Friday, February 25, 2011

Look out when that golden Badger in the Capitol wakes up and smells the democracy

Look Out When the Golden Badger Wakes Up and Smells 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.

2 comments:

k*thy said...

I stated to a friend, yesterday that 'I'm running out of gas on this whole thing.' She replied with, essentially, the same as you. Thanks - it's important to remember. It's going to be a long, hard slog, but it's something we have to continue.

Ron said...

Agree 100%! The Assembly Democrats did an amazing job of stretching it out, just as the Senate Democrats saved the day with their self-imposed exile. We need to pace ourselves. We will win in the end. Justice always prevails in the end.