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  •  A general strike is a monumental tactical error. (0+ / 0-)

    Count me among those who think that a general strike, or any strike, or any actions that disrupt business in WI right now are terrible ideas. Such actions are precisely what Walker wants to provoke because he knows he can use them to (a) show he is Reaganesque by firing strikers and (b) turn swing voters against the idea of unions for public employees. All energy now must go into first recalling Republican state senators to take control of the WI senate, and then recalling Walker to retake control of the WI government. That is the only path to victory. It’s a lot more work than just going on strike, but it’s no longer the time to sit down and bang on drums – instead, it’s time to knock on doors, collect signatures, and canvas to elect progressive Democrats (save the drums for the victory party).

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