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Analysis: Conservatives used tactics of the left in Wisconsin win
Reuters ^ | 6-6-2012 | Nick Carey

Posted on 06/08/2012 1:20:34 AM PDT by Kudsman

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Activists with the conservative Tea Party movement say they owe a lot to their schooling in left-wing community organizing tactics for the historic Republican victory over the Democrats and their union allies in the Wisconsin recall election

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: teaparty; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 06/08/2012 1:20:57 AM PDT by Kudsman
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To: Kudsman

Good!!!! To defeat the swamp creatures you`ve got to first wade into the swamps!


2 posted on 06/08/2012 1:59:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA
I note that it's the left saying that the right (ie: Correct) used leftist tactics.
3 posted on 06/08/2012 2:06:46 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: C210N

Fine with me... I hope they did exactly as the article states. The lefturds never saw coming the harrowing development of the good guys adapting Alinsky for their benefit.
Hopefully that`s being replicated across the country.

And the most beautiful part of all this is... Obama and the dems never knew this could come to pass.


4 posted on 06/08/2012 2:11:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

The leftist Alinskyist Rooters again coming out with a venus-fly-trap article.

Nowhere does it say that the right used OWS tactics at the Wisconsin state house, nowhere does it say the right daily spit out it’s rigid talking points, nowhere does it say they used strong-arm thug tactics. It mainly used the “Walker Outspends” meme, all the while not including PAC money, and of course not including all the money that would be helping Barrett if the DNC did not pull out.

This article is a venus-fly-trap, with a hidden agenda for the Fall - a thin-veiled attempt to try to win back the indies for zer0, by saying “see looky here, we’re all thugs now”.

No, the tea party tactics are NOT thug/Alinsky tactics. It’s has been, it is, and it should be a BIG differentiator.


5 posted on 06/08/2012 2:28:22 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: C210N
Conservatives used tactics of the left in Wisconsin win

But I didn't hear about any County GOP Official with a ballot box in the trunk of his car (snicker)
6 posted on 06/08/2012 2:35:20 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Kudsman

“Conservatives used tactics of the Left in Wisconsin win???”

You mean they filled concentration camps and mass graves with innocent people?

Should of heard about that.


7 posted on 06/08/2012 2:42:14 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Political Correctness forces people to say one thing and vote another.")
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To: Kudsman

I agree Conservatives need to fight Liberals aggressively, but I hope we don’t lose our souls, decency or morality in the process. We can’t simply become like them...


8 posted on 06/08/2012 2:54:48 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Kudsman

This Rooters article is nothing more than the usual Projection method used by the left - accuse the right of doing what they do, so as to mask or make light of the method.

Not only that, but the article fails to even mention the core issues of the recall - voters do NOT want their state’s to enter financial armeggedan. Voters do NOT want their politicians rejecting the results of an election, to just vote again midterm, wasting millions of dollars in effort and their time. A recall like this is just a public version of the Chicago back-room count, count and count again until you get the result you seek.


9 posted on 06/08/2012 3:26:16 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: BigEdLB

amnesia?
where was the outrage when corzine spent a bazzilion dollars to win. or how about O’s near billion dollars in 2008 - much from donation amounts under the radar?


10 posted on 06/08/2012 3:33:41 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Unam Sanctam
I agree Conservatives need to fight Liberals aggressively, but I hope we don’t lose our souls, decency or morality in the process. We can’t simply become like them...

Personally I think its too late for many but that's the nice thing about souls. God doesn't put them in collective categories.
11 posted on 06/08/2012 3:35:36 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: Kudsman

Awesome.


12 posted on 06/08/2012 3:36:31 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: C210N

With all the ads and BS spread on TV and in the papers, I was not moved. It was when the teachers and imported protestors stormed and occupied our state capitol that I made my decision to vote for Walker. (Well, to be truthful, I would have voted for him anyway).


13 posted on 06/08/2012 3:41:38 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Kudsman
Bravo!

