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The Main Message From Madison: The Jig Is Up
Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 7, 2012 | Douglas MacKinnon

Posted on 06/09/2012 6:09:53 AM PDT by billorites

By far the most amusing and telling result of the thumping the corrupt public-employee unions and out-of-state far-left zealots suffered in Wisconsin is the whining and hand-wringing now being exhibited by a growing collection of liberal pundits, politicians and ultra-wealthy activists who are uniformly saying this is a "major wake-up call for the left, Democrats and unions."

No, it's not. It's a loud and clear pronouncement that big government and big-government giveaways to people who want something for nothing is over. Look at the actual results. Listen to the actual people of Wisconsin.

Many were flat-out offended and angered that the far-left flooded into their state to attempt to overturn the voice of the people. These voters, like the majority of the American people, are tired of being fooled or even fooling themselves. They look at the life-destroying economic collapses in Greece, Spain, Italy, Illinois, New York and California and now know exactly the cause and who is willingly spreading the disease.

The voters of Wisconsin know that the Democrat Party is for the most part owned and operated by corrupt public-employee unions that want to suck every last dollar out of their pockets to fund bankrupt pensions and health care plans for themselves and their members.

The voters of Wisconsin have realized that these unions and the politicians who support them are literally stealing from them and endangering the economic future of their children.

The false "major wake-up call" the far-left pundits, union officials and politicians want to shout is that rather than the corrupt and budget-destroying policies of the unions being at fault, were it not for the money of "evil" conservatives and corporations, all would be well in liberal utopia.

Said an official from the American Federation of Teachers: "It's pretty clear that the voices of...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: milwaukee; scottwalker; tombarrett; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 06/09/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

2 posted on 06/09/2012 6:12:00 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: billorites

“It’s a loud and clear pronouncement that big government and big-government giveaways to people who want something for nothing is over.”

The welfare begging filth of this country outnumber us by a huge margin. Every day there are more and more and more of them and fewer of us. On top of that, at least half the people who are not welfare begging filth, are so GD stupid they go around saying things like, “I don’t mind paying a little bit more to help people.”

We are doomed.


3 posted on 06/09/2012 6:35:24 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

One of my union relatives said:

“Unions are there to get me the most money for the least amount of work.”


4 posted on 06/09/2012 6:44:28 AM PDT by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains


5 posted on 06/09/2012 6:45:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Iron Munro

6 posted on 06/09/2012 6:46:57 AM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: 4Liberty

“The jig is up”...isn’t that racist?


7 posted on 06/09/2012 6:48:38 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Travis McGee

Liberal Idiot BUMP


8 posted on 06/09/2012 6:53:04 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: billorites
Many were flat-out offended and angered that the far-left flooded into their state to attempt to overturn the voice of the people.

That's why I question whether Romney has a chance there. The outsiders' blatant attempt to ramrod their agenda ticked off a lot of people - that doesn't necessarily mean a sharp swing to the Republicans.

9 posted on 06/09/2012 6:54:50 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: billorites

You mean the Koch Brothers didn’t buy this election like my liberal friends claim? I am shocked!


10 posted on 06/09/2012 7:00:19 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: billorites
Quote of the Day:

“There are two very different views in the country. The current administration seems to think that success is measured by how many people are dependent on the government. I think success is measured by how many are not.”

-Governor Scott Walker-

11 posted on 06/09/2012 7:03:17 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Hoodat
Socialism: A political and economic system in which underachievers forcibly redistribute their mediocrity to the rest of society.
12 posted on 06/09/2012 7:14:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: hal ogen

Thats what the SS says every morning at the white hut


13 posted on 06/09/2012 7:21:46 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: hal ogen

I think so too. At least, when I was younger “Jig” was short for a racist word that was just as bad as the “n” word.
Yet I have seen the above phrase in at least three different msm stories this morning, real mainstream media.


14 posted on 06/09/2012 7:24:47 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Wiser now
"The jig is up" just means "The song is over", a jig being a lively Irish tune. No need to let Sharpton and Company redefine the word for their own purposes.

