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AP Spins WI Vote As Defeat For The GOP

From a shameless Associated Press:

Wis. defeat could help launch counterattack on GOP

By Scott Bauer, Associated Press Thu Mar 10, 2011

MADISON, Wis. – With the labor movement suffering an epic defeat in Wisconsin and perhaps other states, union leaders plan to use the setback to fire up working people nationwide and mount a major counterattack against Republicans at the ballot box in 2012.

What is the percent of public sector union members in the general population? Compared with the percentage of taxpayers whom they are fleecing? We are talking about a percent of a percent.

Bring it on.

Wisconsin’s measure stripping public employees of most bargaining rights swiftly advanced to GOP Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday, and he promised to sign it as soon as possible.

Notice how the media never describes Gov. Walker’s reform bill as "stripping" public sector unions of their power to force people into joining their unions and pay dues. Or "stripping" the Democrat Party of their revenue stream of money unwillingly extracted from taxpayers by the government employee which in turn gets funneled into the union coffers and then sent to the Democrat Party and their candidates.

But labor leaders say the events in Wisconsin have helped galvanize support for unions across the country. They hope to use the momentum to help fight off other attacks and grow their membership.

Said the president of the AFL-CIO: "I guess I ought to say thank you particularly to Scott Walker. We should have invited him here today to receive the Mobilizer of the Year award from us!"

As several states seek to follow Wisconsin’s lead, newly invigorated public unions are looking ahead to the next election. Democrats are pressing to recall Republican opponents of organized labor and turn the debate into a focal point of next year’s campaign.

Remember how the unions threatened candidates and promised to steamroll the vote during the 2010 midterms? We saw how that turned out. They are paper tigers. Toothless paper tigers.

If it weren’t for the Democrat controlled media, nobody would even know unions still existed. That is, except for the money they taken out of our wallets, via taxes and forced ‘dues.’

The Wisconsin Assembly voted 53-42 Thursday to pass the bill after about three hours of discussion, far less than the 61-hour, three-day marathon it took to approve a previous version two weeks ago.

The AP pretends that those 61 hours were a "discussion" and not a spittle flecked filibuster by the Democrats.

The passage drew shouts of "shame, shame, shame" from protesters in the gallery and came only a day after dramatic action in the Republican-controlled Senate, which used a legislative maneuver Wednesday to quickly adopt the bill without any of the 14 Democrats who fled to Illinois three weeks ago.

These bussed-in public sector union thugs who have freeloaded off the taxpayers for generations don’t know the meaning of the word ‘shame.’ They certainly have proved to the world that they are incapable of feeling shame.

But it is just like way they talk about ‘freedom,’ while they try to prevent anyone from having a choice about joining a union to teach in public schools. It’ s like the way they talk about ‘democracy,’ while they shout down elected representatives and occupy the Assembly Chambers in order to block votes.

It’s like the way they talk about courage, when their heroes run away to hid.

Democrats said their counterattack efforts were already beginning to bear fruit in the form of donations: The party’s Wisconsin chapter said it raised $300,000 overnight and has collected $800,000 from 32,000 donors in just five days.

Party chairman Mike Tate said Senate Democrats have raised $750,000 over the past month alone

Meanwhile, the videos of their spittle flecked tantrums are priceless — for the other side. Think about it. It will be pretty tough for Wisconsin Democrats to run as rock ribbed conservatives after this display of their true intentions.

Shortly before the vote, police had to move dozens of protesters who were sitting just outside the Assembly chamber doors, blocking the way for lawmakers. Officers dragged many of them away, but there were no arrests

Why not? Just imagine if they had been Tea Party supporters? – But we suppose allowances must be made for all of those put-upon "hardworking middle class families" that we saw being dragged out.

Labor organizations have already pledged to pour more than $30 million into efforts to stop legislation in dozens of states seeking to limit public workers’ bargaining rights or otherwise curb union power.

