Wonder Woman Needs Your Support!


Wonder Woman Needs Your Support!

Right Wisconsin is looking for their “RightWisconsin/RightWoman.” I am offering my services. I believe I have worked hard to bring you news from the right and I have kept you informed overall as best I can. More importantly, I founded “The Umoja Project” which is our very own historic Black Conservative Movement in Milwaukee and Wisconsin which is growing by leaps and bounds. It is no easy task.  The Umoja Project not only is a movement but we educate everyone to conservative issues impacting the Black community and our state. We are a platform to express how we feel and why we feel this way. We teach and incorporate conservative solutions as taught by our ancestors from the motherland. We plant seeds on solid ground for a bountiful harvest. We create a setting for blacks and people from other cultures to gather together and learn how to best work together to end divisions and share common values.


I am most proud that our legacy is being instilled in our kids. We meet with them and show them there are other ways. We are stopping the very process that is stunting them. We are showing them to analyze everything, including us. Accept nothing, achieve everything! The Umoja Project is truly changing the direction of Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

There is nothing remotely like our project in the state and we do a lot of good work that is sorely needed in Wisconsin. We will continue to work with everyone to fill voids that need to be filled. Thus we continue to grow.

An example of some of my published work…


http://www.rightwisconsin.com/perspectives/213745561.html (This is for subscribers to the site if you have an account.)


So I am humbly asking for your vote.  The following are the categories and the directions for the nomination process. Suggestions: I am attempting the “Innovator Award.” However the “Iron Lady” Award is also nice. The link below will take you to the nomination page and I hope you will choose me as your Right Wisconsin Woman! I thank you in advance your vote and any consideration. Nominations are accepted until August 18th!!
September 18th we will find out the winner of the Margaret Thatcher award.

In advance I thank the Milwaukee Drum (themilwaukeedrum.com) on whose shoulders I stand for giving me the platform to even get to create a movement. Secondly, I thank Brother Frederick Meade for constant advice and wisdom. Thirdly, I thank everyone here who reads my posts, agrees, disagrees and keeps the Drum beating in me when I am not at my best. It is not always easy to be WW.

I approve this message :) and Game on.

Peace Family,


Wonder Woman is a community activist and blogger and Chair of The Umoja Project, a Black Conservative Movement in Wisconsin.

She is a proud member of the JustUs League!

She has her own blog site at http://www/wonder2woman.blogspot.com

She also contributes to The Milwaukee Drum, the Black Convo Network, Insane Asylum Blog, and Black Bloggers Connect.



You do not need a subscription to enter here or nominate anyone!!

Margaret Thatcher Award

Winner must be a conservative female whose unique character, contributions and effort have led to the betterment of the State of Wisconsin on a large scale.

Trailblazer Award

Winner must be a conservative female whose accomplishments have been unique in her field, allowing other women to follow her path with greater ease than her own pursuit, because of her efforts.

The Trailblazer Award symbolizes the achievement of equal respect in the fields of policy and politics that can be more easily achieved by the next generation of women because of the lives of “trailblazers”.

****Innovator Award****

Winner must be a conservative female whose public policy or political campaign has introduced an impactful and positive innovation to contribute to the betterment of Wisconsin.

The Innovator Award symbolizes the effort to efficiently problem-solve and invent new and better solutions.

*Iron Lady Award*

Winner must be a conservative female who has been uncompromising of her guiding principles and virtues in the face of a battle and proven her willingness to sacrifice to fight bravely for her beliefs.

What does it symbolize? The Iron Lady Award symbolizes the courage and self-sacrifice of a leader willing to risk comfort for the advancement a meritorious cause.


The Black Conservative Town Hall 2013

FOX’s Sean Hannity Show hosted a Black Conservative Town hall and since then this video has spread like wild fire. It brought up issues many people liberal and conservative alike could relate to. Blacks began to find that there are not wide divisions between their conservative counterparts and themselves. This could be a great start for Blacks as we need to come together and start healing and talking to form the new Underground Railroad. Seeing that we really have more in common than differences will start to break down the walls of division and help us to start to focus on the true enemy that keeps us from moving forward.
This is a great video that needs to be shared in its entirety. Many people want to know about the elusive Black Conservative. Well here is a segment of us in a town hall answering questions and talking about issues and matters near and dear to our hearts.
I am sure if people listen to this with an open mind they will find some pieces where they can agree and find common bonds. The differences, well as I always say; We shall have to agree to disagree. However this video is very interesting and is great food for discussion.
Peace Family,

Habari Gani Senator Grothman!


This letter is a formal request demanding an apology from Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman for his recent remarks about Kwanzaa. Actions of a more serious nature are to follow but for now, until you return my call as your staff promises, this will be a start.

In speaking with his staff today he was said to have done “extensive” research regarding Kwanzaa’s background and its founder. His extensive research missed quite a bit of current research, critical research!! I figured as much.

When doing important research, one should include participation in said event. For the Senator any Kwanzaa holiday event in this decade or ever for that matter would have sufficed. Senator Grothman was inconclusive and lacking full knowledge of what Kwanzaa has metamorphosed into. He also has not sought counsel from anyone who has direct insight into Kwanzaa and how we use it to bring about change and celebrate our accomplishments in the Black community. For a year’s passing we fight on the battlefield to try and curb crime, battle senseless violence and many other social ills, most times by ourselves with little assistance. We celebrate triumphs of our community that go under reported in a world that thrives on seeing negative images of Black stereotypical imagery and ignorance every night. While many saw Sandy Hook memorialized, we live it daily. Guns and shootings are very much a part of our world 24/7 with no moments of silence, no presidential speeches, and little talk about gun control.

For a week, we take time off to come together in unity to share our experiences and memorialize, unify, and reorganize so we can move forward, together for another year and pick each other up to make it through to the next year. Can many other communities even fathom what it is like to live how we live with almost no support? This is a time we can stand together in unity and love, battle worn and prepare for another year of surviving as we do? This is our time to do that and so much more. We educate, we elevate, we support, we celebrate. Kwanzaa is a week’s worth of addressing many things good and bad in our community. It is a conference of sorts to help us help each other make things better. We recruit the young from the streets into “our gangs” and get them off the streets to let them know there is hope and love awaiting them.

