By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — Incumbent Russell Antonio Goodwin Sr. didn’t get enough votes to win back his seat on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. So he did what any good unhinged liberal does these days: he called on his supporters to protest at the winner’s home and her place of work.
And prominent Milwaukee-area Democrats seem to be just fine with that.
Goodwin lost a write-in campaign for the Milwaukee County District 18 seat to conservative and former supervisor Deanna Alexander, according to unofficial results from last week’s election. Goodwin won the seat in 2020 when Alexander did not seek re-election. But the incumbent didn’t get enough nomination signatures to get on last week’s ballot. He then joined Alexander and several others as write-in candidates.
Alexander won with 640 votes to Goodwin’s 446.
Not happy, the liberal loser called on his backers to make life hard on Alexander.
Goodwin says he doesn’t feel like a sore loser.
“If you’re a politician, you’re a public person. People protested at all the houses. People protested at Tom Barrett’s house. They protested all over the place,” he told Fox6 News’ Jason Calvi.
Alexander feels differently.
“I feel unsafe that he has asked for people to be emotionally aggressive to me and my family, to come to where I keep my children,” she told the news outlet. “And to go to my workplace. This is uncalled-for and it’s hostile, and it does not respect the democratic process.”
Democrats like to talk about the democratic process, mainly how Republicans are trying to destroy it. But they’re best at practicing the politics of personal destruction, particularly when they lose.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) urged Trump haters to harass his aides in public.
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters told her supporters.
A year ago, Waters called on protesters in Minneapolis to “stay on the street” and “get more confrontational” if a jury acquitted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
Harassing, intimidating, inciting riots. It’s all fair game in the far left’s political playbook.
In Goodwin’s case, once again, Democrats are silent on his calls for supporters to take his vendetta against Alexander to her home and workplace.
“The Democrat Party has the audacity to lecture the rest of us on decorum and decency while they engage in the worst kind of uncivilized behavior. To engage in this kind of threatening behavior and to attempt to intimidate a mother of four and her family because she had the nerve to run for office and win, is simply beyond any form of decency,” said state Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls).
Brandtjen asked state Sen. Chris Larson and Rep. Jonathan Brostoff, Milwaukee Democrats quick to attack conservatives, why they had said nothing about Goodwin’s harassment campaign.
“Are they ok with this type of behavior? Should women be afraid to run for office in Milwaukee? Russell Goodwin should be ashamed of himself, and those who are silent should be ashamed as well,” Brandtjen said.
Alexander released a statement Wednesday calling Goodwin’s actions “unfortunate and wholly inappropriate.”
“It sounds like Supervisor Goodwin doesn’t believe in the democratic process and thinks that elections can be overturned just because he doesn’t like the outcome,” she said. “We don’t protest at people’s homes – especially a foster home – over something as silly as his discontent with my clear and wide support in this win.”