The Recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is Off to a Good Start

  • creature

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    Nov 20, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    It has only been four days since the start of signature collection, and already more than 105,000 Wisconsin residents have added their name to the petition for Scott Walker's removal.

    The petitioners have until January 17th, 2012 to collect 540,000 signatures.

    http://sussex.patch.com/articles/recall-governor-scott-walker-rally-in-wisconsin-capitol-draws-25-000-to-30-000

    Today's rally at the capitol had between 25,000 to 30,000 participants. Many who are members of unions or their supporters. If Ohio voters' rejection of Republican-backed anti-union measures is any indication that conservatives overreached their power, Walker can expect to find himself kicked to the curb. For good reason.
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    Nov 20, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    creature saidIt has only been four days since the start of signature collection, and already more than 105,000 Wisconsin residents have added their name to the petition for Scott Walker's removal.

    The petitioners have until January 17th, 2012 to collect 540,000 signatures.

    http://sussex.patch.com/articles/recall-governor-scott-walker-rally-in-wisconsin-capitol-draws-25-000-to-30-000

    Today's rally at the capitol had between 25,000 to 30,000 participants. Many who are members of unions or their supporters. If Ohio voters' rejection of Republican-backed anti-union measures is any indication that conservatives overreached their power, Walker can expect to find himself kicked to the curb. For good reason.
    Have a good friend in Janesville..

    After the shutdown in Ohio a week and a half ago.. it reinforced their determination!
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    Nov 20, 2011 2:43 PM GMT
    Good Riddance to the kock brother's Bad Rubbish!!



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    Nov 20, 2011 3:50 PM GMT
    Useless waste of taxpayer money and it will be a miserable failure. Even if he's recalled he will most likely get reelected.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 20, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    Why recall a politician that has taken a strong stand against these corrupt, greedy public employee unions who act like everything is an entitlementicon_question.gif
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    Nov 20, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidUseless waste of taxpayer money and it will be a miserable failure. Even if he's recalled he will most likely get reelected.
    Huh? If the voters VOTE to 'recall' which means to fire, how in the hell do you think they'd vote him right back in?

    Your twink brain just cant fathom that can it? Are you absolutely sure you're not on tina or something?
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    Nov 20, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidWhy recall a politician that has taken a strong stand against these corrupt, greedy public employee unions who act like everything is an entitlementicon_question.gif


    It's called a democracy.
    Side with the greedy corporatists over working families, get shown the door.
    Bye-bye Governor Walker. It couldn't happen to a nicer douche.

    But don't feel too bad for the soon-to-be unemployed Walker -- he'll be embraced by the right wing corruption machine, probably ending up with a lucrative gig on Fox News. They all do.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 20, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    Here is some important, little tidbits for you extremist, liberal hens. Several of these "working families" have been living way beyond their means for many years. Especially the families of unionized public employees, most of them act like all their generous benefits are a lawful entitlement that can never be cut in tight economic times and that taxpayers have to bite the bullet to fund these entitlements. I say shit on that. I agree that the wealthy corporate elite should be forced to pay their fair share to society but at the same token, these unionized public employees need to realize that there are no guaranteed entitlements and that they should be thankful to have a fulltime job because there are many people who are unemployed, starving, and on the street. I hope that Governor Scott Walker survives this foolhardy recall election.
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    Nov 20, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidHere is some important, little tidbits for you extremist, liberal hens. Several of these "working families" have been living way beyond their means for many years. Especially the families of unionized public employees, most of them act like all their generous benefits are a lawful entitlement that can never be cut in tight economic times and that taxpayers have to bite the bullet to fund these entitlements. I say shit on that. I agree that the wealthy corporate elite should be forced to pay their fair share to society but at the same token, these unionized public employees need to realize that there are no guaranteed entitlements and that they should be thankful to have a fulltime job because there are many people who are unemployed, starving, and on the street. I hope that Governor Scott Walker survives this foolhardy recall election.
    Here is some important, little tidbits for you extremist, liberal hens. Several of these "GOP families" have been living way beyond their means for many years. Especially the families of GOP party itself, most of them act like all their generous benefits are a lawful entitlement that can never be cut in tight economic times and that taxpayers have to bite the bullet to fund these entitlements. I say shit on that. I agree that the wealthy corporate elite should be forced to pay their fair share to society but at the same token, these GOP employees need to realize that there are no guaranteed entitlements and that they should be thankful to have a fulltime job because there are many people who are unemployed, starving, and on the street. I hope that Governor Scott Walker survives this foolhardy recall election.


