Because they're in charge right now is their ultra lame-o excuse. And more amusing, and annoying, still, is how the equivocate here. What set them off is Rep. Robin Vos calling for more civility:
Between the lack of compromise, the short notification on the budget repair bill vote, the decision of some senators to flee the state and the general lack of information sharing between parties, everyone should be ashamed.
Especially Vos. He was the one who was tied to the confidentiality agreements handed out to Republicans during the redistricting process. He actively tried to keep information out of voters' hands.
When it comes to civility, we value actions and not words. Talk of civility — such as the "cleansing of the soul" Vos called for — doesn't mean anything unless legislators work to bridge the gap between parties to do what's best for Wisconsin. Whatever they're doing right now clearly isn't working.
If it sounds like we're being harsh on Republicans, that's simply because they are in charge right now. We'd be rolling our eyes if the Democrats happened to be in the majority during such a disastrous period.
Where do I begin? Blaming Republicans for democrats fleeing? Do you blame Republicans for the unruly throngs that descended upon Madison? Do you blame Republicans for Scott Walker being stalked by protesters everywhere he goes, with Democrats denouncing the behavior? Do you blame Republicans for protesters disrupting a ceremony for Special Olympians, opening ceremonies at the State Fair, the State of the State address, Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremonies, booing the national anthem and dropping F-bombs at a 14 year old girl trying to exercise her free spech rights in Madison...ALL without being denounced by Democrats in the Senate and Assembly? Huh? Gimme a BREAK!