Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Party of "No!"

Taking a cue from their cheesehead comrades, Indiana's Democrat legislators have fled the state.

Perhaps they all decided to take a roadtrip to the newly-opened National Institute for Civil Discourse?

If I can't win, I'll just take my quorum and go home.

13 comments:

Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

Isn't there some provision for firing these knuckleheads? Dereliction of duty, perhaps? I doubt voting them out will work, as I don't trust today's electorate to have the 'nads to throw them out of office, come the next election.

theirritablearchitect said...

Why is it that it's the Donk legislators who are fleeing from the Union protestors?

Last I checked, they were playing for the same team.

Tam said...

They're not "fleeing" from them, so much as they're earning their SEIU paychecks.

Frank W. James said...

It's an old tactic. The Republicans did it in 2001 for basically the same reason. (They were M.I.A. for 2-1/2 days back then.)

Illinois has governors that make license plates. Indiana has legislators from both parties who reside in Illinois...

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Kristopher said...

I see massive win all the way around.

The Rs can lock up and completely defund all state government, and blame it all on the Ds.

Oh gee, we couldn't get a vote to pay for schools because of those nasty Ds ... you'll have to send yer sprogs to private schools at your own expense.

Please don't throw us into that briar patch ...



These teachers are also rapidly burning up any goodwill the public had toward them. When they finally do get bent over a stump, the public will remember being forced to babysit their sprogs during working hours for multiple weeks.

bluesun said...

They are kinda leaving out that whole "discourse" part of it, aren't they?

Nathan said...

Do like Wisconsin. Make them show up in person to collect their paychecks.

Then chain them to their seats and get on with it.

Wasn't funny when the Pubbies did it, either.

James family outpost, Iowa. said...

Ironic that WI and IN pols flee to IL, a state where the public employee unions have successfully bankrupted the state, and they seek the same, apparently.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a good thing that they've run away. If they'd stay away, that would be even better. -- Lyle

theirritablearchitect said...

Tam,

Yeah, it's kinda like the old machine politics from the Pendergast era, back my way; Get a bus, fill it with derilicts and then get some muscle to drive them around to different pricincts, bash the drunks over the head to vote or protest or whatever while promising them some MD 20/20 after it's all over. Now, the derilicts on the bus who vote for dead people are the muscle and the boozers too. Pretty good deal for the rest of us, I'd say.

orygunmike said...

Democrats....the Party of No-Shows....

Kristopher said...

Democrats are now Flee-partiers.

Buzz said...

@Kristopher: If only....

Indiana, like many other states, requires a quorum for anything to happen. It's the whole reason the scum took asylum in the haven of political scum.


Public sentiment hasn't really been strong one way or the other, except the newspaper letters seem to be stacked with public employee and teachers' union shills. The true measure of public opinion was the sweep last November, but working men and women have jobs to perform now, so the bulk of the "protesters" at our statehouse are those that don't really work for a living.


Too damned many people making a living with money from working people's taxes. I think it was a year or so back that public jobs exceeded private as a source of employment. Once that tipping point was reached, the working man was screwed, since he's the aurum-pooping fowl.


The other main issue on the Dimwit's protest list was the right-to-work bill. The only possible defense of the current situation is lining the pockets of the union bosses and their political donation beneficiaries. If a man wants to work somewhere and NOT pay to the union for the privilege, what's the problem? Plain and simple, being forced to pony up dues just to show up for work is no different than the mob shaking down neighborhood businesses or schoolyard bullies stealing lunch money.