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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:34 PM
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Wisconsin, do you have any idea what you have done!?
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 02:37 PM by Rex
The things going on now, there, are simply put - AMAZING. We are watching the people of Wisconsin basically rewrite the playbook and show the WORLD that the rich and privileged don't amount to a CAN OF BEANS when it comes to democracy!

Wisconsin, I salute you! The people there are forcing a 'nonviolent workers revolution' of sorts that hopefully will be the template for ALL STATES as we wipe away the Robber Barons dead set on destroy free enterprise and the American spirit!

YES WE CAN!

I finally understand what that means now!

YES WE CAN!


EDIT - I am actually GIDDY with excitement, been a LONGTIME since I have felt true hope in my heart for America.

One more time...YES WE CAN!
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katanalori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:36 PM
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1. Q & A for Possner

Q: What do you call someone who wins a judicial election by even ONE vote?
A: "Your honor."

Justice Kloppenburg, stand up and take a bow. The world awaits your victory speech.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:37 PM
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2. Perfect.
:yourock:
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:39 AM
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48. I think I'll name my next kid Kloppenburg.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:42 PM
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9. Brilliant.
:applause:
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:07 AM
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45. Love it.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:37 PM
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3. this is the way Democracy should work. Thank you, WI rank and file
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:38 PM
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4. DAMMIT
I guess Wisconsin has to keep its weekends, 8-hour workdays, and safe working conditions.

Those poor fucks.
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BlueDemKev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:39 PM
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5. Yep. I guess the state will fall off the map now!
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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:39 PM
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6. All the Koch's money can't turn an election if all the voters on our side turn out.
It seems to me that the right consistently polls somewhere in the 33% range on everything but a higher percentage of them vote than we do. That always amazes me when I see a close vote like this in WI. It should always be 70-30 in our favor but so many of us don't bother to take part in an election.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:40 PM
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7. I'm a freaking cheesehead now
This is fabulous!!

Wisconsinites fugged up Walker!! :rofl: :rofl:
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:42 PM
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8. Wisconsin +1 Koch 0
Walker -1 :rofl:

YES WE CAN!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:20 PM
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20. Have M$Greedia carried the results yet?
Cable? Networks?

I've been home an hour and no word on M$NBComcast
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:26 PM
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23. Evidently Foxnews is reporting Their Pony is in the lead!!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:32 PM
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26. Their pony is a dead horse
Fugging LIARS
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:46 PM
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12. Or..."ich bin ein Cheesehead!" (nt)
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:47 PM
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13. Ich bin ein Cheesehead!
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TheUnspeakable Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:02 AM
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46. Love That!!!
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:58 PM
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18. We are all cheeseheads today.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:21 PM
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21. That's fabulous
:fistbump:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:43 PM
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10. People power can beat monied interests. Organize!
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dragonlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:44 PM
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11. The success was felt in small election contests too
One school board election, for instance: last year two right-wingers were elected. They fully expected to elect another two this year and tip the balance of the board to the "taxes are too high" end of the spectrum. But no! Turnout was high, and when all the votes were counted, the conservatives lost. Just one example.
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AleksS Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:48 PM
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14. Which school district?
I'm excited to hear that! I've been so focused on Sup. Ct. that I didn't even check the Greendale school board election results!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:49 PM
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15. Yes and a GREAT one at that! School boards are very very important
and the more GOPukers we can get off teh board, the better! People don't know how important a school board is, until the have a grievance against the school district. They make huge decisions that can mean a new school or gym or new technology, like ipads in the classroom.

Good to hear that! Thanks!
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:08 PM
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31. It's more important than even that. Anybody remember ralph reed?
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 05:11 PM by calimary
ralph reed was this little weasel in the South who gained grassroots power by means of what was then called the Christian Coalition. He was almost like a mini frank luntz (well, without the lexicon and the focus groups, but just as important foundationally) - he grew and encouraged CONservatives and wrong-wingers to get active in LOCAL elections, ESPECIALLY SCHOOL BOARDS!!! Consider:

Get in at the LOW levels where nobody pays much attention (and it doesn't cost that much to run a campaign). Then nobody's gonna be watching what you're up to for awhile and you can git-er-done on a few key knuckle-dragger things...

