I Guess Wisconsin Dems Don't Like Democracy

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    14 Democrats took off from their jobs in the Wisconsin state House of Representatives and headed off to the Illinois. Now they're holed up in a Best Western motel attempting to avoid voting on a bill that will limit collective bargaining for government workers who belong to unions.

    I mean really??

    I guess it looks like they have issues with Democracy itself.

    You can't get a recount when the election was fair. You can't say that you lost so you don't wanna play anymore. You have to suck it up and deal with the loss. Well these folks (Democrats) don't think they have to.

    We've been arguing here on this forum about what exactly is Democracy. If you read up on it Democracy isn't as fair as it sounds. Many have the impression that true Democracy is a really good thing. But in some cases it can be woefully inadequate.

    In a Democracy the majority rules. The minority's rights are disregarded.

    The people have spoken in Wisconsin. They decided to throw the Democratic controlled congress out of office. Now the Democrats are acting like sore-losers and leaving, preventing the state from representing the voters. The same thing happened in Texas last year. Those Dems took off for Oklahoma to avoid a vote. I guess this just means that they aren't honest, right????

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    They lost and so they need to abide by the will of their boss.

    They may have forgotten this but their boss is The Voters.


    They decided basically to tell the voters to go screw themselves.

    So.............do you think they should have hot-footed it out of the state to avoid their responsibilities, or do you think this act is thwarting the will of the people thus anti-Democratic?

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    look, they need to come back and do their jobs. this is the way it works.


    I hated the obama care bill, I hated that they rammed it up our asses, but, thems da breaks.
    can you imagine if the rep house and senate members took off and refused to fill a quorum for the obama care vote?
     
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    They're really cutting their own throats.

    Law changes are being passed while they are gone.

    The latest is a law taking away their direct-deposits.


    They have to come to work now to collect their pay-checks.
     
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    The Wisconsin quorum rule is a defacto supermajority rule. Kind of like the filibuster rule.

    Are you saying the filibuster is anti-democracy??
     
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    Guess those Wisconsin Democrats just can't cut the cheese...
     
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    So that filibustering that killed the public option that most Americans wanted, that was anti-Democracy?

    The Senate Republicans hate Democracy?
     
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    Waah, the republican majority wasn't voting our way so we abandoned our posts and encouraged the unions to break the law and riot.....Democracy liberal style
     
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    Now there's a stinker we can legitimately blame on the dog.
     
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    This isn't a filibuster. A filibuster is when you have the courage to show up and try to prevent legislation from being passed.

    When they show up, then you can call it a filibuster.

    What they're doing should be against the law. If they stay away long enough it may just be.
     
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    Only extremists think the Dems are in the right.

    They're just looking childish and foolish.....and assuring massive losses in the next election.
     

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