All nine also told a tea party-aligned group they backed passing so-called "right-to-work" legislation; allowing people to carry guns without having to get permits from the state; allowing people to buy raw, or unpasteurized, milk; and blocking state funding for the federal Real ID law that requires states to develop more secure driver's licenses.
But their stance on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, could cause the most fireworks in the upcoming session. Walker must decide by Friday whether the state will create a health care exchange under the health care law or leave those duties to President Barack Obama's administration.
Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) is one of the nine from Wisconsin who told the Campaign for Liberty he would back legislation to declare Obamacare illegal and allow police to arrest federal officials who take steps to implement it in Wisconsin. He said he believes the health care law is unconstitutional, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that it passes constitutional muster.
"Just because Obama was re-elected does not mean he's above the constitution," Kapenga said.
Because the stupidity in all of this is so astonishing, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm missing something, if this is a kind of performance art whose joke has flown right over my head. I really want to give these tea people the benefit of the doubt. They know very well what they are doing, they know it is entertaining, they like to mix a little fun with their politics. This has to be it. I love humans. Humans have big brains. These tea people are humans, and so they have to have big brains. Am I wrong? What am I missing?