Skip to comments.Wisconsin GOP Abandons Penalties on Missing Dem Senators
Posted on 03/16/2011 7:04:24 AM PDT by Puppage
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's Democratic state senators will have votes they cast in committee counted and other penalties imposed against them will be rescinded after they returned to the state on Saturday.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Tuesday that assurances he received from Democrats that they will participate in future Senate sessions and votes allowed him to rescind finding the Democrats in contempt.
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I knew this would happen the very moment I heard of the penalties. If it had been vice versa, you can bet Dems would have followed through.
When you don’t discipline a VERY NAUGHTY CHILD, what happens?
They UP the bad behavior because they KNOW there are NO CONSEQUENCES.
The GOP needs to GROW UP TOO!
Naughty undisplined little kids AWAYS “prmise” to be good but have NO INCENTIVE to be good because there are NO CONSEQUENCES. Extracting money from a Demoncrat would be like hangning them fromtheir findgernails. They are only good at spending YOUR money and excusing themselves from paying any of their money.
Time to take up voter ID and get rid of allowing Registration on election day.
Odds are good the Republicans will need to do the same thing someday.
This seems to be a problem with republicans, even the ones we sent to Washington. Just heard Jed Babbin on a local radio show here in Indy saying the GOP is not in charge. The word is that the dems are still running things.
I don’t know what is wrong with the republicans, but they are going to find themselves being challenged with 3rd party candidates if they fail to lead.
No, the time was when the Dems were AWOL. If they wouldn't do it then, they won't do it now.
But at that time the dems would penalize them, this is not lets play fair. this is saving our country, or should be..
We need a reality medical show that lets us see the surgical procedure to remove the spine of politicians. It must happen immediately after they are sworn in.
“Welcome to the political party...there’s just one more stop before you are seated. It won’t take long. A simply procedure to completely remove your spine.”
Penalties would have seemed liked overkill to many indie voters.
The Dems are currently hanging themselves in WI...they don't need help from the GOP.
we need a shock and awe on WI.
"assurances from democrats" have the value of dogsh*t in my book.
Big mistake. The unions would have paid the fines anyways. Deplete their coffers a bit and make this count. They will continue to act like little children and run away when things get tough.
I know the guys who paid for that sign thought of both Democrats and Republicans as being somewhat short of being patriotic.
Many flowers shall bloom eh!
Did you catch my post elsewhere on the experiences of Oliver P. Morton, Civil War Governor, and the need for Republicans to escape to Madison Indiana to avoid being murdered by the Democrats who ran the legislature?
Bet you didn't.
All is not as it seems, and Indiana has a history of quite vigorous, violent even, political debate and conflict.
“Wisconsin GOP Abandons Penalties on Missing Dem Senators”
Notice to Republicans: DO NOT try THIS stuff, yourself!!!
The point was for the GOP to get the goods. They did. To keep pounding on this is a distraction and gives the Dems a chance to milk it for some sympathy. They have bigger fish to fry. Next up: Concealed Carry.
You are so right. They threw their hissy fit, essentially tossing the state upside down for a month. They STILL LOST, and now we are seeing a strong backlash to those actions. Unions have been fully exposed and are going to be crippled by passing the bill. There are many fights ahead, and the democrats will have to stay and fight them. There is NO WAY their bloc will re-create their infantile behavior. We need to move on and finish the job of balancing the budget.
You are right. I don’t remember that! I from the northside, Broad Ripple area.
I do know that Franklin is wanting a tax hike for teachers right now.
Now the part about republicans escaping to Madison to not be murdered is plausible. LOL Maybe that is a problem nationwide and a reason for republicans to be wimpy.
I never paid attention too much on state and local politics before Lugar as mayor or Otis Bowen as governor.
I do enjoy your posts though.
gutless gop bump
These GOP lawmakers are not gutless, they all have, and families have received death threat, while police not always protecting them.
This is a sign of weakness. When you fail to discipline, you are basically condoning the bad behavior.
The important thing is that we won on the substance. Rubbing noses in it may feel good, but it won't play well with the swing voters who put that majority in place.
Fixed it for you. There is nothing wrong with the spines of demonRATS. In fact, it seems they have been implanted with the spines of the pubbies so they have two with which to rule.
They should be forced to lay on the lawn for a week because if they want to act like a turd they should look like one.
You can bet your ass that the GOP will do everything in its power to despirit its base. It happened in 2008 with the nomination of John McCain. It happened in 2010 in Alaska and Delaware to name a few. The Establishment Republican Party is a subsidary of the Democrat Party. They exist to help the Democrats in gaining and keeping power and to hinder Conservatives.
True true, and if the GOP loses seats in the Wisconsin recall elections, that will discourage other states from trying the same things as Governor Walker.