Whom Should Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Send After the Truant Senate Democrats?

"14 Democrats frozen in carbonite, coming up!"

When it came time for the vote on the controversial bill that Wisconsin’s teachers are ditching work to protest, it was stalled because the Democrats in the state senate–all of them–got on a bus and ran away, out of state.  The governor has dispatched the state troopers to find them, but I don’t think that’s good enough for these gutless cowards, subverting the will of the people as made manifest in elections, by pandering to their special interests. 

When something similar happened in Texas a few years ago, Governor Rick Perry sent out the Texas Rangers (the law enforcement officers, not the athletes) after them.  Sadly, Wisconsin doesn’t have access to the Chuck Norris squad, so perhaps we could offer him some other options.  Tell me which one you like best.

2 comments on “Whom Should Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Send After the Truant Senate Democrats?

  1. Gutless cowards? I was interested in your viewpoint until then. Please don’t demean what they might feel is the courage of their convictions as a gutless or cowardly act. Take it as what it is, their inalienable right to do their jobs as they,not you, see fit. They will ultimately be answerable for it, that goes with the territory. You can disagree, you have that privilege, but can we not keep the debate on a higher level than that?

  2. OK, OK, Chuck, you’re right. Obviously, this was meant to be a cheeky piece, and my tone was supposed to be impolite, but I agree–that gibe was over the line. It doesn’t help my case that I think they’re legitimately wrong if I word it so rudely. I’m sorry for that, even if it was in jest.

    I understand your anger over that, but the actions of these senators really is indefensible–they’ve deserted their posts and the voters of the state who formed the body of that senate. If Republicans had pulled a stunt like this, Democrats would rightly be criticizing them, too.

    In short, the pro-senator backlash against critics is baloney.

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