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View Diary: Wisconsin state Senate recall polls paint a tough picture—but with one notable bright spot (75 comments)

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  •  Don't get discouraged. Fight. Polls go up and down (3+ / 0-)

    I'd rather have a buntle afrota-me than a frottle a bunta-me.

    by David54 on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 02:39:56 PM PDT

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    •  Thank-you, we will, but this is depressing, (2+ / 0-)
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      emptythreatsfarm, AnnieJo

      I know not everyone sees things like I do, but I would expect a landslide against Walker by now. It is not like all the nonsense simply stopped after the budget-repair bill, we found out they signed  a secret pledge to redistrict, etc,etc. Everytime they are in session some weird laws get passed.

      •  Well the WI Dem Party (1+ / 0-)
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        timed it out to be held at the most ridiculous time of the year, summer.  Do they realize how close the state was in 2004 and 2000 to voting for Bush, and now they've essentially forfeited those winning margins by not gaming the recall to occur while college is in session?  And even a few months after college is in session, Obama is on the ballot!  Yes, it's longer with Walker, but it ups the chances of beating him significantly.  And black turn-out in Milwaukee will not be there in the recall like it needs to be as a Democratic base in WI.  Milwaukee and it's partner, Madison, are what give Dems an edge in Wisconsin statewide.  And while the college vote is important, we need our Milwaukee base to win.

        Another thing to consider, would an epic defeat hurt the Democrats as a party in Wisconsin only a few months before the Presidential election?  It certainly couldn't cause Obama to lose, but renewed enthusiasm among Republicans there shouldn't be taken lightly especially since losing every race is a distinct possibility.  And re-electing the first black President, electing the first lesbian to the US Senate and recalling those fucking fuckers would have been a recipe for epic turn-out and probably epic results for the Democratic Party, considering Obama looks to cruise.  But the state party chose the complicated route and may even leave a linger of loserdom on another election.  Why?

        And I didn't know where to fit this in there; let's see how many Democrats vote for recall Dems when they think recalls are wrong but are voting Dem up and down the ballot.

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