Indiana Democrat Fleebaggers Join Wisconsin Democrat Fleebaggers In Illinois Hotels

Indiana Democrat Congressmen have joined Wisconsin Democrat Congressmen in their flight to Illinois. Why? Because the Illinois Governor is a Democrat. You see, if the Democrats would flee to a state with a Republican Governor (Michigan or Ohio, for examples), the Republican Governor could force the out-of-state Democrat Congressmen to return to their states and the Republican Governor of those states could force the Democrat fleebaggers to show up in Legislature.

But why are they fleeing at all? That’s simple. The Democrat legislators are fleeing in order to prevent democratically elected legislatures from doing their democratically required duties because the Democrats don’t like what We The People want the democratically elected legislatures to do. Understand, the Democrats are refusing to follow Legislature Rules, and at least with Wisconsin Democrats, violating State Law, which is very different from Republicans obeying the Law and obeying Senate Rules.

From Ed Morrissey:

At what point does the decision to hold democracy hostage transform from a localized example of petulance to a national strategy? Perhaps when Democrats try to paralyze another state legislature whose agenda they cannot control … say, in Indiana, for example:

Given the White House and DNC involvement in the Madison protests, it seems clear that this has become a national strategy on the part of Democrats — to run out on legislatures where they hold the minority, and to hijack government in an attempt to make the majority the servant of the minority. The party should change its name to the Anti-Democrats … or, since they seem enamored of running away as a political tactic, we can take a page from their book and call them Fleebaggers instead.

Democrats are violating the rules in order to shut down Wisconsin and Indiana governments. And Democrats are planning for a federal government shut down after Republicans passed a Continuing Resolution in the House of Representatives. Democrats are playing a game of Russian Roulette, thinking any government shut down benefits Democrats. Problem: The version of Russian Roulette the Anti-Democrat Party is playing? It’s the Public Education version. Instead of having a live round in a single chamber of a six-chamber revolver, they have chosen to have five live rounds in a six-chamber revolver. This will not work out well for Democrats.

And the grass-roots TEA Party movement is being fed very well by the incalcitrant Anti-Democrats. All this foolishness by the Anti-Democrats bodes well for the nation as 2012 approaches. Expect even further Anti-Democrat losses at the polls as Conservatives supplant even larger numbers.

18 Comments

  1. And this is different from the profligate use of the filibuster in the Senate how? Both sides are going to manipulate the rules to their advantage. Politics is a contact sport, and no one’s hands are clean.

  2. And this is different from the profligate use of the filibuster in the Senate how?

    Using the filibuster is following Senate Rules.

    Fleeing the state to avoid being forced to quorum is VIOLATING the rules (and at least in Wisconsin, VIOLATING THE LAW).

  3. The law is that WI state police can compel state legislators to appear for a vote. WI state police have no jurisdiction outside of WI. It’s a loophole a mile wide – and again, if a loophole exists, politicians will exploit it.

    And functionally, Republicans in the Senate spent two years thwarting a democratically elected federal legislature using anti-democratic tactics. Why are you so up in arms about Democrats doing the same thing, beyond the “I think they’re wrong” thing?

  4. 946.12
    946.12 Misconduct in public office. Any public officer or public employee who does any of the following is guilty of a Class I felony:

    946.12(1)
    (1) Intentionally fails or refuses to perform a known mandatory, nondiscretionary, ministerial duty of the officer’s or employee’s office or employment within the time or in the manner required by law; or

    946.12(2)
    (2) In the officer’s or employee’s capacity as such officer or employee, does an act which the officer or employee knows is in excess of the officer’s or employee’s lawful authority or which the officer or employee knows the officer or employee is forbidden by law to do in the officer’s or employee’s official capacity; or

    946.12(3)
    (3) Whether by act of commission or omission, in the officer’s or employee’s capacity as such officer or employee exercises a discretionary power in a manner inconsistent with the duties of the officer’s or employee’s office or employment or the rights of others and with intent to obtain a dishonest advantage for the officer or employee or another; or

    946.12(4)
    (4) In the officer’s or employee’s capacity as such officer or employee, makes an entry in an account or record book or return, certificate, report or statement which in a material respect the officer or employee intentionally falsifies; or

    946.12(5)
    (5) Under color of the officer’s or employee’s office or employment, intentionally solicits or accepts for the performance of any service or duty anything of value which the officer or employee knows is greater or less than is fixed by law.

    That’s Wisconsin Law, Jeff.

    Why are you so up in arms about Democrats doing the same thing

    Straw man fallacy.

    The Democrats are not doing the same thing. Republicans obeyed the Law and followed Senate rules. These Anti-Democrat fleebaggers are violating Legislature Rules and, at least in Wisconsin’s case, VIOLATING STATE LAW.

    Why are you in support of violating Laws and Legislature Rules?

  5. Mr Hitchcock wrote:

    if the Democrats would flee to a state with a Republican Governor (Michigan or Ohio, for examples), the Republican Governor could force the out-of-state Democrat Congressmen to return to their states and the Republican Governor of those states could force the Democrat fleebaggers to show up in Legislature.

    I’m not sure about that. Unless their home states issue arrest warrants for these legislators, there’s really nothing the governor of another state could do about it; it isn’t illegal for someone from Wisconsin to travel to another state.