Now last I checked that is what some outspoken white folks keep harping on that Blacks need to get it together and address “our  issues”. Look what happens when we do? We get lynched for it!!! What is it you want Senator Grothman, a better Black community addressing our problems and issues or do you want us to ignore it all and keep shooting each other up, stay barefoot and pregnant? Pick which you prefer and get back to us!

Senator Grothman there is much more to Kwanzaa than you could ever know and if you got your head out of a book or away from uninformed people and met with real Blacks of differing varieties and did some real homework, you would see and meet people who would love to educate you to why this holiday is so desperately needed for our nation, not just for Blacks, and not just Wisconsin Blacks. There is much to Kwanzaa you missed and I feel so badly for you because you missed out on some great experiences to serve what purpose with your ill-advised statement. Sometimes when you don’t know something it is best to remain silent. Yes Kwanzaa is here to stay and it grows larger each year. No it is not a “white/hard-core left winger” holiday, we own this holiday (one thing no one can take from us) and we welcome people of every shade, color and creed each year. As I look around with so many people starving for “hope and change” (pun intended!) Kwanzaa will always be a welcome holiday with all its wonderful principles. As long as men fight and resources are limited, Kwanzaa will always be needed. As long as society argues and embraces hate, Kwanzaa will always be needed. Kwanzaa is a lovefest and it is too bad you missed your opportunity to unite with others and gather to just commune as one family because it seems like you needed it too! Maybe this is what you do not like about Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is out of your control and is no longer a Black celebration but it is becoming a truly multicultural event because many people see its value in their lives as well which is why it is spreading. Especially in Wisconsin where fighting has become the norm, Kwanzaa’s values and guiding principles are a treasure for all!

Regardless of who founded Kwanzaa and what questionable circumstances surrounded the initial event, Kwanzaa like many American holidays has outgrown its past and its founder. We could say this of all American holidays that were started by racists or bigots or even presidents who owned US! We still pay tribute to  “great” presidents and leaders who were slave owners who took slaves as their mistresses and birthed bastard babies left to rot on plantations. I guess that is okay by you? I do not see you Senator spitting on their legacies or holidays. Your forked tongue is disgusting and sickening to me as a Black American, as a proud African Conservative American, as an American period. Your divisive statement, your lack of knowledge, your press release and why you chose to target Blacks especially after an election when we as Conservatives learned embarrassingly we need to build bridges with Blacks not burn them really makes me determined to get rid of mindsets like yours which cause our movement great angst! Your press release set us back about 50 years and for what reason? You needed attention? Someone Black cut you off that day? You miss Senator Lena Taylor? Well here she comes! It is people like you who we do not need in our movement and I do hope that you either learn real fast you need to apologize, and you make a big donation to the Black Conservative movement here in Milwaukee. Either way it won’t end well for you until you concede you made a very foolish mistake and you learn from it.

Example: on President’s Day will you release a similar press releases about George Washington activities and celebrations in schools and such and other presidents who defiled Black slaves? I don’t think you will so why start now against a people who have already been dealt their share of atrocities? Do you see where your slippery slope has taken you Senator Grothman? Wasn’t smart was it? Time to apologize!!

It is time for you to get a clue or get to steppin’ as we say in where I come from. And to save you the hassle, I am 100% Black African Conservative. Today you shame my people and our Conservative movement. You embarrass me.

We cannot claim a holiday as our own like our Hispanic and Asian brothers and sisters to mention a couple. If you remember those were taken from us. We have but a few things we cherish and this is one. However being the selfless people we are we share this gift with you still. And though you showed bigotry, your invitation for next year’s event to light the Kinora candle awaits you. How forgiving a people we are! This is the heart of the Black because we are compassionate and we are a loving people always. Even in the face of pure hate and evil we show God’s mercy and forgiveness.

However you do have to atone for your words and your LACK of exploring deeper than paper. You simply must. When you are ready, we will take you into our world and then it is time for you to understand the plight of the Black of 2012. Living in 1960 something is pretty useless when talking about the here and now of Kwanzaa.

Until then however this cannot be washed away or overlooked. You must not make such a careless statement and walk away. This statement was like spitting in the face of our ancestors and it cannot be taken lightly. And it is only fitting that a fellow conservative be the one to re-light the Kinora to start the atonement.

There will be no peace until there is atonement for your hate manifested into words. Sadder yet there are Blacks and Africans who share the Senator’s sentiments. There is not much I can do about them. They have that right afforded them by the First Amendment. The difference with them is that they did not use the media to make an attack against a people who did not attack them. This Senator did and now he must atone and right his tragic wrong and we shall not be moved until he does.

Trust and believe if you don’t get it together, there will be an alter call, Kwanzaa re-celebration, Black History Month, etc… and all things Black at your office and in your face real soon. Get it together Senator. You have been warned!!

Peace Family,



Wonder Woman is a community activist and blogger.

She is a proud member of the JustUs League!

She has her own blog site at http://www/wonder2woman.blogspot.com

She also contributes to The Milwaukee Drum, the Black Convo Network, Insane Asylum Blog, and Black Bloggers Connect.

Contact info:

wonder2woman (Twitter)


Senator Grothman’s Home Page


Contact Senator Glenn Grothman


Madison Office

Room 10 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

Voting Address

151 University Drive 312 N
West Bend, WI 53095


(608) 266-7513 Or
(800) 662-1227

District Telephone

(262) 338-8061


(608) 282-3560





His Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  December 28, 2012

For further information, please contact:
Glenn Grothman – (608) 266-7513 – Office
(262) 689-8421 – Cell Phone

Why Must We Still Hear About Kwanzaa?

