It's painful to watch the venerated old guard of the GOP have pander to what they think is the new base of the GOP. Dick Lugar's transformation from senior statesman to vacillating panderer has been especially woeful, but in Wisconsin, it looks like Tommy Thompson isn't immune either.
"Tammy (Baldwin) is a taxer. I'm a cutter. Tammy wants a government-controlled health-care system. Always has. And I want a market-based situation. Tammy wants to regulate. I want to deregulate. Tammy wants government to control everything. I want you, the business people, to control everything."
Apparently it didn't occur to Tommy that just because people may be skeptical of government doesn't mean they're eager to elect plutocrats. If the only two options are allowing citizens to make decisions through elected officials or "letting business people control everything," sign me up for the former.