Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on February 27, 2011 by Allahpundit

“If unions fail to stop the GOP assault, Republican victories would represent a major chink in the Democratic armor. A loss of some collective-bargaining rights means a speedier decline in membership. In turn, that means fewer dues-paying members to fund political activities in 2012 and beyond.

“But Republicans don’t even need to win every legislative battle to sap union resources. The battles themselves can suck up money that might otherwise go to turnout operations for Democratic candidates. The money spent on the public relations battle in Wisconsin alone, on the union side, is likely in the millions of dollars. That similar legislation is cropping up in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and elsewhere—even though the campaigns will be far less cost-consuming—will only add to the tab…

“But Walker and other Republicans might have figured out the way to level the playing field: Instead of bolstering their own field operations, wins by anti-union forces could signal serious, and lasting, setbacks for the Democratic Party.

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“But there is something deeper here than just favor-selling and vote-buying. There is something that almost amounts to a twisted idealism in the Democrats’ crusade. They are fighting, not just to preserve their special privileges, but to preserve a social ideal. Or rather, they are fighting to maintain the illusion that their ideal system is benevolent and sustainable…

“The current crisis exposes more than just the financial unsustainability of these programs. It exposes their moral unsustainability. It exposes the fact that the generosity of these welfare-state enclaves can only be sustained by forcing everyone else to perform forced labor to pay for the benefits of a privileged few.

“This is why the left is treating any attempt to fundamentally reform the public workers’ paradise as an existential crisis. This is why they are reacting with the most extreme measures short of outright insurrection. When Democratic lawmakers flee the state in order to deprive their legislatures of the quorum necessary to vote, they are declaring that they would rather have no legislature than allow voting on any bill that would break the power of the unions.”

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“The head of one of the nation’s most powerful labor unions did not condemn the violent rhetoric in placards and signs held by union supporters demonstrating in Wisconsin despite two direct attempts Sunday to get him on the record declaring them inappropriate…

“Appearing Sunday on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was twice asked whether he found the tone at the nearly two-week long demonstrations ‘wrong’ or ‘inappropriate.’

Trumka did not answer, instead saying, ‘We should be sitting down trying to create jobs. … In Wisconsin, a vast majority of the people think this governor has overreached. His popularity has gone down. They’re saying to him, sit down and negotiate; don’t do what you’ve been doing. So he’s losing.’”

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Via Johnny Dollar.

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Via the Blaze.

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Via Secular Stupidest.


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“This is why the left is treating any attempt to fundamentally reform the public workers’ paradise as an existential crisis. This is why they are reacting with the most extreme measures short of outright insurrection. When Democratic lawmakers flee the state in order to deprive their legislatures of the quorum necessary to vote, they are declaring that they would rather have no legislature than allow voting on any bill that would break the power of the unions.”

We can all see this for what it is; an Historic moment. Pivotal. So much is at stake. WE MUST WIN THIS ONE.

The Libs are in panic mode. Stay vigilant. We can break them.

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 9:05 PM

This is why they are reacting with the most extreme measures short of outright insurrection.

When the other methods fall short you can be assured that insurrection will rear its ugly head.

chemman on February 27, 2011 at 9:05 PM

When Democratic lawmakers flee the state in order to deprive their legislatures of the quorum necessary to vote, they are declaring that they would rather have no legislature than allow voting on any bill that would break the power of the unions.

Exactly right.

ddrintn on February 27, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I was just thinking of all the things I learned when I was being taught about unions in schools…
Organized crime
Corruption
violence
intimidation
murder
communism

Gwillie on February 27, 2011 at 9:11 PM

We can break them.

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 9:05 PM

That we can.

blatantblue on February 27, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Aren’t there any Wisconsin voters who would like to recall some of the Democrats that refuse to do what they were elected to do i.e. show up for work, and let the democratic process in that state work?

