SHE SHOWED 'EM....4/6/23
Updated: Apr 10
Perhaps the most interesting and volatile political "game" in the United States has been played in the State of Wisconsin since Scott Walker was elected Governor in 2011. Although the general populace has been divided pretty much down the middle between Democrats and Republicans, the GOP found a way to gerrymander itself into power that became an ironclad, durable force for more than a decade.
That changed on Tuesday with the election of Janet Protasiewicz to the State Supreme Court. She's a progressive judge who ran a breathlessly partisan political campaign, vowing to not only step in to dismantle the terribly unfair redistricting initiatives that the Republicans engineered over the years, but also to address the most contentious issue of all - an1849 trigger law banning abortion that she said had to go.
While it appeared that the race might be close, Ms. Protasiewicz won by almost 11 points, causing a tsunami within the Republican Party. That tsunami is about to get even more powerful as Florida, another swing state, is about to ban abortion after 6 weeks, long before most women even know they're pregnant.
Even the staid Wall Street Journal came out this morning and said that Republicans had better get their act together on abortion or they would be left in the dust for the foreseeable future. A vast majority of the population wants the procedure to remain legal and readily available.
One more thing - the Wisconsin Supreme Court came within one vote of overturning Biden's win in that state in the 2020 presidential election.