In its Wednesday email to the faithful, Wisconsin Club for Growth includes this line:
State Senator Glenn Grothmann (R-West Bend) is seeking cosponsors for a mild reform requiring circulators of recall petitions to provide a notarized statement verifying their identity, and stating that they personally gathered the signatures on the petition."Mild reform?"
Think about the language; why the need to qualify and downplay the "reform" as "mild?"
Could it be that the Club is trying to disguise the impact of the "reform" [sic], since adding any impediment to the recall process would be at odds with a long-standing right written into the Wisconsin State constitution?
And by the way, remember how Scott Walker sold his so-called budget-repair bill, the one that also removed nearly all collective bargaining rights from public employees? After refusing to negotiate?
He said it contained "modest, modest" proposals.
Two modests! There's your tip-off.
As in, "I really, really liked that meatloaf."
And how the time he told a Congressional hearing his union-stripping approach was "progressive?"
Forced on public employees and their unions, without negotiations.
When you take things away that have been around for more than 50 years, and do it as a one-sided power play, I believe the correct work is "regressive," especially in the state that gave the country the Progressive Party, magazine, movement, etc.
When these conservative politicians and advocacy groups speak, you have to look behind the words.