Are there no emergency bills needing action that would compromise public safety if left unpassed that could prompt a court to enjoin the flee-baggers to come back and make a quorum?

There’s got to be a way to force these guys to either take their seats or give them up to someone who will. Strategery folks, strategery is badly needed up there in Wis.

smellthecoffee on February 27, 2011 at 9:14 PM

There’s got to be a way to force these guys to either take their seats or give them up to someone who will. Strategery folks, strategery is badly needed up there in Wis.

smellthecoffee on February 27, 2011 at 9:14 PM

No. The governor will just keep issuing strongly worded statements. That’ll do it.

rrpjr on February 27, 2011 at 9:19 PM

The unions can either agree to allow members to decide how or if they want to submit union dues

Or, they can have a huge decrease in membership from out right layoffs.

Either way, they (the unions) are coming up on some serious lean times – just like the rest of us.

BowHuntingTexas on February 27, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Gwillie on February 27, 2011 at 9:11 PM

And here all I remember from school on unions was “what a tragedy it was” that anti-trust laws were initially used against them.

Count to 10 on February 27, 2011 at 9:22 PM

They’re being layed bare and naked like a barbecued pig with a golden apple in its mouth.

SouthernGent on February 27, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Can anyone rationalize the whole “FoxNews lies” meme? They can’t have much an argument regarding the unions when they spend so much capital on demagogueing a news organization that has nothing at all to do with the actual story.

What a sorry bunch of sheep.

As an aside, what might be really fun is for an enterprising young group of conservatives to get a hold of the signage for the next astroturfed union rally and change them all to something really ridiculous- like “welcome martians” or “end global cooling and bring back DDT”. Chances are these goofs wouldn’t know the difference.

BKeyser on February 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM

More hatred, violence and intolerance from the left. When will any self-labeled ‘journalist’ demand that our incredible shrinking president condemn this?

…Or is he the one driving it?

slickwillie2001 on February 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM

What is the difference between a union and a gang?

Cheshire Cat on February 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

No. The governor will just keep issuing strongly worded statements. That’ll do it.

rrpjr on February 27, 2011 at 9:19 PM

No, I think eventually the patience will run out. I hope I’m right when I say I think the Democrats in Wisconsin have only hardened the attitudes of the GOP there.

ddrintn on February 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

There’s got to be a way to force these guys to either take their seats or give them up to someone who will. Strategery folks, strategery is badly needed up there in Wis.

smellthecoffee on February 27, 2011 at 9:14 PM

No. The governor will just keep issuing strongly worded statements. That’ll do it.

rrpjr on February 27, 2011 at 9:19 PM

The path is clear, -the Republicans will use the democratics’ absence to pass anything they want that is not financial. Voter ID is coming, and for reasons we all understand, that sends the progs into a fit of rage because it makes elections more difficult to steal.

slickwillie2001 on February 27, 2011 at 9:29 PM

“But Walker and other Republicans might have figured out the way to level the playing field: Instead of bolstering their own field operations, wins by anti-union forces could signal serious, and lasting, setbacks for the Democratic Party.

Setbacks for the Utopian socialists are needed, lest they destroy the producers. Then all will be lazy, poor and militant, with a few thugs at the top.

These wild ones don’t understand economics. Too bad that Obama and the media are not helping to teach them. Oh, wait…they are Utopian socialists too…be they the elite.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2011 at 9:30 PM

I tweeted after I saw Mike Tobin’s interview that I have never EVER seen him so pis$ed in my life. And he’s gone through hell and back!!

Goes to show you how a guy as cool as a cucumber can vent strongly, fiercely but never lost it. God bless you, Mr. Tobin! xoxo

ProudPalinFan on February 27, 2011 at 9:32 PM

I hope they got the badge number and name of that cop that let the thug in the green shirt get away. Could he be charged with obstruction of justice because he refused to stop the guy, get his ID, take statements, etc.?

