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  •  By focusing on the union issues (3+ / 0-)
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    peptabysmal, JBraden, Bombay

    with so few Wisconsinites in unions, that is not helping reach out to the rest of the voters.  There is so much more that Walker has done to Wisconsin that needs to be discussed and that could win more voters to the Dems -- but the unions are playing single-interest politics to the detriment of whichever Dem wins.  And there is not enough time in this rushed recall election schedule to reorder the agenda that the unions keep pushing.

    And, of course, every bit of the attacks that Falk is making on Barrett will be ammo for Walker.  It's another Dem disaster, with only a few weeks; we need some to start stepping aside to let the post-primary campaign begin now.  (Barrett is trying to do that, but the unions keep pushing Falk to keep pushing their agenda again. . . .)

    "Let all the dreamers wake the nation." -- Carly Simon

    by Cream City on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 06:30:38 PM PDT

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    •  Barrett was warned (1+ / 0-)
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      That if he entered the race, his weakness on labor issues would be a factor in the primary. If he doesn't like what's happening, he's welcome to drop out.

      •  Falk was warned of her weaknesses (2+ / 0-)
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        rosarugosa, peptabysmal

        as well, and she is fortunate that Barrett and others are conducting clean campaigns and not raising Falk's issues . . . but she, of course, also is welcome to drop out.  Because, if she wins the primary, Walker will raise those issues, and we will lose the recall.

        So much for the nyah nyahs.  

        You must want to lose this recall.   Are you a public employee in Wisconsin?  Are you even in Wisconsin?  This thread has a lot of outsiders who apparently have not done their homework on what is at stake here, on all that has happened here. . . .

        "Let all the dreamers wake the nation." -- Carly Simon

        by Cream City on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 08:18:20 AM PDT

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        •  As a matter of fact I am a public employee. (2+ / 0-)
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          rosarugosa, peptabysmal

          In Madison. I've been at ground zero of this fight from before the beginning. So maybe dial it back a bit on the personal attacks.

          •  So am I, so how about (2+ / 0-)
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            rosarugosa, peptabysmal

            dialing back attacks on the candidate most likely to beat Walker.  

            "Let all the dreamers wake the nation." -- Carly Simon

            by Cream City on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 03:48:24 PM PDT

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            •  How about this? (0+ / 0-)

              I will accurately characterize the strengths and weakness of the candidate with the virtually insignificant electability advantage.

              The poll we're talking about shows that there's only a 2.3% chance that Barrett is more electable than Falk, and a 1.1% chance that Falk is more electable than him.

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