Hard choices

To the Editor,

Recently a letter was published in several local newspapers complimenting Senator Leibham. It was a good supportive letter until she changed direction and began making baseless, unsubstantiated statements about Senator Glenn Grothman who is also running for the 6th district congressional seat vacated by Rep. Tom Petri.

The writer claims Glenn has pushed people away from the conservative side by being an “ideologue” but gives no examples to back her claim. Maybe she expects our new congress- man to reach across the aisle and compromise our principles. If Glenn had wanted the Congress to remain status quo, he would have stood with Leibham and allowed Congressman Petri another uncontested term.

When you take a serious look at the candidates you will find they are both conservative. However, a few years back, Joe Leibham would not run against Petri when many people asked him to do so. It was not until Glenn pushed Petri into retirement that Joe abandoned the 9th district race and jumped into the fray. Senator Grothman, on the other hand, knew that our conservative principles were being consistently compromised in Congress and decided to do something about it.

Who would you rather have represent you in Congress? Will you vote for someone who has proven he is not afraid of making the hard choices (popular or not) or someone who would not challenge the status quo while waiting for the baton to be passed down to him from Tom Petri?

I will be voting for Glenn Grothman on August 12, 2014 for the 6th district Congress. If you wish to know more about Glenn Grothman’s past successes and his ambitions please visit www.glenngrothman.com.

Judi Pool

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Dumb things said or done by
Submitted by dpatric2@gmail.com on Wed, 2014-07-02 20:44.
Dumb things said or done by Senator Glen Grothman… He sponsored legislation that repealed the state's Equal Pay Enforcement Act and has said that women don't need equal pay because money is more important to men. Grothman has said that the demise of the family can be laid at the doorstep of women. "There's been a huge change over the last 30 years and a lot of that change has been the choice of women…we should educate women that this is a mistake." Further, Grothman advises that "the Left and the social welfare establishment want children born out of wedlock because they are far more likely to be dependent on the government." Fought for a seven-day work week. Proposed a bill that would have considered single parenthood "a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect." Argued that public employees should have to work on Martin Luther King Day. He said Kwanzaa is a fake holiday that "almost no black people today care about"…Governor Walker even commented that Grothman's choice to release a contentious statement on Kwanzaa "just doesn't make any sense" and suggested he shift his focus back to politics. He restricted voting in large cities because they often increase early voting hours while small towns can’t, as they do not have enough workers to open on the weekends for early voting and Grothman said this about giving voters more of a chance to vote…“We can have some of these ones that are completely out of control, doing maybe 80 hours a week, we can rein them in.” He has said that Planned Parenthood is "the most racist organization” in the nation and has a tradition of "not liking people who are not white." Has said that unwanted pregnancies are the fault of the mothers, and that many mothers lie about the circumstances of their pregnancies. "I think a lot of women are adopting the single motherhood lifestyle because the government creates a situation in which it is almost preferred.” AND ON AND ON…THIS GUY IS GOING TO RUN FOR CONGRESS!!!??? WE ALREADY HAVE RON JOHNSON…DO WE NEED ANOTHER ONE!!!??? BUT REALLY…WE HAVE THREE POOR CHOICES ON THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY BALLOT… Leibham and Grothman are career politicians who along with Stroebel walked in step with Walker’s extreme polices and voted for flawed legislation that has divided Wisconsin. They are ideologues who do not collaborate or find compromises that can solve problems…instead they did not represent ALL of their constituents and contributed to the deep polarization and divisiveness. Congress is held in low regard by most citizens because of the extreme partisanship that has caused the same kind of divisiveness we have in Wisconsin. Why would we want to send any one of these guys to Washington and continue the “same ole, same ole!?” They are not like Congressman Petri…a moderate who tried to work with both sides of the aisle to deal with the real issues facing this country? The Democrat Mark Harris and Libertarian Douglas “Gus” Fahrendorf also should be considered to see, if elected, would work to change how Congress functions. If Leibham, Grothman, and Sroebel end up being the only Republican primary candidates, it will be a race to the conservative extremist bottom in the 6th Congressional District. With the way the district's party has been voting on things like no-confidence votes for good Republican legislators like Kestell and Schultz and consideration of succession from the United States, one has to wonder what independent voters and Republican casual voters think…they tended to vote for the moderate Republican. Maybe the Democratic candidate in the November election will be the only choice for them!?
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