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(Hot Air)   A year after huge commie fail in Wisconsin Governor recall race, Democrats can't find anyone to run against Scott Walker in 2014   (hotair.com) divider line 75
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2013-06-12 12:13:06 PM  
Then focus on the state legislatures.
 
2013-06-12 12:21:32 PM  
"huge commie fail"?
 
2013-06-12 12:22:24 PM  
The state is going down the crapper but Republicans won. Yay team?
 
2013-06-12 12:31:47 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: "huge commie fail"?


Citizens working to gather the approval of a significant proportion of the population thus triggering a referendum by the larger population to decide a contentious matter is the acme of Stalinist totalitarianism.
 
2013-06-12 12:31:56 PM  
Well, its a 4 way race to the bottom, Arizona, Floriduh, and Texass are some stiff competition...but dont like that stop you, Wisconsin...
 
2013-06-12 12:33:59 PM  
The State is 49th in growth, but by God, at least the Governor's not a Democrat.
 
2013-06-12 12:34:34 PM  
In a race that is a good 8 months away from needing to announce your intentions, no one has announced their intentions.  Shocking.
 
2013-06-12 12:37:10 PM  
The city's name is only unpronounceable to someone whose only interest in the state is to see its evil governor ousted because unions.
 
2013-06-12 12:38:11 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: cameroncrazy1984: "huge commie fail"?

Citizens working to gather the approval of a significant proportion of the population thus triggering a referendum by the larger population to decide a contentious matter is the acme of Stalinist totalitarianism.


Yep, because anything that is not approved by Lord Koch and his friends and Fox news is "socialist". Including things like encyclopedias.
 
2013-06-12 12:39:26 PM  
I'm not particularly surprised. The next governor's term in office will look pretty similar to Obama's: being blamed for the consequences of your predecessor's policies, being blamed for not cleaning up your predecessor's mess fast enough, dealing with a (probably) opposition state legislature, dealing with the inevitable recall election...
 
2013-06-12 12:40:19 PM  

Cletus C.: The city's name is only unpronounceable to someone whose only interest in the state is to see its evil governor ousted because unions.


Didn't read beyond the first paragraph, huh? The author is a big supporter of Walker.
 
2013-06-12 12:41:48 PM  

qorkfiend: I'm not particularly surprised. The next governor's term in office will look pretty similar to Obama's: being blamed for the consequences of your predecessor's policies, being blamed for not cleaning up your predecessor's mess fast enough, dealing with a (probably) opposition state legislature, dealing with the inevitable recall election...


The Democratic Party: Cleaning Up After Voters' Shiatty Decisions Since 1945
 
2013-06-12 12:42:36 PM  

Cletus C.: The city's name is only unpronounceable to someone whose only interest in the state is to see its evil governor ousted because unions.


Wow, you need a degree in archaeology to unearth that talking point.  Here, take a look at this tool that ensure it gets reburied for posterity:

www.motherjones.com
 
2013-06-12 12:43:12 PM  
Humph.  I just wasted all my Walker bashing in the other thread.  Let me explain.  No, there is too much.  Let me sum up.

Walker turns down Federal funds for a rail project in Wisconsin citing maintenance costs.  The costs of abandoning the project are far greater than the maintenance costs.  Wisconsin, not being an island in the Pacific, is surrounded by other states that would love to work together on rail projects for better connectivity, but Wisconsin doesn't want to play because Walker acts like they are an island in the Pacific.  Talgo, the maker of the trains for the rail project, files a lawsuit against the state for not fulfilling their contract by, you know, paying for the trains that they've already built.

This is your Governor, Wisconsin.  You've blown a huge wad and got nothing for it except a lawsuit.  Congrats.
 
2013-06-12 12:44:46 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Cletus C.: The city's name is only unpronounceable to someone whose only interest in the state is to see its evil governor ousted because unions.

Didn't read beyond the first paragraph, huh? The author is a big supporter of Walker.



Wow, I farked that up good. I couldn't really tell what the hell his point was, even after a second reading. Control-z? Does that still work?
 
2013-06-12 12:45:30 PM  
Cletus C.: I'm a-herpin' and a-derpin'! UNIONSLIBSLIBSUNIONSLIBSLIBSLIBS!


Yes you are, sweetie.
 
2013-06-12 12:45:37 PM  

MindStalker: In a race that is a good 8 months away from needing to announce your intentions, no one has announced their intentions.  Shocking.


