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Wisc. governor: ‘We are willing to take this as long as it takes’

By David Edwards
Sunday, February 20, 2011 11:11 EDT
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As protests escalate in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker isn’t showing any signs of backing down from his plan to slash union benefits and eliminate collective bargaining rights.

Wisconsin’s 14 Democratic state senators have gone into hiding to prevent Republicans from holding a vote on Walker’s proposal.

In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday, Walker said that he had no intention of giving in to protesters demands.

“How long are you willing to let the standoff go on?” Wallace asked Walker. “And what would you think of the legislature voting that the Senate Democrats are in contempt of the legislature and therefore what they are doing is a crime?”

“My hope is that cooler minds will prevail and by sometime earlier this coming week they will show up for their job,” Walker replied. “I believe we’ve got a path that allows us to have everybody come back and vote. There’s going to be plenty of time to have the debate. They can make their case and their argument. But democracy is not about hiding out in another state. It’s about showing up here in the capital and making the case there.”

“We are willing to take this as long as it takes,” he added. “In the end, we are doing the right thing.”

Chanting “this is what democracy looks like,” 70,000 protesters descended on Wisconsin’s legislature Saturday in the fifth day of mass demonstrations against a Republican plan to bust public workers unions by stripping them of collective bargaining rights.

Demonstrators who have camped out in the capitol dome since Tuesday insisted that they will not give up the fight against what they see as a broad plan by Republicans to undermine working people and the Democratic Party they support.

At least nine other Republican governors are considering bills that would curtail or eliminate collective bargaining rights for public workers.

The battle in Wisconsin was seen as a test case which has exposed a fundamental national disagreement over who should pay for gaping budget deficits at the state, federal and local levels.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Feb. 20, 2011.


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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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  • Anonymous

    Another self loathing closeted republican gay dude who is taking out his hate for himself on the whole fucking world. Oh yeah believe it.

  • Anonymous

    This is the big one.
    This is the chance his sponsors and paymasters have been waiting decades for.
    The chance to finally completely destroy American unions and get the American middle class under their complete economic control.
    He can’t back down from that.
    That’s what he was hired by his Big Money backers to do.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7Y77MFIPRIRTA6LYW5YJYKUHXY shinydoug

    DEATH TO THE FASCIST INSECTS THAT FEED ON THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE PEOPLE!
    We are now seeing the true face of the scumbag/teabaggers as they are organized into strikebreaking scab assault brigades. I hope they find out just how strong worker power can be.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, it’s almost like a cult with these guys.

  • Anonymous

    As long as it takes to remove you from office you sycophant. The Koch brothers are not the people you were elected to represent… they don’t even vote in Wisconsin. You are the worst case of Government for hire. Please leave

  • http://thepoliticalbandit.com/ William Cormier

    Gov. Scott Walker wouldn’t know what a democracy was if it hit him directly in the face. Now that we know he was bought by the Koch brothers and his issue is not the budget, but leading the fight to bust Unions, another more insidious face is emerging in regard the Tea Party’s real agenda for their version of how the United States should operate is nothing more than a full frontal assault against our democracy.

    Drag it out for as long as you wish. The longer it lasts will add to the ranks of the protesters, and they are materializing throughout the U.S. in support of American workers rather than their corporate masters. The momentum is building and I’m hopeful that Walker’s assault on Unions will backfire on the GOP and will awaken the people – and when that happens, an “Egypt Moment” could easily happen in the United States.

    Bear one fact in mind; as much as we want this movement to be peaceful, and in consideration of Obama urging Middle-Eastern nations not to use violence against protesters – do not expect that philosophy to apply to citizens of the United States. We know that “agent provocateurs” will be used to incite violence, thereby giving the government the “probable cause” to respond with violence and deadly force against peaceful protesters. The moment that Corporate America’s profits become endangered by constant protests and work stoppages you can believe that those who really control our government will respond with whatever force they deem necessary to maintain their grip on our lives and money. Forewarned is forearmed…

    Worker Solidarity Rallies Planned: http://www.jwjblog.org/2011/02/worker-solidarity-rallies-planned/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Bailey/1083393808 Peter Bailey

    Gee, back to the 1890s is really a religion with these “cough” politicians-cum-corporate shills. I hope the American people are not really as stupid as the powers-that-be think, and can see through the blizzard of deliberate misinformation that has drowned us for the last 30 or so years. Deficits bad! Corporations good! Anything with the word ‘social’ in it is the worst evil etc…..

