The one thing, and there are many, that really bothers me about the current batch of republicans is just the pure unadulterated hypocrisy they show with absolutely no shame. Here is a glaring example. Lets start out with a story from a few months ago.
A John Muir Elementary School teacher was reprimanded after the school district administrator learned the teacher had allowed a group of fourth-graders to sing a politically altered version of a folk song in the Wisconsin State Capitol in September.
However, Portage School District Administrator Charles Poches said that there was no political intent on the part of the teacher and that once chaperones realized the song had been altered to include political statements, the students were ushered out.
The students were on a field trip Sept. 27 and were waiting for tour guides in the Rotunda when a man unaffiliated with the district invited them to sing “This Land is Your Land.”
A class from Portage elementary was in the Capitol during the Solidarity sing and some students joined in. THE HORROR! This was such a big story, That Fox 6 in Milwaukee had an "investigative report" and the racist hate group MediatracKKKers wrote this(emphasis mine):
The shocking story elicited outrage from many, and raised serious questions about the judgement of the teacher involved and the conduct of the superintendent who was uninterested in seeing the video.
Some parents and taxpayers in the Portage Community School District upset with the handling of this situation might be interested to know that Superintendent Charles Poches earned $135,221 in salary with $39,581 in fringe benefits as of 2010.
Yes this was such an important issue it deserved an investigative report AND the right wing hate talkers called for serious punishment for not only the teacher involved but the administration.
Fast forward to this past weekend. H/T WCMCOOP:
The students, parents and supporters of Lutheran High School in Sheboygan, were all in town to participate in the WIAA Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament and arrived at the Capitol for a celebratory rally and to have their photo taken with their legislators. A small group of singers was located on the ground floor of the rotunda for their weekly Thursday afternoon song circle which was quickly drowned out by the thunderous cheers of the LHS group. Shouts of “LHS” and “Stand with Walker” thundered through the rotunda and was met with wide approval from the LHS supporters. One student entered the circle to mock and taunt the singers with dance moves. The extremely loud and boisterous encounter could be heard in the Assembly chambers, where legislative business was still being conducted.
The Wisconsin republicans must have been pissed that they raised so much noise right? After all if they had their way this would be illegal, no matter who does it!
Later on, several visitors from the LHS group were given a standing ovation by some legislators in the Assembly when they were introduced by their legislators.
I wonder if there were any teachers in the crowd? Will they be reprimanded? These thugs do not like free speech? I wonder how many millions of dollars of damage they did to the Capitol with this rowdy display? What exactly was the lesson from the Bible that this school was teaching here? Has Glenn Grothman enrolled his kids in Sheboygan Lutheran yet? Maybe someone should look into their “non political” tax free status.
By the way, they can thank the Solidarity Singers for openly defying the ridiculous order from the DOA, thus allowing them to actually do what they did.
PS: I am fine with what they did, I am all for anyone protesting at the Capitol, anytime they want. Its just the hypocrisy that is so thick that amazes me.