Tea Party Tag Archive


  • Mentions of ‘Washington’ Equal ‘Wisconsin’ in Gov. Walker’s Election Night Speech

    Walker's eleven-minute speech mentioned Wisconsin ten times, Washington nine times and America twelve times. A stunning display that Wisconsin's Governor has already moved on to his next electoral objective.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/05/2014
  • Bradley Foundation’s WILL: Counsel for Walker’s Defense

    A right-wing “public interest” law firm and a legal expert who have raked in at least $1.75 million from the Bradley Foundation are entering the fray to try to help Gov. Walker out of his most recent legal jam.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/03/2014
  • Will Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Take Responsibility for the Company He Keeps? Doubtful.

    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke talks a lot about taking responsibility, but as is often the case with Tea Party darling Clarke, his talk is not backed up by action.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/11/2014
  • Does Milwaukee County Sheriff Support Nullification of Federal Gun Safety Laws?

    An organization that Clarke identifies with, naming him “Sheriff of the Year” in 2013 and soliciting campaign contribution on his behalf, encourages local sheriffs to ignore federal laws, like firearm regulations.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/07/2014
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Proudly Touts Support of Right-Wing Extremist on Campaign Website

    The front page of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s website prominently features a picture of a beaming Clarke receiving an award along with a glowing quote from Richard Mack.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/06/2014
  • David Clarke: Which “People’s Sheriff”?

    An analysis of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's most recent campaign finance report shows he raised over 61 percent of his campaign funds from outside of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/06/2014
  • Where Was Sheriff David Clarke the Week of Sikh Temple Shooting?

    Clarke provided One Wisconsin Now with an almost entirely redacted calendar, where 18 of 22 entries were obscured and no conclusion can be made that Clarke was actually in the state during that time period.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/30/2014
  • Right-Wing Special Interests Drop Big Bucks on TV to Prop Up Gov. Walker, Again

    With a recent poll showing Gov. Walker tied with his opponent, Walker’s right-wing allies are again taking to the airwaves to boost his sagging electoral fortunes.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/27/2014
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Is Suing Over Health Care, But Who’s Paying?

    Despite declaring he could use campaign funds to cover legal costs, a review of Johnson's campaign finance reports reveal no incurred obligations or expenditures related to the suit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/12/2014
  • Nearly 15,000 Sign Up to Tell Gov. Walker and Big Business Lobby: “Respect Wisconsin Women”

    Nearly 15,000 individuals have voiced their opposition to the anti-woman agenda of Gov. Walker and the state big business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/09/2013
  • GOP Fatcats Pick A Side in State Assembly Race

    Paid private school voucher advocate Jessie Rodriguez is the beneficiary of a windfall of over $45,600 in spending by a special interest group.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/21/2013
  • Government Shutdown Doesn’t Deter Duffy’s D.C. Cash Grab

    MADISON, Wis. — While voting to shut down the federal government it appears U.S. Representative Sean Duffy is keeping his campaign’s fundraising operation open for business. On the ninth day of the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2013
  • From Bad to Worse: Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble Calls for Cuts to Social Security in Exchange for Federal Fiscal Deal

    MADISON, Wis. — In a letter to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner dated October 8th, U.S. Representative Reid Ribble advocates for using the Tea Party driven government shutdown he has...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2013
  • Corporate Pals at WMC Drop Another $440,000 to Prop Up Gov. Walker’s Plummeting Poll Numbers

    The big business special interest lobby at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce has now bought over $800,000 in deceptive television advertisements to boost the sagging poll numbers of Gov. Scott Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/23/2013
  • Wisconsin Working Families and Middle Class Lose Big As Top GOP Legislative Leaders Flip-Flop Way to Budget Deal

    MADISON, Wis. — In his 2010 campaign, Gov. Walker signaled support for a bill to ban the legislature from voting after 10pm because, “… nothing good happens after midnight. That’s even more...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/04/2013
  • Racist Vote Suppressor Is U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s Latest ‘Victim of Government’

    Promoting someone like Ms. Engelbrecht, who organized and engaged in racially motivated voter suppression campaigns, as a victim of government is nothing short of grotesque.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/28/2013
  • #OurDumbSenator Ron Johnson Makes National ‘March Badness’ Tournament

