I've never seen people in Wisconsin more divided politically than right now. Our elected officials are hopelessly polarized, but we need to come to terms with the fact that it's because the people they represent are just as polarized.
Two messages that showed up in my e-mail inbox within minutes of each other yesterday were vivid reflections of that polarity.
One said "I looked at your website and unfortunately, your claim to be non-partisan must only mean you don't include political parties. Your (website) speaks loudly for who you really are – pure liberal and leftist. Why lie about who you are? Oh wait...that's an attempt to mask yourself in a cloak of darkness so the 'un-thinkers' of the world only see your false face. Such poor behavior."
The other said "I counted 8 articles written about Scott Walker in the last 6 years on your blog. Maybe there were more, but I didn’t see them when I did a search on your site. And I found 91 articles which were less than flattering about Governor Jim Doyle. (T)he propensity to attack a Democrat and not attack a Republican so much is a little questionable here. So, do you really think you made things 'better' by making it easier to get Democrats to switch over and vote for Walker? I don't. You might want to consider that, the next time you work at being 'neutral.'"
With apologies to Abraham Lincoln, you can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time.
Or maybe, at this moment of foul moods, there's no pleasing much of anyone.