Cody Oliphant Archive


  • Walker’s GOP Nixes Cameras in Capitol, OKs Guns [Really?]

    The Green Bay Press-Gazette has taken to the editorial page to air a grievance with the Republican majority deciding that the public cannot bring cameras into the legislative galleries, but will allow...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/31/2011
  • Koch Group Selling Walker Agenda Ahead of Recall

    Koch Industries and its front group Americans for Prosperity spent roughly a million dollars helping to put Scott Walker in the governor’s mansion and another half a million dollars protecting his recalled state...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/25/2011
  • Oshkosh Northwestern: Walker’s Corporate Special Interest Session NOT About Jobs

    Make no mistake: Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP majority’s corporate special interest session is not about jobs. The Oshkosh Northwestern editorialized against their backward agenda, writing “Looks like the only thing...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/24/2011
  • Report: Walker Will FAIL to Meet Job Creation Campaign Promise

    An economic forecast by Gov. Scott Walker’s own administration predicts that Wisconsin will fall far short of adding the 250,000 new private-sector jobs by 2015 that the governor promised as a key...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/23/2011
  • Tommy Thompson Campaign Won’t Cut Lobbyist Connections

    Thompson, who has a host of consulting and other business relationships, told reporters he would sever or suspend some of those financial ties as he ran for Senate, but he declined to...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/17/2011
  • Corporate Lackeys Rush to Defend Trillion-dollar Student Loan Debt

    Over the weekend, our “$1,000,000,000,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT – BIG BANKS STOLE OUR FUTURE” banner at the Occupy Milwaukee event was featured in a photo in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Not...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/17/2011
  • Dem Proposal Would STOP Walker Ending Health Care for 53,000

    Delegating power back to the Legislature away from Gov. Scott Walker and ensure 53,000 Wisconsinites don’t lose access to health care? Sounds like a good plan to me: A group of Democratic...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/03/2011
  • Report: GOP Voter ID Laws Disenfranchise Five MILLION

    A new report from the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice reveals that more than five million U.S. citizens could be impacted by the wave of new voter...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/02/2011
  • Walker Scheme to Charge Public $50 to Hear His Job Ideas Rated TRUE

    We stand by all our statements and research, but if you really needed third-party validation, here’s Politifact rating True our statement from a few weeks ago criticizing Gov. Scott Walker for charging the...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/29/2011
  • Big Biz Finally ADMITS Use of Extreme Tax-avoidance Techniques

    From the Institute for Wisconsin’s Future “Who Does Not Pay Taxes”: It took awhile, but SC Johnson (SCJ) eventually fessed up to its tax-avoidance schemes. It started when the last issue of...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/27/2011
  • Republican Rep. Ribble Hasn’t Voted in WI Since His Election

    It’s bad enough Republican Reid Ribble doesn’t even live in the district he represents, now we’re finding out he doesn’t even vote. But Rep. Ribble makes it unclear as to whether it’s DC’s...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/26/2011
  • WRTL Under Investigation for Recall GOTV Bribery

    From Dan Bice at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Details of the secret investigation are sketchy, but it is clear the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office is investigating charges that Wisconsin Right to...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/25/2011
  • Something Stinks: New ‘Cronygate’ Details Emerge Over the Weekend

    New details surrounding Gov. Scott Walker’s Cronygate have emerged in the last few days. First, there was this from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Three days after Cindy Archer was to have started...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/25/2011
  • Outside Scott Walker’s Mansion Last Night. WHAT THE…

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross was outside Scott Walker’s mansion last night getting the inside scoop at the Governor’s Wine & Wickets fundraiser. Scot was a little disgusted at what...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/22/2011
  • Analysis: Lowest-paid State Workers Get Hit HARDEST

    A new analysis shows just lower-paid state workers will have to contribute a higher percentage of their salary to comply with a new state law raising pension and health care costs. It...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/22/2011
  • Walker Touting 6,000 Jobs NOT Based in Wisconsin

    Gov. Scott Walker, already backing down from his campaign pledge to create 250,000 jobs, is going to have a rough time explaining this one: one-in-five jobs he is touting on a state...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/20/2011
  • Van Hollen REFUSED to Investigate Walker’s ‘Cronygate’

    Republican Attorney General JB Van Hollen, according to a news report today, refused to help the investigation into fellow Republican Scott Walker’s office in the scandal being called “Cronygate.” The refusal and...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/20/2011
  • Walker Policies Continue to Raise Unemployment Rate

