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Sat May 26, 2012, 12:28 PM

 

THIS... Is Why Wisconsin Is A NATIONAL Fight... At Least To Republicans... Dems, Not So Much...

Scott Walker's Southern Strategy Aligns Him With 'Union Buster' Nikki Haley
John Nichols - TheNation
May 24, 2012 - 12:07 PM ET

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has adopted a Southern strategy—touting the “accomplishments” of the most conservative governors from the states of the old Confederacy—as he enters the critical final weeks of the historic Wisconsin recall election.

Walker, who has aggressively challenged Wisconsin’s progressive tradition, is bringing in Southern governors who promote union-busting policies and economic-development strategies that raid Northern states and move jobs to states where organized labor is restrained and wages are kept low.

Next week, the Wisconsin governor who last year led the fight to strip collective-bargaining rights away from public employees and teachers, will campaign with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who proudly describes herself as “a union buster.”

In an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News Wednesday (following an interview with Walker), Haley proudly declared: “There’s a reason South Carolina’s the new ‘it’ state. It’s because we’re a union buster.”

Haley has been the chief proponent of so-called “right to work” laws that undermine the collective bargaining and organizing rights of unions. She dismissed union members as “thugs” and said: “I’m not going to stop beating up on the unions.”

That’s a big deal in the Wisconsin recall race, as Walker has been under pressure to explain his appearance in a video where he and a wealthy donor are seen discussing strategies to make Wisconsin a low-wage “right to work” state.


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More: http://www.thenation.com/blog/168052/scott-walkers-southern-strategy-aligns-him-union-buster-nikki-haley

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Haley traveling to Wisconsin to back union-fighter Walker
By STEPHEN LARGEN - Post&Courier
Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:58 a.m.

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Political analysts said Haley’s trip to Wisconsin shows that the governor is embracing the “good soldier” role for the national Republican Party and attempting to raise her profile.

Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, noted that Haley is the latest in a line of GOP governors to join Walker on the campaign trail.

He said Walker has become a GOP cause célèbre.

“It actually helps a Republican officeholder to aid Walker,” Sabato said. “Virtually every conservative interest group is behind him and spending money in some fashion to win the recall vote. If you are in the GOP and have ambitions, here’s a contest where you want to get your ticket punched. Haley is doing just that.”


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More: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120524/PC16/120529536/haley-traveling-to-wisconsin-to-back-union-fighter-walker




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Reply THIS... Is Why Wisconsin Is A NATIONAL Fight... At Least To Republicans... Dems, Not So Much... (Original post)
WillyT May 2012 OP
msongs May 2012 #1
WillyT May 2012 #2
nashville_brook May 2012 #4
proud2BlibKansan May 2012 #12
Poiuyt May 2012 #5
WillyT May 2012 #6
starroute May 2012 #8
Dustlawyer May 2012 #15
datasuspect May 2012 #17
Egalitarian Thug May 2012 #30
GObamaGO May 2012 #3
calimary May 2012 #13
bvar22 May 2012 #21
Odin2005 May 2012 #26
nxylas May 2012 #7
RBInMaine May 2012 #9
proud2BlibKansan May 2012 #11
morningfog May 2012 #22
DLevine May 2012 #10
Dustlawyer May 2012 #14
WillyT May 2012 #16
WillyT May 2012 #18
WillyT May 2012 #19
AverageJoe90 May 2012 #20
AnotherMcIntosh May 2012 #23
WillyT May 2012 #24
Odin2005 May 2012 #25
WillyT May 2012 #27
Octafish May 2012 #28
WillyT May 2012 #32
Omaha Steve May 2012 #29
WillyT May 2012 #31
WillyT May 2012 #33
WillyT Jun 2012 #34

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:35 PM

1. DC dems spent the last 3 years trying to appease repubs n here's the thanks nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:46 PM

2. Yep... AND... What Makes People Think That Wisconsin Will Vote For Walker In June, And Then...

 

vote for Obama in the Fall???

Wisconsin is considered a "Toss-Up" in the Presidential election at this point in time: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002728959

If the Republicans strengthen their hold now...




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Response to WillyT (Reply #2)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:52 PM

4. eggsactly.

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Response to WillyT (Reply #2)

Sat May 26, 2012, 02:38 PM

12. Bingo!

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:57 PM

5. The republicans view politics as all-out, life-or-death war; the Democrats are still clinging to

the notion that politics should be civil. I think this started when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, but it reached an artform under Rove/Cheney.

Witness:
the Brooks Bros riot that obstructed the Gore/Bush recount
republicans redistricting to slant elections in their favor with greater regularity
republicans flooding the airwaves with their spin and lies (if you say a lie often enough, it becomes the truth)
republicans equating descent with treason ("You're either with us or against us."

etc., etc.

There's no doubt that the rebublicans want to turn the US into a one party fascist state and Scott Wanker is a leader in their sick cause. He has no agenda other than to steamroll over Democrats, and he sees him self as a modern day Reagan with his union-busting. He even has that stupid Reagan haircut.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #5)

Sat May 26, 2012, 01:01 PM

6. + 1,000,000,000... What You Said !!!

 

Yep...




