November 1, 2018

A Democrat makes an impassioned plea for Democrats to vote for the Republican nominee for Attorney General in Wisconsin.



"Brad [Schimel] has been an attorney in Wisconsin for 28 years. He has handled over 16,000 Wisconsin state cases. Josh Kaul, since coming back [to Wisconsin] in 2014, has handled one Wisconsin state case and it wasn't even a criminal matter. The Wisconsin Attorney General represents the state of Wisconsin, and most importantly law enforcement.... There are hundreds of attorneys in Wisconsin who are Democrats who are qualified for this job. In my opinion, Josh Kaul is not one of them. He has handled one Wisconsin state case. One. Compared to Brad's 16,000."

The lawyer in the video, Saul Glazer, is someone I know, and I'm surprised to see him supporting a Republican.

ADDED: Saul emails that he is not a Democrat. The group is called "Democratic and Independent Voters for Brad Schimel."

43 comments:

Achilles said...

He is probably a liberal.

Most liberals are looking at the Democrats now with fear.

Achilles said...

He might realize who goes to the ovens first when the leftists take over.

Expat(ish) said...

@Ann, why surprised? It is *nominally* a non political role, and certainly in reality about 99% of the job is non political.

I had a friend, whose politics I do NOT agree with, run for the House and I supported him wholeheartedly because 99% of what he'd be doing was constituent service. And he's a good good man.

-XC

stevew said...

Evidence that there is at least one person in Wisconsin that places competency above party?

Jim said...

It is surprising when a Democrat votes for a Republican. When a Republican votes with the Democrats, he or she is hailed as coming to their senses. Applauded and welcomed with open arms, at least into the outer circle of cool kids.
His use of his hands in the video is very off putting.

CJinPA said...
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FIDO said...

Not every democrat is crazy and pines for the disintegration of our institutions. Some people can lose gracefully (not women supporting Ford, however).

As Democrats continue their Karavan (sic) to the Left, they leave a lot of straggling tribesmen as collateral damage.

It's okay. We will pick them up.

CJinPA said...

...Saul Glazer, is someone I know, and I'm surprised to see him supporting a Republican.

He might know or had a bad experience with Josh Kaul. Not to be cynical, but endorsements are often given for personal reasons.

Hunter said...

'Sall good, man.

steve uhr said...

Oprah is on tv stumping for Abrams in GA. She is very good -- whether you like her or not - and would prob make a very strong candidate in 2020.

Achilles said...

What are Oprah’s issues going to be?

The Crack Emcee said...

I trust his hands.

David Begley said...

I’d vote for Brad. He went to UW Law School. The Dem looks to be a liberal elitist (Yale, Stanford) with no criminal law experience. I’d guess that 80% of the AG’s work is criminal law. Experience matters in that job.

Bay Area Guy said...

Better call Saul!

Big Mike said...

You mean there actually Democrats in Wisconsin who care about good government. At least one, anyway. Now I have to rethink all my assumptions.

Qwinn said...

Wow. This might bring the total number of liberals left in the country that I'm aware of that have even the possibility of being honest when it goes against their political interests to... four?

Shane said...
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Achilles said...

steve uhr said...
Oprah is on tv stumping for Abrams in GA. She is very good -- whether you like her or not - and would prob make a very strong candidate in 2020.

Did Oprah even get 1000 people to show up?

Looks like they booked small venues for her. No crowd pictures.

What is her platform going to be? Free stuff she is good at. But I don't see much enthusiasm for any issue Democrats are pushing.

Trumpit said...
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Leland said...

You mean there actually Democrats in Wisconsin who care about good government.

There may be hope yet.

Trumpit said...

I don't vote for lying, thieving politicians, which are most of them. Republicans are inherently worse than Democrats because they make no bones about doing the bidding of their wealthy backers. The X-mas tax giveaway to the wealthy is a recent prime example. Now, Trump is proposing a 10% "middle class tax cut." So, what was the last tax cut supposed to be? Lock the fraudster up! Do you Trumptards have wool covering your eyes?

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-new-middle-class-tax-cut-law-polls-2018-10

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/pull+the+wool+over+eyes

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CPWZSZN/ref=twister_B075WQK3MS?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

Andrew said...

Oprah's candidacy would be over the moment it began. Just start publicizing her photos with Weinstein.

Vance said...

Look, I excoriate leftists all the time--evil, for the most part.

But there's a lot of Democrats who are not leftists--people like my late grandmother, who never voted anything other than straight "D" but who would have been horrified at what the leftists have done to that party. She would never vote for the people who look at Mao's China and wonder why we can't have that here, like the Pelosis, Schumers, and Inga's of today.

Lots of non-suicidal Democrats are fleeing the party of leftists now. The Republican party is rapidly becoming the home for all the old time Democrats. Not sure where the old time conservatives are going, though.

Trumpit said...

"Look, I excoriate leftists all the time--evil, for the most part."

I'm sure you're evil for the most part. I have trouble believing you are 100% evil until I know more about you. If you hunt Bambi, you're 100% evil.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambi

Vance said...

Hunt Bambi? Ha, it's 1) Fun 2) educational for the kiddies and 3) Bambi is tasty.... and provides lots of meat for the winter. Much cheaper than buying 300 or so pounds of beef, let me tell you. Back in ye olde days, when mankind was pure and not polluting Mother Gaia with things like engines for tractors to pull plows, most people relied on Bambi to survive and not die. Or they went after Flipper in the seas, smoked and ate him all winter long.

Leftists like you of course want us to go back to those halycon days of no power, no heat, no food. So you have to accept us munching on Bambi.

