LETTER: Writer needs political history lessonJim Schroeder’s contribution to the New Richmond News editorial page got my attention this week (June 21).
To the Editor:
Jim Schroeder’s contribution to the New Richmond News editorial page got my attention this week (June 21).
While gloating about Walker surviving the recall, he mentioned that one of the first orders of business for the governor should be to propose legislation to prevent recalls from happening, as he believes they are abuses of our electoral system. I’ll go along with the idea of legislation to change recall rules, but as things stand right now, the recall wasn’t an abuse of the system, as all the existing rules were followed.
As far as the legislators who left, they were using a political ploy to slow down the process of having a law that they disagreed with being enacted, much the way the obstructionist Republican Congress uses filibuster rules to block everything the Obama administration tries to accomplish.
Jim also mentioned the Mickey and Minnie Mouses and the Popeyes that signed the petition for the recall. Now I must ask Jim if he has really thought this through. Would it make sense for someone to use names like that on a recall petition, when knowing that would invalidate the entire sign-up sheet, if they were for the recall? Common sense, Jim, would tell a normal person that those who would do something like that would have to be against the recall.
Jim also talks about the AFL-CIO sending out literature stating that no ID would be necessary for the recall. Actually what was needed was a valid voter registration card, and you do need a valid ID to get one.
I must, because of Jim’s mention of Adolph Hitler being the world’s favorite leftist, question his knowledge of history. Either Jim missed some of his world history classes in 10th grade or he gets all of his history from watching Glen Beck. Hitler and Mussolini were some of the world’s most famous plutocrats (fascists) and those guys are over on your side Jim, the extreme right.
For your lesson this week Jim, we want you to look up Plutocrat (and no, they are not from the planet Pluto) and get back to us next week.