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View Diary: 25,000 - 40,000 Rally To Recall Scott Walker (Update #4) (171 comments)

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  •  Thanks to Puddytat (7+ / 0-)

    for this diary, and thanks to y'all who posted pix.  Loved the flash mob, so much such joy in that video.  My pals in Madison texted me pix all day as well, but still not as good as being there.

    Looked like a great day weather wise too, glad Madison didn't get the sleety snowy day we got here.  

    Loved seeing Ed Schultz there, he is truly the only working person's voice in the media.  I'm sure he'll have something to say about it Monday.  Am as usual, disgusted by the crickets in the local media, as per Puddy's report.  

    If 30,000 pro Walker people showed up what do you think?  An hour long special broadcast maybe?  Breaking local news updates?  A flock of helicopters in the sky above? LOL, we'll never know.  Too hard to get those folks out of their La-z-boys---and if the Kochs don't pay for their luxury buses, the deal's definitely off.

    •  A dozen Tea Baggers would (8+ / 0-)

      have merited live coverage as Breaking News.  Go figure.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sat Nov 19, 2011 at 10:10:50 PM PST

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      •  omg, Puddy, (11+ / 0-)

        Just watched one of your links, the one with the pro Walker woman.  "We don't have the time or energy to rally, we vote, blah, blah, blah, people who want hand outs, blah, blah, blah."

        I can't tell you how much I despise the GOP for turning neighbor upon neighbor and portraying teachers, firefighters, nurses, and public workers in general as moochers.  Just boils my blood.

        And the irony is a killer.  While they amp up the envy monster to divide the middle class, portraying union salary packages as so luxurious, they protect those who gobble up their own private sector salary packages, stuffed fatter than a Thanksgiving turkey.

        Grrrrrrr.  I've got to calm down, or I'll never get to sleep.  Sweet dreams to you Puddy, and happy healing vibes for your back.

        •  I've talked to those people (12+ / 0-)

          I have, quite literally, given body parts to serving the citizens of Milwaukee County as an RN.  It's the reasons my knees, hips, and back are shot.  For them to have such amazing distain is a demonstration of their ignorance.

          My counsins son, a rabid I Got Mine, You Get Yours Republican started harping about public employees being lazy and stupid moochers who get paid way too much and suck up the taxpayers money - the whole 9 yards.  In front of ME!  I, and his mom, then reminded him that he was referring to me with his hatred.  He shut up and the look on his face just said it all.  He forgot that I was one of "those" people.  It's easy for people to deride the nameless, faceless "others".

          His most sincere apology followed.  He could put a face on "those" people.  A face of a person who he knew worked far too hard, got paid far too little, and had heard the horror stories about how I had worked for so long with so little that I was now qualified to do anything with nothing.    In short, he "got" it.

          It wasn't that he forgot, it was that he got caught up in repeating the GOP talking points.  Unlike liberals, who have the empathy to see ourselves in the situations of others, Republicans only see themselves and people they know.  If they're not the ones needing food stamps, then food stamps are bad.  If they're not the ones out of work, then the unemployed are lazy.

          In Wisconsin, we're putting a face on the problem.  From public employees to kids in the classroom and farmers in the field, we've all been affected by Walker.

          There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

          by Puddytat on Sat Nov 19, 2011 at 11:18:24 PM PST

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