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    Re: Recall election ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    A new poll is out showing Walker losing the recall election. Bear in mind that this poll is from NBC, which is to the left what Rasmussen is to the right. On that basis of that, I am going to stay out on the limb, and still predict that Walker barely survives.

    Poll, in PDF format, is here.
    It's all boiling down to who the Dems pick to run.
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    Re: Recall election ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    For example, in the same poll, they show Democrats beating the Republicans for the Senate seat there by showing Tammy Baldwin against a generic Republican, when Tommy Thompson is much more popular there than the generic candidate.
    How is this an example of inaccuracy?
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    Re: Recall election ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    I will be fishing in Clearwater, FL on May 8th. I think Walker will squeak by too. The WI dems don't have anyone more palatable IMO. But I'm pretty sure Walker will be a one-term wonder. Everything he is touching in Wisconsin is turning to **** and it's getting harder and harder to spin it otherwise.

    I think he is more worried about the John Doe investigation than he is the recall.

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    Re: Recall election ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I will be fishing in Clearwater, FL on May 8th. I think Walker will squeak by too. The WI dems don't have anyone more palatable IMO. But I'm pretty sure Walker will be a one-term wonder. Everything he is touching in Wisconsin is turning to **** and it's getting harder and harder to spin it otherwise.

    I think he is more worried about the John Doe investigation than he is the recall.
    I've been hearing that too.
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    Re: Recall election ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Tom Barrett Is In For Walker Recall | TPM2012

    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has officially announced that he is running in the recall election against Republican Gov. Scott Walker, following the official triggering of the recall by state election administrators earlier on Friday.

    Barrett has also been running for re-election as mayor, a race he is widely expected to win in the election this Tuesday, April 3. The recall primary will be on May 8, and the general election June 5.

    Already in the Democratic primary for governor are former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, and Secretary of State Doug La Follette. A recent survey by Public Policy Polling (D) showed Barrett starting out with a lead 36%-29% over Falk, with La Follette at 15% and Vinehout 12%.

    If Barrett were to win the contested Democratic primary, this would set up a rematch from 2010, and a test of whether the Tea Party wave of 2010 has receded. He was the Democratic nominee against Walker in 2010, losing by a 52%-47% margin in that Republican year.

    “This was not a decision I made lightly,” Barrett wrote in a press release. “I love this state and I care deeply about our future. That’s why I ran for governor in 2010 — even though I knew it was an uphill battle. We ran a strong and energetic campaign fueled by your support and the support of thousands across Wisconsin.” [...]


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    Re: Recall election ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Tom Barrett Is In For Walker Recall | TPM2012

    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has officially announced that he is running in the recall election against Republican Gov. Scott Walker, following the official triggering of the recall by state election administrators earlier on Friday.

    Barrett has also been running for re-election as mayor, a race he is widely expected to win in the election this Tuesday, April 3. The recall primary will be on May 8, and the general election June 5.

    Already in the Democratic primary for governor are former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, and Secretary of State Doug La Follette. A recent survey by Public Policy Polling (D) showed Barrett starting out with a lead 36%-29% over Falk, with La Follette at 15% and Vinehout 12%.

    If Barrett were to win the contested Democratic primary, this would set up a rematch from 2010, and a test of whether the Tea Party wave of 2010 has receded. He was the Democratic nominee against Walker in 2010, losing by a 52%-47% margin in that Republican year.

    “This was not a decision I made lightly,” Barrett wrote in a press release. “I love this state and I care deeply about our future. That’s why I ran for governor in 2010 — even though I knew it was an uphill battle. We ran a strong and energetic campaign fueled by your support and the support of thousands across Wisconsin.” [...]
    A Barrett win would definitely be a tale tale sign being that he lost and then beat Walker.
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    Re: Recall election ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    At one point I was certain that Walker was toast. But the momentum seems to have stalled. You can't drive anywhere around here without seeing Recall Walker yard signs but it's gonna take money. Lot's of money. And Walker has big GOP money from outside influences. I think the whole GOP party realizes there is a lot at stake here as do the citizens.

    I would not bet a nickel on the outcome. But I hope Walker get's the boot. Either way, I will be grouper diggin' in the Gulf while Wisconsin burns. That's better than a sharp stick in the eye I suppose.

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    Re: Recall election ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    One possible result of all this: in recent polling Obama leads Romney by 17 points in Wisconsin....
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    Re: Recall election ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I saw a HUGE!!!! problem with them fleeing the state. How on EARTH can any sane person not? They should have been kicked out of Congress on their asses.

    A politician's duty is to support legislation his or her constituents who voted for him or her want with every legally available tool they have and to oppose legislation his or her constituents oppose with every legally available tool they have. This is why people vote for one politician and not the other. I know if in my state the situation was reversed and there were liberals trying to enact anti-2nd amendment laws, funding for abortion, enact some form of amnesty for illegals or anything else I oppose I would be seriously pissed if my elected officials didn't flee the state to prevent that vote from happening. Don't want fleeing the state or some other form of a filibuster to be a legal option for politcians to use in order to stop a vote, then petition your elected officials, if your state has voter initiatives then start a petition drive to make such things illegal/
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    Re: Recall election ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    At one point I was certain that Walker was toast. But the momentum seems to have stalled. You can't drive anywhere around here without seeing Recall Walker yard signs but it's gonna take money. Lot's of money. And Walker has big GOP money from outside influences. I think the whole GOP party realizes there is a lot at stake here as do the citizens.

    I would not bet a nickel on the outcome. But I hope Walker get's the boot. Either way, I will be grouper diggin' in the Gulf while Wisconsin burns. That's better than a sharp stick in the eye I suppose.
    The anti-Walker forces most likely have a lot of union money.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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