In the face of massive protests of the state's citizens, Wisconsin Republicans demonstrated yet again that they couldn't care less about what the people of the state want. They just spit on the people's wishes and proceeded to vote to curtail the collective bargaining rights of the citizens. The Republican-spurred descent of this country into barbarity continues.
"In 30 minutes, 18 state senators un-did 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin. Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten," Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller said.
Yes, it will. People will forget and proceed to vote for a Republican candidate in 2012 in happy, sheepish droves. CNN just dedicated 10 seconds to the events in Wisconsin and then offered a half-hour-long segment which used the words "Muslim" and "terrorist" in every other sentence. A few more scary stories about bad, threatening Muslims or Latinos and the people will forget about how the Republicans deceived them in 2010 with their empty talk about jobs, economy, etc. and rush to vote for them yet again.
I'm starting to think that Americans are people who are happy to accept growing poverty, a constant threat of unemployment, lack of social benefits that the rest of the civilized world enjoys freely, sinking living standards, etc. as long as they are promised that they will be able to force women to give birth against their will and prevent gays from getting married. Well, if that's what people want, they should definitely get it. If they are fine with the Republicans treating them like cattle and robbing the blind, let them vote the way they want.