And it’s about time.
I have no problem whatsoever endorsing the actions of the Wisconsin Senate Republicans. Just because Democrats didn’t feel like showing up to vote on the issues of the day does not mean that Republicans ought to indulge the other side in their desire to shut down the government. The standoff has gone on long enough, and barring the implementation of extraordinary measures, it would not have ended anytime soon.
There is some talk about how the vote may have been illegal. If it was, then Democrats can show up to the Senate, make their case that the vote was illegal, and a re-vote can be held–this time, with the fiscal provisions included in the bill. Yes, the Republicans will win the vote rather easily, but elections have consequences–as Democrats remind us whenever they are the ones who win elections.