Recall Petitions Ready For Filings In Wisconsin

@gladys46 (1205)
United States
April 1, 2011 2:53pm CST
Sourced from the Daily Kos, recall petiton organizers in Wisconsin will file their signatures today against Republican Senator Dan Kapanke. Sen. Kapanke is said to be the most vulnerable of all the 8 republicans senators since President Obama won his district of La Crosse by 61% of the vote in 2008. The La Crosse area organizers say they will file today with enough signatures to trigger a recall election of Sen. Kapanke ... if approved it would be just the 5th recall election of a Wisconsin legislator. Recall organizer Pat Scheller said volunteers have gathered more than the 15,588 signatures needed and that they plan to take them to Madison after a noon rally today at La Crosse City Hall. A Daily Kos/PPP poll shows Kapanke trailing a "generic democrat" by 55%-41%. Kapanke isn't the only one that the organizers say they have gathered enough signatures to recall ... Repub. Sen. Randy Hopper is next ... signatures are being tallied and are expected to be more than enough to file as well. Hopper is plagued by the reported scandal regarding his mistress receiving a State job with a 35% raise! Seems these two republicans are in political trouble ... wouldn't you agree?
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
2 Apr 11
So, the voters will speak again. After the election it will be clear who has the loudest voice. The silent majority can be much louder than those very public demonstrations. It is not the signatures they need but the votes too. The votes are much harder to get.
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@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
2 Apr 11
I really don't think those firefighters, police officers, teachers, nurses, college students, etc. etc. will sit this one out sierras! I really don't!! Some of those affected by this ridiculous overreaching are neighbors, they all live in the same district areas, their entire communities will be negatively affected financially! Pocketbook issues matter don't they?
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• United States
3 Apr 11
Not all of those who protested are eligible to vote. Plus, the majority of the eligible taxpayers are not in a Union.
@anniepa (27244)
• United States
2 Apr 11
I sure would agree, gladys, these two plus several more! It seems there's a really BIG push-back against the tactics used by some of these new Republicans in office, especially on the state level. There are several others in Wisconsin facing recall, for starters, and I heard the new law just signed by Ohio's extremist Governor might end up on the ballot in November if enough signatures are collected. Republican governors in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have already seen their approval rating plummet a few short months after taking office. Police and firefighters have long primarily supported the GOP but that's shifting big time. I think it's going to be a fun couple of years as these people show their true stripes to the people who were fooled into supporting and voting for them. Annie
• United States
2 Apr 11
Not fooled, Annie. Standing by what they say. I guess we expect our politicians to fool us with numerous lies. So the expectations are really low. But when they actually follow through with what they do, people are completely astonished. Anyway, it is the voters that will speak.
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@anniepa (27244)
• United States
2 Apr 11
From everything I've heard, few if any of these lawmakers campaigned on plans to bust the unions and do away with collective bargaining. I know my new governor didn't campaign on the stuff he's trying to do now, in fact he out and out lied about many things. Annie
• United States
2 Apr 11
But Gov. Scott Walker did. Like I said, the lies are generally expected. The truth not so much.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
2 Apr 11
Well if the scum at DailyKOS say it then it must be true! Seriously, learn about your source and you'll see that they are not someone you should be relying on for anything remotely resembling "facts". They're still out there trying to convince morons that Sarah Palin's son Trig is really her grandson and that she only pretended to be pregnant.
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
2 Apr 11
Taskr, is that to be your forever retort?? The source!! This story has been all over most news and news commentary stations most of yesterday evening! It may not have played on Fox nonsense, why would it! Think I'll refer to you as "the source, the source, the source" from now on!!
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
2 Apr 11
If it has been all over most news and news commentary than why must you use a left wing hate blog as your source? Mock me if you like, but I won't apologize for seeking credible sources for information when you get your information from proven liars.
@anniepa (27244)
• United States
2 Apr 11
How would a source right from Wisconsin suit you, Taskr? http://www.wkbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=14368970 Just out of curiosity, when was the last time DailyKos has been "out there trying to convince morons that Sarah Palin's son Trig is really her grandson and that she only pretended to be pregnant"? Isn't it about time to get over that already? I totally disagree with these kinds of personal attacks, no matter who they're against, but unfortunately today's media is always out for blood or so it seems. I sincerely HOPE if the same type of thing had been said about a Democratic woman you'd be just as persistent in harping on it but I somehow know that wouldn't be the case; you'd probably be praising the journalist for his determination in going after the big story. Annie