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Posted on 08/10/2011 1:45:45 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Walker recall expected to proceed By: David Catanese August 10, 2011 11:53 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. Democrats are forging ahead with efforts to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker next year, one day after losing four of six recall elections to oust GOP state senators.
The Tuesday night losses left Democrats a single seat short of overturning GOP control of the states upper chamber, though Democratic officials and operatives on the ground insisted Wednesday that their two wins in Republican-leaning areas exposed Walkers weaknesses.
If we can do all of this against entrenched Republicans on their own turf, imagine our success when all of Wisconsin can have its voice heard on Gov. Walkers extreme, divisive agenda, Wisconsin state party chairman Mike Tate wrote in a memo to reporters Wednesday.
The historic gains made tonight to restore balance and accountability to our state, and restore Wisconsin values, will continue when the entire state weighs in on the November 2012 elections and with the recall of Scott Walker himself, Tate said.
Standing before a cheering crowd of partisans on the Majestic Theatre stage late Tuesday when it was still uncertain whether Democrats would flip control of the Senate an animated Tate was even more defiant: We will not stop, we will not rest, until we recall Scott Walker from the state of Wisconsin.
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Now that you mention it, I'm thinking we all pay for this sort of stuff. And regular elections, too. That $1B it took to elect Obama, for example. That money had to come from somewhere. For corporate contributions, it's built into the price of goods & services. And in any case, that's $1B that could have been put to use elsewhere (not to deny spin doctors have to eat, too).
That’s a whole bunch of teacher retirement money right down the ol’ outhouse pit.
Dumb and evil.
I hope the unions suck all of the money across the nation into this vain effort to unseat Governor Walker. I hope they depleat their entire elections fund for this effort. Voters now have the “last channel” button and voice mail. They will avoid the union media barrage like the plague and vote more of their toady bums out next time.
Since the gov’t will no longer be witholding union dues, I’d expect the unions to be short on cash by then.
That poster screams: “Look for the Union Label and buy elsewhere.”
Wisconsin needs to remain vigilant: Republicans now have 17 and the socialist enemy has 16. One squishy RINO is all it takes to stop the good that Walker is doing.
In other news, the Wisconsin democrats continue their tantrums.
Next they’ll try holding their breath until everyone gives in to their demands!
That’s OK we’ll fight again and we’ll beat them again.
All these union morons from outside the State pumped a lot of money into our economy over the last 4 months for the honor of getting their asses kicked back home.
Bring more money for the next fight we’ll take that too.
We’ll have a monstrous budget surplus in no time :)
The Dems sure are having a tantrum your way.
Good luck over there.
can’t union member request a refund of their portion of their dues going for this fiasco?
Thanks for the ping! It’s very easy to get enough signatures for a recall in Wisconsin but all I can say is BRING IT ON! We will win a recall by a landslide.
These people define the word “insanity.”
we’ll see how they feel about that if we knock out the two Dems in the recall next week
Screw you Mike Tate and the horse you rode in on.
Here in New York, the people would vote for a narcoleptic guinea pig, so I can’t really say much about elections.
It’s just that the childish tantrums by the politicians out your way, I can easily see that happening here in New York should the voters buy a clue.
Only here, the unions would crush us.
New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEIU.
But good news from your way does give me some hope.
Got to remember to write a check to “Walker for Governor
No, although that is what they want you to believe. Every one of these senators was in a district that Obama carried by significant margins in 2008. They assumed there were enough Dems and independents to make the difference.
If you look at the 2 seats they actually did win back, in one district, Obama carried the 2008 vote by over 20%. In the other district, the GOP senator was recently caught cheating on his wife with a 20-something staffer. While that would not be a negative for a Dem, GOP voters have a higher moral standard, and voted him out (but only by 1100 votes). Also, this district was made more GOP friendly in the recent redistricting, so the GOP will get it back in 2012.
Is it one or two years he has to be in office before he can be recalled. If it’s two they can’t have the vote until two years AFTER he was sworn in.