Sunday, July 5, 2015

Vicki McKenna to punish large Bernie Sanders crowd: We should move State Capitol.

93.7's Sly, where you can hear the whole podcast at Slys Office, must have driven off the road when he heard this ridiculous threat on the radio.

Conservative banshee Vicki McKenna had a message for Madison liberals; We will disconnect Madison, the state Capitol and "center of Wisconsin government," as a way to punish the 10,000 liberal voters who turned out to see their presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. How dare they!

As surreal as that might seem, and a blatant violation of the 1st Amendment to boot, getting back at liberals by moving the seat of government is actual talk show fodder. She might say it was just a tongue and cheek comment, but who would get an idea like that in the first place?

Don't forget, Republicans are now going to allow "outside" bids for state office building locations, which could send government off to every corner of the state. They say it gives the boonies a chance to have a say in government and get some of those elitist public jobs too.

More than anything, McKenna demonstrates just how conservatives think; punish and discourage dissenters, belittle protesters, marginalize Democrats, all the while claiming to support the Constitution and our God given freedoms. Happy 4th folks, here's the audio:


lufthase said...

Part of a much larger pattern, for WIGOP punishment is more important than actually solving problems.
Best is example is probably UW. For 25 yrs Steve Nass has been saying (not a direct quote), "Tuition is too high, and higher ed is inaccessible to average WI student, so... let's slash state funding, eliminate programs, close campuses, and make life miserable for faculty." Each of these things makes the aforementioned problems worse, but he gets off on punishment. And Nass's position has gradually been adopted by the rest of the WIGOP.

Democurmudgeon said...

I wish it were this obvious to everyone else, because they're certainly not trying to hide anything. The "no solutions" party has only two tools, tax cuts and whining. Resentment and punishment works, and it is so off the charts now...