The Monster on February 27, 2011 at 9:32 PM

It’s all about hate. That’s all they have.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/liberalism-an-ideology-of-hate

jdawg on February 27, 2011 at 9:32 PM

The Associated (with terrorists) Press weeps. Look at this headline…haha.

GOP governors undermine Obama’s agenda in states

SouthernGent on February 27, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Letting these union goons loose and showing America their true faces…

… has been the best thing that could have happened.

If they initially said:

“Pay a little for our benefits, but keep our jobs and the system as it is? No problem, where do we sign…?”

Then the average citizen may have not know how truly deep they were getting scroomed…

… I just love the “Law of Unintended Consequences”!

Seven Percent Solution on February 27, 2011 at 9:32 PM

What is the difference between a union and a gang?

Cheshire Cat on February 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Gang members are ranked on the basis of performance and don’t get tenure.

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Where is BJ Clinton and his Institute for Civil Discourse?

bayview on February 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM

We can break them.

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 9:05 PM
That we can.

blatantblue on February 27, 2011 at 9:14 PM

They had everything two short years ago – a president who would walk the picket line with them, democrat majorities in both houses, governors and legislative bodies across the midwest on their side – how could it have gone so bad so fast? Will they ever wake up and recognize Obama was the worst possible thing that could have happened to them?

PatMac on February 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

-Salvor Hardin

katy on February 27, 2011 at 9:41 PM

The tolerant left on display, once again…Unions hanging onto a perceived status…Union “leaders” not wanting to be weaned from the teat that is other people’s money…

Gohawgs on February 27, 2011 at 9:44 PM

The unions can either agree to allow members to decide how or if they want to submit union dues

Or, they can have a huge decrease in membership from out right layoffs.

Either way, they (the unions) are coming up on some serious lean times – just like the rest of us.

BowHuntingTexas on February 27, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Oddly enough, that never seems to phase the union leadership…

Like politicians, I assume they can parachute out and get a job somewhere if things go south for their union.

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM

n 2006, 10,000 public employees staged a rally outside the New Jersey State House to protest the mere discussion of a cut to their gold-plated salaries and benefits. Then-Gov. Jon Corzine leapt onto the stage shouting: “We will fight for a fair contract!”

Only later, someone noticed: Wait — isn’t he management? (It takes a special kind of courage to promise 10,000 crazed union agitators that you’ll fight to get them more money.)
- Ann Coulter

She is so on target. The government at the federal level and often a the state left is too close.

CWforFreedom on February 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Fox and the Tea Partiers might need to start hiring private security at these events…

d1carter on February 27, 2011 at 9:46 PM

“Far from being careful stewards of the taxpayers’ money, politicians are on the same side of the bargaining table as government employees — against the taxpayers, who aren’t allowed to be part of the negotiation. This is why the head of New York’s largest public union in the mid-’70s, Victor Gotbaum, gloated, “We have the ability to elect our own boss.”-Coulter

hmmmmm

CWforFreedom on February 27, 2011 at 9:46 PM

If the average, level headed and sane American can not see the hypocrisy, bias and obvious shilling by the media, the lawlessnes of the Wisconsin D legislators and flaunting disregard for the democratic (or represented democratic) process. Or the outright selfish and evil nature of the protests themselves. Then we are in for one quick hard ride straight to the bottom.

Koa on February 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

d1carter- most definitely

CWforFreedom on February 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

the government employees’ unions are a mechanism for siphoning taxpayer dollars into the campaigns of Democratic politicians.

–Barone

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

This seems to be a sharp reversal of opinion over the last five years. Back in 2005, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sponsored a series of ballot propositions that would have reduced the power of the state’s public employee unions. The unions spent something like $100 million — all of it derived from taxpayers — on TV ads, and all the propositions were defeated.

Now hard economic times have left voters wondering why public employees pay practically zero toward their health insurance and pensions when they have to pay plenty themselves. Wisconsin, which led the nation on civil service a century ago and on welfare reform in the 1990s, may be showing the nation the way ahead once again.

