Video: Pandemonium As WI Assembly passes budget-repair Bill

The vote wasn’t even close, and they had an unprecedented amount of time to debate the bill,   but the Dems still pretend they have the right to be morally outraged.

Ed Morrissey reports:

In the end, the bill that frightened off the entire Democratic caucus in the Wisconsin state Senate passed easily in the lower chamber, 51-17, in what had been a foregone conclusion:

After a bitter, 61-hour debate that was the longest in living memory, the sleep-starved state Assembly voted in just seconds early Friday to approve a watershed proposal repealing most union bargaining rights held by public workers.

Just after 1 a.m., Republicans cut off debate on Gov. Scott Walker’s bill and in pell-mell fashion the body voted 51-17 to pass it. In the confusion, nearly one-third of the body – 28 lawmakers including 25 Democrats, two Republicans and the body’s lone independent – did not vote on the bill at all.

Watch this stunning video of their reaction to the vote.  It sounds like the monkey cage at the zoo after a wolverine has snuck in. I am not kidding – they don’t even sound human:

For more unhinged video reactions, including a woman claiming that the vote means death for her, see The Blaze.

Heh….

The cacophony reminded me of Art Bell’s, “very disturbing” Sounds from Hell ( 2:00 in):

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, and Weasel Zippers, and Doug Ross, thanks!

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31 Responses to “Video: Pandemonium As WI Assembly passes budget-repair Bill”

  1. LibertyAtStake Says:

    Ah, the glories of democracy when practiced by Democrats.

    d(^_^)b
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    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  2. Maksim Says:

    I don’t know about anyone else but listening to the proggies freak-out makes me smile ear to ear.

  3. Neil Franklin Says:

    Public service(Teachers)employee union members and Democrats are self-centered, self-serving boobs who let themselves be controled by goons, thus the name “goonions.”

  4. Wayne Says:

    Monkeys in a zoo, good description. In fact I will now call them union monkeys and democrat monkeys. They worked themselves into this frenzy by LOSING the election. May they never win another one.

  5. Nick in Bath Says:

    Not going to lie here but that vote was run horribly. When people are present and don’t even get a chance to abstain, there is no way it should be legal. I am not saying that because the bill failed and I am angry about it, I am saying it because it could have been handled a heck of a lot better. Absolute bedlam and a true showing of how barbaric government can be if left to its own devices. All sides should be ashamed of this showing.

  6. New “Civility” Round-Up | The Conservative Diva Says:

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  7. tommy mc donnell Says:

    its that democratic party civility.

  8. Wayne Says:

    people didn’t get a chance to abstain? Come on Nick give us a break, you must do better than that.

  9. VotingWithAuthority Says:

    Awesome! Take no prisoners! Well done. Keep the pressure on all over the country. The time of corrupt unions and corrupt democrats is over.

  10. Cranking Up The Pressure on the Wisconsin Fleebaggers :: YankMcCain.com Says:

    [...] 2/25/2011:  After 61 hours, they passed the bill.  The Democrats freaked out.  So much for the quick passage [...]

  11. jaa1169 Says:

    omg the orange/red shirts were elephants if not whales.
    Nevertheless, go Gov. Walker! way to take a stand, and do what politicians are supposed to do, “REPRESENT YOUR CONSTITUENTS” kUDOS, major kudos

  12. Neil Franklin Says:

    Union goons(or Goonion Thugs) and Democrats: Birds of a feather – can’t tell ‘em apart!

  13. Ex-ExZonie Says:

    They are out of control. I hope they follow through and take away the sleeping bags and coolers.

  14. Nick in Bath Says:

    Fine Wayne, Tell me: When you think of the Government that was laid out in the Constitution do you think of it being run pell mell or in some form of order. I will let you think about that for a while.

  15. geoff Says:

    When you think of the Government that was laid out in the Constitution do you think of it being run pell mell or in some form of order.

    When you think about the Government that was laid out in the Constitution, do you think that using parliamentary procedure to end a filibuster is a peaceful, legal solution, or a form of chaos?

    The simple fact is the Dems took their eye off the ball long enough for the GOPers to break their filibuster. And the Dems weren’t very mature about getting snookered, so they lost the vote and their dignity in one shot.

