State Rep. Josh Zepnick
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Rep. Zepnick Says Ald. Donovan Owes Milwaukee an Apology

"I I hope Bob Donovan does the right thing and stands with the rest of Milwaukee who do not want a public infrastructure debate going into the toilet of racial and fear-mongering tactics."

By - Jan 27th, 2015 01:02 pm

Represenative Zepnick, who represents a large portion of the 8th Aldermanic District, also was shocked at how the streetcar referendum leaders stepped into racial and absurd claims of violent crime on transit lines downtown.  “Alderman Bob Donovan has one the most ethnically diverse communities in Milwaukee…I know, because I represent them in the State Capitol.  A large and growing Latino community, a strong Southeast Asian, Indian, Pakistani population as well as African-American constituents and many others who work hard and pay taxes.”

Zepnick added that Donovan should have signed the letter of rebuke regarding the hurtful and irresponsible comments from Alderman Joe Dudzik.  Donovan has linked with right-wing, out of state interest groups, whose political agenda involves smearing Democrats and helping spread their elitist economic agenda through tactics that in other states including references that slavery in America was not such a bad deal for Blacks, anti-gay vitriol and attacking Muslims.

“Donovan, who is trying to stretch out a 25 year debate and turn the clock backwards on Milwaukee’s infrastructure, has complained of elitism.  He should take a look at who is funding Americans for Prosperity and how their agenda is funded by a conservative elite who make hundreds of millions of dollars, and yet complain about everything government and push for tax cuts to the wealthy and polluting our environment.  AFP policies are designed to do harm to the very people Donovan represents, by cutting off people’s right to economic fairness or open and honest government representation,” said Zepnick.

“I was taught that it is never too late to do the right thing.  I hope Bob Donovan does the right thing and stands with the rest of Milwaukee who do not want a public infrastructure debate going into the toilet of racial and fear-mongering tactics.  He owes Milwaukee and BOTH his white and non-white constituents a major apology,” added Zepnick.

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6 thoughts on “Rep. Zepnick Says Ald. Donovan Owes Milwaukee an Apology”

  1. smh says:

    Soblemen’s too. They’ve been hosting these little fear mongering rallies and they’ve not even come close to condemning the comments of Dudzik.

    Someone should ask their owner his thoughts on Father Groppi. Let’s show the real battle at hand!

  2. Frank Galvan says:

    Well said; Bob Donovan reduced to the size of an ant!
    PS: I noticed that Sobelman’s had a Bush Chaney sign up in their restaurant years ago. I left and haven’t been back. Vote for whomever you want to but why put that sign up in your restaurant? It’s essentially telling people that you’re so partisan that you don’t even want to serve Democrats.

  3. Donovan got “Dirty Money” from the KOCH BROTHERS to ramp up Fear and Racism. There’s no room in Milwaukee for Hate-Mongering. RECALL DONVAN!

  4. CK James says:

    Sound bite Bob’s life revolves around reading his name in the headlines. He wastes time spewing divisive drivel for the sake of seeing himself on the local news. What will Bob’s next wild goose chase be? … A caustic campaign to bring back separate drinking fountains, (or bubblers), for blacks and whites??

    He SHOULD devote more of that energy to making a difference in his community by organizing or promoting events with charity organizations, etc. Instead of relentless ranting and raving to stir up controversy, how about serving as an inspiring voice to rally support and public participation in civic improvement projects?

    Bob needs to put away his pessimistic blow horn once in awhile, and recover from the chronic condition that plagues his personality – known as extreme narcissism. Otherwise, Dono should put his money where his mouth is and run for mayor.

  5. mygreendoor says:

    Um, CK James…Donovan announced his candidacy for mayor months ago.

    Which shows that your comments are coming from someone who clearly doesn’t get all the facts before shooting their mouth off.

  6. CK James says:

    Mygreen: You are right about me not being aware Bob the Knob announced his candidacy- i recently moved just outside of the tv/radio market but i still follow most of the civic news.
    The essence of my initial post still ring true. Furthermore, the fact that Donovan IS running for mayor and yet continues to remain stubbornly stuck arguing moot points and slinging mud on THIS issue…is proof that his priorities are out of order.

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