Nov 18, 2014

Wisconsin Speaker Vos Wrong to Condition Legislation to Denial of Speech

Remember the character of Scott Walker
and his contemptible band of bigots
Corruption just one ugly aspect of the Republican Party of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Assembly Robin Vos (R-Rochester) publically warned Marc Lasry, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, that his public meeting with President Obama in late October and the fact that owners of the Bucks have contributed money to Democrats make legislation supporting a new Bucks sports arena a "hard sell" in the gerrymandered Republican-controlled legislature.

Vos also chastised Lasry that this type of political expression is "probably not the wisest thing to do," adding vaguely that these Bucks owners need to be "a lot smarter in their technique."

One Wisconsin Now noted last week: "Wisconsin state statute 19.45(13) prohibits tying political campaign contributions to legislative action or inaction. One Wisconsin Now formally requested the District Attorneys of Milwaukee and Racine Counties to investigate the matter. A violation of this state statute is a Class I felony."

This is a no-brainer.

And this ugly form of political behavior of the Republican Party that apparently believes itself beyond the rule of law ought to be slapped down immediately.

As for the lightweight that sits in the Wisconsin governor's office: No public comment of course.

What Vos and the Republican party don't like about Lasry is that he is Democratic, loves Milwaukee and is Jewish.

This is the nature of the Wisconsin Republican party and it is past time that Wisconsin comes to grips with the fact that Wisconsin Republicans are mostly corrupt, dangerous, racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic hicks.

What makes Vos different is that he openly voiced the internalized corrupt nature of the Party.

It is only behind the scenes that the vile bigotry of the Party is openly expressed.

Recall the secret Scott Walker emails with racist, anti-Semitic slurs uncovered just nine months ago:
"Besides being black, Jewish, disabled a fairy with a Mexican boyfriend, a drug addict, HIV positive, bald, orphaned, unemployed, an invalid with one hand and having a bad heart, I live in a crappy neighborhood ... ." (The Progressive)

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