Skip to comments.AWOL Democrats Experiencing 'Dissension in the Ranks'
Posted on 03/01/2011 9:44:09 AM PST by JesseWatters
Fox Nation has learned exclusively from a highly placed source within Wisconsin state politics that the fourteen AWOL Democrats are experiencing "dissension in the ranks." State Sen. Julie Lassa (D) is pregnant and "extremely unhappy" about being on the run. State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D) has been hit particularly hard by his paycheck being withheld.
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> State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D) has been hit particularly
> hard by his paycheck being withheld.
What? Doesn’t he qualify for strike pay?
He almost sounds like a regular working stiff like me.
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Democrats all right hide and whine.
All these heroes need to do is close their eyes and click their ruby red slippers together and say “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.”
Wah. If I were to go AWOL from my job for 3 or more days... I’d be looking for a new job, not a “late, but held for me paycheck”.
If these Democrat fools think they have problems now, wait until they return to Wisconsin. They think they have the support of the American people based on a couple of left-wing, liberal tainted polls. They are sadly mistaken. And....when those planned layoff slips get into the hands of the Public Service Workers who have lost their jobs there will be hell to pay for these Democrat no shows. They think Governor Walker is going down. Forget it, their greedy union communist goons betrayed them and....anyone with half a brain knows that!!! Two things Democrats you should know & learn, elections have consequences and you failed to carry out your assignments as an elected representative of the people of Wisconsin, not the Democrat party and their socialist/communist labor unions.
Waiting for Superman has been out on DVD since Feb. 15th. Buy your copy now to see how unions are killing the educational opportunities of our children!
Can someone explain to me why the state legislature hasn’t passed a bill declaring the seats of AWOL members to be vacant after a certain number of missed days. That would make the need for a recall moot. And it might just get the AWOL members’ butts back faster.
Major conflict of interest. Education, immigration, justice - unions and their collective bargaining corrupts EVERYTHING the government does.
Identify a societal problem and unions are most likely to be at the bottom of it.
Tell him to call th Unions who are paying Hotel Tab and I am sure they will wire some money to his account.
The fact that 3 are likely to be recalled probably isn’t helping matters much either :)
The “dissension” is being caused by their own personal inconveniences. Not one of them seems to care about the principles involved nor the extra money they’re costing the taxpayers due to missing refinancing deadlines.
We were there in the 1000’s last Saturday and have another rally planned for this Saturday. We have JOBS and can’t just take off extended periods of time to protest. We are winning though, because we have a Gov. who will NOT back down, and remarkably, he has been able to keep a couple RINO State Senators in line.
Keep the faith, victory is near!
No, we are busy. We have jobs and families to attend to. We do have time, however, for things like recall petitions and voting in elections.
The unwashed mob that is the protesters are only impressing those who are already sympathetic to them.Normal, responsible people are repelled by them.
“They think they have the support of the American people based on a couple of left-wing, liberal tainted polls. They are sadly mistaken.”
You are so right about that. We are onto the deception being perpetrated by Obotulism and his minions and it is only making the American people even angrier. There is going to hell to pay.
Exactly. "It's all about me."
A big thank you to the IL Tea Party folks who are tracking the rats to wherever they attempt to hide and then exposing them. The rats can run but they can’t hide.
There is a major point being missed by the media on this. In 14 more days, the Wisconsin Governor can declare those seats “Abandoned”, and call for special elections.
As we get closer to that day, you are going to see some of these Dems break. Some aren’t going to fall on the sword and destroy thier own futures.
One way or another, this ends in the next two weeks, and now you begin to see opinion push-polls being released.
Mew - they don;t have to. Wisconsin statutes already provide that the Governor can declare their seats vacated if they fail to appear for thirty consecutive days.
Could a wisconsin voter sue the 14 for “disenfranchisement”?
maybe a class-action suit?
The unwashed mob that is the protesters are only impressing those who are already sympathetic to them.Normal, responsible people are repelled by them."