NOW, if we could only get the Girly-Guy, Republi-Tard, WUSSES in Congress to wake up, grow a pair and start using the same tactics (no more...no less) that their Far Left, Lib brethren (and Sistahs) have been using for decades and fight fire with fire, we might just reclaim our Constitutional Republic....

Alas, after 68 years of wishing, hoping and praying, I don't kid myself that I will live to see that day.

Sad, very sad!!!

14 posted on 06/08/2012 3:58:18 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: C210N

Oh, you`re absolutely right! The Tea Party and OWS thugs couldn`t be more different. But what I took away from it was the TP employed certain tactics they could use, such as the face-to-face, GOTV efforts, the mechanics of which have been up `til now used mainly by the community organizers.

Look what happened last week in Boston.. Axelrod was thrown back on his ass in shock when Romney backers challenged him with chants, drowning him out. I see this as huge, because it`s a first. It signals the GOP is finally growing a pair. The dems are getting payback at long last.

I personally don`t care if Reuters credits Alinsky or not for the WI result. Point is.. the good guys broke through the GOTV code there, and hopefully that may unlock long-held dem territory nationwide.


15 posted on 06/08/2012 4:23:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Unam Sanctam

They don`t have to go to that extent.. the article implies the TP used some of the same community organizing GOTV practices. They simply used some of the techniques the dems have used for years.


16 posted on 06/08/2012 4:29:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Kudsman

The last thing the leftist communists want people to know is that the right used Tea Party tactics to squash them.


17 posted on 06/08/2012 5:05:48 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: Kudsman

The Left was all for community organizing before they were against community organizing.


18 posted on 06/08/2012 5:15:18 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Kudsman

This is OT, but Wisconsin is fiscally sound. I know that because when I turned in my State Income tax return, they sent me my refund in THREE days. I have never had it back so fast. Three weeks, or three months, under Doyle. But THREE days made me sit up and take notice.

Scott Walker is my hero.


19 posted on 06/08/2012 5:46:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ScottinVA
And the most beautiful part of all this is... Obama and the dems never knew this could come to pass.

I think they had an idea the Tea folks might have an influence in politics in this country. That's why they have been trying to vilify us for the last couple of years. Now as the movement becomes more influential we have to be aware that the entrenched GOPe will be looking to marginalize the Tea Party as well.

20 posted on 06/08/2012 7:52:08 AM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: C210N
No, the tea party tactics are NOT thug/Alinsky tactics. It’s has been, it is, and it should be a BIG differentiator.

The dinosaurs can call it what they wish, doesn't mean it's true. Kind of like Liberal tolerance. But as more people enter the trenches beside the Tea folks, word of mouth and networking let even more know that we are simply Liberty minded men and women, (and probably a few of the confused), that love the country for the principles it was founded upon.

21 posted on 06/08/2012 8:00:53 AM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: BigEdLB
But I didn't hear about any County GOP Official with a ballot box in the trunk of his car (snicker)

shhhhhh. We were hoping nobody noticed that./ sarc

22 posted on 06/08/2012 8:04:02 AM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Agreed FRiend. Please remember Tea folks in your prayers. Thanks in advance:)


23 posted on 06/08/2012 8:06:48 AM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Well, if they prove to continue being statists, they can be replaced. That’s what this is all about, giving American voters an alternative to the lesser of two evils.


24 posted on 06/08/2012 8:10:43 AM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: ryan71

You got it. That’s why they will continue to dislocate their shoulders patting themselves on the back. Their smug arrogance can’t fathom how us knuckle dragging trailer dwellers could do anything without their guidance.


25 posted on 06/08/2012 8:17:49 AM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: Kudsman

I’ll never forget how shocked liberals were when conservatives first began using their tatics against them. Everything from calling liberals stupid while listing their failures to calling them racists while listing their doctrines of anti-white male hatred and discrimination.

Also, protesting and counter protesting! There was a time when only leftists protested which gave the impression that leftists were powerful and popular - with no real opposition.


26 posted on 06/08/2012 10:48:38 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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