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Walker recall expected to proceed
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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 state’s upper chamber, though Democratic officials and operatives on the ground insisted Wednesday that their two wins in Republican-leaning areas exposed Walker’s 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. Walker’s 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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; elections; liberalfascism; obama; ofa; seiu; trumpka; unioncorruption; unions; walker; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 08/10/2011 1:45:48 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

If they want to waste their money, go right ahead.


2 posted on 08/10/2011 1:49:03 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Sub-Driver

Don Quixote just fell off his horse.


3 posted on 08/10/2011 1:49:05 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sure glad I don’t have to foot the bill for this ridiculous farce.


4 posted on 08/10/2011 1:49:32 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: Sub-Driver

God remains watching over WI and our TEA Party Republicans.

Hate shall not prevail.


5 posted on 08/10/2011 1:49:40 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Recall Walker and restore fiscal insanity.
6 posted on 08/10/2011 1:49:40 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bring it......dufus


7 posted on 08/10/2011 1:49:40 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Sub-Driver

Walker has a head start using the governors office to promote the benefits of what he accomplished, as long as they continue to be visible,

Seeing Walker survive a recall will kill those socialists


8 posted on 08/10/2011 1:51:06 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: onyx

You are right.


9 posted on 08/10/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

The more money the Dems, unions, and other left-wing agents spend on low value projects like these recall elections, the less money they’ll have in their warchest for real elections.

It makes me think that some union members are really Republicans in disguise.


10 posted on 08/10/2011 1:51:51 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Sub-Driver

The parasites are now attacking the host, openly. Unions are the vehicle to ruin our nation and bankrupt us, wholly.

Recall Walker? You Soros-tard.


11 posted on 08/10/2011 1:52:10 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hate Wisconsin Nazis.


12 posted on 08/10/2011 1:53:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Sub-Driver

The deranged left believes Walker kills teachers

Wisconsin Teacher in Apparent Suicide, “Distraught” Over Walker’s Cuts
http://www.progressive.org/wx0317b11.html
Jeri-Lynn Betts, an early childhood teacher in the Watertown, Wisconsin, school district, died on March 8 of an apparent suicide.

A colleague says she was “very distraught” over Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on public sector workers and public education.


13 posted on 08/10/2011 1:54:09 PM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sweet.
Burn Baraq’s campaign bucks on this fruitless quest.


14 posted on 08/10/2011 1:54:09 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Sub-Driver
What we're up against.

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15 posted on 08/10/2011 1:54:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Sub-Driver

The sore losers are slow learners!


16 posted on 08/10/2011 1:54:52 PM PDT by proudpapa (Palin-West - 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

A fool and his money is soon departed.


17 posted on 08/10/2011 1:56:24 PM PDT by linn37
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To: Sub-Driver
I noticed that their apparently planning to combine the recall election with the 2012 general election. I thought they had so much momentum that they wanted his recall a.s.a.p? Doesn't look like such a vote of confidence for this happening.

And if either of the Rupubs unseats a Dem senator next week, a recall attempt will be suicide.

18 posted on 08/10/2011 1:56:24 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Sub-Driver
entrenched Republicans on their own turf

I see. So the six recalls they pursued were against Republicans in safe GOP seats, they left the Republicans in swing districts alone.

That's a really smart strategy.

19 posted on 08/10/2011 1:57:20 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Sub-Driver

If they intend to seriously mount an effort to recall a man that just flipped a major financial defect into a surplus, then we are VERY close to them resorting to full blown violence. I would honestly expect the full monty to start upon failure of the recall if not sooner.

If they cannot get him recalled then that is their only option and I have no doubt they will take it. I’m really surprised that rioting didn’t start last night to be honest.


20 posted on 08/10/2011 1:57:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: chris37
I’m sure glad I don’t have to foot the bill for this ridiculous farce.

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).

21 posted on 08/10/2011 1:57:55 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s a whole bunch of teacher retirement money right down the ol’ outhouse pit.

Dumb and evil.


22 posted on 08/10/2011 1:59:43 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


23 posted on 08/10/2011 2:01:42 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Since the gov’t will no longer be witholding union dues, I’d expect the unions to be short on cash by then.


24 posted on 08/10/2011 2:01:42 PM PDT by umgud
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To: cripplecreek

That poster screams: “Look for the Union Label and buy elsewhere.”


25 posted on 08/10/2011 2:04:18 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: fwdude

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.


26 posted on 08/10/2011 2:05:21 PM PDT by LifePath
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To: Sub-Driver

In other news, the Wisconsin democrats continue their tantrums.
Next they’ll try holding their breath until everyone gives in to their demands!


27 posted on 08/10/2011 2:06:13 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Sub-Driver

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 :)


28 posted on 08/10/2011 2:07:20 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Jean S

Ping.
The Dems sure are having a tantrum your way.
Good luck over there.


29 posted on 08/10/2011 2:07:41 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Sub-Driver

can’t union member request a refund of their portion of their dues going for this fiasco?


30 posted on 08/10/2011 2:09:12 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MNlurker
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.

They've spent a lot of time running all over the midwest. We had teachers (and students) from Wisconsin protesting at the capital in Lansing Michigan too.
31 posted on 08/10/2011 2:10:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Darksheare

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.


