DC Trawler

Don’t make the mistake of thinking all Wisconsin Dems are fleebagger crybabies

Some of them stay inside the state to do their crying.

The Associated Press reports:

Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.

The vote ended three straight days of punishing debate in the Assembly…

Debate had gone on for 60 hours and 15 Democrats were still waiting to speak when the vote started around 1 a.m. Friday. Speaker Pro Tem Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, opened the roll and closed it within seconds.

Democrats looked around, bewildered. Only 13 of the 38 Democratic members managed to vote in time.

Republicans immediately marched out of the chamber in single file. The Democrats rushed at them, pumping their fists and shouting “Shame!” and “Cowards!”

See for yourself:

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A lot of people on the left think these petulant bursts of rage are a sign of strength. Let them keep on thinking that.

And if you want to complain about holding votes in the middle of the night, I’ve got one word for you: Obamacare. Just be glad the victors here didn’t march around with a giant gavel.

(Hat tip: Gateway Pundit)

P.S. Speaking of ol’ Nancy: Pelosi edits honorary resolution…on Pelosi.

P.P.S. Megyn Kelly dismantles a fleebagger.

P.P.P.S. Newsbusters: Networks Skip Democratic Congressman’s Call for Union Protesters to ‘Get a Little Bloody’

  • truebearing

    How can people with no shame shout, “Shame”?

    Perhaps their perpetual shamelessness compelled them to collectively shout “shame” repeatedly, as a form of demand that the Republicans provide them with a functioning conscience that would allow them to feel the shame others do when constantly failing to live up to standards of decency, honesty, and integrity.

    Certainly an explanation is needed for this behavior because no one could possibly be insane enough to think the elected majority should feel shame for doing the will of the voter……except for one group of deranged fools known as Democrats.

  • kaziklibey

    “Fleebaggers” – witty.

    • Jim Treacher

      It makes me so happy. Payback’s a bitch, and she never, ever forgets.

      • kaziklibey

        I hear you, my friend ;)

        • goldbeachbiker

          a little off topic, but i encourage all of you to start utilizing some of the tactics of the far left. become an “attagonist/troll” on dailykos, mediamatters, huffpo, TPM, etc. do like this:

          “You libtards are pathetic! When are all of you going to finally realize that what you are really witnessing here is not only the slow, agonizing, sure death of essentially illegal public sector unions (even FDR knew that), but the beginning of the end of progressivism. Progressivism, ala Alinsky, Marx, POTUS, et. al. is dying before your very eyes. ROTFLMAO”

          “btw, I am NOT a troll; I am your worst nightmare.”

          It is effective in the sense that any time spent getting these radicals off topic is time badly spent from their perspective.. Give it a try. It’s kind of fun.

  • partymanrandy

    Indiana Democrats are determined to save democracy (read: make their special interest groups happy) no matter the cost to tax payers.

    From: http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20110225/NEWS07/302259989

    “Bosma said so far the House Democrats have cost the state $90,000, as it costs about $18,000 a day to operate the Indiana House.

    That total did not seem to sway the Democrats.

    ‘That’s a fairly low cost to save democracy as we know it,’ Bauer said.”

    Bauer is the minority leader in IN.

    • kaziklibey

      Most of the Founders frowned upon democracies.

      The USA is a constitutional republic, not a democracy.

      Americans should take a look around the world at “democratic” nations, then decide if that’s what we should want here.

      Our form of government was strictly liberty orientated. It was intended to offer true equality and justice by protecting against tyrannies of the majorities as well minorities.

      The constitutional model is best. It does, however, require respect of the highest law, the constitution, to work.

      • SargeH

        You don’t know what you’re talking about, Nimrod, the USA is a representational democracy.

        • ChickFight

          The United States of America (also referred to as the United States, the U.S., the USA, or America) is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district.

          How many times do we have to explain it to you nitwits?

          The United States is, indeed, a republic, not a democracy. Accurately defined, a democracy is a form of government in which the people decide policy matters directly–through town hall meetings or by voting on ballot initiatives and referendums. A republic, on the other hand, is a system in which the people choose representatives who, in turn, make policy decisions on their behalf. The Framers of the Constitution were altogether fearful of pure democracy. Everything they read and studied taught them that pure democracies “have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths” (Federalist No. 10).

        • BritCat

          The Federal government is historically a creation of the states endowed with specific enumerated powers with everything else delegated to the states and with a number of specific prohibitions on its power both within the Constitution and in a series of Amendments including the Bill of Rights. America is a Constitutional Republic where the potential tyranny of a majority (which is an inherent risk in any pure democracy or a representational democracy) is restricted by a higher protection of the rights of the minorities. This is why the people who identify America as a Constitutional Republic are correct and those who think it is an unrestricted democracy (representative or not) are wrong. Pure democracy is unlimited government. A Constitutional Republic is inherently limited. I know that is a problem for all the Marxists who look to manipulate the public into unlimited statism and collectivism but that is tough luck for you Marxists.

          • dougv

            You are essentially correct. Politicians and the media use the term “democracy” because it is a) understood by most that the citizens have a vote and b) it is difficult to explain what a constitutional republic means in a 15 second sound bite. Even Republican presidents talk about encouraging democracy in other countries (Iraq, anyone?) where what they want is a form of government where the people have some say in choosing their leaders. I’m not saying that the majority of American citizens aren’t capable of understanding the difference, but on the other hand, they did vote for Obama, Reid and Pelosi. Just sayin’

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-J-Conway/1755392219 Brian J Conway

    It brought tears to my eyes to see these liberal, supposedly educated union thugs shaking their fists and shouting. With the sound turned down, they were almost indistinguishable from the rabble in Athens. Why doesn’t one GOP State Senator change his affiliation to Democrat, and with all the regular Democrats on the lam,that would give the Senate a quorum to vote on the bill, as apparently Wisconsin law calls for at least on representative of the opposite party be present for a vote. That would have them howling, but, turnabout is fairplay. If they want to continue to derail the democratic process with their
    outrageous conduct, they deserve no better.

    BrianConway__NY

    • partymanrandy

      It’s not about having a democrat, they just need a certain number. They are one short, which is why they need one democrat.

    • Ryan.Iowa

      “…supposedly educated union thugs shaking their fists and shouting. With the sound turned down, they were almost indistinguishable from the rabble in Athens.”

      Or the fascist rabble that followed Hitler.

    • SargeH

      This is a point that there is a lot of confusion on, and I blame the media for not being clear on it. In order to vote on this bill, a quorum of 20 is needed. It’s not a matter of needing one Democrat. There are 19 Republicans and 14 Democrats, so even if all the Democrats showed up, two Republicans could defect and the vote would still pass 17-16..

  • jackw3526

    Nice to see that some republicans, somewhere, were paying attention to Pelosi, Obama, et al when they were ramming legislation through Congress. Didn’t see many republican hissy fits, pointing and whining after the votes, either. Payback is truly a B!7ch!

    • SargeH

      Yes, it’s too bad the GOP can’t “deem” it to pass.

  • wygy

    If my 4 yr old acted like that, I’d slap his butt.

  • The_anniebanannie

    Shame! Yea, exactly! Shame on them for wearing bright orange union t-shirts to the floor of the legislature! Shame! Nothing says being owned by the unions better than having them dress ya!

    • SargeH

      They looked like a bunch of frat boys during initiation week.

      • SargeH

        They would have preferred to wear the more appropriate yellow, but orange was all they could find in Large XXX.