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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:57 PM
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Union-Busting Payback Comes Four Years Early: Margaret Carlson
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-04-06/union-busti...

The sweet hereafter made an early appearance in Wisconsin on Tuesday. A Democrat, Chris Abele, cruised to victory in the race to fill Walkers former post, Milwaukee County executive. And state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, part of a 4-3 conservative majority seen as likely to support Walkers assault on unions, ended up in a too-close-to-call election that may result in a recount. Just six weeks ago, Prosser was expected to coast to victory over JoAnne Kloppenburg, an assistant attorney general. Only five incumbent Supreme Court judges have been defeated since 1852.

Ordinarily it takes four years to right an electoral wrong. Not this time. Liberal and conservative groups descended on Wisconsin to turn what would normally be a ho-hum election into a referendum on Walker. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin weighed in for Prosser via Twitter. Money poured in like it was the 1990s. The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University estimated that outside groups spent more than $3.5 million, with the liberal Greater Wisconsin Committee spending almost $1.4 million and four conservative interest groups collectively spending almost $2.2 million.

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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:42 PM
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1. Took me a while to recommend because I shared this several places and by email.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 07:43 PM by freshwest
Also, I had to get away from the computer to dance with joy.

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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:46 PM
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"sweet hereafter"
Sssshhhh. Don't tell Walker. He thinks it *wasn't about him*. I think it's best that he continue to believe that.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:46 PM
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2. Good for Margaret! nt
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:50 PM
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3. The lesson here is that unity trumps money every time
Solidarity Forever!!
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:16 PM
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4. +1,000,000
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:07 AM
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5. I'm glad the right is wasting money.
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