Final days of Wisconsin governor's recall race offers contrast in campaign styles

May 25, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Star Tribune

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker visits Spancrete for a ceremony announcing the creation of 30 new jobs on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Valders, Wis.

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Yes indeed, Governor Walker Wisconsin Ranger has the union elite in a tailspin. Some of the rank and file march in lockstep like useful idiots while other members have found Governor Walker Wisconsin Ranger's union policy to be a-otae Buckwheat.
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Yes the final days of public employees union power in WI.These are employees that depend on TAX PAYER money to have a job and have no right to demand anything from the people.I*m all for PRIVATE business unions representing their members but these tax payer dependent workers can go take a hike with their demands.
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Governor Walker looks to be moving out soon...Barret had him shaking on TV tonight!
No amount of out of state money will keep this guy in office!
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Hey Pal wrote:
Governor Walker looks to be moving out soon...Barret had him shaking on TV tonight!
No amount of out of state money will keep this guy in office!
Actually, it's the huge Union lobbyist money that dominates this campaign. If Walker wins, they could lose the Whitehouse. The problem the union has is that they behaved so badly in this debate that the voters see so clearly that Walker helped them.

The drive to remove him is from a very small minority, driven by a powerful activist group.(unions). Who are controlled by a small group of people who take advantage of their members. Seriously, only about 1100 people would benefit from his removal, while millions would suffer with his defeat.
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May 26, 2012
 
millions would suffer with his defeat..?????

hahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahah hahahahhahha

BULLSHIT.

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Lets recap the republican agenda, shall we.

Republicans are against, public lands, stem cell research, unions, gays, right to choose, wemons equal rights,unemployment insurance,badgercare for children,Reduced school lunch program, social security, hummmm ---

Republicans are in favor of tax cuts for millionaires.
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May 26, 2012
 
millions would suffer with his defeat..?????
hahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahah hahahahhahha
BULLSHIT.
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Lets recap the republican agenda, shall we.
Republicans are against, public lands, stem cell research, unions, gays, right to choose, wemons equal rights,unemployment insurance,badgercare for children,Reduced school lunch program, social security, hummmm ---
Republicans are in favor of tax cuts for millionaires.
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Rejection of health care fundsIn January 2012, Walker returned a $37.6 million federal grant meant to set up a health exchange in Wisconsin after he received criticism from conservatives for helping to set up the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[81] Walker explained that "Stopping the encroachment of ObamaCare in our state, which has the potential to have a devastating impact on Wisconsin's economy, is a top priority."[82]
Walker also rejected an $11 million federal grant designed to improve Medicaid enrollment systems for the poor.[81
WOW.
And not to mention the 60,000 adults and the 30,000 kids who no longer have badgercare,
Seems to me we pay for his healthcare now dont we,
Vote the republicans out of office,
The Truth

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May 26, 2012
 
Politaca fact''Since Scott Walker took office as governor in January 2011, there has been an increase of 33,200 jobs in Wisconsin;; mostly a false statment;;Numbers aren't fake, but they're also far from firm.

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Wisconsin lost more jobs over the past 12 months than any other state." Dead last, A true statement.
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Promise: Create 10,000 new businesses
Update: By the best measure available, there has been a net loss

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Walker and the republican agenda are no good for the working people of wisconsin.

No good for the disadvantaged.

No good for the comman man.

great for the millionaires and billionaires who pay for there politics.

Lets give Wisconsin back to the people
David Obey

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May 26, 2012
 
wish con sin again!!!
The Voice

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May 26, 2012
 
Mr Republican wrote:
millions would suffer with his defeat..?????
hahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahah hahahahhahha
BULLSHIT.
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Lets recap the republican agenda, shall we.
Republicans are against, public lands, stem cell research, unions, gays, right to choose, wemons equal rights,unemployment insurance,badgercare for children,Reduced school lunch program, social security, hummmm ---
Republicans are in favor of tax cuts for millionaires.
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Now that's a load of bullshit. But it is what the Democrats are telling you. You're just to dumb to see their lies. Republicans support public lands with projects to maintain them. They don't let extremists stop them from creating jobs and much needed energy.
Right to choose? other than a poorly stated, overly broad comment, this really has no meaning. But Republicans are for less government and everyone's right to choose and not have the Government telling them, what to eat, what to drink, how to dress, etc... Unlike Democrats and their constant freedom limiting legistlation.

