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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 01:54 PM
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BREAKING: Wisconsin Voters Launch Recall Campaign Against Eight GOP State Senators
Edited on Wed Mar-02-11 02:33 PM by kpete
Source: Think Progress

BREAKING: Wisconsin Voters Launch Recall Campaign Against Eight GOP State Senators

Last month, ThinkProgress reported that Wisconsin law allows any elected official who has served at least one year of their current term to be recalled from office. Today, a group of Wisconsin voters took the first step towards invoking this recall process. According to a Wisconsin Democratic Party e-mail that was obtained by ThinkProgress:

*****This morning citizens from around the state took the first steps by filing recall papers against key Republican Senators who have stood with Scott Walker and pushed his partisan power grab that will strip thousands of middle class teachers, nurses, librarians and other workers of their right to collective bargaining. And we learned just last night that their disastrous budget that will cut millions from our schools and universities. . . .

*****Make no mistake, these Republican Senators are vulnerable to recall for their radical partisan overreach. Senator Randy Hopper won his last election by just 184 votes. And Alberta Darling won her last race by only 1,007. By recalling just three of the eight Senators (Democrats) are targeting, (Democrats) can regain control of the Senate.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/2011/03/02/wisconsin-recall-2 /



UPDATE to add additional links:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2011/03/brea...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/02/wisconsin-demo...
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:00 PM
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1. Put the pressure on these bastards! ... Recommended.


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Kber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:00 PM
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2. Good Information from the above link...
"Under Wisconsin law, supporters of this recall effort now have 60 days to collect an amount of signatures equal to at least 25% of the vote cast for the office of governor at the last election within the same district or territory as that of the officeholder being recalled. The amount of signatures necessary to trigger a recall will vary from district to district, but will range from about 15,000 to 21,000 signatures per recalled senator.

If the supporters succeed in collecting enough signatures, the result is an effective do over election. The incumbent will automatically be a candidate in the election unless they resign from office, and Democrats and members of other political parties will be allowed to nominate opponents. The winner of a recall election is seated as soon as the election result is certified."

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MsPithy Donating Member (325 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 05:02 PM
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38. Republicans use dirty tricks! Wisconsin be careful!
All Wisconsinites should make very sure the recall you are signing is for the Republican you want to recall, with his/her name on the paper you are signing. The other side has been known to cover the top of the page to trick people into signing something they don't support.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 07:55 PM
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50. As evidenced in Ohio today. Lawrence O'Donnell had the story tonight.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:14 PM
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123. Republicans are fundamentally dishonest.
They think dirty tricks are alright.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:02 PM
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3. TOTAL RECALL
Hosta la Vista, GOP Senators...

And WE'LL BE BACK for you in November, Scott Walker...
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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:15 PM
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8. nice!
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 10:22 AM
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105. Don't you just love it?
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:05 PM
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4. I hope this can succeed
I'm sure Fox News and others will pull out all the stops in order to discredit the recalls - i.e., having a Republican sign "Mickey Mouse" to a petition or a similar joke name.
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Birthday Donating Member (224 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:33 PM
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12. Exactly!
They should start with known Democrats and head to unions. I hope they are careful.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:11 PM
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5. Woo hoo! nt
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:12 PM
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6. Love it.
Anyone know Walker's vote margin last election?
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:24 PM
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10. He won by 124,000 votes, give or take a few hundred.
I don't know the percentages off the top of my head.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 04:02 PM
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34. surely he has pissed of at least 100,000 of them by now.
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 04:06 PM
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36. Polls say that if the election were held again today
Walker would lose, mostly from Republican who would switch over. I'm not even sure if that counts the Progressives that didn't vote, but would now.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:26 AM
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85. Tell me,
how many progressives didn't vote? And cite your source.
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 05:44 AM
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81. I believe he got 52%.
Ah, here we go: http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_gubernatorial_election,_2010 Wikipedia says Walker got 52%, Barrett got 46%. The margin was about 124,000 votes.

