Sunday, July 14, 2024

The Crossroads Ahead, will we take the road to the Left or will WE make the RIGHT decision?


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The 2022 Midterms could go down in as a watershed moment in history, with the most potential seismic shift since the 1994 Gingrich revolution that thrust the Republicans back into control of Congress for the first time in 40 years at the time. 

In Wisconsin, that last watershed moment was in 2010, when we did the unexpected; with maps that favored the Democrats, we flipped the completely blue state RED.  Scott Walker became Governor, Ron Johnson took out a three-term Democrat incumbent in the US Senate, and the GOP took over the majority in both houses of the Legislature. The 2010 wave was a clear rejection of President Obama’s policies across the country. 

For eight years, the Republicans controlled the legislature and the executive branch. With that, we enacted many reforms that lead to prosperity in Wisconsin. We saw things like property tax reductions, a favorable business climate, low unemployment, neutering the power of public employee unions, concealed carry, voter ID, prevailing wage, right to work, and many other positive things. Wisconsin truly was ‘open for business.’

Wisconsin helped to elect President Donald Trump, the first Republican President Wisconsin had elected since Ronald Reagan in 1984. We also re-elected Senator Ron Johnson and continue to hold and expand the GOP legislative majorities to this day. 

Economically, things were great in Wisconsin and across the nation. Conservative policies were unquestionably proven to work.

Then came 2018. Our side got complacent, outsmarted, and Tony Evers/Mandela Barnes, and Josh Kaul were able to squeak in and take the Governor’s mansion and the Attorney General’s office. This setback all but ended our ability to continue to advance the conservative agenda across Wisconsin.  Sure, Republicans continued to push for important reforms, and Tony Evers signed a few of them, but he vetoed more bills in one term than any Governor in history.  

Clearly, the ‘WOKE’ Extremist wing of the Democrat Party was now in control of the most powerful offices in Wisconsin.

While they barely won, hardly a mandate, they were able to weave a path of extremist destruction that Wisconsin had NEVER seen.

Enter the ‘pandemic.’

Under the ‘leadership’ of the Tony Evers/Mandella Barnes regime, we saw the most obscene government overreach since the Democrats sent Japanese Americans to camps during WWII. Evers/Barnes used Covid-19 for political gain. All under the guise of “FLATENNING THE CURVE.” By the way, has it been 15 days yet? Asking for a friend.

Lockdowns, mask mandates, the government determining who was ‘essential’ or not, and business owners facing arrest if they chose to remain open, were the norm for this rogue administration. Tony Evers even shut down churches, at a time when they were needed the most. You cannot convince me this was not by design. Sadly, there was no way to appeal these decisions other than to fight them in court.  Local small businesses got crushed while many global businesses flourished. 

Tony Evers’ reaction to the virus was much more detrimental than the virus itself. Drug and alcohol addiction skyrocketed; domestic abuse was up; depression was up; suicides were up; crime went up, and the answer to all of this was extraordinary government spending which led to 40-year high inflation.  

But you know what went down during all of this? Your 401K, student test scores, support for law enforcement, and your very way of life. 

In short, the Evers/Barnes Administration’s efforts to ‘prevent more deaths’, succeeded in literally killing the American way of life for Wisconsinites.

We all know this was a deliberate crashing of the economy in an effort to get the ‘evil Orange Man’ out of office. Donald Trump could have declared Oxygen as the cure for COVID-19 and Tony Evers would have immediately held his breath. Yes, Evers made Wisconsin suffer because he went along with the national Democrat strategy to politicize COVID-19 for political gain.

But wait, there’s more!

Under Tony Evers’ ‘leadership’ since 2008, schools have been failing and the ‘WOKE’ Liberal agenda has been creeping in. The so-called Education Governor has presided over the largest decline in public education in a generation, and the poor and minority students have suffered the most. Evers’ answer is just ‘spend more money’ on schools – the same answer he has had for the past 16 years.  What do they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? 

We are seeing the ‘WOKE’ agenda goals, like all the tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the extremist indoctrination of hyper-sexualized education inserted into the state-mandated curriculum. Yes, telling white kids they are automatically racist, introducing 3rd graders to vibrators and anal sex, or allowing 7-year-olds to begin ‘transitioning.’ All without parental consent.

What’s more, if a parent was brave enough to speak up against the indoctrination of our kids, they were told to stop or face prosecution as a ‘Domestic Terrorist’ by the Gestapo, the US Department of Homeland Security.  Our WOKE Attorney General, Josh Kaul, agreed and did nothing to defend Wisconsin parents.

They did ALL this damage while we had the Republican-controlled Legislature as a firewall. I dare not imagine how much worse it would have been. Thank God the GOP and other groups challenged the Evers’ extreme and unlawful lockdowns in court and won. 

Imagine if Evers gets another four years. Scary! Remember, being governor is powerful, including replacing vacancies on the supreme court. Evers is dangerous!

