My, my, my, my, what is it with Democrats in Midwestern States. They see their party lose seats in the state house and when a bill comes up, they oppose, they run for the hills, er, a neighboring state.
Now, they’re shutting down the legislature in the Hoosier State:
Seats on one side of the Indiana House were nearly empty today as House Democrats departed the the state rather than vote on anti-union legislation.
A source tells The Indianapolis Star that Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.
The House came into session twice this morning, with only three of the 40 Democrats present. Those were needed to make a motion, and a seconding motion, for any procedural steps Democrats would want to take to ensure Republicans don’t do anything official without quorum.
All to protect the power and perks flowing to public employee unions through their privileged bargaining positions. Oh, yeah, and the cash that flows from the state treasury to the public employee unions and into Democratic campaign coffers — and for ads on their (i.e. Democratic candidates’ behalf.
Somehow, I just don’t think these will play well with Indiana voters — or those in other jurisdictions.
FROM THE COMMENTS: ILoveCapitalism offers:
I love how all this exposes the Democrat leaders’ real agenda. Not civility. Not unity. Not bi-partisanship. Not post-partisanship. Just clinging to political power – and its companion, political money.
When Democrat leaders say words like unity, civility, bi-partisanship, etc., they really mean that Republicans should cave into them; let them win. If Republicans win – and apparently are serious about their principles – then it all flies out the window