Schadenfreude on February 27, 2011 at 9:52 PM

What is the difference between a union and a gang?

Cheshire Cat on February 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Gang members are ranked on the basis of performance and don’t get tenure.

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Damn funny, Geo!
and Damn true, too!

massrighty on February 27, 2011 at 9:54 PM

SouthernGent on February 27, 2011 at 9:32 PM

I saw that this has already popped up on my local newspaper’s website…what drivel.

d1carter on February 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM

OT: Obama just showed up in an Oscar montage. Damn it! Even at the Academy Awards, I can’t get away from the guy.

Doughboy on February 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Government union thugs will never be able to get away with this in the modern age as they used to. They will lose this. Their path is entirely unsustainable. The only way the Democrat Party has any chance whatsoever is to clamp down on free speech.

By the logic of Lefty judge that just posted an authoritarian opinion regarding Obamacare recently: since the thought process of making a decision can be regulated under the commerce clause, then whether or not we decide to speak or listen, also being a decision, can also be regulated.

But will they do it?

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Democrats = Government union thugs

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 10:04 PM

So the Police won’t “forcibly” remove the protesters from the Capitol? I bet if they were tea party protesters they would be dragging them out by the hair. Just despicable!

sandee on February 27, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I knew that turd Obama couldn’t stay away from the Oscars.

Marcus on February 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM

can we call them brownshirts yet?

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM

OT: Obama just showed up in an Oscar montage.

Doughboy on February 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Zero is Nero.

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Doughboy on February 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I saw Jackass as well. They just had to work him in didn’t they? Applause was very sparse, but maybe only because of the surprise.

slickwillie2001 on February 27, 2011 at 10:07 PM

can we call them brownshirts yet?

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Yea, but they got that SIEU Purple tinge thing goin’ too.

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 10:09 PM

I propose that the thumbnail should be changed to a closeup of that last goon’s face. We need to find out who it is. It’s an A.P.B..

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Doughboy on February 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM
I saw Jackass as well. They just had to work him in didn’t they? Applause was very sparse, but maybe only because of the surprise.

slickwillie2001 on February 27, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Well he is just “playing” president.

darwin-t on February 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM

slickwillie2001 on February 27, 2011 at 10:07 PM

VERY SPARSE

blatantblue on February 27, 2011 at 10:14 PM

OT: Obama just showed up in an Oscar montage. Damn it! Even at the Academy Awards, I can’t get away from the guy.

Doughboy on February 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Can’t say that I’m surprised at that (And no, I’m not watching them). Hollyweird and Obugger are soulmates, don’tcha know.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:14 PM

So the Police won’t “forcibly” remove the protesters from the Capitol? I bet if they were tea party protesters they would be dragging them out by the hair. Just despicable!

sandee on February 27, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Speaking of that, don`t you think at some point with all those people in the Capitol, there had to be a fire code violation for too many people?

bluemarlin on February 27, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Ah, for the days when actors really “got it.”

http://tinyurl.com/erm2z

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:18 PM

It’s too bad these videos won’t get as much attention as the academy awards. If any conservatives had been nominated maybe we could have gotten one of those political protest speeches the left holds so dear when they do it. Of course, since conservatives are all but shut out of that world it’s not very likely to happen, and unlike a Leftist that does it, the conservative would be ending their career.

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Yea, but they got that SIEU Purple tinge thing goin’ too.

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 10:09 PM

yeah they also call themselves progressives instead of marxists now too. Doesn’t change what and who they are simply because they put a different color shirt on.

I know I ask this question on most threads of union thugs but it seems to me that people do not understand who and what the borwnshirts really were. they thing the brownshirts were totally evil but when they first started they were exactly what these thugs are. This is just the forst step. As they get less and less respect they will get more and more physical. It is what brownshirts do. It is their MO. they try to stamp you into submission. If we do not understand the threat we can not confront it.

i ask you if you had a chance to go back in history and stop the brownshirts form seizing power would you knowing all the millions that died at their hands in the following yearS?