"The jig is up" is, however, an extraordinarily tired cliche - and its use here is further proof that today's media is bereft of actual writing talent. :)

15 posted on 06/09/2012 7:34:47 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I’ve never heard that explanation but it makes perfect sense. I’ll remember that in case I encounter someone who wants to give it a racial conotation. I have heard the word used as an epithet before before.


16 posted on 06/09/2012 7:43:58 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Wiser now

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jigaboo


17 posted on 06/09/2012 8:01:51 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: billorites


18 posted on 06/09/2012 8:22:43 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: billorites

They lost because they put one of their cults ahead of the rest of the cults. Now if Mittster was smart he would divide and conquer the left, instead of listening to those geniuses who think the Left is comprised of a solid monolithic unstoppable juggernaut of “then libruls.”


19 posted on 06/09/2012 8:57:52 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: billorites
"public-employee unions" are more than corrupt, or "who want something for nothing" -- They Are Insane.

During Clinton's 'gubmint shutdown' I was involved in a remodeling - mechanical upgrade project in a Gubmint Bldg. I was on site for for 18 months as Project Manager for our scope of work. And all work was done by Union Construction workers.

But to the "public-employee unions" it made zero difference that fellow 'brothers' were involved. There were 13 Separate Unions that 'represented' those 'public employees' and every one was Certifiably NUTS with their demands on how we could perform our work.

So I've seen these "public-employee unions" in action. And every one should be abolished by an act of congress. They are insane and we are paying for all this crap!!

And there's a HUGH difference between these 'unions' and Construction Trade Unions who go through a long apprentice program of 4 to 5 years depending on the trade. I would not wan to be in a building built by non union workers -- they are not safe. (and No I'm not in or ever been in any union)

20 posted on 06/09/2012 9:13:58 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
The welfare begging filth of this country outnumber us by a huge margin. Every day there are more and more and more of them and fewer of us.... they go around saying things like, “I don’t mind paying a little bit more to help people.”

We are doomed.

Try not to think like that. There is a group of people there who think they can do nothing but suck on the public teat, but it's not a monolithic bloc. There are teachers, and firefighters, policemen, and many other gov't workers, all with their own unions and their own agendas.

There's the welfare constituency - those who don't even pretend to perform useful labor but still want a handout. Those on welfare, AFDC, the unemployed, food stamps, etc. who expect their needs to be filled too. All want to be first in line for gov't gravy.

Using their own greed, we can get them to work against each other. Split them off into separate factions, by giving them choices.

"There are X dollars to be spent, who gets it?" Welfare queens will vote against pork for teachers, because it doesn't prosper them. Policemen and firefighters squabble over public money all the time. "Zero Sum" the issues - make it clear that if one faction gets a raise, everyone else gets cut. They'll turn on each other like starving RATS.

21 posted on 06/09/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: billorites
The jig is up

. . . and gone!

22 posted on 06/09/2012 9:17:20 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Wiser now; Paladin2

Many years ago, I was in a record store, when a young Black guy came in wearing a bright yellow t-shirt with the word “Jigaboo” boldly emblazoned in black letters. As he came near, I cracked up! Then apologized, telling him his shirt was hilariously outrageous. Turned out he was studying Mechanical Engineering at Case, as had my Dad. We talked for a while. Good kid! Very smart, and a great sense of humor!


23 posted on 06/09/2012 9:17:39 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Hoodat

“There are two very different views in the country. The current administration seems to think that success is measured by how many people are dependent on the government. I think success is measured by how many are not.”

-Governor Scott Walker-

IMHO, that is the quote of the year! It’s almost Reaganesque.


24 posted on 06/09/2012 9:27:05 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Oratam

Ahh, Gregory Hines in History of the World. One of Mel Brooks best efforts. It was a commercial bomb however.


25 posted on 06/09/2012 9:36:26 AM PDT by Leavemealone
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To: hal ogen

[ “The jig is up”...isn’t that racist? ]

Well it depends on which jig your talking about..


26 posted on 06/09/2012 9:49:20 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Paladin2

Oh my God, but I have led a sheltered life. Words fail me.


27 posted on 06/09/2012 11:23:35 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: billorites

28 posted on 08/10/2012 5:00:21 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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