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originally posted by: villagesmithie
There are at least two sides to every story especially when it involves politics.
Former Scott Walker aidexceeds top of pay scale with new job
I'm not here to change anyone's mind that is already set. Just pointing out that the article was designed to inflame. Nazi like Democrats, really, there's an honest debt tactic if I ever saw one.
From the article
Archer started the job last week, making $113,025 a year, or 31% more than the $86,278 earned by the woman who had held the job for more than a decade.
I would think any true fiscal conservative would be questioning that. What did she do to earn that if it wasn't political favor?
now your dividing woman by party affiliation'
I'm not here to change anyone's mind that is already set. Just pointing out that the article was designed to inflame.
In the end, the John Doe proceeding failed in its ultimate aims. It secured convictions for embezzlement (related to the original 2009 complaint), a conviction for sexual misconduct, and a few convictions for minor campaign violations, but Governor Walker was untouched, his reforms were implemented, and he survived his recall election.
The five-county investigation remains open, but subpoenas issued in the probe to conservative political groups supporting Gov. Scott Walker were quashed, sources familiar with the development said. The ruling — which is sealed — raises First Amendment concerns about the subpoenas.
The Wall Street Journal's opinion page reported Friday night that it had obtained a copy of Peterson's ruling. The paper said the judge wrote that the quashed subpoenas "do not show probable cause that the moving parties committed any violations of the campaign finance laws."
The paper said the "quashed subpoenas were sent to Friends of Scott Walker, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Inc., the Wisconsin Club for Growth, and Citizens for a Strong America, as well as their officers and directors." Friends of Scott Walker is the governor's campaign group.
Stephen Moore, a Wall Street Journal editorial writer, was a founder and former president of Club for Growth.
The paper reported that Peterson rejected the prosecution's theory of illegal coordination between the groups and Walker's campaign. Prosecutors did not show that the groups expressly advocated for Walker's election, the story quotes Peterson as ruling.
The first John Doe investigation, which closed in 2013 after nearly three years, led to criminal convictions of six individuals, including three former Walker aides, an appointee and a major campaign contributor.
In the first John Doe investigation, Walker and his allies deferred to Chisholm and his staff — at least until the first round of charges were filed.
This time, however, the response from the right was swift and aggressive.
"These fishing expeditions that have so far produced almost nothing in the way of substantial criminal behavior are getting tough to take," said a veteran Wisconsin Republican.
There's even a sense among some Republican insiders that Schmitz and his team of five Wisconsin district attorneys may be over-matched.
"Remember that they (prosecutors) are taking on not just millionaires but billionaires," said a GOP source.
The Wisconsin Club for Growth and one of its directors on Feb. 10 sued Chisholm, Schmitz, Landgraf, Robles and Reserve Judge Gregory Peterson, who is overseeing the probe.
In the latest case, Schmitz filed suit Feb. 21 to try to overturn Peterson's order quashing the subpoenas.
originally posted by: villagesmithie
a reply to: jefwane
Then you need to read a little deeper.
Much of what has made this state great has been under attack under the walker administration. We here haven't seen much of him lately because this state is nothing more then a career move for him. He's looking for headlines to further his presidential ambitions.
Much of his tactics as governor and previously as Milwaukee county executive have been underhanded. His supporters portray the efforts against him as extreme but politics in this state have been run so there is little other choice.
As I said the article was designed to inflame. Deny ignorance. Learn the whole story before being lead by your emotions to a knee jerk reaction.
originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
The good old nazy name used to dirty someone, go find a survivor or families of people that died at the hands of real nazys, see how far that goes.
originally posted by: links234
a reply to: Greven
Sounds a lot like the tired, old claims of persecution that we're always hearing from the right. Whether it's 'Christian' persecution or, in this case, 'Conservative' persecution.
This is why they need the second amendment, the feeling of persecution that they need to protect themselves from.
David French is an attorney, a writer, and a veteran of the Iraq War. This article first appeared in the May 4, 2015, issue of NR.