Does anybody in the media ever think to ask where these unions get so much money? Year in and year out, they can just blow through untold millions. Again, there are very few union members in the US, since they have killed off most of their host industries.

Where is all of this money coming from? If we had a real news media, there would be investigations.

Union officials are helping to mobilize protesters in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and other states to keep the pressure on

The ‘goon-ions’ and Mr. Obama and the DNC’s Organizing For America can do what they will. But as all-powerful as they are, even they cannot repeal the laws of economics.

"Gov. Walker’s overreaching has brought us to this moment to be able to talk about jobs, to be able to talk about the right to collective bargaining," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday in Washington. "This is the debate we’ve wanted to have for 25 years. Well, guess what? Suddenly the debate came to us."

Clearly, the communist thug Richard Trumka is a devout atheist. Or he wouldn’t rant so easily about people "overreaching" without the fear of being struck by lightning.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, March 11th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “AP Spins WI Vote As Defeat For The GOP”

  1. oldpuppydixie

    So we’re supposed to believe that Trumpka has “wanted to debate” for the past 25 years?? Uh huh. One thing union thugs REALLY hold dear is the right of “non-believers” to present their opinions!!!!

  2. proreason

    Does anyone else see the resemblence between Trumka and Stalin? Both have the look of criminals who reached power through intimidation and cruelty.

    • tranquil.night

      Oh it’s uncanny. I don’t remember if it was you or Petronius who noted it a week or so ago, but I did a search to see if it’s a widely noticed comparison around the net. Come to find out, it is – on the Left. And they love it!

  3. Reality Bytes

    Remember the shellacking Reagan took when he fired the air traffic controllers. God I miss the grown ups!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5JSToyiyr8

    Sorry wrong post – I must be out of practice

  4. wardmama4

    Didn’t they scream ‘war criminal’ about evil bushitlerburtonco – and how he was just a trial away from utter destruction and humiliation? And aren’t all of his evil machinations (The Patriot Act, Dept of Homeland Security, War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan and of course that ultimate evil of terrorist recruitment – Gitmo) alive and well running under NEWmanagement?? [Hat tip to the dead Kennedy for such an apropos phrase]

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Commonly referred to as a “distinction without a difference” and it was fairly well known that there was no way that o-blamer would deviate from those things as they stood. For one thing, people who think that it might appear easy to change all of the things that were disliked until you actually tried to do it and run smack-dab into the reasons why they must remain as they are. The reasons are many…the justification plain. It just rubs national socialists raw and they see it as a failure of o-blamer to live up to his “promises”. That, of course was among their first mistakes: To believe he could carry through with them. Or that he would.

  5. Mithrandir

    It’s the ‘ol democrat line, “You’ll pay for this!”

    Did Republicans pay after having the federal government shut down in the 90s? NO! They had power until 2006!

    Did they “pay” for Bill Clinton’s impeachment? NO! George Bush was elected soon after.

    Did they “pay” for going to war in Afghanistan and Iraq? NO! Bush was re-elected in 2004.

    Republicans never really pay for all these crazy threats the democrats like to throw at them. The Dems totally lost their minds after Clinton got impeached. They have been on a temper tantrum ever since. There is no dealing with these people, just move legislation as if they are not even there.

    • tranquil.night

      It’s a good point, Mith.

      All bark, no bite. Because at the end of the day the core of their power base and governing structure isn’t legitimate but corrupt, and it’s easily observable once it’s accepted that they’re liars.

      It’s the Republicans who defeat themselves by showing weakness in the face of intense media criticism, when it’s only because the media is doing it’s damndest to help the Demoncraps protect their power.

      It’s the Republicans who defeat themselves by engaging in the same big business/big government fascist cronyism and abandoning consitutional principles to share in pillaging the exploits of the American Taxpayer with downright power-mongering lunatics. They did it in ’06, ’08, they didn’t win in ’10 – the Tea Party did. 2012 will go the same way if that’s their desire.




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