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  •  I'd love to ask the people who've changed (11+ / 0-)

    their minds about Walker now, but voted for him then: WTF were you thinking he'd do? Be reasonable?

    The last time there was a "reasonable" Republican was when Eisenhower was president.

    This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. This ain't no foolin' around!

    by Snud on Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 02:15:39 PM PST

    •  I'd like to know which of them actually voted (1+ / 0-)
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      Who are protesting now.

      "I've taken up sculpting recently. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 02:23:27 PM PST

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    •  In fairness (4+ / 0-)
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      Walker has benefited from years of good press in MKE, and Democrats all over the country were completely swamped by pro-GOP ads. In many places we were getting out-spent 2-1 or even 3-1, and no matter how good your campaign is, it's hard to win or get your message out when you're totally outgunned like that. Not to mention, most hard-line GOP candidates looked less radical compared to the Christine O'Donnell types.  

      The only places where we won such close contests in swing states/CDs in 2010 were places where we were either outspending the other side or were on par in spending on TV/mail/radio/phones.

    •  What you don't understand is his campaign (9+ / 0-)

      is that he was all about jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs.  

      That was it.  Not about cutting Badger Care, not about cutting Medicaid and throwing grandma out of her nursing home, not about letting corporations pay a buck for Wisconsin assets, and certainly not about taking away bargaining rights from every public employee in the state.

      He sat there, smiled, wore a tieless shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and looked nonthreatening.  He said he was bringing "common sense".

      Attack ads (complete with the most horrid Tom Barrett photos and horror movie music they could find) aired over and over and over about how scarey Barrett was.  How he was going to raise your taxes.  How he was going to take your money and give it to lazy, undeserving people, and on and on.  

      Barretts campaign was slow, underfunded, ineffective.

      Yes, people fell for it.  Then they started to see His Governorship in action getting rid of high speed rail and the factory that was intent on making their high speed rail cars here (not any more, thanks for nothing Walker) and the thousands of great jobs that went with it.  They saw him give corporate tax breaks to his pals at Wal Mart and other multinationals.  Now this.

      Yes, they're getting smarter and Walker is showing them he's nothing but a big, fat liar.  Where are the jobs he promised.

      There already is class warfare in this country. Unfortunately, the rich are winning. Sue, West Allis, Wis.

      by Puddytat on Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 02:40:21 PM PST

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