Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another Wisconsin "civility" update

We didn't get around to posting this until now but this went down a couple of days ago in Mad-town where Republican state senator Glenn Grothman, trying to get inside the state capitol building, is descended upon by the angry mob and saved by Democratic state representative, Brett Hulsey.

Banging on drums, the tie-dye t-shirts, not showering for days, acting completely berzerk... it's the hippie generation's last gasp.

Mildly NSFWoH as the f-bombs start dropping at the 2:10 mark.

And looky here. Grothman running some smack regarding the homeless shelter that has come of the capitol building.

UPDATE: Republicans in Wisconsin, tiring of the fleebaggers "standing with the workers of Wisconsin" by holing-up in Illinois, go all in.

Pressure ratcheted up on absent Senate Democrats Thursday, as they were found in contempt by GOP senators and Gov. Scott Walker said he will start sending out layoff notices to state unions and workers by the end of Friday if the standoff over his budget-repair bill isn't resolved.

Also Thursday, Republicans in the state Senate found Democrats in contempt - a move that means Democrats could be taken into custody.

"We simply cannot have democracy be held hostage because the minority wants to prove a point," said Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).

The Senate adopted the resolution to find Democrats in contempt on a 19-0 vote. It says they are violating a Senate rule that requires senators to receive a leave of absence before being absent for a day.

Fitzgerald said that Republicans were initially "nervous" about taking such a step but that Democrats have created a "constitutional crisis."

"This is not about a budget-repair bill or about politics," Fitzgerald said. "This is much bigger than that and the minority party has forced our hand . . .  They're insulting the very fabric of our representative democracy."

Questions of constitutionality abound. Stay tuned.

H/T: Hot Air


tigerlily said...

Wow! I thought I saw a swastika. Were is the outrage by Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts at this behavior. They had plenty to say about the tea party demonstrations.

Harrison said...

The only tools the Left have are those of intimidation.