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Wisconsin Democrats Go into Hiding
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 19 Feb 2011 | John Semmens

Posted on 02/19/2011 9:50:23 AM PST by John Semmens

The entire contingent of Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate has fled the state and gone into hiding somewhere within the People’s Republic of Illinois. The inspiration for the exodus of Democrats was the looming passage of legislation aimed at trimming the State’s fiscal deficit.

Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) vowed that he and his colleagues are prepared to stay away as long as it takes to defeat the “enemies of social justice. Just because they have the votes doesn’t mean they have the right to govern any way they want. The Governor and his GOP henchmen are trying to undo policies that have prevailed in the State of Wisconsin for more than 50 years.”

The fact that Wisconsin voters gave Republicans a majority in both houses as well as the governorship was dismissed as irrelevant by Erpenbach. “You know, German voters elected Hitler,” Erpenbach said. “So, we can’t just use election results as a guide to what is right.” Many of those demonstrating in the streets of the State Capital and carrying placards depicting Governor Scott Walker (R) as Hitler would appear to agree with Erpenbach’s assessment.

Democrats consider Republican efforts to block public employee wage increases that exceed the rate of inflation, require state employees to pay half the cost of their own pensions and nearly 13% of the cost of their own health care insurance in order to try to reduce a $3.6 billion budget deficit to be “unfair.” “Even if this is what voters want, it isn’t what we want,” said Mary Bell, president of the teachers’ union. “Forcing us to take less than we want is oppression of the worst sort.”

Teachers who have illegally called-in sick in order to join the street protests constitute a substantial share of the mob demonstrating against the proposed policy changes. This has forced a widespread cancellation of classes throughout the public school system.

President Barack Obama has weighed-in on the side of the protesting state employees. “We can’t really blame them for resorting to illegal tactics to combat this unprecedented attack on their rights,” he said. The President’s Organizing for America is aiding the protest by providing phone banks to recruit demonstrators and buses to haul them to the rallies.

US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) professed herself “inspired by the brave Democrats in Wisconsin” and hoped that “I’d have the courage to lead a similar rebellion against an out of control GOP at the national level. But we couldn’t just go to another state like they did. We’d have to go to Cuba or Venezuela—somewhere where progressive values are appreciated.”

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http://azconserv1.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/wisconsin-democrats-go-into-hiding/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: budget; democrats; satire; unions; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 02/19/2011 9:50:30 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 21twelve; ...

ping


2 posted on 02/19/2011 9:52:44 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
Teachers who have illegally called-in sick in order to join the street protests constitute a substantial share of the mob demonstrating against the proposed policy changes. This has forced a widespread cancellation of classes throughout the public school system.


Almost makes me wish for a Reagenesque moment with air traffic controllers. Fire the whole lot of them or just end public education.

3 posted on 02/19/2011 9:53:25 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: John Semmens

Deserters are to be hung in public!


4 posted on 02/19/2011 9:54:02 AM PST by devistate one four ( AARP: Anti America Retired People Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: John Semmens

more truth than satire this time


5 posted on 02/19/2011 9:58:56 AM PST by bigbob (-)
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To: John Semmens
...hiding somewhere within the People’s Republic of Illinois.

How do you like that? They don't even have the decency to spend their easy-earned money in the state of the taxpayers that pay their salaries.

6 posted on 02/19/2011 10:00:56 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: John Semmens
Of the 14 DemonRat senators, only 2 of them, (two men), have actually seen, as per the youtube clip by the Freepers. I would bet that not all 14 are hiding, but that some of them have slipped home, or never left to begin with. THEY are HIDING at their homes, in the basements.. That's what I read in somebodies blog. The ones that are AWOL are no doubt using Wisconsin Senate credit cards . This should be investigated right now. Not three years from now!
7 posted on 02/19/2011 10:01:18 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: John Semmens
Teachers who have illegally called-in sick in order to join the street protests...has forced a widespread cancellation of classes throughout the public school system.

Yeah, well. Don't go trying to put a positive spin on this. Even though fewer days in the indoctrination camps benefits the children in the long run, this still sets a bad example.

8 posted on 02/19/2011 10:03:03 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: John Semmens

One of your best!


9 posted on 02/19/2011 10:04:04 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: John Semmens
Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton)...."Just because they have the votes doesn’t mean they have the right to govern any way they want."
Wisconsin voters gave Republicans a majority in both houses as well as the governorship -dismissed as irrelevant by Erpenbach. “You know, German voters elected Hitler...”

And there it is: Disagreement with Demoncrats = Hitler.
And it wasn't just a matter of having the "votes" - each of those "votes" represent a voter, AKA "taxpayer" - so it's not necessarily what the legislators want, it's what the PEOPLE WANT!
One cannot divorce a voter from a vote like it's just an entry on a spread sheet...........

10 posted on 02/19/2011 10:06:07 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Nat Turner

“almost”???

I dont have any doubt. Let them riot after firing them, more and more voters will see what selfish idiots they really are.


11 posted on 02/19/2011 10:06:51 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: John Semmens

I tried to find the satire in this article, but there was way too much truth to wade through to find the nugget of satire!


12 posted on 02/19/2011 10:08:00 AM PST by marktwain
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To: John Semmens

Cancel their state credit cards.

When it starts coming out of their own pockets, they’ll fold.


