There is no real point in getting upset over Democratic Party official Graeme Zielinski's comparison of Scott Walker to Jeffrey Dahmer. Zielinski steadfastly refuses to behave like someone who ought to be taken seriously and so I don't. (In fairness to him, he did apologize which is, I suppose, a baby step toward reform.)
What I find intriguing is why the Democratic Party continues to put
this guy front and center. His latest bout of political Tourette's was
hardly the first and may not even have been the worst.
I would find it easier to believe that Zielinski is a creation of
the Koch Brothers - put forward to make the Democrats look bad - than to
think that this is the guy who rational people (and, no, I don't think
that rationality is limited to one side of the aisle) would want as a
spokesperson. If he didn't exist, I would think that the Republicans
would have to invent him.
But I may be wrong. While he may have gone too far this time, he has
remained a spokesperson after saying some pretty outrageous things. I
have to assume that this is at least a calculated - if not necessarily
smart - decision.
That may say something about the state of
our politics. It may be that hate arouses the base and that someone
willing to spew it serves a purpose. My side has some flamers as well
although I can't think of one who has remained in an official capacity
after repeated bouts of public rabies.
Cross posted at Purple Wisconsin.