Madison: Why are hard-core left wingers still trying to talk about Kwanzaa – the supposed African-American holiday celebration between Christmas and New Year’s?
As has been well publicized, Kwanzaa is not some African or African-American tradition. It was invented in 1966 by Ron Karenga, a 1960s radical leader and founder of something called the “US Organization”. This group, often referred to as the “United Slaves” is even more radical than the Black Panthers. The United Slaves killed two Black Panther members and Karenga himself wound up going to prison for assaulting some of his own members. Karenga was a racist and didn’t like the idea that Christ died for all of our sins, so he felt blacks should have their own holiday – hence, Kwanzaa.

Of course, almost no black people today care about Kwanzaa – just white left-wingers who try to shove this down black people’s throats in an effort to divide Americans. Irresponsible public school districts such as Green Bay and Madison (and who knows how many others, see links below) try to tell a new generation that blacks have a separate holiday than Christians. Waring Fincke, left-wing West Bend lawyer and vice chair of the Washington County Democratic Party, encouraged people to learn more about Kwanzaa in a column in July. Fortunately, almost all black people ignore Waring Fincke and his ilk and their efforts to divide Americans.

But why do they do it? They don’t like America and seek to destroy it by pretending that its values as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, don’t apply to everyone. Mainstream Americans must be more outspoken on this issue. It’s time it’s slapped down once and for all. With tens of millions of honorable black Americans in our country’s past, we should not let a violent nut like Karenga speak for them. (By the way, after getting out of prison he was hired as a professor at California State Long Beach. When are we going to stop funding left wing nuts at our public universities?) The churches ought to be particularly appalled since Karenga thought Christmas was a white religion and was trying to draw black people from it. Be on the lookout if a K-12 or college teacher tries to tell your children or grandchildren it’s a real holiday.



Blacking out GOP Racism

September 06, 2012

Exclusion in Tampa

Blacking Out GOP Racism


The news media have failed once again to report a significant story about an example of the racism always so obvious at Republican National Conventions.

That story this time is not about the usual paucity of black delegates participating in the GOP’s quadrennial presidential candidate nominating confab (evident to anyone viewing video of the convention floor) or about Republican leaders lamely decrying Democrats for “falsely” claiming the GOP exploits racial prejudice.

Rather, the story persistently missed by mainstream news media this time concerns the failure of the GOP to include black-owned businesses in the economic opportunities arising from its nominating convention.

This exclusion belies the GOP proclamations that it is a champion of both business opportunity and of even-handedness.

The recently concluded Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay pumped an estimated $153-million into that region’s economy.

However, very few black businesses around Tampa received any revenue from RNC-related expenditures.

The presidents of the Tampa Bay Black Chamber of Commerce and the Sun Coast African American Chamber of Commerce both said economic exclusion ruled at Tampa’s RNC event.

“There was no big tent of inclusion,” said Tampa Bay Black Chamber head Willis Bowick. “The RNC had no real outreach to black businesses here.”

David Venson, president of the Sun Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, said a few blacks businesses received contracts, mainly food service, but it was very minor.

“The RNC provided opportunities to white-owned businesses first. There were very limited opportunities for blacks, and those opportunities were not even made available until the last minute,” Venson said.

Bowick and Venson were interviewed a few hours before Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, esponding to a question about charges of racism consistently leveled agaiinst the Republican Party, told CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley that he supported “civil rights and equal opportunity.”

Tampa Black Chamber head Bowick voiced a belief held by many blacks that both the Republican and Democratic parties “take advantage of the African American community…”

The exclusion of black owned Tampa Bay businesses from that recent RNC paralleled the black business exclusion that was evident during the 2008 RNC in Minnesota –- exclusion which was also overlooked by the mainstream media at the time.

Only the black-owned Minnesota Spokesman-Reporter newspaper reported on that 2008 black business exclusion.

“None of that convention money trickled down. We have significant businesses that could have benefited that didn’t,” Spokesman reporter Charles Hallman said in an August 2008 interview about his coverage headlined: “Republican Convention Host Committee overlooks Black businesses.”

When the GOP held its 2000 nominating convention in Philadelphia, which was extravagantly themed around racial inclusiveness, the mainstream media failed to find the festering story about the exclusion of black-owned businesses in the Delaware Valley. Only Philadelphia’s black-owned media reported this economic apartheid.

Months before that August 2000 RNC in Philadelphia, the then vice-chairwoman of the GOP’s minority outreach/recruitment initiative, Faye M. Anderson, resigned publicly from her post, expressing her frustration at that party’s “pattern of racial blunders.”

Anderson, in an August 2000 New York Times commentary, stated it was “past time for the party to move beyond the oratory of inclusion.”

Days before the August 2012 RNC in Tampa Bay, one of that city’s most prominent Republican Party activists, W.J. Robinson, similarly resigned from the GOP, citing his frustration with the GOP’s lack of response to African American issues including the lack of black business inclusion at the RNC.

Robinson, like Anderson in 2000, said his resignation arose largely from his seeing so many instances of GOP officials (locally, across Florida and nationally) putting their feet in their mouths around issues involving race and racism.

“I started getting [snubbed] by the Party for speaking out for black concerns. My thing with the GOP was always getting opportunities for black businesses,” Robinson said. “We tried to help everybody instead of operating on a partisan basis.”

Robinson, who owns an engineering consulting company, said he couldn’t even generate GOP support for publishing a small directory of African American-owned Tampa Bay businesses for distribution at the RNC –- a project that Robinson envisioned as showing that the “Republican Party is concerned with black people.”

Robinson, a GOP activist since 1999, said he witnessed things for blacks increasingly worsen within the GOP during the past few years paralleling the ascendancy of Tea Party influence.

“The new crew changed the landscape,” Robinson said. “There is nothing for black folks in this Tea Party mentality. With the GOP they do not even give us trickle-down crumbs.”

The mainstream media presented dozens of stories from the Tampa RNC concerning on the defection of former black Democratic Congressman Artur Davis to the Republican Party.

Yet there were no Tampa convention-generated mainstream media articles listed in the LexisNexis database about W.J. Robinson’s resignation from the GOP. That high-profile defection made front-page news only in the black-owned Florida Sentinel Bulletin newspaper.