  • Anonymous

    Scott Walker: poser for hire.

  • Balthazars Rebellion

    The time has come to remove the traitors at the state and federal levels of government. They must be replaced by true representatives of the American people. We can no longer afford to live this way. We can no longer afford to “wait” to vote them out while the damage continues. Corporations, wall street and the banks have more power over the outcome of our future than do the people themselves.

  • Anonymous

    He will take money from the Kochsucker Bros. as long as it takes to destroy his state’s middle class and turn them into serfs. He is the Kochsuckers’ whore.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRCGTVH7SXIVAQMN6VHRMIG6ZM john wilson

    Hell no he can’t back down now. His election was bought and paid for by the Koch brothers and they expect their due. Well as Sir Winston Churchill said when Hitler said he would wring Britain’s neck like a chicken, “some chicken, some neck”.Lot’s of luck gov at wringing our unions neck.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RT3XX4DFKZ2AD7JHO3D3PZ7G4M ChrisK

    Recall vote on the eight republican senators that can be recalled, have some balls democrats its time to play hardball.

  • gypski®

    A dictator for a governor who ignores the will of his constituents. Cause for removal by any means necessary.

  • Ignatzfattis

    I would take his saying that he’s going to stick with this for “as long as it takes” as a bluff, and an indication that he is starting to realize that this situation will only end by his backing down.

  • Anonymous

    All the DICTATORS in the news recently have made the same statement,”we are willing to take this as long as it takes”.What a deceptive Son of a Bitch this jerk is.To all the GOOD PEOPLE of Wisconsin,(this definitely doesn’t include the screwball tea baggers or the thugs calling themselves republican)RECALL,RECALL,RECALL!!!!!

  • DesertSun59

    Walker is Mubarak.

    And we all know what happened to him.

    If Walker prevails, then you know that the Kochsucker brothers are actually in charge.

  • DesertSun59

    Agreed. Time for them to reframe this issue. But Dems are incapable of properly framing issues.

  • DesertSun59

    The GOP agenda was publicly touted to be all about job creation. The public Teatard agenda is all about budgets.

    But the actual agenda has been, and has always been about dismantling any and all opposition to one party rule.

  • ComradeRutherford

    The Koch Brothers have used their puppet, the Governor of Wisconsin, to announce that they will not stop until the Middle Class is crushed, everyone that is not themselves are impoverished, and America is a Third-World nothing of a country.

    This is the beginning of the final battle between the obscenely wealthy and civilization. The Koch Bros are simply trying to end civilization and return to a simpler time when the King’s word was the only law.

  • DesertSun59

    The reason the Kochsucker brothers aren’t afraid of retaliation is that too many people rely on them and their subsidiaries for a paycheck.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    SEIU solidarity rally’s this week..

    http://action.seiu.org/page/s/

  • http://twitter.com/btmfdrsheaven rebecca meritt

    I hope Gov. Walker and the other repugg gov.s have boots because they’re walking in deep shit. Taking someones freedom to bargain away from them is not democratic in any sense of the word it is actually…….oh what’s that word I’m looking for?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/SHXBD7A4SZTHOYA6HLWMSZUR7M Harry

    Walker is a liar. He cooked the deficit numbers. On January 31 the actual budget projection for 2010-2011 showed a budget surplus of $120 million and the actual projected deficit for 2012-2013 was around $140 million, not $3.6 billion.

    To get his deficit numbers Walker pretends all state agencies will receive every penny they request. For the last budget cycle, agencies requested a 6.9% increase and got a 2.6% reduction from the legislature.

  • Anonymous

    Note to the tories: when you ain’t got nothing, you ain’t got nothing to lose.

    Send money to them. The kids that have been camping out are hungry:

    http://www.wisaflcio.org/index.cfm?action=contact

    They are trying to kill us. Pure, plain and simple. Cut off food stamps, Head Start, welfare, etc.

    Remember that a Union member is a poor person with a couple of bucks in their pocket for the moment.

  • Anonymous

    BULLSHIT!!! would be my answer to your question.

  • lilyannerose

    Time to take it up a few notches and start recall on the eligible GOP reps, I believe according to WI law eight of them have served a year and are therefore eligible for recall. This governor is just a bloated little dictator who doesn’t give a damned about who he is hurting as long as his pitiful ambition gets served.

