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Winning For Losing?

Updated on August 15, 2011

The Latest Trick

The Wisconsin GOP, perhaps under orders from the Koch Brothers, other corporate allies, and their front groups, like the 'Tea Party', have resorted to what many would see as 'dirty tricks' in their efforts to bust that states public employee unions.

They managed to pass the union-busting bill in basically a closed session, using a parliamentary trick. When a district court judge blocked the bills passage, and a judicial ally of the Koch-Brother's backed Governor was trailing in his election bid, thousands of votes were suddenly found to put him over the top. But the latest was the lowest yet.

Wisconsin has a recall process, and when the public workers saw how the American working class and it's allies stood in solidarity with them, they may have seen a chance to strike back by recalling those State Senators and Representatives who voted to strip them of their rights to bargain. The Koch's and their allies needed a way to try and derail this process, and took advantage of Wisconsin having an 'Open Primary'.

At the basic level, their efforts failed. The tireless efforts of the Democratic party, Labor and other allied groups, and even myself (by way of virtual phone banking), defeated these so-called 'Fake Democrats'. But could there have been another goal in mind.

These primary campaigns cost money. The 'True Democrats' that won now find themselves having to fund raise all over again. The groups that contributed resources need to go through the process again. The incumbent Republicans have a head start, and likely a steady stream of corporate case to tap into.

The only thing the 'True Democrat' challengers may have on their side is outrage. Their voters are likely by now fed up with all of this, and will be ready to contribute their time, resources and hopefully their votes to send a message to Governor Walker and people like the Koch Brothers that act as his master.


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    • TeaPartyCrasher profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Camp Hill, PA


      No prob. I'm looking forward to watching working America strike another blow against the Koch's and their stooges.

      Ohio should be next:)

    • JamaGenee profile image

      Joanna McKenna 

      7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Is it next week? Oops. It IS. The anticipation of *at least* three Repugs getting soundly trounced must've caused a bit of brain fog. ;D

    • TeaPartyCrasher profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      You sure you don't mean next week Jama?

    • JamaGenee profile image

      Joanna McKenna 

      7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Can't wait to see the numbers from tomorrow's election!

    • TeaPartyCrasher profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Always nice to see AR come out and show the level of intelligence that folks like Walker rely on to stay in power.

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      American Romance 

      7 years ago from America

      You are right, the union workers have outrage, they have become a mob attacking and disrupting! Their own party left the state to avoid the law in voting! They have now trespassed on to private property and traumatized a 6 year old boy that was in the home! Unions and liberals have proven themselves non law abiding citizens, they have no idea how to use voting and courts to get their way! They are a clueless mob of violence and self loathers determined to get their way no matter the consequence or the law of the land! America as a whole supports governor Walker and his plight against evil! Wisconsins will continue to be in debt and serious financial trouble after Walker is gone!

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      Howard Schneider 

      7 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      All of these Wisconsin shenanigans have awakened that state and our country. Everyone knows these tactics which are used all around our nation. I am no longer shocked at any of this. The Left is now activated so it is on for 2012. Excellent Hub.

    • PETER LUMETTA profile image


      7 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      TPC, I'm glad that some folks are starting to get fed up with these bums. Just because they have deep pockets doesn't allow them to buy the vote. They are the dupes of the rich and powerful. They must be thrown out before it's to late. Back to Sanity, Peter


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