Robert Doeckel Archive

  • The Flaming Nazi Gasbag Attacks.

    No, not the Hindenburg. That’s just a zeppelin. Rush Limbaugh launched a false and inflammatory attack against One Wisconsin Now on Friday, because he wants a Wisconsin Supreme Court that supports Scott...

    Robert Doeckel, 04/11/2011
  • Walker Email Count Omits 18,000 From One WI Now Supporters

    Add this to the numbers swirling around emails sent to Governor Walker about his controversial “budget repair” bill. Not included in the count of Walker’s email were the messages One Wisconsin Now...

    Robert Doeckel, 03/22/2011
  • Why Voter ID Is Bad for Wisconsin

    Many of you have written in response to our email yesterday about the voter ID bill. Some of you were very enthusiastic in your support of our efforts to fight back against...

    Robert Doeckel, 01/12/2011
  • How Much Will WI Taxpayers Pay for Van Hollen’s Lawsuit Gimmick?

    Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen is doing what conservatives do best these days — wasting taxpayer dollars performing totally empty gestures in an effort to gin up the Tea Party base....

    Robert Doeckel, 01/10/2011
  • Introducing Wisconsin’s New Conservative Overlords: Meet the Majority

    Behold, our latest project —, where we pull back the slimy, cold-blanket of rhetoric and deception and expose the extremism and failed policies of the new members of the conservative legislative...

    Robert Doeckel, 01/05/2011
  • UPDATED: 6,000 Have Signed ‘Save the Train’ Letter to Walker, Have You?

    Almost 6,000 Wisconsinites have signed our letter to Governor-elect Scott Walker urging him to reconsider his opposition to the high speed rail project.

    Robert Doeckel, 11/11/2010
  • Walker Latest “plan” — Biggest Corporate Tax Loophole in History? Or Just Another Gimmick?

    With failed Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, you just never know what it’s gonna be. Will his latest idea be a gigantic giveaway to corporation at the expense of Wisconsin’s working families?...

    Robert Doeckel, 10/06/2010
  • But Wait, I Thought the Tea Party Said There WEREN’T Going to Be Billboards?

    When One Wisconsin Now blew the lid off of the Tea Party/WISGOP/Americans for Prosperity alleged voter caging plan to disenfranchise tens or hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin voters this November, I suppose...

    Robert Doeckel, 09/21/2010
  • One Wisconsin Now Exposes Voter Suppression Plans Between Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity, Tea Party Groups

    A coordinated plot by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin and organizations in the so-called Tea Party movement targeting minority voters and college students in a possibly illegal “voter caging”...

    Robert Doeckel, 09/19/2010
  • Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

    The private sector continues to add jobs, thanks in large part to President Obama’s Recovery Act, this month gaining more than 67,000 jobs. We’re still making progress, but we’ve got a long...

    Robert Doeckel, 09/02/2010
  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    With lots going on everywhere this weekend. Let’s take a minute to remember (and remind others) who built this country, gave us the weekend, vacation time, sick leave, benefits, safe workplaces, and...

    Robert Doeckel, 09/02/2010
  • The Latest “That’s Debatable” — Fundraisers, FEMA and Trains

    “That’s Debatable” is a weekly column published by featuring One WI Now’s Scot Ross debating Brian Fraley from the conservative MacIver Institute on the ‘hot topic’ of the week. This week’s...

    Robert Doeckel, 08/19/2010
  • Pot Meet Kettle

    Sort of like how Walker’s plan to eliminate state jobs that are already unfilled wouldn’t save homeowners any money… From … — Guv hopeful Scott Walker today dismissed Mark Neumann’s property...

    Robert Doeckel, 08/09/2010
  • How to Divorce Your Wife While She’s Recovering From Cancer Surgery and Other Wisdom Sean Duffy Can Get From Newt Gingrich

    Sean Duffy, the former Republican Ashland County District Attorney will welcome disgraced ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich to a big-money Wausau fundraiser Friday. Duffy has not said whether it was Gingrich’s repeated adultery,...

    Robert Doeckel, 07/14/2010
  • Brewers All-Star Yovanni Gallardo: “I’ll Totally Boycott” 2011 All-Star Game in AZ

    Brewers pitcher Yovanni Gallardo is sitting out tonight’s All-Star game in Los Angeles — he hurt his back last week and hasn’t played since. Next year’s All-Star Game is in Arizona, and...

    Robert Doeckel, 07/12/2010
  • Fact-checking Scott Walker

    Lisa Kaiser from Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express has a great round-up of the facts behind Walker lies and distortions featuring some of One Wisconsin Now’s analysis of Walker’s record. Check it out here....

