If you thought, as I have, that Republicans in Door County were mostly of the relatively moderate breed, then you may change your mind after checking out their local website, http://door.wisgop.info/. There you will find one article after another of radical Tea Party rant — misquotes, conspiracy theories, intransigent politics, Bachmann support, and deference to the elite 1%. In a link dated July 23rd, Jim Diment claims “There’s no more room for compromise. When Republicans and Democrats worked together in the past, the result was almost always a bigger, more expensive government.”
What ever happened to center-right Republicanism? Their voices seem squelched — or perhaps, center-right attitudes only exist within the Democratic Party these days.