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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #5)

Sat May 26, 2012, 01:41 PM

8. It goes back further -- it just went mainstream with Gingrich

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abramoff#College_Republican_National_Chairman

After graduating from Brandeis, Abramoff ran for election as chairman of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC). After a campaign which cost over $10,000 and was managed by Grover Norquist, Abramoff won the election after the chief competitor, Amy Moritz (who later, as Amy Ridenour, became a founding director of the National Center for Public Policy Research, and was involved in several trips funded by Jack Abramoff), was persuaded to drop out. Abramoff "changed the direction of the committee and made it more activist and conservative than ever before," notes the CRNC. "It is not our job to seek peaceful coexistence with the Left", Abramoff was quoted as saying in the group's 1983 annual report. "Our job is to remove them from power permanently." . . .

At the CRNC, Abramoff, Norquist and Reed formed what was known as the "Abramoff-Norquist-Reed triumvirate". After Abramoff's election, the trio purged "dissidents" and re-wrote the CRNC's bylaws to consolidate their control over the organization. According to Easton's Gang of Five, Reed was the "hatchet man" and "carried out Abramoff-Norquist orders with ruthless efficiency, not bothering to hide his fingerprints".

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #5)

Sat May 26, 2012, 03:37 PM

15. I do not think the Dem's are trying to be "civil", they are just playing the Washington Generals

to the Repug's Harlem Globetrotters. That is the way they are told to act by those that keep them in office. It is all a set up deal, a play worthy of Broadway!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #15)

Sat May 26, 2012, 06:08 PM

17. it's the NFL with neckties on

 

either side of the political spectrum: their ideologies coalesce when checks are being written.

they found a winning strategy, we're just the chumps . . . they laugh all the way to the golf course.

now get back to work.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #17)

Tue May 29, 2012, 06:41 AM

30. More like wrestling. I don't think the winners/losers are determined before a NFL game. n/t

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:48 PM

3. It is beyond dismaying that the DNC does not appear to recognize this.

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Response to GObamaGO (Reply #3)

Sat May 26, 2012, 02:52 PM

13. No kidding. They get rolled time after time after time and they refuse to get it.

I used to like and respect Debbie Wasserman Schultz. USED TO. She's frickin' useless. Already talking openly about how losing Wisconsin won't make any difference.

WHAT is she smoking??????? And worse, who is she listening to??????????

And where is Howard Dean when we need him???????????

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Response to GObamaGO (Reply #3)

Sun May 27, 2012, 10:43 AM

21. Oh "they" recognize it.

They would risk losing their HUGE Single Source Corporate Donors if they actually do anything beyond Lip Service for the Working Class or Unions.
"They" know who butters their bread.



You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.
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Response to bvar22 (Reply #21)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:59 PM

26. +1,000,000,000,000,000,000

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 01:28 PM

7. South Carolina is an "it" state?

Haley's predecessor, Mark Sanford, was an equally enthusiastic union-buster and still only managed to bring one major employer (BMW) into SC during his entire period in office.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 01:44 PM

9. NUMEROUS NATIONAL DEM GROUPS INCLUDING THE DNC ARE HELPING. SO ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP !!!!!

 

The DNC, the DCCC, and the DGA are all helping.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #9)

Sat May 26, 2012, 02:38 PM

11. Well you need to tell Thom Hartman and Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz,

as well as several DUers who ACTUALLY LIVE IN WISCONSIN.

Just saying something over and over doesn't make it true.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #9)

Sun May 27, 2012, 11:07 AM

22. How are they helping? What are they doing?

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 01:47 PM

10. K&R. n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 03:19 PM

14. Why are they always "free market," except not allowing Labor a free market like the Corps?

They totally deny Labor a right to exist when, at least Historians can recall, what unchecked power does to the workers (children too) in not too distant past in America. Hell, look overseas now at what they do to the people that got our jobs! Look at their working and living conditions, and what they make. They actually want us in those conditions. Stop buying their overseas shit! Yes, Walmart!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 05:47 PM

16. Kick !!!

 


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Response to WillyT (Reply #16)

Sat May 26, 2012, 09:46 PM

18. And Another...

 


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Response to WillyT (Reply #18)

Sat May 26, 2012, 10:55 PM

19. Last Kick From Me...

 


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 12:06 AM

20. The Repubs are more desperate.

 

But unfortunately, when cornered animals strike out they can really do a lot of damage. That's why we need to neuter the crap thrown at us by our enemies whenever possible.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 11:36 AM

23. The latest anti-union, wage-lowering, "free-trade" agreement is in the works. Apparently, the DNC

 

doesn't want to more vigorously support a pro-union victory in Wisconsin.

A one-sided secrecy which has reportedly allowed about 600 corporate advisors (or the "A-Team of corporate lobby groups" to review and comment on the details being negotated while elected representatives for the public, as well as unions, environmental or public health groups, have not had such access has been criticized as being undemocratic and contrary to the public's best interest.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002723257


The details are so secret that even Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, cannot get access to them.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:51 PM

24. Ok... I Lied... So Sue Me...

 


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:56 PM

25. I think the DLC centrist bastards secretly support Walker.

Why else would Debbie Wasserman-Schultz say it's not a big deal?

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #25)

Mon May 28, 2012, 09:00 PM

27. Makes Ya Wonder... Don't It ???

 




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 09:21 PM

28. Gee. I remember when Democrats supported unions.

Oh well, it's still a win-win. Wall Street has two parties to chose from.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #28)

Tue May 29, 2012, 07:25 PM

32. Me Too !!! - Seems Like Ancient History, No ???

 


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 06:33 AM

29. K&R!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #29)

Tue May 29, 2012, 05:04 PM

31. Thank You For That !!!

 






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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:20 PM

33. Kick !!!

 


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 08:58 PM

34. Kick !!!

 


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