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