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Tables turned, WI students in State Capitol chant “We’re with Walker”

Tables turned, WI students in State Capitol chant “We’re with Walker”

I have posted before about the daily anti-Walker ritual chanting in the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.

The other day a group of visiting student basketball teams stood on the balcony as the anti-Walker Solidarity Singers went through their usual ritual, but then turned the tables by breaking into chants of “We’re with Walker” (h/t Patricia via Mark Beiling).

As reported by the Wisconsin Citizens Media Co-op:

On Thursday March 15, 2012 the afternoon Solidarity Sing Along was taken over by a large group of supporters from Lutheran High School in Sheboygan.

The students, parents and supporters were all in town to participate in the WIAA Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament and arrived at the Capitol for a celebratory rally and to have their photo taken with their legislators.  A small group of singers was located on the ground floor of the rotunda for their weekly Thursday afternoon song circle which was quickly drowned out by the thunderous cheers of the LHS group.  Shouts of “LHS” and “Stand with Walker” thundered through the rotunda and was met with wide approval from the LHS supporters.  One student entered the circle to mock and taunt the singers with dance moves.  The extremely loud and boisterous encounter could be heard in the Assembly chambers, where legislative business was still being conducted.

The Solidarity Sing Along remained calm and peaceful throughout the ordeal and eventually moved outside to continue singing while the rotunda erupted in approval.  Later on, several visitors from the LHS group were given a standing ovation by some legislators in the Assembly when they were introduced by their legislators.

One anti-Walker Wisconsin blog lamented that the students were not treated as harshly as anti-Walker protesters in the past:

The one thing, and there are many, that really bothers me about the current batch of republicans is just the pure unadulterated hypocrisy they show with absolutely no shame. Here is a glaring example.

Excuse me, did the students take over the State Capitol and refuse to leave, set up camp, damage walls, threaten legislators, crash through police lines, encourage police insurrection, sit down in hallways blocking access, pound on buses carrying legislators, lock their heads to railing, or do any of the other destructive things the anti-Walker protesters did for weeks on end last year?  (added) Oh, and did I forget the death threats?

Good for these kids.  There’s hope for the future of Wisconsin.

Update 3-20-2012 — How great is this.  The basketball team which chanted “We’re with Walker” won the Division 5 State Championship the next day on a last second three point shot! (via The Blaze)

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Yeah…no. There is not a “double-standard” on the Left.

There is NO STANDARD. They are dropping the cloak now.

http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/two-cheers-for-double-standards/

If you have not read that, you must. You really, really MUST.

They are NOT hypocrites. That would require they believe in something besides Collectivism. They are TOTALLY consistent in their utter inconsistency.

    Sanddog in reply to Ragspierre. | March 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    The comments are simply amazing. Going after Bristol Palin is acceptable because as the teenage daughter of a politician, she was considered a public figure. Going after Sandra Fluke, a 30 year old activist is considered beyond the pale because she’s a private citizen.

    That level of sheer stupidity is simply mind boggling.

      Ragspierre in reply to Sanddog. | March 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      But remember, if you accept BS premises, you can rationalize anything. Logical thinking is like computing—garbage in, garbage out.

      Ragspierre in reply to Sanddog. | March 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Note, too, this is totally consistent with Levin’s current book. If you are captured by the utopian delusion, anything you do to get to the mirage is good. Anyone or anything in the way is bad.

        Hope Change in reply to Ragspierre. | March 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

        Hi Ragspierre —

        here is a different kind of analysis, based upon the Declaration of Independence: the self-evident truth that all of us are endowed by the Creator with inalienable rights.

        Thus, the individual is sovereign. Thus, the individual has innate dignity. Thus each of us has rights and each of us respects the rights of others.

        Thus, as fathersymeon notes at the link below, in America we used to hear people say that though they might disagree with what someone is saying, they would defend to the death the person’s right to say it. [Which research tells me is attributed to Voltaire but apparently was made up by a later biographer.]

        http://fathersymeon.blogspot.com/2012/03/lesson-time-humility-and-public-square.html

        The American tradition is a treasure worth restoring.

        NateWhilk in reply to Ragspierre. | March 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

        Orwell said similar things. From “Notes on Nationalism”:

        It is, I think, true to say that the intelligentsia have been more wrong about the progress of the war than the common people, and that they were more swayed by partisan feelings. The average intellectual of the Left believed, for instance, that the war was lost in 1940, that the Germans were bound to overrun Egypt in 1942, that the Japanese would never be driven out of the lands they had conquered, and that the Anglo-American bombing offensive was making no impression on Germany. He could believe these things because his hatred for the British ruling class forbade him to admit that British plans could succeed. There is no limit to the follies that can be swallowed if one is under the influence of feelings of this kind…

        There is no crime, absolutely none, that cannot be condoned when ‘our’ side commits it.

