Monday, July 22, 2024

Untangling the hyperbolic LIE that Dan Kelly is Somehow ‘anti-woman’


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Here we go again. Liberals are staying true to form and desperately trying to make the Supreme Court race about Abortion. Of course, this is because they have NOTHING else to offer and, as we saw in November, this approach worked for them across the country.

Yes, it’s no mystery that I was a vociferous supporter of Judge Jennifer Dorrow in the Primary. Still, I had said from the beginning, that if Kelly advanced to the general election, I had zero issues supporting him because of his SOLID record on SCOWI. Dan Kelly won, and just like Jennifer Dorow said on election night, I am fully supporting Dan Kelly’s return to the Supreme Court.

I had my concerns that while Dan Kelly is a solid Justice, he struggles on the political battlefield. He’s not a politician, which is actually an endearing quality. Unfortunately, this is a political race, hopefully, this primary win gave Kelly momentum going into the General. Unlike in past Primaries, as far as I can see, I don’t know of a single one of Dorow’s nearly 200k voters who is not supporting Dan Kelly.

Of course, this is in large part to Jennifer Dorow’s eloquent and classy concession speech on election night:

‘First off, I want to thank all those who supported me in this campaign. I will be forever grateful and humbled by the faith you placed in me. With the primary now over, I want to reiterate what I said both last night and throughout the campaign. Those of us who believe in a fair and impartial judiciary must unite behind Daniel Kelly. The very role of a judge is on the ballot on April 4th. Like Dan, I believe that anyone who comes into a courtroom deserves a judge that is fair and impartial – who has not made up his or her mind before the case even begins. But, Judge Janet Protasiewicz has already told us that she will put her thumb on the scales of justice. We can’t let her succeed. I ask all those who volunteered, contributed and voted for me to now get behind Daniel Kelly. I look forward to helping him win on April 4th.

Judge Jennifer Dorow displayed total class in that statement, and her supporters have followed. I know I have. Read every word of it, because it’s ALL true. I firmly believe Conservatives are united, but that is not enough. The Liberals have millions of dollars and are fighting hard for the middle, we must also.

The ‘perfect Conservative’ rhetoric may play well in the Conservative Echo Chamber, but will not win the middle. Credentials only go so far and people need to see more of Dan Kelly’s personal side.

Unsurprisingly, the Left IMMEDIATELY turned to their ‘tried-and-true’ method of campaigning. Every Protasiewicz ad on TV or on the radio has been desperately trying to paint the blatantly FALSE narrative that Dan Kelly is somehow anti-woman because of blah blah blah abortion rhetoric blah. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.

First of all, let’s state the obvious. Dan Kelly has FOUR daughters, a daughter-in-law, and a wife. There is absolutely no logical path where one could even begin to think he was anti-woman, just simply based on that. What’s more, having daughters myself, I would never support an anti-woman candidate.

But, you bet the Left will try, because once again, they have no original ideas whatsoever.

Indulge me for a moment while I take you on a personal journey, not with Dan Kelly the Supreme Court Justice, but with Dan Kelly the man. I bet that just triggered some social justice warriors, sorry, not sorry.

Back in 2019, one of my daughters was entering her senior year in high school and was planning on going to George Washington University in DC. Incidentally, I know I am not a biologist, but the Doctor did tell us we had a daughter. The audacity! Apparently, having inherited the ‘political bug’ from yours truly, she wanted to know if I would be willing to connect her with some leaders I know.

I reached out to Justice Kelly and asked if he would be willing to sit down with my daughter and have a conversation with her. Without hesitation, he was more than willing. A few days later, my daughter and I met Dan at a Starbucks off I94. Dan, being a busy guy with a big family and a sitting Supreme Court Justice at the time, I figured we would likely meet for a half hour or so and then head out.

What I thought would be a short meeting ended up being over three hours! Keep in mind, I was merely a ‘fly on the wall.’ I know, it’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Sitting and watching the conversation unfold between them was very fluid like they had known each other for years.

I know the scuttlebutt out there is that ‘Dan Kelly really likes to talk.’ Well, I can tell you that he listened and was genuinely interested in her questions and what she had to say. The way Dan treated her was very respectful and showed he valued her opinion. Hardly the behavior of someone who is ‘anti-woman.’

In fact, my daughter enjoyed the interaction so much, that she voted for Dan Kelly in the 2020 Spring election. Like most young people my daughter tends to lean to the left on many things, but this made Dan the exception for her.

Face it, Dan Kelly is a Constitutional Law ‘nerd’ who loves to talk about all things Constitution. While important for the base, people also need to see the human side, the citizen, and the family man. I’m writing this to peel back the judicial robes and the ‘Conservative qualification’ rhetoric to show a personal side of Dan Kelly that I witnessed first-hand.

Does any of this really matter in a Supreme Court election? YES, all of it matters. This shows the personal character that he takes the job seriously, and also takes his ‘I work for you’ mantra seriously as well. He did not owe me or my daughter a thing to invest three hours of his time, yet he did.

I challenge any Liberal elitist like Janet Protasiewicz to say they would have done the same. The fact is, they cannot. These elitist Liberals like to think they are above us ‘serfs’ and we must kiss their feet. Sadly, this also goes for many Conservatives as well. Dan Kelly is a rare breed.

If you are on the fence or in the center and you are reading this, rest assured, Dan Kelly treats the Constitutions of the US and of Wisconsin with the same respect and dignity he treats his daughters and mine as well.

Like our daughters, our Constitution needs to be respected and protected. Dan Kelly has already proven that he would do this. Janet Protasiewicz has proven she would not, and she’s never been on the high court. That alone should give one pause.

Dan Kelly has also treated important issues that have come before the Supreme Court with balance and respect, he will continue to do so. All based on the merits of the actual case. Janet Protosiewicz has already ruled before even getting the cases. Another reason for pause.

Dan Kelly is our Conservative horse in the race, but we must also know the reality. Conservatives are being massively outspent by Millions of Eric Holder and California dollars, we MUST DO BETTER! They are desperate to make this race about Abortion, an important issue, but there is so much more. If this fundraising gap continues, THE LEFT WILL CONTINUE TO CONTROL THE NARRATIVE.

We need to do this in spite of the ground game problems and in spite of the nefarious actions the Left will take to stack the election in their favor. WE MUST SHOW UP IN SUCH NUMBERS THAT WE OVERWHELM THEM!

Remember, Supreme Court candidates CANNOT ask for money, so I am asking. Make sure to donate to his campaign. If every voter who voted for Ron Johnson donated just $10, that would equate to Millions of dollars to combat the lies.

Dig into your pockets and then dig in for the battle that is already upon us. Let’s do this for all of our daughters…and sons. Finally, let’s do it for our Constitution and everything we have worked so hard for. It’s on our hands.

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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