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  •  They asked for help when it was too late. (0+ / 0-)

    I am not trying to settle any scores with anyone.  I have no need to.

    I am not pointing out based on memory.  I have provided links and I went back and read the relevant diaries.

    I do not have any doubt based on my recollection and the record, that from the protests through the petition drive to the early recall process...the entire them was from the outside -this is a state thing (AKA as an excuse for Obama to go back on his promise to support union in a collective bargaining fight) and inside unions and the party telling people over and over again that this is a local issue, and the President would hurt the cause.  I know because the diaries were full of pushback.

    My intent isn't to hurt anyone's feelings.  It is to make the point that the idea that 1. the collective bargaining fight should be fought on a state by state level is dead wrong...and 2. regardless of my personal strategic beliefs or anyone else... the citizens of Wisconsin elected Scott Walker twice.  Twice.  In a state where the same electorate voted for Obama twice.   The people spoke, and Walker is doing not only what he said he would do, he is doing what people ALREADY SAW HIM DO.

    I am not sure why that is so hard on people.  Instead of taking offense, I suggest taking action.  And start by making sure progressives and unions never "fall in line" again just because the WH "says so".

    Again, that isn't about my feelings.  It is about the issues that have held all of us back from progress.

    And I don't take you statement lightly.  I know you are well meaning.  So it is important that I responded, but I stand by my statements.   There was a strategic decision to make this grassroots. It didn't work.   And it is an important lesson to learn.

    "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

    by justmy2 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:09:25 PM PST

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