    Johnson has been given a seventh seed in a national NCAA tournament-themed contest to determine who is the most “outrageous, radical, out of touch right-winger” of the past year.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/28/2013
  • Time Not the Only Thing Gov. Walker Is Spending in Pursuit of His National Political Ambitions

    Tucked away in Gov. Walker’s 2013-15 budget is a provision allocating nearly $11 million in taxpayer funds for an advertising campaign, overseen by his quasi-private WEDC.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/14/2013
  • Is Walker-Ryan Relationship on the Rocks?

    Ryan’s call for the repeal of ObamaCare, and Johnson’s support for legislation to defund health insurance exchanges, seem targeted to undermine Walker’s latest health care scheme

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/12/2013
  • Gov. Walker’s Misplaced Budget Priorities: Education Privatization Devastating to Public Schools

    An analysis of Gov. Walker's 2013-15 budget plan reveals a massive increase in the percentage of state taxpayer dollars going to the unaccountable private school voucher program.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/10/2013
  • Right Wing Attempting to Rewrite History of Criminal Investigation of Walker Administration

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding the announcement of the conclusion of the John Doe criminal investigation of Gov. Walker and aides and...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/28/2013
  • The Billion Dollar Question: How Big Is Budget Windfall for Gov. Walker’s Biggest Campaign Contributor?

    MADISON, Wis. — An initial analysis of Gov. Walker’s proposed income tax break in his 2013-15 budget shows, to no surprise, that the majority of the breaks go to the state’s wealthiest...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/21/2013
  • Gov. Walker Slashes Health Care for Working Families to Appease Big Biz Lobby

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding reports that Gov. Walker will announce he will reject an expansion of federal Medicaid coverage in Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/12/2013
  • Walker Meets GOP 2016 Presidential Primary Litmus Test With Health Exchange Decision, Fails Wisconsin

    Scott Walker decided that his chances for higher office in the tea party-controlled Republican Party are more important than doing his job.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/15/2012
  • Over 2,000 Sign One Wisconsin Now Petition Demanding Clear Channel Yank Racist Voter Suppression Billboards

    More than 2,000 people have signed One Wisconsin Now's petition demanding Clear Channel remove the voter suppression billboards targeting minority communities in Milwaukee.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/19/2012
  • Clear Channel Owes Public Exposure of Racist Voter Suppression Billboards’ Client

    One Wisconsin Institute joined community leaders and organizations in Milwaukee for a press conference about the dozens of voter suppression billboards, targeting communities of color.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/14/2012
  • Romney-Ryan: Millionaires Before the Middle Class

    The Romney-Ryan vision for American is the next generations being virtual indentured servants to student loan debt.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/10/2012
  • Republican National Committee Funding in Voter ID Lawsuit Uncovered in Investigation of One Wisconsin Now Ethics Complaint

    RNC chair Reince Priebus has returned to Wisconsin to write the next chapter in his longstanding crusade to prevent people who vote against Republicans from exercising their right to vote.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/26/2012
  • Latest GOP Deception Highlights Failure to Prove Need for Voter Suppression Laws

    Gov. Scott Walker and his allies have enacted new laws to keep people from voting and it's long past time their undemocratic scheme is called out for the voter suppression scheme it is.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/04/2011
  • Herman Cain’s Koch Connection

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Koch brothers backing of Herman Cain, whose candidacy is oddly successful for someone without a fully formed campaign operation.

    MSNBC, 10/24/2011
  • In Her Own Extreme Words: Some of the Worst ‘Stuff Simac Says’

    MADISON, Wis. — Tea Party fanatic Kim Simac has continually refused to talk to the media about her record of tax avoidance and her out-of-touch viewpoints. Many of these controversial statements, some...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/10/2011
  • Koch’s Americans for Prosperity Adds $90,000 in Wausau TV to ‘Save Walker’s Senate’ Scheme

    The Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity had added another near-$100,000 television buy on Wausau television to its scheme to try and save Gov. Scott Walker’s Senate majority.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/01/2011
  • Once Again, Americans for Prosperity Center of Mailing Allegations About Voter Suppression

    New allegations of potential voter suppression surrounding a questionable absentee mailing by the Koch Brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity are an eerie reminder of a thwarted-2010 voter caging scheme uncovered by One Wisconsin Now.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Launches Website: ‘Stuff Simac Says’

    MADISON, Wis. — The controversial, extremist and out of touch statements made by Tea Party fanatic Kim Simac are now catalogued and being added to daily at One Wisconsin Now’s website: http://www.onewisconsinnow.org/blog/2011/07/kim-simacs-disappearing-act.html....