    Robert Doeckel, 07/07/2010
  • More Scientists Cleared of Any Wrong Doing in “Climategate”

    When the “TRUTH!!” about “THE CONSPIRACY!!!” behind “THE GLOBAL WARMING HOAX!!!” was finally “revealed,” right-wing groups and their cronies in the corporate media practically trampled each other in their excitement to report...

    Robert Doeckel, 07/01/2010
  • Outgoing WMC Head Decries ‘polarized Politics,’ Apparently Suffers From Severe Memory Loss

    If you ever need proof that conservatives are the masters of self-delusion, look no further than Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal interview with outgoing Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce CEO and President Jim Haney....

    Robert Doeckel, 06/27/2010
  • Ashamed’ GOPer Apologizes to BP, Decries ‘shakedown’ for Victims’ Trust Fund

    Conservatives usually at least talk the talk when it comes to protecting the American people, even if they don’t walk it. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas/Big Oil) took a decidedly different tack during...

    Robert Doeckel, 06/16/2010
  • Citizens for Irresponsible Waste of Government Resources

    For a group just so-darned-concerned about wasteful government spending, Citizens for Responsible Government sure is excited about spending taxpayer dollars chasing down Scott Walker’s political nemeses. CRG filed a frivolous complaint against...

    Robert Doeckel, 05/28/2010
  • 1,200 Petitions to Save Our Schools!

    Thanks to everyone who spoke out for Wisconsin’s schools and signed our petition in support of the Keep Our Educators Working Act. Today, we delivered over 1,200 petitions to Senators Feingold and...

    Robert Doeckel, 05/26/2010
  • Well, at Least He Got His Name Right: Fact Checking Scott Walker’s Latest Ad

    You can learn a lot from a campaign ad. Early in May, I discovered one of Wisconsin’s most promising underground hip hop talents, and he’s running to be Governor, too! This guy’s...

    Robert Doeckel, 05/18/2010
  • How’s That “Hands-Offy, Non-Regulatey” Thing Workin’ for Ya?

    A great cartoon from our friend Stuart Carlson. You can get this and more of Stuart’s great work at You know, if you like the funny stuff.

    Robert Doeckel, 05/11/2010
  • Tax Bills Down, WISTAX Clams Up

    Thanks largely to the Recovery Act, the largest middle class tax cut in the history of the US, the overall tax bill for Americans’ is at its lowest level since 1950. Since...

    Robert Doeckel, 05/11/2010
  • Rove’s Latest Plot to Reclaim Power Snares Van Hollen

    Leave it to Karl Rove to blast away any doubt of the partisan motivation behind JB Van Hollen’s attempt to file suit to stop health insurance reform. Rove, former Republican Party Chair...

    Robert Doeckel, 05/05/2010
  • “Independent” Walker Blog Has Deep Ties to Walker Campaign

    Despite assurances from the anonymous blogger behind that the blog is NOT CREATED OR ENDORESED BY THE WALKER CAMPAIGN! [caps lock and emphatic exclamation point theirs], one would be hard pressed...

    Robert Doeckel, 04/25/2010
  • Visibly-Pregnant Mother Gets Called ‘Babykiller’ at Wisconsin Tea Party Rally

    For those of you unconvinced by the public relation efforts claiming the Tea Partiers have dropped their vulgar extremism, here’s something to warm your heart. Observe this video, taken by One Wisconsin...

    Robert Doeckel, 04/15/2010
  • From the Mouths of the Tea Party

    It just never ends with these folks. Weve reported time and again whats really behind the Tea Party movement ” the extremism, the hatred, the violent rhetoric, the racism, the intolerance. Now...

    Robert Doeckel, 04/12/2010
  • Stand Up for WI’s Health Care Workers – Ban Mandatory Overtime

    How would you feel if at the end of an exhausting 8-hour shift, your boss made you work another 8-hour shift, back to back? Sadly, nurses and other healthcare workers in Wisconsin...

    Robert Doeckel, 03/30/2010
  • “Young Gun,” Same Old Song

    A new study from the Citizens for Tax Justice shows just how far Ryan is willing to go to sell out the middle class for the sake of Americas richest one percent....

    Robert Doeckel, 03/09/2010
  • Take Action Today Against the UW-WPRI Right-wing Propaganda Polling Project

    When the University of Wisconsin-Madison Political Science department announced a new polling partnership with the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, one of Wisconsin’s most prominent right wing think tanks, we were immediately worried...

    Robert Doeckel, 03/08/2010
  • Reconciliation and the Nuclear Option: Whos Lying Now?

