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Wisconsin: State Assembly leader packing on floor
The Republican lawmaker who presides over the state Assembly said Friday he's been carrying a concealed weapon during floor sessions. Speaker Pro Tem Bill Kramer, of Waukesha, essentially controls the chamber during debate, presiding over procedures and controlling the debate. He also can order spectators out of the chamber if he so chooses.
He said he feels he needs the weapon given the toxic atmosphere at the state Capitol, and he's not the only lawmaker packing in the chamber. "Have you been in the Capitol lately?" Kramer said. "The saying is you don't need a gun until you need it. I hope I go to my grave having never fired at anything but a paper target."
Bands of protesters still angry over Republican Gov. Scott Walker's contentious collective bargaining law have spent the past year harassing GOP legislators.
One threw a beer on state Rep. Robin Vos, R-Burlington, co-chairman of the Legislature's powerful finance committee, in a Madison bar in September. Last week, protesters heckled Walker from the Assembly's overhead galleries as the governor delivered his state-of-the-state address in the chamber. The next night during debate on a divisive mining permit bill, Kramer ordered the galleries cleared after agitators hung a banner over a railing and hurled profanities at lawmakers.
Bands of angry protesters!!! One even threw a beer!!! The inhumanity!!!!There you have it. It's the fault of the Republicans that liberals threaten and give death threats. It's because Republicans didn't do whatever Democrats wanted that there is a threatening environment. They deserve it because they didn't do what we wanted. In one form or another this is the liberal mantra, "it's their fault".southernyankeebelle (3,668 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
5. Some how I don't feel sorry for this man. Has he bothered to asked why it has gotten
so bad? What is wrong with the republicans? They are the ones who are starting this crap. The president of the United States gives a speech at a prayer breakfast and you have a Congressman walk out as he is giving the speech and you have a senator Hatch get on the floor of the senate and say Obama thinks he is Jesus. All because his speech was about helping the poor and these people call themselves christians? There mad because Obama spoke from the heart and told them what the real Jesus was about. They didn't like it because they think Jesus was a republican.
Why, I was waiting for DUers to denounce those who hecked Walker at the State of the State address. If it's expected that one show respect for the President in the State of the Union address then they certainly should show respect to Walker during the State of the State address. Right?? No. It's crickets. Instead they complain that walking out on a prayer breakfast campaign speech was disrespectful.
When they can show me where Jesus says that "doing to the least of these" means the government taking money by force, deciding where they want to put it after taking "their own" cut I'll agree with them. Where in the bible did He tell governments to do this for Him?