A clerk in conservative Waukesha County claims to have discovered more than 7,000 votes for David Prosser, which if true would reverse the recent election results. (Waukesha is one of the three “dark red” counties in the southeast corner of Wisconsin.)
It’s not clear to me that a shutdown would play into Dems’ hands they way it did in the Clinton Administration, but that’s mostly because Big Bill played the GOP like a fiddle, and President Obama just doesn’t have the same skills. Otherwise — historically, most government shutdowns have been brief and/or occurred at a time when the effects were minimal, such as federal holidays. A prolonged shutdown right now possibly would delay tax refund checks, among other things, and I think people would notice.
And even the Dems ought to be able to tie Paul Ryan’s Medicare-killing budget to the GOP and their inability to compromise.
Meanwhile, likely Republican voters think that Donald Trump is presidential material. Seriously. Not only do baggers not have a clue; they’re too dumb to recognize a clue unless it comes in a Parker Brothers board game box.
On to Wisconsin — rightie bloggers already are spreading rumors of voter fraud to explain yesterday’s Wisconsin election results. The weird thing about this claim is that it occurred in a county (Ozaukee) that went overwhelmingly for Prosser. Ozaukee was one of the three strongest pro-Prosser counties in the state, in fact. So if the allegations of ballot shredding are true, why wouldn’t fingers be pointed at Prosser’s people, not Kloppenburg’s?