Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Release the hounds!" While the GOP admits it's not listening, Governor Patsy threatens military action. (Publicus Proventus)

The protests began yesterday, in earnest, over Governor Patsy's proposal to end unions -- the protests being (hopefully) the first step in a move to recall Governor Patsy on the one side, and the first step in making the jump to national politics for Governor Patsy, who's clearly got his eye on being (God Forbid!) President Patsy.

But what will he be President of? One wonders -- as Walker threatened military strikes against protesting unions who dare to cross him. That news even made the Huffington Post:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Friday that he was willing to mobilize the state's National Guard force in order to address the potential repercussions of his stated proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for state employees.

Military strikes? Against this guy:

It's not clear if the national guard will be asked to actually disrupt protests -- but the move likely won't be needed because Republicans weren't listening, anyway. After first deciding how much "petitioning their government for redress of grievances" (Remember that Amendment, GOP?) was actually going to be allowed, the GOP then walked out of Joint Finance Committee hearings with people still waiting to testify before them.

But it wouldn't have matter if they stayed -- one GOP lawmaker told reporters that nothing he heard in 17 hours of testimony made him change his mind.

People are already talking about recalling Governor Patsy, and here's hoping they do it. Before he actually has someone shot for daring to oppose him, if we're lucky.

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