Declining Education Standards in Wisconsin

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DC Pundette offered a link to this letter (PDF) from the Dane County GOP whose text I will reproduce in its entirety, mostly because it’s hilarious and reads like a sixth grader doing his book report:

The Republican Party of Dane County sent out a press release on March 29th criticizing Judge Maryann Sumi for holding up the publication of Governor Scott Walker’s collective bargaining reform bill. Upon further reflection we’d like to apologize for not understanding her point of view.

Sure, Governor Walker’s bill is unquestionably constitutional, increases worker’s rights and helps local government balance budgets without having to fire public workers. The Wisconsin state legislature consulted with their non-partisan parliamentarian to make sure that the passage of the bill followed the rules of the Senate and Assembly. But this isn’t about the law, is it?

The Republican Party of Dane County recognizes that Judge Sumi is a leftist living in Dane County. Her friends are leftists living in Dane County. Her son is a left wing activist in Dane County. She goes to cocktail parties held by leftists in Dane County. She shops at organic gourmet food shops run by leftists living in Dane County. If she were to enforce the law of Wisconsin and do what was in the best interest of the people of Wisconsin, she’d be exiled from her lifestyle. She’d lose her friends!

The leadership of the Republican Party of Dane County have all made the choice to stand against the Dane County elite. We accept that Left feels righteous vandalizing our homes and keying our cars. It’s only fair. We disagree based upon logic and principle. That is intolerable! We prioritize the Constitution and the well being of the people of Wisconsin over foie gras at cocktail parties. That’s the choice we made. We respect Judge Sumi’s decision to live her life with the rich diversity that liberals cherish.

Bad writing aside, there’s something very strange about how conservatives like entrepreneurs and small businessmen unless their entrepreneurial business is in the gourmet food sector. The CEO of Whole Foods, by contrast, is actually a rabid right-winger. And why shouldn’t he be? He’s a rich successful businessman who doesn’t want to pay taxes! But identity politics conquers all, and “foie gras” is a French phrase, so obviously conservatives are against it.

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