Can someone explain this to me: In the major media, a Democratic spending bill is bad until it is approved by the fiscally conservative Republicans. Even though the Republicans ushered in a world wide economic collapse with laissez faire capitalism, deregulation and an ownership society for the upper 2 percent of Americans, we still need their stamp of approval? Why? The same is true for Supreme Court Justices.
In one of the most blatant admissions of conservative elitism and partisan politics, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Judge Randy Koschnick doesn't seem to recognize the stark hypocrisy of his "my s**t don't stink but yours does" commentary. On Upfront with Mike Gousha, Koschnick is clear: "I'm a judicial conservative." Pretty partisan stuff, isn't it? Can you imagine his opponent, Justice Shirley Abrahamson, coming out and saying, "I'm a liberal Justice?" We'd never hear the end of it.
It's apparent that Koschnick does not understand why we have the three branches of government. Out of the three, the Judicial keeps in check the Legislative branch from passing laws that are unconstitutional. And it's a citizen who is usually challenging a laws fairness, as defined by the Constitution. So it would be suicide to say, as Koschnick does, "I believe Justices on the Supreme Court...should apply the Constitution the way that its written, and that we give deference to the Legislature when they pass a statute, rather than looking for ways to over turn that statute ... leave legislating to the legislature."
To add insult to injury, Koschnick deliberately mispronounces Abra-ham-son as A-bram-son. What else can you say, except he's an arrogant jerk.
UPDATE March 11, 2009 According to the Capital Times;
Remember John McCain's pal "Joe the Plumber," the Ohio Republican who challenged Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on tax issues and then started showing up at rallies for Republicans McCain and Sarah Palin?
Well, Joe came to Wisconsin on Saturday for a "Defending the American Dream -- Wisconsin Summit" organized by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity.Joining Joe, whose real name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, on stage were conservative leaders such as Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Janesville; Wall Street Journal columnist Steven Moore; and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance head Todd Berry.Also taking the stage were Supreme Court candidate Randy Koschnick and Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Rose Fernandez. Here's a report on the event, which featured the announcement of a campaign to recall Gov. Jim Doyle and denunciations of President Obama for bringing "European-style socialism" to the United States.