  6. But why are they fleeing at all? That’s simple. The Democrat legislators are fleeing in order to prevent democratically elected legislatures from doing their democratically required duties because the Democrats don’t like what We The People want the democratically elected legislatures to do.

    Two teeny tiny minor little problems here, PB.

    i, Wisconsin did not elect Walker to remove collective bargaining rights from unions.

    Last night, I heard on Fox News from Stephen Hayes that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker had run on a platform to end collective bargaining rights for public sector unions. I can find no evidence of this in the public record. It isn’t on his campaign platform where he deals with “government spending and reform”. It’s clear that he vowed to slash pay and benefits for public sector unions. Here’s an obviously liberal-leaning report that says

    “Republican gubernatorial front-runner Scott Walker is vowing to cut state employee wages and benefits to help reduce state taxes on the wealthy.”

    But not end their collective bargaining rights on everything but wages. There’s no reference to any such bid in the final gubernatorial debate. Here’s another substantive piece on Walker’s positions on public sector unions from before the election. Again no mention of collective bargaining. The same can be said about his State of the State address on February 1.

    ii, The overwhelming majority of Americans are against removal of collective bargaining rights for unions.

    The public strongly opposes laws taking away the collective bargaining power of public employee unions as a way to ease state financial troubles, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll.

    The poll found that 61% would oppose a law in their state similar to one being considered in Wisconsin, compared with 33% who would favor such a law.

    So you are lying when you claim that this is what the Republicans were elected to do. It is not. It is something they announced they were doing after they were elected, and something which would likely be massively unpopular with Wisconsin if it were put to the vote.

    Weren’t you one of the ones screaming against health care reform, despite Obama being clearly elected with that as part of his platform?

  7. Now, watch this – PB will bluster and insult and blatantly flail around – without actually ever addressing the nasty facts the nasty liberal has nastily mentioned.

  8. “Weren’t you one of the ones screaming against health care reform, despite Obama being clearly elected with that as part of his platform?”

    EXACTLY!!!

    PiaToR, kindly do not clutter this thread with the facts, because these righties accept only their own facts, some of which are made up stuff, thus are not facts at all.

    Moreover, election mandates count only when it is their party’s mandate, as has been evident on here time and time again!

  9. The average American would be a lot worse off. Union jobs establish a “living wage” for middle-cla­ss workers. Watch what happens to income levels and tax revenues if Republican­s have their way. Wal-Mart would be a luxury and middle America would dry up and blow away, as it did once before.

  10. Average price per gallon for gasoline: 3.17
    Average price per gallon for gasoline in Texas: 2.97 to 3.06
    Price per gallon for gasoline down the street from me: 2.95 to 2.99
    Price per gallon for gasoline in Los Angeles: 3.56
    Price per gallon for gasoline in California: 3.26 to 3.74

    State income tax rate in Texas: zero
    State income tax rate in most other states: more than zero

    Killeen income tax: zero
    Columbus, Ohio income tax: 2 percent

    Sales tax in Killeen: 8 percent
    Sales tax in Chicago: 10 percent

    But you already knew purchasing power was more important than number value, because you’re smart and wouldn’t try to pass off a website showing merely number value as an authoritative measure on anything.

  11. The facts are clear, Democrats are exposing themselves as selfish, two-faced, money grubbing opportunists. Wisconsin’s Fleebaggers abandon democracy just as quickly as they abandon their official responsibilities. And, the American people see it, and they’re shocked and dismayed at the brazen display of official misbehavior. Democrats have miscalculated yet again.

  12. I love the Dems being AWOL. Can we find a way to keep them out all the time? Perhaps we could ship them to Cuba. They seem to love that form of government. After all, that’s a utopian socialist state and everything is pixie dust and unicorns there, right? Except for the poor bastard (nominated for a Nobel Prize) stuck in prison. However, as that great American , the Reverand J. Jackson would say, “Viva Che, Viva Fidel, Viva Kuuuuba”.

  13. But you already knew purchasing power was more important than number value

    Let’s see:

    AR: “Union jobs establish a “living wage” for middle-cla­ss workers.”
    PB: “Texas.”
    PiaToR: “Nope. Household income in Texas is below average”
    PB: “Um, um, um – purchasing power!”

    Gee, PB, we were discussing union influence on income, and suddenly you’ve jumped tracks to “purchasing power”, which (of course) has nothing to do with unions or lack of same.

    Face it – you got spanked again, and now you’re trying to change the subject.

    So, let’s see…

    As of 2005, Texas was about in the middle of standards of living, well below Iowa and Illinois.

  14. As of 2005, Texas was about in the middle of standards of living, well below Iowa and Illinois.

    From an article here: http://www.payscale.com/cost-of-living-comparison.html

    2. Why is a cost of living comparison by city more useful than cost of living comparison by state?
    Experts say doing a cost of living comparison by state isn’t useful because different metro areas within the same state may have very different costs of living.

    “It doesn’t do any good to compare the cost of living from state to state,” said Steve Reed, an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index program. “Eureka, California versus Los Angeles is very different.”

    Don’t be so quick to congratulate yourself, Pho. The Accra cost of living index is useful for cities, there is some question about its state usefulness.

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