Skip to comments.Ignore the attack ads; focus on Sheriff David Clarke's record
Posted on 08/11/2014 5:06:52 AM PDT by rellimpank
It's the way of politics these days, but pardon us if we yearn for simpler times...like when hundreds of thousands of dollars wasn't spent by outside groups on a sheriff's race in Milwaukee County.
A sheriff's race.
We've had our differences with Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., who is up for re-election on Tuesday.
As we noted in an editorial back in June, "Whether it's irresponsibly calling on citizens to arm themselves, bombastic talk-radio appearances or his intensely personal feud with County Executive Chris Abele (all the while never acknowledging his own flaws), the sheriff has repeatedly diminished himself before the public."
But Clarke was spot on in his response to the news Friday that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, had purchased $150,833 in television ads to try to defeat him. Said Clarke:
"I trust the voters. The voters can't be bought."
As is our policy, we are not recommending a candidate in this race. That's up to the voters. But we think they should do their best to ignore the noise that $155,800 in Bloomberg money can buy not to mention the cacophony that $400,000 in ads by the Greater Wisconsin Committee can buy. The GWC is spending nearly that much to air radio and television ads attacking the sheriff.
(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...
Of all elective offices within Milwaukee County, Sheriff David Clarke stands tall, as well he should. A strong defender of Second Amendment Rights, his call for private citizens to exercise their right to keep and bear arms, has done wonders for making the disreputable elements that haunt Milwaukee (as they do every urban area), as least more cautious in attempting assaults on fellow citizens, as they cannot know if they will meet resistance in the commission of some crime against person or property.
No endorsement means they’ve had enough of Clarke as sheriff.
Looks like he’s gone for now.
But may be a great candidate to run for mayor, we can only hope.
If that were true, there would be no Democrat Party and Obama would not be occupying the White House.
—amen, bro—if there I’d cross party line to vote for him—in fact, suppose I could apply for absentee status and get away with it , if so inclined—
Maybe Milwaukee talk radio will overcome the big money ads from the left. The journal is a dying source of information in the city, just bought out.
Clark has a lot of support from blacks, as he should since he is the only one showing concern for their safety. If you have friends in the county get them to vote for Clark.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel endorses Sheriff David Clarke — sort of.
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Milwaukee JS does NOT endorse Sheriff David Clarke.
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