Union Thugs Thwart “Recall Wirch” Petition Drive

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.

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18 thoughts on “Union Thugs Thwart “Recall Wirch” Petition Drive

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  2. What a bunch of you-know-what. If the saintly Tea Party People resort to such tactics (or should i say “each time they do”) it’s simply using their 1st Amendment rights. If the opposition (which protested in a much more intelligent way, say observers) beats them at their own “game” it’s simply bad behavior. Typical Right Wing hypocrisy and paranoia.

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  3. Oh, really? Show me where tea partiers have engaged in behavior like that. Show me where tea partiers have routinely physically or verbally assaulted their opposition, like union thugs have been doing these past few weeks.

    I’ve been documenting it all, here.

    What do you have on the tea party? Let’s hear it.

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  4. If the saintly Tea Party People resort to such tactics (or should i say “each time they do”)

    No, you should have stuck with “if.”

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  5. All that I know is that the “recallWirch” website is claiming that the “Iron Workers of America” are giving them ideas for the recall.
    This is a blatant lie, and, I have contacted them SEVERAL times asking (politely) for them to remove the reference.
    So far they have refused.
    Legal action on the way…

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  6. There’s not much to have on the teabaggers because they are pretty irrelevant these days! LOL On their BEST day we outnumbered them 35-1.
    The Police have issued press releases thanking US for our behavior.
    Stop the lies already!

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  7. The Police have issued press releases thanking US for our behavior.

    Would that be Madison Socialist, Jim Palmer of the Professional Police Officers Association? The guy who sent a ultimatum to Wis. businesses – support the unions – or else?… Yeah, I daresay, his bar is no doubt set pretty low as far as behavior goes.

    There’s plenty of video evidence of the unions’ behavior posted on YouTube, and elsewhere. It’s been noticed, and commented on all over the right wing blogosphere.

    As for your Wirch comments – without any links to prove what you’re saying is even true, I really can’t comment.

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  8. LOL
    http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/view.cfm?news_id=2543

    http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/view.cfm?news_id=2535

    and
    http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/view.cfm?news_id=2526

    Um, guess that would be you swinging and missing. Again.
    I witnessed firsthand the teabaggers trying to start crap when they made their pathetic attempt to rally in Madison – as well as the Milwaukee Police stating that the 12 Walker supporters who showed up at Serb Hall for the Walker bus tour were the ones trying to do the antagonizing.
    We actually feel sorry for the feeble attempts that the teabaggers try to put on. There were FOUR people riding around on the support Walker bus!
    As for the other claim – see for yourself on http://www.recallwirch.com

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  9. MI:

    Knock off the “teabaggers” insults or I’ll start modding your comments. As badly as libs have wanted to attribute the origin of the term to Tea Partiers, it’s been clear that only liberal assholes actually use the term.

    Here’s your sign.

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  10. I witnessed firsthand the teabaggers trying to start crap when they made their pathetic attempt to rally in Madison – as well as the Milwaukee Police stating that the 12 Walker supporters who showed up at Serb Hall for the Walker bus tour were the ones trying to do the antagonizing.

    Excellent. Let’s see the video proof. You have some, right? I’ve seen enough union thuggery these last few weeks to last me a lifetime, and it’s all posted at Youtube. I don’t know who you’re trying to kid, here. I’ve been tracking it all here:

    http://moonbattracker.com/wordpress/

    As for the Madison police dept – They’ve thoroughly discredited themselves.

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/03/other-loser-in-wisconsin-law.html

    Yeah, and you link to the whole Recall Wirch website and expect me to find where they mention the Ironworkers. Well, I’m not seeing it. Can you maybe narrow it down to a post?

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  11. Geoff,
    LOL You complain about my use of “sorry, my mouth is full – I loves me some teabags“, yet you reply with “liberal assholes”.

    Typical!

    Did that bother you? I’ll be happy to stop, though the fact that you can’t stop using the term shows that it’s appropriate.
    – geoff

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  12. (notso)nicedeb,
    Maybe you can explain why the police followed Walker’s highly illegal lockdown of the Capitol? I stood in front of the Capitol on March 1st holding copies of the Restraining Order whereby a judge ordered the building open during business hours?
    You obviously haven’t been to Madison. I’ve been there several times.
    Here in Houston:
    http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/03/violent-tea-partier-arrested-at-democratic-rally-in-houston/
    Fact – we’ve made the tea partiers completely irrelevant as the crowds have proven.
    Now you want to claim that the police don’t have credibility? LMAO
    As far as the Wirch site – look under “We love Unions” (2nd page) It’s the section right after they warn people to be wary of the “union wildlife” Typically hypocritical. Like I said – I’ve tried to be nice when asking them not to be deceitful. I guess it’s just in their blood. The recall of Wirch will never happen, but, it’s nice to see you people wasting your time.
    There are two kind of republican’ts – millionaires and suckers.
    If there’s so much “thuggery” going on, could you explain the grandmas, little kids (including my 4 yr old), and, entire families showing up?
    PATHETIC

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  13. An old man with a Gadsden flag is arrested for “charging the mic” at a left-wing rally in Texas. Shocking stuff. If that’s the best you can do to prove that the tea party is violent, you are really reaching.

