I’ve had a lot of fun commenting on the foibles and ridiculousness of Sen. Russ Feingold’s Republican opponents (or prospective opponents, in the case of Tommy Thompson, but Jim Arndt over at Pretty Important Politics takes things to a whole new level, pointing out how Sen. Feingold’s opponents run the gamut of ridiculous, from the ridiculous to the ridiculous.
Case in point is Watertown Republican Dave Westlake, who apparently thinks he’ll be able eliminate government programs and cut taxes all by himself (emphasis mine):
There are two things that I’m going to be famous for in the U.S. Senate: 1. Eliminating government programs, and 2. cutting taxes. No one—regardless of party or position—will stand in my way of getting this done. This is required for us to emerge from our current economic woes…and it’s the essence of how government is supposed to function.
Last time I checked, no one individual in any branch of our nation’s government could act unilaterally, and the fact that Dave “Protecting the Constitution” Westlake doesn’t understand that speaks volumes about his candidacy.