HOWEVER, a recent poll show Walker's favorable rating is only 39%. http://my.firedoglake.com/sjgulitti/2011/02/22/scott-wa... /

In other words, IF they could recall Walker, he would likely lose a rematch. But Wisconsin law says they have to wait until he's been in office a full year.
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:06 PM
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69. 52-47 percent
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:13 PM
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7. K&R! On WISCONSIN!!!!
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 08:08 AM
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90. Now We're Talking
I just saw a lady who was protesting years ago. She took a toilet brush out at the protest and said "let me have my toilet bresh cause there's some stank up in this courthouse!"

Recall that "stank" right out of there like the worthless crud it is.
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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:16 PM
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9. Can they start collecting recall signatures for Governor Wanker now
Edited on Wed Mar-02-11 02:17 PM by toddwv
or does that have to wait until the year is up and they actually file the papers?

Considering Walker's plummeting approval rating, a stack of signatures showing that recall isn't just a possibility but inevitable would be an excellent bargaining chip. Might get that Kochroach to back down from some of his more extreme positions.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:46 PM
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15. They can start collecting recall signatures 60 days prior to 1/3/12
Which is when he will have been in office for 1 year .....



Thousands have signed up to collect signatures already.

BTW It so nice to have DU back up and running on my i-Mac!
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:20 PM
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28. a group is collecting contact info now for getting the recall going quickly later this year.
Sorry, but I don't remember the name of the group.


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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:27 PM
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11. I wish them the best of luck. Also, they'd best be very careful of the signatures
There's going to be organized dirty tricks in the works to attempt to invalidate this process. I'm sure they already realize that fact though.

Good luck WI, and give them hell!
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:39 PM
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13. yay! Grothman is on the list.
He is definitely going down in flames, thanks to his nationally-known stupidity and viciousness.
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:46 PM
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14. Hell Yes!
When elected politicans who are paid by the tax payers of the State or Country refuses to even negotiate and try and find common ground, when politicans forget that they represent the PEOPLE, and try and take away their civil rights which is the democracy way of life here in the US, then its time for them to be called out and replaced.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:51 PM
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19. and deservedly so!


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dragonlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 10:51 PM
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67. We'd like to think so
but he is from the reddest district in the state, so it will be tough.
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travelingtypist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:02 AM
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73. I might donate a few bucks for that little job.
He is just so nasty.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:47 PM
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16. K&R n/t
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:49 PM
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17. Excellent!! That's why I've been saying for a few weeks now
start circulating some petitions up there on the capitol. Start putting the power of the people to work. This is how government is done. By the law.

The thugs totally overplayed their hand and they have been caught out short this time. Progressives have had enough of scared, stupid people voting against their own economic interests to the detriment of everyone else around them.

The thugs need to learn that selfishness is not a cute look this year or any year.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:50 PM
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18. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, kpete.
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:52 PM
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21. life is good
Edited on Wed Mar-02-11 02:53 PM by kpete
yes, today, for sure,
peace, kpete


i found out yesterday - i will be a gramma!
oh my UNCLE JOE!!!
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:01 PM
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24. Life is good, kpete
and congratulations on your upcoming grammaness! :toast: :party:

I'm sure you will be exceptional at it. :)

Peace to you,
Uncle Joe
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 05:18 PM
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39. Congratulations Gramma!
My grand kids call me Gramma too. I don't like grandma. But one told me I'm spelling Grandma wrong. LOL That's a smart kid!
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 09:04 PM
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61. Best wishes to you, your family and the little baby!
CB :)
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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:11 PM
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121. Congrats kpete!
I'm a grandma (mimi) to two incredible little souls. You think you can never love greater than you do your children, but then you have grandchildren and find out that the love just multiplies!

My best to you and your family!
Annette
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:52 PM
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20. K&R
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:53 PM
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22. K&R!
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kmac3 Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:33 PM
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30. Thanks Auggie . . . . interesting
Absolutely love it when someone has the initiative and energy to research to find answers instead of merely repeating what others tell you. Appears if anyone can be successful in this process Wisconsin shows it definitely has the smart and integrity. Proud of all of you good people. :bounce:

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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 02:59 PM
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23. Great move!
They kick ass up there in WI!!!!
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:01 PM
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25. Wisconsin has a recent history of recalling politicians
I was wondering if recalls were just an empty threat, or if office holders have been successfully ousted, so I found this list of successful recalls on Wikipedia.

Successful recalls

1911 recall of Hiram Gill, mayor of Seattle, Washington<4>
1916 recall of J. W. Robinson, mayor of Boise, Idaho<5>
1921 recall of Lynn Frazier, governor of North Dakota
1983 recall of Michigan state senators Phil Mastin and David Serotkin due to their support for a state income tax hike. Loss of these two Democratic lawmakers, along with two special elections won by Republicans, flipped the state senate to GOP control, where it has remained ever since (as of January 2010.)<6>
1987 recall of Mike Boyle, mayor of Omaha, Nebraska.
1987 recall of James Holley, mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia
1994 recall of officials in River Vale, New Jersey: Mayor Walter Jones, Councilwoman Patricia Geier, and Councilman Bernard Salmon<7>
1995 recall of California State Assemblyman Paul Horcher
1995 recall of California State Assembly Speaker Doris Allen
1996 recall of Wisconsin State Senator George Petak<8>
2002 recall of Woodrow Stanley, mayor of Flint, Michigan.
2002 recall of multiple Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, elected county officials including Executive F. Thomas Ament (resigned before election); Board Chair Karen Ordinans; and Board Supervisors Penny Podell, LeAnn Launstein, David Jasenski, Kathy Arciszewski, James McGuigan, and Linda Ryan. All were recalled due to a retirement pension controversy.<9>
2003 recall of Gray Davis, governor of California
2003 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Gary George<8>
2005 recall of James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington.
2006 recall of Neil Marko, mayor of Roosevelt, New Jersey.
2010 recall of James Holley, mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recall_election#Successful...


Since 1996, most successful recalls have been in Wisconsin. So hopefully it will resonate with them more than it does in other parts of the country.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:08 PM
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26. very good. nt
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:17 PM
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27. HOT DAMN!
I'm gonna make Mac and CHEESE for dinner tonight!
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Eyerish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:32 PM
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29. K&R
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Jmaxfie1 Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:38 PM
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31. Great news!!! n/t
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revolutionnow45 Donating Member (203 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:40 PM
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32. Walker should be immediately arrested
He is breaking the law by closing the capitol.

The police should arrest the real criminal Walker and those supporting this coup.
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tcaudilllg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 12:36 AM
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72. Walker belongs in an asylum, but a camp will do, too.
After all, a nut like Walker can't be easily cracked, even with meds.
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 03:48 PM
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33. Proud K&R # 100! n/t
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 04:04 PM
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35. Recall all republicans.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 05:27 PM
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41. If wanting democracy can spread over the Middle East...wanting
Republicans recalled can spread all over the United States. Let's get started!
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 04:42 PM
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37. This is wonderful. I do have one question: While we are going to
win in WIS don't we also have to win in OH? and the other states?
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Shaman Omaha Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 05:26 PM
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40. An Opportunity for Humanity to Rise
Citizens of Wisconsin,

Use this opportunity to elect people who will support a reorientation of priorities from business to Life! Happiness is the benchmark of successful government, not the Dow Jones Index. Fund more day care, more teachers,more doctors, more hospitals, and more leisure time. Manufacture for yourselves, grow food for yourselves, and tax the corporations and the wealthy who have enriched themselves at your expense.

Rise Humanity!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 06:08 PM
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42. wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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stubtoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 06:15 PM
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43. Note to Tea Party: THIS is what democracy looks like!
This is real people power, NOT funded by the Koch Bros.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 06:24 PM
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44. Can we get a DU fundraising drive for this Skinner?
Or one to send cash to the Wisconsin 14 who are stuck in Illinois?

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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 10:58 AM
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111. We need to be careful about the last one.
I'm not totally sure, but I've heard a few people here mention that giving money to the 14 might be illegal.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:10 PM
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120. Why?
This is uncharted territory, what do you base this on?
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 06:38 PM
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45. Now Democrats this time need to get out and VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! remembering:


Also remember that not all union members are Democrats. There are Republican union members who are very pissed about this.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 06:49 PM
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46. So, where is the Act Blue page? n/t
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Cieran_WI Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 08:37 PM
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55. Act Blue Recall the Republican 8 donation page:
https://secure.actblue.com/page/recallrepublican8

The Democratic 14 have already gotten money bombed, time to money bomb the recall effort of the 8 most vulnerable WI state GOP senators. We have 60 days to get enough signatures in each district to trigger a new election.
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Babel_17 Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 07:09 PM
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47. Ditto to what the first reply said! K&R
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 07:14 PM
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48. Can they recall that disaster of a Governor?
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Cieran_WI Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 08:38 PM
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56. Yes, 1 year after he took office. Watch for Gov Feingold in Jan 2012! :)
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 07:44 PM
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49. I've been wondering when they'd get to it.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 07:59 PM
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51. i would LOVE to see DARLING
who is NOT darling go!
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 08:00 PM
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52. That is how its going to be done
Waiting on them to come to their senses and listen to people was never a realistic option.

Lets just hope that de-elections have consequences.
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AnotherMother4Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 08:02 PM
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53. K&R Are there any fundraising efforts for the recall? I'm in if there are. Thanks for the info.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 08:03 PM
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54. Please, please let this be successful
I wish my brothers and sisters in WI the best of luck. We are with you!

:applause: :grouphug:
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 08:45 PM
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57. Burn them all (politically) to the ground. Bet all-or-nothing. Get ... nothing.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 08:50 PM
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58. K& R n/t
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 08:55 PM
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59. Good luck Wisconsin!!!
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 08:55 PM
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60. tourism will be way down
in in Wisconsin tourism is the lifeblood of that state. IL also has some of that. Never could see alot of tourism in IA except along the river
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 09:44 PM
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62. I hope Grothman is on that list
He's eligible for recall and a scumbag.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 02:48 AM
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74. And his voicemail box is full
What a shame! I wonder why? :evilgrin:
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:13 PM
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122. He is...
:hi:
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 09:49 PM
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63. GOP's next move will be to try to change the law.
Can a simple majority repeal an election law in Wisconsin? I'm sure some barely competent Republican legislative assistant has to stay up late tonight finding out.

The Wisconsin Democrats had better be ready for it, if it can be done.
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 10:20 PM
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64. This is a two way street. Recall efforts have also been launched against Democratic senators in WI.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 02:51 AM
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75. Used to be one way? Glad it's two way now.
If the law provides for recall, and the people truly speak (not Diebold), so be it.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 10:41 PM
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65. My very loved, very liberal brother taught mathematics at the University of
Wisconsin Madison and loved that state dearly. In his name, I want to say how proud I am of the wonderful people of Wisconsin. He would have been so proud. He died in 2009 and it broke my heart. He was a wonderful man and adored Madison, Wisconsin.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 10:51 PM
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68. To your brother, Juajen, and his memory ...

:toast:

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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 09:48 AM
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100. Bless his memory. I see why he loved the place.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 10:31 AM
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107. Here's to your bother
He sounds like he was a wonderful person. May he RIP.

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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 10:51 PM
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66. Elect a Republican and this is what you get: bad government, unrepresentative of the peoples wishes
I'd like to see the recall of Repuke politicos take off like wildfire all across the nation.
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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 12:06 AM
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70. Excellent! More like this, please!
Now we're gettin' somewhere.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 12:15 AM
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71. don't just cheer DONATE! LINK:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 02:55 AM
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76. Great news. Thanks for this thread, kpete.
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 03:26 AM
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77. I LOVE IT! HA!
KNR!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 04:58 AM
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78. K&R! nt
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 05:24 AM
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79. this could be the straw
that breaks walker's back. i hope so.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 05:25 AM
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80. Go Wisconsin! Fighting Bob LaFolette would be proud!
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 05:49 AM
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82. Use democracy to unseat the Totalitarian RepubliCorp ass kissers
America don't need not billionaire ass-kissing flunkeys...
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 05:53 AM
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83. We need to do this in every state
In Ohio the bill already passed the Senate and is headed for the Legislature. We should threaten the state reps with this if they vote for it.

