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  •  Still cannot fathom (13+ / 0-)

    how he was elected.  He is a criminal.

    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire

    by barnowl on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 08:17:02 PM PST

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    •  Big anonymous out of state... (6+ / 0-) pacs of the teabag/religous right and big business types...thus Walker owes so many so much there is little possibility he will backdown on anything no matter how real the possibility of recall.

      Our nations quality of life is based on the rightousness of its people.

      by kalihikane on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 09:50:43 PM PST

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    •  Particular charges? (2+ / 0-)
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      NWTerriD, Drobin

      As a WI resident and regular rally attendee, it goes without saying that I want this little twit out of our gov't... but what criminal charges do you refer to?

      If legitimate, great, we can get on with prosecution and forced removal from office; but baseless charges only discredit our protests. Case in point: I approached a group on Thursday eve whose signage blared that Walker was a college drop-out. I wasn't familiar with the particulars, and asked members of the group a simple question: Is that claim true?

      ...and they had no answer. Well a little googling substantiates their claim-- he attended Marquette U for 4 years and then dropped out with something like a 2.4 GPA at the time. How nice it would have been had the folks leveling the charges been able to cite chapter and verse at the time.

      "It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important." Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Arabiflora on Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 01:24:26 AM PST

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    •  Well . . . Easy actually. (2+ / 0-)
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      tmo, elwior

      I have long been saying here that most voters spend less time considering the issues and candidates than they do for a new outfit.

      "Civic group's new president has some howling" shows how that happens on a small scale. (I just had to get that into here somehow!)

      I have personally witnessed voters for state and federal offices setting off to vote with just what is described in that story:

      Though unfamiliar with Lee's name, the crowd of about 50 raised their hands, assuming that the candidate was a civic-minded newcomer. These days, it's hard to get anyone to volunteer to devote the time needed to serve as an officer. The slate that Lee headed was unanimously elected. Everyone ate ice cream, watched a karate demonstration and went home.

      I asked some Fairfax County residents after the second election of Ken Cuccinelli if they knew his reputation. They were clueless and I knew they were not even as close to being as radical as he. Now, partly due to that mindless voting for a name attached to a few snippets of campaign literature, look what we have!

      A devout Catholic who says gay marriage clashes with natural law, Cuccinelli commutes 95 miles (153 km) to Richmond from his home in Prince William County, where his wife homeschools three of the couple's seven children. It was at her urging that he made his first foray into politics, winning a state-senate seat in 2002. Seven years later, he won 58% of the vote in the AG election after a bruising race in which opponents warned he would embarrass the commonwealth.

      (TIME, Jan. 10, 2011)

      The guy is absolutely radical. The home schooling is apparently admittedly because the local

      schools are too liberal!

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 07:14:46 AM PST

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    •  How he was elected (2+ / 0-)
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      LordMike, Prognosticator

      The Journal Sentinel (biggest paper in the state and formerly moderate liberal) endorsed him because he would "turn over the table," ie, mix things up. He was elected County Executive of Milwaukee following a recall drive (oddly enough) of the prior executive who was embroiled in a scandal and then resigned. He was reelected but in the Governor's race he only got 35% of the County's vote.  The rest of the state voted him in, though, largely because our dispirited base stayed home.  NOT THIS TIME,  though.  Let's recall these jerks.

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