    An article in today’s Capital Times explains the rising unemployment rate in Wisconsin under Gov. Scott Walker. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate rose slightly in August, with the state losing a net 800 private...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/19/2011
  • Right-wing Blogger Calls for Armed Violence Against Workers

    In mid-April, professional blogger Andrew Breitbart came to Madison to show his support for Gov. Scott Walker’s attack on worker rights. He shared a stage with other notable speakers like Sarah Palin...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/19/2011
  • Walker Latest Scheme: Public Can Pay $50 to Hear His Job Ideas

    Gov. Scott Walker, facing a steadily-increasing state unemployment rate despite passing $2.3 billion in tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy, has announced his latest scheme: charge the public $50 to attend...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/19/2011
  • Jacque Focuses on Extreme Social Agenda As Wisc. Loses Jobs

    As the economy continues to fail after Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican majority gave $2.3 billion in new tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy, Rep. Andre Jacque has turned his...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/18/2011
  • Back to the Failure: Thompson Is Running… Sort Of… Pt.XXV

    Tommy Thompson is back… again. Sort of. That Tommy Thompson filed papers to fundraise for a potential U.S. Sentate run is sure to excite nobody except perhaps those who have for the...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/18/2011
  • Is Scott Walker Backing Down From 250K Jobs Campaign Promise?

    From his interview this weekend, one might suspect Gov. Scott Walker (R!) isn’t so sure he can live up to the promise he made on the campaign trail in 2010 to create...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/12/2011
  • One WI Now Filed Open Records Request Related to ‘Smoking Gun’ Voter ID Memo

    One Wisconsin Now has filed an open records request with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to obtain all communications and emails related to the issuance of state identification cards for the purposes...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/07/2011
  • Excerpts From Full Report on Prosser’s Unacceptable Conduct

    The full report of the incident involving Justice David Prosser allegedly putting Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a chokehold was released this afternoon. The evidence is clear that Justice David Prosser put...

    Cody Oliphant, 08/25/2011
  • Major GOP Division Exposed in Deleted Post by Right-wing Spin Machine

    After the recent dust up over conservative group Club for Growth airing an ad attacking former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson (R) for stepping into the U.S. Senate race, a new controversy has surfaced...

    Cody Oliphant, 08/25/2011
  • Koch on the Defensive, Buying Anti-Koch URLs

    The billionaire Koch Brothers appear to be on the defensive against the Stop Koch, Save Wisconsin buzz on the internet lately, after spending over $40,000 to get Gov. Scott Walker elected less than...

    Cody Oliphant, 08/21/2011
  • Scott Walker’s Anti-middle Class GOP Agenda the Biggest Loser

    An analysis by One Wisconsin Now shows that the Republican vote in the nine recent recalls elections fell by over 73,000 since the 2010 gubernatorial election. And while Scott Walker won by...

    Cody Oliphant, 08/16/2011
  • GOPer Glenn Grothman Gripes Absentee Voters, Votes Absentee Himself

    The GOP’s leading anti-student voter senator, Sen. Glenn Grothman, issued a press release basically intimidating student voters who may wish to vote absentee. Sen. Grothman always seems to have something disparaging to...

    Cody Oliphant, 08/03/2011
  • Did Sen. Randy Hopper Vote Illegally?

    Here’s why I ask: In March, news broke that Randy Hopper’s (ex-)wife accused him of cheating on her with a mistress and revealed that he was no longer living in his Fond...

    Cody Oliphant, 08/03/2011
  • Unemployment Increases in Walker’s Wisconsin

    Nobody believed the GOP last week as they tried to tell us the Walker Administration created half of all jobs created in the U.S., even as unemployment increased in our state. The...

    Cody Oliphant, 07/31/2011
  • Luther Olsen-supporting Private School Pushers Caught “copying”

    The American Federation for Children is a private school-pushing group led by ethically-questionable former GOP speaker Scott Jensen. Naturally, the group is supporting public school-attacking, ethically-challenged state senator Luther Olsen. In a new political ad, the...

    Cody Oliphant, 07/31/2011
  • Kim Simac’s Disappearing Act

    First, Kim “Leader Who Won’t Run Away” Simac started running from public debates. And now it appears, she is disappearing altogether. See, Kim Simac (R-Northwoods) is the founder of the fanatical tea party...

