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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 09:19 AM

Michigan: Recall Effort Is Dropped

Source: New York Times

A group seeking to recall Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that it had ended the effort after Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin’s recall election. The group, Michigan Rising, said it would stop collecting signatures, noting that it was already short of its own goals. Instead, the group said it would focus on a long-term effort to form a progressive advocacy group and support current progressive legislators. “The results in Wisconsin crystallized how difficult a task it is to recall a sitting governor, even when the unions and the Democratic Party play a significant role in the effort,” a spokesman, Bruce Fealk, said.


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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 09:30 AM

1. A recall in Michigan would indeed be difficult...

almost as difficult as trying to recall a Republican in Texas...

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 09:37 AM

2. Michigan isn't Texas

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 01:56 AM

7. I lived in Michigan from birth to the age of 20 something...

I didn't like the writing on the wall back then. I was there briefly for my mother's funeral back in 2007. It was pretty bad as far as how depressed the area was. Could be I was just in a very conservative area almost everyone I know was a redneck some much worse than others. There are very few decent jobs and many young people grow up thinking that military service is about the only way out. That is Hillsdale in a nutshell.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:21 AM

9. what's wrong with military service. n/t.

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Response to okieinpain (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 02:32 PM

10. I didn't say anything was wrong with military service...

I just think there should be more than that for employment options. In Hillsdale you can be a cashier, work fast food, work in a factory if you can find one hiring and get about half what they were paying 30 years ago in todays dollars vs then or you can join the military.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 09:56 AM

3. If you thought the DNC stayed out of the WI recall...

you should have seen the cowardly Michigan Democratic Party run FAR away from the Snyder recall from the onset of the movement.

The EFM law itself seems like enough to challenge Snyder on however that might require some alarming, hard hitting ads about the removal of democracy and selling of the state to corporate bidders but Dems never seem to fight as hard as they should against Republicans who don't mind dragging people down into the mud with them.

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Response to MessiahRp (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 10:08 AM

4. Considering how well the WI recall turned out, it would appear Michigan Democratic Party made a

smart move.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:15 PM

6. Yeah running like cowards from the GOP is "smart".

They stayed out well before the WI recall. and the WI recall was plagued by a lack of funding and participation from national Democrats. WI was much closer than the media would ever admit and just backing down like cowards all the time (the DLC/New Democrat strategy for EVERYTHING) is why so many voters end up voting Republican. They don't back down which is incredible because they're wrong nearly 100% of the time. But it signals to undecided voters that there is one party that fights and stands for something and they tend to consider strength a top reason to vote for a candidate. They don't want wishy-washy spineless cowards.

We can stay in their grill and keep fighting like they did basically from 1994 on and create our own fighting presence that shows we STAND FOR SOMETHING (think "Fighting" Bob LaFollette isn't beloved because he lived up to his moniker?) or we can be cowards and run. Considering Washington Dems had their spines removed long ago (oh hey they're negotiating behind Obama's back to extend the Bush Tax Cuts again, yay!) or Michigan Dems refused to stand with the people trying to organize the recall against Rick Snyder and his attempts to eliminate democracy, I'd say we're going to end up losing a lot more battles just for lack of will and the absolute cowardice of party officials.

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Response to MessiahRp (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:21 AM

13. There are other ways to oppose Walker's policies beside this stupid recall

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 05:09 AM

8. How did I know you would get in on this?

Past experience of course.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:09 AM

12. Because I frequently oppose actions which would hurt the Democratic Party

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 10:15 AM

5. eh...Just re-route the energies to get someone new elected...

The billionaires have done their "shock and awe" on just how much cash they're happy to burn to keep their muppets in office two more years, so it's understandable that ordinary folks are demoralized...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 03:43 PM

11. +100 n/t

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