This is not supposed to happen. Republicans are docile, accommodating creatures. They’re supposed to kowtow to their opponent’s sense of “civility.” They’re supposed to let their opponents win, lest they be called names. They’re supposed to get elected, then shift to “practical,” “moderate” positions in a misguided attempt to pander to a mythical “middle.”
Republican state senators in Wisconsin didn’t get that memo. Wednesday night, they took bold and decisive action to end weeks of juvenile political theater.