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Why Not Ban All Republicans From the Wausau Labor Day Parade?

In a move that has taken political pettiness to a new level, the Wisconsin unions have gone from protesting at schools and gluing school door locks to banning republican lawmakers from marching in the Labor Day parade in Wausau. The parade is organized by the Marathon County Central Labor Council, whose president is Randy Radtke. According to him,

It should come as no surprise that organizers choose not to invite elected officials who have openly attacked worker’s rights or stood idly by while their political party fought to strip public workers of their right to collectively bargain.

The added wrinkle in all of this is that the parade is funded by taxpayers and the city is now threatening to cut its funding for what amounts to a partisan parade (“State Rep. Donna Seidel, D-Wausau, is listed as the grand marshal of the parade on the labor council’s website”).

So, why are they only banning lawmakers? Over half or the local population voted for Governor Scott Walker and again, voted for Justice Prosser after the collective bargaining bill was passed. It seems that Randy Radke has conveniently forgotten this point. He has instead chosen to ban republican lawmakers, like Sean Duffy, who had nothing to do with the bill, while allowing republicans who voted for and supported those who passed it. If our lawmakers are guilty then we all are.

I voted republican and plan to do so again. I am pleased with the great achievements of our republican lawmakers in Wisconsin. I support my republican lawmakers and encourage everyone else to do so. Call, write, and email them to let them know that you support them and will not participate in a parade where your representatives are not welcome. Let us tell Randy Radke, “I’m Spartacus!”

August 30, 2011 at 2:58 am
  • August 31, 2011 at 10:29 amRepack Rider

    No Republican politician should be banned from a parade honoring Labor, but they should be clearly identified so the crowd can give them a proper “welcome.”

    After they hear from the Wausau crowd on Monday, next year there will be no such “problem.” Republicans won’t want to be in the same county as the parade.

    • August 31, 2011 at 11:12 amwanderer

      Tough words from a guy who isn’t even close to WI. You aren’t from here and you don’t get it. We’re tired of people outside of our state thinking that they can control us, and we will continue driving the unions out of WI. Even the union members here are beginning to understand it. None of us want you anywhere near our state. Your time is up!

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