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  •  I agree Walker should be dumped (1+ / 0-)
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    and if I lived in WI I'd also vote against legislators who supported his antilabor measures, provided I was in such a legislator's district.  Those measures were indeed gratuitous and unnecessary.

    But it seems to me that recalls can sometimes be too tempting a target to overuse, for instance if the Tea Party morons suddenly start organizing recall petitions every time a Democrat or moderate Republican doesn't vote their way.  Even if such efforts ultimately don't force them from office they can be expensive and disruptive.

    36, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

    by Mike in MD on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 12:37:44 PM PDT

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    •  recalls may be tempting, but they do not (6+ / 0-)

      get overused.  And the reason is that they're quite difficult to pull off.  The right wingers have been trying this for years in WI - tried to recall Feingold, tried to recall Kohl, tried to recall Doyle, and who knows who else.  They never got close to enough signatures.  Because recall only works when the state as a whole is so outraged they think it's justified.  

      We need recalls as a protection against just the situation we have; when a politician lies his way into office and then starts to destroy the state.  We really can't get through another 3 years of Walker.  

      Walker, your pink slip is coming, unless the orange jumpsuit gets you first.

      by non acquiescer on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 01:27:08 PM PDT

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