Sorry to be so blunt in exposing the progressives, and I hate putting this on our page, but you gotta know what we are up against. Consider the example of the media praise for Ian Murphy (the guy who made the crank call to Governor Scott Walker) this is who they are fawning over right now….. New Lefty Hero Blogger Who Pranked WI Gov Says “F*ck the Troops,” Calls Them Rapists Who “Volunteer to Murder People”… F**k The Troops – By Ian Murphy:
So, 4000 rubes are dead. Cry me the Tigris. Another 30,000 have been seriously wounded. Boo fucking hoo. They got what they asked for—and cool robotic limbs, too.
Likely, just reading the above paragraph made you uncomfortable. But why?
The benevolence of America’s “troops” is sacrosanct. Questioning their rectitude simply isn’t done. It’s the forbidden zone. We may rail against this tragic war, but our soldiers are lauded by all as saints. Why? They volunteered to partake in this savage idiocy, and for this they deserve our utmost respect? I think not.
The nearly two-thirds of us who know this war is bullshit need to stop sucking off the troops. They get enough action raping female soldiers and sodomizing Iraqi detainees. The political left is intent on “supporting” the troops by bringing them home, which is a good thing. But after rightly denouncing the administration’s lies and condemning this awful war, relatively sensible pundits—like Keith Olbermann—turn around and lovingly praise the soldiers’ brave service to the country. Why?
What service are they providing? I don’t remember ordering 300,000 dead Iraqis—although I was doing a lot of heavy narcotics back in ‘03. Our soldiers are not providing a service to the country, they’re providing a service to a criminal administration and their oil company cronies. When a mafia don orders a hit, is the assassin absolved of personal responsibility when it’s carried out? Of course not. What if the hit man was fooled into service? We’d all say, “Tough shit, you dumb Guido,” then lock him up and throw away the key.
As a society, we need to discard our blind deference to military service. There’s nothing admirable about volunteering to murder people. There’s nothing admirable about being rooked by obvious propaganda. There’s nothing admirable about doing what you’re told if what you’re told to do is terrible. (read more)
This is written by the guy they are using right now to drive their agenda. You see, the liberal left doesn’t care one bit what his personal hate filled views are so long as they fit their political agenda of the moment. So they are using the words and actions of a rabid military hater, and leftist ideologue, to advance their cause against Scott Walker in Wisconsin. These progressives will get in bed with anyone so long as it advances their narrative. Period. Even CNN will give this guy credibility. Sickening, but this is how entrenched they are with their need to advance against common sense conservative thought……/SD
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At 10:45 AM, the Vice President and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will meet with President of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka and with presidents of AFL-CIO labor organizations.
Whatever do you suppose they’re plotting inside this transparent Obama administration White House?
Former Obama Czar Van Jones for Massive Leftist Protests on Saturday… Over at the Huffington Post, Van Jones has issued a call for the country to spread the “spirit of Madison” to all 50 states in a massive day of action scheduled for Saturday, February 26. “The truth is that we don’t live Bangladesh or Malawi. America is not a poor country,” Jones writes. “The public has just been hypnotized into believing that the richest and most creative nation on Earth has only two choices in this crisis: massive austerity (as championed by the Tea Party/Republicans) or SEMI-massive austerity (as meekly offered by too many DC Democrats). It is ridiculous.” (article)
And their strategy is to put the Thugs right in front of the Tea Partiers and create crisis. They will fight this battle until every last one of them is dead or they win. !!
(The Hill) — Democratic strategists believe their Tea Party moment has arrived.Working with labor unions and liberal groups, they are using the Presidents Day congressional recess to organize a public backlash against billions of dollars in cuts to federal programs.
One labor organizer said that members have been urged to attend congressional town hall meetings to ask Republican lawmakers “pointed questions” about the cuts they supported last week.
“We are targeting various House Republicans in town hall meetings during the recess to let them know these budget cuts are beyond the pale,” said the labor source, who added that it has been difficult to mobilize supporters to public question-and-answer sessions with lawmakers because “they’ve been pretty circumspect in giving out information about the meetings.”
