Forbes: Is Wisconsin the Real Republican Waterloo?

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    Is Wisconsin the Real Republican Waterloo? - E.D. Kain - American Times - Forbes

     
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    Wow...The bottom of the straw market must've really fallen out. :rofl:
     
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    Republicans do what they campaigned and ran on. Clearly that's going to destroy the Republican party.

    Wet dreams aside, it's amazing how you aren't mentioning the recall of the Democrat Senators who ran away.
     
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    Walker never campaigned on union busting...1st point

    Second point, I didnt write the article. Hell I didnt even comment or add my opinion, so why you attacking the messenger?
     
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    They didn't campaign on ending collective bargaining in Wisconsin.
     
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    State senator

    by Ben Munson March 14, 2011 Article ToolsEmail EmailTo:
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    Print Share ShareFacebook Digg Stumble Reddit No relatedRecall efforts have begun for 16 state senators (8 republicans and 8 democrats), and Total Recall quotes are flying at an all-time high in Wisconsin. So when protesters marched to the house of State Senator Randy Hopper in Fond Du Lac and were greeted by his wife telling them that he had moved in with his mistress in Madison—a lobbyist for right-wing advocacy group Persuasion Partners, Inc. and a former Wisconsin state senate staffer—it’s surprising that she did not say, “Consider that a divorce." Maybe not that surprising because it would be insensitive to joke about the actual divorce that’s underway, but she did sign the petition (as did the family’s maid) seeking Hopper’s recall, which is pretty cool, if not Total Recall-quoting cool.
     
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    Give 'em more rope says I.


    Wishful thinking on the author's part, I suspect.

    While I agree that the WI issue is a flag that Dems can and are successfully rallying around, to call the GOP parlimentary win their WATERLOO is rather overstating the case.

    No, the TP governors are going to have to screw up a LOT MORE CITIZENS LIVES before the enough of the non partian voting public decides that they've overstepped bounds of social civility with their anti-working man agenda, and before that non aligned voting public elects to punish the GOP for it, too, I suspect.

    This isn't the end, and it's not even the beginning of the end for this TP movement either.

    It won't be until enough tea party members are themselves PERSONALLY effected by their policies before those folks will slink off into the political night, I think.

    Give the TP pols a few years to implement their know-nothing policies, and THEN when their effect comes home to roost in enough American homes, THEN this movement is toast.
     
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    Maybe you can help me with this one. How does not allowing government employees the ability to have more leverage negotiating with bureaucrats with the bill going to taxpayers help the evil rich exactly? Particularly since you know as an enlightened liberal that rich don't pay taxes, the middle class do. So, how does stopping your solution of handing the middle class bigger bills accomplish not helping the rich exactly? Which of these is the case?

    You know the rich do pay the taxes and lied about that.

    You know the middle class are going to be harmed by the bigger tax bills and not the rich and you lied about this.

    So which was your lie?
     
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    And, they didn't end it.
     

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