And if you answer yes why does no one stop these people now while we have the chnace to stop them before they get bigger?

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

I don’t think some of you guys have watched the video’s yet. How can you be talking about the awards in a thread like this?

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Speaking of that, don`t you think at some point with all those people in the Capitol, there had to be a fire code violation for too many people?

bluemarlin on February 27, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Yes, and sanitation violations, and sleeping on Government property,and threatening Government officials ….

sandee on February 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

That second video’s speaker was articulate. The irrational rabid hatred of Fox puts the left at odds with the general population, which has rewarded Fox handsomely.

paul1149 on February 27, 2011 at 10:22 PM

I don’t think some of you guys have watched the video’s yet. How can you be talking about the awards in a thread like this?

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

because admitting what we face would require them to take action better to continue in thier dream world i guess…

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:22 PM

I don’t think some of you guys have watched the video’s yet. How can you be talking about the awards in a thread like this?

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Guilty as charged, but I don’t really think I need to watch them. It’s a different version of the same old story/behavior. Remember Kenneth Gladney? The wheel-chair bound black Tea Party member who got roughed up by SEIU thugs for handing out Tea Party literature? Nothing I would see in these vids will be new. Just a new version. I’ve seen plenty. I know what to expect.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:26 PM

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:26 PM

You’re wrong. If you’re in a thread like this talking about the academy awards then you definitely need to watch the videos.

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Fox and the Tea Partiers might need to start hiring private security at these events…

d1carter on February 27, 2011 at 9:46 PM

I am my own security.

I won’t start the fight, but if one comes to me or those around me, I’ll finish it.

Midas on February 27, 2011 at 10:28 PM

The fact that the police let that that fat slug and his two friends through and stopped the people he had just assaulted is freaking insane, There were like 20 people in that group, that policeman had to have seen the commotion. Even if he did not he should have, at the least, stopped the guy that 7-10 people were pointing to! That we have reached this point is a sad statement.

bluemarlin on February 27, 2011 at 10:28 PM

They had everything two short years ago – a president who would walk the picket line with them, democrat majorities in both houses, governors and legislative bodies across the midwest on their side – how could it have gone so bad so fast? Will they ever wake up and recognize Obama was the worst possible thing that could have happened to them?

PatMac on February 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM

No. Never gonna happen.

OTH, excellent comments, PatMac.

GrannyDee on February 27, 2011 at 10:28 PM

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Well that is the basis for imperceptible incrementalism. It goes under the radar. Its pure stealth. Like the slow cooked frog than can’t sense his own pending doom.

But viewed with the aid of the historical analogies that you have pointed out the trend is clear. There is nothing new under the sun.

What also helps is that these goons have overreached rather abruptly, and now violently. They turned up the temperature too quickly and got all us frogs jumping on them. :)

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM

The violence and the threat of violence is going to get much worse before it gets better…

d1carter on February 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM

I worked in administration for 2 different unions years ago. So I hate to say this but this is not new folks. It made the news because it’s public employees at a government building. Teamsters, longshoremen, heck even the UAW have been doing this kind of crap for years. Lots of local newspeople could tell you stories of intimidation and harrassment. I said in another post that we are seeing the ugly underbelly of the unions in this country. For too long the media and others have claimed that the unions have changed. No they haven’t, they just usually got their way. Finally politicians who represent all of the people are standing up to them. Personally I worry for their safety. Don’t forget that round-up of mobsters recently, some affiliated with the longshoremen’s union and others. When I see guys wearing Teamsters’ jackets and hats at these rallies I have to wonder why they are really there.

Deanna on February 27, 2011 at 10:31 PM

OT: Obama just showed up in an Oscar montage.