    Changed a word or two..
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    Nov 20, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidHere is some important, little tidbits for you extremist, liberal hens. Several of these "working families" have been living way beyond their means for many years. Especially the families of unionized public employees, most of them act like all their generous benefits are a lawful entitlement that can never be cut in tight economic times and that taxpayers have to bite the bullet to fund these entitlements. I say shit on that. I agree that the wealthy corporate elite should be forced to pay their fair share to society but at the same token, these unionized public employees need to realize that there are no guaranteed entitlements and that they should be thankful to have a fulltime job because there are many people who are unemployed, starving, and on the street. I hope that Governor Scott Walker survives this foolhardy recall election.


    Based on existing polling he will survive. The nightmare scenario I think for a number of national democrats is that a failure on their part to unseat Walker would mean further momentum for the Republicans in the coming federal elections - which would be interesting to watch as a result. Polling suggests a lot of people are already frustrated with the recalls which further jeopardizes the chances of a Democratic win in Wisconsin.
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    Nov 20, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
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    roadbikeRob saidHere is some important, little tidbits for you extremist, liberal hens. Several of these "working families" have been living way beyond their means for many years. Especially the families of unionized public employees, most of them act like all their generous benefits are a lawful entitlement that can never be cut in tight economic times and that taxpayers have to bite the bullet to fund these entitlements. I say shit on that. I agree that the wealthy corporate elite should be forced to pay their fair share to society but at the same token, these unionized public employees need to realize that there are no guaranteed entitlements and that they should be thankful to have a fulltime job because there are many people who are unemployed, starving, and on the street. I hope that Governor Scott Walker survives this foolhardy recall election.


    Based on existing polling he will survive. The nightmare scenario I think for a number of national democrats is that a failure on their part to unseat Walker would mean further momentum for the Republicans in the coming federal elections - which would be interesting to watch as a result. Polling suggests a lot of people are already frustrated with the recalls which further jeopardizes the chances of a Democratic win in Wisconsin.


    Which polls? The ones you pulled freshly from your ass?

    Walker is toast. All the Koch brothers money will not keep Humpty Scotty in his governors seat. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 20, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    I'd put my money on Walker staying in. Outside of Madison I really cant see these wackos getting many signatures. The people are fed up with the tax dollars being wasted.

    The state of Wisconsin is turning right. They elected Tea Party favorite Ron Johnson to the Senate last year, the GOP controls both state legislatures, and Popular Republican Tommy Thompson is the favorite to take retiring Democrat Herb Kohl's Senate seat next year.
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    Nov 21, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    Walker is toast. All the Koch brothers money will not keep Humpty Scotty in his governors seat...


    ... due to huge sums of money spent by Soros.


    Really? Let's see some data on your ridiculous Soros claims.

    Remember when you claimed Media Matters was funded by Soros despite his never having made a donation to them? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 21, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    WI resident here...

    A nice guy doesn't hire people to make trouble at a peaceful protest!

    Unions have agreed to pay cuts and benefit cuts, Walker flat out refuses to negotiate!

    Walker never said in his campaign that he was going to strip rights. *IE people that voted for him might also choose to recall him*

    He shut down DMV offices in Democratic areas after passing the Voter ID law. Making it harder for newer and younger voters, who typically vote democratic, to register.

