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  •  Scott Walker - the REAL GOP agenda in the open (15+ / 0-)

    Walker's biggest problem? Overreach.

    The classic GOP way to achieve all these goals is to advance them a little at a time - and get Democrats to agree to them in the spirit of 'compromise'.

    Walker has pushed too hard, too fast - overconfidence and the idiocy that comes with big money behind him. Walker is the poster child for what the Republican Party is all about these days: crushing the middle class and extracting every last bit of money out of them, letting BIG business run wild, and profitizing government where/whenever possible.

    This is extraction industry politics - like a mining company, extract every last bit of value out of the ground, pocket the profits, then walk away leaving a hole and piles of destruction behind them.

    That's the GOP agenda for America.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Sat May 12, 2012 at 12:17:52 PM PDT

    •  Exactly right (8+ / 0-)

      Greedy so they rammed it all through in a few months.  

      I have no doubt that the GOP would have gotten away with the whole thing a little at a time, but they're just too greedy and too arrogant.  Power corrupts them with ferocity.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sat May 12, 2012 at 12:33:55 PM PDT

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    •  Overreach starkly illustrated (9+ / 0-)

      by the way Walker, after having been told by the documentary filmmaker that what he said would be released, but not for at least a year, confidently proceeded to reveal to his cronies, on video, that "divide and conquer" was his plan from the start, while he denied it publicly. The arrogance required to do that is simply stunning!

      He really believed that in a year, he'd be done with his plan, and be done with us. Now he and his cronies believe they can just buy their way out of his absolute failure. To them, the only solution for overreach is more overreach.

      "All war is stupid" - JFK

      by jorogo on Sat May 12, 2012 at 03:07:50 PM PDT

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      •  He's as dumb as a bag of rocks (4+ / 0-)
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        He kept thinking the protests were going away, too.  Or that we'd accept what he did and just forget.  

        He also forgot about the courts and the law.

        There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

        by Puddytat on Sat May 12, 2012 at 03:09:52 PM PDT

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        •  Didn't forget - thought he owned them (6+ / 0-)
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          Judges like this thug. Or his backers could buy them.

          They may still be right - we'll know in a month. Even if Walker does lose the election, it would not surprise me to see all kinds of legal challenges and other shenanigans around the election.

          And if he does lose, the narrative will be all about big union bosses and their thugs attacking democracy in Wisconsin with the help of outside agitators - thwarting the will of the 'people'.

          Because only Walker's peeps count.

          "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

          by xaxnar on Sat May 12, 2012 at 03:26:26 PM PDT

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