Let’s take a ride in the wayback machine.
Remember when, just over a month ago, Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin criticized Democrats for hand-picking the preferred Democratic successor to Rep. Dave Obey?
“It appears the Democrat campaign-machine is alive and well in Northern Wisconsin as Congressman Dave Obey is set to anoint his hand-picked successor in the 7th Congressional District. However, Northern Wisconsin is not a kingdom where Dave Obey has the authority to appoint the next 40-year ruler.
Obey may have beaten voters to the punch by retiring before they could fire him, but voters in Northern Wisconsin won’t be fooled into thinking his hand-picked successor will do anything but enable the same failed spending policies that are bankrupting our country.”
What’s really weird is that Priebus apparently doesn’t have a problem with Republicans anointing their hand-picked gubernatorial candidate at their recent convention, nor does he have a problem with prominent state Republicans conspiring to force Mark Neumann out of the Republican gubernatorial primary.