May 8, 2012
Forgive me, but...
I hope you will forgive me but I have an urge to brag about Wisconsin this morning. In the La Follette era it was the laboratory for democracy, almost always in the lead to reform and improve our state and the nation. Ideas flowed from the great state University of Wisconsin: Social Security, academic freedom, a minimum wage that was higher than the federal minimum wage, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, and public funding of campaigns. Well, now our grandchildren and children will look with pride at our state. Youngsters will read about the uprising and smile.
We awakened the nation, pushed the envelope, raised more hell than money, created The People's Legislature, started FightingBob.com Radio, agreed at Fighting Bob Fest that we would fight to preserve this "special place." And we are just getting started. Once again we have moved the nation forward.
Next month we will have earned the right to tell the Koch boys to bug off.
Was it the calls from from friends in Washington, Minnesota, and California to wish us well that made my chest swell? Or MSNBC's superb coverage? Maybe, but I think I was most proud that four good people stepped to the plate, unafraid, and told Walker, Ryan and their mega-bucks friends, as the song commands, "We are not Afraid!"
There was very little carping at fellow Democrats and the message I got from everyone I talked to that they really don't care which one wins; Walker is the target and he will see a united Democratic Party. And we shall overcome.
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Forgive me, but the fact that Walker in an uncontested race got almost as many votes as all the Democrats combined means you lose in the general.
-Tom Destry | Larue, WI | May 9, 2012
Tom: Should that happen, let the boycotts of any those or their businesses, who support taking away common rights from the middle class, begin...or go on and on and on. The boycotts will happen naturally anyway. Enjoy.
-mhj | madison, wi | May 9, 2012
Its actually worse Tom. Thousands of those votes for Democrates were conservites voting for the weaker candidate Falk. Those are votes that Barret will not be getting in June and Walker will. What a $18 millon waste of tax payer money.
-SW | Waukesha WI | May 9, 2012