  • Anonymous

    It’s called dysfunctional, remind you of anyone else?

  • Anonymous

    For any Union on behalf of its members to vote Republican as did the Wisconsin Police and Fire Unions suggest to me a real dense and cavalier attitude. They know not where they come from. It is true that both the popo and the fire fighters derive a decent salary far better I might add that other union members. But for a few dollars more…to sell out.

    With a few “shillings” in their pocket I can see that they will get the feeling that they have arrived…that they are now members of the haves. Well guess what, when they come for your brother it will be just a matter of time before they come for you.. For too long we have been afraid to talk about class in this country…well now the lines are being drawn you have to be blind, deaf and dumb not to understand which side you are on. Remember that Republicans will fornicate with you but they will just as soon deny your existence after the f-ck. (taking your vote).

  • Anonymous

    Then the answer is simple: Throw the Kochsuckers in jail for crimes against the People and nationalize every bit of their empire. Make the rest of the ruling class bastards hide in their Jesus bunkers and while away the days praying for Rapture and hiding from justice.

    Apocalyse. NOW. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    What a total piece of shit!

  • Anonymous

    ReslugliCONs are freeloading parasites for using tax dollars for salaries, staff, plane tickets, limos and mailing.

  • Anonymous

    Where’s Anonymous when you need them to help take down sites supporting the Governor in this fight?

  • Anonymous

    Treason would be the word that comes to mind. These workers are fighting for their livelihood and for the best interests of their families. For a teacher making $50K they would lose about 10% of their salary and why? Because the people like the Koch brothers that put the Idiot uneducated Governor in office want all the money in the world. They could care less about you or me or mothers with infant children or people that teach our children, pick up our trash, protect our property and protect our home should it catch fire.

  • Anonymous

    its amazing how every protest on the planet right now seems to be around an clueless shill like this….

    i hope he just keeps saying what they paid him to say.. the world is not the place these fools believe it to be.. and the longer they keep playing their game, the more obvious they will become.

  • Anonymous

    Bring it on, you Koch funded piece of CONservative trash. This shows the people of this country EXACTLY what you bought and paid for politicians stand for. Protesters will come from around the nation to fight for the rights of the American worker. The longer this goes on, the stronger the resistance will become.

    And you’re going to see exactly what democracy looks like when REAL Americans drag your Koch funded A$$ into the streets and tar and feather you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EFV4QEXUPG6KH3S6B6OH2JFJ5U William

    As a libertarian, I can just sit back and laugh at all of you sorry bastards. The republicans are tired of public sector unions, and were voted in to put some pressure on them. MOST of the state are democrats, but didn’t turn out to vote.. The truth of the matter is, if you can’t participate in the democratic processes of our republic, you shouldn’t attempt to redress the grievances that you caused by inaction, at the polls or at work.

  • ghostof911

    Wisconson uses faith-based black box voting systems. The people of Wisconsin need to DEMAND PROOF that Scott Walker legitmately won the election in November.

    It the vote tally cannot be verified, THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED!!! The people of Wisconsin must demand a new election using paper ballots that can be counted to insure that every voter’s vote is counted as intended.

    http://gab.wi.gov/node/1409

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fierylocks FieryLocks

    Typical libertarian waste of space. Enjoy everything built by hard working American workers, many of them union workers and then take a shit on them every chance you get. Don’t like public schools, teach your brats at home or pay thousands to send them to the beloved ‘private sector’ schools. Don’t like taxes then stay off our roads, bridges and public transportation. Go handle your own mail, and deliver it to it’s destinations yourself. Don’t ever call the police when you’re in trouble and get out your garden hose when your house catches on fire.
    Libertarians are useless, self absorbed hacks that shit in their pants at the very thing that is happening in Wisconsin…Democracy.
    You’re not a libertarian, you’re just a maggot infested, self centered piece of shit.

    And we really don’t give a fuck what republicans are tired of.

  • Anonymous

    “The battle in Wisconsin was seen as a test case which has exposed a fundamental national disagreement over who should pay for gaping budget deficits at the state, federal and local levels.”

    Sorry RAW, but this is bullshit. Do your research. The scumbag governor created the deficit. There was no crisis until he created it by giving the exact sum that’s missing away in business tax breaks.

    This is not a test case over who should pay for deficits. It’s a test case for the domestic application of the shock doctrine wherein a phony crisis is intentionally created to dismantle what’s left of democracy, of worker and consumer protection laws.