In contrast to the black business exclusion at the Tampa RNC, black businesses apparently are receiving more equitable access to economic opportunities generated by the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Herb White, Editor of the black-owned Charlotte Post newspaper, said, “The Democrats did have a goal to work with people or color, veteran-owned businesses, women-owned business and businesses owned by gays and lesbians.”

White added, “There has been some tangible proof of minorities getting contracts from the DNC.”

A front-page article in the August 30th edition of Canada’s National Post newspaper provided compelling evidence of the unwillingness of mainstream media in North America to present probing coverage on the topic of Republican Party racim.

The central thrust of that article was the quoting of Republican Party leaders bashing the Obama administration, the Democrats and the liberal media for constantly playing the “race card” to make the GOP “seem racist.”

The National Post’s article omitted important context such as referencing the ugly race-baiting resorted to during the Republican presidential primary campaign by candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

When referencing criticisms of “Republican-led” Voter ID laws, the article in the conservative-leaningNational Post blacked-out facts documenting that in-person voter fraud is extraordinarily rare and that such ID laws disproportionately disenfranchise non-whites.

That article also ignored the GOP’s history of assaults on affirmative-action, a governmental and court initiative ironically initiated by Republican President Richard Nixon who wanted to provide economic opportunities to black businesses disadvantaged by decades of America’s legalized segregation.

That National Post article, while quoting GOP leaders like Haley Barbour, the former Mississippi governor and Republican Party chair, did not quote black Republican critics like Raynard Jackson who’s insightfully examined GOP prejudicial practices this year.

For example, Jackson, in a Washington Post commentary published two days before that Canadian newspaper article, again criticized the lack of top black staff in the Mitt Romney campaign.

Curiously, that August 30th Canadian article did refer to an August 28th Washington Post article criticizing Republican Party racism published on the same day as Jackson’s WP commentary. Jackson’s article clashed with that Canadian article’s slant asserting that the liberal media was maliciously assailing the GOP.

Critiques of Raynard Jackson are similar to 2000 when Faye M. Anderson decried the GOP’s illusion-of-inclusion involving blacks and Hispanics, where that party seeks support from persons of color without supporting issues important of to those groups.

In 2000, Anderson criticized Republican candidate George W. Bush for addressing the NAACP’s convention that year without addressing “issues of concern to the group’s members” -– the same criticism Jackson raised about Romney’s 2012 NAACP convention address.

Jackson, in a July 12th commentary, faulted the mainstream media for downplaying the real “leaders” in the black community: businessmen and businesswomen.

“Black business leaders are the most important entry point to the Black community and Republicans, of all people, are totally ignorant of this fact,” Jackson wrote.

Linn Washington, Jr. is a founder of This Can’t Be Happening and a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, (AK Press). He lives in Philadelphia.

So Who Really Has Who In Chains?

So Who Really Has Who In Chains?

In another silly, ill-advised, racist misspeak by Vice President Joe Biden, Uncle Joe told a predominantly Black audience (in Ebonics no less) that a President Romney/Republican administration would put “Y’ALL back in chains.”

Since when did Joe Biden toss the Queen’s English overboard for slang? I know Obama is biracial and has a race card by default, but who gave Biden a race card?

[And as an aside just because one is biracial does not mean they should automatically get the coveted race card. We mixed folk ain’t all born into Black liberation!  But that discussion is for another time.]

Here is an interesting observation; Uncle Joe does not use altered dialect with whites or other groups. He does not speak much Spanish to Hispanic assemblies.  Why did he feel it was permissible to “get comfortable” when formally addressing African Americans?

Once again Negros get the back end of the donkey’s…..you know what I mean. We sat idly by while Obama scolded us and told us we were lazy and to take off our slippers. Now we allow a white man (with a history of racially cantankerous messages) to “jive talk” us? What next? Hills will resume her southern slang when she hits the stump? Why not just add black face and make it a real minstrel show! Go all out!

Outrage from African Americans, “hell to the naw!” in my “Madea” voice.

Black folk don’t usually utter a complaint when they perceive the messenger to be Democratic or of the left because they are always on “their side. Let that have been Romney or Ryan talkin’ chains, we would be talking about crucifixion times or what country to exile them for eternity!

We would not be side stepping this with a “birther” joke. And yes it was a joke. The same joke told by Leno, Kimmel, Fallon, Letterman, Maher, etc… All made the same type of birther joke, all white, and no one made a peep about racism then. So don’t come claiming it now! Unless, you are okay with being a hypocrite or Democratic shill, you can’t claim it to a logical thinking person ever!

If a racist act is a racist act, than it must always be a racist act not when it suits us or makes us feel better. Logic, simple logic. What is unacceptable for one white man must be unacceptable for all white men otherwise it looks self-serving and sheepish. Why do I feel like Mr. Spock could really be an asset right now? #LLAP!

With all that being said, here is an interesting article for us ponder about who really has us in chains.

If you see the light, you know that answer very well!  

Peace Family,


Preacher Says Biden and Democrats are the Ones Putting Black People in Chains

A pastor claims that Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks about Republicans putting black people in chains was not off the mark. But the twist is that the pastor himself believes that it’s the Democrats who have been seeking to keep people in chains, not the Republicans.

Rev. CL Bryant, who does not appear to be a very big fan of President Barack Obama, is one of the people behind the new documentary “Runaway Slave.” He says that the Democrats have been controlling black people for a very long time and kept them in slavery with social programs, pandering and taking their vote for granted.

“You’re already there!” said Bryant. “Chained to the highest unemployment rate, chained to debt, chained to a 40 percent abortion rate!”

Speaking in Virginia to a mostly African American audience, Biden said that the Republicans are going to “put y’all back in chains” by letting banks write their own rules.

The Republicans immediately fired back, stating that Biden has gone too far in his comments.

“After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled against Governor Romney, the Obama campaign has reached a new low,” Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul said in a statement. “The comments made by the Vice President of the United States are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama Campaign will say and do anything to win this election. President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden’s comments.”

Bryant feels that part of the reason that black people are suffering so much is because they pin too many of their hopes onto the Democratic Party.

