Tag Archives: Tom Barrett

The DGA’s money woes are making Wisconsin Democrats scared

Becoming the only blog in Wisconsin that has discredited Team Barrett’s rapid response attack ad on the Republican Governor’s Association, we expose the real reason why Team Barrett is in rapid response mode every time the RGA places an ad in Wisconsin.  

The Democratic Governor’s Association promised in November of 2009 to conduct a “defensive” race in Wisconsin.  However, the DGA has not been in full force because of their money woes in other states.  One proof is a recent column in a Nebraska newspaper.  The column exposes party officials in the Cornhusker State expressing their disgust for their party’s nominee along with the DGA for not spending enough money on candidate recruitment.     During the last fundraising period, the DGA was out-raised by the RGA along with having $9.2 milion dollars less cash on hand according to April 2010 fundraising reports.   Also, the proof is  in the pudding of the DGA’s failures that include wasting  money in last year’s New Jersey and Virginia Governors races along with the recent Super Tuesday primaries.  The DGA’s shoddy results come  from priortizing more money on television ad buys over diversifying their funds on not just ad buys, but candidate recrutiment along with the ground game. 

Mike Tate Watch got hold of two campaign fundraising e-mails from the Barrett Campaign making their fundraising pleas this week after the RGA placed an ad in Wisconsin.   Anyone can tell Team Barrett’s desperation for money from reading the e-mails as they do not want to admit to Wisconsin voters that one of the national campaign arms that would help Barrett out is seriously lacking on money. 

You would expect Mike Tate to put out his always extravagant press release attacking the RGA, but is he scared of the RGA’s strength nationwide while the DGA coughs up money in every other state?  Only if Phil Walzak, the Team Barrett Communications Director is doing all the messaging against the RGA.   This is a sign a part of the Democrat Party infastructure has been caught flat-footed and why the Dems are down in the polls in 28 out of 37 governor races including Wisconsin.


Barrett Campaign missed the net in its rapid response ad against the RGA.

There has been a lot of spin going around with the Republican Governor’s Association and the Barrett Campaign.  This comes from a  deceptive rapid-response ad the Barrett Camp did in response to an ad the RGA did in Colorado.

From looking at the ad  the RGA did to criticize Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, here is the evidence that supports the RGA’s claims and discrediting Team Barrett’s rapid response ad.

Claim 1-Frontier Airlines CEO: Denver Taxes Too High.  That is true, the CEO of Frontier’s Parent company Republic Airways Brian Bedford said in The Denver Post that taxes were a major reason why Frontier moved its operations to Milwaukee.

Source: The Denver Post, November 15, 2009

Claim 2-Now a Democratic Candidate in Another State Confirms Hickenlooper’s failure.  This is the part where all the liberal groups and the Barrett Campaign is salivating about.  All the RGA did is use a Barrett Campaign ad to confirm Frontier Airlines moved to Milwaukee in which a handle of a November 10, 2009 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel appeared on the ad.  Also, the same Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article quoted Republic’s CEO that taxes were a reason why Republic moved operations out of Denver.  There was no mention of praise towards Mayor Tom Barrett whatsoever in the ad despite the Barrett ad was used by the RGA.    Just because the RGA says one thing doesn’t give Team Barrett a license to spin the truth.

These facts prove that Barrett’s Campaign was totally deceptive in its rapid response ad against the Republican Governor’s Association.  The only person we should thank for bringing 800 jobs to Milwaukee is Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.   Hickenlooper’s loss is Wisconsin’s gain period.   This proves why in Claim #3 that John Hickenlooper is an Economic Development Machine for Milwaukee.

Phil Walzak, the Communications Director for Team Barrett may think he had it his way in a rapid-response attack.  But, if shooting rapid response ads were part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Walcak would be the Cristiano Ronaldo of political rapid response.

The RGA has a new ad that hits home the truth on Barrett

The good folks at the Republican Governor’s Association  has a new online video that hits home the truth on Tom Barrett, and a warning for Wisconsin Taxpayers.

