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Darling Wants Lena Taylor Removed from Finance Committee

The Republican lawmaker says Taylor's level of disrespect is a concern.

Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) is asking her colleague on the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, Sen. Lena Taylor, be removed from the committee for her disrespectful comments, FOX6 reports.

"She doesn't feel like she has to respect the voice and the opinions of the chair,” Darling was quoted saying on Charlie Sykes' 620 WTMJ radio show. “She can call people liars. This level of disrespect for the process, disrespect for rules of law and disrespect for the process of doing legislations for the people of Wisconsin is a concern."

In a recent meeting, the two state senators had an exchange, which resulted in Darling leaving the room, according to FOX6.

Democratic Senate leaders would have to remove Taylor (D-Milwaukee) but there is no indication they plan to make good on the Finance Committee chairperson's request.

Read the full report here.

N. Peske September 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM
Um, can you distinguish between the behavior of an angry woman, an angry black woman, and an angry person? Just a tad of racism there, Dave? Sheesh!
b authentic September 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM
Really Dave? What does gender or race have to do with the issue? We are all losers when our legislators don't respect each other and work together for the greater good.
N. Peske September 23, 2011 at 12:43 PM
Choosing words badly when pissed off and passionate happens on both sides, Jay. Let's not forget that. "Liar" and "bitch" have no place in discussions between our representatives or, for that matter, in discussions between grown ups. Then again, blatant pants-on-fire lies have no place either. It'd be nice to see a shift out of that, too, eh? I'd like to encourage a more intelligent discourse on ALL sides of all arguments and am always open to someone telling me to watch my own vitriol.
Vicki Bennett September 23, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Hey, Shorewood! Does anyone feel like Ms. Darling is playing the bully that she is?? Remember, we aren't going to have her representing us much longer. Oh, but I repeat myself. She hasn't been representing us anyway since the recall election.
Steve September 23, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Taylor is about as retarded as the people that live in her district. I am never surprised when this women speaks. It's got to be embarrassing for the libs to see that "D" right under her name every time she makes the news. Or maybe they feel some kind of white guilt and ignore the crap she spews.
Karen September 23, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Darling should look in the mirror. She has been anything but respectful of her colleagues onbthe other side. I witnessed first hand a finance committee meeting where people came to speak on issues that were of concern to them. She never looked at them, she got up and walked around and talked to members of her own party and at one point left the room. These are NOT the actions of a leader. Her actions on that day seemed completely disrespectful.
Steve September 23, 2011 at 01:49 PM
. Hey, Shorewood! ►What up S wood! Mother Fin Falls checkin in here! Does anyone feel like Ms. Darling is playing the bully that she is?? ►So in your mind she is a bully, and playing one somehow is surprising you? I'm confused Remember, we aren't going to have her representing us much longer. ►Are you sad? You will be represeneted by someone like Taylor. That will be swell. Oh, but I repeat myself. ►K She hasn't been representing us anyway since the recall election. ►Like she moved down to Illionis and is styaing in a hotel and only talking to new reporters?
Karen September 23, 2011 at 01:51 PM
@Steve, I am not embarassed in anyway to know that Lena Taylor is in their fighting for her constituents and have been impressed when I have heard her speak. What is embarrassing is your hate mongering. We all need to work together to fix the vast problems that are facing us both in this state & nationally.
Keith Schmitz September 23, 2011 at 01:52 PM
Why do I think the theme from "Deliverance" should be playing in the background?
b authentic September 23, 2011 at 01:56 PM
I am embarassed for you! When you use the term retarded, what exactly is your meaning? Most of the people I know with a developmental disabilities diagnosis are more eloquent, better informed, and thoughtful than you. Oh, by the way, they vote.
Steve September 23, 2011 at 02:04 PM
So you support a boycott of Wisconsin companies that create jobs? So you then support more people being unemployeed in this state. Yep let's solve problems with a good ole' boycott because that really will be productive in creating less unemployment and in your case more tax revenue. How are you going to tax an evil corporation that doesn't pay it's fair share if they have no profit? She's impressive alright.