“This is a reflection of the history of the Democratic party. Their hypocrisy toward blacks was reinforced by this statement made by VP Joe Biden when he used the party’s timeless tactic: fear,” Bryant said. “Just another attempt to enslave the vote of a people they have long taken for granted. Also that the VP from the east coast would say ‘Put chains on y’all’ is evidence of blatant, shameless and misguided pandering to Black folks.”



Wonder Woman is a community activist and blogger.

She is a proud member of the JustUs League!

She has her own blog site at wonder2woman.blogspot.com

She also contributes to The Milwaukee Drum, Black Convo Network, and Black Bloggers Connect.

Contact info:

2wonder2woman (Twitter)


The Wisconsin Democrat: Defeated or Determined?

The Wisconsin Democrat: Defeated or Determined?

Are you feeling down and out, neglected by your supreme leader, local Dems not in sync with each other and infighting, not sure what the next step is? Here are some reflections and advice for your future!

I have taken quite a bit of time off to reflect on the recalls and lessons learned from the whole mess in Wisconsin. Did I gloat? Not really! Anyone who looks at the price tag of the union instigated hissy fit could not possibly see anything funny or laughable about the recalls. Did I take some gratification that once again I was dead on? A tad, I am human after all but still we have so much to do and we are so far behind there is no time for victory dancing, Lambeau Leaps, or brat summits. There is much to do!

The recalls and the race for reform have left this governor behind the eight ball in terms of policies and things that should have been in the implementation phase by now. Plans and meetings that were put on hold so that the governor could go around the state and explain his direction, are now being arranged and the business of the state is now priority #1 again. Governor Walker’s message and direction were things the governor admitted he did not do a good job of promoting the first time around. Hopefully with this lesson learned among others, he will be more proactive in sharing the direction of the state with everyone, including those who do not agree and most likely will have to come along forcefully.

Is the Wisconsin Democrat Down and Out?

Not by a long shot! However there is so much dissension and infighting within the group someone will have to heal and reunite the party from its current state of chaos. This person(s) will have to be union free, meaning unlike many of our state elected, this person will not be compromised by union temptations, outside money and other private interests. They must be extremely knowledgeable about plight of the entire state of Wisconsin from the loss of manufacturing jobs, the problems of public education, and all issues in between. This person must be able to understand and reach residents no matter what county they reside in and be able to strengthen the base of the party again.

The Mistakes that the Democrats made were so easy to spot and expose that it is interesting that they are not acknowledging them on their own and making critical changes for November right now.

 The Weird Protestors-The hippie/hemp/kumbaya protester is not a friend to the current Democrat. They represent lost nostalgia that most people do not want to revisit. It was messy and stinky and got pretty gross, Woodstock style. They were only looking for a return to the 50’s-70’s era of sit-in’s and protests. They were not really vested in current politics and issues.

New college students who joined in wanted to feel what those times and protests were like. They enjoyed it I think, accept the outcome. They probably did learn to be a little less complacent about the way things are in politics as a whole. In reality though college students are not finding jobs and are so far in debt that they are returning home “re-nesting,” and they are not liking life after college. They are turning to the Republican Party as some students feel the DNC has abandoned them as some current reports revealed. The national student debt/loan conversation will certainly be very important for both parties to address in legislation and media-wise. It is a battle for future voters really. Also a few weeks ago on Toure’s show on MSNBC, the young Republican correspondent gave Toure this same run down and Toure was left speechless. The stats and the new wave of younger Republicans was an amazing testament that the Republicans are working on reestablishing the party for the future. Democrats are busy putting out current fires and not able to do necessary rebuilding and recruiting. The Republicans will have to win the debt/loan debate to solidify this movement.

As an aside I do hope a new wave of young Republicans and Tea Party members will move out the old guard along with the “old white man imagery” of the party. It should be way more reflective of the society we live in now, not the GOP of Newt, Rush, and the typical list. The new generation leaders look more like us and there are many of them, young, vibrant, and diverse!!

Protests at Public Events-I have said this many times yet Democratic protestors still do this and it never wins them any fans. You simply CANNOT protest at the Special Olympics, you cannot protest outside schools and use vulgarity where innocent children are in class (do you really need someone to explain why?). You cannot appear in elected folks personal neighborhoods and homes (especially where their elderly parents rest, blowing your horn all day and night, HELLO), nor protest on bridges that working folk are trying to use to get home from a long day at work. You cannot show up at their family events (i.e. Walker’s son’s football game is off limits), and such things as these. There is a line as to what is politically acceptable and what is personal and the Democrat crazed lunatics of the left crossed that line each and every time without fail. Not only did they cross it, they jumped over that line by leaps and bounds and kept setting the bar lower and lower. Shame, shame, shame, the chants continued but they were the ones who were shameful.

Occupy the Inner City-You cannot come and scoop us up any longer and think we are not going to question your motives. Gone are the days of the white van “pick-ups” voting for whoever you say vote for!! The days of using Blacks as your Plan B are just about over.

In this recall, Blacks, especially in Milwaukee realized some things and voiced these things for the first time in mass numbers out loud. Most importantly they voiced how they are not being respected by their own representatives. They also noted how Democrats only come to “the hood” for election season and moved on leaving us back to square one as soon as the voting polls closed. They also realized that this particular Democratic candidate has been their worst enemy. Mayor Tom Barrett is horrible on many issues concerning Milwaukee Blacks. He did not take over MPS as he once touted and should have done. He gave “no-bid contracts” to his friends cutting out Black businesses and potential employees. Then there is the whole trolley debacle that many inner city people could care less about. Those who do know about the trolley costs and plans know that it is of no benefit to us and may potentially hurt us even more.

There were the dreaded Milwaukee stats; highest unemployment, lowest graduation rates, #1 in segregation consecutively, and CRIME IS UP not down controversially. Barrett accused Walker of many things but when we really analyzed Milwaukee, we found Tom Barrett was possibly corrupt or questionable himself while he levied charges against the governor. He gave a half-hearted welcome to Mahlon Mitchell and just expected we would be okay with sending a political newcomer, not well-vetted to be a band aid for these issues. Certainly he was not prepared and his lack of knowledge proved to be upsetting and disrespectful to Blacks who wanted more from a party with no clear plan for them. Adding insult to injury, Mitchell was found to be in support of the governor (in written form no less) and did in fact mislead people about signing a boycott letter.

