The Selective Outrage of The Koch Brothers' Robin Vos

Sep 21, 2011

ALEC Chair and Scott Walker Rubberstamp Supported Some Recalls And Candidates

MADISON-Following is the response of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate to state Rep. Robin Vos’s newfound opposition to recall elections.

“With full partisan throat, Robin Vos supported the recall elections of Democratic senators, raised money for Republican candidates, campaigned with Scott Walker’s “Darling” and said nothing while his party ran phony candidates as Democrats, which drove up the costs of recall elections which all-of-a-sudden bother him.  

Underlying all of this, of course, is the Robin Vos-Scott Walker-Koch Brothers move for power at all costs, even to the point of diminishing democracy, with their radical “ALEC special” legislation that has already returned us to the days of Jim Crow, taken millions from our public schools and stripped workers rights. Vos’s bill to limit the power of the people to effect change in who represents them in elected office is just the latest attempt by the extreme right to concentrate power in the hands of the very few, and silence the voices of those who disagree with them.

Robin Vos’s selective outrage fits a pattern where, instead of focusing on building and helping the middle class, his first and main concern is for his political party.”