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Carol
02-23-2011, 07:33 PM
link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x4745481)


kas125 Donating Member (1000+ posts) 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 Wed Feb-23-11 04:09 PM
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Indiana GOP drops anti-union bill, but Democrats stay out of state

Source: CBS News

Republican lawmakers in Indiana have given up on a controversial anti-union bill that drove Democratic legislators out of the state, but Democrats want to see other controversial bills dropped before they return, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Like Wisconsin Democrats before them, Indiana Democrats yesterday fled their state to stall a vote on a state bill that would weaken unions. But while the legislative battle rages on in Wisconsin, the Indiana labor measure known as the "right to work" bill is now effectively dead. Republicans in the state say they will move the issue to a legislative committee for review later in the year, according to the Star.

The bill in question would have prohibited union membership or fees from being a condition of employment.

Even though the bill is dead, Democrats say they'll stay out of state -- specifically, in a hotel in Urbana, Illinois -- until Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma and Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels drop 10 other bills they oppose, all relating to either labor or education. The Democrats are primarily opposed to a measure for private school vouchers, the Star reports.

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Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20035497-503544....
This leaves me totally speechless. It shouldn't, I don't suppose, but it does.

When is the public going to get sick of the temper tantrums and infantile actions of the Democrats.

For all the talk of obstructionism they take it several steps further and leave the state until they "get what they want".


Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) list Wed Feb-23-11 04:10 PM
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1. Hell yeah!! nt

jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) list Wed Feb-23-11 04:12 PM
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2. Are we the Party of "Hell No" now?

How d'ya like now teabaggersThere''s one he11 of a difference in voting "no" and having a temper tantrum and leaving the state.

Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) 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 Wed Feb-23-11 04:14 PM
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3. WE should be the party of 'HELL NO" to every undemocratic POS legislation the GOP puts out.

Madisonian
02-23-2011, 08:39 PM
... drop 10 other bills they oppose

Government by blackmail and childish temper tantrums. Indiana democrats must just be so gosh darn proud of their little kids.



WhoIsNumberNone
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6. Extra! Extra! Democrats Begin Growing Spines!

How's that taste of your own medicine going down? In the most delightful way from where I'm standing...

Hold the sugar.

Running away from an issue is now the DUmmie definition of political backbone.


and-justice-for-all
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7. Good for the Dems for sticking to their guns....

Sounds more like their diapers are sticking to their bottoms.

Apache
02-24-2011, 12:41 PM
One reason Daniel's won't be Prez...

fettpett
02-24-2011, 12:45 PM
One reason Daniel's won't be Prez...

He clarified his remarks, He was specifically talking about the protesters not the Democrat Senators.

Apache
02-24-2011, 12:50 PM
He clarified his remarks, He was specifically talking about the protesters not the Democrat Senators.

THere is something about the man I do NOT trust....

fettpett
02-24-2011, 01:01 PM
THere is something about the man I do NOT trust....

like what?

Apache
02-24-2011, 01:33 PM
like what?

You know, I wish I could tell you. There's just something about him that makes me not trust him, it's a gut reaction everytime I see/hear him....

Hell, for all I know it could be he reminds me of someone back in my childhood...

Odysseus
02-24-2011, 02:37 PM
From http://hopenchangecartoons.blogspot.com/:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Rl1L2QnF_vU/TWVlCHLd2PI/AAAAAAAACp8/FWOvDNWDxOk/s640/Flee%2BCollared.jpg


There's an old saying that "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." Unfortunately, when the going gets tough, the spineless and cowardly also get going...packed into buses and headed to other states to keep Democracy from working.

At least, that's the case in Wisconsin and Indiana, with Democrats in other states feverishly examining Greyhound bus schedules looking for sanctuary states.

Frankly, we think this new Democrat "Flee Party" movement deserves a newer and more accurate mascot than the old Ass they've used previously, and Hope n' Change is happy to suggest the design seen in today's cartoon.

We think the Democrat Donkey has outlived any semblance of accuracy. After all, a donkey is actually capable of performing work, stands on its own feet, and is at least marginally lovable... none of which is true of a liberal Democrat.

But a flea? It's a blood-sucking parasite that lives off of others, it breeds promiscuously, and it's nearly impossible to get rid of. In other words, it's a perfect match!

So let us celebrate this new era in which Conservatives are finally making clear that while this has been "the land of the flea"...it's once again becoming "the home of the brave."

hoplophobe
02-24-2011, 03:46 PM
A local radio host in Madison who also has a show broadcasting in Milwaukee refers to the fleeing dems as Fleebaggers. I think Fleabagger fits better though. I suppose either works and both describe the dems well. The former reminds one of cowards and latter, parasites.

Bailey
02-24-2011, 04:12 PM
A local radio host in Madison who also has a show broadcasting in Milwaukee refers to the fleeing dems as Fleebaggers. I think Fleabagger fits better though. I suppose either works and both describe the dems well. The former reminds one of cowards and latter, parasites.

hey will wewe and tinkerbell call the fleebaggers just to be fair? Doubt it.

Odysseus
02-24-2011, 04:20 PM
A local radio host in Madison who also has a show broadcasting in Milwaukee refers to the fleeing dems as Fleebaggers. I think Fleabagger fits better though. I suppose either works and both describe the dems well. The former reminds one of cowards and latter, parasites.

Fleebaggers sounds pretty good, actually. It also implies cowardice and parasites, not to mention striking a contrast with tea partiers who actually aren't afraid to challenge opponents. That's up there with "proglodytes".

fettpett
02-24-2011, 05:33 PM
A local radio host in Madison who also has a show broadcasting in Milwaukee refers to the fleeing dems as Fleebaggers. I think Fleabagger fits better though. I suppose either works and both describe the dems well. The former reminds one of cowards and latter, parasites.

Vicki McKenna, Michelle Malkin has been calling them the same thing