OK the bible says not to gloat over the enemy’s demise but I did have a good chuckle when I received an email from MoveOn.(“Democracy in Action” except Dems in Wisconsin?)
They are angry because Republicans voted to pass a bill concerning collective bargaining while Democrats were not there. What? So where is the uproar when the Democrats ran away from their duties? Getting paid but not working? Republicans stayed to get the job done. Don’t like it then blame the irresponsible non working Democratic lawmakers (or non lawmakers as the case may be)
Here is the email I received
Minutes ago, Wisconsin Republicans made a shocking power grab—ramming through their partisan attack on workers’ rights without a single Democrat present.
It’s shameful, unprecedented, and probably illegal. We can’t let them get away with this.
We have to recall the Republican state senators who did this.
Progressives in Wisconsin have already gathered thousands of signatures to do just that, but they need our help to get the job done. Let’s send a clear message that trying to destroy the American Dream is a surefire way to get booted from office.Can you help raise $500,000 tonight for the recall efforts, to make sure these senators lose their seats over their outrageous actions?
With the Wisconsin 14 out of state for weeks, Republicans have been unable to jam through Governor Walker’s bill taking away union rights from public workers.
But tonight, the Republicans decided to use the nuclear option. After modestly changing the Governor’s budget bill, they “declared” that it was a different kind of bill that they could pass without the Democrats and passed it—all in a half-hour.
“It’s shameful, unprecedented, and probably illegal.” Does anyone want to scream? Why not recall those who called themselves away from their jobs?
MoveOn wants to raise money to punish the Republicans for doing their job? Am I the only one seeing this is totally crazy? Is it alright to take money from tax payers and be gone from your job for weeks? Try that in the real world and you’d lose your job. But call yourself a Democrat and entitlement is inevitable and blame is pushed on the Republicans.
The following statement from Governor Walker’s website:
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Madison–Today Governor Walker released the following statement regarding the action taken by the Legislature:
The Senate Democrats have had three weeks to debate this bill and were offered repeated opportunities to come home, which they refused. In order to move the state forward, I applaud the Legislature’s action today to stand up to the status quo and take a step in the right direction to balance the budget and reform government. The action today will help ensure Wisconsin has a business climate that allows the private sector to create 250,000 new jobs.
Responsibility and logic seem to be a fading memory. So liberals attack those who want to do their job.
Many like those Democrats who left their jobs sit on their couches complaining. I am challenging anyone who finds a complaint to get involved.
It is ridiculous to waste your time complaining to yourself or anyone else who cannot make a difference. Call your lawmakers and demand that they work for you as agreed when they were sworn into office.
Pray for what is right not what is convenient.
Pray for wisdom not knowledge.
Pray for truth not comfort.
Pray for strength not pride.
Pray for humility not entitlement.
Pray for God to be esteemed higher than self esteem.