Justin Ruben, the executive director of MoveOn.org, a progressive advocacy group, has also encouraged members to grill lawmakers at town hall meetings. “Whenever we hear about a town hall meeting we encourage them to go and ask pointed questions about what is happening,” he said.
Conservative strategists used town hall meetings in August of 2009 to raise loud public protests against the healthcare bill Democrats were pushing through Congress. (full article)
—————- Remember How Important Wisconsin Is ———————-
h/t JenniferH (The Week) Union protesters in Wisconsin claim that a threat to democracy has risen in their midst. Placards appearing at their rallies equate Gov. Scott Walker to such dictators as Hosni Mubarack and Benito Mussolini. Even more of the signage warns that Walker is a new Adolf Hitler. One Democratic state senator said on camera that Walker has already begun treading down Hitler’s path. “Adolf Hitler, in 1933,” Lena Taylor instructed the interviewer, “abolished the unions, and that is what our governor is doing today.”
Put aside for the moment the nonsense of equating a newly elected governor’s offering a bill which was fully outlined during the campaign to Germany’s Holocaust-launching, World II-inciting führer. The union protesters are correct. There is a threat to democracy in Wisconsin. The real threat to democracy is the state Senate Democrats who fled Wisconsin.
The true test of a representative democracy comes not in an election, but in the aftermath of an election. If the losing party or parties recognize their loss and continue to participate in the process of governance, then representative democracy works. When the losing side refuses to participate and boycotts governance, especially in such a manner that vital legislative work is obstructed, then representative democracy itself is threatened.
There are those who argue that the filibuster in the U.S. Senate is a precedent for the Wisconsin Walkout. But the filibuster exists by rule in the Senate. Both parties have endorsed the rule and both have relied on it to gain bargaining power while in the minority. The rules surrounding the filibuster can and do get adjusted occasionally in order to limit abuses, such as those modest reforms that gained a consensus at the beginning of this session. Whether one supports the filibuster or not, it is a well-regulated process that forms the accepted ground rules of the U.S. Senate.
The Wisconsin state Senate does not have a boycott rule. The state’s constitution requires a simple majority for a quorum on most business and a three-fifths majority for a quorum when it comes to budgetary matters. That quorum requirement exists to ensure that the majority party cannot meet without notice and pass budgets in the dark of night without debate and dissent. Until now, it has never been used to block a majority from merely opening debate on a budget bill.
The Wisconsin Walkout contains equal parts arrogance and hypocrisy. Mark Miller, one of the runaway legislators who fled from Wisconsin to Illinois, complained that Walker didn’t negotiate with the unions when proposing his bill, and that “in democracy, you negotiate.” But Walker isn’t proposing a new contract with the unions — he’s proposing changes to the law and to the budget for the state of Wisconsin. The proper forum for negotiating legislation and budgets is the state legislature, and the proper principals for those debates are the elected public officials of Wisconsin’s government, not the unions. In fact, it’s rather telling that Miller would abdicate that role to the unions rather than to his own caucus in the legislature.
Furthermore, the Republicans who control the legislature had prepared to debate the bill. The schedule called for 17 hours of debate on the changes, which have percolated since Walker campaigned on budgetary and public-sector reform last year with these specific proposals. Democrats in the state Senate have prevented the proper exercise of negotiations by denying Wisconsin a quorum in their upper chamber.
And why? the Democrats who fled know they will lose. Instead of facing defeat, they have chosen to hold representative democracy itself hostage, and demand that the minority rule the majority as their terms.
The fleeing Democrats have essentially stolen the will of the public and their right to self-governance. Wisconsin voters elected Republicans to majorities in both chambers and Walker as their executive by convincing margins. The minority in a representative democracy has a right to be heard, but does not have the right to stop the process of governance by shutting down the legislature. In essence, those state senators who went on the lam have attempted to overturn the last election through unprecedented and illegal obstruction and dereliction of duty. They have demonstrated the haughty arrogance of those who refuse to accept their role as public servants and instead make themselves into autocrats.
If Republicans overreached with their budget-repair bill and unfairly restricted the rights of unions, then let Democrats go on record opposing the bill and make it the centerpiece of the next legislative election in Wisconsin. Under the circumstances, though, the Democrats who have tried to hijack democracy in order to dictate terms should be the ones who fear the next election the most.