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24
Jul
2016

playbook-bjnWhy do politicians keep behaving the way they do when it’s clear it only makes many dislike them? They stick with what they know, the handbook provided by consultants, handlers and party bosses.


ALTOONA, WI - Most people hate politics and don’t hide how little they think of your average politician. Makes you wonder why politicians keep behaving the way they do when it’s clear it only makes people dislike them more. Maybe it’s because they don’t know any other way to behave. They’ve been operating out of a well-worn playbook for so long that they know all the plays by heart. So they stick with what they know.

Most of the plays in the playbook have at least three things in common. They are decades old or older. They are expensive. And they work like a charm, if the goals are to alienate the general public and cripple democracy.

The first page in both parties’ playbook is nonstop fundraising. It’s the favorite play because it makes so many other plays possible. It’s why politicians see you and me as nothing more than ATMs.

The playbook then says spend heavily on paid media. Television, radio, direct mail advertising, online ads. This is political gospel. The conventional wisdom is looking less and less wise, however, when you consider that public trust in advertising has been falling. This trend is sure to continue in the future because young Millennials are especially distrustful of advertising.

Written by Mike McCabe, Blue Jean Nation   
 
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23
Jul
2016

healthWalker rubber stamped Aetna - Humana merger. At stake are over 3,000 Wisconsin jobs that could face outsourcing and affordability of health insurance.

Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Robert Kraig   
 
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23
Jul
2016

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Longtime Walker ally in conservative political causes against worker rights and for manufacturers will replace retiring Justice David Prosser at the end of July.

Written by GBP Staff   
 
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