Former Gov. Ted Strickland calls the guy who beat him a “tyrant” while whipping union protesters into a frenzy at the Capitol in Columbus.
What a classy guy.
In Wisconsin, Democrats who lost the argument and the election also lost their self respect and went running from the state to delay a vote they are also going to lose. Unbelieveable. We’ve all played with kids like that — the ones who quit and run home with their ball because they’re losing, the crybabies who flip over the gameboard because you’re winning.
And let’s not forget Steve Driehaus, and his cheap-shot quotes about Republican Steve Chabot after he lost the election to Congressman Chabot. Sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and be suspected as a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
The liberals should remember what their beloved leader Barack Obama said to rub it in after he won: ”Elections have consequences.”
True. And now that the Democrats are on the wrong end of the losing stick, they don’t like it. They are throwing tantrums, acting childish, pouting and sticking their fingers in their ears to avoid facing the truth: liberals lost; Democrats were defeated. Voters chose Republicans to stop the binge-spending insanity that has put federal, state and local budgets into bankruptcy.
I always thought Ted Strickland was a better man than that. But now he sounds like the bearded, deranged, sweaty Al Gore invoking curses on the guy who beat him. He sounds like another sore loser.
Meanwhile, the Democrats who ran from Wisconsin are proving the point conservatives have been making about Democrats and the unions who own them. They are not tethered to reality. All the governer is asking is that the public employees contribute to their pensions like everyone else does. He only wants them to pay a token contribution and cover some of the costs of their lavish health-care benefits.
And they are marching with hateful signs like the spoiled proteters who pitched a fit in France and Greece. They should all be fired. There are plenty of unemployed people who would gladly take thier jobs, with ANY benefits. Fire the lot of them, starting with the teachers who shut down classes and dragged their students to the protests.
It just goes to show that FDR and others were right when they warned that we should never allow public employees to join unions. It’s a huge mistake, guaranteed to wreck government and gouge taxpayers.
– Unions bargain against other public employees who have no incentive to limit concessions because they are playing with other people’s money. And public employees on both sides of the table benefit from whatever benefits are granted — such as superintendents who automatically get the raises they give to teacher unions.
– The unions use their dues for political contributions to elect people who will give them everything they ask. They now own the Democratic Party, which has driven our governments at every level into insolvency by granting unsustainable pensions, salaries and benefits.
– Public employee unions are contrary to the very purpose of unions, which was to prevent abuse and exploitation by private companies. Public employees don’t strike against bad bosses or management, but against their neighbors – the taxpayers who have to provide increasingly lavish salaries and benefits.
– Teacher unions protect incompetence and have paralyzed public education as they cynically sabotage school choice that benefits the children they claim to serve. A bill in Ohio to take away collective bargaining for public employees — including teachers and university professors — could be the biggest education reform in Ohio history.
Obama and the Pelosi Democrats have piled up more debt in two years than all the presidents in history. But voters threw them out and elected Republicans to do something about it. And the unions and their wholly owned subsidiary, the Democratic Party, are squealing like porkers at a pig roast.
If there’s one thing Americans can’t stand it’s whiners, pouters, cheaters and sore losers.
Liberals like Strickland and the Democrats in Wisconsin are showing their true character — as whiners, pouters, cheaters and sore losers. Voters won’t forget it.