13 posted on 02/19/2011 10:12:50 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 760 of our national holiday from reality. - It's almost 3 AM)
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"..defeat the enemies of social justice"

New code word for 'community organizer' which replaced the old-fashioned 'fellow traveler'

14 posted on 02/19/2011 10:16:53 AM PST by Mr. K (Brawndo's got what plants crave. It's got Electrolytes.)
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To: John Semmens

In 2003 51 Texas democratic legislators pulled the same stunt.
They “ran away from home” to Ardmore Oklahoma to prevent a quorum.

The result?

Of the 51, 3 were re-elected.

Today the 2/3 quorum does not require a single democrat - the Republicans now have a supermajority.

Today, no democrat holds a statewide office in Texas.

When I was a lad, the governor, the majority of both houses in Austin as well as most county offices (all in my home county) were held by democrats.

Today in my current home county most republicans on local and county ballots run unopposed.

Texas is a “right to work” state and not coincidentally, last year created more than half the real (i.e., non-governmental) jobs created in the nation.

Anyone see a pattern?

Not really Texas bragging....I’m sure Wisconsin’s people are just as smart, on average....they, in the birthplace of the progressive movement, just have a deeper hole to stop digging.


15 posted on 02/19/2011 10:17:12 AM PST by LoneStarC
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To: John Semmens

Rather typical of liberals... running away from their responsibilities.


16 posted on 02/19/2011 10:18:49 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: John Semmens

Childish . . . shameful to be a Democrat . . .


17 posted on 02/19/2011 10:29:04 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: LoneStarC

Preach it bro!


18 posted on 02/19/2011 10:29:58 AM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: John Semmens

GOOD ONE John LOL. Good one. Thanks for the ping.


19 posted on 02/19/2011 10:32:27 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens
Good one.

Our Texas democrats pulled the same kind of stunt once upon a time to prevent a redistricting vote from going through. It accomplishes nothing except to expose their hypocrisy.

20 posted on 02/19/2011 10:34:42 AM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: John Semmens

Reduce their pay on a pro rata basis for each day legislature meets.
After 5 days they should be fined individually $1000 a day for each day they are absent up to 5 days then fine is doubled for another 5 days etc.
When their annual salary is fully encumbered, they are FIRED!!!
Another election can be held for their seat; AND they are NOT ALLOWED TO RUN for THIS ELECTION.


21 posted on 02/19/2011 10:41:39 AM PST by noah (noah)
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To: John Semmens
Do you remember when the Texas democrats ran to Oklahoma
and New Mexico to try to keep Texas from changing the
state districts?
22 posted on 02/19/2011 10:48:08 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: John Semmens

I smell a recall movement big time!


23 posted on 02/19/2011 11:08:00 AM PST by Safrguns
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To: John Semmens
+One of your best, John.

Getting a bit difficult to separate the truth from the satire, though...

24 posted on 02/19/2011 11:39:29 AM PST by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo.)
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To: John Semmens

Excellent, John!


25 posted on 02/19/2011 12:32:16 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: LoneStarC

I should move to Texas. We are held hostage by Democrats here in Pennsylvania.


26 posted on 02/19/2011 12:41:56 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

Good job again, John. Thanks again for the ping. :)


27 posted on 02/19/2011 12:42:31 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

Arrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh !

BTTT !.....:o)


28 posted on 02/19/2011 1:01:31 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: John Semmens
“Forcing us to take less than we want is oppression of the worst sort.”

Reading their little minds again, eh John?

29 posted on 02/19/2011 1:29:04 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: John Semmens

Thank You, John for the *ping*. Enjoyed the comments.


30 posted on 02/19/2011 1:34:17 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: fatnotlazy

There’s scorpions here. Trust me, you are better off not coming down. Just the other day this bug the size of my fist flew into my car. In February! Plus there’s hurricanes and flash floods, the list goes on.


31 posted on 02/19/2011 2:18:46 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: John Semmens

“The fact that Wisconsin voters gave Republicans a majority in both houses as well as the governorship was dismissed as irrelevant by Erpenbach. ‘You know, German voters elected Hitler,’ Erpenbach said. ‘So, we can’t just use election results as a guide to what is right.’

ROFLMAO! That’s one of your very best, EVER! Erpenbach WOULD actually SAY something like that, LOL!


32 posted on 02/19/2011 5:42:36 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: John Semmens
“So, we can’t just use election results as a guide to what is right.”

I know this is satire, but did that idiot really say that? The dims tried running away in Texas in 2003, and they have been the minority ever since.

33 posted on 02/19/2011 6:06:18 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: John Semmens

Another great one John. The fact that many of the demonstrators think their “rights” are being taken away speaks volumes. I think they really believe that once the state legislature grants them enormous bennies, it’s their constitutional rights, and no one can take them away. As if the state legislators had confiscated every house in Wisconsin and awarded them to the teachers, no one could take them away because the state government flunkies who they helped elect had given them the houses. Entitlement mentality.


34 posted on 02/19/2011 7:17:21 PM PST by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: John Semmens

Love it!

Two words Walker should say, and probably is right in not saying...

I WON!

lol


35 posted on 02/20/2011 12:01:44 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: John Semmens

“The People’s Republic of Illinois” LOL!


36 posted on 02/20/2011 6:00:53 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: fatnotlazy

“I should move to Texas. We are held hostage by Democrats here in Pennsylvania.”

I live in Connecticut. I believe this state is completely hopeless.


37 posted on 02/20/2011 6:55:47 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: John Semmens
The President’s Organizing for America is aiding the protest by providing phone banks to recruit demonstrators and buses to haul them to the rallies.

It is often hard to distinguish John's news from his satire. I checked, and that seems to be news.

38 posted on 02/21/2011 7:53:32 PM PST by TChad
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