Wisconsin Senator Van Wanggaard: “Help! There’s a Protester Outside! MOMMY!?!?!?!?!?!”
Wisconsin State Senator Van H. Wanggaard is one of the Republicans who voted for Scott Walker’s bill to cripple labor unions. Wanggaard’s house was picketed sometime during the three weeks of anti-Walker demonstrations.
In response, Wanggaard is introducing a state law to prohibit demonstrations in front of private homes. Talk about suppressing a symptom instead of dealing with the underlying problem. This is kind of like putting masking tape over the dashboard so you won’t have to be bothered by that flashing red warning light.
Wanggaard sobbed to the Racine Journal Times:
“When they come to my house it's intimidating and threatening.”
Well guess what, Dickwipe — when you vote for a law that pulls the rug out from under hundreds of thousands of working people, some of those people might express their anger. If you can’t take the heat, get the fuck out of the kitchen.
And speaking of public feedback: Congressional Republicans are getting some angry responses when they — rarely — step out of their sheltered world of limousines and boardrooms and visit the unwashed masses.
When Congress is in session, they can sit there jacking each other off with “Yeah, let’s cut spending even further.” “A safety net? Job training? Cut it!” “My re-election was financed by a billionaire and he says he can’t purchase the next election for me unless he gets another tax cut.”
Two House Republicans who voted for the current package of spending cuts — Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble — got an earful when they stepped out of their bubble and talked to their constituents. The spending cuts include local job training programs, which will have disastrous consequences in their own districts. The CEO of the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board said:
“There needs to be some understanding of the programs being cut and their impact on an economy that's trying to recover and create jobs. They say they're hearing us, but I guess we'll know when the vote comes.”
Riiight. Send them a 6-figure campaign contribution and they’ll hear you just fine.