Skip to comments.(AWOL RAT Flea "Fabulous 14") Democrats who fled Wisconsin are given heroes' welcome
Posted on 03/13/2011 12:55:50 AM PST by Libloather
Democrats who fled Wisconsin are given heroes' welcome
By Dustin Weaver - 03/12/11 07:52 PM ET
The 14 Democrats who fled Wisconsin to block a vote on union legislation thanked protesters Saturday for supporting them during their self-imposed exile.
Calling themselves the "Fabulous 14," the Democrats appeared at a rally against a bill signed Friday by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) that ends collective bargaining rights for public employees. Critics call the law an "assault" on unions, but Walker said the legislation is necessary to reduce the states budget deficit.
The Republican majority in the state Senate passed the union bill earlier in the week, ending a long impasse that began when Democrats fled the state.
Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Madison, Wis., for the protest. Estimates of the crowd size ranged from 50,000 to 100,000 people.
The Democrats who held up the vote were given a heroes' welcome outside the Capitol in Madison. Chants of thank you, thank you were heard as each of the Democrats took a turn speaking to the crowd.
"It's so good to be home in Wisconsin," Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller (D) said, according to Reuters.
The Democrats said they have no regrets about fleeing to Illinois to hold up the budget bill and vowed that the fight over unions is far from over.
"Thank you for being our voice while we were gone. Thank you for being Wisconsin's voice while we were gone. Thank you for being America's voice," said State Sen. Spencer Coggs (D-Milwaukee), according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald blasted the Democrats upon their return, saying they insulted the legislature with their actions.
"I hope you're embarrassed to call yourselves senators," Fitzgerald said in a statement.
Opponents of the union law have vowed to fight on despite their defeat in the legislature. Booths were set up at Saturday's rally to collect signatures to recall Walker and eight Republican senators who backed the legislation, Reuters reported.
The law signed by Walker, which takes effect in late March, requires public workers to pay more for their pensions and health plans, saving the state an estimated $30 million.
Oh, that's right. Duh, winning!
Just keep on winning dems just keep on winning
Maybe the US House Dems will take the cue and stay away from Congress too.
Assault? Assualt on who? The unions have been an assualt on the public, and our nation!
To have unionized public servers all along, was, and has been, and is unconstitutional! And to strike is illegal!
ROTFLOL. It’s a farewell party since these guys quit. They weren’t fired. They quit. They didn’t do their jobs. They didn’t tell anyone they were leaving and they didn’t tell anyone when they were coming back so they quit.
So the fleebaggers are back. Why? Do they actually think they are going to matter? Who cares?
Sign at 9/12/09 march: “Don’t make me come back armed”
Should have changed the locks while they were gone!
Calling themselves the “Fabulous 14,”
I call them the Chicken$hit Caucus
>> Calling themselves the Fabulous 14,
The Fabulous Fleebaggers.
The more they protest, the more union resources are dissipated. Keep spending unions, and keep digging.
Could make for some nice billboards and bumperstickers...
“I hope you’re embarrassed to call yourselves senators,” Fitzgerald said in a statement.
Fat chance. They will be wallowing in self congratulatory pride until they get their way.
I can’t figure out why they had this rally after the fact, except as a threat to other governors and legislatures who are considering similar legislation.
Why waste the resources on a cause that was already lost?
I think it’s safe to say that conservatives got obliterated on the PR end of this. There were perhaps two conservative protests that got any coverage.
Meanwhile, the rats, per usual, put on the better protest.
This is like the Nazis giving a victory parade to the defenders of Berlin in 1945.
The conservatoves were busy filling the state coffers with tax money. That’s what the adults do when the children are out playing fleabagger, hippy and thugs.
Maybe we should emulate the children and the press will love us again? Like the TEA party in DC.
Good one Gene!
Did the Flees get payed for their job absence?
Americans are starting to catch on to the 'us vs. them' attitude of the unions. View these leftist union leaders as thieves in the night. They won't stop until they march over the cliff.
Now there are 14 reasons for recall....
I thought the 14 dems were supposed to get arrested/taken into custody when they returned to Wisconsin? Also, the Senate voted to place the 14 in contempt. Is that just a slap on the wrist?
“So the fleebaggers are back. Why? Do they actually think they are going to matter? Who cares?”
They still have to go to work tomorrow. Which means the budget bills will now be debated and voted on.
Unless they flee again.
Campaign commercial wrote itself. “Senator XXX. Bought and paid for by the Communist Party”
Cut her out of the will, and make her pay her own tuition.
To put things in perspective for these leftist clowns, the local Tea Party should be there to ridicule the Gang of 14 by cheering them and thanking them for their buffoonish flight from responsibility.
They took themselves out of the game and that allowed republicans to pass the legislation without discussion or debate. And their supporters are cheering them for it.
The scary part is that these leftist simpletons are the classroom teachers molding the minds of the Wisconsin school children.
They looked very uncomfortable to me. They claimed to be proud of what they did, but their body language spoke otherwise. Losers, all.
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