Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cut and Run Dems Now Cutting and Running in Indiana

Cut and run should be an expression best left for sports, but for the Democrats it seems to be the only play left in their playbook.

Everybody is well aware that for years that was the Democrat strategy in regards to our actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as how to handle the prisoners at Club Gitmo. They then repeated the play shortly after Nancy Pelosi and the Dems took control of Congress by leaving Washington, turning out the lights, turning off the mics and placing guards at the doors of the congressional chambers while the Republicans were trying to bring forth an energy bill. They have continued this now with the tantrum in Wisconsin, fleeing the state in defiance of the voters of their state and now it is Indiana's turn.
House Democratic lawmakers in Indiana have begun a de facto walkout in an effort to block a Republican-backed bill that would restrict private-sector union rights.

Republicans arrived at the statehouse Tuesday morning to find no Democrats present, as protesters applauding the walkout could be heard inside the chamber.

The strategy is possible because Republicans make up 60 of 100 House seats. Without any Democrats present, Republicans lack a two-thirds majority needed for a quorum to act on the bill.

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jem said...

Last week it was the Badger Bugouts, this week it's the Hoosier Hotfoots.

M. Simon said...

Good tactics. Bad strategy.

On to 2012.

John Greene said...

The Democrats are showing the American People exactly who they are, the Party of Special Interest Unions.  The Unions are showing exactly who they are - the extortionists of the taxpayers and funders of the Kleptokrat Democrats.

Wisconsin and Indiana Democrat Politicians and Public Unions are clueless in realizing how they are perceived by TaxPayers.  They are going to learn soon enough. 

AGMycroft said...

<span><span>Article IV, §28 of Wisconsin Constitution:  http://bit.ly/fxNRl3</span></span>
   <span>Oath of office. Section 28. </span><span>Members of the legislature, and all officers, executive and judicial, except such inferior officers as may be by law exempted, shall before they enter upon the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe an oath or affirmation to support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Wisconsin, and faithfully to discharge the duties of their respective offices to the best of their ability.</span></span>