Doughboy on February 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Wait, you’re watching the Porn Movie Awards or something? A montage of ‘journalists’ providing their oral… services to Obama?

Midas on February 27, 2011 at 10:32 PM

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Will I be surprised at what I see? I doubt it. Been there. Done that. I just responded to a AA post. I never watch them. Yeah, these people are absolute creeps (I’d prefer a stronger term, but I want to avoid the banhammer). I may watch them in the morning while I’m having coffee, but I won’t see anything that surprises or shocks me. And it can’t make me hate these people any more than I already do, or increase my resolve to defeat them. That has been strong within me for a long time.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM

like the bronwshirts of the 30′s these people in WIS and across the nation have been fed a diet of hate for their entire lives. they believe capitalism is evil, they believe that the rich control them, they hate America and the concepts on which it stands, they hate the people, they think the people are stupid sheep. The diet of hate is now coming into the open. This is what a cycle of hate does. It has been allowed to fester not just in the communist controlled unions but in the universities and sadly our public schools. It is the same hate that led to 100′s millions of deaths in 1939-1945. It is the same hate that lead to the gulags, the killing fields, the little red book. It is the same hate that the Arab world is directing towards Israel and the jews. the hate has consumed them. they will direct that hate at anything and anyone they deem a threat. that includes foxnews, the gop, conservaitves, TEA party, the gop nominee whoever he or she happens to be at the time.

They are beyond help at this point and it becomes very clear that the hate if not stopped will infect more and more people until the only answer is war and death. I am shocked at the WIS police forces allowing this hate to be openly displayed. This is like watching history repeat itself.

The RINO’s answer for the last two decades has been to give in to the hate to call a truce with the hate, to deny the hate, to work with the hate. that has only caused the hate to grow and fester within the body.

the only answer for the hate on display is directly addressing it. Calling it what it is. warning people of where it is heading Peacefully hopefully but until law and order is returned to our country and all people are treated equally under the law ,even the haters , it will not end well IMO.

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM

That cop needs to be suspended, by the way. If folks on the street had been yelling and pointing “hey, that guy just robbed a bank” or “hey, that guy just raped a woman back here” and the cops response had been to shrug and say “well, I didn’t see it happen” it would’ve been categorically unacceptable. In effect, the cop was an accessory to the assault.

Midas on February 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM

The violence and the threat of violence is going to get much worse before it gets better…

d1carter on February 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM

I’m really concerned that someone in the Tea Party is going to be seriously/mortally wounded. These union thugs and their Marxist buddies are just itching for all out warfare, a la Libya, Egypt, etc.

If this happens, whose side will the Training Pants in Chief be on?

Better yet, will he even comment and how long will it take for him to say something?

GrannyDee on February 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Yes, and sanitation violations, and sleeping on Government property,and threatening Government officials ….

sandee on February 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Yes to all of that! With all the video out there, the easiest point to make was that too many people are in there and that the Fire department was walking through on a regular basis. Sometimes it is the simplest things that can make a point. So many people have probably been somewhere where the Fire Code screwed them over but they let this one slide, people will relate to that and not favorably to the unions.

bluemarlin on February 27, 2011 at 10:34 PM

That policeman who refused to stop the union goon who shoved that guy was probably a member of WLEA.
http://www.wlea.org/

Union police assisting union thugs against law-abiding citizens. Why am I not surprised?

gordo on February 27, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Note how the police officer, a union member, protects the union thug.

rokemronnie on February 27, 2011 at 10:35 PM

“Appearing Sunday on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was twice asked whether he found the tone at the nearly two-week long demonstrations ‘wrong’ or ‘inappropriate.’

silly rabbit, those are his people…he loves it!!!

Now, if anyone from the other side did that, he be trashing nonstop and would be able to shut up

cmsinaz on February 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Nothing I would see in these vids will be new. Just a new version. I’ve seen plenty. I know what to expect.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:26 PM

It is different in the amount of degrees. The hate is coming out now in waves instead of trickles. The fire will be light and the it will rage. We need leaders that will stand infront of that fire and put it out not make a truce with it.

