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  •  Oh, OK. You're clearly way more tuned in to (10+ / 0-)

    the situation in WI than I am.  About the "sense of urgency"----you must be unaware of the diary by Yosef 52 that raised in excess of $160,000 for Tom Barrett just two or three days ago.  You must also be unaware of the multiple diaries this week that have over and over again asked people to call/e-mail/fax the DNC to get them to give us the $500,000 that was requested of them so that we can GOTV.  There have been a number of diaries this entire week that have been focused on getting people to help GOTV, raise money for Barrett and the Dem. Party of WI, and to beg the DNC to come through with the money needed.  Go check the Badger State Progressive Group  diaries for just this week before you accuse me of "unwarranted idealism" and "cheerleading".  

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. Louis D. Brandeis

    by 3goldens on Thu May 17, 2012 at 04:33:26 PM PDT

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    •  I was referring to this diary (1+ / 0-)
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      ..not your comments.

      •  Not getting a sense (7+ / 0-)

        from the diary that polls should be ignored, that the ground game should be ignored and that any cheer leading should commence.
        Getting a sense that this is a strong reminder that this is not a normal election compared to any that we have known for quite some time and certainly not like any we've known here in WI for quite some time if ever.

        Walker leads in the polls. Wisconsin is more deeply divided than it has ever been. Millions of dollars (mostly from scooter) has been spent on this race because...No one knows!

        It's the first time in recent US history that that the people have risen up. It's unknown territory and not all normal measurements are necessarily going to translate.

        I guarantee you that the DNC, Koch Bros. and Alec never expected over 100K citizens on the square last year. Maybe we lose this battle but maybe we lit the fire.

        Wisconsin, reclaiming its State motto: Forward!

        by One bite at a time on Thu May 17, 2012 at 05:05:00 PM PDT

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      •  We do very much appreciate all your concern Scarce (4+ / 0-)

        "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

        by elwior on Thu May 17, 2012 at 05:55:54 PM PDT

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