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  •  Recall should not have happened (1+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse

    I too agree that unless there is an unethical scandal, recalls are tough to pull off. At first, I was mad that the Obama people and the DNC national leadership did nothing to help WI democrats, but I too think the local leadership should have waited patiently until Walker's term was finished.

    •  Err, there was (and is) (0+ / 0-)

      an Walker ethics scandal. Google Walkergate.

      You can tell Monopoly is an old game because there's a luxury tax and rich people can go to jail.

      by Simian on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 01:37:40 PM PDT

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      •  Obviously there was no focus on this message (1+ / 0-)
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        Simian

        Maybe they should have focused on this a lot more. Many I know haven't even brought this up. The narrative was Walker vs the union.

        •  I don't get where the notion came from (0+ / 0-)

          that a recall is only for wrongdoing in office. I mean, a recall election is part of the electoral process, is it not? There's no requirement that it be for "high crimes and misdemeanors" like an impeachment, is there? So why isn't a recall seen as a way for the electorate to correct a mistake? Why do some people (10% if the polling is accurate) believe that there is some sort of "wrongdoing" requirement? I ask because you seem to at least lean that way, and I just don't get it.

          You can tell Monopoly is an old game because there's a luxury tax and rich people can go to jail.

          by Simian on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 04:53:01 PM PDT

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          •  Cost would be prohibitive (0+ / 0-)

            Can you imagine if this is done every single time we don't like who got elected? The party had its chance when the election took place. Like it or not, this idiot earned the right to govern his term.  The Democratic party should have saved its money for releection time and then gotten rid of him then. Now they wasted a lot of money and that is money that could have been used when Walkers term is over.

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