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    If You Can't Beat 'em, Recall' Em: Gov. Scott Walker, Bipartisan Lawmakers Targeted

    Obey, considered to be Wisconsin's liberal lion, may be too eager. The Republican governor has been in office for only eight weeks and state law requires that elected officials be in office for at least a year before being eligible for a recall.

    Obey claims that despite the law, Walker should be recalled because his attempt to dismantle union protections for state workers is "abusive."
    We will have to see how that one plays out. Meanwhile, Recall drives are currently taking place against 16 state Senators, in what appears to be the largest recall frenzy, on a state level, in American history. Both, Democratic and Republican activists, are taking part in the efforts. 8 of the targets are Republicans, and 8 are Democrats. The Republican Senators are those who support Walker, the the Democrats being targeted are among those who walked out. So, in a sense, you can say that the recall petition drives are a bi-partisan effort being carried out by partisans...... huh?

    The bar for conducting a recall in Wisconsin is high. The petitioners have only 60 days to obtain 25% of the total number of votes cast in the last gubernatorial race in each particular district where a recall is being attempted. After only a couple of days, 25% of the required number have been collected against one Republican, and 20% against another Republican. No numbers have been posted yet for the other Republicans, or for the Democrats, but the Democratic party is claiming that they have already reached 15% of their total goal, and say that efforts against all 8 of the Republicans being challenged are going to be successful.

    Which brings me to the moral of this story. If you are elected, do what the people put you into office to do. If you overstep your authority, it is at your own peril. Walker had a mandate for fiscal responsibility, which I totally agree with. However, with the help of the infamous Koch Brothers, he turned that into waging a war on the collective bargaining rights of state employees, something that Wisconsin's population is overwhelmingly against. His transparent lies that busting the unions in Wisconsin was really about addressing the debt didn't fly with Wisconsinites either, who saw through his deception. He is now going to pay the ultimate political price, which will be the death of his political career. He can't blame the voters for that. He can only blame himself, and his radical agenda.

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    Re: If You Can't Beat 'em, Recall' Em: Gov. Scott Walker, Bipartisan Lawmakers Target

    Insanity. LOL

    How do they confirm that the signatures are real?

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    Re: If You Can't Beat 'em, Recall' Em: Gov. Scott Walker, Bipartisan Lawmakers Target

    I don't understand the one-year recall rule. What if the person starts acting crazy after 3 months, or 6 months? Do people just say "Oh well I guess he can't be recalled" and let him continue?

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    Re: If You Can't Beat 'em, Recall' Em: Gov. Scott Walker, Bipartisan Lawmakers Target

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I don't understand the one-year recall rule. What if the person starts acting crazy after 3 months, or 6 months? Do people just say "Oh well I guess he can't be recalled" and let him continue?
    This is what Obey is addressing, and why he wants the Governor himself included in the recall, despite the short time he has been in office. This may end up in the courts. If it does, I predict that Walker will prevail, but it will only delay the inevitable. Walker's goose is eventually going to be cooked too.
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    Re: If You Can't Beat 'em, Recall' Em: Gov. Scott Walker, Bipartisan Lawmakers Target

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Insanity. LOL

    How do they confirm that the signatures are real?
    Here's the form

    http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=1940

    you can cross reference names & addresses

    and with an issue this divisive I am sure there will plenty of oversight from both parties.

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    Re: If You Can't Beat 'em, Recall' Em: Gov. Scott Walker, Bipartisan Lawmakers Target

    As a critic of direct democracy, I don't support recall campaigns against any politician, Republican or Democrat, but these recall drives do appear to be creating the opportunity for compromise on the underlying issues which would be a good thing.
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    Meh. Their state, their rules. If they can legally recall Walker and want to do so, more power to 'em. But it's not going to end the state's fiscal crisis or give unions a free pass.

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    Meh, personally I'm done discussing this issue. Both sides are acting like babies that just had thier binky taken away.
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    Re: If You Can't Beat 'em, Recall' Em: Gov. Scott Walker, Bipartisan Lawmakers Target

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Insanity. LOL

    How do they confirm that the signatures are real?
    The ACORN recall petition......never lies......
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