Monday, March 7, 2011

Maybe They Should've Worn Tea Bags On Their Hats

Last night, I told you about a town hall meeting being hosted by Leah Vukmir and her guest Frank James Sensenbrenner.

The turn out was excellent, with several hundred pro-Wisconsinites showing up to protest Vukmir's support of stripping the rights from hard working men and women, not to mention stripping health care coverage from the vulnerable and selling state assets in no bid contracts.

But unlike Russ Feingold, who was confronted by angry Kochian Teahadists, and listened to their grievances, Vukmir and Sensenbrenner took their gavels and went home:
U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) ended a town hall meeting Monday night after about 30 minutes after repeated interruptions by opponents of Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill. 
Interruptions in the form of shouts and jeers were in response to the presence of state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) and her support of the bill, which would largely strip away the collective bargaining rights of public employees in Wisconsin. 
Attendees packed a meeting room in the Wauwatosa Public Library while an adjacent hallway was filled with the meeting's overflow. Budget bill opponents hoping to recall Vukmir gathered signatures in the lobby of the Wauwatosa Civic Center while outside about 75 protesters denounced the bill and called for Walker's recall.
The rest of the article is statements from frustrated attendees who feel they weren't being heard, much less listened to, by their elected leaders.

Team folbum also had their correspondent there, with their own accounting of the night's activities.

Well, I thought to myself, surely those morally upright defenders of truth and honesty will condemn Vukmir and Sensenbrenner for not listening to the tax payers and the voters, just like they did to Feingold (even though Feingold actually stayed and listened, not once, but 72 times).  Right?! Yeah, not so much.


  1. Frankly, I don't understand why Leah was there at all. My understanding from the email I got from Sensenbrenner's mailing list was that it was one of his standard listening sessions. If that's the case, then no protesters should have bothered to show up, since Jim Sensenbrenner is a Congressman, and has nothing to do with the legislation in Madison.

  2. He is essentially pushing the same cost cutting/tax cutting crap.