Cowards, More Cowards, and Heroes

After storming the capitol, shoving security officers out of their path and forcing their way through the state house doors and windows, the crazed mob of union/Marxist dupes and their fellow travelers screamed “You are cowards! You are cowards!” at Wisconsin’s Senate Republicans.  The well-organized shock troops of the left were dealt a serious blow as the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday evening which placed new fiscally responsible limits on collective bargaining for many of the state’s public sector unions.  


Governor Walker and his Republican colleagues grew tired of waiting for their Democrat counterparts to act in an honorable and responsible manner and separated the badly needed collective bargaining reforms from the “budget repair bill” to allow for a simple majority vote.  In a statement released upon adoption of the bill by the Senate, Governor Walker said.

 

“The Senate Democrats have had three weeks to debate this bill and were offered repeated opportunities to come home, which they refused,” Walker said.  “In order to move the state forward, I applaud the Legislature’s action today to stand up to the status quo and take a step in the right direction to balance the budget and reform government.”

 

The three week standoff which began when all 14 Democrat members of the State Senate abandoned their sworn duty and snuck across the border into the People’s Republic of Illinois, where they were welcomed by Governor Pat Quinn, the consummate union puppet.  Since budget and appropriation bills are required to be voted on with a quorum present, the runaway senators were able to hold the state hostage as they frolicked in the leftist paradise of Illinois. 

 

Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) claimed that he had tried to return to Madison in time to fight the measure.  Apparently Larson experienced serious delays while driving back to the capitol due to a maddening number of sharp left turns which caused him to chase his own failed agenda.  According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the unhinged traveler said:

 

“This is on the Republicans’ heads right now.  If they decide to kill the middle class, it’s on them.” 

 

“This is a travesty is what it is,” he said about the vote.  “I can’t sit by and let them kill the middle class.”

 

Larson said Republicans will pay a political price for curtailing collective bargaining for public-sector employees.

 

“Everyone who is a party to this travesty is writing their political obituary,” Larson said.

 

In the wake of Wednesday night’s vote I spoke to a number of friends who happen to be middle-class Wisconsin residents and they were all delighted that Scott Walker and the Senate had found a way to represent their interests in spite of the obstructionist Democrats and their union bosses.

 

Many hard-core union comrades defied the police and spent the night in the capitol building waiting to intimidate the members of the State Assembly as they met on Thursday to debate and vote on the bill.  The Rev. Jesse Jackson snuck into the chamber for some last minute intimidation cleverly disguised as a prayer for unity as capitol police gently removed unlawful occupants attempting to block access to the assembly.  After three hours of debate, punctuated by the loud and irrational rants of the Democrats, the vote was called and the measure passed by a 53-42 tally.  Upon passage of the bill the mob in the gallery erupted by screaming “Shame! Shame!” the traditional chant of the shameless minions of the left.

 

Governor Scott Walker said in a statement:

 

“I applaud all members of the Assembly for showing up, debating the legislation and participating in democracy,” he said.  “Their action will save jobs, protect taxpayers, reform government, and help balance the budget.  Moving forward we will continue to focus on ensuring Wisconsin has a business climate that allows the private sector to create 250,000 new jobs.”

 

Having endured almost a month of threats, intimidation and a barrage of lies spewed by the Democrat party and their contemptible union bosses, Governor Walker and his Republican colleagues in the state legislature and rose to meet the challenge and serve the hard-working taxpayers of their state.  The Journal Sentinel reports that on Wednesday evening a threatening email was sent to the Senate Republicans.

 

Seventeen Republican Senators in addition to Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald received the email threat that states they should put their “things in order because you will be killed and your families also will be killed.”

 

Scott Fitzgerald’s spokesman Andrew Welhouse said that the email was given to the Capitol Police who along with the F.B.I. are investigating the ugly incident.  Welhouse provided an excerpt of the email to the Journal Sentinel which read:

 

“This is how it’s going to happen: I as well as many others know where you and your family live, it’s a matter of public records.  We have all planned to assault (sic) you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head.  However, this isn’t enough.  We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the message.  So we have built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent…”

 

There has been no word on this ugly episode from Barack Obama, who has remained strangely silent for someone who was to lead the nation into a new era of civil political discourse.  Perhaps Mr. Obama has issued a waiver to the union thugs and their Democrat puppets in Wisconsin, or maybe after he quickly jumped into the fray on the side of the unions he feels it would be wrong to abandon them without hard polling data on the fund raising consequences of taking a stand against the reprehensible behavior of his union supporters.

 

As to my central theme of cowards, cowards and heroes, let’s apply a little logic to sort out the players.  Any elected official who avoids his responsibility and violates the public trust by abandoning his duty and running away to another state would be considered a coward.  Any person who joins an angry mob to threaten and intimidate a small number of duly elected representatives in order to subvert the democratic process is a coward.  Any individual who continues to do their duty in spite of constant intimidation, vilification in the main stream media and death threats is indeed a hero.

 

The blood thirsty mob who chanted “You are cowards!  You are cowards!” have such a twisted view of reality that they have to screw their shoes and socks on their feet when they get dressed. 

