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AWOL Democrats Experiencing 'Dissension in the Ranks'
FoxNation.com ^ | March 1 | Staff

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: capitol; cryingrats; fleebaggers; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 03/01/2011 9:44:11 AM PST by JesseWatters
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To: JesseWatters

> 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.


2 posted on 03/01/2011 9:46:39 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: JesseWatters

LIBERAL MADISON JUDGE ORDERS CAPITOL BULIDNG REOPENED TO PROTESTORS

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_b6b140fc-4425-11e0-89a1-001cc4c03286.html


3 posted on 03/01/2011 9:46:43 AM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: JesseWatters

Democrats all right hide and whine.


4 posted on 03/01/2011 9:47:39 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: JesseWatters

Good!


5 posted on 03/01/2011 9:49:21 AM PST by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: JesseWatters
There be a lot of that dissension thing going around lately.
6 posted on 03/01/2011 9:51:25 AM PST by mmercier (here, there, everywhere)
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To: JesseWatters

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.”


7 posted on 03/01/2011 9:53:54 AM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: JesseWatters

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”.


8 posted on 03/01/2011 9:54:12 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Wisconsinlady
Once again, the need for tea party demonstrators is highlighted by its absence. If hundreds of college students and paid union demonstrators are to flood the state house, there must be equal numbers of conservatives who flood in at the same time to confront them. The left dominates the demonstration air waves and that has to change for sanity to be returned, Some will say that this will encourage violence, but non violent tactics can be used by both sides and if violence occurs, sometimes it can't be avoided unless we are willing to lose.
9 posted on 03/01/2011 9:54:21 AM PST by Truth29
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To: JesseWatters
shoes; democrats; politics; satire
10 posted on 03/01/2011 9:54:27 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: JesseWatters

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.


11 posted on 03/01/2011 9:55:32 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: JesseWatters

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!

http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/action/dvd


12 posted on 03/01/2011 9:55:36 AM PST by tflabo
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To: Flag_This
Runaway Dems, Runaway Bride: they BOTH have the same CRAZY look in their eyes...


13 posted on 03/01/2011 9:56:37 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Flag_This

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.


14 posted on 03/01/2011 9:57:01 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Judges get sweetheart health care and retirement pension plans, too.

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.

15 posted on 03/01/2011 9:57:08 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Westbrook

Tell him to call th Unions who are paying Hotel Tab and I am sure they will wire some money to his account.


16 posted on 03/01/2011 9:57:34 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: JesseWatters

The fact that 3 are likely to be recalled probably isn’t helping matters much either :)


17 posted on 03/01/2011 9:57:46 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: JesseWatters

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.


18 posted on 03/01/2011 9:57:58 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: Truth29

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!


19 posted on 03/01/2011 9:59:59 AM PST by milwguy
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To: Truth29
If hundreds of college students and paid union demonstrators are to flood the state house, there must be equal numbers of conservatives who flood in at the same time to confront them.

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.

20 posted on 03/01/2011 10:02:58 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

“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.


21 posted on 03/01/2011 10:03:16 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: kevkrom
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.

Exactly. "It's all about me."

22 posted on 03/01/2011 10:06:59 AM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: JesseWatters

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.


23 posted on 03/01/2011 10:07:51 AM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: JesseWatters; All

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.


24 posted on 03/01/2011 10:08:07 AM PST by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: mewzilla

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.


25 posted on 03/01/2011 10:08:51 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Leave the gun. Take the canolis.)
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To: JesseWatters

Could a wisconsin voter sue the 14 for “disenfranchisement”?

maybe a class-action suit?


26 posted on 03/01/2011 10:10:06 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Prokopton
"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."

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.

27 posted on 03/01/2011 10:10:06 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Are you serious? Many of us are slaving away at our jobs trying to keep the Tax Monster in our districts fed.


28 posted on 03/01/2011 10:10:14 AM PST by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: JesseWatters
State Sen. Julie Lassa (D) is pregnant and "extremely unhappy" about being on the run.

Sorry but I busted up over that. Nothing like having a pissed-off uncomfortable pregnant woman around. If she ain't happy....

29 posted on 03/01/2011 10:13:42 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: DarthVader

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.


30 posted on 03/01/2011 10:15:34 AM PST by tioga
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To: mewzilla
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.

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.

31 posted on 03/01/2011 10:18:01 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Truth29

Yep, us Tea Partiers are innocent babes compared to the vicious unions fighting for a bigger piece of our tax dollars. No contest.


32 posted on 03/01/2011 10:18:05 AM PST by tioga
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To: Flag_This

Nice...


33 posted on 03/01/2011 10:19:30 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: JesseWatters; Westbrook
"State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D) has been hit particularly hard by his paycheck being withheld." 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.
34 posted on 03/01/2011 10:24:45 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Truth29

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.


35 posted on 03/01/2011 10:27:46 AM PST by Rad_J
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To: JesseWatters

When is Julie’s next docotr’s appointment? She whould be concerned for the health of her unborn child.


Julie Lassa (D) is pregnant


36 posted on 03/01/2011 10:30:03 AM PST by Dacula (Proud husband of a Breast Cancer survivor.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
""State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D) has been hit particularly hard by his paycheck being withheld."

"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?

37 posted on 03/01/2011 10:31:20 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Dacula
When is Julie’s next docotr’s appointment? She whould be concerned for the health of her unborn child.

Illinois has doctors.

38 posted on 03/01/2011 10:33:38 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: milwguy

Great job!


39 posted on 03/01/2011 10:36:26 AM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: JesseWatters

I have unfortunately mislaid my world’s smallest violin.


40 posted on 03/01/2011 10:38:35 AM PST by Argus
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To: JesseWatters
State Sen. Julie Lassa is pregnant...

Choice!

41 posted on 03/01/2011 10:40:46 AM PST by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: JesseWatters
State Sen. Julie Lassa (D) is pregnant and "extremely unhappy" about being on the run.

She's a lib dem. I'm surprised Planned Parenthood isn't offering to perform an abortion at her hotel.

42 posted on 03/01/2011 10:44:15 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Argus
I pray that the pregnant Legislator not allow her child to be hurt by a shallow partisan political tantrum.
And as to the flippant observation that ‘Illinois has doctors’, there are reasons for pregnant women to receive consistent medical care for the duration of the pregnancy.
TWB
43 posted on 03/01/2011 10:49:20 AM PST by TWhiteBear (Jobs, Peace, Food, Security .... Down with Obama(Peacefully))
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To: Truth29

Um...all the Tea Partiers are at work.


44 posted on 03/01/2011 10:51:03 AM PST by misharu (I am an Independent Conservative who caucuses with the Republicans (for now).)
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To: Truth29

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”


45 posted on 03/01/2011 10:57:18 AM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: clintonh8r
State Sen. Julie Lassa is pregnant...

Choice!

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

46 posted on 03/01/2011 11:00:14 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (Obama: All turban, no camels.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
"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."

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.

47 posted on 03/01/2011 11:02:39 AM PST by Truth29
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To: PapaBear3625
"Illinois has doctors."

Illinois has doctors?

48 posted on 03/01/2011 11:05:09 AM PST by BlueLancer (Nuke Austin from orbit .... it's the only way to be sure.)
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To: JesseWatters

Life can be tough if you are doing the wrong thing.


49 posted on 03/01/2011 11:18:03 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
WOW,

FOX,

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.

50 posted on 03/01/2011 11:24:29 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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