Walker recall on track

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    There's a downside to starting a two-month recall petition drive in mid-November in Wisconsin. Sometimes it snows. A lot.

    On Tuesday, Democrats plan to turn in petitions by the truckload to try to force a recall election of Gov. Scott Walker. The effort follows the governor's move last year to strip public workers of union bargaining rights.

    A heavy snowstorm late this week had most Wisconsin residents more occupied with shoveling than with knocking on doors. Recall petition circulators in the heavily Democratic city of Madison, for the most part, disappeared.

    But that's partly because Democrats say the effort is all but over. They have no doubt they'll turn in more than enough signatures to force a recall election.

    "I feel very confident we'll be able to hit or come near our goal of 720,000 signatures that we've stated publicly," state Democratic Party chair Mike Tate says.

    If he's right, it means Democrats would blow past the required 540,000 signatures needed to force a recall.

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political science professor Mordecai Lee says it's an impressive number, given the high threshold needed to force a recall in Wisconsin. Petitioners have to get signatures from 25 percent of everyone who cast a vote in the last race for governor.

    Lee says it shows this has become more than just a fight over the governor's collective bargaining law.

    "This is not just the signatures of people who are directly affected by it and are unhappy," he says, "but this is also the signatures of people who are in support of the recall for ideological reasons, for political reasons, for party reasons, for reasons of their values."

    Recall Supporters Confident, But Wis. GOP Has Sway : NPR
     
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    That dumbass Walker only brought it on himself. :lol:
     
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    Minus all the signatures of the illegal aliens, dead people and cartoon characters that should be about tree-fiddy total! :lol:
     
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    Keep wishing.
     
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    Tuesday will be party time in Madison.
     
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    So the people of Wisconsin only want to use a Republican Governor to clean up the fiscal mess the state was in when Governor Walker was elected?

    That's too bad, and I'm sorry it came to such a thing.
     
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    Yeah.....that's what happened!
     
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    Yeah nice. Stick it to the middle class and give the money to the corporations. Where are all those jobs promised? Funny how the ultra wealthy are able to demonize those who squeak by.
     
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    It's the Republican Blame the Poor strategy.

    It works pretty well.

    I can't tell you how many Republicans have complained bitterly to me about "people on welfare," but nary a peep about the corporate hogs at the trough.
     

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