After oh, so many years of Tommy Thompson giving away the store to big corporate interests, what we have now is giving it away to a different set of interests. Bringing a majority into the Wisconsin legislature, the Democrats have had a marvelous opportunity to save the state from the horrors of Tommy Thompson's giveaways, and to re-establish the stable, responsible government of past Democratic majorities. Instead they dropped the ball badly, and sold out to special interests and parochial segments of the state.
Governor Doyle is worse than no help. Wisconsin voters elected the wrong Democrat.
What we need are brave, intelligent, and honest Democrats and Republicans to serve Wisconsin. Instead we have weak, unintelligent, self-serving, and pitiful "leaders" in Madison. Corporations and big business even buys the Wisconsin Supreme Court today. Straightening past sell-outs at the the national and state levels will require special talent and even altruism. Altruism is now anathema in politics. Elected officials today are low-level and selfish. Altruism has always been uncomfortable for elected officials, but now it seems like a distant dream that may have occured in the long ago. We may have a man who knows and follows some altruistic principles in Barack Obama, but we do not have it in the Democrats in the legislature nor in Governor Doyle.
Shame on them, and shame on us, the voters!
"There are always too many Democratic congressmen, and too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen." -Laurence J. Peter
"There are some politicians who, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries for dinner." -H.L. Mencken