Why I call it an infomercial…

This from Pat Snyder’s Tuesday blog on the WSAU radio site:

“The National “November Is Coming” bus tour is traveling across Wisconsin Tuesday, September 21st and Wednesday, September 22nd. Mark Block, AFP State Director, will explain the Freedom Phone program that will give us the tools to help take back our state. Celebrities on all stops all stops (sic) will be You-Tube muscial sensation Krista Branch, and Wisconsin Prosperity Network Exeutive Director, Linda Hansen, Packer Legend Bob Long and Joe the Plumber will be joining us on many of the stops.”

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This goes way beyond editorializing and into the realm of partisan advocacy.  Actually, “advocacy” is too heady of a term for it.   (This from the Urban Dictionary under the term “Partisan Hack”:  Someone who cares more about supporting a particular party or ideology than supporting what is morally right, or factually true.)

Notice how he talks about “the tools that will help take back our state” and how Joe the Plumber, etc. will be “joining us?”  US?  It sounds like former county GOP 1st Vice Chair Pat is writing some kind of internal newsletter for members of his club.  Before you join, please remember who it is that you’ll be carrying the water for:

https://jimrosenberg.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/joe-the-plumber-playing-small-markets-now/ 

As for Mark Block, he’s still an interesting character.  As recently as last night in JSOnline article concerning a “voter caging” scheme outlined in a presser by One Wisconsin Now:

“Mark Block from Americans for Prosperity first claimed that he was “absolutely unequivocally” not involved in the planning, but then backtracked and admitted attending planning meetings and sending out a mailer to 500 voters in Milwaukee County.”   (Oh, that’s very different.  NEVER MIND!)

There are conservative voices in the state and national discussion that I respect and enjoy listening to because they bring something important to the table.  And then there are others who don’t.  If you have an ounce of independent thinking in your head, you deserve much better.

JR

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