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  •  To send Tom Barrett a message! I will 'line up" (1+ / 0-)
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    for him if he wins, but I have issues concerning the campaign he ran in 2010 and some of his actions and statements since.

    Barrett needs to know that many of the votes which will put him in the winning column will come from people who have "issues" with him.  He will be a much better "progressive" governor with that lesson learned.

    "I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are?" Barry Goldwater

    by ranton on Wed May 02, 2012 at 06:41:41 PM PDT

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    •  AND, (5+ / 0-)

      Wisconsin Democrats need to realize that their gripes with Barrett were not useful in 2010.  

      I too hope that Barrett will not only win the recall, but also be changed by this experience, in a way that makes progressives happier.

      However, one can not argue with the fact that had Barrett won the governorship in 2010, no matter how luke warm Wisconsin Democrats were and/or are about him---NOTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.  PERIOD.  The "wand" to make it all go away, was right in front of voters from the get go.

      See, that's the thing, and one of the reasons I could just scream every time I hear uber progressives tell me there's no difference between the two parties and we're all f'd no matter how we vote.

      You better believe there's a difference in the parties, and I can't think of a more clear example than Wisconsin---and Michigan, and Ohio, and Florida, and all the other states that ushered in the GOP cabal of governors that are ALEC's wet dream.

      IF democrat governors, no matter WHO THEY WERE, had won in those states, OMG.  How very different things would be.

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