08 October 2009

Glenn Grothman: when 'conservatives' support single payer health care.

Hi everyone,

Glenn mangling his math and his understanding of the term "diversity."

From The Badger Herald: News: Princeton Review names UW Law school 8th most liberal

Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, who is a UW Law School graduate himself and serves on the Senate Committee on Education, was disappointed to hear the news of the ranking.

“I am very disappointed that the UW Law School has done such an abysmal job of promoting diversity among their students,” Grothman said.

He added he thinks it is “shameful” that the university is so unrepresentative of the state, which he said contains more conservatives than liberals.

“In a university that prides itself on diversity it would be nice if the political views of faculty and students represented the state’s constituents,” Grothman said.

Seems to me if the state contained more conservatives than liberals Obama wouldn't have carried it by such a tidy margin... unless by "conservative" Glenn means people who endorse single-payer health care and liberal Democratic candidates.


Anonymous said...

Good point. I am not convinced this state contains more conservatives than liberals. Not sure where Sen. Grothman came up with that. I would argue the opposite. This state contains more liberals than conservatives. That is a simple fact. Sad, but true.

Mpeterson said...

I live as a minority political view in an archly conservative part of the state... in fact, conservative is an inappropriate term for Glenn and his majority supporters. I keep thinking Phalangist gets weirdly closer to accurate.

Kevin Scheunemann said...

I admit it.

I had to look up "Phalangist".

If the goal was to marginalize, wouldn't it be more effective, from a political standpoint, to use a term someone, besides a handful of academic elite, have heard of?

Here's my attempt at ineffective academic political marginalization...

UWWC academia must have been overrun by the lumpen proletariat at the last debate on effective political strategum.

Mpeterson said...

Kev, quit teasing. Now go look up proletariat. :)

Kevin Scheunemann said...

No need...

It was my attempt at "ineffective" political marginalization.