Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Is Barca serious?

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Is State Representative Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) serious? Before the Republican members of the State Senate arrived in the chambers, Barca rose to complain about rules supposedly not being followed Friday night.

Of course, he had nothing to say about one of the members of his caucus, State Rep. Gordon Hintz, telling a member of the majority party, “You’re fucking dead.” Nor did he have anything to say about one of his other members actually throwing something during the final vote. Nor did he have anything to say about the antics of his other members. Nor did Barca have anything to say about the disruptive behavior of the protestors that prompted the security measures at the State Capitol yesterday and today. Nor did Barca have anything to say about his Democratic colleagues in the State Senate who are still absent without leave.

You might have thought that those issues would have been of a higher priority to the minority leader. Rather than worrying about how quickly the gavel came down on a vote he lost, he might have wanted to take a moment to remind his fellow Democrats how to behave like adults.

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