The last several days have been quite exciting for conservatives in the state of Wisconsin.
I have received some very excited emails from several folks who were simply giddy to see the Wisconsin Republican movement heading forward again.
Let us just say- Wisconsin Republicans are inspired.
We have the Governor Doyle and the Democrats to thank for this new inspiration in the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
Remember, it was only a few short months ago that Republicans and conservatives in Wisconsin felt frustrated and defeated.
There was anger building inside the caucus. Even a little finger pointing was taking place. In fact, most of the fingers were being pointed directly at our Republican elected officials.
For good reason, many Republicans were really bent out of shape watching our own elected officials spend tax dollars just like the out of control Democrats like to do.
Then it happened.
February 13, 2007- the day that the rejuvenation of Wisconsin’s Republican party began.
Governor Doyle released his budget on this day and the “surge” began.
After seeing the massive tax increases and the huge expansion of government programs, the Republicans found a reason to stand up and fight.
Republicans realized that they have a job to do. It became the clear that it was the responsibility of conservatives to protect the people of Wisconsin from their very own government. Not only is it important for conservatives to fight against an over-taxing government, but to also protect us from an over-reaching government.
After reviewing the governor’s budget, the Senate Democrats carried the over-sight of government even further. The Senate Democrats are now attempting to seize our heath care plans and let government control our lives.
Feeling inspired by the Democrats plans, the conservatives in the took up the gauntlet and are fighting back.
This past week, the Assembly Republicans took a stand against the Senate Democrats plan to expand government and the Governor’s plan to increase taxes beyond what Wisconsinites can afford.
Yes, the buzz is back for Republicans in Wisconsin and we have the Democrats to thank for this.
The Democrats could have just played it cool for a little while and the Republicans would have continued to wallow in their self-pity. Instead of letting Republicans wallow, the Democrats decided they would launch themselves into a tremendous power grab. They may have over-reached.
The fight to stop the Democrats in Wisconsin has just begun. Now the Republicans are excited, determined and truly motivated to protect Wisconsin.