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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:01 PM
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By Greg Sargent

In the nationally-watched Wisconsin state Supreme Court race, liberal challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg has edged ahead of conservative sitting justice David Prosser by just over 200 votes.

We still dont know who is going to win, and we may not know for some time to come. But even if Kloppenburg loses, labor strategists argue, this will have constituted a victory for unions and Dems proof of Scott Walkers continuing toxicity, and of the staying power of the grassroots energy he unleashed. Theyre right.

The emerging GOP spin on this race, according to Ben Smith, is that the razor-thin closeness of the contest constitutes vindication for Walker, and proof that the right can stand up to the labor goons. One GOPer tells Smith (who was appropriately skeptical) that this is a massive bummer for the bad guys because labor and Dems threw everything they have at this race.

Sure, GOPers will be able to crow if they win, but this is still mostly nonsense. Heres why.

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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:14 PM
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1. The kochroches put more of their money into it...I think Rachael said
they spent 3x more that the I think this shows a good if we could do this state by state that is run by the kochroches maybe we can take back some of our country...
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Kber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:18 PM
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3. This is a great point
The left was able to counter the huge money inbalance with energy and organization.

This is a BFD any way you look at it.
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:16 PM
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2. Makes me wish the U.S. Supreme Court was elected by the people. nt
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