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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorses Walker in recall race
Hot Air ^ | 20 May 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/20/2012 3:18:48 PM PDT by mandaladon

Same two candidates. Same newspaper. Same outcome. In the 2010 gubernatorial election in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorsed Scott Walker over the mayor of the city the newspaper serves, Tom Barrett. Yesterday, the paper praised and scolded both candidates, but wrote that nothing over the last two years gives the editors any reason to change their minds, and give plenty of criticism to the recall effort that forced the issue again (via Ann Althouse and Instapundit):

Walker’s rematch with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was prompted by one issue: Walker’s tough stance with the state’s public-employee unions. It’s inconceivable that the recall election would be occurring absent that. And a disagreement over a single policy is simply not enough to justify a vote against the governor.

A Marquette Law School Poll in January showed that many people in the Badger State agree. In that poll, 72% of Republicans, 44% of independents and 17% of Democrats said recalls should be limited to criminal wrongdoing. Republican state Rep. Robin Vos has proposed tightening the recall mechanism; he should continue to push for that after the election, regardless of who wins.

Even if you disagree with Walker’s policies, does that justify cutting short his term as governor? And if so, where does such logic lead? To more recall elections? More turmoil?

It’s time to end the bickering and get back to the business of the state. We’ve had our differences with the governor, but he deserves a chance to complete his term. We recommended him in 2010. We see no reason to change that recommendation. We urge voters to support Walker in the June 5 recall election.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; journalsentinel; milwaukee; robinvos; scottwalker; tombarrett; walker; wi2012; wisconsin
The editorial makes clear that this recall election is a joke, a completely unnecessary and expensive exercise......................All this because Obama and his union thugs want their way.
1 posted on 05/20/2012 3:18:53 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
The one sure way to teach a lesson to the monied interests (mainly Big Labor) who tried to buy a recall election is to make sure that they lose their shirts in the transaction...................So they won't have any money to help Zero
2 posted on 05/20/2012 3:22:11 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

The commie union goons should have to pay back to the taxpayers every penny that was wasted for this flippin’, commie ‘RAT fiasco.


3 posted on 05/20/2012 3:23:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: mandaladon
In that poll, 72% of Republicans, 44% of independents and 17% of Democrats said recalls should be limited to criminal wrongdoing.

Interesting.

4 posted on 05/20/2012 3:41:22 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mandaladon
If a nationalized union effort, with paid MSNBC cheerleaders, and Whitehouse coordination can't recall a Satanic Hitler Scab Governor in union friendly Wisconsin, it'll be a long time before the socialist millionaires and billionaires waste money on a project like that again. I mean...the planets were all aligned to the left...what could go wrong?
5 posted on 05/20/2012 4:00:25 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: afraidfortherepublic; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

I so, so hope that this recall election backfires in the face of the DemocRATS and public employee unions. Another Republican landslide there would be the ultimate in poetic justice.


6 posted on 05/20/2012 4:28:29 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

It will and it will.

And this will provide coattails for Mittens in November.

I can hear the pulsating sexuality of “Staying Alive” as I type...


7 posted on 05/20/2012 4:46:32 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: mandaladon

nobody reads editorials anyway, The paper will spend 99% of the time bashing Walker.


8 posted on 05/20/2012 5:14:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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In the Madistan Sunday fishwrap (State Journal) , I was greeted to a complete surprise. “Endless Recalls Hurt Wisconsin “.
In the Opinion page no less. Those mutts want us regular folks to believe its not “Their” fault the state is peeing away millions on these recall elections. We should all just get along until regular elections and deal with the regime.
Oh puke!


9 posted on 05/20/2012 5:32:54 PM PDT by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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10 posted on 05/20/2012 5:52:49 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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11 posted on 05/20/2012 5:53:39 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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12 posted on 05/20/2012 5:54:46 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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Thanks mandaladon.


13 posted on 05/20/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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14 posted on 05/20/2012 6:52:37 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: mandaladon
.....the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorsed Scott Walker over the mayor of the city the newspaper serves, Tom Barrett. Yesterday, the paper praised and scolded both candidates, but wrote that nothing over the last two years gives the editors any reason to change their minds, and give plenty of criticism to the recall effort that forced the issue again......

It’s time to end the bickering and get back to the business of the state. We’ve had our differences with the governor, but he deserves a chance to complete his term. We recommended him in 2010. We see no reason to change that recommendation. We urge voters to support Walker in the June 5 recall election.

Ouch! That's gotta sting the libturds & unions, when the largest MSM newspaper in WI endorses Scott Walker(R) over Tom Barrett(D).

15 posted on 05/20/2012 10:13:30 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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More comments on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorsement of Scott Walker.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


16 posted on 05/21/2012 4:59:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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More comments on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel endorsement of Scott Walker.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 5:00:28 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mandaladon

Interesting.

Glad to see the unions’ million$ are being blown on such a failed effort. One upside though... those millions$ probably put some folks to work, at least in the short term, in Wisconsin. How sweetly ironic!


18 posted on 05/21/2012 6:15:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: rcrngroup
Ouch! That's gotta sting the libturds & unions, when the largest MSM newspaper in WI endorses Scott Walker(R) over Tom Barrett(D).

... again.
19 posted on 05/21/2012 9:12:25 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: mandaladon
If the anti-Walker coalition can't win the election they may sabotage and disrupt the process to get the results ruled invalid. These dirty tricks could include hacking state systems, stealing or destroying ballots, and bomb scares at polling places.
20 posted on 05/21/2012 10:44:35 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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