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Wisconsin Democrats could stay away for weeks
AP via Yahoo ^ | 2/18/11 | By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

Posted on 02/18/2011 1:09:24 PM PST by Jean S

Wisconsin Democrats could stay away for weeks

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 02/18/2011 1:09:29 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S

I have mixed feelings.


2 posted on 02/18/2011 1:10:20 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Jean S

At what point are they considered to have quit? They can’t just not show up for work.


3 posted on 02/18/2011 1:10:32 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Jean S

They’ll be back once the cheese curd cravings kick in.


4 posted on 02/18/2011 1:11:28 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: Jean S

Good maybe they can push through some good legislation while they are gone!

GOP might not need Democrats to pass controversial legislation

http://www.wisconsinreporter.com/gop-might-not-need-democrats-to-pass-controversial-legislation


5 posted on 02/18/2011 1:12:04 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: Jean S

I wonder how that’s going to go over with wives, kids, and any jobs or businesses they have.


6 posted on 02/18/2011 1:13:08 PM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: FromLori
"Good maybe they can push through some good legislation while they are gone!"

They can't. No quorum.

7 posted on 02/18/2011 1:13:12 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Jean S

Good, allows the starting and completition of a recall petition to get their lazy butts replaced.


8 posted on 02/18/2011 1:14:04 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Jean S

“Wisconsin Democrats could stay away for weeks “ - if they’d taken their constituents along, no one would mind.


9 posted on 02/18/2011 1:14:10 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Jean S

Damn public employees. You can’t fire ‘em either! Send the law out to get the Rat Runners or send them their pink slips! The cowardly, lazy bass turds.


10 posted on 02/18/2011 1:14:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: ChocChipCookie

...but I’m sure the mistresses and lovers will be happy to cross state lines.


11 posted on 02/18/2011 1:14:42 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: KansasGirl
"At what point are they considered to have quit? They can’t just not show up for work."

You're confusing political-world for the real world. In any other job, if you're gone for several days without notice, you've abandoned your job. In the political world, you're not gone until you either resign, or are expelled.

They probably can't expel anyone without a quorum.

12 posted on 02/18/2011 1:15:00 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Jean S

Aren’t there laws regarding faithful execution of duties for them?
I would think they could be nailed for abandoning the positions they were elected to perform.


13 posted on 02/18/2011 1:15:22 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Jean S

Can we go for years?


14 posted on 02/18/2011 1:15:25 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Jean S

If Wisconsin voters put up with this abdication of duty indefinitely, they deserve such irresponsible state government.


15 posted on 02/18/2011 1:15:25 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: OldDeckHand

Actually they can. The 3/5ths qourum requirement ONLY applies to fiscal legislation. So they could go ahead with CCW / gun legislation and other non-fiscal laws.


16 posted on 02/18/2011 1:16:05 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: ChocChipCookie
I wonder how that’s going to go over with wives, kids, and any jobs or businesses they have.

You forgot the mistresses...

17 posted on 02/18/2011 1:16:11 PM PST by JohnLongIsland (time to get out of ny => 134 days and counting...)
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To: Jean S

Can this be considered a conspiracy to defraud the State’s Constitutional process?


18 posted on 02/18/2011 1:16:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Jean S

Life will go on as normal. They do more good when they aren’t in session, and their “business” will still be there when they get back from their silly little journey.

Meanwhile, if I leave my own business for even 2 days, all hell breaks loose and things start to fall apart.


19 posted on 02/18/2011 1:17:41 PM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Jean S

Wisconsin Democrats Could Stay Away for Week


Be still my beating heart!

This is wonderful news! May the world see the tyranny at the top and anarchy on the street, while the union elected flee from doing their job. Wonderful news!

They are all together frying Obama’s chances for re-election right in front of his face, for all the world to see on live tv. Splendid, I tell you.


20 posted on 02/18/2011 1:17:53 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: Jean S

I’m sure there are...erm...pressure points that will cause a runaway Demmocommie to come back.

And if that doesn’t work, licensed bounty hunters.


21 posted on 02/18/2011 1:18:10 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: OldDeckHand
They can't. No quorum.

They need 20 for a quorum only for passing fiscal legislation. If it's non-fiscal, they already have enough for a quorum.

Think of all the non-fiscal goodies they can pass while the Dems hide out in IL: make WI a right-to-work state, all kinds of pro-gun legislation, the sky's the limit. If only they had the balls....

22 posted on 02/18/2011 1:18:18 PM PST by kevao (I)
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To: Darksheare

I’m not sure, as far as I know they’re still behaving legally although cowardly.


