The Republicans in the WI State Legislature have done something tonight that surpasses reason, intellect, morality and fiscal sanity. A few found their conscience at the last minute and they are to be congratulated for their sudden and heroic stand against a Rebulican leadership's hard-core arm twisting to go against their beliefs and vote to put the Death Penalty on the Wisconsin ballot this November.
WI does NOT need to reinstate the Death Penalty...
Let me repeat.
WI does NOT need to reinstate the Death Penalty!
It's up to the good voters of Wisconsin now to reject this openly partisan attempt to bring the blood thristy to the polls.
It's going to back fire on them.
Wisconsin is going to see the biggest turnout of Progressives in a non-election year in history.
If there's one thing Wisconsinites DON'T go for, it's being manipulated by scoundrels.
Wasn't it bad enough that these psychos decided that by putting Discrimination into our State Constitution they could manipulate the electorate to vote for them? Now they've decided that Wisconsinites are so crazy that even more will turn out and vote for them if they put Death on the ballot!
The backlash from the electorate will be swift this November. Not only have they given the poor and minority communites statewide a solid reason to show up (they historically are the vast majority given death in this country), they've also closed the door on the Catholics, and most communites of faith, and in particular, they've shot themselves in the foot with the Suburban soccer moms who will never vote for Death.
With Republican approval ratings in the 20-30% range this last ditch effort to win back the electorate is so desperate and horrifying that we will stand up as human beings and use the November election to not only defeat Death and Discrimination, but also the list of pansies below who brought it to us.
Wisconsin Senate Role Call
APRIL 2006 EXTRAORDINARY SESSION SJR 5
AYES - 18
BRESKE BROWN COWLES DARLING ELLIS FITZGERALD HARSDORF
KANAVAS KAPANKE KEDZIE LASEE LEIBHAM OLSEN REYNOLDS RESSLER SCHULTZ STEPP ZIEN
NAYS - 15
CARPENTER COGGS DECKER ERPENBACH GROTHMAN HANSEN
JAUCH LASSA LAZICH MILLER PLALE RISSER ROBSON TAYLOR
NOT VOTING - 0