For a political wing that screams that they do it all "for the children", they sure don't seem to have any idea about what is appropriate for the little ones to see, and hear.
Tom Morello, the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, hosted a “Recall Ball” tonight at the Madison Labor Temple. Hundreds of union heavies and Occupy-types attended the outdoor concert, which featured droning acoustic covers of union tunes and beer — lots of beer. It was billed as a family event, and many young children dotted the lawn, but the language of Morello and other performers was quite blue. Within the opening half hour, Governor Scott Walker was cursed repeatedly and humorlessly. Later, attendees were urged to vote “early and often” by one punk rocker. The crowd laughed knowingly.
Fists in the air, a sea of blood-red shirts, the stench of sweat and alcohol — you get the idea. The only real difference between this show and any other cacophonous, hastily-arranged music festival was the security. The local cops, who are allies of Democrat Tom Barrett, were having a grand time, nodding along to Morello, rapper Brother Ali, and a pair of C-list vocalists.
I'm hoping the good residents of Wisconsin will see fit not to hand over their government to people who feel the above is all-ages appropriate entertainment. Or who feel that part of the proper ideological indoctrination of children requires them to be surrounded by swearing, beer-swilling louts.
I'm quite confident of Governor Walker's chances next week, just as I grow increasingly confident of Mitt Romney's chances this fall. The left wing of the Democratic party, and their grassroots supporters, are an ugly bunch, and they have gone from trying to hide their base proclivities to reveling in it, as they did last night in Wisconsin.
America now sees the Left for what they really are, not what they claim to be. And it's too late to put the mask back on and pretend the last four years never happened...
UPDATE: ....or to ignore the overt threats being made to average citizens by the unions, and the Democratic Party, should they dare deviate from the party line...