We have reached an unbearably absurd point in the COVID-19 damaged Wisconsin political environment -
which continues to draw the wrong kind of national attention:
And look at the case growth in smaller, rural Wisconsin counties - Kewaunee, Forest, Pierce, Grant and others - which are far from big population centers.
Yet after months of personal, family, and community suffering enabled by the right-wing Supreme Court majority and their Republican legislative allies' intentional abandonment of accountability:
* COVID-19 hospitalizations have hit a record level:
Wisconsin breaks record for coronavirus hospitalizations
* And the same GOP legislators who walked away from any COVID-19 policy-making actions are again opposing a Gov. Evers' order requiring some public mask-wearing mandates while urging the Legislature they adjourned months ago (while still collecting paychecks) to finally reconvene - but only to block the Evers' disease-preventing masking order after earlier faked a pledge of cooperation and never offering a pandemic-prevention plan:
This takes the Grover Norquist wish for a government small enough to drown in a bathtub to a lower level by throwing more citizens, their bank accounts, hospital resources and respect for at-risk frontline medical personnel who deserve far better into the toxic tub.
And thanks to the WI GOP's 'do-all-harm' COVID-19 obstruction, what is lamentable true today was also true May thanks to the same conservative cohort of the complicit: