Malcom Caldwell defines the “Tipping Point” as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point”. Recent events in Wisconsin show that we have reached the tipping point in the battle for America’s future. Who will win out, the people of this nation who work to pay the bills or the takers of this nation whose gimme gimme culture threatens to send us into bankruptcy.
An interesting aside to the battle in Wisconsin is that Barack Obama’s campaign arm “Organizing for America” is playing an integral part in the demonstrations. As a part of the Democratic National Committee it shows once and for all that the Democratic Party in the United States is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Employee Unions.
OfA, as the campaign group is known, has been criticized at times for staying out of local issues like same-sex marriage, but it’s riding to the aide of the public sector unions who hoping to persuade some Republican legislators to oppose Walker’s plan. And while Obama may have his difference with teachers unions, OfA’s engagement with the fight — and Obama’s own clear stance against Walker — mean that he’s remaining loyal to key Democratic Party allies at what is, for them, a very dangerous moment.
OfA Wisconsin’s field efforts include filling buses and building turnout for the rallies this week in Madison, organizing 15 rapid response phone banks urging supporters to call their state legislators, and working on planning and producing rallies, a Democratic Party official in Washington said.
The @OFA_WI twitter account has published 54 tweets promoting the rallies, which the group has also plugged on its blog.
Should the DNC be that involved in local state level issues? The President himself has taken a side on this decidedly state issue. What ever happened to the notion of federalism?
Obama accused Scott Walker, the state’s new Republican governor, of unleashing an “assault” on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would nullify collective-bargaining agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.
The president’s political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to get thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.
In these protests the left of the 2000s has returned, complete with painting their enemies as Nazi’s and racists. This YouTube video is very telling.
Yes folks in 2011 this is what a Barack Obama organized rally looks like. The left calling its opponents Nazi’s. I thought there was no place for this in today’s political discourse? Only the thing is only Republicans and Conservatives can be mean spirited, these folks are just colorfully arguing for their rights.
In addition the the tasteless signs, Governor Walker of Wisconsin has been the recipient of countless “alleged” death threats.
Many of the letters from Wisconsin today have to do with violence: threats against Governor Walker and members of his administration, the increases in their security details, their worries about their spouses and children, and so on. I have heard from people closely connected to the threatened individuals. Their letters are hard to take.
The last few days have made quite clear that, if you cross the public-employee unions, you run risks: and not merely political risks (which are nothing).
The protests are spreading across the midwest. What the public employee unions and this President haven’t yet realized is that the American People have woken up, and their thuggery won’t work. We are indeed at the “Tipping Point” a brighter future is just around the corner.