Thursday, February 24, 2011

Big Mistake by Wisconsin Republicans

As a follow-up to my original post about the budget battle in Wisconsin, the AP is reporting that the state Republican leadership has sent state troopers to the homes of  Democratic state senators in the hope of dragging a few into the state capitol to establish a quorum.
Although perfectly legal, such tactics undoubtedly make the Republicans look like thugs.  The better approach, as I suggested before, is to simply wait out the Democrats.  Eventually, the senators, like petulant five year-olds holding their breath, will have to give in.  No need for the Republicans to tarnish the perception that they are the adults here.

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