Liberals blame NFL officiating fiasco on Paul Ryan and Scott Walker

Just remember the first rule of liberalism: when something goes wrong, it is always a Republican’s fault. ALWAYS:

  • One_Flyingbird

    Give The SOB’s Heck….. or HELL……. :)

  • MaddMedic

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    Wisconsin in a tizzy becasue a group of overpaid children lost a game. Playing a game..People err children of Wisconsin need to get lives!!!

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  • Love of Country

    Liberals blame every poor decision they ever made in their entire lives on Republicans so no one can be surprised they blame last night’s fiasco on Republicans as well.
    BTW – I saw Keith Olberwoman tweeted about the game as well. It’s funny he’s been fired from every job he’s ever had and is now tweeting desperately to try and be part of the discussion ….. any discussion.×307.jpg

  • #1packerfan

    NFL and refs union make a deal and get them back in the game these scabs have no clue …preserve the game that was an interception by Jennings ….

  • Teresa Keves

    Are you people nuts? People of Wisconsin, you should be on your hands and knees thanking Gov. Walker…he’s saved your state. How many people you know make $5000 for officiating a game.

    • George Murrey

      Multiply that by 16, that’s not bad for officiating one game once a week. Sure beats the heck out of many first year teachers.

  • Victor Pfund

    So funny they think that the lost of their favorite football team would make them change their political stance on a potentially Republic destroying policy…geez these guys have no context.

  • cheryl beed

    Sounds to me like obummer isn’t the only one who likes to play the blame game !!! Just more unsatisfied liberals whining about something and if your not a liberal than quit acting like one . Since when did football or anything to do with football become more important than other things going on in our country. Get a life

  • Bobby T


  • Manny Laureano

    I wonder how many of these idiots know the difference between a public and private union?

    • AMERICAN Kafirâ„¢(KAdams)

      Looks like… not many.

    • George W Butler

      Exactly Manny. I’m in a private Union and people have a CHOICE on weather to use our product or not so if we don’t put out a good product we go bankrupt and no more union.People don’t have that choice in public sector such as teachers.I don’t like my teachers or school so I can move my kids but STILL have to pay the tax to support them. How is that fair!?

      • Danny Ebersold

        private unions drive up the cost of the end products and contribute to America’s failure to be competitive on the global market and they inflate wages and they have forced states to only deal with Union prevailing wages on government jobs that FORCE the price of construction, for example up. What this does is reduce the amount of projects that tax payers can afford when, if there was REAL competition to allow for varying wages of workers/companies from different area then the cost of projects could be reduced and tax payers could afford either more projects or not have near as many taxes. Another thing unfair union control over wages does, is prevent many smaller companies, often in more rural towns to be unable to compete with huge companies… what this does is PREVENT the money from being spent locally because the majority of jobs that are done by big companies, the employees live in the bigger cities and the companies are also located there… so again the money that higher prevailing wages generates and is supposedly injected into the local community to support local businesses does NOT happen because the majority of the wages and all of the benefits and all of the company’s profits are spend and injected into the communities surrounding larger cities instead of the small rural communities when the jobs are being done there… I can tell you HORROR stories about the amount tax payer money that goes into inflated non-competitive wages and benefits of Union businesses instead of back into the local community, where the project being completed is being funded by the local tax payers and not the tax payers where the union workers and the companies are located…

        I am all for protecting workers, but we have LAWS the provide for safety and discrimination and other things… there is NO way that you can explain or manipulate things to show the mandated union wages/prevailing wages encourages competition.

        This is why, in Joplin MO after the tornado, they were attempting to eliminate the prevailing wages so they could spend tax dollars on more projects in the destroyed town….

        • Benjamin Joseph

          Best explanation I’ve seen yet on this – unfortunately you make toooooo much sense and since you wrote more than one paragraph, everything after that goes unread – deficit liberal attention span, you know?

        • Mojo

          That is so untrue…the reason why small companies cannot compete with big companies is because they are small, the big companies have funds to advertise if you are a small company you have to be smarter than the average bear and be smart about your business…give the people what they want, you can’t blame it on the unions!

      • Terry

        Not in WI though, George. We are still required to join a Private union. I wish Walker would go all the way and sign law making WI a Right to Work state.

        • native son

          We’re right to work in Ok. Best move ever!