I can write a novel about the failures of Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes, and Josh Kaul, and let’s not forget, Joe Biden, but I do not want to depress you further. Instead, I’m here to tell you, there’s hope for the future! And it’s in our hands to make it a reality.

On Tuesday, we have the honor of re-electing Senator Ron Johnson, he will help take the Senate out of Kamala’s hands. Unfortunately, this is only half the equation. That alone does not continue us on the RIGHT path. We need to Elect Tim Michels, Eric Toney, and the rest of the ticket.

While all the races are important, the race for Governor trumps them all (Pardon the pun). We simply cannot restart and advance the conservative agenda without a GOP governor.  It’s that simple.  Tim Michels has become an excellent candidate and there is no question he is a strong conservative. The strength of Tim Michels’ candidacy will help across the ballot.

We have had many cycles through our lives where we were mostly voting against someone, rather than voting for someone. Clearly, what I wrote above alone, should be more than enough motivation to VOTE AGAINST TONY EVERS. But, isn’t it great we actually have a solid candidate to VOTE FOR?

In fact, we have seen the emergence of a full-fledged TIM MICHELS MOVEMENT. I had recently discussed how Tim has grown as a candidate, but what I have seen in the past several weeks is nothing short of an energized movement. 

The atmosphere at campaign stops across the state is simply ELECTRIC, and it’s contagious. I have attended several campaign events and the number of new faces is through the roof. The other day at a Waukesha campaign event, I met a Democrat Teamster Union Member who is voting Republican across the board for the first time. Why? Because of Tim Michels. 

We have also seen this in polling as of late. Tim Michels has the momentum. The latest Trafalgar Group Poll has Michels at 50%, while Evers has not shown ANY movement in months. He’s still stuck at 48%. This pattern is consistent among MOST polls. 

Recently, it looks like Evers, or someone, launched a last-minute notice to patriots across the state telling them Michels was a ‘RINO’ and they should vote for Joan Beglinger.  Too bad everyone already knows Beglinger wholeheartedly and unapologetically endorsed Michels months ago, because she knows he will do the job to turn the state around. Nice try.

The Real Clear Politics Poll Average has Michels slightly ahead. In 2018 they had Evers slightly ahead. When taking the historical 4% or so under-polling of Republicans into account, the RCP average shows Michels with an even higher lead. 

That being said, DON’T GET COCKY! None of this becomes a reality IF WE DO NOT SHOW UP in less than 36 hours and VOTE!

Remember, 2018 and 2020 were hardly watershed elections in Wisconsin. I argue that Wisconsin is less purple than people think and becoming more of a shade of light red.

I am confident that 2018 was nothing but a statistical anomaly. The Democrats played games with things like adding Pot Referenda in Milwaukee and Madison to get Evers and Kaul some extra ‘pot head’ votes. I bet they feel duped because Pot is still illegal. Sorry, not sorry. EVERS AND KAUL BARELY SQUEAKED IN. 

Then we have the 2020 election. The Democrats literally removed ALL Biden opposition from the ballot, illegally allowed mail-in ballots to skirt Voter ID, illegally added drop boxes to skirt Voter ID, illegally changed all the rules for ‘curing’ ballots, and ‘indefinitely confined’ rules to skirt Voter ID. And even with all that nefarious activity, Biden STILL BARELY SQUEAKED in.

In a nutshell, they barely won in 2018 and 2020 by stacking the deck. How they won, why they won, it doesn’t matter at this juncture. What matters is that we ALL get back into the fight! Do not let them use fear and deception, or let others use childishness, in order to deflate you to get you to stay home or skip a line on the ballot.

As I have said before, we sweep all the races or we fail. We must make the RIGHT decision and show up in such overwhelming numbers that nothing the Democrats try to slight the system will work; just like we did in the Recall of 2012 or the 2016 Election. 

So, here we are at that crossroads. This is our chance to prove that continuing on the RIGHT road is the only path to economic prosperity, cutting crime, and saving our kids from an extremist agenda. It’s that simple, we show up or we fail. It’s literally in our hands. 

I dare say, let’s Make Wisconsin Great again!

Paris Procopis
If Paris is in a room filled with people, you will usually see him front and center talking and laughing with everyone. His effervescent, outgoing personality brings a refreshing change to the sometimes hostile political world. He takes advantage of his private sector relationship management and comedy improv experience to easily engage any size audience, from individuals to thousands. He has always had a passion for all things political and the world around us, and brings a unique and sometimes humorous, perspective. He has been involved in everything from working on individual campaigns to organizing large political rally's. While Paris is a solid Conservative, he takes the time to understand opposing viewpoints. He lives by the mantra, ‘Do not try to change the minds of others as someone else will easily change it back. Just simply state the facts and they may change their own mind, if that happens, you may have an ally for life.’

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