I'm so grateful i have a place to post my opinion on this issue, Thank you. I am a wisconsite, liberal and quite afraid of what scott walker will do. scott walker was created in wi and Wisconsinites have a responsibility to stop his political career here.
but i do get very upset when i hear union people demand president obama or jo biden come to wisconsin to support this recall. i believe they are shooting them self and this whole recall effort in the foot by making that demand and having that expectation for president obama.
the sad truth is wi is a 50-50 state. there are not enough liberals and union people to recall scott walker hence we will need to scrape some conservatives to our side. conservatives who may agree with what walker did but not the way he did it. so they won't go out and vote for him a 2nd time....with high voter turnout that's a win for our side... a conservative who does not go out to vote,...
BUT president obama comes to wisconsin and it is no longer about letting a Governor with poor executive skills go..it becomes an issue of state rights and federal over reach. Suddenly its imperative for the conservative to get out to vote in a STATE election against the overreaching federal government.....
president obama's visit turns it from an election of getting rid of a state Govenor with poor people skill to an election on states rights. Yikes!!!
i want to point out we have a case in the supreme court right now about whether the fed government is over-reaching by requiring a mandate. president obama was very careful when he announced same sex marriage should be honored in his personal opinion but the fed gov was not in any way going to disrupt the states right to define marriage & poor michelle obama has been accused of messing with state & personal rights in her 'Get Active' to prevent childhood obesity campaign. ????
on the show, today, i heard ED say perhaps president obama could do a video tape wishing Wisconsin good luck on the resolution of the recall and praising wi for being active citizens....but no farther than that. if he comes to the state, it stops being an election of getting rid of a bad Governor and becomes a states right fight. we don't need that fight 6 days to the recall.
thank you for letting me post what i think is a very important view....
btw--i'm a liberal. i think wi is just collateral damage. i think the goal is the national seat of government.
a wi win slows down their march to the us capital..so i think its a bigger fight than just wi.
i think it's important for wi to defend the federal gov ---not the other way around---that it's important for the fed gov to defend wi. i feel a need to protect obama so he is at his strongest when its fully at the fed government.
Maybe i read too much stephen king? or maybe its my recent reading list on Ayn Rand, Paul Ryan, radical libertarianism, Alan Greenspan. This Wisconsin struggle is not a wisconsinunion issue. its bigger than that. wisconsites just understand it has to be taken on here.
Linda S Houston
5/28/2012 10:19:22 AM
If some major Dems in Congress or the President don't step up pretty soon, this election may be lost. And guess who they are going to blame. What do any of them have to lose? There sure as heck is nothing going on in Congress, that's for sure except stupid laws like voting on a new stamp or yet another anti woman piece of legislation. They could spend their time alot more wisely getting involved in this grass roots effort.
The President once said his election was about a grass roots campaign. Has that changed? Let's hope it didn't.
Pat, Grand Lake Co
5/27/2012 5:46:04 PM
I have emailed the President asking him to please make a campaign stop in Wisconsin. The crowds will be enormous. We are all in this together. Wisconsin is David against Goliath and it sure is time for the little guys to win one. President Obama is one of us. He was raised like most of us were raised, in a strong family that overcame struggles to send a child to Harvard and the White House without the help of huge inheritances but with hard work and love. The American Dream, for God's sake, and the teabaggers say this man is not an American.
TAX THE RICH, it's the AMERICAN way!
5/27/2012 11:09:36 AM
From the president and vice president down the democrats should get a plane ticket and flood this state with visits with the people who need that extra push to see how scott walker is stealing their freedoms. I keep repeating the right isnt interested in smaller government and tax fairness, but only interested in making this country a corportate state run by a few. Bust the unions is part of the game plan, make education a previlage not a right, and continue wars and I see us in two more wars Iran and Syria if the right takes over as they have to feed the hand that feeds them.
Big oil, big defense contractors, big business who make billions while millions die and the people on the right will just cheer and wave the flag and if you disagree you better be careful as you can be help under the patriot act as a person who is supporting the evil people. GAME,SET,MATCH IF THE TEA BAGGERS=GOP WIN.