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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Momentum builds in Madison



One of Wisconsin's most conservative newspapers has lost patience with Governor Walker and his allies the Fitzgerald brothers:


The Fitzgerald brothers are complaining loudly about a Dane County judge holding up their collective bargaining bill.

But it's their own fault for winding up in court to begin with.

Had Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald simply given 24 hours of public notice before a key committee meeting and vote last month, their bill would now be in effect.

Instead, because the Fitzgeralds got cute with Wisconsin's open meetings law, the bill is stuck in an exhausting and complex legal battle that could drag on for weeks if not months

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When you get down to it, only some of the Wisconsin Republicans are vehemently anti-union to begin with. The unseemly shenanigans of their party leaders in Madison will certainly diminish their enthusiasm to defend these clowns against the rising tide of discontent in the state. My guess is that there will be more than enough recall signatures gathered for six of the targeted GOP senators, while even the two most Republican districts may yield enough signatures as well.

All of us need to keep fighting hard in Wisconsin, but the momentum is on our side. Now we must direct our attention to Ohio, Michigan, and other states where the GOP is waging war on working people, children, and the elderly.

2 comments:

masha2 said...

If anyone here is a Buckeye, or has friends or family in Ohio, you can volunteer to help repeal SB5 here: http://ohiodems.org/sb5_repeal/

Cletis L. Stump said...

The Fitzgerald brothers didn't wait 24 hours because they feel that they are beyond accountability. It's called hubris and it is often the harbinger of a fall from power.