One of the four GOP senators, Pam Galloway has resigned. Among the reasons she cited as stepping down was family members who are ill.
But there's more to the story that isn't getting coverage by the "Lapdog Media". Galloway had been on the receiving end of harassing e-mails from a AFSCME union leader (Media Trackers).
E-mails sent to Media Trackers (click here) from a grassroots activist reveal Spiegelhoff regularly harassing Pam Galloway for various positions that she has adopted. In dozens of e-mails sent between May 2011 and February 2012, Spiegelhoff threatens, harasses, and attempts to intimidate Galloway while berating her for votes that she cast in the state Senate. An e-mail sent on August 2011 has Spiegelhoff calling Galloway a “pig” after she was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio.
Calling her service in the Senate “a reign of terror” and characterizing her work as “immoral,” Speigelhoff cast himself as a leader of the recall effort declaring “I am actively working against you.” Numerous e-mails contained threatening subject lines such as “we are coming for you,” and “here we come.” Another e-mail twice contained the threat, “stay home, Pam,” something that could be interpreted as chauvinistic.
In August and September of 2011, weeks before the recall petition period could begin for an attempted Galloway recall, Spiegelhoff adopted the line that Galloway should resign instead of face a recall attempt. “I wish elections were right now so you could be thrown out of office. Do the middle class a favor-resign,” one message concluded. “You overreached and you will pay the political price for it,” another intimidating message reads. The harassment concluded with Spiegelhoff demanding that Galloway “[r]epent and beg forgiveness. . . .”
Side note: Spiegelhoff doesn't even live in Galloway's district.
Now, can you imagine if Galloway had been a liberal Democrat, and Spiegelhoff had been a Tea Party member? The media would not just be portraying this as proof of how "violent" the tea party is, but that there is a "war on women" by Republicans.
But liberals can attack Republican women like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Pam Galloway and others, and their media lapdogs just look the other way and "ho-hum" it.
And you wonder why defending Rush Limbaugh is important? Because this is the modern day Left, employing thuggish, Brownshirt tactics of intimidation when they lose either at the ballot box or the intellectual argument.