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Posted at 1:45 PM ET, 03/11/2011

National Dems enter Wisconsin fray with new ad targeting GOP state senator

By Greg Sargent

For the first time, national Democrats are sinking money into a TV ad targeting an individual Wisconsin GOP state senator, a sign that the Beltway Dem establishment may be getting serious about rallying behind the recall drives now underway in the state.

The DC-based Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, which supports Dem state government candidates around the country, is going up with a hard-hitting spot hammering Senator Luther Olsen for voting for "Walker's back-room deal to destroy collective bargaining":

The ad, which is slated to run for two weeks in the Green Bay market, is the first spot from the left that focuses on a particular senator, another sign that the recall drives are gaining momentum.

Indeed, a spokesperson for the DLCC, Carolyn Fiddler, says the group is likely to expand its buy to target other senators. "We expect to direct significant resources to the elections that may emerge in Wisconsin," Fiddler tells me.

The DLCC specifically chose Olsen because he had previously criticized Walker's proposal before voting for it. The ad, which seems to reflect a sense that Walker will continue to sink in popularity, says:

Last month, Senator Olsen said eliminating collective bargaining is, quote, "pretty radical." But Olsen voted for Governor Walker's backroom deal to end collective bargaining. Now Walker is pushing a budget that will devastate public schools and health care. And Senator Olsen refuses to stand up to the Governor.

The DLCC is a 527, which means it faces certain restrictions on political advertising, and this spot is framed as an issue ad: It doesn't mention the drive to recall Olsen. But the larger context is obvious: The recall drives are underway, and the spot signals that national Dems will have their back.

By Greg Sargent  | March 11, 2011; 1:45 PM ET
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Scott Fitzgerald(R) Wisconsin State Senate Majority Leader, already told Fox News that it is all about destroying the middle class, and about turning America into a One Party Puppet Government Run by the Koch Type Oligarchs.

I posted the video link, a couple of days ago, but Greg decided to just mention it in passing, in one of his round ups.

Today; on Politicalwire.com


Quote of the Day
"If we win this battle, and the money is not there under the auspices of the unions, certainly what you're going to find is President Obama is going to have a much more difficult time getting elected and winning the state of Wisconsin."

-- Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R), quoted by the Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel, admitting what's really driving the controversy in his state.

Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse

How is Governor Walker, and the Fitzgerald Brothers, passing laws to prevent workers from being able to collectively bargain, supposed to be ending government restrictions on people freedoms?

Looks like Republicans are either practicing Dyslexic Libertarianism, or else they are just fulll of Shite.

How is having the State Government taking away the local governments' right to negotiate with their labor forces, and also taking away their right to raise local revenues for schools, supposed to be allowing decisions to be made at the local level?

The Republicans are just centralized Fascists dressed up in Libertarian costumes.

Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 1:55 PM | Report abuse

This is awful..."Japan says authorities are nearing a decision to release radioactive steam from the Fukushima nuclear reactor in a bid to ease a build-up of pressure." AFP

Posted by: shrink2 | March 11, 2011 1:56 PM | Report abuse

So much for that source of clean safe energy for the future.

The back up cooling system works until it is needed to work.

Once the power grid went down, they appear to have had no backup power source to pump cooling water into the core.

Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 2:03 PM | Report abuse

God, they are desperately trying to bring in and hook up enough diesel generators, in the middle of the night, in the acute phase of a generalized logistical nightmare, to try to run the cooling pumps. It is astonishing they didn't not have generators available on site. So, if the grid goes down the plant melts down? Wow.

Posted by: shrink2 | March 11, 2011 2:11 PM | Report abuse

People within ten km of the plant are being told to stay indoors as the radiation is released. In Japan, of all places.

Posted by: shrink2 | March 11, 2011 2:18 PM | Report abuse

As to the blog post, well here's a hearty HO HUM.

I mean, so what Mr Sargent? This is just more Demcrat reaction. They are no longer driving events in WI or most other states for that matter and that sad realization is just dawning on the DC Democrat power boys. Oh ain't that just a shame?

It is not as if this is actually news. The Democrats LOST. Feingold got fired by the same adults that voted in fiscal hawks. The gravy train is finished and all the Democrats can do is smear the people who are trying to balance the budget. That tells us all we need to know about the party and the unions that fund it.

