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Friday, June 03, 2011

 8:19 PM 

Miller lays out what's wrong with Republicans

Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller said he’s often asked what’s wrong with Republicans in Madison.

He told delegates that’s hard to know. But there are clues when they call the Dem Party’s grassroots slobs on national television and joke at their convention they smell funny.

“It is that they don’t believe in you,” Miller said. “They don’t believe in your rights. They don’t believe in our Wisconsin values. They voted to take away workers’ rights. They voted to take away voting rights. They voted to take away human rights. And as the rubber stamped Governor Walker’s agenda, they are unfairly -- and they’re doing it tonight like they have for the last three months -- they’re balancing the budget on the back of the middle class.”

Miller complained Republicans last night “under the cover of darkness” pulled another bait and switch by taking away more rights for police and firefighters.

“Republicans have forgotten what public service means, and who they are supposed to be working for,” Miller said. “But we Democrats know that if you’re not afraid to do the right thing, good things can happen.”

Miller, who recognized his fellow Senate Dems and lauded them for fleeing the state for Illinois to hold up the vote on the collective bargaining bill, urged the delegates to help in the effort to recall the six GOP senators facing elections this summer and pledged, “We are going to recall them all!”

“Our time is now,” Miller said. “We will make history. The people of Wisconsin understand that Democrats are on their side. We are fighting to protect the rights and values we all hold dear."

-- By JR Ross

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