Sweeny cheers Wisconsin runaways

In Chuck Sweeny’s column of Feb. 20, in the Rockford Register Star, he cheers the Wisconsin Democrat legislators who, acting like spoiled brats, ran from their legislative duties. Chuck thinks it laudable that these elected officials run, like the cowards they are, from their obligations to the people of Wisconsin.

According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, the No. 1 spender in Wisconsin state politics is the National Education Association (NEA). So that’s why the Democrats in the state legislature are AWOL; this is what the unions get for their money.

Instead of living up to their sworn duty to defend and protect the constitution of their state and the nation, they say, in effect, our loyalty to the union is of greater importance to us than our oath to the citizens of Wisconsin, and Sweeny applauds this puerile behavior.

Governor Walker is fulfilling his obligation to the state, while keeping a campaign promise to get the state’s finances back to a manageable level. To offset this fiscally responsible behavior, the Obama team is busing thousands of protesters, who have no voice in Wisconsin’s business, into Madison, thereby proving the Democratic Party has sold its soul to the public sector unions.

I have seen shabby performances from Democrats before, but this one is right up there with the worst.

Peggy Klopfenstein

From the March 16-22, 2011, issue

2 thoughts on “Sweeny cheers Wisconsin runaways

  • Mar 16, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I didn’t read the article that Mr. Sweeny wrote. If Mr. Sweeny cheered the Demon-Crats from running to Illinois that tells you what Mr. Sweeny is all about, DOES UNION CONTROL come to mind. Mr. Sweeny the American Political system is based on people voting in election between 2 candidates I wins the other 1 losses. It usually stays that way until there is another election. Gov. Walker won because the people of Wisconsin expected him to live up to his campaign promises, and he did. Remember when you were a child and played ball and it was your ball, when things didn’t go your way you took your ball and went home. Thats just the way the Demon-Crats of Wisconsin acted. If this Great Nation ever gets back to the Rule of Law maybe the Demon-Crats will learn to abide by it. Mr. Sweeny maybe that the American Public is tired of the “LEFT WING MEDIA” cowtowing to the LABOR UNIONS & DEMON-CRATS (of course they are the same thing. Mr. Sweeny the Rockriver times is twice the newspaper that the RR is because they present both sides to stories, when was the last time RR did? By they way how is you subscriptions and advertising holding up? Rockriver seems to have plenty of advertisemts and their paper is free. Ever thought about that?
    James C. Davis

  • Mar 17, 2011 at 9:10 am


    Do you live in another world? Or are you one of the “UNION” people bussed in from Chicago by obama?

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