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Wisconsin Recall Sputters
Front Page Mag ^ | May 9th, 2012 | Jacob Laskin

Posted on 05/10/2012 7:09:14 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch

That sound you hear may be the sputtering of Wisconsin Democrats and public-sector unions’ campaign to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker. On Tuesday, Democrats went to the polls to choose a candidate to square off against Walker in next month’s recall election. But the union-led opposition’s hopes that the standard bearer would be a Big Labor darling were dashed with the election of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, rather than the unions’ preferred candidate, Democratic operative Kathleen Falk. Falk’s defeat marks only the latest setback for a recall campaign that is increasingly running out of steam.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: kathleenfalk; milwaukee; scottwalker; tombarrett; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 05/10/2012 7:09:17 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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To: CaptainKrunch; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

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2 posted on 05/10/2012 7:18:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: CaptainKrunch

I wonder just how many millions the Unions have blown between all the recall attempts, court battles and the failed OWS crap. I suppose if there is any upside, their coffers should be pretty low going into the fall, I don’t see them dropping another $150 million on Obama like they did in ‘08.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 7:21:25 AM PDT by apillar
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To: CaptainKrunch

I am convinced Walker will win in the recall and all the unions will have to show for the recall effort will be empty coffers for the presidential election in November.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 7:22:14 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: The Great RJ

Walker will emerge as the Republican standard-bearer when all is said and done....all they are doing is making him even stronger.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 7:23:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: The Great RJ

I see no problem with your theory.. :)


6 posted on 05/10/2012 7:24:19 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: dfwgator
Palin/Walker 2012!

OOPS!

7 posted on 05/10/2012 7:25:05 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: CaptainKrunch

One does wonder how much Barret’s heart will be in it, particularly if Walker opens up in the polls, versus Falk being bought and paid for and willing to get ugly. Barret may not want to sh^t the nest given he has an eye on Johnson’s Senate seat. I don’t think Feingold will run again, ever.


8 posted on 05/10/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: eCSMaster

Amen to that!


9 posted on 05/10/2012 7:28:13 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: The Great RJ

love that predict!!!


10 posted on 05/10/2012 7:39:46 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: CaptainKrunch

Walker 2016


11 posted on 05/10/2012 7:41:15 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: CaptainKrunch

Memo to rich socialists and union thugs:

Keep pouring money into Wisconsin!

Victory is near!


12 posted on 05/10/2012 7:45:51 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: eCSMaster
Palin/Walker 2012!

Prediction: Scott Walker will survive. He may even go on to become a senator. But the Left will find a way to destroy his reputation so that he can't go any further.

They did a masterful job on Rick Santorum to deny him re-election in Pennsylvania. They buried Sarah Palin.

It's what's wrong with the US political system when 1 side has exclusive control of the Media and all we have is the echo-chamber of our own on-line blogs & forums.

Sorry for the downer. Having a rough morning.

13 posted on 05/10/2012 7:47:26 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: apillar

Of course, the Dems and Unions always have the court to declare any significant reforms unconstitutional...the battle is not over.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 7:51:14 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Tallguy
Well, they (the Left Destruction Machine) did a pretty good job on Herman Cain too.

How I wish these destroyers would get a taste of their own medicine - although Elizabeth Warren seems to be getting some now.

15 posted on 05/10/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: CaptainKrunch

The union leadership is not worried because the main goal of “legit” funneling of massive amounts of union members money into their pockets is going just fine.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 7:58:29 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: eCSMaster

The problem with liberals like Elizabeth Warren is that they are like the “Un-Dead”. You can’t kill them (or their political careers to be precise). She’ll pop up at some NGO until the next Dem administration. Then she’ll be made ‘Czar’ of something so that she can by-pass Senate scrutiny where she might have to answer for this fraud in public.

In short, she will slide in a way that conservatives cannot.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 8:02:27 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Tallguy

IF they could destroy Walker’s reputation, they would have already done so. They did attempt to smear him over some actions of staffers, IIRC, but it went nowhere so fast, that I can’t even recall the allegations. They make up lies about his actions as Governor and those lies get swatted down w/the truth.

Scott Walker really is a nice guy who has values and character and lives them.

At my polling place, which is predominately donk-leaning, only 1/2 the registered voters had voted as of 7:pm. We also have about 100 eligible voters (by age) who are old order Amish and who never vote. No ID, of course, but we did have to sign the roll. Back in 2010, people were bringing in their kids who had just turned 18. We had ID, I think, for that election, and we had to sign the roll, but I noticed that all first-time voters were noted as such on the master list.

To clear up a conservative media meme that Republicans had no reason to vote: we did. We were all informed that the donks had placed a challenger to Walker on the Republican side and were urged to vote to make sure the unions didn’t run an Operation Chaos to beat Walker in the primary.


18 posted on 05/10/2012 8:11:12 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: StAnDeliver

Another question would be how much the Union’s heart is in helping Barret after this defeat of their candidate. Dem can’t win without the Unions. They are the only ones who wanted this recall in the first place.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 8:13:48 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: reformedliberal
IF they could destroy Walker’s reputation, they would have already done so.

All that shows is that Walker is a stand-up guy. But that doesn't preclude further attacks.

They'll fabricate something... that will take time. With Rick Santorum it was his children's homeschooling and his residence. That resonated in the unionized state of Pennsylvania.

Look how long it took them to grind Sarah Palin down. That didn't happen overnite.

20 posted on 05/10/2012 8:17:04 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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