Friday, February 25, 2011
Look out when that golden Badger in the Capitol wakes up and smells the democracy
If provoked, Badgers are tough fighters in defense of themselves and their families. The budget repair bill is an attack on all working families in Wisconsin. The battle in the Assembly ended early this morning when Republicans cut off debate in the marathon session and, to cries of "Shame! Shame!" -- passed the bill and sent it on for action by the currently quorum-less Senate (thanks, Fab 14.)
Thanks to the efforts of Assembly Democrats to hold hearings and extend debate there was time for a movement to arise that can't be stopped. Walker may have won this battle, but it was a Pyrrhic victory. This isn't the beginning of the end. It's the end of the beginning -- the beginning of the long, hard struggle in which we the people will recapture our state from the corporate interests that are wrecking it. Badgers are pretty tenacious when they wake up.