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  •  OK, Here We Go... (0+ / 0-)

    there's the first of the endless "technicalities" and recall rules which support my criticism 100 percent-- we can't get the dicks out of office.

    but that's not the only issue here: I want to  know why numerous union members supported Walker in the first place? are they actually that dumb??

    I'm serious, folks. you have to be dumb as a box of rocks to think the repugs care a whit about the poor and middle class... really, really ignorant and clueless.

    "I don't feel the change yet". Velma Hart

    by Superpole on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 10:40:10 AM PST

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    •  The reason the Republicans won in Wisconsin (9+ / 0-)

      in 2010 is not enough Democrats went to the polls.....

      Perhaps they sat around bitching instead of taking action....

      •  Security in ignorance (0+ / 0-)

        Made a lot of Democrats belive that Only the stupid few T bagers would put these people in office'
        , so why worry about it.

      •  And that PROVES another one of (0+ / 0-)

        my major points here which numerous political amateurs just can't seem to grasp:

        there are at least three options on voting day:

        **Tweedledee

        **Tweedledum

        **Stay home and don't bother voting.

        If staying home was the option democratic voters took regarding the election of the Governor in WI, then what does that tell you regarding the credibility of the "democratic" party??

        "I don't feel the change yet". Velma Hart

        by Superpole on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 06:11:08 PM PST

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    •  So, (0+ / 0-)

      your alternative is ????

    •  So you want an unstable government? (5+ / 0-)

      A government in which any elected official can be ousted the day after they get democratically elected means that every race would be a perpetual election.

      Nothing would get done. Ever.

      How about on election day, you position volunteers right outside the voting sites and have every person who voted for your candidate immediately sign a recall petition against your opponent. Since most laws only require a percentage of the vote to initiate a recall...you'd likely be able to reach it every single election day.

      Then you could do it again during the recall election.

      And again during the next recall election.

      And again...

      And again...

      Non-stop 3-month election cycles. Yeah, that's what this country needs.

      ::rolls eyes::

    •  Recalls should NOT be easy (1+ / 0-)
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      An easy recall process would be a recipe for chaos. Every time an elected official took a controversial vote one side or the other would stage a recall.

      That would be chaos.

      Recall efforts should be hard due to a requirement of showing a substantial portion of the electorate thinks the official needs to go.

      Wisconsin's recall requirements are appropriately tough.

      The problem with elected officials being in office "forever" is the problem of incumbency in regular elections and that is another issue altogether.

      Peace,

      Andrew

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 03:15:11 PM PST

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