23 posted on 02/18/2011 1:18:27 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S

I’d dock their pay for every day they’re gone and keep moving Senate business ahead on any bill where I didn’t need a 60% forum.


24 posted on 02/18/2011 1:20:07 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Jean S

Beggars the imagination.
New York, they’d at least have had several bribes and kickbacks worked in there as well.

I know, don’t give them ideas.


25 posted on 02/18/2011 1:21:01 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Jean S
I hope they stay out, and Obama jumps right in there with both feet. He and revrund jackson and whatever other media whores they can regurgitate up. The normal people of Wisconsin will be getting sick and tired of the BS in fairly short order, as they see their schools and state offices going untended, and it will blow up in the face of the Left.
26 posted on 02/18/2011 1:21:01 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jean S

Recall of the absent representatives?


27 posted on 02/18/2011 1:22:42 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Jean S

The parents will just love them if they do. heh


28 posted on 02/18/2011 1:22:47 PM PST by bronxville
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To: taxcontrol

“Actually they can. The 3/5ths qourum requirement ONLY applies to fiscal legislation. So they could go ahead with CCW / gun legislation and other non-fiscal laws.”

Is a law stating that if an elected official misses 10 or more consecutive days of a legislative session then that official has vacated that office a non-fiscal law?

If so, the solution is obvious.


29 posted on 02/18/2011 1:23:33 PM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: Jean S

Then take the fight to these MFs......Alinsky tactics: isolate, ridicule, hypocrisy, uncaring for “the children”

Expose them for lying, hypocritical selfish bastards they are. They’re givin you the rope, hang em high.

And add to the uncaring for “The taxpayers” Gee, try THAT ONE ON FOR SIZE FOR ONCE GOP” Trust me, it will work.


30 posted on 02/18/2011 1:24:11 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: Jean S

I wonder if it`s possible to hold back their paychecks? I don`t get paid to run away from my job...


31 posted on 02/18/2011 1:24:54 PM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President, another idiot....)
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To: Jean S
Want to bet... their leader was chased into a car and was promising to return to Wisconsin at that time... he cannot hold up under the assault that he will face if he continues his dereliction of duty.

LLS

32 posted on 02/18/2011 1:26:34 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Jean S

Stop their pay now, and they will come back..


33 posted on 02/18/2011 1:26:53 PM PST by aces
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To: taxcontrol
"The 3/5ths qourum requirement ONLY applies to fiscal legislation"

Interesting. I wonder what the criteria is for member expulsion. In the US House, expulsion only requires a 2/3rds vote, which is marginally smaller than 3/5ths - maybe they can pull that off.

That should start some riots.

34 posted on 02/18/2011 1:27:18 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Jean S

You little people will do what we say, when we tell you to do it and smile while doing it.

Now pay your taxes, we need raises. :)


35 posted on 02/18/2011 1:28:14 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: taxcontrol
...CCW / gun legislation...

Why stop there? Make the Rats head explode and pass OPEN carry. Ban abortions. Ban teacher tenure. Require ID to vote. All those things that always make Rats go into hissy fits.

36 posted on 02/18/2011 1:29:19 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (I direct my vile hate speach and eliminationist rhetoric at this joke of a government.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Then take the fight to these MFs......

You're on to something here. Suppose one or two of them are hiding out in a hotel in, I don't know, Nebraska. They're spotted and tracked, but their trackers keep a distance. In the meantime, the republican Senators are sent to the location where these democrats are located and have the vote at that location. In essence, hold the vote in the hotel lobby or bar.

If you can't bring the democrats to the Senate, bring the Senate to the democrats!

37 posted on 02/18/2011 1:29:24 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: FromLori

Hmmmm, interesting. Pass the parts that can be passed. Let the Dems squeal.


38 posted on 02/18/2011 1:29:39 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Jean S

President Barack Obama has also weighed in, saying in an interview with Milwaukee television station WTMJ that Walker’s bill to “an assault on unions.”


Assault on unions?
what about the unions and Obama, and the democrats assault on the united states and their assault on the people.

The unions are nothing but a bunch of dam extortionists and thieves and any one worth their salt would not belong to one of them unless they do not care for freedom or have their heads in the sand.


39 posted on 02/18/2011 1:30:15 PM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofs)
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To: Jean S
Only if they can do it on someone else's nickel.

Who the heck is footing the bills for the 'Rats?

40 posted on 02/18/2011 1:30:22 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Jean S

RECALL!

Kathleen Vineout should be the target from District 31.