    That wasn’t government being “run pell mell” – it was poetic justice.

  16. Nick in Bath Says:

    I am not complaining about the Republicans breaking the filibuster, Good on them for actually doing something intelligent and finding a hole. My complaint is that they ran the voting procedure totally wrong. Face it Geoff, news pundits on all sides are saying it was “pell mell”. Your saying otherwise is just a load of bullocks to make yourself feel better.

  17. JaneLovesJesus Says:

    Deb, I was in the KS House on Thurs when union thugs were evicted after launching into a chorus of “Vote NO” to a measure that restricted unions (it passed). There were dozens in the building, and I’d guess about 20 were in the gallery & got kicked out. The speaker called it the most dismal display he had seen in his 27 years in the house. Desparation leading to desparate acts?

  18. geoff Says:

    My complaint is that they ran the voting procedure totally wrong. Face it Geoff, news pundits on all sides are saying it was “pell mell”.

    Yeah, I must have missed that, Nick. Maybe you can give me a link or something?

  19. Nick in Bath Says:

    Geoff, Search a video of the actual vote…I found one off of C-Span earlier…I will try to find it to link it to you…please be patient while I continue. Thanks in advance…
    Nick in Bath.

  20. Pat Says:

    “The Wisconsin Assembly House Speaker Pro Tempore allowed Democratic Assembly member Hebl to finish speaking and quickly called for a voice vote on the “Budget Repair” bill at 1:07am CT on 2/25/11 even though there were 15 Democratic Assembly members still waiting to speak. The Republicans had quietly gathered, but not all of the Democratic Assembly members were aware of what was happening. Not everyone present was able to vote.”

    One report that has been released on the subject.

  21. Pat Says:

    Now please tell me how that number was achieved considering there is no order and no one taking count…?

  22. Nick in Bath Says:

    Not quite the video I was looking for…but that will do. Thank you.

  23. Nick in Bath Says:

    P.S.: Looks pretty “pell mell” to me, Geoff.

  24. geoff Says:

    Now please tell me how that number was achieved considering there is no order and no one taking count…?

    It was an electronic vote.

    P.S.: Looks pretty “pell mell” to me, Geoff.

    Not at all. It looked like the sudden triggering of a steel trap, catching the Dems completely unaware.

    I have absolutely no sympathy for filibusters on either side. It’s their right to do it, but when the rug is pulled out from under them, I can only laugh.

    And when they do their pitiful “shame, shame” chant, it just adds to the mirth.

  25. Nick in Bath Says:

    Electronic, the hell does that work. Why ask for a aural “aye” or “nay” then…seems like there is a failure to communicate with the system there. Is it push button? Meaning no disrespect to the right, honorable house speaker but there still seems some questionable things to this vote.

  26. Nick in Bath Says:

    Technically, isn’t there supposed to be a motion to open the voting? Not sure about WI law here being a New Yorker where that is the rule.

  27. Nick in Bath Says:

    PS: With your permission I would like to continue this tomorrow. Must be getting on, it is after 1:00 here. Thanks for the back and forth Geoff.
    Cheers,
    NiB

  28. geoff Says:

    Electronic, the hell does that work. Why ask for a aural “aye” or “nay” then…seems like there is a failure to communicate with the system there. Is it push button? Meaning no disrespect to the right, honorable house speaker but there still seems some questionable things to this vote.

    It’s a standard push-button vote, routinely used in the Assembly to record votes. The Speaker said, “All in favor will vote “Aye” and all opposed will vote “Nay.” He didn’t say that it was an oral vote. You just push the “Aye” button or the “Nay” button.

    Meaning no disrespect to the right, honorable house speaker but there still seems some questionable things to this vote.

    The only questionable part was whether the legislators physically had enough time to vote. Not that it would have made a difference.

  29. Nick in Bath Says:

    Geoff, have we got anything on rules about motioning into a vote. I can’t find anything either way. Anyone from WI know?

  30. geoff Says:

    They have their procedures online, but I don’t have time to go through them. But it’s pretty clear that it was legal: I don’t think they would have tried it if it wasn’t, and the Dems swore several days ago that they were going to look for a problem with it, and we haven’t heard a peep out of them.


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