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I can't stress enough the importance of the Wisconsin election on June 5. I live in Michigan and we have Snyder which is bad enough; but if Walker wins in Wisconsin, all the Republican governors and legislators in the states they control will be emboldened. If you think it's bad now; just wait.

In addition, this election is so important to what happens in November. Which ever side wins in Wisconsin will have their foot on the throat of the other party and will have huge momentum going into November. What happens in Wisconsin will help shape what happens in the Presidential race, the Senate races, the House races and the races for governor and state legislatures.

If Walker wins, we can have all the protests we want; but they won't do any good. We are stuck with him. If the Republicans win the White House, the Senate, hold the House and expand their grip on state governments we can protest all we want; but it won't mean anything because we will be stuck with them. They can stack the Supreme Court for the next 30 years.

We have a chance right now to make a difference. By stopping Walker, we increase our chances in all elections this fall. We can control the agenda. I am heading over to Wisconsin this weekend to do what I can.

If everyone could do a little...contribute a few dollars, make phone calls ( you can do it from any place in the country through Democracy for America and other organizations,) it will make a difference. The polls are so close right now. Right now we have a chance to make that difference. In two weeks we won't. Let's not have to look back in two weeks and say I wish I had.

Originally posted to mcgoverngreatpatriot on Fri May 25, 2012 at 03:58 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, Progressive Hippie, and German American Friendship Group.

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  •  Tipped, recced and republished to (3+ / 0-)
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    3goldens, nomandates, Joy of Fishes

    Badger State Progressive.

    Thank you from across the lake to you, Muskegon Critic, Eclectablog and all the rest of our brothers and sisters in Michigan.

    Solidarity Forever!

    I started with nothing and still have most of it left. - Seasick Steve

    by ruleoflaw on Fri May 25, 2012 at 04:28:56 PM PDT

  •  Thanks for your diary and (2+ / 0-)
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    nomandates, Joy of Fishes

    for your activism.  This says it all for me:

    We have a chance right now to make a difference.

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. Louis D. Brandeis

    by 3goldens on Fri May 25, 2012 at 04:57:59 PM PDT

  •  Based on what? (0+ / 0-)

    What data supports this theory that whichever Party wins in WI in June will have such momentum heading into November? Americans don't care about politics like we here do. I think that outside of WI, a very tiny percentage of Americans will even know about the election in two weeks, let alone care much. And I don't think it will make any difference whatsoever in terms of who wins the presidency.

    •  First of all (2+ / 0-)
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      nomandates, Joy of Fishes

      if Walker wins; the Repubs will control the entire election machine in Wisconsin, making it much more difficult for the President to win there. The Repubs will have momentum on their side and the Dems will be playing from behind in Wisconsin.

      Secondly, a Walker victory will embolden other Republican governors in their own states to proceed with the same agenda; which also includes trying to keep as many people from voting who fit the Democratic demographic.

      Third, it will strongly encourage all the right wing special interest groups that their plan works; thus having more money flow into these groups.

      •  I'm sorry. (0+ / 0-)

        Something like 99% of Americans have no idea that Wisconsin's governor is named Scott Walker and that he is facing ouster. It may be a very big event in the lives of some people here but for most people all they know about Wisconsin is that it is to the north somewhere and that they are famous for cheese. This is not a very politically astute country, and thus I don't think there will be much effect of this race.

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