Republicans running Wisconsin are learning why it is a mistake to indulge delusional thinking:*
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos spent more than an hour in a Capitol hearing room with a group of Republican voters pushing to overturn the 2020 election [Ed Note: Not a thing.] before traveling to Plover to meet with party leaders to find unity, but was greeted with a rally largely convened to call for his ouster.
Yup, they are calling for his head on a cheese platter (see what I did there?) because he is not de-certifying the 2020 Goat Rodeo [Ed. Note: still not a thing].
“I went through Act 10. I know what it’s like to have some people not have all the information and not understand the ramifications of, you know, where we are. That’s OK. I’m fine with it,” Vos told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after a nearly three-hour meeting with county party leaders at a conference center in a Best Western hotel in Plover.
“I feel very good about my position. Our caucus is in a good place … I feel good in my district. So I think people want us to move on,” he said, as a crowd across the street chanted “Toss Vos” and shouted “traitor.”
Wisconsin wants a cyber-ninja style audit, maybe? They should ask the terrible sand people of the terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan how that worked out for themselves. Vos has come under fire from a growing number of Republicans who feel he didn’t do enough to investigate fictional voter fraud.
Vos said he gathered a group pushing to overturn Biden’s victory [Ed Note: Not a thing.] to hear their case for the idea of decertifying the 2020 election, which Vos and legal scholars have maintained it is an illegal fantasy. But a growing number of Republicans in the party’s base agree it should happen, according to Langlade County GOP chairman Terry Brand.
“I would say half the comments had to do with decertification. And the balance of them, a lot of them didn’t make any sense to me,” said Brand, who supports the idea.
“I guess it was productive in the way that we identified how a lot of other county chairs feel about certain issues. It’s the first time ever a meeting like this has been called.”
And later in the article we meet a candidate for Governor who is running on the platform of [checks notes] over turning the results of the 2020 Goat Rodeo [Ed. Note: still not a thing]:
The rally featured Rep. Tim Ramthun, who is running for governor in the Republican primary largely on a platform of decertifying the 2020 election and on momentum that materialized after Vos disciplined him over false election claims.
He was kicked out of the Capitol meeting that morning by Vos, prompting Ramthun to tell reporters assembled outside the meeting that Vos could be committing a crime by not advancing legislation to decertify the 2020 vote but did not provide evidence for the claim.
After the meetings, Vos told reporters that he believed there was “widespread fraud” [Ed. Note: nope, still not a thing] in the election, in an effort to appease the conspiracy theorists calling for his resignation.
There is a cost to whipping the looney Republican base into a frenzy, as Vos is learning. Ramthun will learn it, too/also if he wins and fails to de-certify the election [Ed Note: not a thing, never will be a thing].
* Mea culpa: I forgot to include the link to the article. We regret the error.