      • Mojo

        That’s not true you do have a say in where you put your kids as far as school goes…have you heard of charter schools?

    • shrgngatlas

      Oh man, I was going to come down and make the same comment but you beat me to it. Way to go Manny,.

    • EastValleyConservative

      None of them. NONE.

  • Kent Vig

    Anything to avoid the realities of our current situation. I quit watching sports a few years ago because it was turning political. I used to hang out at the bar with people of differing views on politics but backed the same team. Then some jackass had to start bringing up politics during a sports program. Its invaded every part of our lives. I am so sick of it.

    This nut job in the WH has brought our country to its knees with the participation of 50% of our country. That right there should be an indication that our time is over. I actually feel sorry for Romney if he wins because the inflationary cycle that is coming from our fed policy is gonna ruin the next President and make people wish for the “good old days” with Jimmy Carter

  • Walker Bennett

    The media has fallen right in line bashing the replacement refs. Let’s be real, the union refs make up the rules as they go to keep the spreads in favor of the betting agencies. There have been so many obviously ridiculous calls over the years that just happen to favor Vegas that I’m surprised anybody even takes sports seriously anymore. As far as libs blaming politicians for a bad call in a football game, well, what do you expect?

  • TomJB

    “Hey Gov. Scott Walker: THIS is why unions matter…. and why you are a swine.” – Every Packers fan in Wisconsin.

    Hey Dave Zarin, you are making the false assumption that replacement teachers would be worse! – Most parents in America.

  • Charlotte Powell

    How stupid are these guys? You know, there is life outside of unions! To blame politicians for the ref mess is REDICULOUS!

  • AMERICAN Kafirâ„¢(KAdams)

    Yes, I wonder how many of these liberal fools will finally realize that good business practice > NFL. I hope the NFL fails. I hate the mindlessness of the more fan fans. (Fan is short for fanatic…) That is pretty telling about the NFL, considering that there are more NFL fanatics than there are religious fanatics in the US…

  • George W Butler

    Liberal morons.

  • Mark Stephens

    Because we all know that public unions are the same as private ones!
    What scares me is that these people are allowed to vote. And breed.

  • Mariana225

    ??? Why not give the new guys a chance? Call it on the job training. Isn’t that what liberals demand in all areas: ‘a fair chance’?

    • fanofamerica

      It’s a redistribution of job opportunities – you’d think the libs would love that.

  • Mariana225

    The job of a referee is NOT a full time job. There is no reason for them to demand retirement pensions. Bite the bullet and give the new guys a chance. It makes for very comic football.

    • powertee

      Actually, they will still have pensions per the NFL’s proposal . . . just a different KIND of pension. Another problem with unionism, the perception that the union or its members are powerless and therefore being oppressed if their demands aren’t met. I think most Americans would think the NFL’s proposed contract was reasonable…if most Americans knew what the disagreement was about.

  • Brian Sprouse

    The willful ignorance of the left amazes me. The union is the reason we are having this problem. With no union the refs would still be working.

  • Mariana225

    There is finally something that is not Bush’s fault!

  • John (it true me am)

    Just another tempermental whine from people who don’t understand that IT’S JUST A FREAKING GAME.

  • William J Sullivan

    So many leftists, so many iterations of the same bad joke. And just proves they know NOTHING of how the public unions they support actually work. IF an NFL ref union operated like a public one, you would be required to send the NFL a check every week to pay for that product, good or bad, including the refs’ salary and benefits that they decide upon absent your consent. Oh, and you gotta pay that fee regardless of whether or not you watch football.

  • CitizenEgg

    Obama said that this bad call was just another ‘bump in the road’.

  • Kenneth Hall

    Why dont you bunch of dumbass’s put blame where its due !!! On the NFL . Oh that would require you to think and your not equipped for that are you ???

  • Jack Offelday

    NFL owners control the league. Not Roger Goodell. Not the unions. The owners can choose to use non-union officials (to the detriment of their product) if they want to. It’s capitalism at work. Free enterprise. Profit/loss/quality will be determined by the public based on their decisions.

  • Cynthia Clement

    Another fine example of the the Progressive Liberal thought process, now you understand why the world is on fire. Change is burning us all.