Another aside, white Democrats continually say “Milwaukee has always had segregation problems.” This is no excuse to be complacent about racism and segregation EVER. It is not acceptable to Blacks who have to live with it daily.  Every time the words are uttered by some white liberal it really means “we are okay with racism and YOUR little segregation” issue. This cannot be glossed over and for Milwaukee to hold onto the #1 spot for consecutive years means many of you liberals must be willing and practicing participants. Milwaukee Blacks are starting to understand this and see your lack of concern or compassion for them. For Barrett to have been in the mayor’s office for nine years and not have formed a task force, committee, or even brought up segregation in discussion with the community says a lot about his leadership. He is not a leader on many government policy issues and that message spread all across the state during the recalls.

Black Choice Parents is a group unacknowledged and therefore part of the silent majority. These are thousands of families with a vested interest in their children’s future. Democrats did not address them, didn’t even register them on their radar along with a lot of other silent majority unusual suspects. And this is where the downfall of the Democrats got deep into trouble, so much so that Obama and the National Democratic Party pulled out very fast. Like many of us political watchers, they too saw this train crash coming for miles. The Wisconsin Democratic leaders seemed angry all the time and did not put together a good package of talking points. They did not conduct the business of the party like the newly crowned “architect” RNC Chair Reince Priebus who smiled, looked personable and was inviting. I do think some Democrats and most independents did not like the hostile new tone of the party. Some Democrats were more likely to be enraged and argumentative, which in turn ignited the silent majority and independents to vote and vote Republican. Evidence of this can be found in the exit polls that showed Obama still holding a narrow lead over Romney in Wisconsin.

Exhibit A: Anger Management


Looking at the left blogging sites and editorials, Democrats and left wing folk were very upset about the National lack of support and/or money not given to Wisconsin. I warned you months ago this would be the case because they are more vested in November than Wisconsin recalls. Yet again another dropped ball by Wisconsin Democratic leaders. The local leaders went public with their outrage with national Democrats and the party became discombobulated instead of unifying to dethrone Scott Walker. In the final hour when Obama tweeted a message of “hope” to Wisconsin many were already done with the national DNC and its leader. Forsaken yet again by the very person who said he would put on his comfy shoes and join them. Democrats were very upset about his lack of interest in Wisconsin, rightfully so. He never came, again. Instead they sent Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Many of us think her to be unhinged at best!! She is of very little fame and not a draw. Enter Bill Clinton, he is a good draw but he was already having some public issues with Obama. His message did not play out too well since we could see even he was not in line with the DNC. Next at bat, Jesse Jackson who many know to be a fraud and only shows up wherever cameras are going to be. The dismal turnout at his events showed he is of little value anymore to Obama or any Democratic crisis. His rantings and that of Ed Schultz (and all PSMSNBC staff) are old and tired. They are rating driven or looking to advance their careers and income. Jesse has not worked in the real world since ???? He does not know the plight of the everyday Negro, nor can he relate any longer to the have not’s. He lives in a $million mansion and makes millions in bribing companies to keep him away or to create drama, while enjoying jet travels and the champagne life. He made his feelings about then presidential candidate Barak Obama public via hot mic and the tales of his promiscuity still surface in his neglected child outside of wedlock. Blacks did not fall for that either thankfully.

Locally Representative Gwen Moore sealed the deal with a horrid choice of messaging. It was embarrassing, disrespectful, dumb, and shameful. If this is her version of bipartisan politics, we are going to have serious trouble getting anything on the federal level for Wisconsin. None of our local elected stepped up to show a plan for Blacks either, the very thing that would have swayed the independent and Black vote their way. They offered no plan, no budget, no concrete ideas or numbers, just rhetoric and “vote for Barrett because he is not Walker!”

Tom Barrett was useless too. He simply had no plan and instead of just being Tom Barrett, he tried to invoke some kind of angry warrior. It didn’t work at all and it was very out of character for him. He used the silly “rock star” line in two debates (couldn’t he think of anything new?), kept bringing up the probe Scott Walker initiated himself, and he confused people by bringing up all types of messages and catch phrases that would not resonate with many people. His steady attacks contradicted his “clean campaign” promise, and he avoided proposing a budget of any kind. What did stick was the nastiness from him and from the left. Sorry but the right just did not come off as hostile as the left. Now I am not saying they did not have their moments or share of wackos, but not to the same degree as the left. Who wants to join in on that? Obama’s support/tweet was way too late, but possibly enough to keep the loyal off his back. Mind you he was between Minnesota and Illinois for fundraisers and could not drop in despite flying over Wisconsin at least twice in a matter of hours.

Exhibit B: Obama Avoids Wisconsin with another Lame Excuse


The big question for Obama now is how does he show his face in Wisconsin before November after all the neglect and rotten treatment he gave to us? Can he really come to Wisconsin and ask for our vote? I am interested to see how he and the Democratic Party will handle this situation. Democrats are very upset at this president and rightfully so. Not only did he tell them he would support them, he promised to join them side by side but in the end he did nothing at all for them.

Election Night

With anger in their hearts and no message to stand on, Democrats went into election night knowing that they were pretty much defeated. I usually do not believe in polls, but anyone could sense that the silent majority was ready to speak for a 3rd time and do so triumphantly. Barrett fell apart in the final stretch offering no budget or real change people could hold on to. His failed mayorship in Milwaukee offered more contempt as he spoke of making Wisconsin a “better” place. His debate from when he first ran for mayor was featured on The Milwaukee Drum and circulated widely around the internet. This debate reminded Milwaukeeans that this man has done none of the things he promised for nine years. More importantly it reminded some of how he treated then Mayor Marvin Pratt (i.e. how he treated Blacks). Wisconsinites did not want to his version of leadership at the state level. Some union true blues were still upset about the Kathleen Falk candidacy and never really embraced Barrett fully.  Mahlon Mitchell could not save Barrett as he proved to be a liability and not an asset. He made critical missteps that could not disarm Rebecca Kleefisch. Election night just solidified the resentment of Wisconsinites toward Democrats flippant attempt at the recall campaign. They also voted against that tired blue fist and the unreasonable actions from the left.