At the school board you can start influencing things like school curriculae - is evolution taught in science class or do we stick the Book of Genesis in there instead? Do we teach sex ed or would we rather see all our girls turn into bristol palin?

What's more, WHILE you're fucking things up at the school board level, and having an impact with the very very young (who could be indoctrinated at that very very early age to start aiming toward voting republi-CON), you're also building your own power base, and establishing yourself as a pol, yourself.

FROM WHICH YOU CAN THEN START RUNNING FOR HIGHER OFFICE, because you're now developing a resume of experience, and credibility, friends and connections, your own little seedlings of future campaign donors, and all that other crap.

ralph reed was BIG on infiltrating at the school board level. He was very smart and for awhile he was able to fly under the radar, until the pols he was growing and nurturing started gaining ground and moving up in the world.

Then, of course, he got mixed up with jack abramoff and the rest is history. And he got as far in his own moving-on-up as a run for Lieutenant Governor in Georgia, in the last round - I believe, in 2008. And he failed. He'd evidently decided that it was time for the kingmaker to make a run for a throne or two of his own.

THAT'S why we have to keep careful watch on the local level and maybe infiltrate it OURSELVES, AND TAKE IT BACK!!!!! I'm SO GLAD to hear from the posts above that the CONS who were hoping to land another two seats on the school board, and then flip it to solid CONservative, failed!!!!

STOPPED COLD!!! That's a HUGE relief and it's VERY good news! But it won't stay good news like that unless we build on it, and guard our flanks. What we've just won can very easily be snatched back away from us IF WE ARE NOT CONSTANTLY VIGILANT!!!!!!!
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:52 AM
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43. That is exactly how Michele Bachmann got started - the local school board. n/t
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:02 AM
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50. Bingo! Give that DUer a cigar.
We had a nutcase out here like that - bobbi fiedler. Started in the L.A. school board. Opinionated and conservative and pushy as hell. She was a media whore and LOVED to have cameras and microphones pointed her way and she knew just what to do, working up a really good lather on whatever issue she was making an indignant stink about. She worked her way up to City Council. And there, mercifully, she was finally stopped. That was a long time ago. I THINK she had her eye on Congress as the next step up. I'll have to look that up sometime - I've forgotten the exact circumstances why she fizzled but it was like finally getting an abscessed tooth finally treated - WHAT A RELIEF!!!
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goobergoober01 Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:31 PM
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76. Bobbie Fiedler.... republican loser
In 1986, Fiedler did not run for re-election to the House of Representatives, opting instead to make what proved to be an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination to challenge Alan Cranston for his United States Senate seat. She was charged with political corruption in January 1986 after an undercover investigation allegedly showed that Fiedler offered $100,000 a rival, State Senator Ed Davis, if he would withdraw from the Republican senatorial primary. The charges were dismissed by the court before the matter went to trial. Despite the dismissal of the charges in February 1986, Fiedler garnered only 7.2% of the vote in the Republican primary.

Fiedler is currently a resident of Northridge, California.

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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:15 PM
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82. Yeah, that's her.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:16 PM by calimary
DAMN she was annoying. Like a sarah palin or michele bachmann. For awhile there during her heyday, bobbi fiedler was going out and yammering ALL THE TIME. She felt compelled to weigh in on everything. News conferences and press statements rained down like hailstones. And few of us cared. It was "oh forcryingoutloud, ENOUGH already! STFU!"

Btw - Welcome to DU!

