Ed Driscoll

John Winger was only Half-Right about Wisconsin

“C’mon, it’s Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick ’em up, we zip right out again. We’re not going to Moscow. It’s Czechoslovakia. It’s like going into Wisconsin.”

Bill Murray in Stripes was right on the location, but wrong on the year. For these leftwing reactionaries in Wisconsin protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s progressive reform effort, it’s Czechoslovakia, but in 1942:

As Christian Schneider writes at the Corner, “In Wisconsin, Everything Is Political:”

During the ceremony itself, Walker dedicated the tree to members of the military. During this dedication, some protesters were photographed giving the “Heil Hitler” Nazi salute to the veterans.

While children sang traditional Christmas songs, protesters turned their backs on them to indicate their displeasure with Walker. Several booed Walker as he spoke to the gathering.

“They booed and protested a ceremony that honors our veterans and lights the Capitol Christmas tree,” said Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald to the Wisconsin State Journal. “Every time you think they’ve crossed the line, it’s like they invent a new line to cross.”

With the recall organizers having collected more than half the signatures they need, an election is likely to occur in May or June of 2012. That should give protesters the time they need to draw up new signs comparing the Easter Bunny to Hitler.

Perhaps they’re protesting the wrong religion.