is the American Dream Dead in Wisconsin?

I am sure you have probably seen this floating all over the internet.

Mark Shield, quoting Allen Ginsberg, a historian in Maine: “This week, we saw a white, Catholic, Republican federal judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic woman, member of Congress, who was his friend and was Jewish. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year-old Mexican-American college student, who saved her, and eventually by a Korean-American combat surgeon.”

It highlights the good from last week, despite the noise coming from sarah palin and her lackies. It also shows that America truly is The Great American Melting Pot.

Here in Wisconsin, we have our own

Then to compare that to Glenn Grothman who kept his office open on Martin Luther King day.

who says giving public employees the day off “is an insult to all the other taxpayers around the state”

He also had this to say on Sly\'s show this morning.

“They can have a day…” Glenn Grothman.

So is the American Dream dead in Wisconsin? Is grothman the exception or the rule? Will racism ever end? Do our current politicians even know who Martin Luther kind was? Is there anything Grothman could do to lose his job?


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6 thoughts on “is the American Dream Dead in Wisconsin?

  1. I wouldn’t say it’s dead, but it’s been under siege for several decades, and Grothman is just one of many vessels for reactionary sentiment. The past 30-40 years have seen a lot of racial backlash against the reforms of the civil rights era. Anti-racist reforms meant to heal the inequalities produced by centuries of slavery and oppression, like affirmative action and school integration, have been bodyslammed by a Supreme Court packed with Republican appointees.

  2. I thought MLK Day was supposed to be a day of service? So what’s wrong with Grothman’s office and other state employees, oh I don’t know, actually serving their constituents and taxpayers of Wisconsin? You think it is more respectful if they were sitting at home on their butts watching daytime TV?

  3. Forgot, its one thing to work that day which is fine. Although i am sure they worked hard, i wonder if jolene churchill was busy on radio stations telling them of the hundreds of hours of work she has done researching(on taxpayers dime) the term social justice ( Or maybe jeff Weigand was passing candy canes around the capital ( .

    Those things are one thing, but when he says “they can have a day” it shows his utter disgust and true feelings for minorities. Then there is this topper also

    When asked if he had any plans to honor King on Monday, Grothman answered that he’s “got kind of a busy schedule.”

    I think its safe to say that grothman did not keep his office open out of respect for his constituents!

    1. Perhaps he resents the federal government making states do it. It’s the only Wisconsin state government holiday that the general public (i.e. private sector) does not also get off.

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