Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Extreme Mark Green

What makes Rep. Mark Green extreme?

Seth Zlotocha explores that timely question and concludes that Green's problem is that unless he is willing to take on the extremists who set and control the GOP agenda, he doesn't have a choice.

That's far too forgiving. I think Mark Green is an extremist by choice, not just for expediency.

Anyone who thinks he will do what Tommy Thompson did -- run as a right-winger and become a moderate after being elected -- is delusional.

When it comes to extremism, Green's the real thing.

UPDATE: Carrie Lynch says Green campaign's in extreme denial.


At 1:24 PM, Blogger Seth Zlotocha said...

It's likely you're right -- I certainly don't preclude in my post the possibility that Green is truly an extremist at heart. But I think pointing out that Green is beholden to the far right-wing in the state demonstrates that he has the added downside of not being a strong enough candidate, if elected, to stand up to those who control his party -- forces that don't represent a majority of the state.

The same can't be said of Doyle on the left. The often hostile treatment he gets from the most liberal major newspaper in the state, the Cap Times, shows at least that much. Can anyone really imagine the Waukesha Freeman publishing even one negative editorial on Green? Belling wrote a few negative lines about Green back in April, but he got slapped pretty hard for it by his comrades, including Sykes.

At 2:19 PM, Blogger SteveS said...

Green extreme? The compromises he has offered as sops to a socialized populace have left him far from any extreme.

Tis' the pity that we do not have a true conservative constitutionalist candidate.

Would be a breath of fresh air to have a Gov. Green who was at least principled. Doubt if the accurate charges of being ethically-challenged Gov Doyle has attracted would follow.

(BTW for Grumps - any spelling or grammar corrections this time?)

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Seth Zlotocha said...


You might find Jhered Hamby to your liking. He's the Constitution Party candidate for governor. Hamby couldn't quite get enough signatures to get on the ballot this fall, but word has it he's forging a spirited write-in campaign. Check out the Constitution Party website for details.

However, when a party can't even muster 2000 signatures to get one of its candidates on the ballot in a state with 2.5 million registered voters, I'm not sure "extreme" quite does it justice.

At 6:37 PM, Blogger Other Side said...

You are suggesting that Governor Greens in the past have been unprincipled? I was unaware of any past Governor Greens in Wisconsin.

You may not have any spelling issues in your comment, but you certainly have a problem with making sense. Typical.

At 6:54 PM, Blogger SteveS said...

Rereading my comment I can't decide 'other side' if it is you or I who is tensely confused [grin]

Apparently you confusion was for effect, as you have made it clear you'd rather attack the author than address the issues. Typical.

Have A Gov. Green [for the first time if that didn't sink in for you] would be fantastic for Wisconsin and would bring a welcome improvement over our present crooked Gov & his crowd.

Clear enough now for you to understand 'other side'?

Thought so.

At 7:00 PM, Blogger Xoff said...

Hey, Steves:

I see from this and other posts that you are new to Blogger but seem to have a lot to say.

Here's an idea: Why not start your own blog -- sort of like Mickey Rooney -- and then we'll all come there and post comments.

At 9:05 PM, Blogger Other Side said...

Steves ... you may want to consider professional help. You are apparently hearing voices with questions and answering them.


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