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Wed Jun 10, 2015, 05:50 AM

What do you think of all the changes to WI

Seems like it's one thing after another in Wisconsin. The red state. Who would have ever figured how bad things would become here. This used to be a great place to live and raise a family. We used to have good jobs here. Now nothing is sacred. Scott Walker I have one question for you. If you really do believe in god, do you think you will go to heaven or to hell for all the damage you have done. Was all that Koch money was worth it?

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Reply What do you think of all the changes to WI (Original post)
Kevin from WI Jun 2015 OP
Scuba Jun 2015 #1
6chars Jun 2015 #2
Goblinmonger Jun 2015 #6
Kevin from WI Jun 2015 #9
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jun 2015 #3
old guy Jun 2015 #7
Kevin from WI Jun 2015 #8
dembotoz Jun 2015 #4
tanglefoot Jun 2015 #5
ewagner Jun 2015 #10
getting old in mke Jun 2015 #11

Response to Kevin from WI (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 06:23 AM

1. I never imagined that such things could happen here. When Squatty "dropped the bomb" in 2011 ...

 

... I thought it was awful and it's gotten progressively worse since. Unbelievable.

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Response to Kevin from WI (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 07:21 AM

2. Are WI people still nice?

I remember them as very nice. Also remember it was not particularly wealthy, so not necessarily a lot of margin for error in trying to transfer wealth to the rich without destroying the middle / working class. How is that playing out?

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Response to 6chars (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 08:58 AM

6. Not as much, I don't think

 

I moved here 22 years ago from Minnesota. I didn't notice much difference in attitude. My son now goes to college in St Cloud. Going up there now I notice a HUGE difference in attitude and how much more friendly people are in Minnesota.

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Response to 6chars (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 09:18 AM

9. Yes

Some of us are very nice

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Response to Kevin from WI (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 07:43 AM

3. Do you guys know anyone who actually voted for him?

Do those people still defend him, or do they finally realize what a mistake they made?

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 09:14 AM

7. Yes, I know people who voted for him.

Yes, they still defend him and no, they will never realize their mistake because they don't think they made one. They're right wingers to the end. The state is full of them.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 09:17 AM

8. I work with someone who voted for him.

He wants Walker for president. This is someone who used to work as a union factory worker, but now says all unions are bad. He also says that Walker is "squeaky clean" because he's been under investigation since the very beginning as the governor. The guy is only 36 years old and listens to conservative talk radio all day and all night. He's never happy. He's always pissed off. You would think he would be worried about what is happening in this state because he has a young family to raise. To say he doesn't get it is an understatement. Conservative talk radio destroys people's minds when they lack critical thinking skills.

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Response to Kevin from WI (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 07:54 AM

4. Walker made it OK to be open about being an asshole again

Think the mean streak was always there..but stuff that would be kept under ones breath is now fair game

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Response to Kevin from WI (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 08:41 AM

5. Having worked the 2010 election for a state senate candidate

and seeing how they all carried around the same ALEC playbook, I knew exactly how bad it could get and how hard they all would lie - not just Snotty Scotty.

What I didn't expect was how quickly the WisGOP would start shredding the state to suit their donors.

By the time we got to the 2014 election, with the gerrymandering solidly in place, it was clear that a win would embolden them and initiate some amazingly hasty hatchet work.

If you didn't see the shit that's happening now, you weren't paying attention for the last four years.

On the other hand, living in a conservative part of the state, my anecdotal evidence says no one is happy about what's going on right now. The buyer's remorse is building and getting strong.

I'm torn between wanting the GOP to just fucking go away and wanting my conservative idiot neighbors to suffer for their ignorance. I'd like them to never again believe anything that comes out of a GOP candidate's mouth or ass for that matter.

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Response to tanglefoot (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 01:09 PM

10. True tanglefoot

...we could see that the repubs had secured unfettered power after the gerrymandering....my shock was how far they would go in exercising it....

I never believed they would do as much damage to the state as they have....I always thought that the legislative Republicans would still see themselves as Wisconsinites...as Badgers with all the heritage of the State of Wisconsin in their DNA.....

Boy....was I wrong...

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Response to Kevin from WI (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2015, 09:38 PM

11. *Sigh*

The one true thing Walker said was it's a purple state. His 47% base ain't ever going to change its mind, so he only needs a few percent of the middle.

I moved here in '79 for grad school and always loved it. But I'm going to retire elsewhere. It's too bad for my blood pressure...

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