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Godhumor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:00 AM
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Margaret Carlson: Union-Busting Payback Comes Four Years Early
From Bloomberg:
http://noir.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=a4...

As an adult, and a lucky one, the last thing I want now is fairness. I could be waiting on tables instead of being served at them, delivering the papers instead of writing for them.

In that, Im like Wisconsins Republican governor, Scott Walker. He didnt want fairness to kick in after he assumed power in January and used the rubric of budget repair to bully the folks who clean his office and guard his prisoners.

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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Actually surprised to see Carlson weigh in like this. Walker really has lost his messaging.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:04 AM
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1. All that Conservative Money could not buy the elections this time.
Ahhhh, Sweet Justice.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:17 AM
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2. maggie went off script...i guess reality overwhelmed her
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Godhumor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:48 AM
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3. As I said, shocked to see her response to this
It might be as simple as they see disaster in WI, but it could also be some damage-control trying to convince the public not all Republicans think like he does.

Will be curious to see how this plays out.
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