  • ghostof911

    Why is it a Supreme Court Justice can have a major conflict of interest attending Koch-sponsored political event and the Department of Justice is not investigating? Should this not be grounds for impeachment?

    In his financial disclosure report for that year, however, Justice Thomas reported that the Federalist Society, a prominent conservative legal group, had reimbursed him an undisclosed amount for four days of “transportation, meals and accommodations” over the weekend of the retreat. The event is organized by Charles and David Koch, brothers who have used millions of dollars from the energy conglomerate they run in Wichita, Kan., to finance conservative causes.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/us/politics/15thomas.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

  • Anonymous

    Then you for your contribution “William”. Don’t forget to post the same thing to your 50 other fake identities.

  • http://wardclark.myopenid.com/ Ward

    First thing Monday morning, the good people of Wisconsin should begin the process of recalling their new governor and replacing him with a true representative of the people (not the Koch Kartel).

  • Anonymous

    I think there are efforts underway right now for a recall.

  • ghostof911

    Would they be the same Koch brothers who are bribing a Supreme Court Justice?

    When it comes to the financial and ethical improprieties of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, there is only bad news and worse news. That’s true not only in terms of what they’ve done but because there’s so little reason to believe they’ll ever be held accountable for their active role in tainting our judiciary with the money and influence of their wealthy, conservative GOP patrons.

    Justice Thomas’ failed to include his wife’s source of income on his financial disclosure forms for the past two decades. These forms are essential to assessing whether a justice might face a potential conflict of interest when causes or individuals associated with his/her spouse come before the court. Thomas hastily amended his reports after Common Cause brought attention to the years between 2003-2007 when Ginni Thomas earned $680,000 working for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank funded by, among others, the foundations of the Koch brothers, the Coors family and Richard Mellon Scaife.

    http://www.alternet.org/news/149833/why_does_clarence_thomas_get_away_with_breaking_the_law,_as_his_wife_shills_for_wealthy_right-wingers

  • shinyorbs

    this guy had a surplus, he got elected and paid off his lobbyists !!! Can’t WI recall this jackass?

  • ghostof911

    He also pushed through three tax breaks for businesses to increase the deficit. It’s like the fireman setting the barn on fire so he can come to the rescue.

    Wisconsin companies will get a small tax break for every new job they add under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Scott Walker.

    He signed two other tax cut bills in January. One wipes out corporate and personal income taxes for companies that relocate to Wisconsin and would cost the state about $1 million. The other eliminated state income taxes on contributions to health savings accounts and will cost the state $49 million.

    http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20110205/APC0101/102050457/Wisconsin-Governor-Scott-Walker-signs-bill-granting-business-tax-cuts#ixzz1EXthZyRK

  • Anonymous

    I like this idea, of start putting up the American Eagle as an avatar.

  • ghostof911

    Be careful who you mess with. The Koch brothers have a paid plant on the Supreme Court. He does whatever they tell him to do. That is, as long as the give his wife a big enough check.

    http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8346

  • Taleisin

    I hope the Wisconsin people support these protesters.
    If the Repukes win this, you will see their anti-union behavior all over the country.
    ‘Let The Poor Starve’, should be their next campaign slogan.

  • PrissyPatriot®

    Haha “fight as long as it takes”-sure you will Mubarak!

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg
  • Anonymous

    Wisconsin workers receive a supporting message from the most unimaginable: Egyptians.

    “‘Stand Firm and Don’t Waver’

    “I am speaking to you from a place very close to Tahrir Square in Cairo, the
    heart of the Revolution in Egypt. This is the place were many of our youth
    paid with their lives and blood in the struggle for our just rights. From
    this place, I want you to know that we stand with you as you stood
    with us. … Today is the day of the American workers. We salute
    you American workers! You will be victorious. Victory belongs
    to all the people of the world, who are fighting against
    exploitation, and for their just rights.” – Kamal Abbas,
    Centre for Trade Unions and Workers Services

    http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=njsyugrfn7if

  • Anonymous

    Disgusting. I literally gagged. These blind, stupid people are kapos.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    He sounds just like a younger, Amerikan version of Mubarak. In the meantime, while he waits it out, he’s looting the state coffers and the working people of Wisconsin of whatever little they’ve got left. It’s about time that those protesters start drawing some signs that say “Down, down with Walker”

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Wow! That is awesome! No doubt the peoples of the world are one just like our oppressors are all one.