Liam's quote is exactly right. and I'm proud of Walker for saying it. does the lying one think for even a minute that were the tables turned the Democrats wouldn't do everything in their power to harm the Republicans' electoral chances? Come now this is high stakes hardball and the left is losing.

During the gubernatorial campaign in Ohio the Republicans made it clear that a win for Kasich and the party meant that Obama had a much harder time carrying the state. Further that fool Strickland made it clear that a vote for him was a vote for Obama.

and Strickland LOST. Big time.

Liar still is just now realizing this? Where has he been? Don't tell me, let me guess, he's been suffering from cranial-rectal inversion (yet again).

Posted by: skipsailing28 | March 11, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Solid ad.

Posted by: TheBBQChickenMadness | March 11, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, very good ad!

Posted by: suekzoo1 | March 11, 2011 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Today; on Politicalwire.com


Quote of the Day
"If we win this battle, and the money is not there under the auspices of the unions, certainly what you're going to find is President Obama is going to have a much more difficult time getting elected and winning the state of Wisconsin."

-- Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R), quoted by the Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel, admitting what's really driving the controversy in his state.

..........................

Fitzgerald; In A Nutshell.

We are going to destroy the Unions, because then, we Republicans will have all The Oligarchs funding us, and the Democrats will have no labor funding.

The Republicans are turning America into a One Party Centralized Fascist nation.

When the stupid Tea Party Koch Suckers discover, that they are also going to become serfs on the Koch Plantation, it will be too late for them to do anything about it.

Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Let the Democrats sink money into Wisconsin. It will be money well wasted.

If Wisconsin voters are serious about their fiscal health, they will ignore the unionista moneybaggers.

Besides, as I have said, the fate of the Obama regime rests in Ohio, not Wisconsin.

Wisconsin is still blue. Ohio is blushing red, again.

Posted by: battleground51 | March 11, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Good bye Obama good bye Flee Baggers. What a great day for America!! Why would a great man like Gov. Walker lower himself to bargain with Flee Baggers? He is doing exactly what he promised to do when he campaigned according to a report by MSNBC. I understand and laugh at Flee Baggers being shocked at a politician keeping his word. Look at there leader the Punter what a joke he is. It really comes down to the fact that Flee Baggers feel like they are being treated as lesser humans...and they would be right...they are lesser humans. Just look at Chapter 946 of the Wisconsin Statutes (CRIMES AGAINST GOVERNMENT AND ITS ADMINISTRATION). http://legis.wisconsin.gov/sta... lesser humans? Only if you consider felons that are afraid of work as lesser humans!! As always you can contact me at work http://www.michigan-businessre... and yes keep those jokes coming. This is truly class warfare!! Those who care about America, vs the organized crime union some still call the Democratic party. Gov. Walker will go down in history as the greatest American hero since George Marshall.

Posted by: Loxinabox | March 11, 2011 2:38 PM | Report abuse

"and Strickland LOST. Big time."

Yeah, big time, like 2% to a winner who had less than 50% of the vote in a state with an economy that's in the toilet.

Posted by: filmnoia | March 11, 2011 2:42 PM | Report abuse

They're doing it in Florida too. Trashing unions, strict immigration bill...

Good bye Middle Class.

Hello fascism.

It really is scary what is going on in this country. The hard right is taking over their Wall Street buddies nearly sent us into a depression. If we Americans, collectively, aren't smart enough to realize what is going on, America is truly going to be permanently F'd.

Posted by: ronnieandrush | March 11, 2011 2:43 PM | Report abuse

So what if it is Ohio or Wisconsin we are talking about. It is all a part of the same Republican plan to turn America into a One Party Centralized Fascist Nation, where only their Oligarch Puppet Masters get to call the shots.

Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Is (OhioO SB5 fair or unfair?

Fair, the state has a budget crisis and its leaders need the flexibility SB5 provides 31.63% (1,369 votes)

Unfair, public workers should not be stripped of their bargaining rights 68.37% (2,959 votes)

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2011/03/is_ohios_collective_bargaining.html

Posted by: pragmaticagain | March 11, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Walker responds with union busting ad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFaaDmpieI&feature=related

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | March 11, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Governor Walker is creating jobs in Wisconsin! Of course thousands of teachers and public workers will be losing their jobs through his cuts, but that's besides the point. Thanks governor Walker for providing over 100 million in tax breaks to companies so that they can come to our state to exploit it through low wage menial jobs. Thanks for that! You are a true hero! You are showing the mindless educated citizens of Wisconsin that limited government really means centralizing all of the power into the hands of the few wealthy elite. We love you! You're awesome! A true patriot! I eat two ham and cheese sandwiches everyday for lunch now just like you. Anything for austerity, right? Thanks again. I like the way you breathe too. How do you get that nasally sound? I gues that I'll just have to keep practicing. Bye! Love you!

