As we warned at the outset, there was no exit strategy and disaster was sure to follow. It has.
“But will he get a chance next year? That’s harder to see, mainly because Wisconsin appears to have one of the more onerous recall procedures when it comes to governors: Petitioners would need to gather signatures equivalent to 25 percent of the total number of votes cast in the previous statewide election, and they’d have only 60 days to do it. By contrast, California (where Gov. Gray Davis was successfully recalled in 2003) requires signatures equivalent to only 12 percent of the votes cast in the previous election, with a 160-day window.”
Some day in the eventual future the Republicans will lose control of both houses of the legislature as well as the governorship in Wisconsin. At that point perhaps some of the union “dues checkoff” deductions might once again become Wisconsin law – that is assuming Republicans don’t take a page from recent events and become “fleebaggers” themselves and thwart the will of the then majority. But that day will not come before 2012 and the next general elections.
Instead of focusing efforts on states with weak governors or even a slight chance of “success” the groups supporting the unions, the unions themselves, along with Obama Dimocrats, chose to fight a battle against impregnable Wisconsin Republicans. The foolish “stratergery”, sans exit plan, has proved to be a trendsetter and led to defeats elsewhere:Hillary Is 44 was correct. They did call this weeks ago, at the very start.
Maybe some people should have listened?
But those types don't know how to listen. They only know how to whine and accuse.
I hope it was worth it to them. They've proven how ineffective the left can be even when mobilized.
I really think we need to start asking some very real questions of our so-called leaders.
And to do so before it's too late. It's too late for 2008. But we can learn from it.
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