  • JoeTheAuthor

    This is absolutely hilarious. It has NOTHING to do with Scott Walker and Paul Ryan. That’s all I’ve got to say about this; besides, I can’t type anymore, I’m laughing so hard…

  • Isabella1709

    What is it about union and socialists that have so little vocabulary that they can only think of vulgarities….a symptom of teachers unions that place the US 17th in effective teaching and/or their little minds?

  • heltonja

    Of course it is only the Union’s absurd demands that resulted in the lockout. If there were no union involved, the refs wouldn’t be on strike. Also it is just a game, only a liberal would suggest making public policy on its outcome.

  • redheadgrl

    Bread and circuses. These people care more about a freaking football game than reining in gov’t spending.

  • Kenneth Barnes

    notice they dont blame the refs for striking..if they didnt have that union they would of been working and all would be ok…its the unions fault seeee

  • Streetiebird

    I see Olbermann, but which of these other people are liberals? It seems like “Twitchy Staff” just puts that label on anyone they want to mock. Classy stuff, as usual. And the right doesn’t care if it’s a public or private union, they want to bust them all (even though many conservative commentators are union members, ironic huh?)

    • MrSnuggles2k2

      You got any proof that conservatives want to bust private sector unions? Or are you just labeling anyone you want to mock?

      • Streetiebird

        Have you not been paying attention the last few years? Every time unions are mentioned in conservative media it’s followed by the word “thugs”. Republicans have been waging a war on Unions ever since they realized that they are a strong mobilizing force for minorities and poor voters which primarily vote Democratic. Ever since Reagan, the Republicans have pushed hard to demonize and diminish BOTH public and private sector unions. Know your history. Reagan famously destroyed the air traffic controllers union by firing 13,000 striking workers (he also tried to LOWER the minimum wage for young workers, but that’s another anti-labor story).

        • MrSnuggles2k2

          So you have no proof of PRIVATE UNIONS being targeted. Exactly what I thought.

          • Streetiebird

            Yeah I guess their words and actions aren’t proof, sorry.

        • powertee

          @streetiebird Ha! opposing unions because . . . we’re racist!! and despise the poor!!! nice way of connecting those dots for everyone. And, you may think you know your history, but you don’t know your economics: the level of the minimum wage is almost DIRECTLY proportional to the rate of youth unemployment.

          • Streetiebird

            Did I say you’re racist? No, I didn’t. I explained that minorities and the poor vote primarily Democratic, which is one of the driving forces behind crushing unions. Similar to how the current voter ID bills are aimed at preventing Democratic voting of minorities and the poor since they are by and large the ones without ID cards and will be the most easily discouraged from voting. It’s not racist, but it’s race-based.

          • powertee

            Okay, got it.

    • powertee

      Twitchy staff can defend themselves, but the Wisconsin political issue was definitely a liberal/conservative “disagreement.” And it doesn’t take a lot of smarts to discern the intent behind the crude/spiteful comments that reference Walker and Ryan. And most Conservatives do not agree that Unions (especially in non-right-to-work states)–whether private or public, increase liberty or are consistent with free enterprise. So . . .

      • Streetiebird

        Yeah, unions have never given us anything worthwhile. Oh, except the weekend, fair wages, ending child labor, employer-based healthcare, and maternity leave. But yeah, screw labor! Corporations are people!

        • powertee

          Well, judeo-christianity gave you Sundays off…don’t suppose you’re impressed with that. We couldn’t have ever outlawed child labor without unions!?! But yeah, screw labor unions, especially in the contemporary context. Regardless, a business isn’t a charity unless it wants to act charitably. And I’m not sure of the point you’re trying to make at the Romney quote reference: businesses/corporations do indeed consist of people. And whether you can comprehend it or not, a corporation is treated under our laws as a “person” . . . a principle that has given (and continues to give) us a lot of worthwhile things, like the incentive to start companies to be able to give a job to someone like streetiebird.

          • Streetiebird

            If corporations are people, why does Romney think unions aren’t people? And people certainly had to work Sundays as well if their job required it before Unions.

          • powertee

            Uh, did Romney say he thinks that? And corporations certainly are “persons” in many respects, and if the union isn’t incorporated, it isn’t a “person.” That being said, some people still have to work on Sundays…do we get to blame you union lovers for not taking care of that? In any event, we’re getting sidetracked: I guess you are giving up on the twitchy-bashing, stereotyping argument?

