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  •  It is still disappointing that people didn't (9+ / 0-)

    exercise their voting right, no matter what state.  Democrats should know better - Republicans cannot be trusted, NO MATTER WHAT!

    You then list all the stuff you are doing to get him out of office.  Look how much trouble this is and how much money it will cost.  If only people had voted...  just sayin'.

    love the fetus, hate the child

    by Raggedy Ann on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:52:01 AM PDT

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    •  Talk to those (14+ / 0-)

      in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Arizona ... ad nauseum ... since the same things are happening there.

      Again, quit blaming the voters. Everything perfect in your state? Got it all under control? No problems, no probes, no ALEC legislation lurking around, no right to lifers with a key to your rep's office? What entities contribute to your elected officials?

      Nearly  as I can tell, everyone to the left of Atilla the Hun is fighting at their local state level, fighting to stave off the ALEC influence that has bought the states out from underneath our noses.

      We can talk about percentage or number or level of participation by/of voters, but that is nothing new. That people do not participate in our democracy by the simple act of voting is a rampant problem and has been for years. To consider 40% or 60% turnout a "high" turnout is sad, IMHO. Most elections, the turnout is nowhere near that.

      As for what we're doing here in WI, it's waking up democracy. It's a good thing. IMHO, it's bigger than the recall. Waking up democracy is beneficial, be this recall successful or not, because the people are motivated and building awareness.

      When democracy goes on hiatus as it has in this country, it takes a while to wake the sleeping giant. And that just isn't in Wisconsin. Just sayin'.

      You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. -- Sir Winston Churchill

      by bleeding heart on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 09:05:54 AM PDT

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    •  It is always sad when people do not vote and even (3+ / 0-)

      in presidential elections, still only about half the people who are eligible vote actually vote.

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      by wishingwell on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 09:20:00 AM PDT

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