Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sad Day for Wisconsin

I read that Senator Herb Kohl will not seek re-election.  I understand his point of view, it must be terribly difficult to be a legitimate lawmaker in a sea of special interest, radical agenda colleagues.  I also believe Senator Kohl believes what I have always believed, career politics are never a good thing.  He has done a commendable job as a deeply thoughtful, intelligent representative of our state.  Always.  I am saddened to see him leave an office he has so honestly served.

The obvious choice for Senator Kohl's seat would be Russ Feingold, also a deeply thoughtful, intelligent politician.  Here's hoping.  Mr. Feingold was forced out of office by a right wing propaganda campaign.  That campaign is going to turn out to be the downfall of the GOP.  I think people in Wisconsin got real smart, real fast.

I almost gagged when I saw the Fitzgerald clowns might throw their clown hats into the race.  I mean, seriously, aren't they rotund enough.  Sending them to Washington can only mean terrible things for their body mass indexes.  We all know who will be first in line at the buffet table.  And I don't just mean the food buffet. 

J. B. Van Hollen?  Seriously, this guy knows as much about law and politics as I know about manning the space shuttle. 

So here are wishes to Russ Feingold that he can raise the $2 to $4 million dollars it will take to mount a successful primary campaign.  Can you believe it?  It's always all about money.  Wouldn't that money be better spent on solving America's problems, instead of creating them if some redneck rabid right wing nut actually becomes the beneficiary of the Koch brothers largess?  Case in Point - Scott (Oil Can) Walker.

Limited terms.  Caps on campaign spending.  It all seems so very simple, yet no one embraces it.  Because, again, its all about money.

Newsflash:  America is broke, in debt, and barely solvent.  So are most of its citizens.  Lets put people in office who can repair the problems without punishing the poor, the elderly and the disenfranchised.

Money makes the world go around?  Hardly.  Money makes the world go down.  If your success is tied up in how much money you have, you are truly a bankrupt person.  Can't take it with you, and when you go, it's too late to reconsider your priorities.

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