Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31

Thread: Senate Republicans threaten missing Democrats with contempt

  1. #1
    Sage
    pbrauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    11-27-15 @ 03:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,394

    Senate Republicans threaten missing Democrats with contempt

    I looks like the Wisconsin Republicans have gone over the edge...

    Senate Republicans threaten missing Democrats with contempt - JSOnline

    Madison — Republicans in the state Senate ordered Democrats on Thursday to return to the chamber by 4 p.m. or be found in contempt of the Senate - a move that means Democrats could be taken into custody.

    "We simply cannot have democracy be held hostage because the minority wants to prove a point," said Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).

    Senate Democrats have been out of the state since Feb. 17 to prevent passage of GOP Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill. At least 20 senators must be present to pass the bill, but Republicans hold just 19 seats.

    ..


  2. #2
    Global Moderator
    Truth will set you free
    digsbe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Metro Washington DC
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    18,982

    Re: Senate Republicans threaten missing Democrats with contempt

    I would say it's fair to argue that they are in contempt. They are refusing to do their jobs and holding democracy hostage by abusing senate rules. The Republicans aren't the ones who have gone over the edge, it's the Dems who have run off like cowards and refuse to do their jobs.
    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
    Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.

  3. #3
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,377

    Re: Senate Republicans threaten missing Democrats with contempt

    It's about time these worthless reprobates get thrown in jail.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  4. #4
    Sage


    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    43,243
    Blog Entries
    43

    Re: Senate Republicans threaten missing Democrats with contempt

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I looks like the Wisconsin Republicans have gone over the edge...

    Senate Republicans threaten missing Democrats with contempt - JSOnline

    Madison — Republicans in the state Senate ordered Democrats on Thursday to return to the chamber by 4 p.m. or be found in contempt of the Senate - a move that means Democrats could be taken into custody.

    "We simply cannot have democracy be held hostage because the minority wants to prove a point," said Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).

    Senate Democrats have been out of the state since Feb. 17 to prevent passage of GOP Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill. At least 20 senators must be present to pass the bill, but Republicans hold just 19 seats.

    ..
    The ante just gets upped and upped and upped. Is this what democracy has come to? Scarey.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

  5. #5
    Sage
    Renae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Last Seen
    10-23-17 @ 10:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    38,972
    Blog Entries
    15

    Senate Moves To Bring 'Wisconsin 14' Back, Possibly By Force

    The Wisconsin State Senate has approved a resolution that would set a deadline of 4:00 p.m. Thursday for Wisconsin's 14 Democratic state senators to return to Senate chambers.

    If they do not, they would be held guilty in contempt of the Senate.
    They would also be guilty of disorderly conduct.

    TODAY"S TMJ4's Mick Trevey says law enforcement could go out with a warrant and detain them, possibly with the use of force.
    Capitol Chaos: Senate Moves To Bring 'Wisconsin 14' Back, Possibly By Force | Newsradio 620 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin News, Talk, Sports, Weather | Local Headlines

    Hauled back in chains to do their jobs. That's... a sight I wanna see.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



  6. #6
    Guru
    Councilman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Riverside, County, CA.
    Last Seen
    11-04-11 @ 10:16 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    4,454
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: Senate Moves To Bring 'Wisconsin 14' Back, Possibly By Force

    If these 14 Senators are unwilling to do the job they have taken an oath for they need to step down, ot come up with a reasonable response to the Governors plan to reduce spending.

    This is where the citizens need to act to recall them or at least level the threat.

  7. #7
    Sage
    Hicup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Last Seen
    12-07-17 @ 03:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    7,846

    Re: Senate Moves To Bring 'Wisconsin 14' Back, Possibly By Force

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    If these 14 Senators are unwilling to do the job they have taken an oath for they need to step down, ot come up with a reasonable response to the Governors plan to reduce spending.

    This is where the citizens need to act to recall them or at least level the threat.
    I think several organizations are in the process of collectinbg signatures already to recall three of them?

    Tim-
    “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
    “Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher

  8. #8
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:58 AM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,299
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Senate Republicans threaten missing Democrats with contempt

    Moderator's Warning:
    Senate Republicans threaten missing Democrats with contemptThreads merged.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  9. #9
    Guru
    Councilman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Riverside, County, CA.
    Last Seen
    11-04-11 @ 10:16 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    4,454
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: Senate Republicans threaten missing Democrats with contempt

    This sounds like a serious threat but I am wondering how much weight it carries when it comes to having these Senators arrested and charged out of state.

    I do agree something need to be done to insure that the State business is done and these cowards live up to their Oath of Office.

  10. #10
    Sage
    Barbbtx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    W'Ford TX
    Last Seen
    11-10-12 @ 08:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    8,467

    Re: Senate Moves To Bring 'Wisconsin 14' Back, Possibly By Force

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    I think several organizations are in the process of collectinbg signatures already to recall three of them?

    Tim-
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tea Party activists angry with Democratic senators who fled Wisconsin to avoid voting on Gov. Scott Walker's budget bill are exploring the possibility of recalling at least two of the absent lawmakers.
    Northwoods Patriots leader Kim Simac, of Eagle River, says the Tea Party group will meet Sunday to discuss recalling Sen. Jim Holperin after they return from Madison where they planned to rally at the Capitol Saturday.
    Simac, a small business owner, says "it's embarrassing for the state of Wisconsin' that half of the Senate has "gone AWOL." Tea Party member Dan Hunt says a similar effort is under way in Kenosha where an exploratory committee will consider recalling Sen. Robert Wirch.
    The Capital Times says a recall effort would require the exploratory committees to collect 15,000 to 20,000 petition signatures.

    Tea Party activists explore recalling senators who fled Wisconsin | The Oshkosh Northwestern | thenorthwestern.com
    Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
    1/27/12

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •