A Wedge Issue is really a simple concept. It is simply something that corrupt political parties use to drive voters to the polls and to squeeze money out of it's members. I first became aware of this when I, in one of the dumbest acts possible, subscribed to the National Review.
For some crazy reason everybody and their brother with some sort of charity or "Conservative Narrative" to sell was clogging my poor little mailbox with their solicitations. (NR went and sold my address. Just another reason for that rag to die.) Most notably was the Republican Party and it endless series of "Voter Surveys."
You might of seen these darn things. So serious looking. Asking for you valued opinion (and $15 for processing) so the Party can better respond to the needs of the electorate. After a while I realized what was going on.
THE WHOLE THING WAS A SCAM AND THEY DON'T GIVE A RAT'S AS ABOUT MY OPINION. THEY ONLY WANT MY MONEY!
To which I properly responded:
That's the story with a lot of these things. It's nothing more then a scam. The Jerks in DC know that all they have to do is whip up the old Abortion, 2nd Amendment, IRS, or Benghazi drum and us clods who know no better will pull the right lever in November. Democrats do this as well. It's one of the reasons for such Partisan Gridlock, both sides make a shit-ton of money using the issue de jour in contributions.
All of this bring me to the issue of Abortion and the Wisconsin Primary. After a little digging from your's truly, I had discovered that the Wisconsin Right To Life Victory Fund is only four days old.
If you take a look at the FEC Expenditure reports, you will find that it is nothing more then pro Ted Cruz puff pieces. That this "organisation" has had most of it's funding deriving from OUTSIDE Wisconsin! All of it's expenditures, since it's founding 3 days ago, have been expressly for the support of Ted Cruz despite all three candidates being Pro-Life.
Talk about Astro-Turf!
(It should also be noted that this "organisation" never said anything about Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney. Both of whom respectfully used taxpayer money to fund the murder of children i.e. Planned Parenthood.)