Walker Recall Failed??

Is it possible that the recall of the Wisconsin governor Walker failed? After all the protests, organizing, effort? After it became clear that the guy is a crazy maniac?

Can I have a different news feed because this one is not working for me.

Wisconsin, you suck dick. And the saddest part is that it’s the dick of somebody as unattractive as Walker.

P.S. Romney will still lose the election. This is a completely unrelated issue. If you don’t believe that Romney will lose, just imagine him (the most uncharismatic person in the country since John Kerry) in a debate with Obama (the most charismatic person since forever). Seriously, do you know anybody who’d like to go out for a beer with Romney? I hear this is the main reason people vote in this country. So who do you think will make a better drinking buddy, a guy who smoked pot in college or a guy who spent his youth as a religious missionary? You know I’m right. If you still choose Romney, then confess that it isn’t beer that you prefer to drink but something much heavier.

P.P.S. For the especially serious and earnest readers: I’m trying to be facetious here as a way of dealing with the trauma of seeing Walker not getting recalled.

P.P.P.S. And I immediately got an email asking what I have against Walker. Seriously?

A clinic in Wisconsin has ended medication abortions as a result of a law signed by Governor Scott Walker in April, “The Coercive and Web Cam Abortion Prevention Act,” which puts harsh and ambiguous restrictions on the procedure. The law, also called Act 217, requires women seeking non-surgical abortions to visit the same doctor three times before taking the pill. It also makes the doctor responsible for determining that a woman has not been coerced into an abortion. Additionally, it prohibits the use of web cams (used for physician consult) during medication abortions. Last month, Planned Parenthood announced it would no longer offer medication abortions in Wisconsin as a result of the law. Yesterday, Affiliated Medical Services in Wisconsin made the same announcement. According to RH Reality Check, “it is now impossible to receive a medical abortion from a provider in the state.”

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23 comments on “Walker Recall Failed??

  1. No time to amuse ourselves. We have to stick together now in spite of our vast disagreements with each other or Romney WILL win the presidency.

  2. Back in the day I used to work in the “war room” of political campaigns. Because of this, I can’t help but evaluate the chances of every candidate on every election regardless of my political sympathies. My overall philosophy is liberal left, but I had no problem calling the election in favor of Sarkozy the first time around, right after Segolene’s blunder speech to the Socialist party base. Same for Merkel’s reelection when at the time the local press was claiming she would likely be defeated.

    The current presidential election in the USA looks like it will be a win for Obama. The fact that the anti-Obama message from the GOP keeps on changing supports this. They are not getting the traction they need, so back to the drawing board with the next slogan (nothing wrong with this; that is proper political strategy, but it tells you who is ahead and by how much).

    Of course things can change quickly should one of the candidates blunder, just like Segolene did in France. What I’m saying is that if both sides run a smart, effective, error free campaign, Obama will win. The easy narrative is on his side.

  3. Walker also got 47% of women’s votes in spite of his repeal of the 2009 equal pay for women’s act, elimination of sex education in Wisconsin schools and banning of abortion coverage in insurance policies so this is a good example of the low information voter syndrome that seems to be in effect everywhere in American politics. Another bill, SB 507, currently in the pipeline which was sponsored by Republican Senator Grothman on February 14, 2012 makes non martial parents of children guilty of a felony conviction for child abuse as a contributing factor solely on the grounds that they are single parents or LGBT parents so thirty percent of Wisconsin parents would be liable to jail time of up to one year based on this one act. The actual wording is as follows:

    “The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
    Section1. 48.982(2)(g)2.of the statutes is amended to read:

    48.982 (2) (g) 2. Promote statewide educational and public awareness campaigns and materials for the purpose of developing public awareness of the problems of child abuse and neglect. In promoting those campaigns and materials, the board shall emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.”

    This fits in neatly with the prison privatization bill that Walker introduced in the Wisconsin legislature in 1999 but failed to pass during the democratically controlled assembly. Now that he is still in charge ,he will be able to fill future private prisons with all the inmates that he wants.

    • ” In promoting those campaigns and materials, the board shall emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.”

      - Oh my dear dear god! Is your explanation then that people have somehow managed not to get all – or part – of information about Walker? Do they manage not to read or listen to anynews? Do they live in caves down in Wisconsin, or what?

      “Walker also got 47% of women’s votes in spite of his repeal of the 2009 equal pay for women’s act, elimination of sex education in Wisconsin schools and banning of abortion coverage in insurance policies”

      - HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE??????