Posted by: nevets2sherwoo | March 11, 2011 3:12 PM | Report abuse

"If we Americans, collectively, aren't smart enough to realize what is going on, America is truly going to be permanently F'd."

Ha! We are permanently f....d, not because we aren't smart enough, just too pre occupied by keeping our financial head above water. If the GOP gets their way any jobs that are created will be the $7-10 an hour kind. WI has been a mild wake up call, but I don't think this will rouse the masses. By Nov. 2010 it will be forgotten, like yesterday's news. The 20th century was America's century. Let other countries be the world policeman. Meanwhile the US can go full steam ahead and make guns for the rest of the world. We're more geared up for that than we are green technolgy.

Posted by: filmnoia | March 11, 2011 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Until some other state makes them a better offer, and promises them that they will provide a serf labor force, that will work for almost nothing.

Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

OT

Federal marshalls and state police arrested 5 people today in Fairbanks, AK for plotting to kidnap and kill state troopers and a Fairbanks judge.

These Muslims disguise themselves so well with these names:

Francis "Schaeffer" Cox, Lonnie Vernon, Karen Vernon, Coleman Barney and Michael Anderson are accused of conspiring to commit murder, kidnapping, and arson, as well as weapons misconduct, hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence, according to trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters in a written statement late Thursday.

Read more: http://www.adn.com/2011/03/10/1748613/man-who-threatened-judge.html#ixzz1GKBFL5pA

Posted by: suekzoo1 | March 11, 2011 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Here's hoping that this will help to keep the reactor from causing another Chernobyl.

Reuters US Online Report Domestic News

Mar 11, 2011 11:05 EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has transported coolant to a Japanese nuclear plant affected by a massive earthquake and will continue to assist Japan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.

"We just had our Air Force assets in Japan transport some really important coolant to one of the nuclear plants," Clinton said at a meeting of the President's Export Council.

Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Tax havens anyone? Interesting to note that here we are complainig about fat cat teachers while the crooks who broke our economy on Wall Street are now paying out billions in bonuses after returning to profit. And the companies who were 'awarded' the largest amounts from the bailout aren't paying taxes. Bank of America. Interesting that Obama has Immelt from GE as one of his advisors, since GE is one of the largest tax dodgers. Let's toss out the whole group. Repubs and Dems need to go!

Posted by: nevets2sherwoo | March 11, 2011 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone have a link for quantitative info comparing how workers fair in right-to-work states vs unionized states. I'm still trying to get informed on this issue.

Posted by: mobrien83 | March 11, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

" . .. will provide a serf labor force, that will work for almost nothing"

Pretty soon the other 49 states will be like Mississippi - an economy built around more of a medieval feudal model than a 21st century industrialized state. I thought we once fought a war over this about 150 years ago.

Posted by: filmnoia | March 11, 2011 3:28 PM | Report abuse

All, the Wisconsin Dems are planning a major homecoming to the capitol tomorrow:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2011/03/wisconsin_14_planning_homecomi.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | March 11, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

shrink:

""Japan says authorities are nearing a decision to release radioactive steam from the Fukushima nuclear reactor in a bid to ease a build-up of pressure.""

For what it is worth, authorities there say "...the release posed no danger to human health or the environment."

But they are evacuating 3,000 people anyway.

Posted by: ScottC3 | March 11, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

It is pretty incredible how far Americans are willing to be pushed politically before they actually do something. It cannot be denied how extreme the GOP agenda has become.

Between the GOP's war on the Middle Class and their voter disenfranchisement tactics, it really doesn't feel like we live in America anymore.

Posted by: ronnieandrush | March 11, 2011 3:41 PM | Report abuse

There is a massive effort underway now, an airlift really, I don't think any plant will melt down but really, they are built right on the shore line.

