They aren’t even trying to hide the hypocrisy anymore

This is Wisconsin state representative Robin Vos, who voted to keep the churches open on Easter, whose party worked to demand an election be held today.

He showed up to vote in all of that protective gear.

Robin Vos is a chickenshit Republican. Let’s see that photo making the rounds when he’s up for re-election.


  1. Akira MacKenzie says

    Why not? No one has the power to hold them accountable. At least, nothing that’s legal.

  2. blf says

    How much — if any — of that kit is the sort of PPE first responders and medical staff need?

    Also, I note the individual directly behind the fraud seems to be similarly equipped: Mask and gloves are visible, the suit is speculation. (Both seem to be wearing eye protection as well.) The exposed (i.e., apparently unprotected) water bottle is, ah, “encouraging”…

  3. consciousness razor says

    Not just a state representative — he’s the Speaker of the Wisconsin assembly.

    Some video of him: same fashion choices while insisting that “You are incredibly safe to go out.” Also, as it says earlier in that thread (with more video), he was wrong about his other claim about getting a ballot via email.

    Meanwhile, another video of a cop forcing two black guys to leave an Illinois Walmart for wearing protective masks.

  4. consciousness razor says

    His homemade “ELECTION INSPECTOR” badge is also some pretty ridiculous shit.

  5. unclefrogy says

    while the other three guys in the background are just wearing their work clothes?
    uncle frogy

  6. unclefrogy says

    wait a minute I just had a thought
    if the goal was to help suppress the vote of the people who go to the polls knowing that a majority of mail in voters are loyal republican voters then getting your picture wearing such an extreme kit might scare the shit out of anyone who might be a little hesitant thus adding to a lower turnout.
    another democratic election manipulated success!
    uncle frogy

  7. blf says

    His homemade “ELECTION INSPECTOR” badge is also some pretty ridiculous shit.

    Maybe, maybe not, which is why I didn’t mention it in @3. From the Wisconsin state site, What are the responsibilities of an Election Inspector (poll worker)?:

    Election Inspectors (poll workers) conduct assigned duties at a polling site on Election Day. Duties can include issuing ballots to registered voters, registering voters, monitoring the voting equipment, explaining how to mark the ballot or use the voting equipment or counting votes.

    There is a link to far more details at the link.

    So he could be a legit “elections inspector”, which is a real position. The homemade nature of the badge doesn’t mean much of anything. The issued badge, if any, maybe wouldn’t stick or it’s pin would punch a hole or…

    However, election inspectors are compensated (see link at link). So he’s not only a vote-suppressing hypocrite, he’s getting paid for it! (Probably, apparently they can opt-out of being compensated.)

  8. says

    Last time I heard anything about it, the official position of the Democratic Party — which is not the same as that of Democratic governors — was the same. (In their case, the justification is: push those primaries through now before people notice that Biden wants you to lose your healthcare if you lose your job in the middle of a pandemic.)

  9. consciousness razor says

    The homemade nature of the badge doesn’t mean much of anything. The issued badge, if any, maybe wouldn’t stick or it’s pin would punch a hole or…

    The speaker of the fucking house cannot be treated like any old poll worker in an election. Because of their insane decision to continue with in-person voting, I wouldn’t be surprised if some locations did need to scrounge up more people at the last minute, in order to make up for those who had quit. But it shouldn’t be anyone in a position like his.

    What’s meaningless is that badge, which has zero identifying information and which anyone with a sharpie could make in about two minutes.

    Normally, poll workers would be trained. What about this time? My bet is nothing.

    And normally, voters in Wisconsin would need a photo ID. How about those who are running the whole fucking thing? Again, nothing. Write a couple words on a bit of paper/cardboard, and you’re golden.

    I really hope our standards have hit rock bottom now, because it’s hard to imagine it getting any worse. If this were any other failed state, the US would have installed its own regime by now, or maybe the UN would have stepped in to help us with our elections.

  10. logicalcat says


    It definitely looks like first responder PPE to me. Though cant be too sure from a photograph.

    Also hes not applying the mask correctly. No one does.

  11. numerobis says

    I don’t understand the charge of hypocrisy.

    Stupidity, sure.

    Hypocrisy would be if he refused to work the election because of the risk. Instead, he suited himself up by his bootstraps and let the free market decide whether he lives or dies of COVID.

  12. mvdwege says

    Vicar @10:

    This atrocity in Wisconsin was pushed through by a 5-4 Republican majority on the Supreme Court. A majority that is there due to anti-Democratic propaganda spread by the likes of you in 2016, and yet you’re here again trying to go ‘But the Democrats…’

    Have you no fucking shame? At long last, have you no decency?

  13. logicalcat says


    Ive learned recently that no. They do not. And I would propose these purity politics people be ignored except they do real harm with their rhetoric that helps the Right stay in power.

  14. John Morales says

    numerobis, from the linked piece:
    “So if it’s safe for everyone to vote, why is it you’re practically donned in a haz mat suit?” one person asked in the comments of Vos’ post.

  15. Dunc says

    If you’re gonna wear a surgical mask, at least learn how to put it on properly. Otherwise you just look like an idiot.

  16. wzrd1 says

    @2, is having a minor industrial accident illegal? Perhaps, an accidental spill of a solution of acetone, toluene and benzine onto his PPE?
    Then, cough up a lung at him, after taking a fine snort of OC spray…

    @18, let’s see now, collar protruding through PPE, gloves not secured with tape, one inside the sleeve, one outside and tangled, mask worn wrong, no head cover, walking foreskin wearing human PPE. Not a damned thing right about that image. See my above for a suggested solution…
    Better yet, see him on site, declare the site hopelessly contaminated and purify it with fire.

  17. velociraptor says


    I find these types of ‘Progressives’ amusing. By an large, they aren’t really effected by the disaster occupying the White House, so you may dismiss what they say as privilege of the worst kind (you know, what they are always complaining about). Keep reminding them that through their inaction, they are accomplices. Nevermind that they threw away everything they claim to hold dear. Their complaints are meaningless at this point – they had a chance to mitigate all this by being pragmatic, and blew it by chasing the Unicorn.

    Now they are doubling, tripling and quadrupling down.

  18. says

    There’s a long game here.

    At stake in this election is a SCWI seat. We elect our Supreme Court, it’s weird. The current incumbent is a deep conservative, and he was trailing in the polls. Moreover, there’s a decision before the court regarding elections that he recused from, and said decision is currenlty deadlocked. If he’s actually elected, he’ll be able to un-recuse himself and cast the deciding vote.

    The case is to purge 209,000 names from the voter rolls. See, they sent out letters a while ago, and if you didn’t send your letter back they said “oh you must not exist as a voter anymore so we’re purging your registration.” This affects primarily urban areas, like Milwaukee and Madison, and primarily black and student voters.

    So by suppressing turnout in this election, they’re hoping Kelly gets to keep his seat so…they can suppress turnout in the next election.