With few exceptions, sequels always pale when compared with the original.
There are usually more car chases, faster edits and the awkward repackaging of the same jokes from the original.
So as we watch the debate over who will serve as the leader of the free world, it is abundantly clear Mitt Romney and the Republicans’ latest feature can fairly be described as “Dubya II: More Bushier.”
But make no mistake if you’re a member of the middle class, their production is a horror show.
Unchecked GOP power in state government over the last 18 months has stripped workers of rights, endangered free and fair elections and taken our public resources and given it to the wealthy and corporations.
A progressive Senate majority that can block more GOP abuses of power is, in the paraphrased words of our Vice President, a big deal.
A progressive check on Gov. Walker and the GOP’s power will make an immediate difference. Besides giving progressives a bully pulpit to talk about issues, they can stop reckless tax giveaways to corporations and protect public safety.