The new video catches Tom Barrett looking at someones wallet meaning that he will raise your taxes. That is demonstrated by his record that he has raised taxes in the State Legislature, as Milwaukee Mayor, and as a Congressman. If you are a Wisconsin Taxpayer, you should hide your wallet after seeing this ad.  That is because Tom Barrett will be looking for your wallet to fund his sham “Putting Madison on a Diet” plan.  The plan sounds more like Madison using Dunkin’ Donuts to lose weight as a smokescreen to fund its big spending programs.

This is the ad that the Wisconsin Democrats fear seeing.

New on our YouTube Channel: Exposing Tom Barrett’s real record with the Milwaukee Police

As Tom Barrett earned the endorsement from the Wisconsin Professional Police Association this week, Mike Tate Watch releases the video the WPPA and Mike Tate does not want you to see.  This video exposes Tom Barrett’s irresponsible record on the Milwaukee Police. 

We have looked at his record and present it to you with the facts on why Tom Barrett is no friend to public safety and why people should question his endorsement from the WPPA.

Mike Tate runs a fast one on Scott Walker and law enforcement

Just as Mike Tate continues to deflect scrutiny over allowing the Washington insiders to pick the candidate to challenge Sean Duffy, comes a fast lie from the Dems about the 2011 state budget and law enforcement.

Chairman Tate and Graeme Zielinski are guilty of the same lies we exposed on One Wisconsin Now last week claiming that the state budget gap would get worse under Scott Walker. However, the Dems have no evidence whatsoever from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau to support their claims.

The one thing Chairman Tate should look at is the ineptness Tom Barrett shown on the Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments in the last budget battle.   Tom Barrett put Police officers and Firefighters at risk in Milwaukee by furloughing them in which Barrett’s administration got sued by the unions representing the Police in a federal court. Also, Today’s TMJ 4’s Aaron Diamant exposed Mayor Barrett failing to stop Police administrators from wasting $17 million dollars of taxpayer money on a Police radio system that is not working. In 2007, Mayor Barrett was also criticized on being silent when the City of Milwaukee had dealt with increasing crime rates in which put Milwaukee in a negative light with the national media.

This is nothing but classical political pandering from Chairman Tate who tries to claim Tom Barrett is a public safety champion while in reality he is making life more difficult for the men and women that protect Milwaukee’s citizens.

Mike Tate and Wisconsin Democrats are passing the buck on Harley Davidson

As the news over the past week surrounds Harley Davidson shipping more jobs out of state due to the high taxes in Wisconsin, Chairman Mike Tate and the rest of the Democratic Party are passing the buck around for taking responsibility on this impending economic disaster.

This last week, Chairman Tate attacked Scott Walker over the Harley Davidson situation in a press release to hide the fact that the Democrats new combined reporting taxes in the past legislative session may be the reason why over 1,300 Wisconsin jobs could be leaving .  Chairman Tate falsely accused the Walker Campaign of supporting jobs that benefit their donors.  Tate is deflecting the truth when you have two train companies that have found evidence of the Doyle Administration rigging the Talgo deal, especially one that is not a donor to the Walker Campaign.

When Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett issued his press release on Friday,  it can be interpreted from his statement that he is downplaying the Harley situation.   Despite the Mayor mentions all the other companies like Republic Airways, Direct Supply, and many others he claimed to grow in Milwaukee, all of that will go for nothing if Milwaukee loses Harley Davidson.

If Mayor Barrett and Chairman Tate thinks that they will get Harley Davidson going again, then they need to act like real adults and take responsibility for supporting tax policies that kill Wisconsin jobs.   Mayor Barrett and Chairman Tate need to explain to any of the 174,000 Wisconsinites who lost their jobs in the past legislative session that their policies made them better off now than at the beginning of the legislative session in January of 2009.    If they do not, then their actions would concur judgment with how the Governor and the Legislature in this past session earned the lowest approval ratings in state history.

Today, we are six months away from election day.  If Chairman Tate and Mayor Barrett continue to pass the buck on Harley, then come November 2nd the voters will show up at the ballot box all across Wisconsin to vote out the incumbents who created this mess in the first place.

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