This is now old news, but it provides for how serious this situation is.

"Tohoku Electric Power Company's Onogawa 1 suffered a fire in the non-nuclear turbine building which took eight hours to extinguish. A minor fire burned in a non-nuclear service building of Tepco's Fukushima Daini 1 but this was extinguished within two hours.

Later, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) reported that emergency diesel generators started as expected at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but then stopped after one hour, leaving units 1, 2 and 3 with no power for important cooling functions. This led the company to notify the government of an 'emergency' situation, which allows local authorities to take additional precautionary measures. An evacuation has been ordered of over 1000 people living within three kilometres, while engineers worked to restore power.

Almost nine hours later, an announcement from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said that three of four mobile power supplies had arrived at Fukushima Daiichi and cables were being set up to supply emergency power. Other power modules were in transit by air.

However, pressure inside the containment of Unit 1 at Fukushima Daichi had been steadily increasing over the time that emergency core cooling systems have not been active. Tepco reported at 2am that pressure had increased beyond reference levels but was within engineered limits.

The company then announced a decision to reduce the pressure within containment "for those units that cannot confirm certain level of water injection" by the safety systems. "We will endeavor to restore the units and continue monitoring the environment of the site periphery."

At neighbouring Fukushima Daini, sufficient cooling water was maintained by injection using the reactor core isolation cooling systems of units 1 to 4. At unit 1 an increase in reactor containment pressure was noted around 6pm, and "assumed to be caused by leakage of reactor coolant in the reactor containment" this led Tepco to notify government of another emergency status. As of 11pm Tepco said it had not detected additional radiation, making a coolant leak seem less likely."

Posted by: shrink2 | March 11, 2011 3:43 PM | Report abuse

@Loxinabox : Find the quote during the campaign where Walker said "My goal is to strip state and local workers of 99% of their collective bargaining rights to weaken democrats in the next election cycle. I pledge to worsen the state deficit with $140 million in tax breaks to corporations and other pet projects and then whine about how the state doesn't have any money. I will do this, by claiming that the need to strip union rights is a fiscal issue for 3 weeks and then pass the measure as a non fiscal bill in the dead of night with no debate."

That is truth in advertising.

He would have gotten about 15% of the vote (that would be the Palin--"tea party" crowd that says "keep your government hands off my medicare and social security and get off my lawn!" Orwell would be so proud...

Posted by: srw3 | March 11, 2011 3:45 PM | Report abuse

*Republicans Save 1500 Jobs*

Governor Walker directed state agencies to rescind layoff notices because the Legislature passed the budget-repair bill.
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/117794798.html

=====
“The Legislature helped us save 1,500 middle-class jobs by moving forward this week with the budget repair. The state will now be able to realize $30 million in savings to balance the budget and allow 1,500 state employees to keep their jobs. The reforms contained in this legislation, which require modest health care and pension contributions from all public employees, will help put Wisconsin on a path to fiscal sustainability."
=====

Dem fleebaggers lost this opportunity to ride to the rescue. Had they returned a few days ago and faced the inevitable, they could have claimed to do so in an attempt to rescue those workers targeted for layoffs.

Now the Republican Senators can (rightly) boast to have passed the bill to keep state workers from losing their jobs-- while Fleebagger Democrats cynically vacationed in Illinois.

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | March 11, 2011 3:49 PM | Report abuse

srw3, there are no "rights" to collective bargaining. NONE. it is a privelege, not a right.

You are just part of the liberal big lie machinery. Say the same lie repeatedly and ultimately people come to believe it.

Sorry, that won't work this time

Posted by: skipsailing28 | March 11, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

"That is truth in advertising."

I wonder if Barry'd beat Clinton if he had embraced the Mandate rather than reject it. Ditto if he'd said that Gitmo is impossible to close and I dig indefinite detention?

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | March 11, 2011 3:53 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans are A Centralized Fascist Party, masquerading as Libertarians.

Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 3:53 PM | Report abuse

mobrien -- i don't have any data for you. but i saw this the other day. it's a video of a VW plant in Germany. the thing that struck me was how few people there were on the factor floor. it's basically all robotic and I don't think robots care one way or the other.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5WGLWNllA

it's about 7 mins. also, has environmental benefits -- something about being powered by magnets in the floor.

