Oops, Wisconsin DEM recall - GOP "Challenger" screwed 39% to 61% - Hilarious!

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    The next year or so in Wisconsin is going to be entertaining to watch.
     
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    It's entertaining now.
     
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    What I find hillarious, is that the Unions led this nonsensical charge to recall GOP state senators in WI because of Scott Walkers collective bargaining law... and now there are no ads discussing the collective bargaining law. They all talk about supposed cuts to education and spending. Even the ones paid for by the unions!

    Look for the Union Label . . . And You Won

    Basically, they knew that the collective bargaining issue would only get them so far, and that they'd have to switch tracks to get any more opposition to the Republicans in the state senate.
     
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    This was a recall against a Democrat, not a Republican. He held his seat.

    When things get interesting is when votes go the Republicans who are targets of recall. That is put up or shut up time for the democrats
     
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    Wish we could unload that waddling moocher nincompoop, Bob Jauch.
     
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    My daughter is a teacher in Wisconsin. Her wages have been frozen with the outlook for a raise slim in the next few years. Her class sizes will increase as the district is not going to replace several retirees. I tried to tell her about the american public's view of teachers...basically a total hatred of them, even the good ones. But she didnt listen. I can see having the public employees contribute, I had no problem with that. But to strip collective bargaining? No reason for it at all. As for merit pay? Why no mention of it? It should be a TOP priority now of the districts. Nice sized bonuses for a job well done seems only something mandatory if you ask me.
     
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    Yeah, that's how Free Enterprise works. You should get educated on it. You do a really good job, you get merit pay, bonus, etc.
     
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    Because nice sized bonuses should be weighed against the current condition of the state budget, as well as the teachers performance. There are other variables that should go into deciding a bonus besides just performance.

    As for collective bargaining for public employees, I don't support public employees being able to hold the taxpayers hostage for services that we've already paid them for.
     
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    Not all Americans hate teachers. Only Republicans. They don't want an educated populace. The "educated" are more difficult to control and less likely to believe that "science" includes "mysticism". Remember Sarah and the famous teacher "eye roll"? She represents.
     

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