Wisconsin democracy is taking a cumulative beating at the hands of power-hungry Republicans imitating Scott Walker's imperious style while implementing a new state motto:
Sit down, shut up, go away, dry up.
* Wisconsin GOP State Senate President Mike Ellis had a 'sit down, you're out of order' tantrum that went viral last week.
* GOP Legislators drafted the original version of the controversial open pit iron ore mining bill in secret - - much as they had written their legally-deficient, gerrymandering redistricting plan, too - - and were arrogant enough to make it known they intentionally kept the Bad River Ojibwe Band away from the table even though the Ojibwe hold treaty-protected land and water rights, live closely downstream from the mine and need clean water to grow wild rice that has defined and sustained its culture.
'You're out of order. Sit down,' and when it comes to your favorite trout stream or swimming hole, 'dry up.'
Also posted at Purple Wisconsin.