Dailytakes On Air,Fraley

Perspective on Reince Out as White House Chief of Staff

31 Jul , 2017  

John Mercure of 620-WTMJ radio reached out to me to get my thoughts on President Trump letting Reince Priebus go as Chief of Staff, replacing him with retired General (and Homeland Security Secretary) John Kelly.

Listen to the segment starting at 12:00.

 

, , ,

Dailytakes On Air,Fraley

My Take on the New Marquette Law Poll Out Today

28 Jun , 2017  

WTMJ radio’s Steve Scaffidi and Erik Bilstad invited me on their show this afternoon to talk about the new Marquette Law poll. Some take aways for me, despite the heat in the GOP budget debate, people still feel like the state is going in the right direction rather than on the wrong track. On the national scene it’s clear the GOP has a messaging problem (I’m looking at you healthcare bill.) The poll shows it hasn’t done a good job explaining the benefits of the reform long or short term.

Click here to listen to the whole segment.

Dailytakes On Air,Edge Messaging,Fraley

The Wheelercast 6/26/17

26 Jun , 2017  

Dark stores. Zero-based accounting. Budget stalemate. Despite these ominous sounding topics, this episode of The Wheelercast was upbeat and (as always) informative. Gwyn Guenther of The Wheeler Report brings you the latest from the State Capitol in Madison.

, ,

Dailytakes On Air,Edge Messaging,Fraley,Podcast

The Wheelercast, Episode #2

19 Jun , 2017  

Intra-party discord is a new thing in Madison, right? Actually, no, it’s not. We look into the Wheeler archives for details.

We also look ahead to potential Joint Finance Committee action this week and we pay special tribute to two important Capitol players.

The Wheeler Report’s Gwyn Guenther and I talk about this and more in this week’s Wheelercast.

 

, ,

Dailytakes On Air,Edge Messaging,Fraley,Podcast

Check Out Our New Podcast With The Wheeler Report’s Gwyn Guenther

12 Jun , 2017  

Have state budget negotiations broken down? Can the Assembly and Senate get on the same page this week? This month? The Wheeler Report’s Gwyn Guenther and I discuss in this inaugural episode of the Wheelercast.

, ,

Dailytakes On Air

Sunday Insight: The Penultimate Show

12 Dec , 2016  

For a decade I’ve been a regular panelist on Sunday Insight with Charlie Sykes. The show’s final episode airs Sunday, but this past week, the panel discussed the Trump cabinet selections, the fate of Wisconsin’s transportation budget and more.
You can watch the full episode here.

,

Dailytakes On Air

Sunday Insight: 2016 Election Wrap Up

14 Nov , 2016  

I had the pleasure of joining the panel over the weekend on Charlie Sykes’ Sunday Insight on Today’s TMJ-4 in Milwaukee.

Click here to watch the latest episode.

, ,

Dailytakes On Air,Podcast

Podcast: Last Minute Fundraising Appeals

31 Oct , 2016  

It’s likely your email in box is stuffed with last-minute political fundraising appeals.

In today’s podcast we examine 11th hour fundraising. Is it a scam or can campaigns actually spend money right up until Election Day…

Campaigns and Elections,Dailytakes On Air

The Week in Review

28 Oct , 2016  

Clinton’s and Trump’s paths to 270 electoral votes.

Wikileaks and Bill Clinton, Inc.

Russ Feingold’s arrogance.

Does Senator Johnson have a chance?

News from the state legislative races.

Trump’s short and long-term impact on the GOP.

I discussed all this and more today on the RightWisconsin Week in Review with Charlie Sykes (and Kevin Binversie) on AM 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee.

Listen, here:

 

, , , , ,

Dailytakes On Air

They Did What I Said They’d Do

19 Oct , 2016  

A little over a week ago Fox 6 Milwaukee asked me why Donald Trump was coming back to Wisconsin when he was down seven points:

“Well he can’t win. But this isn’t about winning. This is about coming to Wisconsin and thumb his nose at Paul Ryan,” said Brian Fraley,  a Republican strategist who is a Ryan supporter and has been outspoken against Trump.

Sure enough the other night at Trump’s rally in Green Bay, supporters chanted “Paul Ryan Sucks!” while Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair Brad Courtney stood on stage flustered. Courtney later put out a statement reaffirming the party’s support of Ryan.  As I have said before, picking a fight with the most popular elected Republican in Wisconsin is just one of the thousands of stupid things Trump has done in the last six months.

Last night Fox 6 ran another story and wanted my take on where this puts the speaker now and for the future.

“There has to be tremendous anguish going on there, and a lot of conflict,” said Brian Fraley, GOP strategist. Fraley, a Ryan supporter who is outspoken against Trump, says the speaker is in a tough spot.

“When you have this kind of cult of personality, where does someone that’s an ideological thought leader and a proven conservative like Paul Ryan — how does he work with that?” Fraley said.

Paul Ryan hasn’t commented on the chants but numerous Wisconsin conservatives spoke out in support of him including the governor. You can watch the full Fox 6 story here.

, ,