Recall Drive Of Scott Walker Begins In Wisconsin


Ed Schultz talked to The Nation's John Nichols about the recall drive of Gov. Scott Walker that just started this Tuesday in Wisconsin. Although as John noted, due to the dirty tactics of Walker allies with their fake recall petition, the money rolling in for Walker already started last week.

Here's more from Nichols' article at The Nation -- From Ohio to Wisconsin: Stage is Set for Scott Walker Recall:

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker claims that Ohio’s overwhelming rejection of anti-labor legislation modeled on the measures he developed and promoted in the Badger State will have no bearing on the debate about whether he should remain in office.

The governor is in full spin mode.

No surprise there. The governor faces the threat of a recall drive that begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday — a grass-roots initiative organized by the same sort of labor, farm and community coalition that overturned the Ohio law.

By any measure, last Tuesday’s election results from Ohio represented a devastating rejection of the agenda Walker and his allies have been peddling since February. Offered an opportunity to endorse a Walker-style attack on collective bargaining rights for state, county and municipal workers and teachers, Ohioans voted “no” by 61-39 percent.

Of Ohio’s 88 counties — with big cities, small towns and rural areas — 82 voted to defend public employees and their unions.

More Ohioans took a pro-union position in 2011 than voted for the governor who promoted the anti-labor legislation, John Kasich, in 2010.

Faced with the facts, Walker’s political team claimed that comparisons of Wisconsin and Ohio were “ridiculous.” The governor, appearing at a hair-styling school in Green Bay, said of the Ohio results: “I don’t think they will have any correlation (here in Wisconsin).” Read on...


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