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April 26, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Via Steve Eggleston — This is coming from the Wisconsin GOP which has an interest in trumping misdeeds by the other side. But the “other side” is the same side that fleabagged off to a Scottish Hooters rather than do their jobs, to gum up democracy and stop a bill they didn’t have the votes to stop. The “other side” also occupied the statehouse, threatened Republicans, and their union allies threatened local businesses that didn’t toe the line. So, you know, the “other side” has already shown that it’s not above much when it comes to shenanigans. And the shenanigans here are pretty bad if they’re true.

The Democrat Party of Wisconsin is using a fraudulent tactic to harass and intimidate constituents who favor recalling Democrat Senator Dave Hansen of Green Bay.

The Democratic Party has targeted for harassment people who signed recall petitions against Senator Hansen, making calls on beginning on Monday April 25th using a fake phone number and caller ID that showed up on phones as “Bay Care Aurora,” a well-known Green Bay area medical center.  Once recall supporters answered the phone, they were told they were speaking with a Democrat Party of Wisconsin operative, and were questioned about signing a petition to recall Hansen.

That’s low stuff, spoofing the phone number of a hospital to fool people into answering their phone. After all, a hospital calling may mean a family member has been injured or worse. You’ll answer that call. But a political party calling, well, most people are more likely to just dismiss that as another call to get at your cash. The Democrats are, naturally, claiming that all this is just an innocent mistake. Of course. It just happens to be a mistake that makes perfect tactical sense.

What’s being alleged here is certainly unethical and probably illegal. But then again, with the police union in the Democrats’ back pocket, they might not have much to fear on that front.

Update: Yes, they did it. Some people need to spend some time in jail.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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