Thursday, November 24, 2011

Here Comes The Fun

This man is in trouble with law.
There is a phrase in politics that goes "If you are explaining, you are losing." It's a good saying that reflects the short attention span (read - low information) of the average voter. If they don't understand an issue and it takes you longer than 10 seconds to explain it and/or why you are right - you're cooked.

There is also a reverse phenomenon that when your argument boils down to you giving the finger -you're finished.

The Siren asked some recall volunteers about the second phenom out on the petition trail...some cleverly keep track of the number of fingers vs. thumbs down. Some said people shout a range of things at them - like "get a job" at a group of teachers, "losers" at a group of students...classy stuff.

All reported an overwhelming amount of support, thumbs way up and friendly waves and beeps.

(For the folks who go out of their way to flip-off or yell at fellow citizens who are legally petitioning their government - not to worry - the volunteers already know it's because you're losing, you are afraid and it sucks. The volunteers don't care about your opinion, it's not about you - it's about Scott Walker. They don't want to argue with you. They simply want to invite the folks who want to sign to do so.)

It didn't take too long for someone to assault a recall group collecting signatures in Wisconsin. A man approached a recall table yesterday and asked for a clipboard and then began to rip up the sheets with completed signatures.

The group of four, while shocked, managed to get his picture and license number. The police came immediately and let's just say he is in a world of trouble. No one was hurt thankfully.

Destroying recall petitions is a felony. Regardless of whether you like or dislike the recall, the people have a right to do so under the State Constitution. Period.

Anyone who wishes to go to jail for 3 years and pay a $10,000 fine for Scott Walker is welcome to it. I wonder if Scooter would do the same for you?