What a sad convergence of two articles in the June 17th Journal Sentinel. (See column by Jim Stingl)
First, another Wisconsinsoldier dies in defense of our democracy and second, politicians cheerfully enthuse over their role in manipulating the voting system, which is a vital part of that very democracy.
“My family thinks it’s fun,” and “I’m having a blast,” say two of the Republican politicians who are going to be falsely running as Democrats in the upcoming recall primary elections.
Dirty tricks? One of the fake candidates shrugs. “What politics aren’t a little bit dirty sometimes?”
Should we really be expecting our fellow Americans to be dying for dirty politics?
By Ann Germanson, Milwaukee