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Wisc. Democrat Fired for Hateful Tweeting

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-By Warner Todd Huston

This week a Wisconsin Democrat Party staffer named Graeme Zielinski was removed as the party spokesman after he compared Governor Scott Walker to serial killer Jeffery Dahmer in one of his many Tweets. Along with being removed as spokesman he had his Twitter privileges taken away.

Zielinski was attacked almost immediately from people on all sides of the political aisle after his ignorant Tweet and in short order he deleted the offensive postings. But it wasn’t enough for Party bigwigs who felt his days as spokesman were over.

Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that party bosses and Zielinski “agreed” that he should be removed from his position.

Zielinski is apparently being kept on as a “media adviser,” though. This is still a paid party position.

The former spokesman had quite a history of trash talking, hatemongering, and generally acting like a jerk on Twitter, according to Bice. So this was a long time coming.

“It’s a culmination of stuff,” a party insider said.

Of course, if this guy had been a Republican, he’d have been fired after one incident not after years of abusive actions. It just goes to show the difference between the two parties. Republicans clearly have higher standards.

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's, and all Breitbart News' other sites,,, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.