Kohl Keeps Low Profile During Wisconsin Protests

As Wisconsin’s “public union protesters make national headlines, Herb Kohl, the Badger State’s long-serving Democratic senator, has kept a low profile,” the Daily Caller reports.

Prominent Wisconsin Democrats such as former Sen. Russ Feingold have been vocal in their support of the protests, while Kohl, who is up for re-election in 2012, shied away from taking a visible role. “Public workers deserve fair treatment and their interests should be taken into consideration as these issues are resolved,” Kohl said in a short, non-committal statement released by his office on Thursday. “I’m concerned about the well-being of their families and hope these matters can be settled in a respectful and balanced way.”

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4 responses to “Kohl Keeps Low Profile During Wisconsin Protests

  1. Pat

    Looks like he’s a chickenshit. Doesn’t have the balls to stand up for the working class. Democrats remember this 2012 and vote this bastard off the island.

  2. Brian

    Kohl is like this with every issue. His entire political career has been filled with wishy-washy statements like this. I’ve never seen him stand up for an issue which wasn’t already going his way.

  3. JCarroll

    Get off the fence, Kohl!
    You are either with us or against us.
    This country is going off the deep end.
    Walker,…as in George Walker Bush. Hel-lOOOO
    The Koch Bros have BIG, BIG interests in Wisconsin.
    Who KNEW?
    Now, the Koch Bros thru this Walker puppet want to own all the energy facilities in Wisconsin.
    Good Luck, Wisconsin. I might have to bail out of this country. It is no longer a democracy. It is a farce.

  4. Dave

    Difficult to battle right wingers now because they control most of the media, but claim that media is liberal, which many uninformed people believe. They pit lower and middle classes against each other to keep people from blaming the top 1% percent that has 25% of the nation’s wealth, a greater percentage than in many banana republics we used to ridicule.
    Used to live in WI, but now am in MN. Al Franken reminds me of Feingold in that they both have guts and average residents at heart. Klobuchar here reminds me of Kohl in that they avoid any issues that can be construed as controversial.

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