This time in Milwaukee, the money juggernaut that is Michael Bloomberg failed to buy a primary election for his anti gun candidate for Sheriff. In the Democratic primary for Sheriff of Milwaukee county pro gun incumbent Sheriff David Clarke had to fight off not only his challenger but also Bloomberg with a carpet bag full of $150,000.
That was the amount that Bloomberg spent to try and defeat Sheriff Clarke. That amount is also more than Clarke and his opponent Chris Moews spent combined on their own campaigns.
Fortunately the voters of Milwaukee County would not be bamboozled by the big city huckster and his money and Clarke won his primary by a margin of 52-48. He runs unopposed in November and as such has all but assured that he will continue to proudly and justly serve the people of Milwaukee.
I am a little surprised that the vote was even that close. But then again, in this “new” America it seems that 48% of people don’t want to take responsibility for their own lives. I’m of course referring to the 2013 Public Service Ad that Sheriff Clarke put out that stated the following:
“I’m Sheriff David Clarke and I want to talk to you about something personal: Your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport. I need you in the game. But are you ready? With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. … Consider taking a certified safety course in handling of firearms, so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”
I don’t know about you but that sounds like the best Sheriff ever. And his logic is so honest and refreshing that I am sure a number of coddled and pampered residents took umbrage at the thought that the government wouldn’t/can’t solve all their problems immediately.