 

March 11, 2011

 

paboehmke@yahoo.com

 

 

After storming the capitol, shoving security officers out of their path and forcing their way through the state house doors and windows, the crazed mob of union/Marxist dupes and their fellow travelers screamed “You are cowards! You are cowards!” at Wisconsin’s Senate Republicans.  The well-organized shock troops of the left were dealt a serious blow as the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday evening which placed new fiscally responsible limits on collective bargaining for many of the state’s public sector unions.  


Governor Walker and his Republican colleagues grew tired of waiting for their Democrat counterparts to act in an honorable and responsible manner and separated the badly needed collective bargaining reforms from the “budget repair bill” to allow for a simple majority vote.  In a statement released upon adoption of the bill by the Senate, Governor Walker said.

 

“The Senate Democrats have had three weeks to debate this bill and were offered repeated opportunities to come home, which they refused,” Walker said.  “In order to move the state forward, I applaud the Legislature’s action today to stand up to the status quo and take a step in the right direction to balance the budget and reform government.”

 

The three week standoff which began when all 14 Democrat members of the State Senate abandoned their sworn duty and snuck across the border into the People’s Republic of Illinois, where they were welcomed by Governor Pat Quinn, the consummate union puppet.  Since budget and appropriation bills are required to be voted on with a quorum present, the runaway senators were able to hold the state hostage as they frolicked in the leftist paradise of Illinois. 

 

Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) claimed that he had tried to return to Madison in time to fight the measure.  Apparently Larson experienced serious delays while driving back to the capitol due to a maddening number of sharp left turns which caused him to chase his own failed agenda.  According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the unhinged traveler said:

 

“This is on the Republicans’ heads right now.  If they decide to kill the middle class, it’s on them.” 

 

“This is a travesty is what it is,” he said about the vote.  “I can’t sit by and let them kill the middle class.”

 

Larson said Republicans will pay a political price for curtailing collective bargaining for public-sector employees.

 

“Everyone who is a party to this travesty is writing their political obituary,” Larson said.

 

In the wake of Wednesday night’s vote I spoke to a number of friends who happen to be middle-class Wisconsin residents and they were all delighted that Scott Walker and the Senate had found a way to represent their interests in spite of the obstructionist Democrats and their union bosses.

 

Many hard-core union comrades defied the police and spent the night in the capitol building waiting to intimidate the members of the State Assembly as they met on Thursday to debate and vote on the bill.  The Rev. Jesse Jackson snuck into the chamber for some last minute intimidation cleverly disguised as a prayer for unity as capitol police gently removed unlawful occupants attempting to block access to the assembly.  After three hours of debate, punctuated by the loud and irrational rants of the Democrats, the vote was called and the measure passed by a 53-42 tally.  Upon passage of the bill the mob in the gallery erupted by screaming “Shame! Shame!” the traditional chant of the shameless minions of the left.

 

Governor Scott Walker said in a statement:

 

“I applaud all members of the Assembly for showing up, debating the legislation and participating in democracy,” he said.  “Their action will save jobs, protect taxpayers, reform government, and help balance the budget.  Moving forward we will continue to focus on ensuring Wisconsin has a business climate that allows the private sector to create 250,000 new jobs.”

 

Having endured almost a month of threats, intimidation and a barrage of lies spewed by the Democrat party and their contemptible union bosses, Governor Walker and his Republican colleagues in the state legislature and rose to meet the challenge and serve the hard-working taxpayers of their state.  The Journal Sentinel reports that on Wednesday evening a threatening email was sent to the Senate Republicans.

 

Seventeen Republican Senators in addition to Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald received the email threat that states they should put their “things in order because you will be killed and your families also will be killed.”

 

Scott Fitzgerald’s spokesman Andrew Welhouse said that the email was given to the Capitol Police who along with the F.B.I. are investigating the ugly incident.  Welhouse provided an excerpt of the email to the Journal Sentinel which read:

 

“This is how it’s going to happen: I as well as many others know where you and your family live, it’s a matter of public records.  We have all planned to assault (sic) you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head.  However, this isn’t enough.  We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the message.  So we have built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent…”

 

There has been no word on this ugly episode from Barack Obama, who has remained strangely silent for someone who was to lead the nation into a new era of civil political discourse.  Perhaps Mr. Obama has issued a waiver to the union thugs and their Democrat puppets in Wisconsin, or maybe after he quickly jumped into the fray on the side of the unions he feels it would be wrong to abandon them without hard polling data on the fund raising consequences of taking a stand against the reprehensible behavior of his union supporters.

 

As to my central theme of cowards, cowards and heroes, let’s apply a little logic to sort out the players.  Any elected official who avoids his responsibility and violates the public trust by abandoning his duty and running away to another state would be considered a coward.  Any person who joins an angry mob to threaten and intimidate a small number of duly elected representatives in order to subvert the democratic process is a coward.  Any individual who continues to do their duty in spite of constant intimidation, vilification in the main stream media and death threats is indeed a hero.

 

The blood thirsty mob who chanted “You are cowards!  You are cowards!” have such a twisted view of reality that they have to screw their shoes and socks on their feet when they get dressed. 

 

March 11, 2011

 

paboehmke@yahoo.com

 

 

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