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  •  Please stop the appalling & shameful bit (5+ / 0-)

    The media doesn't report what is going on and in fact many people still don't understand why the Fab14 had to go to IL.  The media is poo-pooing the recalls and they still make it sound like this is just about the Unions.

    The media doesn't explain that the Huge cuts to SeniorCare, Women's HealthCare, BadgerCare, the University Of Wisconsin were done at the same time huge tax breaks were given to Corporations and the Wealthy. The media doesn't explain that the GOP is trying to kill our small beer brewers for Miller and Coors or that they will kill off our wonderful WiscNet which connects the schools, universities, and libraries as a favor to AT&T.

    The GOP returned our rural Internet money and most of the TV and radio stations are owned by conservatives. If you don't live in Dane County you won't be able to hear the 2 progressive radio stations.

    So rant all you want, but the conservatives have been setting this up a LONG time and it may take a LONG time to fix Wisconsin. We will do our best, but help is always appreciated.

    "We are slow to realize that democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ~ "Fighting Bob" - Robert M. LaFollette Sr.

    by Sand Hill Crane on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 07:20:41 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for spelling it out, Sand Hill Crane. (1+ / 0-)
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      I think you're right. Not everyone knows all the wierd stuff the Republicans are pulling off here.  I think this will take time. You forgot to mention the 800 million dollar cuts to education, while expanding vouchers for the poor to vouchers for everyone in Racine and Milwaukee. (Basically a tax cut for people wanting to send their kids to private schools.)

      Also, the wierd wind farm regulations, the train money that we now have to pay back, the voter ID bill.

    •  I know. I look at the MJS online every day. (4+ / 0-)

      Yes, you are right.  Much of the WI media is barely even reporting the alleged and recent Prosser assault--so I know what you are talking about.

      But there comes a time when we Progressives have to acknowledge just how much of America--everywhere  including Wisconsin--has totally bought into the the rightwingnut agenda.  Decades of Fox News has had its toll!  And with all the money the Roves and the Kochs can now freely spend with no stipulations whatsoever--thanks to the so-called Citizens United ruling--I fear things will only get worse.

      And as I said, I have been pounding the pavement in Wisconsin a heck of lot for all of this--and still plan to. But it doesn't do us Progressive any good if we fail to acknowledge just how many people have bought into all of the Repugnican Propaganda and spin.  And it is indeed shameful!!!  So I really don't understand your point.  There is no doubt that we have an uphill battle that is getting higher by the minute!

      •  Appalling and Shameful? (2+ / 0-)
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        Milhawkee, neaguy

        You said:

        "It is SHAMEFUL that any of the recall elections could even be close."
        I don't consider those words to be applicable to this situation.

        I don't consider it a "shameful" situation. I consider Scott Walker, the Fitzgerald's and the rest of GOP Legislative users of ALEC to be criminals. As for the voters being hoodwinked and misinformed, that sits at the feet of the corporate owned media and it should also be considered criminal as well.

        "We are slow to realize that democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ~ "Fighting Bob" - Robert M. LaFollette Sr.

        by Sand Hill Crane on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 10:19:33 PM PDT

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        •  Some people will vote Republican no matter what (1+ / 0-)
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          the Repugs do!!  Sand Hill Crane, I am all-too-aware of how bought and sold much of the media is.  But it comes to a point where Progressives look silly with their constant excuses for why so many voters continue to vote Repugnican no matter what the Party or Republican leaders do.  If  this many Wisconsin voters  STILL can't figure out--after all of Walker's union busting, budget cuts and the Paul Ryan budget itself-- what the Republican Party stands for, then they never will.  And perhaps even more to the point, probably many of them actually agree with it.  

          And yes, I DO think it is shameful and appalling just how many Americans have totally bought into the Fox News View of the World--something Progressives need to acknowledge if we ever are going to start turning things around.  Of course, the media is Corporate-controlled with folks like Koch, Rove and Murdoch running much of  the show.   But in the end, people ALLOW themselves to buy into this spin and propaganda--and they continue to do so!

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