Video: Wisconsin GOP Booze Cruise walks through protester gauntlet

This video is from Arthur’s YouTube channel Arthurkr222, by the way.

The people who were actually at this rally called the GOP fundraiser a booze cruise last night. Now that I’m seeing this video, I understand why. Watch!

Highlights:
1:41 mark – Paul Ryan coming through and Arthur saying “You ought to be ashamed of yourself.”

1:35 mark – Protesters say “Wisconsin’s not for sale.” A Republican man walking through says “Yes we are!” Repeatedly.

1:45 mark – A woman spots Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and starts chanting “Recall Kleefisch” and others join in. Arthur calls out, “I just want to marry my toaster. That’s all I want to do, Ma’am. You won’t let…”

(If you don’t get the joke, back in October 2010, Kleefisch said she opposed rights for gay people to marry because it is as absurd as marrying a table or a dog:
“This is a slippery slope in addition to that — at what point are we going to OK marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table, or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs? This is ridiculous.”)

2:33 mark – Miles recognizes a sloshy Represenative Kramer and calls to him with a megaphone. Bill Kramer is from conservative Waukesha and serves the 97th Assembly district. Arthur then does a brief interview with Kramer asking.
“How do you justify the extraordinary session for the redistricting?”
“When was the last time we were in extraordinary session before the budget process?”
and lastly
“Are you drunk sir?”

Kramer’s response is “”Ebberry redistericting is done ‘strawordary sessyun.””
[That’s an excellent translation of the local dialect “Wisconsin GOP BoozeCruise” by @gnarlytrombone that I won’t try to improve on.]

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