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  •  Not a fan of recalls (1+ / 0-)
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    The fiction writing -- so what.  Has DailyKos turned into a prude site where we are going to morally judge politicians in a way not so different from the Republicans' desire to legislate against the private acts of women?

    Why are these legislators being recalled?  If they won their elections fairly, and they haven't done something illegal or extraordinarily heinous that was outside the bounds of anything that voters were considering when they were elected, then waiting until the next scheduled election is the fair thing to do.  

    Didn't we learn from Wisconsin that bad government alone is not enough to convince people to throw out politicians mid-term?  We wouldn't like it if we had some upset winners in heavily red districts and the other side went for a recall a few months later just because they could.

    •  Agreed on the recalls part (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think it's being prudish with the fiction writing, just poking fun and kind-of a funny story.

    •  You realize the recalls are being championed by (2+ / 0-)
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      James Allen, Odysseus

      Republicans here, right?  They're pissed because Dems passed legislation containing gun restrictions.

      One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!) SSP: wmlawman

      by AUBoy2007 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 07:30:57 AM PDT

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    •  In Wisconsin, (1+ / 0-)
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      Scott Walker, along with his buddies in the state Legislature and with the assistance of ALEC written legislation and the enormous presence of the two Kochs, have and continue to perform unexpected, unceasing (see legislation signed July 5th by W), unprotected assault upon state and public workers, teachers, low and middle income workers and their families, Family Planning recipients and providers, etc.
      The ferocity of the assault in 2011 precipated a response, namely, that we wouldn't just lay back, close our eyes, and wait for better results from the next election.
      If only it were fiction, good or bad, entertaining, prurient, boring, whatever, one could always close the book, skip the page, and go on to more interesting and intriguing endeavors.

      •  A good argument for recall? (1+ / 0-)
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        If the elected official turns out to be meaner and nastier than you thought when he was elected, does that mean he should not be allowed to finish out his elected term?

        The best argument in Wisconsin (as it would be federally in the House) is that Walker et al campaigned on "jobs" and spent most of their energy busting unions and attacking women.  So you could argue bait and switch -- this isn't what was promised.  But I have to say as much as I detest everything Walker et al have done, I really struggle with the idea of throwing people out whenever the wind changes.

        Which is why I think he survived the recall, BTW.  Enough people who were uncomfortable with this idea of early de-electing.

        I hope Wis. gets massive lefty revenge on this crowd in 2014.

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