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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How does this work?

This is another BS story from... who else... CBS!  I seem to remember the Dems ramming Obamacare down our throats without one Republican vote. I don't recall any Republicans leaving town.

Now that the shoe is on the other foot in Wisconsin 14 Dems left the state to block the vote. I wonder if they produced a note from the doctor like the protesters did? Speaking of protesters, I hope Walker pulls a Reagan and fires them all. As far as the 14 Democrats are concerned, they were elected to vote, for or against, legislation. If they are unwilling to perform their elected duty, terminate them.


14 Cowardly Wisconsin Dems Hiding At Best Western in Rockford, ILL 

The Wisconsin senate democrats fled the state today rather than vote on a budget repair bill. If you are in the Rockford area please go to the Best Western and record video, take pictures and protest these irresponsible liberal politicians. BTW who's paying the tab for the motel room?

Wis. Democrats speak out

February 22, 2011

As 19 GOP senators returned to work, 14 Democrats remain absent (ran away) to prevent vote on collective bargaining rights legislation(CBSNews)

As the blaring protests continued just outside their chambers, 19 Republican senators returned to work today in Madison, reports CBS News correspondent Cynthia Bowers.

Noticeably absent - the 14 democrats who fled the state six days ago to prevent a vote on legislation that would effectively strip public employees' collective bargaining rights.

Late Monday night, we sat down with seven of them just across the border in Illinois in a location they asked us not to disclose. 
(Not to worry CBS is pulling for you) 

"I don't think we've gone AWOL, I think the governor's gone haywire," said Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee.

"We felt that it was imperative to use the only constitutional provision available to us which was to deny a quorum so that bill did not get railroaded through the legislature," said Senator Mark Miller D-minority leader.

When asked what Senator Frank Risser would say to people who say he lost the election that's the facts, he said:

"I was present in 1959 when the state of Wisconsin became the first state in the union to authorize collective bargaining by its state employees. To have it wiped out in less than five days without any previous explanation just isn't right."

Even so, Republican leaders say they have the votes and they vow to pass this legislation. Tuesday night Governor Scott Walker will give a televised fire side chat hoping he can bypass the ongoing protests.


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