:hi:
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goobergoober01 Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:26 PM
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74. bachmann got started when a sickinthehead sperm got hold of a rottenegg
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:22 AM
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42. Went well for our school board southern Dane Co too.
Have not heard about write-in race in one council ward (both candidates write-ins). All others unopposed.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:34 AM
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64. Good to hear. We weren't so lucky where I live. We had the "You work for ME" mentality at the last
board meeting. We had 2 strong conservatives (1 incumbent), 1 moderate (incumbent) and 1 strong progressive. 3 of the 4 would be elected, and guess which one didn't make it. The winning conservative new-comer ran on a platform of "I don't care what the teachers offer, I'm voting NO". :eyes:
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:52 PM
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16. Thank you Wisconsin!
Thank you for standing up. Thank you for giving us all hope. Thank you for giving us something to believe in again.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:54 PM
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17. With all the bad news in the world, we need something like this
to keep our spirits afloat on a sea of misinformation and bias in the media. It will be interesting to see how the M$M spins this certain story to their paymasters favor.
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teachthemwell15 Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:14 PM
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19. I couldn't be prouder to be a Wisconsinite today!!
Shades of purple slowly turning to blue.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:39 PM
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22. I was beginning to hate Wisconsin late last year after the election...
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 03:44 PM by cascadiance
The only football game in the last few years I'd gone to was when I went back to Iowa City this last fall to see Wisconsin beating my Hawkeyes in the final seconds. Pretty frustrating weekend.

A lot of job frustrations in a previous job that I won't get in to with people from Wisconsin that ultimately contributed to me being unemployed...

Then the elections seeing my favorite Senator Russ Feingold turned loose along with many other Democrats there.

I'd really just about given up on Wisconsin and started to despise this state almost on a personal level. Until the latest battles with Walker proved that you are all really part of the equation and leading it to help us take back America. I'm glad I helped Kitzhaber GOTV before last election here in Oregon to help insure we didn't have a "Walker problem" when he had a close race with "Waitresses are paid too much" Dudley... But I'm happy to see Wisconsin fight back to work on correcting these mistakes and perhaps surging ahead after that!

Proud of you all today too!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:30 PM
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24. Check this -Election for judge seen as referendum on union law
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/06/usa-wisconsin...
The Democratic-backed candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court judge claimed victory on Wednesday in an election seen as a referendum on a law curbing union power with implications for cash-strapped U.S. states.

Challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg beat Republican-backed incumbent Judge David Prosser by slightly more than 200 votes out of 1.4 million cast on Tuesday, according to local media.

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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:30 PM
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25. Freezing our hinders off in Madison and elsewhere
is paying off!! I haven't felt this good about things in quite a while. A win feels real good, as does the knowledge that we CAN win!
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:53 PM
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27. The Koch brothers' mini-me lost his mojo last night.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 04:53 PM by pacalo
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:12 PM
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33. Is he going to get ahold of Mubarek to hook up with him the following year...
when both are trying to figure out what to do with their time and not be too out in the open in a public arena that doesn't like them too much?
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:55 PM
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37. Good question.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 07:57 PM by pacalo
It's a little-known secret that the two dictators are one & the same...






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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:13 AM
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61. Bawhahahahaha!!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 11:13 AM by Rex
He thought he could buy the state for...ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:56 PM
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28. Wisconsonites, I salute you and wish you the best
can you come down here for a few months and help us get rid of the prickscott stink?
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:57 PM
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29. K&R
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:58 PM
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30. In a thread I posted I said I see Wisconsin as the Flagship for Democracy
And I see now that we're really at war.
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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:11 PM
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32. Thank YOU
Wisconsin!!!! Virginians can learn great lessons from you! Thank you for your courage to stand up and be counted - in the streets and at the ballot box!!!!
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:35 PM
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34. They got my heart out of my feet.
:loveya: to Wisconsin!

:yourock:

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AmBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:19 PM
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35. THIS is what democracy looks like!!!
:party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party: :toast: :bounce: :patriot: :party:
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Bravo Zulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:21 PM
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36. Thanks!
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:58 PM
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38. The people are beginning to run ahead. Obama better go faster if he wants to lead.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 07:59 PM by Kablooie
I hope he figures out where everyone is running to soon.

