John Nolte at Big Government writes:
As is the case with any important election, events are happening fast as we approach the final weekend prior to the crucial Tuesday April 5 vote that will ultimately decide the future of Wisconsin for a generation to come. In one corner, you have sitting State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, a reliable 4-to3 tie-breaking vote in favor of judicial restraint. In the other corner, Joanne Kloppenburg, a die-hard lefty with zero judicial experience who has all but promised the state’s thuggish public unions that she will be their firewall in stopping Governor Walker’s reforms via judicial fiat.
We all know Democrats and public unions plays dirty. That’s not the question. The question is only how dirty, and in their bid to get Kloppenburg on the court, they played it as dirty as anyone can — going so far as to exploit a victim of sexual abuse.
You can watch the offensive ad at Big Government.
Now the victim speaks out in an ad for Justice Prosser:
Video via Breitbart TV.
UPDATE: Merryfield’s more in depth statement to the media about the ad, here.
I can’t think of anything slimier than accusing someone with enabling pedophilia, knowing it’s a false charge, but doing it anyway for raw political power. This is how Democrats operate. Just when you think they can’t get any lower….they come out and surprise you with something like this.
The Prosser/Kloppenburg race is much closer than it should be because of such underhanded tactics. Hopefully this ad will help.
A woman who would allow such a vile lie to stand, smearing a good man’s name, while exploiting the victims of a crime a second time, has no business sitting on the bench. All Wisconsinites should know that, whether pro-union, or not.
For TBogg’s readers, who despite this powerful evidence to the contrary, are trying to argue in the comments that Prosser is NAMBLA’s choice:
This is the story on which the Kloppenburg ad is basing its smear:
When Prosser was a district attorney, a Catholic priest was accused of improperly touching two boys in their home — running his hand across their chests, but nothing more. Creepy, yes, but probably not prosecutable. With no more evidence than that to go on, with one witness refusing to testify, and with the family not keen on sending its young children to the witness stand in a case in which it would be practically impossible to prove a serious crime had been committed, Prosser, with the family’s agreement, declined to file charges. He reported the incident to the diocese and asked that the priest be removed. Long after Prosser was out of office — 14 years, in fact — further accusations against the priest came to light: accusations of which the prosecutor had known, and could have known, nothing. For this, the union-backed Greater Wisconsin Committee accuses him of conspiring to protect pedophiles from justice. That is a shameful libel — even Politifact, generally hostile to Republicans, gave the claim a low rating on its Truth-O-Meter.
Even the boys in the case denounced the ad as the exploitative fraud it is, and one averred that he’d vote for Prosser. But what is the suffering of exploited children when there are union dues on the line?
By the way TBogg readers. I would love to hear your thoughts on the union extortion that’s going on in Wisconsin. Not that it isn’t fascinating enough to watch people twist themselves into pretzels defending an obvious smear – I’m morbidly curious about what the lunatic left would say in defense of union bullying of Wisconsin businesses.