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    Nearly half of sigs collected for recall of Wisconsin GOP state senators, Dems say

    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.
    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.

    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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    I don't like the fact that he didn't campaign on what he did, and his attitude was, "I was elected, so I WILL DO WHATEVER THE F**k I WANT!"

    It's just bad in principle... he didn't even try to hear the people, and I think elected officials should never forget who put them in power. If every clown we elected pulled what Walker did, there would be absolutely no trust between the people and the government and for that I want to see him thrown out. I would also like to see him address his actions to the voters and sell his budget to the people, but I don't see that happening... He is kind avoiding the issue at this point.
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    Re: Nearly half of sigs collected for recall of Wisconsin GOP state senators, Dems sa

    This will be an interesting study in democracy.

    The petitioners have to get many more signatures than required since each petition will no doubt be challenged by cross-referencing with voter registrations as well as on other grounds.

    Then, if found valid, of course, the person recalled will have to actually be beaten in an election.

    It won't be over 'til the fat lady sings, of course. And I won't be believin' any Dem rhetoric in the meantime. Personally, I hope their efforts fail. Every one of them, on both sides of the aisle, looks the fool.
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    Re: Nearly half of sigs collected for recall of Wisconsin GOP state senators, Dems sa

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This will be an interesting study in democracy.

    The petitioners have to get many more signatures than required since each petition will no doubt be challenged by cross-referencing with voter registrations as well as on other grounds.

    Then, if found valid, of course, the person recalled will have to actually be beaten in an election.

    It won't be over 'til the fat lady sings, of course. And I won't be believin' any Dem rhetoric in the meantime. Personally, I hope their efforts fail. Every one of them, on both sides of the aisle, looks the fool.
    Eventually, they will have to answer to the voters and 45,000* are already telling them what they think... The sooner, the better.. for the voters anyway. If the voters get what they want, I don't really care.. no matter how painful or embarrassing it is for the political establishment.

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    Re: Nearly half of sigs collected for recall of Wisconsin GOP state senators, Dems sa

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This will be an interesting study in democracy.

    The petitioners have to get many more signatures than required since each petition will no doubt be challenged by cross-referencing with voter registrations as well as on other grounds.

    Then, if found valid, of course, the person recalled will have to actually be beaten in an election.

    It won't be over 'til the fat lady sings, of course. And I won't be believin' any Dem rhetoric in the meantime. Personally, I hope their efforts fail. Every one of them, on both sides of the aisle, looks the fool.
    Let the recalls happen, Republicans and Democrats alike. Right now, the odds of 3 Republican Senators losing their jobs is almost a certainty. And let them oust a governor who believes that he is Napoleon. This is true Democracy in action.

    The next time someone wants to act like a dictator instead of an elected official, let him think twice. Walker doesn't own Wisconsin. The people do.
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    Re: Nearly half of sigs collected for recall of Wisconsin GOP state senators, Dems sa

    What platform are the challengers going to run on? "Vote us back in, so we can get back to ****ing things up even worse than they already are" ? Promise to raise taxes, so they can pay the overgrown salaries of public employees?

    That's what got them voted out.
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    Re: Nearly half of sigs collected for recall of Wisconsin GOP state senators, Dems sa

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    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.

    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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    Re: Nearly half of sigs collected for recall of Wisconsin GOP state senators, Dems sa

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    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.

    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.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Nearly half of sigs collected for recall of Wisconsin GOP state senators, Dems sa

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Let the recalls happen, Republicans and Democrats alike. Right now, the odds of 3 Republican Senators losing their jobs is almost a certainty. And let them oust a governor who believes that he is Napoleon. This is true Democracy in action.

    The next time someone wants to act like a dictator instead of an elected official, let him think twice. Walker doesn't own Wisconsin. The people do.




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