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Wisconsin GOP Abandons Penalties on Missing Dem Senators
Fox News.com ^ | 03/16/2011

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state senators will have votes they cast in committee counted and other penalties imposed against them will be rescinded after they returned to the state on Saturday.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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: cowards; losers; morons; notsurprised; whatnodeadlinelol; wisconsinshowdown; wisconsinwimps; wtf
When there are no repercussions from ones actions, what's to stop them from repeating their actions?
1 posted on 03/16/2011 7:04:30 AM PDT by Puppage
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To: Puppage

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.


2 posted on 03/16/2011 7:07:17 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Puppage

When you don’t discipline a VERY NAUGHTY CHILD, what happens?

They UP the bad behavior because they KNOW there are NO CONSEQUENCES.

BIG MISTAKE.

The GOP needs to GROW UP TOO!


3 posted on 03/16/2011 7:07:55 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: all the best

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.


4 posted on 03/16/2011 7:09:59 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Puppage

Spineless turds.


5 posted on 03/16/2011 7:10:05 AM PDT by ronnyquest (Barack H. Obama is the Manchurian Candidate. What are you going to do about it?)
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To: Puppage
Nothing like demoralizing the GOP base ahead of the recall elections. There is something genetic about Republicans inability to act with the ruthlessness of Democrats and to handicap themselves.
6 posted on 03/16/2011 7:11:26 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Puppage

Time to take up voter ID and get rid of allowing Registration on election day.


7 posted on 03/16/2011 7:12:13 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Puppage
Look at it this way, Wisconsin is a mostly Democrat state. It will be that way for the next half to 3/4 century.

Odds are good the Republicans will need to do the same thing someday.

8 posted on 03/16/2011 7:12:29 AM PDT by muawiyah (Make America Safe For Americans)
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To: Puppage

Losers


9 posted on 03/16/2011 7:15:08 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Puppage

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.


10 posted on 03/16/2011 7:16:57 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Time to take up voter ID and get rid of allowing Registration on election day.

No, the time was when the Dems were AWOL. If they wouldn't do it then, they won't do it now.

11 posted on 03/16/2011 7:21:18 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: muawiyah

But at that time the dems would penalize them, this is not lets play fair. this is saving our country, or should be..


12 posted on 03/16/2011 7:21:26 AM PDT by aces
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To: Puppage

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.”


13 posted on 03/16/2011 7:22:56 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Puppage
The GOP got the Big Kahuna (collective bargaining).

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.

14 posted on 03/16/2011 7:23:34 AM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up
We fought a war at great sacrifice and cost so that Iraq can have purple ink voting.

we need a shock and awe on WI.

15 posted on 03/16/2011 7:27:00 AM PDT by spokeshave (WTF....the only thing 0bambi's investments will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy.)
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To: Puppage
assurances he received from Democrats that they will participate in future Senate sessions

"assurances from democrats" have the value of dogsh*t in my book.

16 posted on 03/16/2011 7:27:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA (God bless Gov. Walker and the WI Legislature!)
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To: Puppage

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.


17 posted on 03/16/2011 7:27:07 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: indylindy
You are too young to remember it but there was this IMPEACH EARL WARREN sign up for decades down toward Franklin.

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.

18 posted on 03/16/2011 7:28:16 AM PDT by muawiyah (Make America Safe For Americans)
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To: indylindy
This seems to be a problem with republicans, even the ones we sent to Washington.

They are consumed with their portrayal in the media, and deep down believe that the left-wing media defines reality. They do not realize that their constitutents can think for themselves. Until they stop worrying about their images in the press (a losing battle, which they also don't get) and start acting on their principles with consequences being damned, they will forever be the kid standing at the seashore ready to dip his toe in the oncoming surf and then running away at the last minute.
19 posted on 03/16/2011 7:29:55 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Puppage

“Wisconsin GOP Abandons Penalties on Missing Dem Senators”

Notice to Republicans: DO NOT try THIS stuff, yourself!!!


20 posted on 03/16/2011 7:30:02 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Puppage

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.


21 posted on 03/16/2011 7:31:15 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: what's up

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.


22 posted on 03/16/2011 7:40:33 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Let's party like it's 1773!)
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To: muawiyah

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.


23 posted on 03/16/2011 7:40:40 AM PDT by dforest
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To: all the best

gutless gop bump


24 posted on 03/16/2011 7:46:19 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Prokopton
They are doing Voter ID, need one dem present because it costs money.

These GOP lawmakers are not gutless, they all have, and families have received death threat, while police not always protecting them.

25 posted on 03/16/2011 7:55:26 AM PDT by factmart
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To: Puppage

This is a sign of weakness. When you fail to discipline, you are basically condoning the bad behavior.


26 posted on 03/16/2011 8:16:44 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Puppage
This is a smart move. The bottom line is that we're talking politics, and in a generally liberal state like Wisconsin, getting the GOP majority that's there right now is something of a miracle. Appearing vindictive after they won (and we did win) isn't going to help with voters.

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.

27 posted on 03/16/2011 8:20:13 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Portcall24
... the surgical procedure to remove the spine of politicians REPUBLICANS.

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.

28 posted on 03/16/2011 8:21:02 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: ronnyquest

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.


29 posted on 03/16/2011 9:10:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: what's up
“The Dems are currently hanging themselves in WI...they don't need help from the GOP.”We shall see. The Dems are going all out on the recall elections and if the GOP dispirits its base, we will see significant Democrat gains in the state Senate.
30 posted on 03/17/2011 5:10:45 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

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.


31 posted on 03/17/2011 5:20:48 AM PDT by sport
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To: Puppage
Stoopid Reps. They just do not know how to play the game.
32 posted on 03/17/2011 5:26:34 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Puppage
Stoopid Reps. They just do not know how to play the game.
33 posted on 03/17/2011 5:26:43 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Puppage
Stoopid Reps. They just do not know how to play the game.
34 posted on 03/17/2011 5:26:47 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: sport
"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.

35 posted on 03/17/2011 6:52:30 AM PDT by Truth29
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