2012 Wisconsin Recall Debate


Here’s the first of two RECALL debates:




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10 Responses to 2012 Wisconsin Recall Debate

  1. Ametia says:

    “You decided to use a budget crisis to try and divide and conquer this state,” Barrett said, “That’s what happened. That’s what led to all of this. And you succeeded. You succeeded in dividing this state.”

  2. Ametia says:

    MADISON — Scott Walker has ducked, dodged and deflected any attempts to get straight answers and honest information from him about his knowledge of and/or involvement in crimes that were central to his rise to political power, so the Democratic Party of Wisconsin today released a fact sheet on Scott Walker’s Crime Stats.

    Scott Walker’s Crime Stats, available for download here, detail some disturbing facts and figures about the John Doe criminal corruption probe and the penalties The Walker 6 might face for illegally running Scott Walker’s political machine.

    Some key findings:

    2: Convictions to date

    6: Walker aides and associates charged

    15: Felonies committed by The Walker 6

    77: Days since Scott Walker started his criminal defense fund

    91.5: Years in prison The Walker 6 could face

    1,000+: Number of emails Kelly Rindfleisch exchanged with Walker’s campaign managers while on taxpayer time

    1,380: Number of fundraising emails Kelly Rindfleisch exchanged on taxpayer time

    $62,232: Amount stolen from veterans and the families of fallen soldiers by Tim Russell and Kevin Kavanaugh

    $192,178: Stolen from Milwaukee County taxpayers by Tim Russell and Kelly Rindfleisch to run Scott Walker’s political machine

    $270,000: Amount in fines The Walker 6 could face

    “The people of Wisconsin deserve to know whether their governor is a criminal,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Thursday. “Scott Walker needs to come clean about his knowledge of and/or involvement in crimes that defrauded the taxpayers and robbed our veterans and their families. If Scott Walker truly has nothing to hide, he can put all speculation to rest by immediately releasing his emails so the people can see for themselves.”


  3. Ametia says:

    Wisconsin recall election: Scott Walker’s fate will have November implications
    By Dan Balz, Published: May 26

    MILWAUKEE — Evan Bradtke, a 20-year-old college student, spends time these days working out of a small, windowless room in a nondescript suite of offices a few miles outside Madison, Wis. Hour after hour he calls voters, urging them to turn out on June 5 to support embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

    Walker made national headlines last year when he eliminated most collective-bargaining rights for public employee unions, triggering huge protests. The fight put friends, neighbors and family members on opposite sides and left the state as polarized as any in the nation. It will culminate in next month’s recall election, only the third for a sitting governor in U.S. history.

    But there is more at stake on June 5 than the question of whether Walker remains in office or is replaced by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. To Bradtke, saving Walker’s job is a crucial step toward making Wisconsin a competitive battleground in November and electing a Republican president who deals with budgetary issues nationally the way Walker has in Wisconsin.

    The recall contest “is the second most important election in the country this year,” he said.


  4. Is it me or does Walker look like a little child up there behind the podium?

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