It's closer than 8 months away, but I do agree that it's still a little early for people to be jumping into the race. That said, if no one really does want to run against Scott Walker, the Democrats will bring someone in from outside the State. They always do in situations like these.
 
2013-06-12 12:48:36 PM  
Who would want to take the blame for the inevidible economic collapse of Wisconsin?

No one. Walker will probably retire himself than face the outcome of his own decisions. And yet, Republicans in the state will still either ignore objective reality, or blame Democrats anyway for their own policies.

Deflection, Projection, and Hypocrisy, the three pillars of a modern conservative.
 
2013-06-12 12:49:22 PM  
Whoever runs against Walker, I'm knocking on doors for him.
 
2013-06-12 12:51:11 PM  
...or her, if Pasch runs.
 
2013-06-12 12:51:23 PM  

elffster: Well, its a 4 way race to the bottom, Arizona, Floriduh, and Texass are some stiff competition...but dont like that stop you, Wisconsin...


Don't forget Kansas, the dark horse from the midwest.
 
2013-06-12 12:51:24 PM  
 Let them have it.  We've already turned over the keys to the Koch brothers to rule as they will.  Let's hear them out.  Wisconsin can serve as a towering monument to the success of public services through privatization.  Let us all see how they would "run the country as a business" to better serve us all, by giving them a state to prove it.

 Wisconsin has been under Koch rule for quite a while now.  Businesses and right-minded Americans must be flocking to the state in droves, yes?
 
2013-06-12 12:53:30 PM  

EyeballKid: qorkfiend: I'm not particularly surprised. The next governor's term in office will look pretty similar to Obama's: being blamed for the consequences of your predecessor's policies, being blamed for not cleaning up your predecessor's mess fast enough, dealing with a (probably) opposition state legislature, dealing with the inevitable recall election...

The Democratic Party: Cleaning Up After Voters' Shiatty Decisions Since 1945


Do you live in Wisconsin? Doyle was just as bad, if not worse than, Walker.
 
2013-06-12 12:55:01 PM  
And now Guv. Fetal Alcohol Face is flexing his small-government ideology by signing a bill requiring all women seeking abortions to get a govt-mandated ultrasound. Because he's opposed to govt involvement in health care.
 
2013-06-12 12:56:21 PM  

simplicimus: Then focus on the state legislatures.


You mean all the districts that have been gerrymandered to benefit republicans?  That is the only reason they control the State Legislator.
 
2013-06-12 12:57:29 PM  
As a Marxist, there was nothing communist about that recall election.  That was the path of least resistance.  If it were a genuine commie move it would have been a general strike and an occupation of the statehouse by workers, not a shiatty recall election.
 
2013-06-12 12:57:47 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Humph.  I just wasted all my Walker bashing in the other thread.  Let me explain.  No, there is too much.  Let me sum up.

Walker turns down Federal funds for a rail project in Wisconsin citing maintenance costs.  The costs of abandoning the project are far greater than the maintenance costs.  Wisconsin, not being an island in the Pacific, is surrounded by other states that would love to work together on rail projects for better connectivity, but Wisconsin doesn't want to play because Walker acts like they are an island in the Pacific.  Talgo, the maker of the trains for the rail project, files a lawsuit against the state for not fulfilling their contract by, you know, paying for the trains that they've already built.

This is your Governor, Wisconsin.  You've blown a huge wad and got nothing for it except a lawsuit.  Congrats.


Hell, Wisconsites freaking LOVE Walker. They've already voted for him TWICE, and he'll undoubtably win this next go-round.
 
2013-06-12 12:58:45 PM  
A year after huge commie fail in Wisconsin Governor recall race, Democrats can't find any one to run against Scott Walker in 2014 sane people that still want to live in Wisconsin, much less clean up Walker's ginormous clusterf*ck.

FTFY
 
2013-06-12 12:59:19 PM  
As long as it isn't Tim Barrett who has failed twice to beat Walker.  There are actually plenty of good canidates but they don't want to give Walker and the Kock brothers a target to shoot at yet.

During the recall election Walker has shown he is more then willing to spend every Thursday getting out of state campaign contributions instead of running his state
 
2013-06-12 12:59:42 PM  

coeyagi: Cletus C.: The city's name is only unpronounceable to someone whose only interest in the state is to see its evil governor ousted because unions.

Wow, you need a degree in archaeology to unearth that talking point.  Here, take a look at this tool that ensure it gets reburied for posterity:

[www.motherjones.com image 557x396]


It ended up being closer to a 3:1 advantage, when all was said and done. Not that 3:1 isn't an absurdity. Just noting.

