Senate Republicans were harried by swarming crowds. â€œWe tried to get out of the building after the vote, because they were rushing the chamber, and we were escorted by security through a tunnel system to another building. But, after being tipped off by a Democrat, they mobbed the exit at that building, and were literally trying to break the windows of the cars we were in as we were driving away,â€ Republican senator Randy Hopper tells NRO. Such tactics, he sighs, were hardly unexpected. â€œI got a phone call yesterday saying that we should be executed. Iâ€™ve had messages saying that they want to beat me with a billy club.â€
(emphasis mine) h/t Ace of Spades
Look at that again. Don’t miss it. There’s a violent mob in the legislative chamber and the Democrats tipped off the rioters as to the Republicans’ plans to exit the building via a back tunnel.
…there are signs, as blogger and legal scholar William Jacobson notes, that some cops have been “taking sides in this political dispute”–and worse, that these guardians of public order are siding with those using lawless tactics to disrupt the legislative process.
In a Feb. 27 post, Jacobson linked to a video of a cop–“presumably off-duty but wearing what looks like a police-issue sweater with insignia” and, on the back, the words COPS FOR LABOR in big letters–“who addressed the crowd of protesters inside the Wisconsin Capitol building on February 24, and threatened disobedience to state government”:
Here is the transcription by a supporter of the police protest of the key passage:
“. . . This is not a budget issue! This is a CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE! . . . Mr. Walker! . . . We know pretty well now who you work for! [applause] Let me tell you who WE work for! [points to self and police emblem] We work for all of these people! [applause] We are not here, Mr. Walker, to do your bidding! We are here to do their bidding! . . . Mr. Walker, this not your House! This is all of our House! [camera pans 360Â°]”
In today’s post, Jacobson quotes from a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report: “It was clear Wednesday night, after thousands descended on the Capitol in reaction to the Senate vote . . ., that police were not going to try to stop protesters from entering what was supposed to be a building closed for the night.”
If I were an elected Republican in WI, I’d reach across the aisle with a shiv. It is difficult for me to express my contempt for these Democrats while staying within the posting rules.
We’d better be ready, people. This is the same mob atmosphere that radicals instigated at the Chicago 1968 convention and the Unionists’ backs are against the wall. They know that without compulsory union membership and confiscated union dues, their power is *gone*.
People don’t voluntarily join unions, which is causing membership to shrivel up and die in the private sector. Their only hope of continuing their culture of corruption is the public sector, where politicians can “reward government employee unions for their political support by committing taxpayer money to their members’ extravagant pensions and other fringe benefits.”
We’d better break this up now. It’s too late to perform according to Barney Fife’s dictum to “nip it in the bud” but it’s not so late that we can’t stop their viciousness and malfeasance.
Crossposted at The Minority Report