First Wisconsin recall against GOP to be filed today


From TalkingPointsMemo:

Wisconsin Democrats now say they have more than enough signatures to launch a recall of Republican state Sen. Dan Kapanke, in the battle over Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) new law curtailing public employee unions. They are filing the petitions today — less than halfway through the 60-day window for gathering the signatures.

The La Crosse Tribune reports:

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.

It is expected to be the first completed of 19 active recall efforts registered between Feb. 24 and March 2 against 16 senators.

5 responses to “First Wisconsin recall against GOP to be filed today

  1. Yep. It’s amazing what one can accomplish with enough out-of-state money from the various national unions.


    • Right, and don’t forget the money’s not coming only from the unions — there’s been an influx of cash from ordinary working people and progressive groups all over the country.


    • The unions proclaim up front who they are and why they’re getting involved. But both sides are fighting the fight with out of state and special interest money and the anti-union tv ads running in WI and elsewhere (FL too) are from undeclared parties with interesting names like Americans for Saturday Morning Cartoons – they just make up the names.


  2. Nevermind, Moe. In another post you made it clear that you side with the unions against America. I’ve learned that, once people do that, there’s no longer any people in discussing the matter with; they’re a lost cause who’s lost the American spirit in their hearts.

    My condolences, Comrad.


    • You assume that being pro-union means anti-American? Quite a leap my friend – I always read you to be someone who is able to see the mid-tones in the picture.

      Ironically, until this anti-labor campaign was launched this year, I was pretty cavalier about unions. But Walker et al – it was like a slap in the face. In a country where middle class wages have been static for decades – and even went down during the ’00’s, I’m coming down on the side of those who are on the side of hte middle class.


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