I really want to use more colorful language here about the scum bags in the Wisconsin Republican Party, but instead, I'll let the story inspire your own imaginative wording.
But the facts have an ugly way of making the Republicans look like complete liars.
Jsonline.com: Sen. Russ Feingold accused the state GOP Thursday of “complete fabrication” for saying he was “silent (on the issue),” ("no where to be seen") during the recent blow-up over potential job losses at Bucyrus International. The Democrat also released a letter from Bucyrus CEO Tim Sullivan backing him up on the matter.
“I just think everybody ought to be aware they’re just fabricating things. It’s pretty egregious,” said Feingold.
In a subsequent letter to the state GOP, Bucyrus CEO Tim Sullivan said “the facts do not support” its charge that Feingold was silent, saying Feingold lobbied the bank’s chairman in two letters and a phone call."Perceived silence?" Is that like getting the "perceived truth" from the Republican Party. Caught in the lie, Priebus still defended the statement and made up its "broader" message. Oh please will the real Barney Fife replace Michael Steele.
In response, state GOP chairman Reince Priebus issued a statement, “Sen. Feingold’s perceived silence was apparently mitigated by two letters and a phone call," said Priebus, who nonetheless defended the party's press release, saying the real point was Feingold's broader record on jobs.
So what about the Teflon terminator (of social programs) Paul Ryan, who never seems to be held accountable for anything? What did Ryan do to retain Bucyrus jobs? He co-wrote a letter with Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner "ripping the decision." CO-WROTE a letter. Hope he didn't take too much time out of his day to help retain jobs in Wisconsin or his district.
And Feingold's business appeal:
U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold … issued a letter to Hochberg noting that the bank's decision would not impede the progress of the Indian plant. "(I)t would be tragic to miss this opportunity for bolstering employment," Feingold wrote.