Okay, I can’t keep silent about this any longer. I’ve got to say something about those on-the-lam Democrat senators from Wisconsin before I burst.
This is such a low point for democracy. What would happen in this country if the minority party took off from the federal and state senate and house every time they wanted to block a vote? This country would be in a sad state of affairs. Business would grind to a halt.
We the people cast our votes. We expect our elected representatives to show up and cast their votes. If the minority party loses on an issue, that’s because the majority of the people didn’t elect more of their party’s members. If something passes that the people don’t like, power will change hands in the next election. Can you imagine what would have happened if the minority Republicans had pulled this kind of stunt during the first two years of Obama’s presidency? What if they’d gone off to the Bahamas for a two year vacation and kept the House and Senate from being able to pass anything they didn’t like?
Shame on you, the missing senators from Wisconsin. You are doing your constituents a disservice. You are doing your fellow Democrats in the senate a disservice. You are depriving the people of their representation and the other senators of the ability to do their job. Shame, shame, shame on you. At the very least, your salaries should be frozen, and if your cell phones are issued by the state, they should be turned off. Grow a conscience.
And this post isn’t meant to be for or against the proposed business item at the center of the quarrel. That isn’t the point. But we are a country of laws and the business of the state should be discussed and voted upon in accordance with the laws of our country and the state of Wisconsin.
My two cents worth.