He's heading out into no-man's land right now.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:02 PM
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39. Yes. Bursting with cheesy pride.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:07 PM
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40. ...YES WE CAN!
:thumbsup:
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:46 PM
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41. This is the start of a movement. We need a name and a Facebook. nm
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:05 AM
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44. Yes we can. n/t
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pauldg0 Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:22 AM
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47. Cheese, cheese...
....I'm going to eat cheese until it comes out all ends..... Congratulations Wisconsin!!!!! Keep driving them back and then into the ground!! We all love you !
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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:52 AM
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49. Wisc
God Bless the working people and democrats and activists and PATRIOTS of Wisconsin.

This is just the beginning of turning around THIRTY YEARS of corporate purchase of our Democracy. THERE IS SO MUCH MORE WE ALL HAVE TO DO NOW!

LET'S DO IT, my fellow BOTTOM 98%'ERS!

-90% jimmy
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joanbarnes Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:33 AM
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51. Oh, I hope its true! I remember how we felt about Obama......
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:35 AM
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52. What have they done? Voted Feingold out of office a few months ago. nt.
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cognoscere Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:59 AM
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54. As well as put Walker in office. Many people in this state are living proof
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 11:04 AM by cognoscere
that cheese is a euphemism for shit (cheeseheads). That being said, it appears they are trying to rectify some serious lapses in judgment. My concern is that after the Kloppenberg victory, and, possibly recalling a few republicans, they will think they have won, not realizing that it is not a sprint, it is not a marathon, and it is not even a triathlon. Try decathlon. If they could get rid of the Fitzgerald tards, Walker, Ryan, and other state and local buffoons, they will still need to keep an eye out to prevent them from sneaking back in as they always do. Let's not forget that we gave the country Joe McCarthy. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, but you need to be watching internal enemies as well as the external ones.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:02 AM
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57. I'm sure they are experiencing 'buyers remorse' by now.
Ya...I have to admit I still don't understand that one. What have they done? Well, for starters the people of Wisconsin are taking a paddle to Walkers bee-hind and by extension his Billionaire cohorts...show me another state currently doing anything close to that.

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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:16 AM
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62. The ones on DU didn't
I would also say I have an easier time believing the election results were hacked, than that we voted Feingold out, but if I do I will be attacked by a swarm of killer bees who do not allow or accept that possibility.
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:44 AM
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66. Not by me. I think so too.
The only thing stopping me from total belief (that it was gamed) is the number of ads that flooded the t.v., and that I worked the phones for Feingold and called a lot of angry people. They all brought up the same thing, healthcare. All very misinformed. And they talked about how they voted for Russ in the past, but a vote for him was a vote for Pelosi. It was fucking nuts--very similar talking points among MANY people on my call list.

One lady just SCREAMED at me, totally out of control. I secretly hope she lost her job because of these teabag fuckers. :P
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:08 PM
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68. Amazing though depressing
Living in MAdison and primarily associating with left wingers I'm stunned that you encountered so many who believed this crap. I hope that woman lost her job too - maybe it'll wake her up. I'm so disgusted with the multitude of willfully ignorant in this state right now.

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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:39 PM
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78. No hacking is necessary when people don't show up.
In large parts of WI, lots of voters stayed home in 2010.

In my county specifically:

2008
Obama -7,454 53%
McCain-6,383 45%

2010
Barrett 3,844 37%
Walker 6,368 61%


Notice that almost the exact same number of knuckleheaded conservatives showed up to the polls in both elections. But half the number of independents and liberals showed up.

My county has a low population. And it's true we had record turnout in 2008, but my county usually shows up on election maps as solidly red. If this is what happened in my county, imagine the effects of lower turnout in other areas. It all adds up.

And I've mentioned before that we had loads of recounts in November, including 3 that I was an observer of in west central Wisconsin covering dozens of municipalities and counties. No irregularities showed up.

If you want to carry the conspiracy torch, feel free. But the evidence just isn't there.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:47 PM
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79. did you recount Optical Scan Ballots?
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 03:22 PM by eowyn_of_rohan
curious

on edit -- also, in which county did you do the recounts? Thanks much
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:16 PM
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81. More specifically - Did you recount the Opti-scans via the tabulating machine
or by hand? I think I recall you worked in Eau Claire at one point. I believe that is Optical Scan, isn't it?
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:38 AM
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53. And if she votes to uphold the law?
Then what?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:00 AM
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55. I will believe that when I see it.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:01 AM
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56. I imagine more than one emergency meeting has been called in the nations right-wing "think tanks"
...this past week.

Tongues must be wagging feverishly as "strategies" are bandied about.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:04 AM
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58. The Billionaire Brothers failed, it must send shivers up the spines
of the ruling party!
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:10 AM
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59. I HEART Wisconin! I LOVE Wisconsin! I LURV Wisconsin!
:grouphug:
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:12 AM
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60. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, Rex.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:22 AM
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63. ALL of you around the country had a hand in this win.
Your support really motivated us. We felt a responsibility to the whole country to do what we could. We have discussed this topic with many other protestors, who also feel this way. So this is a victory for ALL of us. Now let's make it catch fire around the country.
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ArnoldLayne Donating Member (871 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:39 AM
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65. I got a new kitten today and just named him Kloppenburg
right after I took a Walker. :evilgrin:
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julian09 Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:53 AM
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67. WINSconsin Thanks for the win for the american working class
It was much too close, next vote take someone with you; you know they will come at us harder next time.
The margin of victory shows every vote counts. Must add to that 204 margin by adding the stay at home vote to the
total. This goes for every state with issues against the working and middle class. Make yourself heard and make yourself count. Staying home in 2010 didn't solve the problems only made them worse.
Wisconsin the home of the labor movement stood up in the cold to show support for their courageous senators who were standing for a basic right of workers to have a say in their employment situations. They pay taxes as well, which is more than some corporations do. Republicans like to get contributions to their campaigns from corporations rather than tax them.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:14 PM
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69. And we in Wisconsin thank you back for supporting us!
Just an update, a work colleague was in Madison for a meeting on Monday, and she said at 4:30, the capitol square just FILLS with people. Now I know that April 4th was a big action day, but I am happy to think we are keeping the Madison Movement going. On April 30th there is a big rally for workers' rights "Motorcycles on the Square". Should be great.

Again, thanks to all DUers around the world for keeping our morale up and supporting our cause.

Now go out there and DO SOMETHING!!! :bounce:
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DallasNE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:16 PM
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70. The Size Of The Turnaround Amazes
In the primary Kloppenberg lost by a 55-25 margin. That is more than 2-1. To turn that around just boggles the mind. And the big money all supported the guy that lost. Way to go Wisconsin and Justice Kloppenberg.
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:58 PM
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71. wrong place
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 12:58 PM by ooglymoogly
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:05 PM
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72. Reason it didn't turn violent this time....
Walker pissed off the cops. Except for the Troopers (the guys with the hats) he basically lost support for riot control. St Paul MN 2008.... they had brought in outside help and all hell broke lose. Including ironically the beating of the press some of which were Fox...

Walker's waterloo isn't all the bargaining rights thing. it's how much he broke the law. and everyone knows it. although how the idiot in Florida got his job I'll never know.. and their stuck with him until a croc grabs his nuts...
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azmesa207 Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:21 PM
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73. Yes we can
but it was done no thank to Obama .He refused to help during the protest and wouldn't let Vice President Biden attend as well .
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:29 PM
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75. IMHO, we were successful BECAUSE of them not getting involved.
So I thank them for not getting involved and making it a circus about them and completely shifting the dynamic.
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stormpilot Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:32 PM
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77. Yes we sure can!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 02:33 PM by stormpilot
It's started protests across the country such as the "We Are One" rallies that were just held on April 4th. Here are some images I took of the one I attended in San Francisco. The good energy and vibes were palpable, and we were lucky enough to have some great speakers from Wisconsin (union leaders) to lift our spirits as we continue to fight the good fight of the people.

Enjoy!

http://flic.kr/s/aHsjukVYQE
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zinnisking Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:56 PM
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80. All I did was vote.
There are activists here on DU (even people from out of state!) that did phone banking and dog knows what else to GOTV. I bow to you people.
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