And I got a response.
Then, yesterday, I mentioned that one prominent supporter of Gov. Patsy's was trying hard to put in place a tax plan in Illinois whereby taxes would be increased regressively on the poor and middle class and some of those tax proceeds would be diverted to provided income for a billionaire sports team owner.
And I got a response to THAT, too!
Let's compare the responses and see what each side's supporters are like, shall we? This'll be fun!
First, here's an anonymous response comment to my own letter to Scott Walker; one commenter posted:
Very nice letter. i truly understand. i am one of those overpaid state employees pulling in 28k after 11 years.
I stuck with it to provide insurance for my daughters seeing their father abandoned us fir his drug problem. I've woken up at 4am for all these years and put in 40 +hrs a week...so I could be home in time for them to get off the bus...no daycare expenses.
all these years I have not needed help....do to Walker I have had to apply for a food card, energy assistance And I qualify to have my daughters covered by Badgercare.
I don't know how to verify that. It's just a post on the Internet, after all, and the person didn't provide her name or identifying information (perhaps rightfully, given that a professor who posted stories about ALEC saw his emails demanded and a government worker was fired for an email that protested the Voter ID policy .)
But that comment was a lot nicer and more thoughtful than the few anonymous ones that took me to task over my Dear Scott Walker letter. Here are the three comments that preceded the government worker's letter:
I especially like that the WIunion opponent who posted first and began by noting that the post was too long for him (?) to bother reading. Remember when I commented on the many interesting ways "conservatives" think these days? This is another rule of "Conservative" "Thought": if your post is too long, it's certainly wrong!
Anonymous said... TLDR Version: We are WIunion, and we are a bucket of failure.
Anonymous said... Anonymous posts are cowardly. That's why I stand with criminal defense fund Governor.
Anonymous said... wiunion morons are moronic
But that maybe is just because "conservatives" don't want to be confronted with facts and ideas and stuff and junk, as was demonstrated by "Conservative" "Thinker" Natasha Lazzeroni.
Natasha, who is (according to her Twitter bio) a "small town country girl" who follows @scottkwalker, and yesterday was one of the people on Twitter whom I asked to comment on whether they supported Gov. Patsy's support by a billionaire who wants to use tax money to line his pocket. Specifically, what I asked was this:
@natashakay What does Walker think about donor's plans to raise taxes and pocket some of the money? #recall
I had picked Natashakay off the list of publicly-available followers of Scott Walker. Seems fair to me to say You follow Scott Walker and support him, why don't I ask you about some of his positions?
Natashakay didn't think so. She responded to me:
It's true. Natashakay didn't ask my opinion. She only went publicly on the Internet and supported Scott K Walker and made public comments about him and his policies and her support for them.
So I followed up with a second tweet to her:
So your opinion,
@natashakay, is that it's ok to take campaign $ from a billionaire who wants to raise taxes to fund his business?
But remember: Natashakay did not ask my opinion. So maybe I was out of line in asking her opinion, and maybe I deserved this:
My favorite... of that second set... so far, was everyone who thinks people who argue with you... etc etc. I mean, I'm always happy to have people swear at me for asking them a political question after they've gone public with their political views, but I especially appreciate being blocked by people who want to express a political viewpoint but never ever ever have it challenged.
I, unlike Natashakay, don't hate it when people tell me who I should or shouldn't vote for. Which is what Natashakay was not doing when she tweeted this:
No, no, not the whiskey girl one. The one where Natashakay says We all stand with... Scott K. Walker.
Don't you hate it when you get exposed as a hypocrite who wants to express unchallenged political opinions? Some people hate that almost as much as they hate religion. Right, Natashakay?
Don't get the idea that Natashakay, simple country girl who loves huntin' and fishin' and Scott K Walker is just going around bashing only religion, grandmas, and Camero (sic) owners, though: she takes on the secular humanists of the world, too:
That hurts. That really hurts. "Recall Santa Clause?" What'd Tim Allen ever do to you, Natasha Kay?
Plus, I don't mean to bring up a sore point here, but you kinda told me who I should vote for and I thought we agreed we hated that.
Anyway, there is a snapshot of the people who are for Gov. Patsy or against them.
In this corner, an anonymous government worker who's been getting up at 4 a.m. every day for years and now has to rely on food stamps to make ends meet.
And in this corner, a Camero-hatin', Santa-Clause-recallin', whiskey girl. Choose your sides!