Skip to comments.Photos: WI protesters call Gov. Walker a dictator, put crosshairs on his face
Posted on 02/18/2011 8:17:28 AM PST by Nachum
What is happening in Wisconsin is disturbing. Protesters have jumped on the Egypt bandwagon, claiming that Cairo has moved to Madison, which trivializes the real brutality and lack of openness of the Mubarak regime, and claims a moral standing for the unions that they simply have not earned. The issue is that the state faces a $137 million budget shortfall (in the short term, and about $4 billion over the long term), and the government unions have negotiated benefit packages for themselves that are no longer sustainable. Something has to give, but the unions and Democrats are working together to make sure that even though the latter have been voted out of power and the former want to keep feeding at the trough, the only ones who give will be the voters and taxpayers. Both the Demcorats and unions are showing that they are absolutely unwilling to bend. As I noted earlier, the Democrats in the state Senate have now disappeared rather than vote, which also allows the protests to keep spinning up.
The protests may spin right out of control. Here are a couple of screenshots from a video posted today at Foxnews.com. They speak for themselves. And there are more in the video.
(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...
Nah, those are surveyor marks.
More from the “do as I say not as I do” hypocrite, idiot-ridden libtards. =.=
the union thugs can paint pictures of Republican politicians in the crosshairs ... and it is more than civil...it is down right expected and allowed from these thugs...by our Kenyan _resident
The events taking place in Wisconsin are truly momentous.
The people of Wisconsin had an election just three months ago to address the fiscal crisis in the state. Somewhat strikingly, they spoke in a clear and convincing way, overturning decades of Democratic party rule and electing both a governor and legislature who were committed to reducing the power of public sector unions. (By the way, I think such unions, to the extent that they bargain collectively for contracts which bind future legislatures, are unconstitutional).
In any event, the governor and the legislature set about doing what the people sent them to do. Their freedom of action is now attacked by extralegal and extraconstitutional forces, who have closed the schools and made it impossible (perhaps temporarily) for the legislature to function. Members of the legislature and the governor have been credibly threatened with bodily harm. The capital is, again perhaps temporarily, under the control of a mob.
The President, who leads a government required to guarantee Wisconsis a republican form of government, is verbally and perhaps otherwise on the side of the antirepublican elements.
What this means is that powerful combinations are arising which do not respect the legitimacy of elected State governments and which are prepared to claim a right to rule superior to the right of the people of Wisconsin to govern themselves through elections.
The unions, the teachers, and the President are defending the Brezhnev doctrine here. “The armies of socialism march in only one direction”. If elections give them what THEY want, elections are fine. If not, they are meaningless.
I have often said, meditating on the poor stupid and foolish Republicans, that they have yet to show, post 1945, that elections are capable of changing the status quo. No elected body, in any state, at any time, has reduced spending globally so that the size and scope of government has been reduced. The Congress has never even attempted to do so.
Perhaps we are living in an illusion. Perhaps the forces of socialism have the real power (the power to determine events), and they are not able to be displaced by peaceful means.
Wisconsin will tell us much when the outcome is known.
they’ve been raping the taxpayers for years.
“Are the protester going to rape a reporter?”
Damn! Beat me to that observation...
How I LOATHE the left.
marks formerly known as “crosshairs” are henceforth designated as “marks of civility”
I don’t think anyone was under the illusion that this call for “civility” a while back was anything more than “conservatives SHUT UP”.
I have a link on my home page as well.
A very fine post, sir.
I am hopeful that Wisconsin will win this. Wisconsinites don’t like to be ganged up on and told what to do. The Prez and the national unions can shove it, as far as I’m concerned.
Scott Walker was County Exec for Milwaukee for 8 years. Overall, in the face of Dem majorities on the County Board for the entire 8 years, he was able to cut spending by 10%. That’s huge in a liberal sewer like Milwaukee.
Obama is scared the unions will use what resources on state levels instead of him in 2012.
Was the sign carrier wearing one of these tee shirts?
Sure why not they rape everyone else.
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