/but yeah, walker got to jump in early with that 10:1 cash advantage and spend like a mofo, virtually monopolizing the airwaves
 
2013-06-12 01:03:01 PM  
Jesus what a page full of derp.  The election isn't for another year and a half (almost).  We just got done with the presidential contest.  At least let's get through the 2013 races before we go full retard on 2014.

But then again, any reason to point fingers at the other "team" right wingnuts?
 
2013-06-12 01:05:14 PM  
Yet, here in Minnesota, the economy is doing just fine despite a Democratic governor and Democrat-dominated legislature...
 
2013-06-12 01:05:40 PM  

machoprogrammer: Do you live in Wisconsin? Doyle was just as bad, if not worse than, Walker.


citation needed
 
2013-06-12 01:05:51 PM  

gameshowhost: coeyagi: Cletus C.: The city's name is only unpronounceable to someone whose only interest in the state is to see its evil governor ousted because unions.

Wow, you need a degree in archaeology to unearth that talking point.  Here, take a look at this tool that ensure it gets reburied for posterity:

[www.motherjones.com image 557x396]

It ended up being closer to a 3:1 advantage, when all was said and done. Not that 3:1 isn't an absurdity. Just noting.

/but yeah, walker got to jump in early with that 10:1 cash advantage and spend like a mofo, virtually monopolizing the airwaves


I was more interested in the out-of-state money than the total amount of cash.  The talking point from the GOP was the out-of-state money, a beautiful legendary masterstroke of projection.
 
2013-06-12 01:07:59 PM  

zedster: machoprogrammer: Do you live in Wisconsin? Doyle was just as bad, if not worse than, Walker.

citation needed


Citation:

fark.upi.com

A governor who inspires patriots like this can't be at all bad.
 
2013-06-12 01:15:58 PM  
I'm from Florida, so I know about living under a shiatty governor. Having said that, I can only feel as much pity for the people of Wisconsin as I can for myself, which is little to none.

If Rick Scott gets elected again, it'll be my fault and the fault of anyone like me, because though I can't stand him or anything he stands for, I honestly am not motivated enough to go out of my way to knock on doors, make phone calls, or in any way interact with the other assholes that live here to convince them not to shoot themselves repeatedly in the chest and face with their ballot. Whether it's because I don't have the time, I don't care enough, or I just don't like other people that much, I own that and I live with it.

Same goes for you, Wisconsinites. If Walker wins again, you'll just have to come to terms with the fact that it's your own damn fault.
 
2013-06-12 01:18:22 PM  

machoprogrammer: EyeballKid: The Democratic Party: Cleaning Up After Voters' Shiatty Decisions Since 1945

Do you live in Wisconsin? Doyle was just as bad, if not worse than, Walker.



So vote republican?
 
2013-06-12 01:20:33 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Humph.  I just wasted all my Walker bashing in the other thread.  Let me explain.  No, there is too much.  Let me sum up.

Walker turns down Federal funds for a rail project in Wisconsin citing maintenance costs.  The costs of abandoning the project are far greater than the maintenance costs.  Wisconsin, not being an island in the Pacific, is surrounded by other states that would love to work together on rail projects for better connectivity, but Wisconsin doesn't want to play because Walker acts like they are an island in the Pacific.  Talgo, the maker of the trains for the rail project, files a lawsuit against the state for not fulfilling their contract by, you know, paying for the trains that they've already built.

This is your Governor, Wisconsin.  You've blown a huge wad and got nothing for it except a lawsuit.  Congrats.


Was it just me or did everyone read that paragraph in Inigo Montoya voice?

Titty Sprinkles.
 
2013-06-12 01:21:35 PM  

Lord_Baull: machoprogrammer: EyeballKid: The Democratic Party: Cleaning Up After Voters' Shiatty Decisions Since 1945

Do you live in Wisconsin? Doyle was just as bad, if not worse than, Walker.


So vote republican?


I voted Barrett in both elections, but keep thinking there are only two schools of thought, broski
 
2013-06-12 01:22:08 PM  
Wisconsin is now 49th in job creation while just about every other state has shown a marked improvement in this rebounding economy.
   
I'm not sure if that qualifies as a "huge commie fail" (whatever the hell that even means), but it certainly indicates a MASSIVE failure of Walker's economic policies.  However, considering that Wisconsinites are too racist and stupid to understand how to vote for their best interests, you might be right, Subby.  This new status-quo has Wisconsin on the fast-track to becoming the next Mississippi, and considering that's what Wisconsin wanted, they have no right to whine about a damn thing.  They bought their tickets, after all.  I say, let them burn.
 
