Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nine Wisconsin GOP/Tea Party Legislators Go Over The Cliff

There's been an outbreak of Obama derangement syndrome in Wisconsin political circles.

The call by nine Wisconsin legislators for the arrest of federal government officials if they implement the health-care marketplace "exchange" designed to help Wisconsin residents find health insurance is nothing short of a mass Thelma-and-Louise-or-Jonestown political move:

Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) is one of the nine from Wisconsin who told the Campaign for Liberty he would back legislation to arrest federal officials who took steps to implement Obamacare in Wisconsin. He said he believes the health care law is unconstitutional, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that the passes constitutional muster....

In addition to Kapenga, those listed as supporting the Campaign for Liberty's positions are Sen. Mary Lazich of New Berlin; Reps. Don Pridemore of Hartford; Erik Severson of Star Prairie; Tom Larson of Colfax; Scott Krug of Wisconsin Rapids; and three Republicans elected for the first time last week who will be sworn in early next year - Rob Hutton of Brookfield, Mark Born of Beaver Dam and Dave Murphy of Greenville.

It's one thing to grieve the outcome of an election.

It's another to way overstep your role, the federal system, and the Constitution - - and in the process stir up voters and constituencies who look to leaders for good information and rational conduct.

Gov. Walker needs to rein in this faction of his party - - not just for internal control and party credibility - - but for statewide civility and reputation, lest Wisconsin get lumped in with other states where secession is the wacky story of the day.

And where moochers reside in large numbers.


Anonymous said...

not quite like thelma and louise. thelma and louise quite emphatically demonstrated that they were against rapists.

Anonymous said...

Then, would it have been seen just as wackey for democrats fleeing Wisconsin to prevent a vote? Nobody reigned in their party back then.

Anonymous said...

and the problem is?

enoughalready said...

Redistricting in Wisconsin cannot come soon enough.

Gareth said...

The Tea Party will be much more effective if it establishes it's own caucus, so that noodle-backs like Vos can't stifle their freedom agenda.