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The impending recall elections for state senators will be a no holds barred money slug fest., and this is just a preview of the Walker recall. As Bob Dylan once wrote "money doesn't talk, it screams". There is going to be some world class screaming coming from the Badger State.

As was pointed out by Wisconsin Recall Blog http://wirecall.blogspot.com/...
Campaign finance limits do NOT apply in the recall elections. Senate districts, such as Alberta Darlings, are flush with cash. And we should do our best to make them spend it. Defending your home turf would normally be easy, but we need to make them work and pay dearly for every vote.

But this is just the preview for the Walker recall. Let's not kid ourselves. The big boys are going to come out to play and they play for keeps. Time to start putting a buck or two a day in the "beat the weasel jar", make sure our "sailing shoes" are in good shape and get ready to give Scooter and his bankers a good old Badger beat down.

So let's make a "buck a day will keep the weasels away" our motto and be as smart as the Packers were in an uncapped year.

PS Make a list of the big donors. Last quarter, Ralph Stayer donated $15,000 to Hooper. Stayer is the founder of Johnsonville Sausage. The sponsor of bratfest in Madison.

Originally posted to zephyr108 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 09:33 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    Whoever thinks of himself has problems but whoever thinks of others has interesting jobs to do. The greatest trick of all is simply to forget oneself. - Lama Ole Nydahl, "The Great Seal"

    by zephyr108 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 09:33:09 PM PDT

  •  not sure on this... (0+ / 0-)

    I had heard that limits kick in just as soon as the recall is certified.  That is, since the legislators do not formally face an election yet, restrictions do not apply.

    Still, it's a problem.  Our senator has been mailing out all kinds of crap, starting way before we submitted the signatures.  A lot of it urging people not to sign the petition.  Hell of a lot of good that did her.  ;-)

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

    by stcroix cheesehead on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 04:41:12 AM PDT

  •  Thom Hartmann (1+ / 0-)
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    had a reporter from the Nation, Wisconsin Beat, on today.  He was saying exactly this.  He estimated that up to 12 million will easily be spent on the recalls.  Apparently, Rove was in Madison last week, checking out the territory and trying to figure out how much Citizens United can help the GOP locally, and on a state level.

    Hartmann made the point that people think of Citizens United as a federal government threat, and don't understand what the GOP understands---that dollars spent on the local and state level can be most powerful of all.

    Alberta Darling is already bringing in the moola, as this guy pointed out she has electronic billboards (WAY EXPENSIVE) on all the main roads into Milwaukee.

    Which is why it's so important we all donate the bucks we can afford to the democrat effort there of our choice.  Even $5 goes a way when it's added to a thousand other people who gave $5.  We don't need to match them in money, if we spend what we have wisely.  But you gotta have something to fight with, and Citizens United has named the weapon of choice---money.

    •  Your spot on about dollars at the local level (1+ / 0-)
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      Darling already has raised a quarter million and has shown that she can flex her money muscle. Wisconsin is ground zero. Personally, I hate that money matters so much but that is the capital part of capitalism.

      There is also a beautiful part, $5 can be compounded into a force that, if used wisely, will work as a counter balance to the Citizens United money machine. It is going to be a long struggle but a bumper sticker is as good as a billboard.

      Whoever thinks of himself has problems but whoever thinks of others has interesting jobs to do. The greatest trick of all is simply to forget oneself. - Lama Ole Nydahl, "The Great Seal"

      by zephyr108 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 06:08:57 PM PDT

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      •  Darling is raking in cash!! (1+ / 0-)
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        A quarter million? Pish!! Now at $422,000 and climbing. The GAB has ruled that limits do not apply until an election date has been set.

        Whoever thinks of himself has problems but whoever thinks of others has interesting jobs to do. The greatest trick of all is simply to forget oneself. - Lama Ole Nydahl, "The Great Seal"

        by zephyr108 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 06:45:38 PM PDT

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      •  Love what you said (1+ / 0-)
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        here---"a bumper sticker is as good as a billboard."  So true and that's the beauty of it.  You can spend less more wisely, as the contest between Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in California illustrated.  But you've got to start with ENOUGH money.  Which is where everyone of us can help and make a difference.  Almost everyone can afford to give $5 here and $5 there, and if almost everyone does that, we'll have enough to fight.  But fact is, it isn't enough to just vote anymore.  These times call for money and time from us as well.

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