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June 6th, 2011

“The Republican Party of Wisconsin has advocated that protest candidates run in Democratic primaries to ensure that Republican legislators have ample time to communicate with voters throughout their districts after the state budget is approved, cialis sale sick ” Thompson said in his statement.

via Top Republican justifies running fake Democrats in recall races – JSOnline.

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  • 1. Dan  |  June 6th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    It’s no different than the democrats running fake Tea Party candidates.
    Isn’t there a saying that says something to the effect that copying is a form of flattery?

  • 2. John Foust  |  June 7th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    You think this is admirable conduct, Dan?

  • 3. TerryN  |  June 7th, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Did Dan say he thought this was admirable conduct?

    It’s only outrageous if Republicans take a page out of their opponents playbook?

    At least they’re not disrupting the legislative process and claiming, “this is what democracy looks like”.

  • 4. John Foust  |  June 7th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    You think this is admirable conduct, TerryN? I’m not presuming. I’m asking. What’s the right way?

  • 5. Dan  |  June 7th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    John, there is hardly anything in politics now days that is admirable, from the left and fromt he right.
    Whether it is admirable or not is irrelevant- the Dem’s decided this is the way the game should be played and the GOP are just copying the Dem’s.

  • 6. John Foust  |  June 7th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    On what basis do you claim that the Dems invented this trick?

    If you think it is wrong, you should denounce it. End of story.

  • 7. TerryN  |  June 8th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    “What’s the right way?”

    Disrupting legislation?
    Senators fleeing the state?
    Delaying election results?
    Blocking legislation by judicial fiat?

    Whether it’s admirable conduct depends on which side you support.

  • 8. Dan  |  June 8th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    In Nevada, the Dem’s ran a fake Tea Party candidate under the Tea Party label in the U.S. Senat race.

  • 9. John Foust  |  June 9th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    The other night Mark Pocan gave me a “FitzWalkerStan” button.

    TerryN, you think it’s good and fair for the WisGOp to hustle legislation as they’re doing now? Don’t know where the bills come from, no time to discuss them, it’s an emergency! Is that the right and good way to write new laws? Is it only the best way when you control both houses?

  • 10. TerryN  |  June 9th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    You think the process has changed somehow since WisGOP became the party in power, John?

    The only difference I see is the reaction.

  • 11. John Foust  |  June 9th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Yes, it was wrong if and when the Dems held both houses and hustled legislation through without discussion. Even when they were in power, do you recall if they were limiting discussion to the degree we see now? Voter ID, concealed carry, these aren’t worthy of extended discussion?

  • 12. TerryN  |  June 11th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    The fact that the dems oppose those two issues is amazing. They all should be discussing the best way to implement the laws.

    It’s pretty hard to discuss anything when one side is yelling at the top of their lungs things like you’re effing dead to the other side.

  • 13. John Foust  |  June 13th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Yeah, but the sunglasses and the earplugs worn by the WisGOP don’t really ease that conversation along, do they?

  • 14. Roland Melnick  |  June 14th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I don’t like the idea of running fake candidates as a tactic. I understand the sentiment that we’re merely playing by Democrats’ rules…but since when is that a good idea?

    Both parties are pretty good at limiting “conversation” on the floors of our various legislative bodies when they are in power. The Budget Repair Bill “conversation” went on for days…and much of it was pointless blathering designed to delay & deny a vote.

    On the Federal level, Obama/Pelosi/Reid were expert at shutting the door on Republicans wanting debate/discussion on Obamacare.

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