I have had the pleasure of spending most of my life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a city with pride but can be divisive, especially in regards to relations between Blacks (capital B) and whites (small W).
Since he began his 15-year tenure as County Sheriff in 2002, David A. Clarke has won the respect of many citizens with viewpoints suggesting residents take it upon themselves to heed their Second Amendment rights and keep firearms on standby at home.
Along with former Phoenix, Arizona sheriff Joseph Arpaio, no one is more outspoken. As Clarke says on the front page of his americassherriff.com website, “If you are looking for compromise, you have come to the wrong place. I say what I mean, and I mean what I say.”
Clarke had been on fire recently, as he is most weeks. Those of you still in withdrawal from Donald J. Trump’s ouster Twitter ban might want to check the @SherriffClarke account before that is taken down in the name of cancel culture and denying free speech.
A synopsis of recent viewpoints in a recent three-day period, some language changed to adhere to family audiences.
In response to Susan Collins “let’s move on” speech on the Senate Floor:
On the Colonial Pipeline:
“(President) Biden washed his hands of any responsibility to get involved and used federal resources (ransom) to get them back on line. He said it was a private sector issue. Now that it is back up without his help, he will take credit for it.” (5:55 p.m., May 12, 461 likes)
On continued rhetoric from Dr. Anthony Fauci and other pandemic virtue signalers:
“We do not need government’s permission to take the FACE DIAPER off. That is the problem. Just take the damn thing off. The more who do the more that will join in.” (3:20 p.m. May 12, 707 likes)
Clarke is a big fan of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, not so much for Liz Cheney and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
“@RepLizCheney just go away We don’t want to hear you anymore. Your colleagues dumped you. You are carrying water for Bill Kristol and his old boys club. The GOP needs a facelift.” (9:51 a.m., May 12, 868 likes)
A response from a tweet made by Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers, a dig California Governor Gavin Newsom could relate to:
“The left does not have any rules. They make (fecal matter) up as they go along to fit their desired objective. It is the “do as I say, not as I do” crowd” (3:59 p.m., May 14, 367 likes)
A callout against GOP leader Kevin McCarthy:
“Unbelievable. (California Representative Eric) Swalwell wasn’t worthy of an ethics investigation but this is? This is how Dems circle their wagons around their own. Why isn’t that wimp Kevin McCarthy defending (Marjorie Taylor Greene). Tired of wuss GOP men in Congress. (9:59 p.m., May 13, 1,700 likes)
All of this in just three days. There have been statements in the past taken down by social media. On March 16, Twitter took down what they termed a reckless post. where Clarke suggested people flood bars and restaurants and take to the streets to end the hysteria.
Not too different than what Tucker Carlson says nightly on Fox News.
In 2018 Clarke was briefly blocked after he called for the media to 'taste their own blood'
Clarke is a regular on Newmax , a featured speaker at CPAC and supports Steve Bannon. Some say he goes too far but it is refreshing to hear those who speak out, many in Milwaukee continue to have his back.