Monday, April 25, 2011

In The Belly Of The Beast

The great Richard Moore is in the belly of the beast (Milwaukee). Has he lost his mind? 

I hope he doesn't stay long, I would hate to see him move left! I trust he will get back home with his steady, level headed  point of view for those of us who follow his work.

Posted by richardmoore on April 25, 2011 at 7:50 AM

When you're in a city like Milwaukee – where I am writing from this morning – it's hard to get perspective, especially if you live here. It's like another planet. In the neighborhood, which is very Democratic, yards are still aflutter with JoAnne Kloppenburg signs, while there's a rightly visible number of Recall Walker bumper stickers on cars. One friend of mine insists that a successful Walker recall is a done deal; she cannot envision any way he could win. She works, of course, at UW-Milwaukee.

That's what happens when you live in a political environment that is not only one-sided but in the minority. People get embedded in the immediate world around them, and they tell each other what they all want to hear, and convince themselves the entire world agrees with them. It's called Group Think, and it's what the DNR has done internally for years.

Go read the rest.

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