Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Racist Ferguson email also received by key, ex-Walker aide


Hey, did you hear the one about the dogs?

One of Walker's trusted operatives did.

Seems that a senior aide during her stint in the Milwaukee Courthouse office on then-County Executive Walker's staff a few years ago was hanging out online with the same sort of bigot who had access to the official computers in racially-troubled Ferguson, Missouri.

Oh, these people with time on their hands to play with public resources online are so funny.

I'd noted the presence of a couple of racist emails found received by then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker's #2 staffer on a computer in his office suite, including this one, with a photo, to which which the staffer responded, "Hilarious:"
"This morning I went to sign my Dogs up for welfare. At first the lady said, 'Dogs are not eligible to draw welfare'," the email, first reported by Buzzfeed, read. "So I expla ned [sic] to her that my Dogs are mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can't speak English and have no frigging clue who the r [sic] Daddys are. They expect me to feed them, provide them with housing and medical care, and feel guilty because they are dogs."
The Walker staffer, former Deputy Chief of Staff Kathy Rindfleisch, has been found guilty of misconduct in office for doing political work on public time for Walker and other GOP candidates and campaigns.

Rindfleisch, a long-time GOP operative in Wisconsin, traveled with Walker to a fund-raiser out-of-state after her arrest and resignation from Walker's staff.

Turns out this is one of the very emails which US Justice Department investigators found in official City of Ferguson, MO email accounts and cited as proof that the city discriminated illegally against its African-American citizens, The Washington Post reports:
An e-mail described a man seeking to obtain “welfare” for his dogs because they are “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddies are.”


Anonymous said...

Walker and his friends just call it like they see it. Don't think its right? Then don't vote for him.


Dammit, Jesus said we should kill the poor and that gubbermint's only valid purpose was for politicians to use to incite hate and racism.

Sue said...

Is she the one who said no one cares about crazy people, after someone died at the Milwaukee Mental Health Complex? I can't keep them all straight, it's probably time for a spreadsheet or scorecard or something.

James Rowen said...

Sue - - Yes.