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Carol
02-21-2011, 07:11 AM
Hypocrites and DUmmies:

link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x4741347)


Republicans voting 'no' is obstruction, Democrats running away so they don't have to vote is 'Democracy'.


cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Donate to DU! Mon Feb-21-11 02:02 AM
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Defiant Wisconsin Democrats Say Running Away Is Democracy, Too Updated at 2:27 AM

Source: ABC News

The Democratic Wisconsin state senators camped out across the border in Illinois fired back at Gov. Scott Walker today, saying their action to block a vote on his budget proposal is an effort to protect democracy.

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State Sen. Julie Lassa, who is six months pregnant, said the governor is wrong about her and the others holed up in an Illinois hotel.

"For all of us who left the state, we believe we're standing up for democracy," Nissa told ABC News' Barbara Pinto.


Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-21-11 02:09 AM
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1. they are correct

Bozita (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-21-11 02:24 AM
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2. Just another one of those checks and balances

PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-21-11 02:33 AM
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3. They are absolutely correct.

Not giving in to the rethuglican tactics is giving the state breathing room.

tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-21-11 02:39 AM
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4. You are standing up for Democracy

and we salute you!!

You can't make this stuff up, that's for sure. But that's liberals for you.

And the fact that they are keeping kids out of school, and parents are needing to scramble to find day care for every day the teachers are out means that it's not only those who are listening to politics are aware of their duplicity, but they majority of the people see what they are doing.

I think they are badly underestimating what the public perception is about their behavior-both the politicians and the teachers.

txradioguy
02-21-2011, 10:42 AM
What's going on in Madison is nothing but a temper tantrum by a bunch of people who have been led to believe for far too long that they are entitled to everything.

AmPat
02-21-2011, 11:06 AM
DIMoRATS had the Congress and the Executive branch. They shoved unwanted crap down our throats while locking out Republicans and doing deals behind closed doors. They passed legislation using extra-legislative means that were unprecedented (and illegal like the Cornhusker kickback and the 2nd LA purchase). They used every means necessary to ensure the bankruptcy of the nation and govern against the will of the people they were supposed to be representing. All of this with the minority Republicans in session DOING THEIR JOB.

DimoRATS in WI ran away instead of doing their job.

GOP took their lumps and did a courageous job in defeat.

DIMoRATS ran away like cowards and neglected their jobs.

No spin, no excuses. DIMoRATS need to be fired immediately and replaced with adults.