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM

SouthernGent on February 27, 2011 at 9:32 PM

heh

cmsinaz on February 27, 2011 at 10:39 PM

What also helps is that these goons have overreached rather abruptly, and now violently. They turned up the temperature too quickly and got all us frogs jumping on them. :)

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Yes people are starting to see but the WILL to confront it is still a long ways off. they still act like these people have a right to do these things. they do not. the 60′s was a time of lawlessness. 2012 election will be about law and order. the candidates think the big thing will be the debt. it will not be. The candidate that appears the strongest on the law and order question will win.

People in the country want a return to law and order. To a nations of laws not of men.

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Midas on February 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Note how the police officer, a union member, protects the union thug.

rokemronnie on February 27, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Exactly why no public service employee should allowed to be unionized. When people who are paid to protect the public take sides, we have a serious problem. It’s not quite brown shirt yet. But if this trend continues, will we see police actually turn on the public in favor of the “chosen ones” in the public unions? Then you have chaos. Then you have the government against the people. Guns, ammo, and emergency supplies folks. I’ve got mine, do you?

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:41 PM

would not

cmsinaz on February 27, 2011 at 10:41 PM

The Democrats should change their name. Clearly they are not democratic (fleeing legislatures).

How about the Labor Party?

zmdavid on February 27, 2011 at 10:42 PM

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM

And if the leaders fail, it will be left to us.
Gird people, gird.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:43 PM

It’s not quite brown shirt yet. But if this trend continues, will we see police actually turn on the public in favor of the “chosen ones” in the public unions? Then you have chaos. Then you have the government against the people. Guns, ammo, and emergency supplies folks. I’ve got mine, do you?

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:41 PM

I beg to differ. it is exactly brownshirt now. If the trend continues we go into open insurrec!ion. And the crystal night…

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:44 PM

If the unionized police won’t clear the capital of goons, can the Governor call up the National Guard?

zmdavid on February 27, 2011 at 10:44 PM

10:41 post should say “not be allowed.” Typing and booze. Will I never learn?

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:45 PM

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:43 PM

tru dat

cmsinaz on February 27, 2011 at 10:45 PM

LAW and ORDER will win the 2012 election. The candidates for the GOP would be wise to understand what the major issue will be in 2012.

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:45 PM

If the unionized police won’t clear the capital of goons, can the Governor call up the National Guard?

zmdavid on February 27, 2011 at 10:44 PM

yes

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:46 PM

And if the leaders fail, it will be left to us.
Gird people, gird.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:43 PM

I think there are more of us out there than either of us think! The people (mob from Roman times, if you will) have had enough of this. We are different in that we are saying we would rather have liberty that free stuff but I do believe we will win out. Unfortunately we are at the rubicon to make this decision, I do still believe we will make the right call!

bluemarlin on February 27, 2011 at 10:47 PM

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Well your pessimism and alarm is certainly warranted. In your view is Walker not meeting the challenge head on?

I know Daniels’ ill-timed cave-in has many screaming with fury. I am among them. Other squishies will follow that form of appeasement no doubt.

But we have got so many now seeing the opportunity to take a strong stand without comprising their future. As informed as you are about the landscape are you not encouraged somewhat by Walker or is there something lurking on the horizon that will make us retreat?

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 10:48 PM

I beg to differ. it is exactly brownshirt now. If the trend continues we go into open insurrec!ion. And the crystal night…

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:44 PM

I haven’t seen any union cops beating the crap out of the other side…yet. That’s why I say not quite. But I’ll grant you it’s damned close. If it comes to that I’ll stand side by side with you or anyone else determined to stop them.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM

But we have got so many now seeing the opportunity to take a strong stand without comprising their future. As informed as you are about the landscape are you not encouraged somewhat by Walker or is there something lurking on the horizon that will make us retreat?

