Wisconsin: Despite What Republicans Think, Cheeseheads Ain't That Stooopid

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Wisconsin GOP manipulations may backfire in election

By Joel McNally
It's beginning to look as if Wisconsin Republicans outfoxed themselves.

Instead of passing laws to improve our lives in Wisconsin, state Republicans spent an inordinate amount of time in the last legislative session trying to manipulate this year's gubernatorial election.

The plan was to stir up ugly feelings among the electorate by putting as many raw meat, right-wing political issues on the November ballot as possible.

That's why we're voting Nov. 7 not only for governor, but also on whether to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage and anything remotely resembling marriage among unmarried couples, gay or straight, and whether to restore capital punishment, outlawed for 150 years.

By pumping up voter hatred of gay people and blood lust for the death penalty, Republicans hoped to turn out many more voters who are ready to vote against Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle as well.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the polls.

Read more @ Capital Times.

1 comment:

CANRAC said...

I'll be waiting for the OTBL foreign correspondant from Illinois analyzing the Wisconsin election results for Wisconsin people. His performance from the "land of corn" was quite good last spring, I think its kind of an ecstatic type of deal for him. What's funnier is that the Illinois governor race is alot better and cheap shotting then ours is.