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  •  Trust me (6+ / 0-)

    I grew up in Tennessee and now live in Texas.  I'm surrounded by idiots.

    The difference is, normally Republicans don't let their true agenda be known.  Walker has been waving his dick in the face of the people of Wisconsin for the last year and a half.

    27, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 12:00:52 PM PDT

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    •  Why did you have to put that image into my head? (1+ / 0-)
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      That is so disgusting.

      Farm boy who hit the city to go to college, WI-03 (home, voting), WI-02 (college), -7.88, -4.26, 6/5/2012- the day the great error of Wisconsin history will be corrected!

      by WisJohn on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 12:04:09 PM PDT

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      •  sorry (3+ / 0-)
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        I can't think of a more appropriate way to describe it?

        27, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

        by TDDVandy on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 12:09:50 PM PDT

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        •  This whole thing is a whole lot of work, I am not (4+ / 0-)

          complaining, and I am not as involved as some people, but I average at least 12 hours a week volunteering since Nov. 15. That doesn't include time I spent last summer. Do you put in that many hours? If not, maybe you shouldn't be so critical of us, we are doing our best.

          Walker is attacking Barrett on TV like crazy, Walker has so much money and keeps lying and his supporters want to believe him. They don't like Democrats or unions apparently.

          This whole year has been one long slog and we are in the midst of it, gearing up for the actual election. The  right wing is playing tricks all the time. You can't even keep up with all this garbage if you live here.

          Wish us luck, don't criticize.

    •  Republicans let their (5+ / 0-)

      agenda be known once they're elected.  This is what happened in Wisconsin.  Walker never campaigned on busting up unions or any of the other crap he's pulled.  His whole 2010 campaign was just like the GOP primaries, drowning in platitudes.  Very few details.

      Then he got elected---and by a small margin---got, a republican house and senate and went to town. As did Snyder in Michigan, Kasich in Ohio, Scott in Florida, etc.etc. The cabal of mid term GOP governors are all ALEC boys.  Their agendas were set for them long ago.  Nothing different about Wisconsin here.

      Wisconsin and Ohio have fought back, Michigan sits on its hands for the better part, as Snyder pulls out elected town officials and puts in his own "crisis managers." (Although finally, we're beginning to see some action from Michigan Democrats.)

    •  Except that every media outlet (0+ / 0-)

      ...in the state and the nation that isn't a leftist or Democratic Party blog has been reporting exactly the opposite.

      Where exactly are the people - who still trust CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, their local papers, 98% of the radio stations, ad infinitum, suppose to turn to for all this good information? Exactly where do we draw the line between stupidity and blaming the victim?

      Most people are acting on the information they get. It's the information that's shit, not the people.

      The problem with going with your gut as opposed to your head is that the former is so often full of shit. - Randy Chestnut

      by lotusmaglite on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:30:28 PM PDT

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      •  We're in a 'hyperinformation' bubble. They are not (2+ / 0-)
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        Its a mistake to presume everyone else knows more details as well, sadly, they do not. They think what they get on MSM is enough, or they quit watching it altogether because of the lying.

        I did the same thing, for years. Not being familiar w/a computer and no trust in the news media can lead to confusion and ignorance.

        While canvassing or registering people to vote for the recalls I was hearing 'Walker is out already, what'd I sign that paper for'(recall petition)'I have to vote too?'.. or...'We vote for President this year?
        Gotta explain, get it out there.:-)

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