Manitowoc Progressives With malice toward none, with charity for all. — Abraham Lincoln

November 3, 2012

Manty Dems Refusing Help From Volunteers Who Won’t Support Brey Campaign (Facebook)

Filed under: DIscussion — rkossik @ 6:48 am

Robert Abdul Aziz Dobbs → Manitowoc County Democratic Party (Manty Dems)

Unfortunately the Manitowoc Dem office is forcing people to work for Jim Brey and if you are willing to help with everyone but him, they don’t want you. I won’t help Jim Brey because I served with him on the county board and he has supported Act 10, sold out union workers in this county, and basically against all Democrat principles. But that is your loss and you have done nothing to deal with this and in fact enabled it. I am not the only one either.
While I understand your concerns, there are plenty of ways to help with various campaigns. As the moderator of this page (Amber Daugs), might I suggest contacting one of the following groups to help out…AFL-CIO GOTV Effort
Canvassing Office: Teamsters Local 662, 1546 Main Street, Green Bay, WI 54302
Contact: Meredith Place – 202-425-2791;

Also Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is in need of volunteers in Eau Claire and Oshkosh you can email if interested in helping out in one of those locations.

Or you could contact United Wisconsin at 608-630-9575 to volunteer

You can also help by making phone calls by logging into, Select “get involved” then “make calls”. From 9AM to 9:30PM you can make calls straight from Obama’s website.

November 2, 2012

Starzewski post on Nature Conservancy Facebook Page

Filed under: DIscussion — rkossik @ 5:00 pm

  Bernie Starzewski   The Nature Conservancy

I have to tell you that I am more than a little shocked and disgusted that your chief Wisconsin lobbyist Todd Holschbach is supporting Jim Brey for Assembly. Brey openly opposes the storm water mandate. Video is available at showing him making those statements including comments on the Clean Water Act.

During the campaign I was endorsed by Clean Wisconsin, LCV and Sierra Club but Todd instead supported Brey.

Now he has written a letter to the editor referring to me as an “ultra left extremist”.

With your lobbyist committing such outrages in such a public way can your organization be taken seriously on any of these issues?
Do you have control over your own political agenda?

Your views: Letters

Albert Einstein said ‘the world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.’ I have to say that I hate the negative advertising and the name bashing that is going on in the local 25th Assembly District.
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Don’t be fooled by extremists
Jim Brey must be doing something right. He is being attacked by the ultra-left and the ultra-right. Both extremist groups are most of the reason why Democrats and Republicans fail to work together now at nearly every turn.There was a time in Madison and in D.C. when moderate, compromise-oriented people in both parties solved problems — and yes, actually talked with each other. As extremists on both sides gain a foothold, Republicans and Democrats become more polarized than ever, and we the people are the losers. But the extremists don’t care about this polarization because they just want to be heard; they don’t want solutions. With solutions, the extremists become insignificant.Jim Brey’s record has been misrepresented in letters to the editor of this paper by those supporting all or none, winner-take-all politics. Brey is the candidate who most represents the people of the 25th Assembly District. Don’t be fooled by the extremists. Vote Brey on Tuesday.
Todd Holschbach
 DJean Polster these days, you are a left wing extremist if you are not a republican or if you speak facts instead of rhetoric.
Bernie Starzewski Did I mention he supported Walker’s mining bill too?

November 1, 2012

Facts about Jim Brey’s Civility

Filed under: DIscussion — rkossik @ 3:49 pm

Here’s YouTube Video of Jim Brey saying he will bring civility and cooperation to politics, literally seconds after he’s done sniping at candidate Bernie Starzewski for never having to balance the budget of a local government. It could be part of comedy routine; if this were a national race, this clip would be on the Daily Show, with Jon Stewart deadpanning, “Yes, this is the man who will restore civility to politics.”

Here’s audio of Brey questioning the mental health of candidate Bernie Starzewski while Brey struggles to answer a question from the audience about why he admires Bob Ziegelbauer and thinks he “served our community well” as our state representative. Notice that civility-advocate Jim Brey is not the least bit ashamed of his smear; in fact, he can be heard saying, “make sure that we are filming,” just before he says it. Or perhaps he’s unaware of that civility actually means something beyond a political talking point.

Eventually Brey says that he believes that Bob Ziegelbauer served us well because he “can get along with the other side.” Someone in the audience says, “That’s because he votes with the other side!” Party chair Kerry Trask then says, “He is the other side,” and Bob Jome says, “The dark side!”

How quickly opinions change.

October 30, 2012

Who are the Real Dems?

Filed under: DIscussion — rkossik @ 4:05 pm

This is a photo of my Tammy Baldwin/Election Results party at Dem HQ the night of the primary. It was taken shortly after the polls closed. You can see the time is 8:10 PM on the clock on the wall. Several other Dems did show up later. I was going through my memory card and noticed this photo. I thought it was interesting that the few people who set up the event and attended from the beginning ended up defecting from the Brey campaign. (Jim Brey’s mother-in-law accused us of being “so called Dems” in this letter.)


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