Fraley

So Trump Picked Pence, What Does That Mean?

15 Jul , 2016  

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Does Pence make Trump more rational, less vulgar, more consistent, less authoritarian, smarter, more conservative, moral, or prepared? Nope.

 

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Speaker Ryan’s Agenda is Trumped

7 Jun , 2016  

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Today in Washington, Speaker Paul Ryan and fellow house Republicans unveiled a plan to attack poverty “at its roots.” Ryan was ready to talk about the House GOP agenda. Instead, he had to talk about….

Fraley,Public Policy,Social Media Medley

NRA Misfires with Their Unrelenting Trump Love

24 May , 2016  

NRA Letter

The NRA misfires with their unrelenting Trump Love, as they turn a blind eye to his past, and current, positions on the right to bear arms and the rights of individuals and organizations to speak out against their government..

Bad timing, National Rifle Association. I received this urgent fundraising appeal just days after you gave Donald Trump a tongue bath at the national convention in Louisville.

I understand that the NRA, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, views Hillary Clinton as an existential threat to American’s 2nd Amendment rights. I’m not shocked that they would endorse her opponent, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

For the sake of their own reputation, I would rather have held them hold his hand instead of engaging in a public display of affection that would make the most hormonal teenager go, ‘Ewww.’

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Fraley,Public Policy

How much did Wisconsin taxpayers pay to spy on (and track the movements of) citizens who didn’t break the law?

7 Jan , 2016  

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The GAB / John Doe Witch Hunt was worse than you think.

The level of domestic spying done by disgraced former special prosecutor Francis Schmitz, Milwaukee Co. DA John Chisholm, the soon-to-be-disbanded Government Accountability Board and their staffs is far more broad than previously reported.

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Fraley

GAB Sent Their Attack Dog After Me, One of Their Biggest Critics

6 Jan , 2016  

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Well, what do you know. The soon-to-be-history Government Accountability Board and their hackneyed John Doe investigation of Wisconsin conservatives had me in their sights all along.

Yesterday, my former employer let me know that disgraced former Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz sent me a letter informing me that four years of my emails, online calendar, and all documents stored in the Google Drive cloud had been seized during the John Doe witch hunt. More…

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Preview of Tonight’s GOP Debate

16 Sep , 2015  

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The Cap Times asked me for my take on tonight’s debate.

“There’s no question that August was a brutal month for the Walker campaign, but while the polling numbers have changed since the last debate, the facts here in Wisconsin have not,” said Brian Fraley, a former Republican operative who now owns the Brookfield consulting firm Edge Messaging. “Gov. Walker’s track record of walking the walk is his greatest asset and something he needs to get back to. But, let’s be clear, this isn’t a debate. It’s an 11-person televised interview, and one that will center on the novelty candidate-turned front runner.”

Their entire story is here.

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Previewing tonight’s debate…

6 Aug , 2015  

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Earlier in the week a reporter asked me a series of questions about tonight’s GOP Debate. Here is what I sent her in response…

 

Trump will consume all of the oxygen in the room, and will be rewarded with a majority of the post-debate press coverage no matter what actually happens Thursday.  With Trump in the debate, the regular expectations of debate decorum are out the window. That’s in part why the media loves Trump and gives him so much coverage. It will be interesting to see if any of the competitors try to mix it up with Walker, or if they ignore him. Trump has tried to say that Wisconsin is a mess, but his reliance on failed, generalized lefty talking points hasn’t hurt Walker. Perhaps Trump or others seize on specifics to which Walker would feel compelled to react. How he responds is important.

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This Week’s Half Hour Happy Hour

10 Apr , 2015  

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This week Nik Nelson and I preview the Wisconsin Conservative Action Conference and review the week that was. More…

Fraley

Irish? Not so much.

17 Mar , 2015  

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So, this is my first St. Patrick’s Day where I won’t be celebrating my Irish heritage.

It’s not that I have anything against St. Patrick’s Day (the second worst amateur hour drinkfest behind New Year’s eve).

It’s just that it turns out, I’m not Irish. More…

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