Anne September 23, 2011 at 03:02 PM
Lena, you go girl!
The Donny Show September 23, 2011 at 03:16 PM
Sad part is Ms Taylor will be there as long as she wants. Her district is not the most responsive (THINK GWEN MOORE!)
Jay Sykes September 23, 2011 at 03:28 PM
@N. Peske... This isn't about political sides; no (D) or (R) labels, just simply, Lena Taylor is a bad egg. YouTube is replete with examples of her behavior; nearly every moment must be heated for Lena Taylor, as there are many episodes of 'choosing words badly.' I can't wait to see what the next season brings, you know, when she becomes a prime-time-reality-viewing experience for the Shorewood audience.
Keith Schmitz September 23, 2011 at 05:39 PM
And this makes it different from the 8th how?
Keith Schmitz September 23, 2011 at 05:46 PM
No, I'm crazy about the boycott idea but that shouldn't deny Lena's right to call one. But it is quite likely you aren't wild about Lena are you? She could turn your beer can into gold and you'd still hate her, for some reasons what ever that is. But as for your assumption that the Kochs being "job creators", not really http://tinyurl.com/3blncf6
Wonderful Life September 23, 2011 at 06:13 PM
Isn't it Lena Taylor's District that is about 40% unemployed, where city transit is being cut along with all the garbage going on with education. I'm sorry. I get why she's upset. I only hope that when the Brewers capture the title in the next few days the newspaper headlines aren't any bigger than those of "Poverty in the City Sky Rockets."
Bob McBride September 23, 2011 at 06:39 PM
Day late and a dollar short on that...you're stuck with her.
Maripat (MP) Wilkinson September 23, 2011 at 07:19 PM
Commenters: Do not waste your time responding to Steve or Dave. Their racist, ignorant, hateful words are worthless. Nothing we can say can undo whatever brought them to where they choose to stand today. Many thanks to those who elevate the discussion to one of respectful, rational, intelligent disagreement. I notice Steve and Dave don't use their last names. I wonder what they are ashamed/afraid of? I stand by my comments and positions, and occasionally even apologize when warranted! :-)
Steve September 23, 2011 at 08:19 PM
So why did you waste your time responding? Calling us on the common sense side racists has been played out before, hasn't worked. What's the view like on that high horse you're riding?
Steve September 23, 2011 at 08:25 PM
lol huff post link. So how many do these brothers employee? Your "article" seem to focus on that. Only that they laid off workers which EVERY company in the USA did when socialism crashed the world. I just laugh at Lena anytime the news puts her on. She is about as kooky and wacky as you can get. Constantly lying, constantly not living in the real world. But everyone has a following so rock on.
Vicki Bennett September 24, 2011 at 01:32 AM
I guess if I were talking and no one listened, I might get rude too. It seems to me that with this Republican legislature and administration, it is their way or the highway. There is "NO" bipartisanship. We need representation for "ALL" Wisconsinites.
EmpthyCursed September 24, 2011 at 06:16 AM
Lena answers her facebook in 24hrs or less. Does alberta know how to use a computer?
N. Peske September 24, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Jay, I watched the first video. I don't understand the rules of order but it seems Alberta Darling was rude, and did not cite a rule that Taylor was breaking, and Taylor was quite polite. If that's your evidence for Lena Taylor being a "bad egg" and such, I'm not much inclined to investigate your claims further. @@
Bob McBride September 24, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Excellent criteria for evaluating a government official. You'd be even happier with one of those dolts in a hoodie who wanders into traffic while mesmerized by his smart phone. I'll bet he could get back to you in, like, no time.
EmpthyCursed September 24, 2011 at 08:33 PM
Lena Taylor would knew who I was when I first saw her in person. She was not polotically untouchable. To Alberta, no one has a name or a face, unless you have put cash in her pocket. That is not my criteria for evaluating a goverment offical, but I do vote for individuals who will take the time to know me even if I was unemployed and broke. Alberta seems to treat those without "upper class" pocket books like they are wastes of her time....like teachers. Its pretty sad.
Jay Sykes September 24, 2011 at 11:21 PM
@N. Peske... Good luck to you and yours and all of rest of the fine people of Shorewood too.
Steve September 25, 2011 at 05:35 PM
My 15 year old cousin also answers me on Facebook, usually much faster than that. He should run for office!
dh October 20, 2011 at 06:11 PM
hey guess what honkey I live in her district and the only reason your're saying that on here is because you know if you come around here I'll kill you (this is only directed to the pekkerwood steve)
dh October 20, 2011 at 06:14 PM
well said

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