  • Anonymous

    Yes–about GIVING UP YOUR JOBS and competing with slave labor in China. Say, when do we start using our second amendment remedies? Anyone? Sharon?

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Here’s a little bit on that too (you need to read the whole to see report till the paragraph towards the end):

    http://www.answercoalition.org/national/index.html

    That really gives me the creeps. Those fucktards are armed, pissed, sick and dying to pull the triggers. I’m listening to Al Jazeera and Qadaffi has hired mercenaries from all over Africa and is paying them $500/day to shoot at the unarmed protesters and an extra $12,000 per each on they kill. These Teabaggers are the Amerikan version of these thugs and they cannot be underestimated. They are sick, armed and dangerous. Also notice that this seems to be the MO of dictators everywhere, from the US to the ME.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    I second that motion! Recall the scum, all the way to hell where he came from.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Here, here. A mini 9/11. There will be many more to come. Whenever/wherever one is needed.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    I’m confused, are you a Libertarian or a Republican? Or are they the same now? Ah, who gives a rat’s ass. You’re all the Christian Taliban anyway, no matter what the hell you call yourselves. It’s all window dressing for the same NeoNazi party.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Sounds like you’re noticing all the similarities too, eh?

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    the way things are going in Libya, Gadhafi and his family will be dead or flee the country by the end of the week if not sooner…

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Excellent analysis! Short, sweet and to the point. I also feel that the problem is that nobody is either identifying or speaking of the real issue here: class war. Class war being waged by the elites against the working class. It has been going on for decades and nobody talks about it. Until we do that, until we identify the common enemy, we won’t be able to come together as one as the people in the ME have and fight the common oppressor.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Fascist?

  • Johnny Warbucks

    I heard one lady being interviewed who would lose $1,200 a month between her and her husband. That’s enough to put anybody in the hole these days and it is unconscionable, particularly, at a time when the bastards that caused this mess to begin with, are giving themselves millions of dollars worth of bonuses for fucking us all up.

  • Anonymous

    Will fight for as long as it takes? For what, the moment when he hands in his resignation? The moment he gets recalled? The day they run him out of town on a rail?

    This guy’s fighting a losing battle. And we all know the definition of insanity.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Qadaffi right now is saying that he is willing to take it “till there is one man standing.” Of course that means, him. He’s mass murdering his people with paid thugs who are using machine guns.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Birds of a feather flock together.

  • Anonymous

    He will fight to the last middle-class taxpayer.

    Maybe some of the republican teachers, cops and firefighters finally will realize the people they elected their whole life really do hate them.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    That genocidal piece of shit! There are rumors that one of his sons has fled already. He sent another one to make this hour-long Castro style bullshit speech blaming everybody in the world for what is happening. He also delivered one interesting line that he will fight “till the last man standing” – no doubt that man is him. It is reported that the thugs are coming in by the planeload with machine guns. Truly a sickening situation! And the West is mum, of course, as always. I also heard some good reports of the army putting down their weapons and joining the protesters who seem to have taken over Benghasi, Libya’s second largest city. But the media is banned, this are only phone reports and some cellphone videos leaking out.

  • Jaimie11

    If only all this energy could be focussed on the Federal Reserve and the banksters, we could boot them out and refuse to pay the debt they created out of nothing. Like Iceland.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Jamie, I don’t think this mess can be fixed. It’s too far gone. There is too much broken. It’s like a bad relationship when it hits the point where the best thing is to walk away and start fresh with someone else. The time to have done that was back in 2008. It’s too late for that now, I think.

  • Anonymous

    We can only hope; but I doubt it. We’ve seen in the past 10 years that the Republicans are Stepford residents, with braces on their brains.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRCGTVH7SXIVAQMN6VHRMIG6ZM john wilson

    Unfortunately as I understand Gov. Koch, err I mean Walker can’t be recalled for a year, but at least eight senators can be at once. The people need to call all their reps. back home for a little chat. The theme being that you straighten up or your gone asshole. Might just get some attention that even the Crotch brothers can’t match.

  • Anonymous

    Recall Walker’s ass. Start early. Start getting the necessary signatures NOW. So that a year from now, after Walker has no doubt wrecked Wisconsin’s economy, his ass can be recalled immediately, making him a private citizen, maybe making it possible to prosecute him, unless he flees the state to work for some crony-Republican-run Wall Street firm or hosting some Fox “Big Lie” News propaganda program, moving to D.C. or New York.

