Representative David R. Obey has won 21 straight races, easily prevailing through wars and economic crises that have spanned presidencies from Nixon’s to Obama’s. Yet the discontent with Washington surging through politics is now threatening not only his seat but also Democratic control of Congress.Well, part of Obey's problem is that we have a Nixonian figure in the White House--Democrat President Barack Obama. But we don't have a divided government to at least stop his excesses, as Democrats control both Houses of Congress.
“It’s not a lifetime appointment,” said Sean Duffy, a Republican district attorney here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where he has established himself as one of the most aggressive challengers to Mr. Obey since he went to Washington in 1969. “There are changes in this country going on, and people aren’t happy.”This fall let's hope Americans vote to accomplish this, and then we can move to turn the country around so future generations won't be worse off than their forbears.
Wisconsin's had its share of quirky reformers and forward thinkers. Paul Ryan is one, Sean Duffy another.
It's definitely a battleground state--who else do you think is sniffing around again.
P.S. Will the president take another swing state vacation soon? Brats or a pasty or two.