    Basically he is attempting to eliminate the Democratic Parties ability to run and get elected to office. By removing the only big contributor of Democratic campaign funding (Unions), under false pretenses that we are in a debt crisis. When in fact we weren't...at the same time he said this, he also fired security guards who were in unions, under these same false circumstances, while hiring private security to replace them at a higher price. He was forced to rehire these security guards when it was ruled that he overstepped his authority once again.
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    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    Walker is toast. All the Koch brothers money will not keep Humpty Scotty in his governors seat...


    ... due to huge sums of money spent by Soros.


    Really? Let's see some data on your ridiculous Soros claims.

    Remember when you claimed Media Matters was funded by Soros despite his never having made a donation to them? icon_rolleyes.gif


    I provided citation for the Soros / Media Matters connection at the time, so please do look that thread up.

    As for the huge sums of money spent by Soros on the upcoming recall election - it only just started, so how can we show money that hasn't been spent yet?


    Incorrect. You lied (or rather regurgitated others' lies) about Soros for a long time. I work in fundraising and am pretty familiar with what major philanthropists like Soros do and don't fund.

    Where was the Soros money to defeat Walker in the first place? How much Soros money went into kicking the Repukes asses in Ohio? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 21, 2011 6:18 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    Incorrect. You lied (or rather regurgitated others' lies) about Soros for a long time. I work in fundraising and am pretty familiar with what major philanthropists like Soros do and don't fund.

    Where was the Soros money to defeat Walker in the first place? How much Soros money went into kicking the Repukes asses in Ohio? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Blah blah blah... lies... no evidence... blah blah blah... more lies less evidence


  • TrentGrad

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    Nov 21, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidWhy recall a politician that has taken a strong stand against these corrupt, greedy public employee unions who act like everything is an entitlementicon_question.gif


    ROFL!!!

    Do you even realize how ridiculous your statement sounded?

    For starters, don't the terms "employee" and "entitlement" kind of cancel one another out? I mean, after all, an "employee" WORKS for what he/she gets....their "entitlement" as you call it is the right for them to work out the best possible conditions of their employment.

    Your reference to "greed" would be laughable if it wasn't so hypocritical. I mean, lets overlook the obvious problem with what you've written (ie. that the banking industry and their greed was the primary catalyst behind the subprime mortgage crash)...the only reason the "public sector unions" look greedy at all is because corporate America has done so through a job of stagnating wages for working people, rolling back their benefits, and killing the middle class by moving their jobs to third world sweat shops in order to maximize profits to those corporations and the wealthy Americans who own them!

    Moreover, you talk about corruption...which made me laugh even harder after I remembered the story of Brian Deschane, a 26 year old college drop out with two drunk driving convictions, who was brought in by Scott Walker to oversee state environmental and regulatory issues. As it turned out, Brian's Daddy was apparently a big campaign contributor...so I'm wondering what you'd term "corruption" if you're willing to overlook that, and make an ambiguous charge of "corruption" against the union.

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/04/04/155583/scott-walker-hires-dropout/

    Sure, Mr. Deschane eventually quit...but the fact that he was hired at all actually reflects on Scott Walker.
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    Nov 21, 2011 6:44 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidHere is some important, little tidbits for you extremist blah, blah, blah....


    Sorry, did I misquote you?

    You said "important, little tidbits," but you really provided nothing more than typical BS conservative talking points. I was expecting you to provide links, and stats and so forth.

    I'm not entirely pro-Union, to be perfectly honest...when they call wildcat strikes that leave people in the lurch at the last moment, or when they decide to strike and they harass people who are already inconvenienced by their job action, they have overstepped their bounds.

    However having said that, the only reason the public sector looks so "entitled" as you call it...is because the private sector has become so undependable.

    Maybe conservative America should own up to the hatchet job it's done on the US middle class...for no reason EXCEPT to enrich the wealthy minority!

    We tend to forget that the whole reason social programs were designed was because governments in the Western nations were concerned that if the majority became totally disenfranchised by the economic system, they could turn to an economic system like communism, and orchestrate a rebellion like the Russian revolution.