I'd like to agree with you, but intimidation works. How many other states (like Indiana) will now not try for reforms? How many state GOP senators are wavering and may switch sides? We will see, but one of the tactical strengths of the left is their willingness to use street theater and actual violence to achieve their goals. It is a real problem on how to counter them because conservatives have full lives and leftists are monomaniacal for their cause.
Are you serious? Many of us are slaving away at our jobs trying to keep the Tax Monster in our districts fed.
Sorry but I busted up over that. Nothing like having a pissed-off uncomfortable pregnant woman around. If she ain't happy....
Even more interesting is the contrast between TV coverage of Tea Party folks.....and the angry screaming teachers......stark, if you asked me. Who is scarier? Who is violent? History tells us union workers are pretty violent.....and those teachers want to hold themselves up as saints teaching our children? It’s simply not computing for me.
It would be challenged constitutionally and overturned. The rules for expulsion (and this would be expulsion for non-attendance) require a 2/3 majority of ALL members, not just present ones.
The constitution DOES explicitly say that each house may impose whatever penalties it wants for refusal to attend quorum. I would go for a $5000/day fine. Put a lien on their homes and cars and deduct it from their pay.
Yep, us Tea Partiers are innocent babes compared to the vicious unions fighting for a bigger piece of our tax dollars. No contest.
How many tea party protesters would have to be there full time for the drive by media to cover them and for the media to cover the tea party talking points? Not going to happen nor does it really matter.
Everybody knows one simple fact. The democrats ran away and are hiding in another state and refuse to vote. Everything else is just noise.
No matter how many times the news repeated the lie about Sarah Palin being to blame for the Tuscon shooting, There was still no connection made between Jared Lochner and Sarah Palin in anybody’s mind so it didn’t work.
It is my opinion that the reason the left didn’t riot when Bush won in Florida is that every news channel and webpage showed the score. Bush ahead by 532 votes. That never changed day after day. Psychologically it had a big affect.
As long as the leftist protesters aren’t violently attacked or killed and as long as the Governor isn’t a bully or heavy handed, the democrats running and hiding is still the heart of the matter. Sending out notices to thousands of teachers saying that they will get fired if the dems don’t come back is great. If Walker fired thousands of teachers affective immediately, then it would be bad for him.
Let the leftist protesters protest alone and soon the media will get tired of covering them or another world event will take its place. Counter protests just give them a chance to turn violent and then blame the tea party.
For example, if Sarah Palin declared that she was running for President, Wisconsin wouldn’t get much more attention nationally.
When is Julie’s next docotr’s appointment? She whould be concerned for the health of her unborn child.
"To my understanding, none of their paychecks have been withheld. They are welcome to come to their workplace and pick them up. If my boss put my paycheck on my desk, and I didn't show up at my workpace, that's not the same as having my paycheck withheld."
I wonder if this is public notice by Erpenback that his price is going up and there need to be larger union donations to his campaign fund?
Illinois has doctors.
I have unfortunately mislaid my world’s smallest violin.
She's a lib dem. I'm surprised Planned Parenthood isn't offering to perform an abortion at her hotel.
Um...all the Tea Partiers are at work.
Last Saturday we held a huge tea party rally at the Capitol on the other side of the building. The Capitol police told us we could NOT go in the building. However, the union thugs and their useful idiots on the other side were allowed in.
Many of our people had signs that said “We can only protest on Saturday because we WORK Monday through Friday”
Yes, surprised her flee-bagging friends have not demanded that she get her government endorsed mandatory abortion. Sheesh, doesn't she understand the meaning of choice?? /sarc
That's a vivid example of part of the problem and how hard the fight is. I don't know how you solve this, but part of the government is in union and leftist hands and is actively working against the taxpayers who are becoming tax serfs who exist to support a new ruling class.
Illinois has doctors?
Life can be tough if you are doing the wrong thing.
You are really pissed and you nailed it.
If the demonRATs think that they are coming home to a parade, they better get used to rotten eggs and tomatoes.
Shit will taste better than what will be shoved down their throats.