RUSH: Have you heard about the old e-mails that have been circulating that they found from Governor Walker? The old e-mail controversy. The e-mails are old. We got a media montage. The media trying to say that Governor Walker is caving, he's caving. And you take a look at these e-mails and he's not nearly as strident as he is in public. He's a lot softer. He's much more amenable to caving if you read these e-mails. The problem is they're old, and the e-mails in question have nothing to do with recent polls. If anything what this shows is the Democrats want the standoff, and in fact from WTMJ in Milwaukee: "Sen. Fitzgerald Claims Democrats Using Delay For Recall Efforts," which is not really the correct headline.
Here's the story: "Tuesday brought the 18th day that Wisconsin Senate Democrats stayed out of the state to avoid a quorum in a vote for Governor Scott Walker's budget repair bill which would roll back many public workers unions' negotiating rights. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, a Republican from Juneau, believes the delay is actually a plan by organizers attached to President Barack Obama to get Wisconsin Republican legislators recalled. 'There's many people that are beginning to believe this is a delay tactic by the Democrats in the Senate so that these recall elections can be organized by the Obama team out of Chicago, which they are, as we start to do the research on the people that have filed the petition,' Fitzgerald told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's 'Wisconsin's Morning News.' When asked whether Fitzgerald knew that for a fact, he responded, 'The organizer against (River Hills Republican Senator) Alberta Darling definitely has direct links to the Obama camp. There's no doubt about it. These guys might be out until June,'" meaning the Democrats. "'Unfortunately, what they're trying to do is flip the majority, and I think that's becoming very evident.'" The Obama team out of Chicago. See, the Obama team is managing what's going on in Wisconsin. They're trying to delay this and delay this and delay this, try to get a Republican recall, put themselves back in the majority.
Also, this from The Tatler: "State Rep. Nick Milroy is the Democratic state representative from Wisconsin's 73rd assembly district." He was on the radio. One of the hosts "pointed out that union membership was split by their votes in 2010, 49% for Democrats and 47% for Republicans, nearly an even split." But, despite the fact that union members vote almost 50-50 Republican-Democrat, "unions donated 93% of their total contributions to Democrats." Only 7% to Republicans, yet half of the union members vote Republican. So there's quite a disparity. Union members vote 50-50, essentially, but 93% of their dues goes to Democrats. "The question was asked if the assemblyman could understand why Republicans were not in favor of having tax payer funded dues go to fund Democrat campaigns? The assemblyman contended that public employees can opt out of the unions. But when pressed about how even those that opt out must pay union dues, the assemblyman suggested that those people that didn't want to be part of a union could find other work."
He said if people don't like paying union dues that are used to support Democrat candidates they can always get another job. So be it. That's your choice. If you don't like the way your union dues is being spent, quit the union, get another job. If people don't like paying dues that are used to support Democrat candidates they can always get another job. Notice how this is a one-way street. And how about these union members voting for Republicans getting literally no representation whatsoever for their donations? Zilch, zero, nada. Of course the point here is not quitting, people don't like paying union dues. That's not the point. The point is what about the taxpayers who don't like paying the dues? Because that's who's paying the dues.
Can we go through this again? What we have here is a money laundering operation. You have public sector employees. They are members of public unions. These public unions support Democrats 95% to 100% of the time with money. Who pays the salaries of state unionized employees? Taxpayers do. Not some evil CEO fat cat. Joe Six-Pack. Joe the Plumber. Whoever it is, Mary the Riveter. These people living in Wisconsin, their taxes hire and pay the salaries of public sector unions which are already twice as high as what they make. Then, the dues from these union workers go to the Democrat Party. So the dues originate in the wages earned by private citizens. So it's Joe Six-Pack and Joe the Plumber and all the other taxpayers in Wisconsin whose money is going to the Democrat Party via a money laundering operation through the unions. That's what's happening, pure and simple. That's the real question. That's what's going on.