Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fleebaggers to return to state soon

Wisconsin's 14 AWOL Democrats are looking to return to the state now that public opinion has shifted against Walker and the Republicans. The Fleebaggers point to all the recent polls that shows people are opposed to curtailing union's collective bargaining rights. In effect the Fleebaggers feel that Republicans might now be scared off from supporting Walker's budget repair bill.
Wall Street Journal: Playing a game of political chicken, Democratic senators who fled Wisconsin to stymie restrictions on public-employee unions said Sunday they planned to come back from exile soon, betting that even though their return will allow the bill to pass, the curbs are so unpopular they'll taint the state's Republican governor and legislators. [...]

Sen. Mark Miller said he and his fellow Democrats intend to let the full Senate vote on Gov. Scott Walker's "budget-repair" bill, which includes the proposed limits on public unions' collective-bargaining rights. The bill, which had been blocked because the missing Democrats were needed for the Senate to have enough members present to vote on the bill, is expected to pass the Republican-controlled chamber.
He said he thinks recent polls showing voter discontent with Mr. Walker over limits on bargaining rights have been "disastrous" for the governor and Republicans and give Democrats more leverage to seek changes in a broader two-year budget bill Mr. Walker proposed Tuesday.
Senator Miller may have a point. If Republicans go by the polls out today, they may very well have reason to fear a backlash. However, as the old saying goes, a day in politics is like a lifetime. The budget repair bill is coming so early in both Walker's and the legislature's term, it is hard to tell if these numbers will stick over time, especially if the reforms produce positive results. Here is to hoping the the Senate Republicans are thinking more long term rather than short term.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: The Wall Street Journal


Samuel Gonzalez said...

ABC back in full effect. Go ahead brother! I'm not too keen on these poll numbers something smells? Maybe they're only questioning inion members?
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FIREBIRD said...

I pray the republicans don't cave - I'm sick of my side not having the stones to stick by their beliefs

commoncents said...

We've been all over this on Common Cents...

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Liz said...

I thought you may be interested in this headline Cliff and Samuel:

Clifton B said...


It is good to be back on my game, thanks. Actually, I think the numbers are true. Scott Walker and the WI Republicans allowed the situation to get out of hand. Notice how much smoother and faster things are going in Ohio. Ohio is actually enacting even tougher legislation.

Once the Fleebaggers fled, WI's Republicans should have moved like greased lightning to enact the law without them. It would have ended the drama pronto. Two weeks of protest is sure to change a few minds.

Clifton B said...


Hopefully the Republicans will realize that time is on their side.

Clifton B said...


I'll check it out.

Clifton B said...


Thanks for the heads up. Language is extremely important in this debate. I think Walk could have done a better job of explaining the benefits of curtailing collective bargaining. Many people simply do not understand how unions use it against taxpayers.

Atlanta Roofing said...

Now that the Wisconsin Workers are winning the battle for their Right we need to keep our eyes on Corporate attempts to Control the Internet by New Legislativ¬e Proposal Rule being considered in both legislativ¬e branches in Washington D.C.. Right now the GOP and some Democrats are attempting to block and regulate the longstandi¬ng Net Neutrality and the Open Internet by giving it over to Corporate Control. This is Serious Attack Against Democracy.¬It would Mute and Block Free Speech of Communicat-ion and the Relaying of Informatio¬n and the Free Flow of Ideas. It would also Prevent and Block Small Start-Up Entreprene¬urs from Competing in the Market Place and thus giving Total Control to some of the Major Corporatio¬ns. If Free Speech of the Open Internet are lost or taken away, this maybe the Last Protest the American People will have.As the Wisconsin Protest was for the Free Speech of the American Worker, we need Free Speech for all the American People. We Must Fight! to keep a Open Internet Alive! This Should Be the Next Battle Ground to maintain,k¬eep and not lose what we have. There are many fires burning, started for Political Corporate Control, we need to put them all out, otherwise all informatio¬n the American public will receive will be from Major Corporatio¬ns and Corporate Media Consortium¬s.

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