Its not enough for liberal Democrats at the IRS to prevent conservatives from organizing politically in the first place. Now, in the Badger State they use criminal prosecution, home and office searches and subpoenas to intimidate:
In Wisconsin, dozens of conservative groups and allies of Gov. Scott Walker are undergoing political intimidation from the left at the hands of a special prosecutor.
Subpoenas have been issued demanding correspondence and donor information of right-leaning organizations and individuals and raids have been conducted resulting in law enforcement officers taking computers and files in a secret investigation, according to reports.
“In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders,” the Wall Street Journal writes.
It continues, “Copies of two subpoenas we’ve seen demand ‘all memoranda, email . . . correspondence, and communications’ both internally and between the subpoena target and some 29 conservative groups, including Wisconsin and national nonprofits, political vendors and party committees. The groups include the League of American Voters, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Americans for Prosperity—Wisconsin, American Crossroads, the Republican Governors Association, Friends of Scott Walker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin.”
Read it all here and given the name of his new book, we suspect Governor walker is not intimidated:
Reminders of how Democrats went after Scooter Libby for revenge against President George W. Bush for daring to win re-election. And how Democrats generally deem it a crime for Republicans to beat them in elections, on votes in the legislatures, and especially, or so it seems, when recalls pushed by labor unions are rebuffed by the voters.
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson