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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:05 PM
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Wisconsin governor campaigning early to keep job
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 02:10 PM by Bozita
Source: AP

Wisconsin governor campaigning early to keep job
By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press 1 hour ago


MADISON, Wis. (AP) Embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may not face a recall vote until next summer, but he's already campaigning to keep his job in the face of a major challenge by organized labor and the Democratic Party.

With petitions for a recall election now circulating, Walker is running television advertising defending his record during his first 11 months in office. Soon, Republican volunteers will begin going door to door, making phone calls and writing letters to the editor arguing that his most controversial initiative, which stripped public employee unions of most of their bargaining rights, was justified by the state's fiscal problems.

The Walker recall effort, which will be one of the most fiercely contested races in the 2012 national campaign, will serve as a gauge of the public's support for confrontational measures used by new Republican governors to balance state budgets. In only two weeks, petitioners here are on pace to gather more than enough signatures to put Walker on the ballot against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.

Walker's backers are trying to take lessons from the only two successful gubernatorial recalls in U.S. history against California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003 and North Dakota Gov. Lynn Frazier in 1921.


Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5izEa0...



Every dirty trick in the GOPer playbook will be employed.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:08 PM
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1. F em I hope he is toast and takes his radical fascists with him
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:11 PM
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2. We got more than half the necessary signatures so far.
Take heart.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:13 PM
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3. A sane person would stop and reconsider their policies
if they are meeting that much negative response

But perhaps sanity is not part of Dictator Walker's makeup
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:22 PM
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4. I don't think "sanity" figurtes into this
Walker's doing EXACTLY what he's being told. It's not crazy - it's cold, calculated dismissal of any edge that labor has gained thru the years. This so the likes of the one percent can rule with an iron fist.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:26 PM
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5. This person would be good to run against Walker
Russ Feingold. Any chance of that happening, and if so do you think he could win?
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Sportsguy Donating Member (389 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:32 PM
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6. He Has Said He Will Not Run For Office In 2012
He needs to reconsider, and I think there's an outside chance that he will.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:14 PM
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9. I really liked him as a Senator
and was shocked that he didn't win re-election.
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 03:37 PM
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7. David Obey and the Mayor of Milwaukee would also be very good candidates.
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:26 PM
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8. He's not worried, he has Koch Bros money behind him and will flood the airwaves, phones etc.
This is a must for all Americans that he be recalled, then defeated if he runs. rec'd
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:42 PM
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10. Good, somebody will get away with some dough as a result of that bitch.
krotch bro dough. Put it in a credit union!
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JJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:53 PM
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11. People are not Americans
Even Ronald Reagan believed collective bargaining was an inherent right written in the US Constitution. So that Scott Walker isn't being tried for treason or impeached for violating the US Constitution just makes me, wonder just how stupid Americans have become?

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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 12:51 PM
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12. Flush Focker's turdly ambitions
n/t
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