The tears of laughter that run down my cheeks in response to Mark Neumann's most recent anti-Walker attack may gradually turn into tears of grief as I ponder the depth of stupidity Neumann is relying on to win the top job in the state of Wisconsin. Take a look at this "resume comparison" on Neumann's website. I can't paste the graphic into the post, so please look at it yourself.
Think of yourself as a member of the hiring committee of a 5.7 million person company looking to hire a new CEO. Look closely at the résumés of the applicants. What type of experience and qualities would you look for in that CEO?
We laid out basic résumés below. Please take the time to create what you think the resume of a CEO of a 5.7 million person company should look like. Then research the 3 candidates to see which one best fits your ideal résumé.
First off, Mark, whether you like it or not, the State of Wisconsin is not a company. For starters, those 5.7 million "employees" cannot be laid off to cut costs. I suppose the closest thing to firing them would be putting them in prison, but in that case everybody else ends up spending more on them. And we don't have the death penalty in Wisconsin, although I guess you could try to change that. I'm sure you could find a loophole in the "culture of life" manifesto for that.
Perverse understanding of civics aside, Neumann's attack against Walker's lack of higher education is a rather alarming shift from the GOP's usual anti-elitism mantra. In a year when voters on the right are supposedly searching for a "citizen representative" in the tradition of the Founders, Neumann is suggesting that his time in the ivory tower left him better-equipped to make policy than a guy who has read the bible and believes in a little thing called "freedom." Heresy.
But this is the absolute best part. He also makes sure to compare his political experience to that of Walker and Neumann. While Walker has 17 years in the public sector and Barrett has 26, Neumann has but a humble four. A candidate for government office touting his lack of experience in government should be a milestone in the history of newspeak.
But it's not! Because remember, Mark Neumann is not running for governor of Wisconsin. He is running to be CEO of Wisconsin Inc.
Fair enough Mark. But why is your stance on second amendment rights relevant in your bid to run a major corporation?