Will Scott Walker Lose?

“I did not see any Walker supporters.”

— Jenny, who blogs at Sweat and Sprezzatura,on her trip to Madison Sunday (February 27).

I am beginning to think Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin might have over-reached himself.  Is he going to lose?  And even if he wins against the union’s right to collectively bargain, will he lose something significant in exchange for winning?

Should Obama be doing more to help the protesters?

16 thoughts on “Will Scott Walker Lose?

  1. I do not understand why people are protesting. I think, well I know… that I do not care to learn. Those who do not give a shit about history of protests like me are doomed to not give a shit when history is repeated. Have you seen gas prices? Did you hear Lybia was working on weapons of mass destruction? Growing Jihadists or something….?

    The US should oppose WMD creation and colonize Lybia or at least the oily parts? Just kidding.

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  2. There will be many losers in this game. Calm, reasoned, rational conversation was the first victim of this battle. Walker has over-reached himself, yes – the ill-will he has fomented in his state has spread throughout the country. The unions haven’t made their case well, either. But I see this moment as being a defining one in helping the U.S. determine what the role of unions is and if they’re still useful.

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  3. Skank Wanker will hang on until the looney police drag him off kicking and screaming into the sunset.

    Unfortunately, American media, Murdoch’s News Corp, parent of FauxNews, and its clones, ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as CNN, although MSNBC dares to be a bit different, will wholeheartedly support the Wanker and — did you notice any coverage of the 100,000+ in Madison this past Saturday in the so-called “mainstream media”? — and, and, unfortunately, Americans with short memories will be so concerned about Charlie Sheen and Lindsey Lohan that they’ll forget to look after their own interests.

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      • MSNBC is in the running periodically. There are progressive radio stations that qualify but they are non-existent in Middle America.

        Much of what flows on the Internet is liberal but Comcast is struggling mightily, with the cooperation of the FCC and other governmental agencies, to create a monopoly throttle on the internet to slow down, if not stop the flow of information considered dangerous to the pure profit motive.

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      • I just finished Barry Glassner’s Culture of Fear. (See http://www.amazon.com/Culture-Fear-Americans-Minorities-Microbes/dp/B003R4ZCFY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1299122252&sr=8-2). The liberal media has done its fair share of damage to civil liberties and economic justice in this country, largely through typical news media sloppy research and soundbite happy ratings competition strategies. Not the consistenlty unconscionable lies of Faux News, but still sometimes the mindless repeating of lies. Remember the 90s, when violent crime was actually going down, but media-inspired fear made it a good election strategy for a “law and order” candidate to promise us safety and all we had to do was look the other way while little things like the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure was gutted by the Supreme Court, including the Clinton appointees? I put “law and order” into quotations because I want a government that follows the law. I believe that the harm any individual lawbreaker can do pales by comparison to the evil that a lawless government can perform. Government can only be as good as the laws that the citizens demand it follow.

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      • I just finished reading Barry Glassner’s Culture of Fear. The liberal media has done its fair share of damage to civil liberties and economic justice in this country, largely through typical news media sloppy research and soundbite happy ratings competition strategies. Not the consistenlty unconscionable lies of Faux News, but still sometimes the mindless repeating of lies. Remember the 90s, when violent crime was actually going down, but media-inspired fear made it a good election strategy for a “law and order” candidate to promise us safety and all we had to do was look the other way while little things like the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure was gutted by the Supreme Court, including the Clinton appointees? I put “law and order” into quotations because I want a government that follows the law. I believe that the harm any individual lawbreaker can do pales by comparison to the evil that a lawless government can perform. Government can only be as good as the laws that the citizens demand it follow.

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  4. If Walker succeeds in taking away collective bargaining rights, Wisconsin workers will NOT forget it. This could create a great deal of tension between Walker and his constituents.

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  5. I’m not sure how this will turn out, but I suspect Walker has about as much chance of not being recalled as a snowball does in the sea of lava of hell…lol..Hard to say whether Obama should do more. I think so on balance, but the perhaps he fears the rightwing backlash will divert attention in the wrong direction. Wisconsin stay strong!

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  6. President Obama is such a lightning rod for the most unethical, consciousless, shameless liars on the political right, that he would only hurt the protestors with any show of open support.

    Gotta go, now. I hear some union officials are facing death panels.

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