    Fact – we’ve made the tea partiers completely irrelevant as the crowds have proven.

    A point you keep trying to make – so it must be important to you.

    No. A convergence of bused in union astroturf, dumb college kids who’ll turn conservative as soon as they have to make a living for themselves, and commie leftists is nothing to brag about, and no certainly harbinger that the tea party is now “irrelevant”. It’s almost like November 2 didn’t happen. You wish, obviously. Wait until November 2012.

    There are two kind of republican’ts – millionaires and suckers.

    That right there proves you have no clue what the hell you’re talking about.

    If there’s so much “thuggery” going on, could you explain the grandmas, little kids (including my 4 yr old), and, entire families showing up?

    You mean like the grandma that was handing out “Koch suckers” the other day? No really I can’t explain why anyone would bring a child in close proximity to such a profane, left-wing crowd.

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  14. By the way – lookie what The Wisconsin State Journal is reporting, this morning:

    Analysis shows emails to Walker favored budget repair bill

    Gov. Scott Walker was right: The angry crowds in Madison didn’t tell the whole story of how Wisconsinites felt.

    In the week after Walker announced his plan to dramatically curtail public employees’ collective bargaining rights in the state budget repair bill, a wide majority of the emails to him expressed support, an analysis of those emails indicates.

    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_ca97c286-fe25-5074-8cb0-5f9a2c240df8.html

    Look at all those stupid Republicans who don’t think collective bargaining is a “right” when it comes to public unions because it’s public money flowing into the unions that then go to support Dems who return the favor for the unions, resulting in higher salaries and better pensions (like $100,000+ a year bus drivers) than most in the private sector make.

    Yeah, we’re such suckers for not being down with that.

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  15. One question deb – Where are the *sorry, my mouth is full – I loves me some tea bags* if they claim to be the majority?

    This page is just as irrelevant as the *sorry, my mouth is full – I loves me some tea bags* – not enough traffic for me to waste my time.
    I just wanted to make a post here pointing out that the recallWirch group is being quite deceitful – not listen to rants from someone who claims to know more about what’s going on in Madison than someone who has spent a lot of time there.
    Just like Fox posting their BS video showing palm trees, you really do not have any idea what you’re talking about.
    Glad you’re in the minority. People don’t join Unions with the hopes of becoming millionaires.
    The US Supreme Court has ruled that Collective Bargaining IS a Right. You’re ignorance of that fact, combined with Geoff’s threat to “start modding” (read CENSOR) my comments show that you *sorry, my mouth is full – I loves me some tea bags* really don’t give a rat’s ass about the US Constitution. As a Vet, I find that pretty disgusting.
    You really should try to get some facts.

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  16. The US Supreme Court has ruled that Collective Bargaining IS a Right.

    Not for public sector employees. Your ignorance of that fact, blah, blah, blah.

    combined with Geoff’s threat to “start modding” (read CENSOR)

    No, if I was going to censor you, I’d just delete your comments. I’m just cleaning up your potty mouth.

    really don’t give a rat’s ass about the US Constitution. As a Vet, I find that pretty disgusting.

    As a veteran, I find that people who don’t understand their First Amendment rights, and who try to extend them to mean a right to speak in any forum, are pretty disgusting.

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  17. Where are the teabaggers if they claim to be the majority?

    Maybe they don’t have time to protest 24/7 because they work for a living?

    And maybe the energy is with the group that’s out of power (and about to lose some more).

    Dude, you think the left-wing union crowd aligned with the Marxists represents the majority? You’re sadly mistaken, as the last election proved.

    And what is it with lefties and the “Fox Palm trees video” I keep hearing about?

    Fox was showing a video of union violence, including a clip of something that happened at an anti-Walker protest in Sacramento:

    https://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/video-union-thug-defends-his-assault-of-tea-partier-says-he-was-pushing-back-neocon-fascist-hater-who-spit-on-him/

    That was part of the Move-on union solidarity rallies that went on all across America on Feb 26, (providing loads of awesome content for conservative websites). Not sure where the outrageous fraud is, there.

    It’s ironic/pathetic/typical that you would accuse me of not having the facts on collective bargaining, when once again – you are just talking out your ass with no facts to back up what you’re saying.

    The fact of the matter is the 1979 case Smith v. Arkansas State Highway Employees, Local 1315, the U.S. Supreme Court, while protecting the right of an individual to join a Union (note- not be forced to join a union, ruled:

    the court clarified that the states are not obligated to engage in collective bargaining with public-sector unions — in other words, that public-sector unions have no First Amendment right to engage in collective bargaining:

    The First Amendment right to associate and to advocate provides no guarantee that a speech will persuade or that advocacy will be effective. The public employee surely can associate and speak freely and petition openly, and he is protected by the First Amendment from retaliation for doing so. But the First Amendment does not impose any affirmative obligation on the government to listen, to respond or, in this context, to recognize the association and bargain with it.

    Thus, the decision whether to allow public-sector bargaining belongs to each state, and states can choose to permit no public-sector bargaining at all.

    http://www.mackinac.org/14734

    The fact that you keep getting things wrong, and keep impugning the size of tea parties, and this blog, while playing the “I’m a vet!” card is what’s truly pathetic.

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