So no doubt the "uprising" of the public sector unions in Wisconsin can be attributed to Barack Obama's non-stop class warfare, pitting private sector employees against public (and private) sector unions. GM's legitimate debt holders are given pennies on the dollars as the government bails out the unions fully, while the entire stimulus plan is used essentially to make sure the states can continue to pay their unionized employees. The president sings the praises of organized labor and scrapes before them, exempting them from laws (Obamacare waivers, baby!) that the private sector must obey under penalty of imprisonment, while Congress tries to bankrupt via legislation their non-unionized competition (see Fedex).
So why shouldn't they rise up in disbelief and rage when someone - in this case, Wisconsin Governor Scott - finally says no more?
The teachers of Madison, Wis., have called in “sick” again, shutting down the schools. Of course, there is no flu, and the only sickness is a nasty unionism, an epidemic of lying.
The teachers in Madison and elsewhere have decided that there will be no more school this week. They have decided that all by themselves. They have simply locked students — whose parents are probably taxpayers — out of their own classrooms.
Most disgusting: the mob that went to Governor Walker’s home. What are they going to do next, cut his dog’s throat?
And Instapundit has pictures of the rally site in Wisconsin, and notes that the teacher's union left a filthy mess behind.
“I attended the Tea Party rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol last year on April 15th, and I did not see a scrap of litter left behind. Participants not only took care to leave no trash of their own, they looked around and made sure no one else did.”
It’s the difference between acting like civilized people, and looters.
Desecration of property, thuggish behavior, threatening of political leaders, denying children the right to education....crimes, perhaps? Nah - President Obama, don't you know, supports these things:
“Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin, where they’re just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions,” Mr. Obama said to TODAY’S TMJ4′s Charles Benson in a one-on-one talk.
“I think everybody’s got to make some adjustments, but I think it’s also important to recognize that public employees make enormous contributions to our states and our citizens.”
Yeah. And so do I, with my tax dollars and charity work and other things I don't need to carry a sign bragging about. But Obama needs an army to win his class war, and he's building one in Wisconsin, one that he hopes will gain strength and give him the illegitimate power he needs to press on with his socialist revolution, including his radically insane budget.
After all, is this not a warning sign to every Republican lawmaker ? "F*ck with us and we're coming to your house, f*ck with us and we'll turn this nation into Greece". Has the teacher's unions in fact fired the first shot in defense of Obama's budget, a shot across the bow to all that will defy him?
That Obama encourages this should finally make clear who and what he really is, and where he intends to take this nation. To war with itself, to achieve his agenda.
That's his "hope", anyway. His and about 25% of America. Let's pray that the firewall we put up in the 2010 midterms can at least slow their advances until the calvery comes in 2012...
Update: Liberal cowardice hits new heights as Obama puts his personal thugs on the front to fight for the unions:
A three-day-long stand-off at the Wisconsin state capitol between union supporters and those backing the Republican governor’s budget cuts just went to another level Thursday as Democratic senators apparently fled the area to prevent a vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill
Earlier today, law enforcement was sent to find missing Democratic lawmakers, according to a Madison, Wis. ABC affiliate
The Democratic Party’s Organizing for America, the leftover campaign apparatus from the Obama campaign, has entered the fray, filling buses and running phone banks for unions in Wisconsin....