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  •  we aren't much better on this side of the lake. (2+ / 0-)
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    pHunbalanced, GypsyT

    While snyder isn't quite as insane as walker, he's no friend of labor by any means.  It's social issues that did the Great Lakes states in this time.  That and overt lies from conpublicans and their corporate allies.

    A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

    by dougymi on Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 03:36:58 PM PST

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    •  I've been hearing a lot of this lately here in MI: (3+ / 0-)
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      pHunbalanced, state29, dougymi

      "We should have voted for Virg, HE wouldn't have done this to us....."

      "Virg should be our gov right now, not this guy...."

      The sad part about it is, Virg Bernero (D) was the perfect democratic candidate for governor.  He was, at all times, upfront, clear and honest and extremely tenacious about getting his message across.  Virg was (and IS) one of US.  His message, his childhood upbringing and his track record as mayor of Lansing, made him superbly qualified to be governor.

      But the Michigan voters wanted 'change,' so they voted for the 'nerd', and the democratic voters who didn't want to vote Republican stayed home in greater numbers.  Virg said it best in his concession speech:  "It wasn't our time."

      Well, it sure looks like our time now, doesn't it?

      Going to the woods is going home--John Muir

      by GypsyT on Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 04:22:28 PM PST

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      •  Unfortunately, "our time"... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...if you're a Democrat or Independent -- or at least don't drink the corporatist/Republican/neocon Kool-aid -- may be a regretable memory, if the next 2 years strangles fund-raising for Democratic candidates, as this Wisconsin assault seems to presage.

        There's a very good chance that the fundamentalist/theocratic/neocon/corporatist Republican agenda takes over complete control of our federal government  for the foreseeable future -- they've already done a pretty good job in the judicial branch, and enjoy an inordinate amount of power in the legislative branch -- even when they were in the minority for thw past 2 years.

        •  Kay, in what ways do you see the next 2 years (0+ / 0-)

          strangling fundraising for Democratic candidates?  I see the rallies in Wisconsin as energizing to democrats (and, by association, their fundraising)....

          If anything, the republicans, by their recent behavior as a group in general, are only sealing their fate on NOT being re-elected.  When this many people have been burned this badly, they tend not to forget, at least not quickly.

          Going to the woods is going home--John Muir

          by GypsyT on Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 03:30:01 AM PST

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