Cody Oliphant Archive


  • Photographic Evidence of Scott Walker’s Phony Badger Boosterism

    A picture paints a thousand words. And this one really captures the essence of Scott Walker's rank hypocrisy and phony fandom.

    Cody Oliphant, 04/07/2015
  • The Anatomy of a Right-Wing Smear Campaign

    The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair, Michael Grebe, are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke.

    Cody Oliphant, 10/30/2014
  • See How the Bradley Foundation Influences the Right-Wing Infrastructure

    From Michael Grebe and Scott Walker to Paul Ryan and the Tea Party, see how the Bradley Foundation funds the right wing infrastructure.

    Cody Oliphant, 06/10/2013
  • Wisconsin Voters Say: ‘No Way’ to Ending Same Day

    The attempts in Wisconsin to make it harder for legal voters to vote and have their voices heard are not just wrong, they are unpopular.

    Cody Oliphant, 04/02/2013
  • GOP Senator’s Taxpayer-Financed Office Coordinating With Romney Campaign

    Kedzie's taxpayer-financed office was coordinating communications between Kedzie's son and the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    Cody Oliphant, 11/19/2012
  • Top GOPer Cries Voter Fraud, We Say Prove It

    During a recent television appearance, Republican State Senator Alberta Darling claimed a lack of voter identification law caused Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to lose Wisconsin, we sent a letter to Darling...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/14/2012
  • Czaja on Health Care: ‘If I Can’t Sell It, You Can’t Have It’

    Assembly candidate Mary Czaja touts her experience lobbying on health insurance issues. But according to state lobbying reports, the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin with which Czaja is associated, formally opposed and...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/16/2012
  • Anti-public School Props Pays Off for Gudex Campaign

    Spending more state taxpayer dollars on private school vouchers in Milwaukee while hitting K-12 public schools with record budget cuts isn’t paying off for public school children. But, according to One Wisconsin...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/12/2012
  • Romney-Ryan Jobs Pledge: ‘Ours Is Smaller’

    Following the age-old political adage that setting the bar low enough helps one achieve success, the Republican presidential campaign of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is promising in a new television ad...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/09/2012
  • Under Pressure, Vos Pulls Out

    Rep. Robin Vos announced he is withdrawing from a voter ID lawsuit amidst a growing ethics scandal about how legal work being done on his behalf was being paid.

    Cody Oliphant, 06/21/2012
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Didn’t Endorse Gov. Walker’s Agenda

    Here are some quick examples: Walker, GOP took eyes off the ball on job creation – April 28, 2012 Wisconsin lost nearly 24,000 jobs over the past 12 months – the only state in...

    Cody Oliphant, 05/29/2012
  • Introducing Who’s Buying Gov. Scott Walker?

    Check out our new Pinterest page, “Who’s Buying Gov. Scott Walker?” Who’s Buying Gov. Scott Walker? Since becoming governor, Gov. Scott Walker has raked in millions of dollars in political campaign donations...

    Cody Oliphant, 05/17/2012
  • Gov. Walker Touts Leadership, But Official Schedule Tells a Different Story

    Little Time Scheduled For Working With Legislators to Advance Agenda at Capitol Madison — A One Wisconsin Now analysis of Gov. Walker’s schedules from August 2011 through January 2012 reveals that little...

    Cody Oliphant, 03/13/2012
  • Why Are Republicans Gutting MATC Board? Power, Money, Control – Take Your Pick

    Why do Wisconsin’s legislative Republicans and Governor Walker do what they do?  Looking at their track record it is clear that they’re motivated by campaign cash and political power. If legislation privatizes...

    Cody Oliphant, 02/29/2012
  • GOP Sen. Leibham: “I Am Not Aware of Any ‘secrecy Pledge”

    A concerned citizen contacted us recently over concerns that state Republican Sen. Joseph Leibham was not being completely forthcoming about his involvement in the GOP “secrecy pledge” to keep the public from...

    Cody Oliphant, 02/19/2012
  • Walker Picking Up Tab for Fundraiser Without Disclosing?

    Kelly Rindfleisch, who is accused of campaigning on county time, worked for Brett Davis’ unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor. The complaint says she left the campaign in July 2010 because she didn’t...

