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By rpdchost on 7/17/2014 8:47 AM

(Madison) – The Republican Party of Dane County (RPDC) is deeply troubled by multiple aspects of the situation that has unfolded on our southern border, but which the Obama administration is now doing its utmost to share with states throughout the nation, in many cases surreptitiously.

Let us be immediately clear: We do not lack compassion. We are not xenophobes. We are in no way anti-immigration. Rather, we see the profound damage that illegal immigration causes to all parties involved, not least to illegal immigrants themselves—many of whom, in the current crisis, are children being wrongly used as pawns in a policy war. 

By rpdchost on 10/15/2013 8:29 AM
While the President barricades veterans in Washington, Madison rolls out the red carpet to ‘Meet & Greet’ a domestic terrorist.  The Wisconsin Book Festival is welcoming domestic terrorist Bill Ayers to Madison for two events this Thursday, October 17th.    The festival, hosted by the Madison Public Library, is promoting him as a victim of defamation by the conservative media.  By his own admission, Mr. Ayers assisted in bombing the New York City Police Department in 1970, the United States Capitol in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972.  These are the facts.  This is not defamation.  Mr. Ayers is not the victim.
By rpdchost on 10/1/2013 12:09 PM

This morning Wisconsinites got their first opportunity to sign up for Obamacare on Healthcare.gov.  Unsurprisingly, they were greeted with messages like ‘The System is down’, ‘Please wait’, or ‘Your account couldn’t be created at this time.’  Wisconsin, welcome to government run healthcare.

By rpdchost on 9/23/2013 1:11 PM
Although it is over a year now since the attack on Americans in Benghazi, important questions remain and we expect our representatives, regardless of their party affiliation, in Congress to do their duty in investigating the attack to the fullest extent possible.  On Thursday, 2013 September 19, Dane County’s Representative Mark Pocan (WI 2nd CD) walked out of a hearing on the Benghazi consulate attack. Mr. Peter Theron, candidate for Congress in 2008 and current Republican Party of Dane County (RPDC) Executive Committee member, expressed his shock at this outrageous behavior last Friday.  
By rpdchost on 6/19/2013 1:19 PM
Tuesday evening the Madison City Council voted down Mayor Soglin’s plan to stifle free speech in Madison.  While it’s unfathomable why the Mayor would introduce this at the same time we’re witnessing multiple assaults on our civil liberties from multiple Federal agencies, the Republican Party of Dane County still applauds the final vote from the City Council. 
By rpdchost on 5/17/2013 12:56 PM
At the risk of incurring our own IRS audit, the Republican Party of Dane County stands firmly with Governor Walker in calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS for the agency’s admitted practice of unfairly scrutinizing legitimate organizations.  Furthermore, we also strongly oppose any attempt to institute a similar litmus test here in the City of Madison.
By rpdchost on 5/7/2013 5:15 AM
The Republican Party of Dane County received a prestigious Wisconsin Award at the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s annual state convention this past weekend.  The Wisconsin Award is one of the highest awards a county party can receive from the state party.  Growing membership, participating in local parades and festivals, and regularly holding forums on current issues are just a few of the activities Dane County Republicans did to qualify for this award. 
By rpdchost on 2/27/2012 10:05 AM
For Immediate Release: Contact: Jeff Waksman- jeff@danegop.org  

February 28, 2012

Democrat Party Gubernatorial nominee-to-be Kathleen Falk has been under conservative fire recently for signing a pledge that, as Governor, she will veto any budget that doesn't return complete control of Wisconsin's schools to labor unions. The Republican Party of Dane County is outraged by this criticism of Ms. Falk and her union fealty.

Conservative attacks, particularly those launched by Republicans, have been blatantly hypocritical. For example, WEAC created a health insurance company called WEA Trust, then forced Wisconsin schools to use it and pay additional costs of tens of millions of dollars statewide each year without raising service levels. Aren't Republicans supposed to support entrepreneurship and profits?

