ICYMI: State Debate: State's conservatives in disbelief over convention; liberals ridicule Scott Walker's planned remarks

Jul 19, 2016

Wisconsin Republicans have their hands full trying to figure out how to deal with Donald Trump. Ron Johnson can’t get enough of him, Paul Ryan is holding his nose as he supports the front runner, and State Assembly Majority leader Jim Steinke is fully rejecting The Donald. Republicans across this country are more divided than ever, and have no idea what to do with the divisve and bigoted rhetoric of Donald Trump.

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The Wisconsin conservative blogosphere and punditry are full of lament today.

Writing on Right Wisconsin, Jerry Bader says the Republicans need a “House of Cards” moment at the convention. He lists a few scenarios on how the convention, like the TV series, could make some unlikely twists and dump Trump in the end. Highly unlikely, he says, but it’s worth dreaming about.


The GOP convention isn’t much reason to celebrate, says conservative blogger Barbara Hasper in her Musings From Dairyland blog. She’s disappointed that her congressman, Paul Ryan, is siding with Trump. She has problems understanding how a principled politician like Ryan could stomach Trump.

Another conservative, Jonathan Krause, blogs that the convention is one of confusion. People inside the convention hall are confused about how it ever happened that Donald Trump became the Republican nominee. Best they can do, he says, is grin and bear it and wait for the next election.


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