Liberals Freak Out Over Wisconsin
March 10, 2011BEGIN TRANSCRIPTRUSH:
Let's go to the audio sound bites and recount some of what happened media-wise in reaction to the shocking news out of Wisconsin yesterday that the strategic maneuver of stripping all the appropriations out of the bill took place, making it possible for a vote to take place without a quorum. On the day Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, was accused of being almost ready to cave, he did the exact opposite. We have maybe one of the greatest group freakouts in the history of the American media in this montage.
MADDOW: The Republicans in Wisconsin’s state Senate appear to have invented a new nuclear option.
JAVERS: State Republicans are pulling the nuclear option.
MACDONALD: This is the nuclear option.
REICH: Making a mockery of democracy and the rule of law.
O'DONNELL: Eighteen Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people.
SCHULTZ: This was an illegal move.
YANG: Democrats are up in arms. They say this was illegal. They say this violated the rules of the chamber.
MOORE: They are stripping the democratic rights of the people.
MATTHEWS: The Ash Wednesday ambush.RUSH:
Ash Wednesday ambush. That's Chris Matthews. So it was the nuclear option, it's a mockery of democracy and the rule of law, they say. And everything that happened was purely legal. This, again, from the crowd that was considering reconciliation for Obamacare. This from the crowd that was simply going to deem Obamacare to have passed. You know, there's an analogy. The left is freaking. They're imploding right before our very eyes. They are engaged in a freakout. They really are in a meltdown. Why? It really isn't that complicated. What happened last November? Something very peaceful. An election. Standard, ordinary, every day, standard operating procedure election. American citizens got in their cars and their buses, their rickshaws, the hoof express, and they headed on down to the polls and they voted. And in the election last November the Democrats got shellacked. Standard good old-fashioned, ordinary every day election, especially in Wisconsin.
The left is not practiced at winning at the ballot box. They win through intimidation. They win through bullying and other such tactics. The left is really imperiled when elections are the deciding factor in who gets power, and I'm not exaggerating this. Some of you might be scratching your head, saying, "What do you mean, Rush? I mean Democrats, they like elections. They win them now and then." Yeah, but they have what we call election insurance. If they lose they still have their plants in the judiciary, and they still have their plants in the bureaucracy. But elections are a problem for the left. And the reason that elections are a problem is because, the truth be known, maybe 30% of the American people agree with the left, maybe at the outside 30% of the American people are full-fledged liberals. So in normal circumstances where everybody as a candidate tells you who they really are and what they're gonna do, the left would never win one, certainly not a national one.
No Democrat would ever win a national election if that Democrat were full-fledged honest about his policies and his ideas. They have to make it up. They have to lie, obfuscate, impugn, criticize, character smash and smear their opponents. That's what we're left with in Wisconsin. They don't know what to do. The epitome of fair and square has just taken place and they don't know how to deal with it. The first phase of fair and square was last November's election. And, by the way, it was even overboard fair and square. This governor and the Republicans in Wisconsin bent over backwards. They gave these Democrats over a month to come back from their cowardly hiding place and the DMZ, the Illinois-Wisconsin border, gave 'em a month, negotiated with them, talked with them, did everything that it's said you're supposed to do. They did not ram anything down their throats, did not act uppity, they just stuck to their guns, the Republicans and the governor. And the Republicans it was said yesterday were about to cave, governor was about to cave. And the Democrats, the liberals thought, "My gosh, our fear tactics, our intimidation tactics have worked. We'll keep it up. Bring in more union thugs. Bring in more buses filled with people that are here to deface public property and to frighten people. Just bring 'em all in here." That's how they do it.
The real bullies in our political culture are found on the left side of the aisle. So they bring in all these people with their standard operating tactics, and guess what? They didn't win. Good old-fashioned standard operating procedure. Very peaceful, everything aboveboard, 100% legal. The governor even went out of his way to be civil with the Democrats who fled the state. The cowardly Democrat senators left the state, Governor Walker went out of his way to be civil and nice. When a legitimate outcome, the result of election and fair, by the book, legislative process results in a Democrat loss, they are at a loss. They don't know what to do. They really don't. So all they can do is take over the building and act like petulant -- what did Peter Jennings call it? Having a tantrum. The left is having a tantrum here because the truth be known they don't like elections because this is what happens in elections. All it took was a Republican governor telling the people the truth, "Here's where we are financially. This is why we've got not much time to fix this." Right on, gov. They elected him to do it, he starts doing it, it really is no more complicated than that.
The left is befuddled when things are fair and square. When they lose they don't know what to do about it other than wreak havoc as they are doing now.
You know, if we outlaw bullying like Moochelle Obama wants to do, if we outlaw bullying the Democrats will never win another election. They'll never pass another piece of legislation for the rest of time because that's their modus operandi is bullying, intimidation, impugn the character and intentions of people. These e-mails that the people were citing yesterday in the press and Walker was about to cave, those e-mails even show Walker was willing to bend over backwards for them. He was willing to compromise, do all kinds of things. Now, this freakout, this montage that you just heard, nuclear option, anti-democracy, this freakout is from the same media that laughs when Obama ignores federal judges. The same media that applauds Obama ignoring a federal judge, saying his health care bill is unconstitutional. The same thing media and the same Democrats who laugh when the regime is cited for contempt of court for ignoring court rulings, they laugh, they applaud. Except when they lose, then they can't figure it out.
If the standard good old American way determines that they lose, this is what you get: Panic, bullying, defacement of public property. Their sense of entitlement is breathless to behold. Power is theirs by birthright. Why, lookie, there he is, the Reverend Jackson in Madison, Wisconsin, even as we speak. Let's go back, one more audio sound bite before the break. Last night in Madison at the State Capitol, it's a conference committee meeting to remove the fiscal components from Governor Walker's budget bill, thereby negating the need for a quorum. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Juneau, Wisconsin, and Representative Peter Barca of Kenosha -- he's a Democrat -- have this exchange about the special conference committee meeting.
FITZGERALD: I have consulted with the legislative council, the legislative reference bureau, and the legislative fiscal bureau, and have been advised that this proposal would not trigger the special quorum requirement in Article 8, Section 8 of the Wisconsin Constitution. At this time I would move to adopt --
BARCA: Excuse me, Mr. Chairman -- excuse me, Mr. Chairman.
FITZGERALD: -- as the conference --
BARCA: Mr. Chairman, excuse me. I have like 24-hour notice. I have a couple motions I would like to make as amendments to this.
FITZGERALD: No motions.
BARCA: Clearly --
FITZGERALD: No motions will be entertained.
BARCA: Clearly conference committees, you know, do have an opportunity for people to amend the bill.
FITZGERALD: No, there's no amendments.RUSH:
Okay so now they adjourn the meeting in his face. They just adjourn the meeting in his face. This is an example for Washington Republicans, folks. This is how it's done, just do it. Just do what the people elected you to do, play for keeps. The Democrats never hold back. That's why I say this cannot be allowed to be the only incident. Just because we're losing the media war, we're not winning the headline battle, this ought to be the first spark that inspires everybody else in elective office to keep this train heading down the track. This is how you do it.BREAK TRANSCRIPT