By Jeff Simpson
H/T Dan Bice for today's entrance into right wing crazy world!
To secede or not to secede.
That will be the question for Wisconsin Republicans at next month's convention.
Earlier this month, the party's Resolutions Committee voted in favor of a proposal that says the state party "supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin's right, under extreme circumstances, to secede."
A version of the so-called "state sovereignty" resolution was first OK'd last month by one of the state GOP's eight regional caucuses as an assertion of the state's 10th Amendment rights. The measure also calls for ending all mandates that go "beyond the scope of the constitutionally delegated powers of the federal government."
Top Republican officials hoped to kill the fringe proposal during a meeting of the resolutions panel at the Hyatt Hotel in Milwaukee on April 5. Instead, the committee made a few edits to the resolution and adopted it on a split vote.
Now, the matter will go for final approval to the delegates attending the state Republican Party's convention in Milwaukee on May 2-4.
From Facebook(in regards to this):
Political Organization · 2,309 LikesThe Wisconsin TEA Party is making big strides within the Republican Party of WI. Keep it up, Patriots!
While the Wisconsin "tea party" celebrates, Scott Walker runs from them:
Gov. Scott Walker, the leader of the state party, distanced himself from the resolution last week.
"I don't think that one aligns with where most Republican officials are in the state of Wisconsin — certainly not with me," Walker said at a press event on Friday.
Then Walker, not surprisingly sticks in one last dig -
The governor said Republicans and Democrats have both had their share of unconventional resolutions over the years.
Between this and the recent intra party attacks on the few remaining reasonable moderates left in the republican party, the Bradely gopher boys are out in force trying to minimize the incredible damage they have done.
Before Mike Tate poses for holy pictures some reporter should ask him to name a @wisdem moderate. #plale http://t.co/UP3SKwGKzy
— Brian Fraley (@Dailytakes) April 11, 2014
Getting lectured by @WisDems on moderates is a joke. Remind us all again how your Senate Minority Leader got to Madison?#wipolitics #wi06
— Kevin Binversie (@kevinbinversie) April 12, 2014
So here is my question to our loyal readers:
Tell me who in the Dem party is NOT a moderate and WHY. Tell me where in the Dem party a resolution has been voted on that compares to states secession.
I have brought this up before, pointing out the damage that the false equivalency does to our state.
If you truly think there is equivalency, I want to see some examples*!
*Examples have to be within the last four years.