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  •  Another error by your friend: Barrett was asked if (0+ / 0-)

    he would automatically veto the next state budget bill If It Did Not Reinstate the collective bargaining that Walker had stripped away.  

    Barrett was smart enough to say no to that - the vast bulk of WI moderates/indies/apolitical voters would have seen a "yes" to that as too partisan and more of the same ideological fighting that we were trying to end (Walker's divisive tactics).

    So I'm really not sure where your friend is getting his/her info...or agenda.  

    To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. - Theodore Roosevelt 1918

    by JVolvo on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 03:06:41 PM PDT

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    •  Tx for the link to the Progressive interview (0+ / 0-)

      I would like to see more links to the details in legacy media about Barrett in this link to Labor Fight Back but this is their analysis.

      Whenever an election is lost, it is useful to note the specifics of why, for example, 39% of union members did not vote for Barrett. John Cassidy at the New Yorker wrote about the race without once mentioning Barrett by name. That he was a weak candidate was not seen as a factor.

      My point is that those who did not vote for Barrett did not want to. And I'm asking, what is the reason for that?

      From the Progressive article you linked to, it is informative that the PPP poll (by Kos) accurately predicted back in April that Walker would beat Barrett by at least five points.

      This suggests that the Democrats did over reach and shouldn't have attempted the recall when there is a lot more work that needed to be done outside of an electoral contest. Work that includes persuading the population that you offer a real alternative.


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