    Walker is a reverse carpetbagger, in the sense that he’s intent upon pillaging a Northern state, one with a long history of labor innovation and equality for all citizens, economic and political. Walker, on the other hand and being a reverse carpetbagger, is intent upon enslaving all Wisconsinites to corporations, to the wealthy, to those with a modern-day slaveowner mentality. What a creep. What a cretin. What a morally bankrupt individual.

  • http://twitter.com/Saklani Saklani

    Another Republican for the rich and screw the rest of us.

    Thank you so much Tea Party folks for being too blind and stupid to see what these people are trying to do to those of us who don’t make millions every year.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EFV4QEXUPG6KH3S6B6OH2JFJ5U William

    Hey asshat.. I don’t have 50 other identities. I’m in the the FUCKING NAVY. –To Warbucks. I’m agnostic!
    To fiery locks… I don’t really care much for police. The constitution mandates a parcel service and the school system has failed, at least in Florida,- a right to work state. AND I don’t agree with any thing you folks said, but I must vehemently defend your right to say it.

  • Anonymous

    People *died* for the right to participate in collective bargaining.

    That may sound like a strange thing in today’s day and age but workers were killed for exercising their rights to organize.

    Walker is hoping to keep his comfy rug at the feet of the Koch brothers and the teachers are fighting for their future and the future of their children.

    We are going to win, and Walker is going straight to Hell where he deserves to be, because right is going to prevail.

  • Anonymous

    Hey William,you’re in the Navy?With a fucked up attitude that you have,I hope that you are not in the U.S.Navy.I don’t know how many years you have been in the Navy?But,I sure would like to meet you,and discuss my career (101st Airborne)with you.Go unions,go unions,GO UNIONS,KICK THEIR ASSES!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Come on President Obama,where the hell are you and the rest of the democrats?Please get your asses to Madison,Wisconsin ASAP!!!

  • Anonymous

    Keep it rolling, people. FIGHT!!

  • surgethis

    I think we see what this worm Walker is all about. He’s a coward. He tried to sneak this past everybody and got caught. Now he is having to defend his position and actions which FOX is there to back him up. Take away FOX their propaganda network and their agenda begins to fall. Walker will be removed next year in a recall. When will the people realize that the GOP is a criminal enterprise?

  • surgethis

    They can’t recall Walker until January 2012 and the process takes several months. By that time he will have done all the damage he was brought in to do. The problem is that their agenda to break the working class has been in progress for two decades. It’s only now as their fangs come out that their goal is near and they can’t hide it any longer. It’s like rabid dogs circling their prey. They show their teeth right before they strike.

  • surgethis

    I’ve had this dream all my life. My family is in the back yard and we are playing in the sun. Out of the corner of my eye I see a wolf watching us .. And then another. I look at my family and they are smiling unaware of the danger. I calmly get them to go inside to safety and as the last one goes in I feel the hot disgusting breath of the wolf on my neck.

    The wolves are here now .. They have been watching … Waiting. Waiting to strike. To devour our flesh and leave us rotting in the sun next to the swing set swaying in the breeze. While we slept they stalked us. Studied us. Wooed us.

  • Anonymous

    Time to claw back Democracy

  • Anonymous

    The headline should read “as long as the koch bros. tell me it will take” No one on the republican side cares about the people involved, the state of Wisconsin, or our country. They have no conscience and want to force the koch bros. ideology down everyone else’s throat. They can’t be allowed to win! The Gov. of Wisconsin isn’t concerned what is best for his state but what his corporate masters want. He has sold his soul to the devil and wants to deliver a union-less Wisconsin to the koch bros. How did such evil people get to be in a position with so much influence………oh ya I forgot! These spoiled brat billionaires have never had to do an honest days work in their lives! They were born rich and want those that weren’t to suffer. To hell with the koch bros. and all their evil minions!

  • Anonymous

    Remember Kent State!

  • Anonymous

    NO BIG GOVERNMENT! NO BIG GOVERNMENT! Unless you’re a Union buster… MORE BIG GOVERNMENT! MORE BIG GOVERNMENT! Fucking liars.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZURVEQCQ2Y3Z4FXOKVGZXEBUUU Clarence Laliberte

    This guy is making the same noise as Gadhafi. This man has been given every thing he asked for, except complete surrender. He may find that victory can be snatched from the jaws of a lion if the lion is too stupid to know just how far he can push the lowly denizens of the jungle. And it is becoming a jungle out there.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Wisconsin dictator Walker states that “We are willing to take this as long as it takes” while Libyan dictator Qadaffi states that “he will fight till the last bullet” – Are these guys working of the 2011 Dictator Manual? Do they have the same speech writer? Or did someone switch the script on them while they were torturing peaceful protesters?

