In only two weeks, Democrats have collected almost half the petitions they need to recall ALL EIGHT Republican State Senators who are eligible for recall, and the anger of Wisconsinites isn't diminishing. There is no doubt that Governor Walker will also be recalled, as soon as he becomes eligible next January.In another sign that the Wisconsin GOP’s quick passage of the bill to roll back bargaining rights is only causing the fight to escalate, Dems have now collected over 45 percent of the signatures necessary to hold recall elections for eight GOP state senators, the Wisconsin Democratic Party tells me.
There is a moral to this story as well. If you are elected to do a job, do your job instead of waging an ideological war, and employing a slash and burn strategy in the process. Governor Walker is going to learn this lesson the hard way. He political future is toast, as well as Republican hopes of keeping Wisconsin in their column. You can also count on the fact that Democrats are going to make this a major issue in 2012.
But it didn't have to be this way. Walker could have just implemented the cuts, as he promised in his campaign, and all would have been well. Instead, he is going to pay the political price for his political conniving with the Koch Brothers, as a recall even more historic than the one that send California's Governor Davis packing becomes a juggernaut that will not be stopped. Not until the wreckage of Wisconsin's GOP, seen by all, lays bare the lies, hypocrisy, backroom deals, and dirty tricks that led to it's destruction in that state.
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