    Cody Oliphant, 02/12/2012
  • Xoff: Suspicions Confirmed: DA Invited Walker to “voluntary’ Conversation

    We’ve thought all along that what Scott Walker described as a “voluntary” talk he planned to have with Milwaukee DA John Chisholm wasn’t Walker’s idea, but Chisholm’s.  That’s confirmed now. Read more...

    Cody Oliphant, 02/06/2012
  • GOP Lawmakers Pledged Secrecy Over Redistricting

    As legislative leaders secretly developed new election maps last year to strengthen their majority, Republican lawmakers were told to ignore public comments and instead focus on what was said in private strategy...

    Cody Oliphant, 02/06/2012
  • Rowen: Charges Show Walker Was No Reformer

    Remember that Walker was swept into that office after Tom Ament resigned as County Executive in the wake of a massive recall signature effort. … In the case of Ament and supervisors...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/26/2012
  • Corruption Flashback: Walker Stimulated [illegally] by Rail Tycoon William Gardner

    From the One WI Now archives [February 2010]: With rail on the mind as Joint Finance meets today to discuss establishing a high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee, this seems to...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/26/2012
  • Liebmann: Key Questions for Scott Walker

    Cory Liebmann from Eye on Wisconsin has some great questions for Scott Walker: 1. When Scott Walker emailed Tim Russell with the above listed message, why did he use his campaign email...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/26/2012
  • Job Numbers Continue Six-month Plummet Under Walker Failure

    Gov. Scott Walker’s failed economic policies have resulted in six straight months of job loss in Wisconsin, despite job creation happening in states across the nation. Gov. Scott Walker has failed Wisconsin....

    Cody Oliphant, 01/18/2012
  • Organizers File More Than 1 Million Signatures to Recall Walker

    Organizers of the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday filed what they said were more than a million signatures, a number that nearly matches Walker’s vote total from 2010 and...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/17/2012
  • Fitzmandering: GOP Creates Terrible Redistricting Mess

    Harsh words from the Tomah Journal about the Republican redistricting fiasco they call a ‘war on voting’: Wisconsin used to have one of the nation’s most efficient, honest and voter-friendly election systems...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/17/2012
  • Placement of WMC’s Pro-Walker Billboard Telling

    A Janesville sign company may be regretting its decision on where to place a billboard touting the job creation efforts of Governor Scott Walker. The sign was briefly put up in front...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/11/2012
  • Columbia Journalism Review: Ryan’s Plan WOULD End Medicare, PolitiFact Wrong

    I am not going to comment on PolitiFact’s own politics (as the Wall Street Journal did), the notion of fact-checking balance that interested other commentators, or the notion that PolitiFact’s time has...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/08/2012
  • Gableman Defending Latest Ethics Scandal With Patriot Act Author, (Fox) News Corp. Director

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is struggling to defend his latest ethical scandal (he took free legal services from a law firm that would later appear before him during trial) with...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/01/2012
  • WMC Chair Touting Walker’s “pro-business” Record Will Lay Off 450 Workers

    The news that Wausau Paper Corp. will be laying off 450 workers was sad and unfortunately familiar to those of us living under Gov. Scott Walker’s rule. What’s interesting is that Wausau...

    Cody Oliphant, 12/22/2011
  • Caught on Camera: Organizer Goes Face-to-face With Scott Fitzgerald Over His ‘lies’

    Lori Compas addressed [Sen. Scott] Fitzgerald on Monday during the senator’s open office hours in Horicon, according to Wisconsin-based Blogging Blue. She questioned the senator on an email that asked his constituents...

    Cody Oliphant, 12/20/2011
  • “Business Owner” in Latest Walker Ad Thrived During Doyle Administration

    The “business owner” featured in the latest Scott Walker television ad saw his business grow 1,300 percent during the administration of Gov. Jim Doyle, according to a self-professed claim in the Business...

    Cody Oliphant, 12/12/2011
  • Gov. Walker’s Job Creation Record Lags Behind Other Midwestern States

    Wisconsin may be the best Big Ten state on the football field, but when it comes to job creation in the midwest, Gov. Scott Walker has made Wisconsin a big loser. To...

    Cody Oliphant, 12/11/2011
  • Anatomy of a Right-wing Smear Campaign, Volume One

    On Tuesday, the community and labor group Wisconsin Jobs Now was cleared of wrongdoing during this summer's recall elections against Senate Republicans.