    If you don't provide opportunities to people to better their lives, those days will come back...mark my words!

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    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    Walker is toast. All the Koch brothers money will not keep Humpty Scotty in his governors seat...


    ... due to huge sums of money spent by Soros.


    Really? Let's see some data on your ridiculous Soros claims.

    Remember when you claimed Media Matters was funded by Soros despite his never having made a donation to them? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Getting pretty blatant, Christian.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/onmedia/1010/Soros_gives_1_million_to_Media_Matters.html
    Soros gives $1 million to Media Matters

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/10/after_years_of_denying_connect.html
    After Years of Denying Connection With George Soros, Media Matters Accepts His $1 Million Donation

    http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/george-soros-fox-glenn/2010/10/20/id/374340
    Soros Gives $1 Million to Target Fox News ...is giving $1 million to Media Matters ...
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    Nov 21, 2011 10:50 AM GMT
    icon_cool.gif Sssshhhh SB and SoCal might actually Wake the Hell Up

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    The billionaire brothers whose political action committee gave Gov. Scott Walker $43,000 and helped fund a multi-million dollar attack ad campaign against his opponent during the 2010 gubernatorial election have quietly opened a lobbying office in Madison just off the Capitol Square.

    http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_7e8aa25a-3ec0-11e0-9923-001cc4c03286.html

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    mocktwinkie saidUseless waste of taxpayer money and it will be a miserable failure. Even if he's recalled he will most likely get reelected.
    Huh? If the voters VOTE to 'recall' which means to fire, how in the hell do you think they'd vote him right back in?

    Your twink brain just cant fathom that can it? Are you absolutely sure you're not on tina or something?


    Because all of the candidates that would have a chance if they ran against him have already announced that they aren't planning to run, hence some low-profile person who doesn't have the necessary clout will be up against Walker who does have a large block of supporters.

    And trust me, your brain is clearly atrophying faster than I can drug mine up.
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    socalfitness said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    Walker is toast. All the Koch brothers money will not keep Humpty Scotty in his governors seat...


    ... due to huge sums of money spent by Soros.


    Really? Let's see some data on your ridiculous Soros claims.

    Remember when you claimed Media Matters was funded by Soros despite his never having made a donation to them? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Getting pretty blatant, Christian.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/onmedia/1010/Soros_gives_1_million_to_Media_Matters.html
    Soros gives $1 million to Media Matters

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/10/after_years_of_denying_connect.html
    After Years of Denying Connection With George Soros, Media Matters Accepts His $1 Million Donation

    http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/george-soros-fox-glenn/2010/10/20/id/374340
    Soros Gives $1 Million to Target Fox News ...is giving $1 million to Media Matters ...


    The claims were made long before Soros ever made the donation. This was the first after multiple years of Faux and Beck claiming MM was funded largely by Soros and SB, of course, parroting those claims here.
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    mocktwinkie saidUseless waste of taxpayer money and it will be a miserable failure. Even if he's recalled he will most likely get reelected.
    Huh? If the voters VOTE to 'recall' which means to fire, how in the hell do you think they'd vote him right back in?

    Your twink brain just cant fathom that can it? Are you absolutely sure you're not on tina or something?


    Because all of the candidates that would have a chance if they ran against him have already announced that they aren't planning to run, hence some low-profile person who doesn't have the necessary clout will be up against Walker who does have a large block of supporters.

    And trust me, your brain is clearly atrophying faster than I can drug mine up.
    WHAT?

    Do you even read your own posts? There isn't one shred of sense whatsoever in this post. NONE. Now I KNOW you're on something.icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif You get more and more 'out there' with every new post! Yikes.
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    Nov 21, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    If walker is recalled, will twinkles head explode?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 26, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    Don't get your hopes too high catfish, Governor Scott Walker's recall is not going to succeed. It could come very close but it is not going to be successful.