June 20, 2016

"The Madison left has no idea how to compete politically in the state outside of Dane County."

"They're like a baby crying in the middle of a crowded restaurant. Over half the crowd probably loves kids and has no problem with the occasional brief outburst, but when the crying doesn't stop (and the parents do nothing) eventually the whole crowd turns against the kid."

From a comment in a thread at Isthmus (a local Madison paper).

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15 comments:

David Begley said...

Remarkable insight.

Same can be said for Bernie's people.

Achilles said...

Actually against the parents. The kids are just the tools used. They are poorly educated and unemployable but cute on the outside. The parents are the oligarchs who send their kids to good finishing schools and turn these tantrum rats loose on the rest of us.

campy said...

The best way to compete is to rig the game in your favor.

Henry said...

This baby?

TosaGuy said...

A friend of mine on the other end of the spectrum is very involved in state Dem party politics and has run (and lost) several races. He is very connected with the activist progs in the state who drive that wing of the Democrat Party of Wisconsin. He is not so much tied in with the SJW crowd that is on the fringe. In all, he is a pretty decent fellow who, unfortunately, has let the political bug bite him too many times.

While he doesn't talk politics on FB, he does like what everyone in his political orbit says and that then shows up on my feed.

Everything is filled with hate of all things GOP and non-liberal and the contempt of outstate Wisconsin is palpable. They offer nothing with regard to a platform that will play outside of Milwaukee and Dane counties. They have learned nothing about how the state perceived them during their tantrums over Act 10.

ndspinelli said...

The Isthmus, while still a lefty rag, has moderated a bit w/ Mark Tauscher, former Badger and Packer, buying it a couple years ago. Now the Capital Times is the propaganda king in Madison. Maybe I should say Queen, lefties are girly.

ndspinelli said...

Well, Marvin Hagler was a southpaw, he was definitely not girly.

Tired - Next up is reTired said...

Used to work for a state agency where one of the leaders would draw a circle around Madison and Milwaukee and label them instate and the rest outstate. He would then connect the circles and call that the dumbbell region. I think too often folks in the Madison area percieve the rest of the state is just like them....and it isn't.

n.n said...

We are born liberal (i.e. unprincipled, divergent), then with acquired knowledge and experience leave liberal things behind. Progressives (i.e. monotonic change ideologues) are the big brothers of liberals, a stepping stone to adulthood. Then there are leftists, who seek to establish domestic and international monopolies of capital and control.

Unknown said...

Tauscher is one of the three partners who bought the Isthmus. The other two are Jeff Haupt and Craig Bartlett. Jeff is the one who is responsible for the content of the Isthmus today, which focuses on investigative reporting and a big focus on arts and entertainment.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

The problem with the analogy is that the Madison left are orphans. They have no parents to calm them down.

Original Mike said...

Where's garage?

Original Mike said...

We are born liberal (i.e. unprincipled, divergent), then with acquired knowledge and experience leave liberal things behind."

The voting age should be 35. At the very least, we wouldn't be in so much debt.

Static Ping said...

All analogies are wrong. Some analogies are useful. Other analogies are very entertaining.

James Pawlak said...

But, those Socialist/Fascists are full-sized adult animals and (If crying, sniveling and accusing humans of various social crimes does not work) will: Jump up and down on your table; Take food real workers who prepared and bought food; And, might (Following the example of the "Wall Street" mobs) defecate on the food of others.