Women's equal rights? I've never heard any Republican make any comment to support your statement, but feel free to post one.

I know nothing about Unemployment insurance or Badgercare, but feel free to explain

and Social Security? seriously? Republicans are trying to save it. Democrats are more than willing to let it die by doing nothing. It IS GOING AWAY UNDER THE CURRENT STRUCTURE. and Democrats fight any attempt to help fund it.
The Truth

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May 27, 2012
 
The Voice wrote:
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Now that's a load of bullshit. But it is what the Democrats are telling you. You're just to dumb to see their lies. Republicans support public lands with projects to maintain them. They don't let extremists stop them from creating jobs and much needed energy.
Right to choose? other than a poorly stated, overly broad comment, this really has no meaning. But Republicans are for less government and everyone's right to choose and not have the Government telling them, what to eat, what to drink, how to dress, etc... Unlike Democrats and their constant freedom limiting legistlation.
Women's equal rights? I've never heard any Republican make any comment to support your statement, but feel free to post one.
I know nothing about Unemployment insurance or Badgercare, but feel free to explain
and Social Security? seriously? Republicans are trying to save it. Democrats are more than willing to let it die by doing nothing. It IS GOING AWAY UNDER THE CURRENT STRUCTURE. and Democrats fight any attempt to help fund it.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has hired James Kroll, a Texan, as his new white-tailed deer trustee. In that job, Kroll will analyze and recommended changes to Wisconsin’s deer management program.

Kroll doesn't believe in public lands. Apparently he doesn't believe ordinary citizens should be able to hunt deer, either.

According to the Lodi Valley News, Kroll said,

...people who call for more public hunting opportunities are “pining for socialism.” He further states,“(Public) Game management is the last bastion of communism."
The Badger Democracy blog had some biting words for the deer czar:

The public lands Kroll despises include the state parks, state and national forests, and other publicly held property that hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites—particularly in the northern part of the state—rely on for deer hunting. Hunters on public land may be surprised to discover that Walker regards their annual trek into a state forest as a radical left wing activity akin to marching in a May Day parade in Red Square. But so it is.
If Kroll gets his way, public land hunters will get the shaft. The deer herd no longer would be managed as a public resource, but as the private property of wealthy landowners. Wisconsin will become like Europe, where hunting is the privilege of the wealthy.

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In 2010, George W. Bush said his greatest failure was not privatizing Social Security even though doing so in 2005 would have left tens-of-millions of retired Americans without security in their old age after the stock market crashed in 2008. Bush’s regret at not destroying Social Security when he had the opportunity informs the level of contempt conservatives have for the American people and it seemed that Republicans learned their lesson, but their obsession with the New Deal prevents them from learning. Perhaps Republicans are competing with each other to be the conservative hero that gets even with Progressives for creating Social Security, and if presidential hopeful Willard “Mitt” Romney wins the nomination and presidency, he promises to be the hero that destroys Social Security.
Romney resorts to every conservative hero’s tactic of lying to promote an agenda that harms millions of Americans. At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Romney resorted to lying to promote privatizing Social Security. Willard said,“We’re going to have to recognize that Social Security and Medicare are unsustainable and we can’t afford to avoid these entitlement challenges any longer.” It is a typical Republican lie that Bush used in 2005, and the truth is that without any adjustments, Social Security will remain solvent for the next thirty years or more.

