Skip to main content

View Diary: Walker drops bomb #2, this time on Wisconsin's private sector unions (165 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  It didn't fail (17+ / 0-)

    While we didn't get Walker out, it took tens of millions of dollars, a Republican friendly press, and saturated RW hate radio to keep him in office.  Plus, he didn't run for re-election or against Barrett, he ran against the concept of a recall except in cases of criminal activity (conveniently forgetting he got the Milwaukee County Executive job in a recall election when people were just mad at the Co Exec over a pension mess).

    Our protests formed the basis of protests that happened in every other state that had the Republican Trifecta and its main impact was stopping the ram through of a whole lot more harmful legislation in Wisconsin and other states.

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

    by Puddytat on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 10:21:39 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  No offense, but given that there is (0+ / 0-)

      Still an attack on unions and the fact that the number of people in unions has dropped precipitously I'd say the recall was a clear failure. If this is success I'd hate to see failure.

    •  Yeah, we failed (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      AoT, MGross

      The recalls were a complete waste of time, energy, money, and political capital. They were poised to accomplish nothing from the very beginning. If every one of hem had been successful, what would they have achieved with a Republican Assembly?

      The failed recall of Walker was nothing more than a public, electoral affirmation of his agenda that will make it harder to defeat him properly in the upcoming gubernatorial.

      By the way, blaming a "Republican friendly press" for our own failures raher than owning up to them and adjusting sounds disturbingly similar to blaming the "liberal media" for making victims of the losers.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site