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Shining Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:09 AM
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84. K&R
Alberta Darling won her last race... OK, stupid joke: What a weird phrase, sounds like news from a horse race. /end stupid joke

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:33 AM
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:39 AM
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87. It worked for Arnold!
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:57 AM
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88. K&R and Many Thanks ! //nt
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 06:59 AM
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89. K&R Go Wisonsin!!! nt
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 08:10 AM
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91. right wingers=little Musolinis
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 08:29 AM
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92. Total Recall!
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Action Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 08:41 AM
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93. Buyers Remorse
Edited on Thu Mar-03-11 08:42 AM by Action
This is what you get when folks vote for someone and have no clue as to what they are really going to do. Walker never told the voters that he was going to destroy the unions and hurt folks.
In Michigan, the voters are feeling the same thing. MI Gov. Synder never told the voters that he was going to raise taxes on seniors (tax their pensions)while giving cuts to businesses. How did he fool them? Synder ran slick ads with no substance, he had hand picked town hall meetings with no hard questions, he did not take questions from reporters, and he only debated once with the Dem candidate. Here in Michigan the repubs have all the votes and there is nothing anyone can do to stop them. Let's hope voters have learned a big lesson and remember in 2012 (presidential race) and 2014 (the next governor's race for many states).

Anyone who is not rich (billionaire) and votes for the repubs,is a total fool!
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 09:51 AM
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101. I Call It Voters Remorse And I Asked The Question The Day After The Nov Elections......
How soon will the people of this country have 'voters remorse'. Didn't take long - did it? And I'm sure this is going on all over the country. The Repugs are going to be sorry in 2012.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 08:56 AM
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94. That's change I can believe in!
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 09:07 AM
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95. Yea!!! Dump them and get in politicians that care about "we the people." n/t
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 09:11 AM
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96. K&R
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 09:23 AM
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97. K&R
WTG, Wisconsin!
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 09:27 AM
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98. Cheers!!!.....Great idea!!! May we all take note everywhere.
Thank you Wisconsin Voters!!!
Y'all can save America.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 09:31 AM
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99. Overthrow the government...
...at the ballot box.

Love it.
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mackerel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 09:53 AM
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102. Let it be so
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 10:32 AM
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109. The fire in the liberal belly for 2012 was lit in Madison
It's up to all of us to quash the malaise that allowed conservative radicals to assume power.
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GreenStormCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 10:02 AM
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103. Recall attempts are also being made against five Democratic State Senators. N/T
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 10:28 AM
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106. By yours truly
the Koch Brothers and the rest of the elite who want to disrepect the people and trash this beautiful state. They lie, steal, cheat, and destroy everything in their path.

What would Jesus do? Simple answer, be with the people, y'know, what a liberal or a progressive would do.
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GreenStormCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 03:38 PM
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126. Only 3 of the 8 Republican can be considered vunerable.
The other 5 are from solid red districts.
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Optimistic Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 10:16 AM
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104. Just a matter of time till the GOP Nationwide is Recalled
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 10:32 AM
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108. HUGE K & R !!!
:woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:

:kick:
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jsgindc Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 10:55 AM
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110. I live in DC....
and I'm willing to donate to the cause!
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 11:04 AM
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112. Good let's Gray Davis those bastards.
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 11:41 AM
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113. I've already agreed to volunteer in their districts collecting signatures.
Hang on Wisconsin 14! We'll bail you out sooner or later.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 11:47 AM
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114. Send Scott "He's No Hosni" Walker a Thank You for his lame dictatorship galvenizing the populace vs.
the corporate party.
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shellgame26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 12:31 PM
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115. YES!
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 12:33 PM
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116. Is a recall effective immediately or what will happen next?
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:40 PM
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124. Looks like 60 days. They don't have 60 days! Need charges brought against Walker or something.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:43 PM
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125. That is what I was afraid of. I do not know if our Unions can hold out
that long.
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bluestateboomer Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 12:35 PM
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117. Recall Website
This was just on Thom Hartmann

http://www.recalltherepublican8.com/
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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-11 01:08 PM
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119. It's time to ORGANIZE
Get the Democratic party leaders involved to make sure all "i"s are dotted and "t"'s are crossed. Find the best candidates for the PEOPLE and do this in an organized, timely manner to be ahead of all deadlines and with backup information so that the R's cannot go all squirrel (trying to find the "acorn") on us.

This is when we need Wisconsin's to take their incredible ability to unite and focus them on quickly gathering what they need to make this happen.

Our time is NOW. I hope someone sets up a fund raising site for the volunteers who work on the recall, I will donate to make sure they have money for gas, food, day care - whatever it takes.

Shine ON Wisconsin!
Annette
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