    The latest talking point to trickle down from Fox News to the rest of the GOP is that an up or down vote, also known as reconciliation, on health insurance reform in...

    Robert Doeckel, 03/04/2010
  • What Would Ayn Rand Think, Paul Ryan?

    Competition. The ubiquitous cry of rabid free-marketers, Ayn Randites and conservatives as the answer to all that ills us. Just undo regulation and UNLEASH THE POWAH of the free market and competition!...

    Robert Doeckel, 03/02/2010
  • CEOs Put Down the Champagne and Caviar to Cheer Walker’s Corporate Welfare Plan

    If theres one thing new Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce board chair Tom Howatt and his corporate cronies at WMC enjoy more than anything, its a big ole handout from the government. Take...

    Robert Doeckel, 02/22/2010
  • Ryan’s Roadmap Already Charted by Worst President Ever

    During some downtime between creating super awesome and totally relevant Ayn Rand fanboy videos and posting them on Facebook, Paul Ryan managed to find time to offer up the latest GOP lead-balloon...

    Robert Doeckel, 02/15/2010
  • “Justice” Alito Has His Own Joe Wilson Moment

    One of the more rousing cheers during the State of the Union last night came after President Obama called out the ridiculous ruling from the Supreme Court last week that threw open...

    Robert Doeckel, 01/27/2010
  • Oregon Voters Overwhelmingly Support Tax Hike on Rich, Corporations

    The failed conservative economic policies of giving endless tax breaks to corporations and the rich finally got a full-throated repudiation last night as voters in Oregon passed a tax increase on the...

    Robert Doeckel, 01/26/2010
  • When Will T-Wall Join the Rest of Us and Start Paying Taxes?

    Nine out of ten times isnt just a coincidence; its a pattern of behavior. And nine out of the last ten years, silver-spoon fed real estate developer Terrence Wall paid no state...

    Robert Doeckel, 01/24/2010
  • Intellectual Honesty Is Not Manipulating the Data

    The polling project between the UW-Madison Political Science department and the states shrillest right-wing, corporate-friendly think tank has turned out to be as suspicious as we first feared. Documents obtained by One...

    Robert Doeckel, 01/19/2010
  • That’s Debatable: MacIver’s Ideological News Service

    Here’s the latest WisOpinion “That’s Debatable” featuring One WI Now’s Executive Director, Scot Ross on the MacIver Institute’s fake news service — check it out!

    Robert Doeckel, 01/14/2010
  • 2009: The Best and Worst

    As is the tradition, a tour through the best and worst of the year. The Best The year started off on the high note that was watching the Worst President Ever leaving...

    Robert Doeckel, 12/30/2009
  • Bad Economic Fortune Telling Brought to You by WISGOP, WMC

    Wisconsin’€™s unemployment rate continues to drop, and while the economy still has a ways to go before it’€™s fully recovered from the disastrous economic policies of George W. Bush (worst President ever),...

    Robert Doeckel, 12/21/2009
  • That’s Debatable: Most Hyped Story of 2009?

    Here’s the latest WisOpinion feature ‘That’s Debatable’ in which One WI Now Executive Director Scot Ross takes on Brian Fraley from the conservative MacIver Institute. This week’s topic is the most hyped...

    Robert Doeckel, 12/16/2009
  • What to Watch for at Tonight’s Protect Wis. Vote Education Summit

    Voter rights and expanding access to the polls are the main topics of the One Wisconsin Institutes second annual Protect Wisconsins Vote Education Summit.

    Robert Doeckel, 12/14/2009
  • Garbage, Rats, Roaches and Plugged Privies

    Once again, Scott Walkers desire to score political points with his right-wing teabagger base rather than act as an effective and responsible leader leads to a black eye for Milwaukee County. A...

    Robert Doeckel, 12/13/2009
  • That’s Debatable: ACORN

    Here’s the latest WisOpinion “That’s Debatable” featuring One WI Now Executive Director Scot Ross. This week’s topic is ACORN – check it out!

    Robert Doeckel, 12/13/2009
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, and Then Don’t Plow the Roads: Walker’s Next Good Idea

    The employment outlook for Milwaukee County snowplow drivers? Like many other Milwaukee County employees, layoffs. Fully half of all the drivers in the county could be laid off in the next year...

    Robert Doeckel, 12/06/2009
  • That’s Debatable: Climate Change

    Here’s the latest WisOpinion “That’s Debatable” exchange featuring One WI Now’s Executive Director Scot Ross. This week’s topic? Climate change. Check it out!

    Robert Doeckel, 12/06/2009