2013-06-12 01:23:23 PM  
fark you, submitter
 
2013-06-12 01:23:25 PM  

zedster: machoprogrammer: Do you live in Wisconsin? Doyle was just as bad, if not worse than, Walker.

citation needed


The guy was as corrupt as Walker. He even traded favors for a "campaign donation" of NCAA final four tickets. At work so can't google the citation though (posting from my phone)
 
2013-06-12 01:24:06 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Wisconsin is now 49th in job creation while just about every other state has shown a marked improvement in this rebounding economy.
   
I'm not sure if that qualifies as a "huge commie fail" (whatever the hell that even means), but it certainly indicates a MASSIVE failure of Walker's economic policies.  However, considering that Wisconsinites are too racist and stupid to understand how to vote for their best interests, you might be right, Subby.  This new status-quo has Wisconsin on the fast-track to becoming the next Mississippi, and considering that's what Wisconsin wanted, they have no right to whine about a damn thing.  They bought their tickets, after all.  I say, let them burn.


They'll always be a dump for bored Minnesotans and Illinoisans
 
2013-06-12 01:25:19 PM  
www.motherjones.com

ah hahah this is amazing
 
2013-06-12 01:28:31 PM  

coeyagi: zedster: machoprogrammer: Do you live in Wisconsin? Doyle was just as bad, if not worse than, Walker.

citation needed

Citation:



A governor who inspires patriots like this can't be at all bad.


is that Dusty Rhodes?
 
2013-06-12 01:31:27 PM  

someonelse: And now Guv. Fetal Alcohol Face is flexing his small-government ideology by signing a bill requiring all women seeking abortions to get a govt-mandated ultrasound. Because he's opposed to govt involvement in health care.


I wish that Small Governmenttm would be rephrased to better reflect what it really means: No regulations for businesses, but we're lording over the rest of you.
 
2013-06-12 01:31:29 PM  
Sometimes you gotta know when something is past saving.  At that point, you just gotta let it burn down, clean up the ashes, and rebuild.
 
2013-06-12 01:34:10 PM  
Cletus C.
The city's name is only unpronounceable to someone whose only interest in the state is to see its evil governor ousted because unions.

Oh-con-a-mo-wok
media.screened.com


EyeballKid
The Democratic Party: Cleaning Up After Voters' Shiatty Decisions Since 1945

The Democrats hijacked the direction of the Feburary-March uprising and routed it into attempts to give themselves more power. The mainstream union leadership colluded with them because of their symbiotic relationship, and steered the movement directly off a cliff.
I'm not saying that if there had been a strike we would have definitely won; but I am saying that we didn't strike and then we definitely lost.


phaseolus
Whoever runs against Walker, I'm knocking on doors for him.

Have fun wasting your time again.


FarkedOver
As a Marxist, there was nothing communist about that recall election. That was the path of least resistance. If it were a genuine commie move it would have been a general strike and an occupation of the statehouse by workers, not a shiatty recall election.

Facts. Although only months later did we realize that we should have occupied the government administration buildings, where the actual work happens, rather than the capitol, which is purely symbolic.


YoungSwedishBlonde
Yet, here in Minnesota, the economy is doing just fine despite a Democratic governor and Democrat-dominated legislature...

From what I can tell, everyone who should be staying in Wisconsin to fight is fleeing there.
 
2013-06-12 01:35:26 PM  

machoprogrammer: zedster: machoprogrammer: Do you live in Wisconsin? Doyle was just as bad, if not worse than, Walker.

citation needed

The guy was as corrupt as Walker. He even traded favors for a "campaign donation" of NCAA final four tickets. At work so can't google the citation though (posting from my phone)


this is not about general corruption, it's about management of state resources and the state economy

Google public data explore:Unemployment in Wisconsin vs. National avg for Doyle and Walker
 
2013-06-12 01:39:00 PM  

RanDomino: I'm not saying that if there had been a strike we would have definitely won; but I am saying that we didn't strike and then we definitely lost.


If there would have been a strike, you would have lost. People are misinformed enough about unions and their members that a statewide union strike would've driven them further into the arms of Walker and his googly eyes, just to stick it to those "lazy, good-for-nothing union thugs".

It's the same reason why so many stupid people vote for Republicans: because "Democrats bad".
 
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