Wisconsin recall update

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    The senators are:

    Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay)
    Alberta Darling (R-River Hills)
    Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls)
    Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac)
    Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse)
    Luther Olsen (R-Ripon)
    Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay)
    Jim Holperin (D-Conover)
    Robert Wirch (D-Pleasant Prairie)


    Read more: Wisconsin Union Battle Leads To Recall Campaign Tsunami
     
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    Destroying the Republic, one step at a Time because some can't get their way. ;) Real Enlightening.
     
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    How is a recall destroying the Republic?
     
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    If that's Wisconsin's law then that's their law.

    They should have made it so that a recall election can't be called unless some breach of ethics has occurred.
     
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    A Recall? Who's pulling the strings??? To what end??? Are you even allowed an opinion of your own without getting thrown under the bus? How does it work for you, as long as you still have checks in the check book, there must still be money in the account? How's that working out for you? Maybe we should Recall Every Election where people were allowed to Vote without being ID'd, and give the DNC the Bill. ;) Do you even know what a Federalist Republic is???
     
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    Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda, It's Bullshit.
     
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    LOL. Walker pulled a lot of people's chains. Enough so that now he gets to reap the reward for doing so.
     
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    No, it's politics. Hardball. The kind that the GOP states that they like. I hope that they recall every Republican State Senator on July 12, and then repeal the stupidity they and Walker put into place. That includes the tax breaks for big business that created the financial problem in the first place.
     
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    Even if they were to recall every Republican state senator, which won't even come close to happening, they still can't repeal the law as the Republicans still control the state house and Walker will still be the governor.

    The socialist nanny-staters already failed at the state supreme court election. I don't think people in Wisconsin are nearly as upset about this as the unions and the Democrats make them out to be, but I guess we'll see. I imagine a couple of the Republicans representing Democratic leaning districts may lose in a recall, but that's probably it if that.
     
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    Or maybe we should stop having a meltdown when the system works as designed.

    Federalist Republic : a form of government made up of a federal state with a constitution and self-governing subunits.

    How does a recall of state legislators that contravened the will of the people constitute the demise of a federal republic? Are you saying that the government should ignore the will of the people? That no entity should be allowed to influence the political system?
     

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