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  •  Different shift here... (12+ / 0-)

    Here in SD-10, and in the other 5 districts that made our "quota", the focus is rapidly shifting towards winning the recall elections.  We're getting candidates lined up, we're getting organization put together.

    We're cognizant that if these elections fail, Walker will be able to implement his agenda.  Almost as bad, he'll be able to say that he has a mandate, and the effort to recall him could fizzle.  

    For us, step one to recalling Walker is taking back the Senate.

    And - SD-10 has a candidate:

    Shelly Moore for SD-10 Facebook

    RECOUNT. RECALL. RESCIND. REBUILD. Now with 4 R's.

    by stcroix cheesehead on Tue May 03, 2011 at 01:42:33 PM PDT

    •  Exactly, he'll claim a mandate unless (9+ / 0-)

      we at least take back the Senate. We may actually be able block his worst crap with 17+Schultz or 17+Olsen or 17+Ellis, but if we don't actually get 18 (or better yet 19 or 20), Walker is empowered by this whole process. It's a high stakes action and the stakes are really the survival of Wisconsin as we've come to know and love it. Our schools, our parks, our standard of living in general are all at risk.

      Of course Kapanke and Hopper are easy picking if everyone works hard enough. I am getting more optimistic about beating Olsen as I learn more about his opponent. We need to keep Holperin (and Hansen and Wirch of course), while beating Harsdorf and Darling (and maybe Cowles if we are lucky) in order to really send a message.

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      by pHunbalanced on Tue May 03, 2011 at 02:04:57 PM PDT

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      •  The stakes are high. (12+ / 0-)
        It's a high stakes action and the stakes are really the survival of Wisconsin as we've come to know and love it. Our schools, our parks, our standard of living in general are all at risk.

        TO OUR GENTLE READERS FROM OUTSIDE OF BADGERLAND:

        No, we don't have our tin hats on.  pHunbalanced is correct.  It is that serious.

        It took me a couple of months to realized that, because I thought that what Walker and his ilk want to do was inconceivable.  Just as I thought it inconceivable that my state senator would back this.

        All that we hold as good and true about Wisconsin - they want to eliminate.

        Forget FDR.  These people want to go back to the times before Teddy R.

        RECOUNT. RECALL. RESCIND. REBUILD. Now with 4 R's.

        by stcroix cheesehead on Tue May 03, 2011 at 02:45:07 PM PDT

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        •  Very true (7+ / 0-)

          They're trying to take us back to the Guilded Age (or the 1850s).  We can't allow them to undo what decades of progressive government has built.

          There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

          by Puddytat on Tue May 03, 2011 at 03:54:59 PM PDT

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        •  Thank you for understanding. (1+ / 0-)
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          I've been kind of beating the drum regarding this for yonks; see my sig for more about the essentially revolutionary nature of these Republicans, their desire to overturn everything we hold dear (including democracy itself).

          I guess Walker finally made Wisconsin realize what was really going on.  I don't know how we're gonna make the rest of the country realize it. (Snyder, Kasich, and Scott are just as bad, but not enough people in their states seem to have noticed.)

          Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

          by neroden on Tue May 03, 2011 at 08:35:04 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for your efforts on the special (3+ / 0-)
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      elections.  Yes, this is the most important first step to putting the brakes on the Walker/Koch agenda here.  We need to minimally flip 3 Republican seats and successfully defend the 3 Democrats (unless we can successfully challenge their recalls).  

      July 12 is just around the corner.  Fortunately, there are excellent candidates stepping up to run against the recalled Republicans.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Tue May 03, 2011 at 03:04:48 PM PDT

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