    Cody Oliphant, 07/27/2011
  • Introducing S***f Simac Says

    Whether its Michele Bachmann’s history lessons, Sarah Palin’s death panels or Glenn Beck’s every word, extremely out-of-the-mainstream conservatives are known for saying some pretty outrageous stuff. Wisconsin is lucky to have its...

    Cody Oliphant, 07/26/2011
  • ‘Swinging’ Kim Simac Signed Shockingly Strict Marriage Declaration

    Because spouse-swapping Simac has such a peculiar personal past, the public has a right to call foul over her hypocrisy in signing the abhorrent Manhattan Declaration.

    Cody Oliphant, 07/10/2011
  • Oshkosh Northwestern: Litjens Is a Legislator AND a Lobbyist

    An Oshkosh Northwestern editorial today roasted Michelle “Bachmann” Litjens for sponsoring a bill that first and foremost serves her own business interests Litjens’s bill would “prohibit municipal utilities from placing tenants” unpaid...

    Cody Oliphant, 06/28/2011
  • Walker Closes Public to Budget Signing Ceremony

    With his approval rating tanking after signing a series of extremely anti-middle class policies, Republican Gov. Scott Walker made the obvious decision this year to close off the budget signing ceremony to the public....

    Cody Oliphant, 06/22/2011
  • Scott Walker Gets High Marks From WMC, Millionaire CEO Campaign Donors

    Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), our state’s largest pro-corporate lobbying group, simultaneously announced today that the CEOs and the board members of WMC gave high marks to Gov....

    Cody Oliphant, 06/08/2011
  • Saucy Twitter Pics Wouldn’t Cut Seniors Off Medicare, Sean Duffy Would

    As the GOP and right-wing bloggers try to distract the America with non-issues, Wisconsin Republicans Paul Ryan and Sean Duffy are trying to cut hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin citizens off Medicare. In Duffy’s...

    Cody Oliphant, 06/06/2011
  • GOP Admits GOP Senators Can’t Run on Their Records Alone

    With the public so overwhelmingly against taking away workers’ rights while handing out huge tax breaks to corporations, the Republican state senators in Wisconsin that voted for Scott Walker’s plan to do just...

    Cody Oliphant, 06/05/2011
  • New Assembly GOPer Says First Priority Is Protecting Race-based Mascots, Not Creating Jobs [What’s New?]

    Rep. David Craig (R) made no bones about it in a press release today: protecting race-based mascots, which creates no jobs, is a top priority: [Rep. Craig] is continuing his fight against...

    Cody Oliphant, 06/02/2011
  • Walker Administration Accidentally Admits It Endangered the Public to Protect Gov.Walker

    Wisconsin’s Capitol has been on TSA-style lockdown since apparently Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP majority decided images of thousands of middle-class Wisconsinites flooding the Capitol to protest the attack on...

    Cody Oliphant, 05/26/2011
  • Run for the Hills: Cheney Worships the Ground Paul Ryan Walks On

    Vice President Dick Cheney had this to say about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) and his plan to destroy Medicare.

    Cody Oliphant, 05/26/2011
  • Walker Asking Out-of-state Donors to Keep Senate GOP in Office

    Gov. Scott Walker and his GOP underlings have complained (incorrectly) for months that the pro-union movement in Wisconsin is being fueled by out-of-state forces. Now, the press is reporting that Gov. Walker...

    Cody Oliphant, 04/13/2011
  • Bernier Enters Supreme Court Debate to Defend Her Campaign Donor

    Republican Rep. Kathy Bernier is very upset over the allegations that former Republican Assembly voter database expert Kathy Nickolaus cooked the books.

    Cody Oliphant, 04/10/2011
  • Gov. Walker Incentivizes the Poor to Just Die Already

    Bring out your dead! Sure, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a budget that would end drug coverage for low-income seniors and hand over oversight of and cut funding for our state’€™s...

    Cody Oliphant, 03/16/2011
  • ICYMI: Walker Now Ignores Public Opinion

    This month we saw Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-led legislature ram through a piece of legislation despite HUGE public opposition. Poll after poll after poll confirmed that the public was firmly...

    Cody Oliphant, 03/13/2011
  • BREAKING: GOP Senators Also Fleeing (from Gov. Walker’s Extreme Bill)

    Public opinion might be influencing this group of senators to flee from Gov. Walker’s extreme attempt to take away the rights of workers.

    Cody Oliphant, 03/07/2011