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Romney resorts to every conservative hero’s tactic of lying to promote an agenda that harms millions of Americans. At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Romney resorted to lying to promote privatizing Social Security. Willard said,“We’re going to have to recognize that Social Security and Medicare are unsustainable and we can’t afford to avoid these entitlement challenges any longer.” It is a typical Republican lie that Bush used in 2005, and the truth is that without any adjustments, Social Security will remain solvent for the next thirty years or more. Romney also lied when he said current retirees would not see a change in their benefits under his plan. During the same speech, Romney promised to increase defense spending, give the wealthiest 1% approximately $6.7 trillion in tax cuts, and slash “entitlement” spending that surely includes Medicare and Social Security as part of his balanced budget farce.

Then there is this recurring “Social Security is an entitlement” meme that Republicans use to portray the program as welfare. Every working American pays 6.2% of every dollar they earn into the Social Security Trust. The rate decreased by 1% as part of President Obama’s payroll tax holiday except for wealthy Americans like Romney who pays on only the first .5% of his income because his earnings exceed the current $110,100 cap. If Romney is concerned that Social Security is in jeopardy of running out of funds, his Republican pals can eliminate the cap on payroll tax contributions and keep the Trust bloated with cash forever. Every other American pays Social Security tax on 100% of their income and with the median income at $49,909, over 90% of Americans would never reach the cap limit.

Romney just wants to transfer approximately $2.7 trillion in surplus assets in the Social Security Trust Fund to Wall Street to enrich himself and other high-income investors. A typical conservative ploy to convince Americans Social Security does not work is to label it a failure and a fraud and Romney said,“To put it in a nutshell, the American people have been effectively defrauded out of their Social Security,” and that there is a “looming bankruptcy of Social Security.” Willard just doesn’t get that Social Security is popular with nearly every American (especially older tea party-supporting white voters) because it works and that is one reason why he is losing popularity by the second. Willard, like nearly all conservatives, also parrots the fallacy that Social Security is adding to the nation’s debt, but in accordance with the Trust’s rules, Social Security is forbidden from taking one penny from the government for administrative costs or benefit payments. It is a self-sufficient program that not only works well, but is extremely popular.

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Are you really so stupid that you cannot understand that the republicans are oblivious to the comman man and the middleclass,?
The Truth

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Politaca fact''Since Scott Walker took office as governor in January 2011, there has been an increase of 33,200 jobs in Wisconsin;; mostly a false statment;;Numbers aren't fake, but they're also far from firm.

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Wisconsin lost more jobs over the past 12 months than any other state." Dead last, A true statement.
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Promise: Create 10,000 new businesses
Update: By the best measure available, there has been a net loss

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Walker and the republican agenda are no good for the working people of wisconsin.

No good for the disadvantaged.

No good for the comman man.

great for the millionaires and billionaires who pay for there politics.

Lets give Wisconsin back to the people
The Truth

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Now that's a load of bullshit. But it is what the Democrats are telling you. You're just to dumb to see their lies. Republicans support public lands with projects to maintain them. They don't let extremists stop them from creating jobs and much needed energy.
Right to choose? other than a poorly stated, overly broad comment, this really has no meaning. cUnlike Democrats and their constant freedom limiting legistlation.
Women's equal rights? I've never heard any Republican make any comment to support your statement, but feel free to post one.
I know nothing about Unemployment insurance or Badgercare, but feel free to explain
and Social Security? seriously? Republicans are trying to save it. Democrats are more than willing to let it die by doing nothing. It IS GOING AWAY UNDER THE CURRENT STRUCTURE. and Democrats fight any attempt to help fund it.
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QUOTE' But Republicans are for less government and everyone's right to choose and not have the Government telling them, what to eat, what to drink, how to dress, etc...

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This article is a few weeks old but I just came across it while researching something related.

It discusses a bill that allows school districts in Florida to basically create dress codes (something that they already have the power to do). Can we look at the two very stupid things Republican legislators said in support of the bill:

•“This [is a ] pro-family, pro-education, pro-jobs bill”
•“There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute and her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students.

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