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  •  I think the issues in Wisonsin have helped to (0+ / 0-)

    ignite that hope.  People can see that, although they didn't get everything they hoped, they made a big dent in the Republican Party and have shown how it can be done, one state at a time.  

    These five extreme Republican governors that are running the play book on labor are demonstrating to the rest of the country exactly what the Republicans really stand for.

    Teachers, police, fire all those covered under state contracts can see that their jobs and benefits are just as at risk as any in the private sector.  There were a lot of public-sector workers who still voted for Republicans, I doubt that is the case any longer.  

    •  Quite honestly, the WI recalls are the opposite... (0+ / 0-)

      of what I'm talking about.  I see them as a diversion from the early direct action that was potentially very productive.  It certainly scared Walker and the Fitzgeralds into making some bone-headed moves.

      Much of what I've read about the movement saw a true, ground-up people's movement that was hijacked by DC union bureaucrats and Democratic Party functionaries, both of whom were as scared as Walker by the rise of people's movement that made its own decisions rather than taking orders from above.

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