She won by 403 out of 60,298 votes cast this last fall. Around 15,500 signatures would be needed to recall her butt and force a new election. If you can get the signatures this weekend and submit them on Monday, she would have at most until May 17th before she would face the voters again.

Hit them! Hit them hard! Kathleen Vineout is the target, cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war!


41 posted on 02/18/2011 1:30:45 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Jean S
IIRC, Erpenbach, who has been acting as the AWOL official spokesperson is the former brother-in-law of Russ Feingold of MaCain-Feingold notoriety. Feingold divorced Erpenbach’s sister a few years ago.
42 posted on 02/18/2011 1:32:43 PM PST by madinmadtown
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To: Jean S

I think this is a strategy that Dhimmicrat members of the U.S. Congress should employ, except I would promote permanent exile.


43 posted on 02/18/2011 1:33:12 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("[T]here is nothing so aggravating [in life] as being condescended to by an idiot" ~ Ann Coulter)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Damn public employees. You can’t fire ‘em either! Send the law out to get the Rat Runners or send them their pink slips! The cowardly, lazy bass turds.


Sounds just like it is, Amen to that.


44 posted on 02/18/2011 1:33:13 PM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofs)
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To: taxcontrol

Scratch that - 2/3rds would be more. Of course, that’s assuming it’s actually 2/3rds. It could be simple majority for all I know.


45 posted on 02/18/2011 1:33:22 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Jean S

What a bunch of discourteous jerks! We didn’t even have a chance to toss a Bon Voyage TEA party for them..


46 posted on 02/18/2011 1:36:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: RitaOK

Be still my beating heart!

This is wonderful news! May the world see the tyranny at the top and anarchy on the street, while the union elected flee from doing their job. Wonderful news!

They are all together frying Obama’s chances for re-election right in front of his face, for all the world to see on live tv. Splendid, I tell you.


You may be right, I sure hope so.


47 posted on 02/18/2011 1:36:41 PM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofs)
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To: Jean S

They must be tired and need a place to rest.

48 posted on 02/18/2011 1:38:17 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Jean S
Once again, comments on the site at Yahoo (hardly a conservative forum like Free Republic) indicate that we are, indeed, far and away THE MAJORITY. It was the same when Juan Williams was fired: the comments at the yahoo news site were about 10 to one AGAINST NPR, liberalsim, etc. Liberals were very much in the minority, and many of those who ID's themselves as liberals said they STILL though NPR was way out of line. It was a beautiful thing to see.

Skim them. Posters at yahoo responding to this story are OVERWHELMINGLY on the same page as we FReepers.

Next time you think to yourself, "Well, 52 percent of Americans were dumb enough to elect Obama," think again, and remember VOTE FRAUD. The reason Democrats have to gin votes via Moter Voter, registering the elderly and mentally disabled (and then "helping" them vote), bus in homeless to polls on election day and bribe them with smokes and booze, retain the dead on voting rolls, engage "hanging chads," find mysterious ballot boxes in the trunks of cars after voting day, and disenfranchise military voters ...

....HELLO?????...

... the reason Democrats have to do this cheating and manufacturing of votes they'd never get otherwise is because they are the MINORITY.

Remember it.

If Democrats didn't cheat, they would lose because too few voters would vote for their candidates. They have to cheat to win because they're the minority. Hence, nowhere near "half of Americans" ever supported, let alone voted for, Obama or indeed probably most of the liberal Democrats in Congress, state and national.

I love yahoo because its comments section CONFIRMS that we are the majority. Please, please remember it and remind others, when you hear them lament, "Well, half of Americans voted for Obama." IT IS A LIE, a lie proven by the fact that Democrats have to cheat to win.

The MSM and pop Hollywood culture, on the other hand, is so dominated by liberals that it has fooled us into thinking that there are more liberal Democrats than there actually are. It has so demoralized we right-minded (if not always registered Republican) Americans that we've been fooled into thinking elections won by Democrats via fraud were legitimate. They weren't. Their candidates would have LOST if the Democrats hadn't cheated, and they would have lost because WE are the majority.

Again, read the comments on the yahoo news site. It is encouraging and enlightening as to the REAL America.

And remember, too, that to see REAL change in America, we must require photo ID in order to vote.

49 posted on 02/18/2011 1:40:40 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Oh, it will be worse for them then that.

If they do come back, and the teachers go back to work, they will have to have ‘make up days’ for all the time that was missed. And they generally do it in the summertime.

If you think parents are upset now, just wait!


50 posted on 02/18/2011 1:40:59 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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