The Little Things

No one could save Barrett; no one wanted “Milwaukee” on a statewide level. Some people attribute this to hate for Milwaukee. It is not hate but rather the incompetence of the city and county that people objected to.  There were also little things like tax breaks homeowners received and reports that showed the state was turning around in especially the housing market and job sectors. Some were upset that the state DNC went away from the initial purpose for the recalls like Collective Bargaining and “union busting.” Act 10 was “acting” better than predicted. School districts all around the state reported even better savings than the Walker camp had computed. Most districts not only kept staff but added staff and/or programming, saved millions in healthcare costs, and were freed from the strong-armed tactics of WEA Trust, WEAC, and teacher unions.

However this recall and all it encompassed has yet to become a watershed moment for Democrats as I had hoped it would.

As much as I am an independent conservative, I do not believe in one party reign either. The hate and petty bickering for some Democrats is not ceasing, only worsening. People are wandering around chat groups, blogs, and FB pages in ongoing arguments meanwhile the rest of the world has moved on. They are left in this weird political vortex waiting for someone to save them. I sure hope someone will.

Others are left in silence, not really knowing what to say. They talked so much mess they don’t know what to think or how to feel. They certainly do not know what the next step is because this governor is not going anywhere and their party has not been giving out any direction.  How these lost sheep connect back into the fold will be the job of Governor Walker but he will have to circumvent the DNC mind meld to do it. And since they have not given out marching orders, who knows which direction the DNC wants to move in. Their house, with no proper or solid foundation is right now a house of cards in a wind storm. These people were “ride or die” and are now upset that the party let them and all of us down. After all I too love a good challenge but this was a no brainer.

Then there are the diehards. Those who know things will get better if they hold on to hope and await positive messages and convictions they can believe in and get behind. These are the ones who will save your beloved party. Somewhere in this group there is a person who will examine the loss and assume the role of the phoenix and raise you up from the ashes. This person will not be Obama. If he is reelected it will be a miracle. He has done so many people wrong and wallowed in so much petty mess that he is souled out on many levels. The “Wedding Registry” was about my last straw. Really you want my wedding gifts? Luckily I am not getting married anytime soon, but I certainly would not ever fix my lips to ask people to donate to Obama in lieu of gifts, nor should he have! It was just desperate. In addition to ignoring Wisconsin, there is the Fast & Furious/Holder controversy, the ignoring of Blacks, the executive privilege that hurt his own people (perceivably illegals taking directly from his beloved Black community in the form of scholarships and placement to name two), and ObamaCare now passed is causing consternation about how it will be implemented and paid for. I am not sure he can overcome the pain he caused Wisconsin alone. Other states saw his mistreatment and abuse of a state of Democrats, a swing state, a key state. How they will react and what will they do come November? Will they wait for him to lace up and join their picket lines? I am afraid they will not be so naïve. But I have to give it to him; I thought Romney had no chance in hell. Now he is a contender!! WOW!

In order for Wisconsin Democrats to get back to their position of respect in Wisconsin, they must begin by examining each lesson from the recall and what preceded the recalls. From the fleeing of the senators, the actions of the party crossing acceptable boundaries of protest, their leaders and their lack of successful messaging and guidance and all of the lessons to be learned, they will need to sankofa (go back and fetch, African proverb) for some time. Democrats will need to search well and vet a quality candidate and arm them with a clear message regarding jobs, education, and government reform. This party as it stands now is beholden to the unions and their agenda, not the Democratic agenda, at least not in Wisconsin. When Dems scream “Koch brothers,” their rant does not go far, especially when they too are indebted to the very same 1%’ers and the same Wall Street/fat cat money. The Wisconsin DNC will need to do some serious polling and LISTENING to understand the level of anger the Wisconsin Democrat has at the party, the process, the locals, and the nationals. They must research and then begin to reestablish trust and make good on those broken promises and create a solid platform.

The Big Payback!

For career Black pols, your time is coming, boy is it coming!!! New comers and true servants of the people like, Nikiya Harris, and Tracey Dent are two new school leaders. They are not owned and they are the complete package. They are known, they are active, and they are respected. They come from the people and are in the streets fighting the fight. There are other new leaders in the community as well and they too are bringing knowledge about you and the dirty politricks being played in our own community.  They are creating a movement and the days of old, bashing white people and doing nothing for your people and getting elected on reputation are going away. Almost like the last scene in the Wiz “A brand new day!” And yes I can feel it, a change is coming!

You will have a tough time telling people how useful you are with stats that you have allowed ON YOUR WATCH regarding crime, education, and jobs during the Doyle years and for some of you before him too!  And you deserve to be kicked out or running scared!! Each of you who souled your people out and did nothing but lined your pockets with union money! Who will you blame for job loss and crime? Obama? Can’t blame Walker, he’s only been in office for 16 months. If you blame him, you will have to use the same logic to blame Obama (he’s only had one term blah, blah, blah…) and that won’t work will it? Guess you are out there bad! These types of new leaders will bring a battle against the old guard of Black Dems who have done little more than hold town halls for all their careers. They will have to bring their “A” game to the table. The Black Democrat is tired of the rhetoric, sick of town halls that go nowhere, tired of doing everything for your career and getting little to nothing in return. We are waiting for the movement, time and place, not talk! As much as Obama will have to fight this fight, you will suffer the initial blows of a well-deserved awakening.

For the Wisconsin Democrat I suspect your transformation will be too late for Tammy Baldwin; she comes with a lot of baggage anyway. She has done little and we have paid for her nonproductive career for some time. Tommy Thompson will make mincemeat of her and maybe this loss will signal the end of the career “do nothing” politicians at the federal level. Tommy Thompson is pretty well liked by many moderates and independents and that will not change unless he does something really stupid. As far as Paul Ryan’s competition, who????? Waste of time, but possibly the media will make it entertaining.

