Running “FROM” Office in Wisconsin

By John W. Lillpop

Everyone has heard the expression “running for office,” in reference to a politician seeking elective office.

However, 14 pathetic Democrats in Wisconsin have ushered in a new concept called “Running FROM Office,” which refers to their cowardly behavior in dealing with legislation they oppose.

This disgraceful behavior should give pause to any Wisconsin citizen who actually voted for any of these despicable clowns, all of whom have thumbed their noses at democratic principles, rule of law, and the will of the people.

As reported at the reference in part:

Democrats on the run in Wisconsin avoided state troopers Friday and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks, potentially paralyzing a state government they no longer control.

The party's stand against balancing the state's budget by cutting the pay, benefits and collective bargaining rights of public workers is the boldest action yet by Democrats to push back against last fall's GOP wave.

The 14 Senate Democrats left the state Thursday, delaying action in that chamber on a sweeping anti-union bill. Sen. Jon Erpenbach, who was among those who fled, said Friday that the group was prepared to be away for weeks, although he would like the standoff to end as soon as possible.”

This abhorrent behavior will surely disrupt the state at a time when stability and decorum is called for.

Even worse is the message that will be sent to youth including those who may be considering a career in government or politics.

That warped message being: Democracy is OK as long as you are in power and able to have your way. It, Democracy, is farcical when those with views contrary to yours are calling the shots.

Is that the sort of lesson that will help Wisconsin youth cope in a world where one cannot expect to always have his or her way?