To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
Yesterday incumbent Sheriff David Clarke, of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, won the Democratic primary, 52-48%. There being no Republican on the November ballot, Sheriff Clarke is almost certain to win re-election. The race attracted national attention last week when Michael Bloomberg put $150,000 into the campaign against Sheriff Clarke–more than the total combined campaign spending by Sheriff Clarke and his primary opponent Chris Moews. While 100% of precincts have reported, Moews has not conceded. There are 6,000 absentee ballots yet to be counted, but since Clarke has a lead of about 4,700 votes, it seems virtually impossible for Moews to prevail. Sheriff Clarke has served since 2002, and his law enforcement career began in 1978. He is a member of the Legal Affairs Committee of the National Sheriffs Association, and also belongs to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
Sheriff Clarke has urged Milwaukee citizens to arm themselves for lawful self-defense.
Yes the classic line from Conan the Barbarian the make up the title and lede constitutes gloating, but there is nothing at all wrong with celebrating a victory over a despicable foe.
Michael Bloomberg’s deep pockets have not helped any the candidates that he’s supported in high-profile elections. His candidates lost in both Colorado recall elections, and he has almost certainly lost again in the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s election.
These continual defeats can’t help Bloomberg politically, no matter the depth of his wallet. He’s being an albatross around the necks of candidates that he’s chosen to support, even indirectly.
By all means, Mr. Bloomberg, keep pushing your sick dream to strip the rights of law-abiding American citizens. You’re doing a wonderful job galvanizing the pro-gun base.