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Fewer Than 1,000 People Show Up for Bill Clinton-Tom Barrett Rally in Milwaukee
The Weekly Standard ^ | June 2,2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK

Posted on 06/02/2012 3:16:03 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Milwaukee Just four days out from the Wisconsin's historic gubernatorial recall election, former president Bill Clinton and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett could only draw a small crowd to a rally Friday on Barrett's home turf.

As the Associated Press notes, the crowd numbered only in the "hundreds," a sign of the enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans that has appeared in some polls. Overcast weather and the short notice of the event (it was announced just yesterday) may have depressed turnout.

Clinton said that although he doesn't normally support recall elections, "sometimes it is the only way to avoid a disastrous course." If Walker wins, his allies would "break every union in America," Clinton explained. Barrett has warned that if Walker wins reelection he'll make Wisconsin a right-to-work state, something Walker has denied. Bill Clinton's native Arkansas has been a right-to-work state since 1944, but the former president and Arkansas governor made no mention of any negative consequences the state has experienced because of that law.

Later in the day, Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina (another right-to-work state) campaigned with Scott Walker at a factory in Waukesha. Haley spoke on the theme of Walker's "courage."

"We will never be judged by what we said. We will be judged by what we do," Haley said. "He had the courage to take it on even when it got ugly, and he never stopped."

"Are you going to award the courage he showed," Haley asked. "Are you going to respond to the results he gave you?"

"Politics has got to be the only profession where you get called 'courageous' just by keeping your word," Walker told factory workers. "Everywhere else in life, in business, in our families, it's expected. But somehow it's exceptional in politics."

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: South Carolina; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: arkansas; billclinton; milwaukee; nikkihaley; scottwalker; southcarolina; tombarrett; waukesha; wisconsin

1 posted on 06/02/2012 3:16:10 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Bubba has performance issues it seems........


2 posted on 06/02/2012 3:19:35 PM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: Hojczyk
"If Walker wins, his allies would "break every union in America,"

We can only hope.

3 posted on 06/02/2012 3:21:29 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Hojczyk; TreeTreeTweeTs

4 posted on 06/02/2012 3:23:31 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Hojczyk

The clowns in the state run “media” said, “hundreds”. Whatever the hell that means. LOL!


5 posted on 06/02/2012 3:24:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: Hojczyk

I’m far from Wisconsin but I hope and pray that Governor Scott Walker will not only be victorious on Tuesday but win the recall vote with a decisive margin of victory so that re-count shenanigans can’t steal the election. I also hope that the people of Wisconsin will have made their disgust with socialist government and union thuggery understood in a manner that cannot be easily explained away by media pimps for Obama and the socialist Democrat party.


6 posted on 06/02/2012 3:26:43 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Hojczyk

Why the heck do you think Barack Hussein Obama never showed his mug face in Wisconsin? His appearance would be the kiss of defeat for any Democrat. And....Bill Clinton only did it because he thinks Obama is going to crash before the November election, and....he and Hillary can then jump in, destroy Obama politically, and....then... Ms. Clinton runs for POTUS. The turnout of the labor union thugs in Wisconsin shows that Governor Scott Walker will handily win the recall election next Tuesday. Clinton did zilch for dead beat, upcoming loser Barrett!!!


7 posted on 06/02/2012 3:34:10 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Hojczyk

When Bill came to a rally for Hinchey (D, NY) in 2010, my husband went to stir up trouble. He and a friend were some of the first through the door of the venue which was supposed to hold 250 (I think). Anyway, the Hinchey camp delayed the start of the rally due to poor turnout, and made some calls to the nearby State University. Within 45 minutes a bunch of collage bussed rolled up and released 100+ students. The collage is literally a ten minute drive from the venue where the rally was held.

Neither Hinchey nor Bill Clinton would appear until the room was propped up with students - about an hour and a half after the thing was supposed to begin. Still never got to capacity though, LOL.

Hubby loves his memory of that rally - it went viral on YouTube.


8 posted on 06/02/2012 3:37:48 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Hojczyk
"Overcast weather and the short notice of the event (it was announced just yesterday) may have depressed turnout. "

Yeah...that's it...overcast weather. If the sun was shining brightly, the crowd would have been 100,000...

It COULDN'T be that the good citizens [as opposed to the subjects] of the Badger State have become wise to the ruse now, could it.

Seems like the citizens of Wisconsin are really showing their brass ones of late: Hell, their even making Texans look meek!

God bless!!!


9 posted on 06/02/2012 3:55:28 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: ex91B10
Hell, their they're even making Texans look meek!
10 posted on 06/02/2012 3:56:25 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: Hojczyk

Out of the few that attended, I wonder how many were Porn Stars.


11 posted on 06/02/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Jim Scott
The Eagles
"After the Thrill is Gone"
Comes to mind...
12 posted on 06/02/2012 4:11:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: tennmountainman

Isn’t this the rally where they locked up the former Marine?


13 posted on 06/02/2012 4:12:26 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I think so.


14 posted on 06/02/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Hojczyk

Clinton literally sunk Sylvestre Reyes in El Paso. Hopefully BJ will keep campaigning.


15 posted on 06/02/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT by TexasSecede79366 (May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”)
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To: ex91B10

overcast weather in June in Wisconsin held down turnout???? Really????

A place with winter cold snaps well below zero will see poor attendance at an event in spring because it’s overcast???? What the heck??????


16 posted on 06/02/2012 5:14:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Jim Scott

The Marquette law poll which is one of the more accurate had him winning by 7. Taking into account they oversampled democrats, and that they estimate the dems will cheat enough to get 2 percentage points, 7 percent seems to be about right. We just need to get people out to vote and we’ll win.