32 posted on 08/10/2011 2:10:57 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Sub-Driver

These people define the word “insanity.”


33 posted on 08/10/2011 2:12:07 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Sub-Driver

we’ll see how they feel about that if we knock out the two Dems in the recall next week


34 posted on 08/10/2011 2:12:11 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: fwdude
I noticed that their apparently planning to combine the recall election with the 2012 general election. I thought they had so much momentum that they wanted his recall a.s.a.p? Doesn't look like such a vote of confidence for this happening.

It might also cost Obama Wisconsin. GOP turnout was massive and now they know that they can't beat it even using out of state help, that won't be available in a general. So if they get the GOP fired up to defend Walker they may just find themselves bringing out a lot of conservatives on a day when Obama would just as well they stayed at home.
35 posted on 08/10/2011 2:15:39 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Screw you Mike Tate and the horse you rode in on.


36 posted on 08/10/2011 2:17:02 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Jean S

Welcome!
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.


37 posted on 08/10/2011 2:18:04 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Got to remember to write a check to “Walker for Governor


38 posted on 08/10/2011 2:20:41 PM PDT by feralcat
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To: wideawake
So the six recalls they pursued were against Republicans in safe GOP seats, they left the Republicans in swing districts alone.

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.

39 posted on 08/10/2011 2:21:16 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: fwdude

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.


40 posted on 08/10/2011 2:22:34 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Terry Mross

One


41 posted on 08/10/2011 2:30:15 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: longtermmemmory
can’t union member request a refund of their portion of their dues going for this fiasco?

Yes, and no. Yes, in the sense that they can request a refund of the "official PAC monies" (which, out of the $700+/year dues I was paying in 2002, when I withdrew from the Wisconsin Teacher's Association, was about $17); no, in the sense that the "quiet political monies" (i.e. union dues used for "voter education materials" [carefully worded to maximize the attractiveness of liberal positions], "get out the vote efforts" [ditto], etc.), which estimates place between $200-$400 out of the $700+, won't be refunded.

The only way to keep all of the money out of union hands (at least, until Gov. Walker's God-send of a reform package--I left the public schools before that took effect, so I'm not sure how that plays out, now) is (was?) to file as a religious objector, and have all of your union dues diverted to a charity.
42 posted on 08/10/2011 2:34:24 PM PDT by paladinan (Rule #1: There is a God. Rule #2: It isn't you.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

where’s the contribution link?


43 posted on 08/10/2011 2:36:18 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: paladinan

Whoops... correction: it was the Wisconsin Education Association (WEA) that I left. I mixed it up with the AFT, which was the union when I worked in Illinois. :)


44 posted on 08/10/2011 2:40:07 PM PDT by paladinan (Rule #1: There is a God. Rule #2: It isn't you.)
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To: Terry Mross
WI pols can be recalled after one year in office. Sounds like the process of gathering petition signatures can't be started until then, so effectively it's a little longer.

The thugocrats' initial talk was getting Walker recalled early in 2012, the first chance he is eligible for a recall. They're backing off of this now, which bodes well for Walker.

45 posted on 08/10/2011 2:41:10 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: LifePath
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.

I'm hoping next Tuesday will restore the initial advantage to the Republicans. Please donate to Steitz and Simac if you can.

One other benefit if we can knock off the two Dems next week is that we'll be likely trading marginal, moderate Republicans for much more conservative ones.

46 posted on 08/10/2011 2:47:34 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: fwdude

“If they want to waste their money, go right ahead.”

and on a side note, it does help the economy now doesn’t it....Hotels, Restaurants,advertising and the list goes on... hahaha Have at it union orgs.


47 posted on 08/10/2011 2:51:39 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Steamburg
That poster screams: “Look for the Union Label and buy elsewhere.”

I think I'll listen. I don't want to put Americans out of work, but I'm tired of watching these thugs wreck our country with their greed and hate.

48 posted on 08/10/2011 2:53:12 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: wideawake

Au contraire. All of these Republicans up for re-election yesteday were in iffy Districts. All were in districts that elected Obama in 2008 (except — perhaps — Alberta). Since Alberta Darling’s district combines several Assembly districts, some of her district went for Obama and a small part elected McCain!


49 posted on 08/10/2011 2:54:35 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Sub-Driver
This is why one must admire the left. They never give up! They never surrender! Their goals are clear and executed. In the words of Lenin "three steps forward two steps back." Many years ago they captured the education establishment, music, art, motion pictures, the news media, local government.All prestigious foundations fell under their control allowing them to distribute honors.

They formed a coalition of blacks, aliens, homosexuals, asiatics, non-christians which is within millimeters of establishing total control of all aspects of our daily lives right down to what people eat. They have captured the courts, the congress and the executive and are daily placing their members in positions of authority. The coalition is seizing the economy for the exclusive benefit of its members. They have passed laws preventing discussion of their misrule: i.e. "Hate Crime" laws, laws taking control of access to private property and employment. They are even gaining control of the decision to allow the innocent to live or die.

They are not afraid to beat the Holy H*ll out of any potential opposition. They can call forth a mob in seconds and with one word send the mob home.

It does not look good for our side. The conservative has produced no person or group of persons effective against the abovementioned.

50 posted on 08/10/2011 2:55:40 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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