  4. Wisconsin, you suck dick. And the saddest part is that it’s the dick of somebody as unattractive as Walker.(Clarissa)

    Priceless, now thats my kind of feminist. ;)

      • What if somebody made a comment about Nancy Pelosi and her rather ugly, wretched botched plastic surgery jobs? (Regardless of her rather ridiculous statements such as “we have to pass the bill to know what is in it”, to her rampant hypocrisy etc.)…

        The clear question is how is what you did to scott walker any different than the same thing you and other feminists have decried thousands of time? You are more intelligent than many of the feminist sites I have read.. so disappointed, yet not totally surprised by your comment.

      • I have no idea what it is that you have tried to say here. What did I DO to Scott Walker whom I never met? What is the mysterious “thing” I have decried?

        And most importantly, why should I care about the disappointments of somebody who cannot even express his own ideas in his own language?

        As for Nancy Pelosi, everybody is entitled to express any opinions about her, about plastic surgery, and about anything else in the world on their websites.

      • Um… your comment about how walker is an unattractive dick… I think that was pretty obvious with the thread/comment that I responded to. I could not care less about you making this comment, EXCEPT a core tenant of modern feminism is how people shouldn’t be objectified/be viewed by their looks..

        I think this was expressed pretty well… but honestly my intent is not to get into a pissing match with you (which you do seem to enjoy! lol) but really to hear an intelligent feminist react to this critique. Thanks, no snark intended

      • “EXCEPT a core tenant of modern feminism is how people shouldn’t be objectified/be viewed by their looks..”

        - Voila: http://clarissasblog.com/2011/01/30/the-liberating-potential-of-the-burqa-or-the-future-of-gender-studies/ This is one of my many posts ridiculing the stupid obsession with the “evil” objectification. If I want to say on my blog that somebody is butt-ugly, I totally will do just that. Everybody is welcome to say the same about me on their blogs.

        “but really to hear an intelligent feminist react to this critique.”

        - Which critique? That some idiots somewhere blabber about objectification and I have nothing but scorn for them?

      • Thank you for that link. I appreciate that response.. and it actually does lend much credence that you are an intelligent feminist who I should read more often.

        From the women’s study class I took last year in school to maybe the 80%+ feminists on the internet they would highly disagree with your opinion (and essentially mine). I projected their silly, pedantic views onto you and I apologize.

        Hope you have a great night, off to dinner here :)

      • “From the women’s study class I took last year in school to maybe the 80%+ feminists on the internet they would highly disagree with your opinion”

        - And don’t I know that!

        Bon appetit and have a great night you, too! :-)

  5. I always find you endearingly naive. As you know, I always do my homework when it comes to these kinds of issues.

    While the left considers elections to be politics, the right understands the campaigns to be war and the left is puzzled when it loses after bringing a knife to a gun fight. A good example is the use of voter suppression techniques by the conservatives. In the Canadian federal election of 2011, conservative party workers used “robocalls”, automated voice mail, to misdirect probable liberal supporting voters which had been identified during their canvassing, to incorrect locations for voting booths in Guelph, Ontario in order to suppress illegally the opposition vote and this is a violation of the Elections Act. The same story in Wisconsin yesterday as anonymous “robocalls” from republican friends of the incumbent were sent to self identified anti Walker voters explaining falsely that if they signed the recall petition then their vote had already been recorded so they didn’t have to vote. The Walker campaign committee has so far denied any complicity or awareness of the suppression technique but Prime Minister Harper also denied any involvement by the Conservative party election apparatus in the event until it was proven later through phone records that the phone calls originated with one of his party`s workers.

    • “I always find you endearingly naive.”

      - I prefer “hopeful and idealistic.” :-)

      “While the left considers elections to be politics, the right understands the campaigns to be war and the left is puzzled when it loses after bringing a knife to a gun fight”

      - So true.

      “The same story in Wisconsin yesterday as anonymous “robocalls” from republican friends of the incumbent were sent to self identified anti Walker voters explaining falsely that if they signed the recall petition then their vote had already been recorded so they didn’t have to vote. ”

      - No? This cannot be true. OK, you are right, I am naive.

  6. The Democrats(and the Left generally) believe that the side that has the noisiest supporters will just naturally win elections, that’s why they are always surprised when the other side wins because it has more actual voters………

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