If there is any question how the party that accuses the GOP as constitution and democracy tramplers would handle respect for the will of the people let this be the answer.
Law enforcement officers are searching for Democratic senators boycotting a Senate vote on Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair plan Thursday in an attempt to bring the lawmakers to the floor to allow Republicans to act on the bill.
As Republicans denounced the move, one Democratic senator said that he believed most of the members of his caucus are in another state....
The bill would help balance the state budget by cutting benefits for public workers and stripping them of almost all their union bargaining rights.
More here at the Journal Sentinel
If my memory serves me correctly the same tactic was used when the Texas GOP's redistricting made Dems cry a few years back. In Congress the GOP is the party of "no." Call me crazy, but I think that's a lot less cowardly than being the party of "no show."
It's getting really old hearing these people carp on and on about how the right flouts democracy when it's the left that ignore public opinion polls and the anger of their own constituents. Now Dems in Wisconsin don't even want to respect the decisions of the people their electorate put into power.
If the shoe were on the other foot the left would say it was just another example of a long list of non-existent ways the right hates the will of the people.
This is not civil disobedience, our representatives are given the privalege, and often times paid hansomely, to be entrusted by the public to set and vote on policy. With that comes no guarantee that they can and will get their way...ESPECIALLY when their party is in the minority.
All of that said, I'd like to suggest a modest proposal that all Democrats be required to wear "democracy burkas" from now on. These are basically burkas modified to have the American flag on them. On the outside people see "AMERICA!" This is obviously symbolic, which leads me to phase two of my modest proposal:
Change the Democratic Party slogan from "Change that Matters" to "Never judge a book by its cover"
I know this sounds an awful lot like the markings Jews had to wear in Nazi Germany, but its not...the Jews didn't deserve to be singled out. Besides if we ever go overboard and round them up we're just going to send them to San Francisco anyway.
They'll like that. Put peanut butter on a spoon and let a dog lick it forever like they just entered heaven. Thats a liberal in San Francisco...wearing their Democracy Burka.
I know it sounds crazy, insane, and should be rejected on it's face, but after seeing Obama's $1.6 trillion deficit guarantee for next year I think this is just as deserving of the nation's consideration.