The watchdogs at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel care very deeply about identifying what restaurants have cockroaches.
Do they care that the Republican Party of Wisconsin is seeking to suppress the African American vote for the fourth straight election cycle?
That remains unclear.
Despite the claims of a leading Wisconsin teabagger -- seconded by the haplessly clueless Patrick McIlerhan -- an effort to suppress the African American vote in Milwaukee in the upcoming election is alive and well. We know this thanks to the hardworking folks at One Wisconsin Now, not the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Hey JS -- if people tell you that they're not planning on doing something -- and then it turns out they actually are -- that just might be a story! It's even worse than Charlene Hardin smoking in a non-smoking hotel room! Or, I dunno, Lena Taylor pulling the "do you know who I am" card with the cops!
The wholly gullible Patrick McIlheran (does he care he was lied to? Or will he accept it like a good soldier?) says:
Want to know what it was? The Journal Sentinel did, so it asked. And the tea partier answered: “He said his group had planned to turn over any questionable voters or evidence of voter fraud to district attorneys for them to evaluate.”
Actually, as the knowingly dishonest Patrick McIlheran knows, this is only half the story. The teabaggers were -- are? -- planning to send their paunchily angry legions to voting spots across the state to challenge voters they deemed suspicious.
What would this look like? Probably like 2004, when Republican operatives created havoc at the polls, mounting specious challenges without penalty and misdirecting voters.
Indeed, in 2006 the Brawler recalls watching a big, loud, obnoxious white guy witlessly challenging and intimidating African American voters at Washington High School, relentlessly getting in peoples faces until finally the cops were called in. So far as I can recall this episode was reported exclusively on black radio.
Moreover, in 2004, the RPW sought to purge voters from the rolls based on a wildly inaccurate database.
Imagine if, I don't know, Lee Holloway tried to do the same to Waukesha County. Maybe the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel would deem that worthy of a deep investigative piece.