          • Streetiebird

            In the latest Romney gaffe he basically did say it’s a conflict of interest for teacher’s unions to give money to political campaigns. No, twitchy stereotypes based on what is said on twitter, not based on political views. Not liking Sarah Palin = unhinged lib. Not liking Ann Romney’s dress = LIB. Thinking destroying unions is bad = uber lib. I stand by my claims that they have a blatant disregard for journalistic integrity and stereotype based on 140 character twitter posts. lol

          • powertee

            Well it is isn’t it? Who is “on the other side” in a negotiation between a Democrat office holder and a Union? But–as I said, conservatives don’t bash Ryan and Walker for taking on public unions. And this sounds more like a hit dog howling more than some high-minded concern for journalistic integrity…we could sure use a media watchdog like you over at MediaMatters…post chastisements over there very much?

          • Streetiebird

            Why would I chastise Media Matters? What have they been lying about? Maybe if you can cite an example of them being wrong I would take you more seriously. When they started getting too close to home, especially with O’Reilly he just started dismissing them as left wing so his cabal of followers could more easily ignore their analysis of the lies the rightwing media spew daily.

          • powertee

            “Lies”? Whuh? You’re showing your true colors streetiebird–some disinterested, non-liberal, good faith critic of twitchy you are…but it is somewhat sweet to see you rush to the defense of those agenda-less paragons of dispassionate journalistic standards at MediaMatters.
            —–Original message—–

          • Streetiebird

            Did I say MediaMatters doesn’t have an agenda? I don’t recall saying that, did I? But at least they back up what they say with facts instead of with… Tweets! lol

          • powertee

            Hey good job Streetiebird . . . you’ve spoken “truth” to “power” over here at twitchy. The tweets are what they are–“facts,” if you will, and the twitchy staff are drawing REASONABLE (and I’d say ACCURATE, though you have abandoned the argument to the contrary) conclusions about the political positions of said tweeters. Just like those good, earnest, non-stereotyping, agenda-less (oops, you have only IMPLIED not stated that) folks at MediaMatters do when raking of the coals any person who dares not to toe the Democratic party line in the media.

          • Streetiebird

            Cute, I never said MediaMatters were agenda-less since they’re not. But at least they back up their articles with something more than tweets lol

          • powertee

            Twitchy’s articles are MEANT to be based on tweets. Look around the site a little and you will notice a pattern. But, as we’ve already agreed, the tweets demonstrate that (a) liberal tweeters were (b) bashing, though maybe not blaming, Ryan and Walker for the NFLRA dispute.

          • Streetiebird

            We’ve agreed that people who may or may not be liberals were tweeting, yes.

        • powertee

          nonetheless, I guess you’re giving up on the stereotyping argument?

          • Streetiebird

            No, I stand by my statement that it’s not just Liberals that think Walker/Ryan were wrong to attack unions. Do you stand by your argument that anyone who speaks out in favor of unions is a Liberal?

          • powertee

            Well, I missed where I said that, but I do stand by my comment…I don’t see any conservatives (help me out here if I’m missing any) who (a) demean Walker or Ryan for refusing to be intimidated by education unions et al in WI or (b) are itching to bash twitchy. And I’m guessing you’re referring to conservatives who DON’T live in Wisconsin? Otherwise there are many more conservatives in that state than anyone realized (or at least many who didn’t care to vote against Walker or the conservatives standing up to the unions).

  • Tom Bannigan

    Overhaul the Unions or remove them. They are done.

  • ajhnson

    Wow what a bunch of warp minded Liberals!

  • ChickOK


    I think the league needs to give the referees what they want. I know the replacement refs are trying, but EXPERIENCE is worth every dollar. Every time.

  • Ken Watson

    All unions are piracy operations but in this case, who cares? It’s just a stupid game. Adults should be embarrassed and ashamed at taking crap like sports seriously at all when so much destruction is going on in the nation and in the world.

  • Apex Athletic

    Too bad their analogy falls flat. Unions would be actually be protecting the inept refs from being canned. The normal NFL refs are the cream of the crop, the best of the best, and they are rewarded. Sounds a bit like free market instead.

  • Dione Gunther

    Bad ref calls were not because they’re weren

  • Dione Gunther

    Being in a union had nothing to do with bad calls by the refs (Packer/Seattle game). It had everything to do with experience.