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Mubarak did the same thing. They’re all working for the 2011 Version of the Dictator Manual.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    President Obama is busy at the moment manning the revolving door between Wall Street and the White House. It cannot be left unattended for risk of a prole or two posing as elites getting thru and causing some havoc. You can’t be too careful these days with all the natives being so restless and all.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Can’t he be impeached or that what ‘recalling’ means? I never heard that term before.

  • Spire

    ‘We are willing to take this as long as it takes’
    WELCOME TO WISCONSIN, THE TITANIC STATE

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    But we can recall 8 representatives right now, that will break the right-wing hold on the Legislature (presuming they get replaced with Dems or Independents)..

  • grindermonkey

    Do not imagine this man speaking to you in his underwear, imagine instead how disfigured he appeared before his goiter was removed. Another perverse product of cloistered neoconservativism, he uses the same Larry Summers economic doublespeak to attack citizens’ right to freely assemble and negotiate their hard earned wages and benefits. These rights, established many decades ago, have provided an efficient and professional cadre of public servants in every state of the Union, these rights are sacrosanct and form the back bone of our orderly society. The blame for the current financial crisis has been transferred to hapless victims instead of being placed where it belongs on the corrupt, unregulated, undisciplined banking system that has descended into a chaotic animistic version of Wild Kingdom where the poor and impoverished become edible commodities that are herded and confined in economic holding pens awaiting final slaughter. Here he presents himself, a Reagan demon, as a Stygian negotiator, the flames leaping from his podium, delivering the “fair and balanced” oxymoron. Nothing can be both fair and balanced, public matters can be only fair OR balanced not both. This tyrant possesses neither quality because he speaks from behind a veil of ignorance.

  • Anonymous

    nice, no discussion, no compromise…
    no can do, the kochs have a gun to my head.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    Actually, with electronic voting being so prevalent, we really have no idea who voted for what, and no way to verify it.

    I wonder, if the Dems smash the next election and take over government, will you refrain from complaining about a rigged election? … And yet, the difference between an honest person and a liar is, us honest people have been decrying these unverifiable, non-auditable machines all along, even when “our guys” get in office.

    But that’s all fine and good. If the likes of the Koch brothers keep abusing the public, we won’t be redressing our grievances in any civil manner. After all, when you remove all means of peaceful change, what have you left for those that demand change?

    The truth of the matter is, if abusive pricks insist on gaming the political system for their own gain, there will be blood.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    It’s crazy and abusive morons like you that had me get out of the Navy after my first contract was up. And it should scare the hell out of this country that we have delusional sociopaths in our military; you’re the kind of person that would laugh and rub yourself while shooting your own countrymen for the likes of the Koch brothers.

    It’s funny, you’re in a publicly funded system with excellent benefits and excellent retirement/pension system, and you bitch about other public sector workers having rights.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6FSQPG5G2N5SYVOMSZ7SRXG57I Angry Liberal

    Let’s not forget that these workers had legally binding contracts with the state. Gov. Walker is trying to break that contract. Now imagine if you or I tried to break our contract with MasterCard or Visa? Different standard there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6FSQPG5G2N5SYVOMSZ7SRXG57I Angry Liberal

    Agreed. But the system will implode by itself shortly. I think America in 2 years will be unrecognizable to us now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6FSQPG5G2N5SYVOMSZ7SRXG57I Angry Liberal

    So, which Koch are you, David or Charles?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QIJ4LGZX6PZOJSD57QIC3NRAA Straw

    Unfortunately, the Prog disinformation campaign claiming that Walker created the deficit through tax cuts ran aground days ago.

    http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2011/feb/18/rachel-maddow/rachel-maddow-says-wisconsin-track-have-budget-sur/

    Rachel Maddow says Wisconsin is on track to have a budget surplus this yearK
    Rating: False.

    About those tax cuts -

    The tax cuts will cost the state a projected $140 million in tax revenue — but not until the next two-year budget, from July 2011 to June 2013. The cuts are not even in effect yet, so they cannot be part of the current problem.