“…or do any of the other destructive things the anti-Walker protesters did for weeks on end last year?”

Don’t forget the boycott and intimidation of businesses who wouldn’t display anti-walker placards in their windows.

The despicable bunch gets some push back…

I’m sure Gov Walker has many silent supporters.

Off topic –
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Heartwarming. Those students give us hope for the future.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | March 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

An outbreak of temporary sanity comes to Madison.

Reminds me of a scene from Casablanca. You guess who the Socialists in the Rotunda are in the movie…

LukeHandCool | March 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Well, kids will be kids, loud and boisterous. What can you do?

I’m talking about the anti-Walker Solidarity Singers, of course.

There is indeed hope.

Whether or not Walker wins or loses the recall, the chances are high that one or more Repub senators facing recall will be ousted, and Democrats will control the chamber.

This attack on unions is simply un-American.

Aw.
A team of teen Breitbarts took on the union thugs.
And the widdle thuggies got upset.
Boo Hoo.
Good for you, Sheboygan teens!

There will be a lot more Breitbarts standing up to these leftist losers before the election.
And I, for one, plan to be one of ’em.

    scooterjay in reply to Tamminator. | March 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    mockery….your best weapon. next time you see an “occupy” crowd try this trick….bait them into their “we are the 99%” chant and do a crazy Grateful Dead style twirling dance to the chant. You will be amazed at the silence it brings!

Thanks for this uplifting post.

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I live in Appleton (northeast) Wisconsin. This is like a separate state. Madison (capital, center of government, home to the main U.W. campus) and Milwaukee (home base to government sucks) ought to be a separate state. We could easily have a civil war here.

In my view, Madison has far too many mouths at the various state teats, and the University, which considers itself so far above those of us who live in the hinterlands, has no compunction about sucking dry those in areas like mine whose residents they despise.

Wisconsin is a lesson in the dangers of concentrating too many state resources in one particular area.

    Ragspierre in reply to nomadic100. | March 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Wait…

    You mean the people’s paradise of Wish-consin is not a place of equality and “fairness”…???

    But that is supposed to be Progressiveville…

    Tamminator in reply to nomadic100. | March 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    One of my best friend’s Dad was a physics professor at Lawrence University.

    Don’t back down to these Madison Morons. EVER.

    I love Appleton. Worked there about 10 years ago.
    Lovely people.

Don’t underestimate Wisconsin.

Scott Walker courageously has stood up to the unions for a long time. People in Wisconsin see how the unions acted like bullies and criminals.

People saw how the Leftists drown out other people’s freedom of speech.
“GOP, LEARN HOW TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRL” Sarah Palin – Madison, Wisconsin- April 16, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njtt3iuZx6U&feature=player_embedded (BTW, many thanks to Ann Althouse and Meade, recorded this.)

You can hear the cheers and applause of the real TEA Party crowd, which was a large crowd, when Sarah says, for example, “This is real solidarity, this TEA Party.”

The self-preening, self-righteous, assaultive, disrespectful behavior of the Left is seen here. They have succumbed to utopian fascism, which holds that in pursuit of socialism, it is permitted to deny other people THEIR rights.

RELATED HISTORICAL VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a6YdNmK77k – Bob Hope joke

It’s costing the Left a fortune. And the money laundered from taxpayers-to-employees-to-unions is being cut off, and not just in Wisconsin. Aye, there’s the rub.

The Left is overplaying its hand.

    Tamminator in reply to Hope Change. | March 20, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Damn straight, Hope.
    The Left IS overplaying their hand.
    And they will be showing 8’s and Aces.
    The dead man’s hand.

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Sorry professor you fumbled this story. For one thing I said i think its great that they protested, what I was waiting for was all of the people who were so upset at the solidarity singers and then hold these planted kids up as heroes.

secondly most everything you point out as being egregious behavior, either did not happen or happened in extreme isolated circumstances, or as is often the case, the republicans did it to the extreme.

Dang it all Ragspierre,

I came over here and found that you are still emitting.

Keep that aura going.

At Gov. Palin’s CPAC speech, protestors began to chant. They were quickly drowned out by the crowd shouting “USA USA USA”. Gov. Palin chanted along then when the protestors were escorted out she smiled and said “see how easy that was.”

It’s not enough for people to just go vote. We have to fight back. This shows it can be done peaceably but very effectively.

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