The real question is why WEAC hasn't branched into additional sectors. Maybe they could open up a food catering...
By rpdchost on 9/13/2011 9:47 PM
Panic spread across the UW-Madison campus on Monday night.  Vice Provost Damon A. Williams sent out a frantic campus-wide message about a vague “troubling communication… that involves a threat”.  He called an “urgent meeting” at the “last minute” to determine a University-wide response.  The response came swiftly on Tuesday morning:

Vice Provost Lori Berquam declared the attack on the University “aggressive and right wing”.  Vice Provost Williams spoke to the Daily Cardinal “with tears in his eyes”, telling them “I was so upset that our students are going to have to wake up this morning and deal with this.” The University leadership has agreed on a top-to-bottom united fight against this existential threat, including sit-ins, drum circles and potentially fleeing to Illinois again.  The threat?

Apparently the Admissions Department is made up of a bunch of racists.

The Center for Equal Opportunity is asking the University to stop using race in admissions. They simply want to stop the process...
By rpdchost on 9/6/2011 10:16 PM
The Republican Party of Dane County (RPDC) typically does not endorse pre-primary, but never have we felt stronger about a candidate than about Tammy Baldwin.

Having held her Congressional seat for 12 years, Rep. Baldwin hasn’t initiated a single noteworthy bill that ultimately passed, but nobody likes an over-achiever!  Besides, we know she’s involved in lots of other important things in Washington, like membership in key Congressional caucuses, including the Congressional Wine Caucus, the Congressional Fitness Caucus, the Congressional Soccer Caucus and the Congressional Bike Caucus.

If Wisconsin voters have sent one message this past 12 months it’s that they want representatives to put their own interests aside and vote for whatever the DNC and AFL-CIO tell them to.  And there’s no more reliable vote than Tammy Baldwin, who’s voted with Democrats 97% of the time.

Tammy Baldwin voted against the debt limit deal last month that didn’t cut any real government spending because it didn’t hike...
By rpdchost on 8/10/2011 8:47 PM
Celebrations spread around the state of Wisconsin last night after voters stood up to Big Labor and delivered yet another great victory for the Badger State.  The Republican Party of Dane County is particularly proud to have helped deliver a victory for Sen. Luther Olsen, having adopted his campaign after learning that he was down in the polls last month.  Volunteers from all over the state worked tirelessly to provide the come-from-behind-victory for Senator Olsen, with a big assist from Dane County Republicans who traveled north to help knock on doors, drop literature and make phone calls.

Big Labor has tried everything in their arsenal to overturn last November’s results.  They ordered the Democrats in the State Senate to flee the state, then financed a mob attack on the Wisconsin Capitol.  They subsequently fired everything they could at Judge David Prosser, even wrongly accusing him of defending pedophiles.  They lost again.  More recently, they appear to have fabricated a violent incident between Justice Prosser and Justice Ann Bradley, which they have yet to substantiate.  And now they’ve tried recall elections, pouring tens of millions of dollars from all over the country.  Yet last night’s elections demonstrate that Big Labor has failed again.  It is now clear that Republicans will retain the majority in the State Senate, regardless of what happens next week.

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By rpdchost on 4/27/2011 7:42 AM
On April 6th, 2011, with JoAnne Kloppenburg leading David Prosser by a little over 200 votes in the race for State Supreme Court and many votes still to count, she nonetheless declared victory: “Wisconsin voters have spoken.” Leading left wing blog Daily Kos declared that with the cost of a recount likely to be “well over one million dollars”, if Prosser “cares about wasting taxpayer money” he wouldn’t ask for a recount, or should “shell out the costs himself.”

With all the votes counted, David Prosser now leads by 7,316 votes, more than 25 times higher than the largest statewide deficit overcome by any candidate in any recount in the past 30 years (Christine Gregoire: 261 votes in the 2004 Washington Gubernatorial election).  Everybody knows that there’s no way Kloppenburg can win the recount.  Yet Democrats are still demanding a recount just in the hope that they can tie the election up long enough that Justice Prosser will have to temporarily give up his seat on the court until the issue is finally resolved.

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