Tuesday, June 7, 2011

WI GOP Hands the Car Keys Over to Tom Reynolds

Remember Tom Reynolds - the lunatic Republican state senator who started Clean Sweep Wisconsin PAC? The WisGOP must have pulled him out of the mothballs to develop the strategy for these ridiculous bullshit primaries Jeff Fitzgerald is providing his full-throated endorsement.

Only the the state GOP apparently did this without considering the cost to tax payer:

La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer estimated costs to the county and various municipalities would total $50,000 for a primary in Kapanke's recall election.
Dankmeyer said a primary election would cost just as much as the general recall election. The costs of the recalls would include paying poll workers, printing ballots, using supplies and other paperwork.
A spot check of other communities in the recall districts found municipal costs ranging from $2,000 in Kaukauna to $15,000 in Fond du Lac. For counties, the check showed costs ranging from $2,200 in Dodge County to $18,500 in Outagamie County.
Fond du Lac County Clerk Lisa Freiberg said the county alone would have to pay $10,000 to cover primaries in the Olsen and Hopper recall elections, and that the city of Fond du Lac would have to pay $15,000 for the two potential primary elections.
Remember, folks: this is the party that has insisted the state is broke ... and yet not broke enough to jerk around local election boards.

The GOP seems to be doing everything it possibly can do to hand control of the Senate back to the Dems. When you start seeing headlines with the word "sham" appearing next to your candidates' names -- you're doing it wrong. It's an absolute testament to just how far the GOP has fallen in Wisconsin that it now makes Tom fucking Reynolds look like a goddamn visionary.

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