17 posted on 06/02/2012 5:17:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Hojczyk

Why do people keep asking this clown in to help them? He’s never gotten anyone elected besides himself.


18 posted on 06/02/2012 5:22:28 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Hojczyk

I love the smell of Rat Failure in the morning!


19 posted on 06/02/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Hojczyk

I love the smell of Rat Failure in the morning!


20 posted on 06/02/2012 5:29:21 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Hojczyk

Fewer than 1,000? Obviously whoever did the count can’t see dead people.


21 posted on 06/02/2012 5:33:06 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Hojczyk

Call me naive. But, I believe that character counts, a lot! I believe in the character of Gov. Walker and the corresponding lack of character of former president Clinton.

Further, I believe Lincoln’s famous quote, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” I’m really expecting the good folks of Wisconsin to have figured this out by Tuesday!


22 posted on 06/02/2012 5:48:45 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I love the smell of Rat Failure in the morning!

Got that right SoFlo!


23 posted on 06/02/2012 5:49:51 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Hojczyk

If Walker wins, his allies would “break every union in America,”

It would be a start...


24 posted on 06/02/2012 5:53:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
At the Tea Party rally in Madison, Wisconsin, Sarah Palin said: "I feel like I'm at home." Because it's ridiculously cold and snowing.

Thousands turned out in the cold and snow for Sarah Palin's appearance in support of Walker in 2011.....just sayin'

25 posted on 06/02/2012 6:15:45 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I Stand with Scott Walker, because he Stands with Me.)
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To: tet68

Except that statement is not true. It would reduce or remove certain bargaining activities by the public sector unions in WI. These unions would still have more “rights” than the Federal employees Clinton was in charge of for eight years.

In other words, he’s a lier and a hypocrite.


26 posted on 06/02/2012 6:33:24 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Hojczyk

Anybody know anything about “Pollster Celinda Lake?” Supposedly this person has a poll showing a deat heat at 49%. And Fox is allegedly saying its to close to call. I’m wondering if there isn’t a setup here for a big cheat. Fake polls to set the expectations, and shady balloting to make it come true. So I’m wondering if any of our crack FR poll wizards know anything about the Celinda Lake poll that can discredit it.


27 posted on 06/02/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

She a Dem pollster who usually does a bipartisan poll for elections. This was basically the equivalent of a Barrett internal poll. She’s way off.

Fox has become pretty much worthless.


28 posted on 06/02/2012 6:54:24 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MNlurker

Thanks. Encouraging ...


29 posted on 06/02/2012 7:23:40 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I still have her “we’ve got to do this together” quote from the Madison speech as my droid’s ringtone. Bittersweet every time I hear it. But still motivational


30 posted on 06/02/2012 7:27:09 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Hojczyk
Barrett has warned that if Walker wins reelection he'll make Wisconsin a right-to-work state, something Walker has denied...

Why would Walker not pursue making Wisc. a right-to-work state? It seems like a natural progression.

Too much too soon?

31 posted on 06/02/2012 9:18:07 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: jonno

Good thing O’Bummer didn’t show up. Seems every time he is somewhere to support a candidate, the unfortunate (stupid) candidate looses.........(poetic justice)


32 posted on 06/03/2012 4:33:14 AM PDT by Progov
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To: Progov

Good thing O’Bummer didn’t show up. Seems every time he is somewhere to support a candidate, the unfortunate (stupid) candidate looses.........(poetic justice)..

Forgot to add that the “stainmaster” has lost his appeal as well.


33 posted on 06/03/2012 4:35:17 AM PDT by Progov
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To: Ladysforest

Sounds like Binghamton NY...where i grew up! I know Hinchey was still the congressman there when I left in 2003!


34 posted on 06/03/2012 4:52:54 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: Hojczyk; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin: Sparse crowd shows for Clinton/Barrett rally in Milwaukee ping

I know I’m out of town and cannot manage the ping list, but this news just lifted my heart this Sunday morning and inspired this ping. Carry on!


35 posted on 06/03/2012 6:38:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mdmathis6

I’m still here and boy we were ecstatic when they apportioned him into retirement. I was at a meeting once where he spoke and compared conservatives to “the German Youth of the 30s.”
Of course NOTHING ever was said or published. Even the uber liberal woman I was with was aghast.

Good riddance.

BTW, The only thing that Scott Walker’s People will do is END the Deomoncratic money-laundering machine.


36 posted on 06/03/2012 9:11:57 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: TexasSecede79366

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2890520/posts?page=111#111


37 posted on 06/03/2012 10:11:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mdmathis6

Yep. Near my old hometown. Hubby and his friend (who lives next town over from Binghamton) went to make trouble. :)

I heard Hinchey is “retiring”. Good - I wish we had term limits instead of voting these nasty people in for decades.


38 posted on 06/03/2012 4:14:01 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Ladysforest

I was actually living in Candor,NY just above Owego before moving to Va. . I grew up in Bingo, went to BCC and SUNY (Now “Binghamton Univerhhhhhsatay” /s)


39 posted on 06/04/2012 12:01:13 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: mdmathis6

HA! Yes, It’s forbidden to call it “SUNY” anymore. Funny, I own some acreage in Candor - out in the boonies. It’s about an hour from where I live now, so we don’t get out there too often. Mostly just use it for hunting since I sold the old camper.

Another coincidence? I grew up in VA, and spent a couple of years living in VA Beach in my mid-20’s. BEFORE it turned crappy there - boy were those some fun times!


40 posted on 06/04/2012 9:08:09 AM PDT by Ladysforest
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