Thursday, April 27, 2006

How Do You Define Irony?

One way is to have a lobbyist write an op-ed telling readers they should ignore lobbyists.

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Blogger Walton said...

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April 28, 2006  
Blogger Walton said...

Here is what I don't get --- the nice little statistics box that the Journal-Sentinal decided to add.

What does the fact that State GPR spending has gone up under Tommy Thompson, Scott McCallum, and the first half of Jim Doyle's watch have to do with limiting property taxes? Probably not the wisest statistic the Republicans could promote. =/

April 28, 2006  
Blogger Seth Zlotocha said...

Good catch.

I imagine it was included in an attempt to make this amendment about the people, not politics. It's part of the (false) populist argument proponents have been using since Day 1.

What they're ignoring in this argument, of course, is that public finances are used to help the public. They're not simply flushed down a black hole of greedy union interests, as the far fiscal right would have everyone believe.

Maintaining the integrity of government is the real populist stance in this debate.

Plus, most on the far fiscal right don't even think Thompson (and probably by default McCallum) is a true Republican. The don't call him the King of the RINOs for nothin'.

What the far fiscal right hasn't seemed to figure out, yet, is that most Republicans in this state are moderate. There's a reason Thompson would crush Mark Green if he joined the gubernatorial race this year. And there's a reason the preferred amendment of the far fiscal right failed yesterday -- and it has everything to do with ideology, not leadership or organization.

April 28, 2006  

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