Besides, if I don't shoot Bambi, he'll die with a big tattoo of "Tesla" embedded in his fur somewhere, because leftist Tesla can't make a car that won't hit something in the road.

Trumpit said...

@Vance,

Thanks for confirming my worst suspicions. You are most definitely 100% evil. That is why I believe in cannibalism. I hope some starving Yemeni children boil you in a pot with potatoes and carrots, and eat YOU.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/31/magazine/yemen-war-saudi-arabia.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

narciso said...

a war that began when the Iranian proxies toppled saleh in 2015, now the ring leader of this effort, pro hamas fan Robert malley, said the assassination of hariri by Hezbollah was not a reason to boycott Syria,

narciso said...


context is key:


https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/273097/american-press-middle-east

tim in vermont said...

The email, which Amazon said Thursday will be discontinued on Nov. 5, features most-read stories on the Post website and frequently highlights news and commentary about the Trump administration. Thursday’s blast features a story by columnist Max Boot entitled “Vote against all Republicans. Every single one.”

Not an in-kind contribution to Democrats, no sir! He promises to stop right after the election is over! But it has nothing to do with elections, Bezos' honor!

tim in vermont said...

Democrats must be really chuffed to have a war mongering neocon like Max Boot joining their ranks! I say it was the "We came! We saw! He died!" quote that gave him a chubby for the Democrats. That and they are the party of the rich.

gadfly said...

Mark Souder, a former Republican congressman from Indiana wrote in Howey Politics Indiana:

A modern-day Rip Van Winkle, who just woke up and started to watch ads on television for the Indiana Senate race, might fairly conclude that Hoosiers are obsessing over how to choose between a candidate who had stock in a company run by his brother that had a plant in Mexico and one whose auto supply company sold parts made in China. Will this nonsense never end? Joe Donnelly’s brother moved a plant to Mexico, like many other such plants. Joe earned some income and then sold his stock. It was a small percentage of his income. Mike Braun’s company sold auto parts made in China and Mexico. Like every other auto parts store. And some of the boxes were even labeled in Chinese and English!

If grassroots matter at all, Donnelly wins. He’s likable. Not fake likable; Joe is actually likable. He chose to be a Democrat and I chose to be a Republican, but we were good friends, genuine friends. Donnelly has desperately tried to localize, Hoosierize, this race for the simple reason that if he can, he will win. People like Joe, I like Joe. People believe Joe has fought for Hoosiers; I believe, and know, that he has.

Many people don’t feel Braun is likable. I don’t know him so I don’t know. In his avoidance of grassroots campaigning, Braun appears to be like many successful businessmen, who know how to run a business but they don’t especially like regular people. If this election is determined by who seems most likable, Donnelly wins in a walk.

The real reason this remains a toss-up, though, is spelled with five letters, T-R-U-M-P.. But every day, every hour, nearly every minute, this president manages to dominate all news. If this race nationalizes, [turns to Senate headcounts] Braun wins.

The really strange thing that happened in Indiana is that the Republican administration followed Wisconsin’s move to control the state labor unions – even to the point where Democrats moved to Illinois to keep the legislature from gaining attendance quorums. Then Republicans, led by Mike Pence, followed up by adopting Indiana’s Right to Work law in 2014.

With Trump’s lock on the Indiana Republican Party, conservatism vanished and we now falsely adopted union thinking from Trump to denounce trade with other countries. So I will vote for Mexico Joe.

Wilbur said...

My next door neighbor is running for school board in a huge county with a huge budget. Nice guy, we get along with no problems.

But I wouldn't for him if my life depended on it. He's a union member, backed to the hilt by the teachers union and other unions. His platform is essentially that teachers are woefully underpaid and that's what's wrong with our schools. He of course supports the huge tax increase on the ballot earmarked for the schools. The incumbent is an incompetent older woman, so he'll probably win.

Rabel said...

It's a small, small world.

Perkins Coie. I've heard of those guys somewhere.

320Busdriver said...

Apparently Saul is a smart guy. Brad Schimel, who is someone I know, is a class act and has done excellent work as our local DA and now AG.

Wince said...

Bay Area Guy said...
Better call Saul!

"Better not Kaul" - Saul.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

" Achilles said...
He is probably a liberal.

Most liberals are looking at the Democrats now with fear"

Are there any liberals in public life left? Dershowitz, perhaps? I can't name a single other one, offhand.

Drago said...

Its amusing watching gadfly try so hard.

Like watching 3 year olds hitting balls off tees....

Will said...

Ann,

A bit off topic, but since the AG is mentioned...have you ventured an opinion on Making of a Murderer, Part 2? In the documentary (and it could certainly be a one sided view) I found the Wisconsin criminal justice system to be rather appalling in its operation. It's probably similar to other state criminal justice systems, a depressing fact if indeed true.

The Godfather said...

So has the Dem candidate for AG actually tried more than one Wisc case? And did he win? The public wants to know.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Wow. POsts/videos like this have me more convinced than ever of how irrelevant and ridiculous the Midwest and Flyover is.

Just offer them jobs and manufacturing and health care and call it a day. There's no "culture" there that we need to appeal to or "get."

Narayanan said...

What Is there any difference between Democrat "law-fare-firms" and mob consiglier?

Josephbleau said...

Saul wants Wisconsin to vote for a schlimiel??

robother said...

His mom was AG! Why doesn't he get credit for all the Wisconsin cases she handled? Genetically its a perfect fit! I don't know why we ever gave up on the wisdom of the monarchical/aristocratic system. Don't elect Josh, anoint him AG for life.