Today at 10AM CST, on the daily online Solidarity Wisconsin show, Steve Hanson and I will talk to guest Waring Fincke, one of the organizers of an event to be held tomorrow called Rally Supporting Labor Over Billionaires (SLOBs) and to Recall Grothman [this is a facebook page]
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Fincke is an attorney who has known Grothman for at least 20 years. We will discuss the conservative climate of Grothman’s district, how strong the backlash is against Grothman now, and what kind of people are getting involved with Fincke’s efforts.
And of course, we’ll ask Fincke what we will find if we visit his rally in Saukville, tomorrow.
Grothman’s district is the 20th – MAP . For the unfamiliar: this is just north of Milwaukee and south of Door County on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Glenn Grothman was most recently made notorious to many when he appeared on television to call protesters in Wisconsin’s capitol building “slobs” (footage below). ”…we can’t continue to have all of these slobs in the building…
But he has a long history of ruffling feathers – seemingly to both insult Wisconsinites who are left of center and to gain free publicity for himself.
” During his attempt to wrest control of snow removal from the city in 2009 because of a particularly bad snow storm, he said“This is what happens when you have a city with politicians whose base is people who walk to their job at the co-op.””-from my post 03/02/11 Senator Grothman: Wisconsin’s Infamous Troll
Isthmus’ Jack Craver said of Grothman:
“For those struggling to understand the mindset of Wisconsin’s new Republican majority, which in just a few weeks has thrown the state into crisis, there is no better specimen to put under the microscope than Glenn Grothman. He is everything his party has come to represent: thoroughly ideological and lacking even the slightest inclination to self-doubt.”
“Asked why polls show that acceptance of homosexuality has steadily increased in America and Wisconsin, Grothman responds that the education establishment and entertainment industry are teaching children values that conflict with their Christian upbringings.” -Isthmus
On why people are liberals in Wisconsin, and on Madison liberals
“His attitude toward liberals today reflects his belief that many on the left have yet to outgrow the naiveté he conquered as a college student. “They’re misguided people,” he says of liberals. And Madison is a place where they’ve taken root, because their big-government philosophy serves the capital city well.” -Isthmus
On marriage and welfare:
“..Grothman believes government encourages women not to marry. Last month, his office put out a pamphlet detailing the benefits available to a single mother of two who makes $15,000 a year. It estimated that she was eligible for $38,036 in benefits, which would not be available to her if she married a man making $35,000 a year. The implication was that many such women avoid marriage in order to extract benefits from the government.”-Isthmus
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