Pardon me for a moment as I think out loud and speculate. Does everyone remember the latest right wing (GOP front) group the MacIver Institute? Remember? They are the folks that got off to such an odd start, even lying about the real role that Scott Jensen played in the starting of their organization. Well, they have finally begun to hire people to replace their initially invisible staff and they have been budget blogging something fierce this week.
In only two days MacIver has tried to put negative focus on three specific state legislators and naturally they are all Democrats. It makes me wonder if this should really be viewed as budget blogging by MacIver or if we should really look at it more as their target list? And by "their" I mean the Republican Party of Wisconsin (RPW) because they are clearly promoting the MacIver stuff for a reason.
I will be very interested to see which Democrats in the legislature that MacIver attacks next. I would guess that most will likely be in swing districts and will probably be up for reelection next year. It will be interesting to watch MacIver and the RPW in the coming weeks to see just who they attack and just how they interact with each other in the process. If my speculation is right, then we can look at MacIver blogging as less about actual issues and more as a Republican Party of Wisconsin target list.