Wisconsin is now ground zero in the battle between fiscal sanity and leftists prepared to celebrate a complete financial breakdown so that people who already get three months off every summer can get paid more money than others. This money will most likely be used to finance protests where the cause will be the right to make more money, get more time off, do less work, and attend more protests.
For those wondering why America is on the way to becoming a nation of imbeciles, hop on board that train and ride the circular track for hours to the land of the misguided myopic menaces wielding misspelled maniacal messages.
Apparently few of the teachers on strike in Wisconsin taught social studies or English. A simple history class would point out that Adolf Hitler tried to murder my father and grandparents by tossing them into ovens and incinerating them for sport. Thankfully they escaped. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker does not have a mustache, did not live in Germany in 1945, and has never ordered any legislation designed to murder an entire group of people.
If the rhetoric seemed rehashed and scripted, that is what happens when groups with ties to the Obama administration dial 1-800-RENT-A-MOB. Unlike the real grassroots Tea Partiers, the Wisconsin protesters are less blood and plasma and more bile and venom.
When Governor Walker tried to enact painful budget cuts to save his state, Democratic lawmakers fled faster than their ideological soul mates dodged the draft in Vietnam. Rather than Canada, these dodgers fled to Illinois.
By refusing to show up to work, the Democrats left the Republican majority one vote shy of a quorum in the state senate. Police were dispatched to find them, although it was expected that orders would have the lawmakers brought in alive.
While the behavior by these liberal lawmakers appears cowardly, it is actually the opposite. It is bullying. The left lost the election. They do not want to obey the rules and be a loyal minority opposition. They hope that using mob tactics will intimidate the Republicans into caving.
Whether dealing with radical Islamists or radical leftists, the only thing bullies understand is force. It is time for the Republican Party to either go Roman or go home. Call it political Armageddon, but it is time to remind these illiterate third cousins of 1980s air traffic controllers what happens when they throw temper tantrums at the expense of our children.
Every teacher who missed work yesterday should be fired. Let them sue and exhaust their own savings. Hire replacement teachers straight out of college at half the pay. At the very least, start docking teacher pay immediately.
Dock the pay of the legislators as well. Then declare them missing. If they do not return to work within 48 hours, call for fourteen special elections to be held one week later. After all, when a legislator dies or is unable to fulfill their responsibilities, new elections need to be held. It is unfair to have the people go without representation.
Then conservatives need to get tough and really crack down hard.