September 11, 2011

Wisconsin: "These people despise each other."

Mordecai Lee, a Democrat who represented Milwaukee and now teaches governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, said the sheer volume of Democratic amendments rejected by the Republican-controlled Assembly is evidence "that these people despise each other." — reports PolitiFactWisc.
While possibly true, it's not exactly the most logically rigorous inference. There are any number of reasons why amendments might be rejected. In fact I seem to recall such empirically unwarranted conclusions being discouraged when I was getting my political science degree at UWM.*

But I never heard of Prof. Lee until I started reading the newspaper.

* Speaking of which.

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