Posted by: NoVAHockey | March 11, 2011 3:55 PM | Report abuse

"He would have gotten about 15%"

So true.

These people are LIARS.

It's astonishing that anyone would have such a transparent lack of moral fiber to even attempt something like that. The fact that these Republicans won office by LYING about what they would do and misrepresenting their agenda to the American people is truly despicable.

They obviously have no shame and no concept of right versus wrong.

Posted by: ronnieandrush | March 11, 2011 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Thank God for Governor Walker. He is the first politician I have seen that stood up to the public unions which milk taxpayers dry. The unions collect dues, then they donate them to Democrat politicians, who in turn vote to give the public employees more of our tax dollars. This corruption has been going on for decades. Most private workers have NO pension. If they are some of the lucky few who do, they pay a good part of their wages into the pension fund. Workers in private companies either have no health care or they pay between 15% and 25% of their wages toward that healthcare. Public union members devise all manner of feather bedding rules to reduce the work they do for their higher than average wages. Unions in general do a lot of that and it costs the citizens of this country a lot of money. I remember when the IBEW members in Chicago who worked at the telephone company, would cut the connector heads off of 25 pair cables so they would have to mount multipair connecting blocks and cut each individual wire down. With the connector left on, it took about two seconds to connect the cables. The railroad unions, for years required a "fireman" on board a train even though the engines were now diesel and had no tender or firebox like a steam engine required. Right to work states do not have these problems. Every day workers in the privae sector are tired of paying their public employees better wages and benefits than they receive.

Posted by: good_angel | March 11, 2011 3:59 PM | Report abuse

NoVA- Thanks for sharing this. Pretty cool.

Posted by: mobrien83 | March 11, 2011 4:00 PM | Report abuse

[Liam gargled: "Republicans are A Centralized Fascist Party"]

*Leftist-Fascism Update*

Leftists Flood Twitter With Death Threats Against WI Gov. Scott Walker After Union Vote
http://www.therightscoop.com/death-wishes-and-hate-to-gov-walker-on-twitter/

[Remember all the TEA party death threats against Dems after ObamaCare was passed? Oh no, wait...]

*so progressive!*

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | March 11, 2011 4:09 PM | Report abuse

A National Boycott.

A National Boycott.


We have to start a nationwide boycott of Wisconsin goods, and no one should travel to that state, or any of the other Union busting states.

We can not start to go all soft, about how some people's livelihood might get hurt by such Boycotts, or no one can ever use the Boycott option against any evil practices.

When the people in County Mayo first came up with the method, to use against the tyrannical British Plantation Land Grabber, Captain Boycott, some of the desperately poor people of the Irish village, also got hurt economically, but they won the day, and that is how the word Boycott came into the English language.

This is a war, to preserve the way of life for future working class Americans, and like any fight for justice and equality, there will be some innocent people that get caught in the crossfire, but if we let that stop us, then no one can ever stand up to tyrants, anywhere or anytime.

Boycott all the Union Busting States, and all the products being marketed by The Oligarchs, who are funding the Union Busters.


Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Of course, the ad is grossly dishonest. No one has abolished collective bargaining in WI.

Just another Big Lie in the war on the public by Democrats and Big Labor.

Posted by: quarterback1 | March 11, 2011 5:10 PM | Report abuse

A National Boycott.

A National Boycott.


We have to start a nationwide boycott of Wisconsin goods, and no one should travel to that state, or any of the other Union busting states.

We can not start to go all soft, about how some people's livelihood might get hurt by such Boycotts, or no one can ever use the Boycott option against any evil practices.

When the people in County Mayo first came up with the method, to use against the tyrannical British Plantation Land Grabber, Captain Boycott, some of the desperately poor people of the Irish village, also got hurt economically, but they won the day, and that is how the word Boycott came into the English language.

This is a war, to preserve the way of life for future working class Americans, and like any fight for justice and equality, there will be some innocent people that get caught in the crossfire, but if we let that stop us, then no one can ever stand up to tyrants, anywhere or anytime.

Boycott all the Union Busting States, and all the products being marketed by The Oligarchs, who are funding the Union Busters.


Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Wow, libersl do not have a clue, or they are paid shills for big government and big government unions. This is a huge victory for citizens and taxpayers. No longer will the two headed parasite of big government and government unions prey on the taxpayers. Big government give usurious pay and entitlements to the government workers unions, and in exchange the government unions give hundreds of millions of dollars to big government political campaigns at taxpayer expense.