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 10:48 PM

With you on Daniels for sure! For the rest, I said it above, I do believe the people will prevail and that there are still more of US (Peters) than THEM (Pauls)!

bluemarlin on February 27, 2011 at 10:52 PM

I think there are more of us out there than either of us think!

So do I, but will they stand up and be heard? The movement, as big as it was in the ’10 elections, must continue to grow. If too many people just stick with the old “silent majority” thing, then we have a problem.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:54 PM

The liberal party isn’t popular enough to operate at anything but a small fraction of what it does now without the corrupt kickback schemes democrats have installed inside every government program. Union forced dues stemming from tax dollars then skimmed and given back to democrats represents a large portion of the lefts symbiotic relationship.

The Dems would have a very hard time surviving on the private fund raising methods Republicans are forced to use.
Wouldn’t it be just awful if they did?

For lefties the choice is go corrupt or go home and they ain’t homeward bound.

Speakup on February 27, 2011 at 10:55 PM

We officially have ANARCHY in the State Government of Wisconsin. Clearly, what we need is for the Federal Government to take over and administer STATES and functions of the local governments.

Is the above really the goal of the UNIONS?

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5h-JAjIhXQX-WEQe_F1xLiU1R0fOA?docId=6087995

PappyD61 on February 27, 2011 at 10:55 PM

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:54 PM

agree, the top gets real squishy…don’t want to offend…they let the dems walk all over them..

cmsinaz on February 27, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Well your pessimism and alarm is certainly warranted. In your view is Walker not meeting the challenge head on?

is the capitol cleared yet? If not why not. A direct challenge to the power of the gov can not stand. Weakness invites more assualts on his power. He should immediatly call in the state police and clear the building an dif they will not do it call in the guard. Declare a stat eof emergency and a state of lawlessness. fire any teacher not at work tommorrow and any police officer not willing to restore law and order to the capital. This is no longer about unions or collective bargining rights. this is now a matter with a direct threat to the concept of law and order.

I know Daniels’ ill-timed cave-in has many screaming with fury. I am among them. Other squishies will follow that form of appeasement no doubt.

daniels truce with the dems/unions shows he is not quailified to lead this nation. He has become part of the problem and has allowe dthe enmies of the republic more power in his blind quest for a truce

But we have got so many now seeing the opportunity to take a strong stand without comprising their future. As informed as you are about the landscape are you not encouraged somewhat by Walker or is there something lurking on the horizon that will make us retreat?

Geochelone on February 27, 2011 at 10:48 PM

what is Walker’s end game. He thinks this is a stalemate that it will end with the Senate returning. The communists have already moved passed the bill. they could careless about the bill and the vote. they are now pushing against Walker from a angle that threatens his graps on power. they want to have an inside/outside bottom up top down moment. It would not surprise me if someone dies and then the media will blame Walker for the escalation. Walker and the other governors are failing to frame the narrativ ein terms of law and order. they ar emaking it a dem/rep thing. It is not. It is law vs lawlessness, order vs chaos.

As long as the choas is allowed to grow and continue the unions gain power. Communists love choas and lawlessness. It takes power away from the state and gives it to them….

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 10:58 PM

I guess we should be thankful for President Obama’s call for civility in the aftermath of the mass murders in Tuscon.

It is no telling how dispicable these Union goons would be acting without the uniter-in-chief’s call for a more civil dialog.

The Left, while very fond of the word teabaggers, must realize that they were the ones teabagged during the last election.

Are they in denial or are they saying they enjoyed it?

chief on February 27, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Michael Barone, you raving genius.

THE COMING THUGOCRACY“—October 2008.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/225959/coming-obama-thugocracy/michael-barone

PappyD61 on February 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM

I don’t wish to have union bosses running my state.

BillCarson on February 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM

First. Guaranteed by my union. So there.

Bishop on February 27, 2011 at 11:04 PM

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