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/28/2011
  • Simac Soulmate Tom Tiffany Has Paid Zero in State Income Taxes for Last Four Years

    Tom Tiffany has paid no state income taxes for the past four years, despite having a business, property and business clients.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/27/2011
  • Wisconsin Right to Life Calls Warrant Immediate Investigation

    MADISON, Wis. — Contrary to claims made by a top official with Wisconsin Right to Life, automated calls made to an untold number of Wisconsin homes in the days leading up to...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/12/2011
  • Paul Ryan’s Koch-Fueled Weekend

    MADISON, Wis. — U.S. House Republican Budget Chair Paul Ryan of Janesville traveled to a secret California fundraising junket this past weekend run by billionaires Charles and David Koch, the major financers...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/02/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Priebus Election

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair Reince Priebus’ election as chair of the Republican National Committee. “When voter...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/13/2011
  • GAB Complaint Filed Over RGA Mailing With Incorrect Voter Information; Van Hollen Asked to Investigate

    A formal complaint with the state Government Accountability Board was filed yesterday by the recipient of an absentee ballot application sent by the Washington, DC-based Republican Governors Association.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/26/2010
  • One Wisconsin Now Encourages Voters To ‘Turn Off The Hate. Get Out The Vote’

    One Wisconsin Now is out with a new web ad encouraging people to counteract the voting enthusiasm coming from Tea Party groups, and Republicans by heading to the polls.

    Huffington Post, 10/21/2010
  • Ron Johnson’s PACUR LLC Pays Zero State Income Taxes, But Makes $5,000 Contribution to Republican Governors Association

    Ron Johnson's PACUR LLC made a $5,000 contribution to the Republican Governors Association, despite the fact it has paid no state income taxes from 1997 to 2008.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/17/2010
  • 1,500 Petitions Call for Van Hollen Investigation of RPW-Americans for Prosperity-Tea Party Vote Caging

    JB Van Hollen has a simple choice: investigate these credible allegations of voter suppression, or cowtow to his allies in the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/05/2010
  • When Will Reince Priebus Answer Voter Suppression Questions?

    MADISON, Wis. — Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair Reince Priebus refuses to acknowledge the RPW’s involvement in a possibly-illegal voter suppression plot, despite the RPW’s Chief Counsel’s signature and name on documents...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/22/2010
  • Voter Caging Target: UW-Milwaukee Dormitory, 95 Percent of Ward Votes From Sandburg Hall

    MADISON, Wis. — Despite firm denials by Tim Dake, leader of Wisconsin’s Tea Party organizations, the voter caging plot between the Tea Party, Americans for Prosperity and the Republican Party of Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/21/2010
  • Tea Party-RPW Emails From Last Week Show Voter Suppression Effort On-Going

    MADISON, Wis. — Despite denials from participants, a voter suppression plan by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity-WI and the state’s leading Tea Party organizations is still active, and as...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/20/2010
  • One Wisconsin Now Exposes Voter Suppression Plans Between Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity, Tea Party Groups

    MADISON, Wis. — 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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/19/2010
  • Ron Johnson Tax Numbers Don’t Add Up

    Since Ron Johnson is already trying to hide the true nature of his wealth from the people of Wisconsin, this raises serious questions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/27/2010
  • Scott Walker Flip Flops on Immigration; Remains Firm in Refusal to Explain How to Pay for $2 Billion Tax Giveaway to Rich, Big Business

    Scott Walker's pandering flip flop on the racist Arizona immigration law has One Wisconsin Now asking whether a similar strategy could get him to answer the question he has refused to answer.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2010