    Cody Oliphant, 12/06/2011
  • Walker Knowingly Pushed “very Questionable” Jobs Numbers

    Announcing the best job numbers of his tenure with a splash last summer, Gov. Scott Walker left out the fact that his office had been told in an internal report that the...

    Cody Oliphant, 12/04/2011
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Existing Districts Appropriate for Recalls

    For pure political brazenness, the new legislative and congressional maps drawn by Republicans may be without parallel in Wisconsin.…Today’s topic is whether Republicans should now be allowed to change the rules so...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/28/2011
  • Gov. Scott Walker LOST 10,000 Wisconsin Jobs, Illinois CREATED 30,000 Jobs

    Gov. Scott Walker and right-wing blogosphere have made a nemesis out of Illinois, citing its “job-killing” tax policy of actually ensuring corporations and the rich pay their fair share, compared to here...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/27/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Establishes $10,000 Reward Fund to Combat Recall Petition Attacks

    In response to reports of alleged plans to illegally destroy recall petitions, One Wisconsin Now has established a $10,000 reward fund for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/21/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Issues Recall Petitioners’ Rights

    CIRCULATING RECALL PETITION: To circulate a recall petition, you need to meet the qualifications of an elector in Wisconsin (citizen, 18 years or older, not a felon actively serving a sentence).  To...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/21/2011
  • Walker Acknowledges His ‘reforms’ Have Hurt Schools

    Gov. Scott Walker would like to think that his agenda has been good for Wisconsin schools. He issued a release on Monday claiming just that. But as the Capital Times points out...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/15/2011
  • Waukesha “education Expert” in Walker Ad Had Almost No Experience

    The ad features recently elected Waukesha School Board member Karin Sue Rajnicek praising Walker’s education reforms. … The head of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, though, chided Walker’s team for using...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/14/2011
  • Powerful GOP Majority Doesn’t Create Jobs Bills, Claims It Was Powerless

    Wisconsin has a Republican governor, a Republican majority in the state Senate, and a Republican majority in the state Assembly, not to mention a conservative stronghold in the State Supreme Court. Yet,...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/13/2011
  • Let’s #OccupyWalker

    Scott Walker and Wall Street share a common agenda: destroy the middle class while protecting the interests of big corporations and the rich. But we’re fighting back. On Monday November 14, One...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/10/2011
  • Wisconsin Schools Reported Huge Losses in the Aftermath of Walker, GOP Budget

    This map shows Wisconsin school districts that reported a net loss of teachers in the aftermath of the new state budget, according to results of a new study. [MJS]

    Cody Oliphant, 11/09/2011
  • Domino Effect: Results in Ohio Could Spell Trouble for Walker’s Agenda

    Gov. Scott Walker’s now denying the results in Ohio have any bearing on Wisconsin, but back in February when a prankster pretending to be David Koch called his phone, Walker spilled the...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/08/2011
  • Tommy Thompson Refuses to Disclose Big Business, Lobbyist Connections

    A new video highlights the fact that “Despite already declaring himself a candidate for Wisconsin’s open Senate seat, former Gov. Tommy Thompson has refused to disclose his business interests and lobbying firm...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/07/2011
  • Newspapers Across WI Pan Scott Walker’s Special Jobs Session

    Here are some clips from various newspapers criticizing Scott Walker and the GOP majority for refusing to do anything of substance about Wisconsin’s rising unemployment during their so-called special jobs session: From the...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/07/2011
  • GOP Special Jobs Session About Sex, Guns, and Landlords

    While Republicans claim they’re focused “like a laser” on job creation during the so-called special jobs session, Zach at Blogging Blue has compiled a list of these bills pushed by Republicans. Ask...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/06/2011
  • Kentucky Is Open for Business: WI to Lose 165 Manufacturing Jobs

    Perhaps hearing how serious the GOP isn’t about creating jobs during the so-called special jobs session, Dana Holding Corp., an auto parts manufacturer, is closing its doors and moving to Kentucky. The...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/02/2011
  • Unearthed Walker Video May Stymie Bigoted Conservative Agenda

    The bigoted attitudes stirred up by a conservative think tank in September have apparently spilled over into November. With no real ideas on how to create jobs, Gov. Scott Walker’s Republican majority and Democrat...

    Cody Oliphant, 11/01/2011