LETTER: Political machines threaten nation?Until I read Ed Knops letter last week, I didn’t know so many groups were out to recall Gov. Scott Walker. Ed provided us with a list that started with the “extreme far left liberal progressives.”
To the Editor:
Until I read Ed Knops letter last week, I didn’t know so many groups were out to recall Gov. Scott Walker. Ed provided us with a list that started with the “extreme far left liberal progressives.” Apparently, this group is “trying to destroy the life, liberty, prosperity and happiness we once had.”
Help me out Ed. If we “once had” something, I assume we don’t have it now. If we don’t have it now, has it already been destroyed? When did it get destroyed?
Ed told us “union bosses and Obama’s Democratic machine” are out “to destroy Walker.” I’m assuming this is a totally different than the type of political approach where capitalist billionaires and Mitt Romney’s Republican machine are out to destroy Obama.
Ed has identified two groups besmirching Walker’s job creation machine. Those would be the “extreme far left” and the “far left extreme progressives.” Using a method of determining job creation not used by 49 other states, the Walker administration recently said it create 33,000 jobs in 2011. Then Walker revised it down to 23,000.
No doubt these two “extreme” groups have infiltrated the conservative business weekly Forbes magazine. About Walker’s job numbers, on May 15 Forbes wrote “Walker’s new numbers are little more than an incredibly transparent effort to create a false reality just in time to mislead Wisconsin voters who will cast their ballot in a few short weeks.”
According to Ed, “left liberal extreme progressives” are striking fear into the hearts of property owners, because they won’t let Ed put Walker signs on their property. As he did in a previous letter, Ed reminded us that his signs were vandalized by “far, far left extremists.”
Although Ed’s thinks signs were vandalized by one-world-government “extremists” trying to turn Americans into broccoli-eating socialism, I think it was bored teenagers. However, I’m starting to catch the tentacles of Ed’s conspiratorial outlook on all things political.
Perhaps it wasn’t extremists or bored juveniles who spray painted Ed’s signs. Maybe it was a “Conservative Republican?” After all, to counter Ed’s growing list of extreme left groups after Walker, there must be at least one far, far, right conservative reactionary nut job out there who would try to counter the extreme left.
A Walker supporter vandalizing a few of the millions of Walker signs scattered across the state would be a good source of cheap publicity. Spray paint the signs at night; call the cops and the newspaper in the morning. That doesn’t seem that big of stretch to me.
James P. Nelson