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Group ends Mich. recall effort after Wis. results
pioneer press ^ | 6-7-12 | ap

Posted on 06/07/2012 9:25:00 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

LANSING, Mich.—A group seeking to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that it has ended the effort following Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin's recall election. The group called Michigan Rising said it would stop collecting signatures, noting it already was short of its own gathering goals. Instead, the group said it will focus on a long-term effort to form a progressive think tank, develop progressive leaders and support current progressive legislators.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: governor; michigan; michiganrising; milwaukee; recall; ricksnyder; scottwalker; tombarrett; wi; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
change their name to "Michican Shrinking".
1 posted on 06/07/2012 9:25:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Ha ha...every time I saw these fools out collecting signatures with an umbrella and card table set up, I honked and send the one-finger salute. Screw ‘em.


2 posted on 06/07/2012 9:27:22 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: TurboZamboni

“noting it already was short of its own gathering goals.”

They should have done what the Wisconsin Dims did, sign up entire cemetaries and post the fact they were doing it online.

What pathetic losers.


3 posted on 06/07/2012 9:28:07 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Mich Patriot

“send” s/b “sent” ...duh


4 posted on 06/07/2012 9:28:30 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
Let's hope they end the recall attempt against the mayor of Troy. (She turned down federal dollars and says the homosexual lifestyle is dangerous)

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5 posted on 06/07/2012 9:28:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TurboZamboni
This makes me sad. When it started, there were a couple of people trying to take signatures by a busy intersection. The corner of West and Allen road for some of the Michigan folk who know the city of Woodhaven. They sat down and only once did I ever see them actually talking to anybody and they could have been just talking to another signature taker. It was kind of fun to watch them sitting there, farting in the wind.
6 posted on 06/07/2012 9:32:34 AM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: TurboZamboni

They sent a lot of money to WI. The unions put it all on Red in the political roulette game and lost.

They can’t get the signatures and/or the funding to recall the MI Governor that is getting the state turned around.


7 posted on 06/07/2012 9:32:48 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: TurboZamboni
[. . .the group said it will focus on a long-term effort to form a progressive think tank. . .]

The Three Stooges are long dead and “Mortimer Snerd” was buried with Edgar Bergen.

8 posted on 06/07/2012 9:33:05 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Mich Patriot

Yeah, I did that once. Just gave them the finger, no honking. I think they saw it.


9 posted on 06/07/2012 9:35:00 AM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Heh heh. Bring it on.

Impotent seething will just make them even more susceptible for dumber moves.

10 posted on 06/07/2012 9:35:34 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: TurboZamboni

“Instead, the group said it will focus on a long-term effort... to live off rich Democrats’ money and government grants- like all progressive organizations.”


11 posted on 06/07/2012 9:37:29 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Mich Patriot
The Wisconsin has arrived.

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12 posted on 06/07/2012 9:38:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tenacious 1

Like Boortz explained last night. they confused recall signatures for being the same as votes against Walker.

Many people will sign anything if they know it will get some jackass off their porch and insure they don’t get their windows smashed or tires slashed. Unless the stooge can follow you into the booth to see how you vote, it matters not.

Another reason unions are against secret ballots.


13 posted on 06/07/2012 9:39:22 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni
Instead, the group said it will focus on a long-term effort to form a progressive think tank, develop progressive leaders and support current progressive legislators.

When asked, the parents of the group members expressed a desire that the group focus on getting paying jobs, and moving out of their basements.

14 posted on 06/07/2012 9:44:15 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Night Hides Not
When asked, the parents of the group members expressed a desire that the group focus on getting paying jobs, and moving out of their basements.

LOL!! Unfortunately the permanent odor of "hemp" and unfortunate choices in "body art" will limit their job prospects.

15 posted on 06/07/2012 9:48:47 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: TurboZamboni
"the group said it will focus on a long-term effort to form a progressive think tank, develop progressive leaders and support current progressive legislators."

The useful idiots are still gnawing on scattered, dry bones.

16 posted on 06/07/2012 9:49:02 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Mich Patriot

What has the Michigan governor done to tweak the lefties (besides merely existing)? Has he gone as far as Walker in limiting union bargaining?


17 posted on 06/07/2012 9:51:41 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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No, Snyder has not gone near as far as Walker, but he did start taxing private pensions (read UAW). Michigan *was* one of only a handful that did not tax retirees’ pensions.

Other than that I cannot recall any other issues.


18 posted on 06/07/2012 10:31:54 AM PDT by madison10 (We can see November from Wisconsin. ..)
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To: randog
"What has the Michigan governor done to tweak the lefties (besides merely existing)? Has he gone as far as Walker in limiting union bargaining?"

Clearly not near as much as Mr. Walker, but there is this.

(This is my first link posting, so fingers crossed that it works.)

19 posted on 06/07/2012 11:28:12 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: randog

Rick Snyder has signed what has been sent to his desk. Beyond that he hasn’t really initiated any fights with the union and even warned Mitt Romney to avoid fighting with them.


20 posted on 06/07/2012 11:36:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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the group said it will focus on a long-term effort to form a progressive think tank

I can imagine it will be a very small tank.


21 posted on 06/07/2012 12:11:14 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Mich Patriot

It worked; thanks for the link!

All your Michigan cohorts are saying the same thing—he’s done nothing to bring on a recall.


22 posted on 06/07/2012 1:44:09 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Bump to read later


23 posted on 06/07/2012 4:59:02 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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Thanks cripplecreek.


24 posted on 06/07/2012 5:42:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek

Romney/mayor of Troy 2012


25 posted on 06/08/2012 5:53:21 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: TurboZamboni

While they may have dropped the “recall Snyder” attempt, unions are actively working gather enough signatures to add to the November Ballot a measure that would open up the state constitution and amend it so that the right for Unions to engage in Collective Bargaining would be ensured right within the State Constitution itself, thereby making them immune from taxpayers and “hostile” government. You can bet this will be disguised in “legalese” so that most taxpayers will have no clue that they are voting against themselves.


26 posted on 06/10/2012 11:18:43 AM PDT by onevoter
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