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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    ROFL. What a horrible analogy. Weathermen have no ability, what so ever, to influence the weather.
    That is hysterical and falling down funny....... or it would be if not for the sheer absurdity of it.

    Little ole me somehow someway has the 'power' to get people out rioting and committing selective political assassinations?

    That is beyond rich!!!!
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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Ahh so you were just predicting scumbag union thugs would get violent, I guess being big in unions, you would know, so we probably should heed your warning of said violence... Now I understand.
    Now you understand!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    short of walker being out on his ass, this is a big victory....wisconsin senate back in democratic control, walker is a EUNUCH....
    The outcome is largely symbolic. The change in the State Senate's balance of power won't impact the policies that have already been adopted. There's no practical chance of a near-term repeal. The issues that lie ahead will likely be those that are less divisive and narrower in focus. Both sides also have incentives to try to put the bitter past behind them and shift the focus to a problem-solving approach that can further strengthen Wisconsin. To be sure, there will remain elements that will try to prevent such an evolution in a vain hope of redoing the epic political battle that was fought in 2011. They likely won't succeed as last night's outcome broadcast the message that Wisconsin's residents have moved on.

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    It is kind of your fault you neglected it yourself.
    Tell you what Z - when you use your power here to get me a nice six figure check to keep all of you properly educated as to political news and developments, I will be glad to take on that task. Until then - I get to talk about what I want to talk about when I want to talk about it.
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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The only party which gained in any real power or office last night was the Democratic Party with their Senate capture.
    Eh, incorrect here.

    Office...you're correct. The Democratic party was the only people to gain an office last night. Then again, they were the only one who COULD gain an office last night so it's basically a useless standard to judge by. You're basically setting up a scenario biased immedietely towards your ends by creating a scenario where at best the Republicans came out neutral and at worst lost. No shocker that a hyper partisan like yourself tries to cache a discussion in an obvoiusly bias and slanted way, but it's not a useful way to view it.

    Power...well, power is a pretty wide ranging term. Legislative power? Democrats gained. However, a strong argument can be made that Republicans winning 5 out of 6 of these elections...after the year+ long campaign against Walker and his actions and the non-stop drum beat against it...with 3 of the 4 senate victories occuring by 14% or more and with Walker pulling in more votes then he did in 2010...that the Republicans may've garnered some electoral power going into the next election cycle due to the seeming support...rather than disdain...for Walker's actions in the state.

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You seem to me missing the point of what happened in Wisconsin last night in your never waning zeal to attack me.

    The GOP held onto the State House. They had it going into the recall election.

    The GOP lost control of the State Senate to the Democrats.

    The only party which gained in any real power or office last night was the Democratic Party with their Senate capture.
    You do realize that the senate doesn't meet again in WI until next January, which is after they are all back on the ballot in November, right? So.....the Democratic Party "captured" the ability to run 10 D seats in the fall. Congratulations on your big "real power".

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Awesome news. I believe Walker is the first to defeat a recall effort and it wasn't even really close. Congrat's to him, and props to the citizens of Wisconsin.

    I haven't read through this thread. I'm sure it contains nothing but well wishes for the Governer as well as prompt admissions of being incorrect from everyone who ever claimed that Walker would be recalled.

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That is hysterical and falling down funny....... or it would be if not for the sheer absurdity of it.

    Little ole me somehow someway has the 'power' to get people out rioting and committing selective political assassinations?

    That is beyond rich!!!!
    You'll note I said early on that I don't think your comments have any bite to them but speak more to your mentality and motive and mindset. That said...every one of us on this board have more ability to influence people into rioting or violating the law than a weatherman has to affect the weather. Which is why the comparison is poor. As I said...the mentality, the style, the mindset, and the likely implications of what someone such as yourself having such a view and style...is more the interesting and disconcerting issue. Not the actual belief that someone like you could ever actually substantially convince someone on their own to go kill someone or riot.

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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Tell you what Z - when you use your power here to get me a nice six figure check to keep all of you properly educated as to political news and developments, I will be glad to take on that task. Until then - I get to talk about what I want to talk about when I want to talk about it.


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    Re: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Perhaps you missed the split decision last night in your fervor to attack unions and their members?
    That split decision is the same margin as President Obama's over Gov. Romeny...

    Yes, THE Republicans held onto the Governors office - one branch of the government. But it appears that Democrats gained in the State Senate and now are a majority. The day of total GOP control of state government and having their way at will is now over.

    Ding dong the wicked witch is dead.
    Actually, the one election in the Wisconsin circus that Democrats may have won (by 800 votes, a true split decision) is still unofficial and is being reviewed.
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