    Your lies are coming apart, Progs.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, democratic Governor of chicago, get your ass over to Wisconsin and bring some food for the protestors and get with the program, asswipe:

    Wisconsin Labor Protests: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Won’t Volunteer In Milwaukee, Per Bears-Packers Bet

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6FSQPG5G2N5SYVOMSZ7SRXG57I Angry Liberal

    Oh, you’re on of those freeloading navy lifers, living on the government’s tit. I was in the navy during ‘nam, and my experience with lifers was that they were afraid to go out and try to make it on their own. You know, 3 squares a day (government funded), a roof over you head (government funded), health care (government funded). Yeah, you made it on you own, with no help from anyone! So, crawl back into your cozy socialist hole, and enjoy the fruits of your government hand-outs.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Yep. I completely believe that too. Just make sure you get out of the way before that happens.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6SRHE4DGXV6AIXDSTVU75ONUTM Wendy

    If the good governor feels so passionately about reducing spending, perhaps he should lead by example and voluntarily and substantially cut his own compensation…..

  • Anonymous

    The righties blamed the left for the tragedy in Arizona…..as my Mother used to say….if you are going to be blamed for it any way…you might as well do it

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QIJ4LGZX6PZOJSD57QIC3NRAA Straw

    Chanting “this is what democracy looks like,” 70,000 protesters descended on Wisconsin’s legislature Saturday in the fifth day of mass demonstrations against a Republican plan to bust public workers unions by stripping them of collective bargaining rights.

    No. This is what democracy looks like -

    Gubernatorial Election Results:
    Walker won with 52% of the votes, over Barret who got 47%. Well over 2 million people voted in the state of Wisconsin this year.

    Shall we talk about the Wisconsin legislature?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QIJ4LGZX6PZOJSD57QIC3NRAA Straw

    He did in his previous job for Wisconsin in Milwaukee County -

    http://politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2010/oct/06/scott-walker/gop-governor-candidate-scott-walker-says-he-has-gi/

    GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker says he has given back more than $370,000 of his salary to Milwaukee County
    Rating: True

    Progs heads are exploding like overfilled balloons. LOL

  • Anonymous

    Governor Walker, tell us what it’s like to be Kochsucker!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    Al Jazeera reports that Mr. Strong Man may have fled to Venezuela. The Venezuelans deny it. Stay tuned ….

  • Anonymous

    I say keep people protesting in the capitol as long as they can. The cost of providing police protection and other services will cost the state lots of money and this Kochsucking Governor Walker will be to blame. This piece of shit really needs his head handed to him at the next election cycle, as do all of the Kochsucking Republicans who support his bullshit!

  • Anonymous

    Neither, but I’m the person who will tell you to go eat shit, but then you apparently have been doing that a long time and don’t need to be told to do it!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    They could be murdered by a determined assassin or assassins, but the fact is that only the Right in America has the materiel to put together any kind of military or paramilitary force for a seizure of power or to declare a new government and seize and try anyone for crimes.

    Assassination of the subhuman Koch scum–as justifiable and delightful as this might be in the abstract–would accomplish little or nothing, as the history of anarchism shows quite clearly.

    The right do not need to seize power, because they are already in power.

    We must work to spread the sparks from Wisconsin to the trades unions in general and above all to the demoralized masses of non-union workers. If and when these people rise up with demands, we will see a new political situation in this country, and we will be asking entirely new questions.

    Revolutionary violence–if it comes to revolution–will be to defend the people against the Khaddaffi-like assaults that the Republicans and their Democrat stooges will inevitably launch if their propaganda fails, not to initiate any armed conspiracies either against individuals or against the state.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Yep. I heard that too. Actually, I had predicted he would end up in Cuba with his best pal. Instead, he goes to Venezuela, his second big pal. I pity the fool that gets caught up in the middle of those three nuts.

  • Arlo J. Thudpucker

    Wisconsin State Senators should stay away until Hosni Walker has had his requisite year in, in order to file a recall petition for the next election.

    While they are at it, I’m sure there are other GOPig senators just asking to be recalled.

  • http://censoredbyyahoo.blogspot.com Carlie

    poor dumb idiot, they aren’t going home because they are home.
    poor protestors wasting their time…soon you’ll be grateful to get min wage..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WDCRZLG2KHQVYSWCN4POSUAKWU Michelle Beach

    Claw back the Republic!!

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