February 6, 2011

"A young Wisconsin trio could shape the direction of the GOP."

WaPo:
They all grew up in southern Wisconsin. They are close in age, ranging from late 30s to early 40s, and have known and worked with one another for many years. [Paul] Ryan and [Scott] Walker met when they were in their 20s. Ryan's chief of staff roomed with [Reince] Priebus in college.

They are not only friends but political soul mates. They share a worldview, a set of conservative values and a determination to show the country that conservative governance can solve many of the nation's problems. And in Wisconsin, they found a way to unify the party establishment with the tea party movement, avoiding many of the conflicts that occurred in other states.
It's all about Wisconsin....

33 comments:

clarenancy said...
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clarenancy said...

It's like John, Paul and George. So who is Ringo?

Fred4Pres said...

Did they do bong hits together in college and then discuss policy?

ricpic said...

Ryan's a staunch conservative despite the slimy miasma of progressivism that emanates from Madison and coats the state.

Bender said...

Don't get me wrong. I like Paul Ryan. But he has worked in politics and government his entire adult life. He has never really had a significant job out there "in the real world."

Much as he might have some good ideas, one crucial idea that he probably does not have is that career politicians are a problem with their insular worldview, particular when that is an inside-the-Washington-Beltway worldview.

An oligarchy is never a good thing. Not even when the oligarchs are conservative.

ricpic said...

Ryan hasn't even begun to work his remedies and Bender is already warning us about "conservative oligarchs." It is to laugh.

Bender said...

"conservative governance can solve many of the nation's problems"

Again, an inside-the-Beltway mentality. If that is, in fact, an accurate description of their worldview, that is a problem, a big problem.

It is a problem not because of the word "conservative" being the answer, it is a problem because of the word "governance" being able to solve the nation's problems.

GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE SOLUTION. GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM.

If we want to solve the nations problems, really solve them, then that means that government needs to get the hell out of everyone's way and leave people alone. Government needs to quit screwing everything up. If government would just go away and confine itself to its proper sphere, people and society would be able to not only recover, but prosper. But continued governance, even "conservative governance," will only perpetuate the misery.

Lincolntf said...

"Reince Priebus" just begs for an anagram. This is the best I can come up with on short notice.

Super ice brine.

Rice pube rinse.

edutcher said...

I'm betting more on Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, and Jim DeMint.

E.M. Davis said...

Reince Priebus' experience in fighting for the Old Republic in the Clone Wars has given him a unique perspective on what Wisconsin faces in the coming years.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Before there was government, there was boundless prosperity.

Like when humans were hunter gatherers with minimal government in the form of a weak chief. All the wealth that was available then would boggle the mind and blow away the senses. Sure, it might not seem much to today's standards, but let's keep things in perspective.

Like the piracy that occurred on the lawless high seas. Incredible prosperity for all! Even the parrot on the captain's shoulder. Aaaarrgghh!!! And a libertarian paradise!

And let's not forget the counter-examples! The economic devastation that occurred in Russia under tyrants like Ivan the Terrible. And just think of all that prosperity that the American South missed out on during the slave-plantation economy/regime!!1!!1 If only they had gotten the government out of the way and let the slaveowners run the economy.

I see real potential in this line of argumentation, guys. Thanks for the pointers!

Scott said...

Pewaukee is the center of the universe.

Fen said...

Ritmo: Before there was government, there was boundless prosperity...I see real potential in this line of argumentation, guys.

Aw geez, not another game of "name that fallacy". Care to take a stab at it Ritmo?

Fen said...

Shorter Ritmo: "how can you be worried about drowning when you drink so much water?"

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Fen: It was a joke.

Scott said...

unprecise brie
brine epicures
scribe pee ruin
epee in rubrics
i be pruriences
icier beer puns
rubies creep in
rubes epic rein
nice ripe rubes
bruin pees rice
eerie bun crisp
i sure be prince
brie creeps in us

(I cheated.)

MadisonMan said...

It all sounds very incestuous.

Step 1 is reducing the size of Government. I see little evidence that these three have done much towards that end. (Not that I've looked....but as an example: did the size of Milwaukee County's government shrink during Walker's tenure, and more importantly, did it emerge from his tenure on a better financial footing?)

PaulV said...

Ritmo has become so inane with the fall of the Evil Empire and the rise of the Republic(ans).

The Crack Emcee said...

Not one of these guys has made an impression on me, so I seriously doubt this claim. I know their names, but little else, beyond a proposal or two.

The women of the new conservatism are much more bold, committed, and in line with what I think of as leaders.

These guys remind me of that Cheesehead wine.

I Callahan said...

John Winger: C'mon, it's Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick 'em up, we zip right out again. We're not going to Moscow. It's Czechoslovakia. It's like going into Wisconsin.

Russell Ziskey: Well I got the shit kicked out of me in Wisconsin once. Forget it!

Striples (1981)

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Paul, was that written in your own very special form of English?

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Crack's idea of leadership.

Alex said...

An oligarchy is never a good thing. Not even when the oligarchs are conservative.

Ah yes, let 's TEAR down our best hope for rolling back HUGE government and ensure huge government wins. Are you nucking FUTS?

Alex said...

But he has worked in politics and government his entire adult life. He has never really had a significant job out there "in the real world."

It's unrealistic these days to expect a politician to have held a huge career in the private sector before holding office. Especially if you want "young guns". But I suppose you don't hold Dhimmicrats to the same standard.

Bender said...

I suppose you don't hold Dhimmicrats to the same standard

You REALLY don't know what you are talking about.

PatCA said...

When we lived in WI, my Dad used to grumble "Commies!" when anybody talked about Madison liberals.

He would be proud of the turnaround.

traditionalguy said...

These three dudes working in perfect harmony with genius level plans and great writers still amount to only 10% as much popular appeal as Palin's daughter draws, much less The Momma Grizzlie doing a Reagan imitation. I smell something rotten in Denmark (Wisconsin , which is a suburb of Green Bay).

David said...

Somewhere, Bob Kasten is smiling.

alan markus said...

"It's all about Wisconsin...."

How true, considering that WI is considered the birthplace of the Republican Party, although several other places make the same claim.

What I find ironic is that the motivation for several political factions to come together and birth the new party was in opposition to the expansion of slavery into new territories and not allowing aliens (immigrants)to vote or hold elective office.

Wisconsin and the Republican Party

"The Kansas-Nebraska bill provoked immediate outrage in Wisconsin. Whig and Free Soil newspapers, as well as a majority of the Democratic newspapers in the state, disapproved of the amendment disenfranchising aliens as well as the provision opening the territories to slavery. Numerous political leaders promoted anti-Kansas-Nebraska meetings in the early months of 1854. In Ripon, Wis., under the leadership of lawyer Alvan E. Bovay, representatives of various political groups took a strong stand against the bill and suggested the formation of a new party."

knox said...

Scott Broccoli, glad to see you back, I have missed your comments since you evaporated.

PaulV said...

Ritmo, standard english, try remedial education.
Would it help you if I typed slower.

Scott said...

Thanks Knox.

I've been posting comments over on NRO Corner as GruffBear. Less stress. I needed a break from the inane leftists that troll at Althouse.

But mostly, I'm absolutely buried at work these days. If Althouse paid me $42.30/hour, I would spend more time here.

Fen said...

Ritmo: It was a joke.

Right. And the sun was in your eyes. And your bursitis is acting up. And you weren't really trying that hard. And blah blah lame excuse for fail blah...