For now lick your wounds and brush your shoulder off. The Wisconsin Democrat is not done, hell even I have faith in you. However you will have to get rid of your State Chair Mike Tate because he is really out of sorts and your Communications Director Graeme Zielinski is very unprofessional. These two have done more harm than good in their respective positions. Unless they make great change in how they conduct themselves as professionals they can only hinder the party further. They set the tone and course of destruction the party is currently experiencing. They sent out enraged emails and press releases that were incredibly off point, hate-filled, and spiteful. Even your own blue blogging sites do not support these two men. The national party really is upset with them for their public lashings about private DNC business.  They are not endearing anyone to the Democratic cause. I propose they are losing people because of their type of leadership or lack of leadership, message, and adaptability to campaigns as they move along. A change in leadership is exactly what is needed and there are very good candidates that can help the Wisconsin Democratic Party refocus and put together a portfolio that can be used as the platform for August, November, and beyond.

I certainly think you will find some hope and encouragement for your party in this missive. Never count anyone out would be my message to the Democrats and to the right even more so. The Republicans did not run a very good campaign either. The fulltime absence and guidance of Republican National Chair Reince Priebus was certainly a factor the Dems could have exploited. Instead the Democrats made the recalls easier by running every which way but loose.

By November I hope to see a new and repackaged Democratic party emerge. You will need it if you want to see this president re-elected. I think he is doing his best to really not get elected. I truly do think this. Obama wants out, he does. He realized it is not fun being president and national politics is not the same as Illinois politricks. I am still with my girl Hillary Clinton for the next Democratic candidate for president. I think she deserves it. She has worked harder than most men in her party and she is experienced in national dealings. I have grown to respect her if for no other reason than her strength. I know she says she does not want to run again, but I hope she reconsiders. Other than Hills, the likely and obvious people’s choices are Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R). Now that would be the challenge of the ages. These men are great examples of bipartisanship in action and are a great duo. However these two men in a spirited competition may prove to be a most awesome treat for the avid political observer like myself. I would also think they would be the ones to restore politics back to its former self where we would not be questioning birth certificates, tax filings, and other mundane and petty crap. They already have great respect for each other and would not waste time in nasty bickering and hate-filled campaigns. They would actually stick to issues and policies.

Booker/Christie Spoof Seinfeld

This is worth the one minute and 40 seconds it takes to watch and it is pretty funny! It is rare to see two politicians working together and both equally committed to bipartisanship and to the people they serve.


Good luck Wisconsin Democrats, see you soon at the polls and a better November to you!

Peace Family,


Game, Set, Match…Walker’s ‘Transform Milwaukee’ Plan Assures Recall Victory

Give Governor Walker credit, he knows the democrats are weak, spineless, and non-confrontational (at best) so why not go for the kill. He’s already put the so-called Black elected pols in his back pocket by patting them on the head and allowing them to chase their tails, I mean do another study on Black Male joblessness. We are soooo lucky to have such savvy elected pols aren’t we? Back to the point, Walker is rolling out a major plan through WHEDA (Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority) known as “Transform Milwaukee. The plan includes a $100 million investment in the poorest areas of Milwaukee and expects to create 2,000 construction jobs (and many permanent ones). Can the democrats say CHECKMATE!

Here are some excerpts from an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

By John Schmidof the Journal Sentinel

Gov. Scott Walker Monday unveiled a $100 million two-year “Transform Milwaukee” plan aimed at focusing his administration’s top economic resources on one of the poorest sections of Milwaukee’s inner city.

The plan is meant to coordinate the resources of multiple state agencies with the city and other economic development entities.

It includes efforts to reoccupy foreclosed and vacant properties, provide loans and venture funding for small businesses and industrial development, and improve freight and intermodal transportation to foster the revitalization of industry.

Other elements include a survey of the inner city workforce to inventory worker skills and learn what existing skills can be leveraged, as well as a proposed new job training center.

Aides said the plan will center on economically ravaged areas of the north and south side of Milwaukee, but the predominant area will be the city’s 30th Street corridor. The corridor, which pulsated with heavy industry in the city’s manufacturing heyday in the last century, was devastated by deindustrialization, global competition and chronic high unemployment.

The area has stymied economic planners for years. The factories that once lined a north-side freight rail line are mostly vacant or torn down, leaving an employment vacuum and economic depression.

Walker’s blueprint for the inner city takes the Republican administration directly into a bastion of traditional Democratic support and the political jurisdiction of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is one of the Democratic candidates vying to oppose Walker in a recall election.


Walker’s point man on the project is Wyman Winston, executive director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, or WHEDA.

“We need to turn around Milwaukee’s inner city neighborhoods,” Winston said in outlining the plan last week in a meeting with the Journal Sentinel editorial board.

The plan has been a year in the making, he said. Winston said the program will span multiple departments within the Walker administration. But Winston said he will take responsibility for its execution and takes credit as the plan’s architect.


“This is bold and ambitious,” said Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson. He wants to build a new job training center in or near the corridor even though Milwaukee County already endures criticism for duplication and lack of coordination among its existing network of training centers.

To justify the need for a new training center, Newson singled out the Milwaukee Area Technical College for its inability to connect trainees with existing jobs. “I know of three employers who are frustrated by the Milwaukee Area Technical College,” Newson told the editorial board. “The private sector is so frustrated they will welcome this.”

Newson’s department will find funding for the training center and survey of jobs skills, but those will not come from the $100 million budget, which is almost entirely from WHEDA.

The initial $100 million theoretically could stimulate a matching sum in spending from the private sector or foundations, WHEDA estimates.

Here’s a breakout of the funding, as described by WHEDA officials:

$11 million: Loans in strategic neighborhoods to spur new home ownerships.

 $25 million : Loans and federal tax credits to support multi-family housing, which in turn could catalyze a further private or foundation investment in key neighborhoods.

$56 million: Loans and aid for small business development.

$8 million: Earmarked to tear down and remediate blighted properties.