By DAVE WESTER | Baraboo, Wis.
“It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to” are words from a pop song of the 1960s. It may become the Republican theme song.
President Donald Trump is not the first person to cast shame on his party. Before Trump became president, the Harding Administration of the 1920s, also Republican, was the most corrupt in history. Like Trump, Harding surrounded himself with nasty people, but unlike Trump, Harding was not personally corrupt.
Former President Richard Nixon would have been the only president thrown out of office by impeachment if he had not resigned before he could be convicted. Nixon was a Republican.
Wisconsin has had its share of losers, too. Former governor Scott Walker brought dirty politics to Wisconsin. His dirty legacy is being carried on by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald, all Republicans.
Current do-nothing U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, a Trump lackey, might vie for “worst Wisconsin senator ever” if our state had not in the 1950s produced one of the worst U.S. senators in history, Republican Joe McCarthy. Luckily, Johnson will soon be leaving the Senate and Wisconsin can elect someone who sees the job as more than regurgitating Trump’s lies, and warming a chair in Washington.
Bad as it’s been, the Republican Party’s acquiescence to electoral help from Russia — documented inthe Mueller Report — is a new low. First they elect Joe McCarthy, and then they get in bed with the Communists. Are they hypocritical, or just confused?