June 24, 2009

Senate Dems Sit Through Pledge of Allegiance

Prepare to feel your jaw drop and your blood boil.

Here’s shocking video of State Senate Democrats, including Antoine Thompson, Darrel Aubertine, Dave Valesky, Bill Stachowski and Brian Foley sitting through the Pledge of Allegiance in protest over their loss of power in Albany.

The video shows one Democrat, Brooklyn’s Martin Dilan, trying to join in reciting the Pledge, but he is immediately and forcefully pulled down by two fellow Democrats, Kevin Parker of Brooklyn and Ruth Hassell-Thompson of Westchester.

Not a single Democrat lawmaker stood during the Pledge.

The Democrats’ protest was an outrageous mixing of common civics and politics. But it shouldn’t be surprising, considering their refusal even to show up for nearly three weeks leading to yesterday, when they locked themselves in the Chamber ahead of Republicans in a stunt reminiscent of the child’s game, “King of the Mountain.”

5 comments:

Paladin said...

Hey--Sensible Larry is on today! I like this guy.

I just wish he'd show up every day...

Paladin said...

All kidding aside, Larry, you may be quite right. This silliness by the Democratic Minority is getting out of hand. Hobbes' description of this as "king of the mountain" is so right-on-the-money. Just cuz you sit in a chair first doesn't make you the legitimate government.

Barney said...

State Senate Democrats Antoine Thompson is a disgrace to our nation.

Barney said...

Larry any chance you can ditch the photo?

John Restaino said...

I wonder is any of them wear a FLAG pin??