Look away, Dixie Land...to Wisconsin?
Really, Wisconsin Republicans - - a Southern strategy for proud Union state Wisconsin.
Nothing will turn the Wisconsin GOP into a quicker Jimmy Fallon punch line, nothing will convince college grads to head elsewhere faster, nothing will re-direct entrepreneurs to dozens of other states more abruptly than having the Wisconsin party in power, in 2014, talk up secession as a legitimate public policy plan.
Which is exactly what the upcoming GOP convention is apparently putting on the agenda.
Break away, to what, exactly? A self-financed FitzWalkerStan?
Are Wisconsin Republicans ready to give up all that National Guard and Reserves' infrastructure? Federal highway money? FAA airport tower and runway financing? Agricultural payments? University research and secondary school support, and grants that help keep every Wisconsin city up-and-running?
Is this really the New, Post-Romney Republican Party that Paul Ryan and Scott Walker think they can sell statewide, or beyond - - a weird, wacky Dixiecrat do-over without any real or rational link to Wisconsin's past?