers. They turned the lights and sirens on and warned him to get out of way. Eventually he backed up, and we sped off.

“It was a lesson in how much our circumstance had changed in a matter of a few days. We were dealing with people who were so blinded by their anger that they were not in the least bit afraid to storm and shake a police car. We had never seen anything like it in Wisconsin before,” he adds.  [Get used to this, friends.  We will see a lot more of this from the dedicated left.]

And let’s not forget about the Wisconsin Democrats.

Democratic Sen. Lena Taylor at one point compared Walker to Adolph Hitler, saying, “The history of Hitler, in 1933, he abolished unions, and that’s what our governor’s doing today.”

Democrat Sen. Spencer Coggs called the Walker plan “legalized slavery.”

Ultimately, Walker said, the attacks and threats backfired on his opponents.

“Most people agreed with Tonette that targeting my family and disrupting the lives of our neighbors and their children was going too far,” he writes. “No matter what your political views, here in Wisconsin people simply don’t do things like that.

Still, he notes, it “was important to me that they saw that I never responded in kind to the often vicious attacks directed against me. I was firm and did not budge — but no matter how personal the invective became, I never made it personal.”

Walker’s new book is scheduled to be released on Nov. 19.

The Democrat Party in Wisconsin and big labor leadership need to denounce these tactics formally, openly, publicly.

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17 Responses to What Wisconsin Democrats Are Really Like

  1. disco says:

    No doubt the liberals of Wisconsin are deeply saddened by the accusations made in Governor Walker’s book. [We need some evidence of that from WI-DEM officialdom and from the labor groups with whom they are intertwined.]

  2. Liberals would have us believe that only pro-lifers and tea-partyers engage in this kind of thuggery.

    I would take out that word “only.” Pro-lifers and tea-partyers almost never engage in thuggery. They are law-abiding and civilized by definition, and alleged instances of pro-lifer/tea-party thuggery nearly always turn out to be either non-existent or a leftist ploy. In this country, thuggery is the near-exclusive province of the left.

  3. Stephen McMullen says:

    Definitely not your father’s union OR democratic party………….

  4. StJude says:

    Despicable.

  5. The only way to deal with bullies and thugs is to confront them by not changing how one lives. Thank goodness Governor Walker (and perhaps, one day, President Walker) has a strong protective network that includes God.

  6. Phil_NL says:

    disco / Fr.Z.

    I think he real question is: are they (hardcore Wisconsin lefties) saddened by the fact the accusations are made public, or by the possibility that they are true? I can believe the former, and have a much harder time with the latter…

  7. disco says:

    I meant to infer that they’re upset that governor walker made their thuggery public knowledge, not that it happened.

  8. Sieber says:

    Please understand that not all mischief is caused by local union members.
    The nephew of a friend of mine is a union organizer here in Southern California.
    He headed a plane load of union members to Wisconsin to join in the original demonstrations against
    Gov.Walker.

  9. av8er says:

    Dennis Prager says being a leftist means never having to say you’re sorry.

  10. frjim4321 says:

    Not all sociopaths are members of the Democratic party.

    I’m not at all convinced that Rove was not responsible for the computer expert’s airplane crash at CAK, for example. Right before his subpoenaed testimony pertaining to Blackwell’s theft of the Ohio electoral votes for Bush Jr.

    On the other hand it is probably safe to say that the vast majority of Democrats and Republicans are not sociopaths.

  11. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    ‘Thugs Without Borders’?

  12. Dienekes says:

    About 30 years ago I was a federal investigator on the Left Coast working on a case involving a “religious” cult. Someone once referred to them as a “motorcycle gang in religious garb”. When the usual lies, evasions, and attempts at intimidation failed to derail the investigation, I got similar threats. About the only person who took them seriously was my self, my family, and a good friend who I shot with. We implemented our own measures, which fortunately were never needed.

    However it was an excellent reminder that these kinds of people exist and what they are willing to do. Some play hardball while everyone else is playing beanbag. Never say never.

    In that case, ultimately the good guys won. Apparently God (NOT “the authorities”) had our back.

    I need to get reacquainted with St. Michael.

  13. Elizabeth D says:

    As someone who lives in the middle of downtown Madison, this is not surprising as I have seen him harassed and saw all the circus like and vile atmosphere of the protests and seen the hatred some people in Madison have. I initially didn’t have an opinion about the labor dispute but seeing that really made me sympathetic to Walker. I don’t have a TV nor follow politics so I didn’t even know what Scott Walker looked like until I happened to meet him unexpectedly. He was perfectly pleasant nice man.

  14. EXCHIEF says:

    Considering that liberals advocate murder in the form of abortion and that they align themselves with and support terrorists around the world none of this is a surprise. God protect the Sheepdogs who protect the Governor and his family

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  16. Arkanabar says:

    @Fr. Jim,
    Of course not all sociaopaths are Democrat activists. A fair number make their way into business management, police forces, the Republican party, etc. Sociopaths love power, and they only limit their tactics to the degree that they fear getting caught AND the consequences thereof.
    All these suggestions that maybe Rove did something worse are interesting, but irrelevant. “My enemy sinned against me” does not make any of my own sins somehow acceptable.
    I have a question for you: do you condemn the behavior of these people protesting Walker’s policies? Remember that Walker’s policies are not the issue here, the behavior of the protestors is.

  17. Magash says:

    This is exactly why Democrats and union leaders support the abolishment of the secret ballot in unionization votes. Once they know how individuals vote they can threaten them and their families. Moreover when these votes are public individuals who are less than willing to stand up to these violent people take the easier way and vote “safe”.