There are formal recall efforts underway on both sides in Wisconsin, eight Republicans and eight Democrats (the limit legally eligible to be recalled this year), so it’s absolutely crucial that the democratic process be allowed to take place without obstruction.
Unfortunately, Union radicals are doing their best to block peaceful democratic efforts on the Republican side.
Phil Boehmke of the American Thinker reports:
This past weekend, peaceful recall petition events came under assault from union agitators eager to flex their muscle and derail the free and democratic process. My friend and fellow Tea Party Patriot Lori White made me aware of the union intimidation that had occurred in the Burlington and Kenosha areas and she put me in touch with Dan Hunt, the leader of the “Recall Wirch” effort.
State Senator Robert Wirch (D-Pleasant Prairie) has served public sector union interests in the 22nd district since 1997 and is currently subverting the democratic process from an undisclosed location in Illinois.
Yesterday I spoke with Dan Hunt and he confirmed the stories that have been circulating about union efforts to suppress the “Recall Wirch” petition drive. According to Mr. Hunt, union agitators were already present at Veteran’s Terrace in Burlington more than an hour before the event. Union members representing teachers, firefighters and teamsters had assembled and taken up strategic positions in order to achieve maximum visibility and restrict access by blocking entrances and filling available parking areas.
The highly organized union mob waved their mass produced signs and periodically deployed at entrances to create a human barrier when vehicles dared to breech their lines, quickly melting back into the crowd after convincing the vehicle’s occupants to leave. Lacking any sense of shame and parenting skills, many of the union agitators brought their young children to help fortify their human barricades. The well trained mercenaries were careful to avoid the sort of physical violence that once accompanied the Obamacare town hall meetings.
In an e-mail forwarded to me by Lori White, a volunteer named Gerry who was manning a drive-through event in Burlington reported that he was overwhelmed by the union mob. Although they were generally well behaved, “the protesters sucked all the oxygen by strategically blocking our signs from the view of the passerby. Their very real and visible presence effectively hid the fact that we were collecting recall signatures on private property.” Gerry observed that “they were well organized and knew exactly what to do to obstruct our efforts and stay legal.” Sadly, the drive-through site was shut down before noon due to the “unionistas.”
The Recall Wirch leader Dan Hunt will be on Fox News on Cavuto at 3pm.
Recall Wirch Facebook page, here.
Cross-posted at The Left-Wing Institute For Civil Discourse.