Democrats are desperate to shut this down before the cost savings and huge improvements in schools becomes obvious to the citizens of Wisconsin. Mitch Daniels did it in Indiana and has made enormous savings and improvements in schools.

Posted by: Bubbette1 | March 11, 2011 5:53 PM | Report abuse

A National Boycott.

A National Boycott.


We have to start a nationwide boycott of Wisconsin goods, and no one should travel to that state, or any of the other Union busting states.

We can not start to go all soft, about how some people's livelihood might get hurt by such Boycotts, or no one can ever use the Boycott option against any evil practices.

When the people in County Mayo first came up with the method, to use against the tyrannical British Plantation Land Grabber, Captain Boycott, some of the desperately poor people of the Irish village, also got hurt economically, but they won the day, and that is how the word Boycott came into the English language.

This is a war, to preserve the way of life for future working class Americans, and like any fight for justice and equality, there will be some innocent people that get caught in the crossfire, but if we let that stop us, then no one can ever stand up to tyrants, anywhere or anytime.

Boycott all the Union Busting States, and all the products being marketed by The Oligarchs, who are funding the Union Busters.

Posted by: Liam-still | March 11, 2011 6:08 PM | Report abuse

This is awful..."Japan says authorities are nearing a decision to release radioactive steam from the Fukushima nuclear reactor in a bid to ease a build-up of pressure." AFP

Well - we'll have to Recall them too - after the Wisconsin boys ! One at a time.

Posted by: PulSamsara | March 11, 2011 10:22 PM | Report abuse

pcow

The Democrats in Wisconsin who left the state are cowards, and are just Anti-American. Their latest video rants on YouTube are like something Charlie Sheen would say:

http://fms.nu/eYM6hB

And why are the all so touchy feely? It gives me the creeps!

Posted by: webcontent2011 | March 12, 2011 1:43 AM | Report abuse

One of the Fitzgeralds' many dirty little ploys was to call the Assembly vote on the original bill while most of the legislators were out of the room and then closed the voting in 17 seconds!

They would have done the same if the Democratic senators had been present with the jammed packed bill that contained almost everything on the GOP wish list like allowing Walker to selling off the power plants in no-bid contracts (are the Koch Brothers interested?).

Republicans did not (dare to) campaign on the most controversial issues in the bill and gave the Legislature only 4 days to look it over before calling a vote.

Many Wisconsinite who voted for this smarmy sneaky bunch of Republicans now regret it.

Posted by: bjkalmba | March 12, 2011 2:15 AM | Report abuse

Walker has openly admitted his agenda of tricking and repressing Americans and destroying the middle class and labor.. for his corporate buddies. Like Bush, Walker dropped out of school and behaves as if he's been given a lobotomy but that doesn't stop him from being a psychopath with the same personality as Hitler, and Stalin..no difference, a psychopath is a psychopath. Walker once threatened a police officer's life who stopped him for a ticket..unfortunately he wasn't charged with that crime which is a felony. Walker is completely terrified of anybody gaining any advantage or power over him since in his psychotic dreamworld that would threaten him personally. The only agenda that would make Walker and his sidekicks like Fitzgerald satisfied is the destruction of the constitution, democracy and free enterprise and the whole of America slammed into poverty and slavery with all of the weath consolidated into the hands of a few corporatists..who by chance hold key government positions.. in other words the goal of Republicans is to turn America into a second China. The repression in the US has already gone a long way courtesy of republican traitors who together have the same agenda as Walker. USA has the largest prison system in the world and the most funded propaganda machine and no country but the USA has murdered as many people in illegal wars since the times of Hitler and Stalin. Walker also has no concept of morality and would freely admit this is his end goal..since no decent person can accept his true level of depravity and evil.

For Walker and his thugs, this is not over. It's his own private war against America which he's already lost. Hitler also banned trade unions as part of his agenda, and Hitler also paid with his life for his evil agenda. His entire gang of war criminals ended up hanged. Walker's thugs have rammed through an attack on the american public illegally, the next step to stop his rampage is an agressive court case. Walker will be hounded out of office in short order and preferably into a long prison term.

Posted by: markdonner | March 12, 2011 7:58 AM | Report abuse

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