Wisconsin Democrats: The effort to recall Scott Walker begins November 15

posted at 10:20 pm on October 10, 2011 by Allahpundit

My headline was better the last time I wrote about this.

Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate said on the party’s website that recall petitions will be circulated starting Nov. 15, giving supporters of the effort until Jan. 13 to collect 540,208 signatures

A group called United Wisconsin is leading the Walker recall effort and has collected pledges from more than 200,000 people to sign recall petitions. The group’s leader, Mike Brown of Appleton, did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment Monday night.

The Republican Party of Wisconsin said it welcomed the recall effort.

“Wisconsin school districts and local municipalities have saved millions of taxpayer dollars thanks to the Governor’s reforms, and we welcome and encourage a comparison between the positive results we’re seeing around the state and the failed policies of the past favored by those seeking a recall,” Stephan Thompson, the state GOP’s executive director, said in a statement.

They’ve been talking about doing this for ages but 540,000 signatures in 60 days is a heavy lift even with unions bankrolling the effort. (They’ll need thousands more signatures than that, in fact, since some are bound to be duplicates or void for various reasons.) I wonder if they would have followed through on it if the Occupy Wall Street thing hadn’t become a media darling when it did. If the political climate were different, they might have licked their wounds and ignored Walker after failing to take back the Wisconsin senate with the last recall drive. But now that the left is “energized” and wants to fight fight fight, they have to try it, no matter the cost. No doubt they’re hoping to borrow a page from Ed Rendell and try to get Occupy Madison or whatever to go knocking on doors for them. It’s the protesters’ first big show of strength, potentially; if they can’t mobilize to circulate recall petitions aimed at ousting the newest Republican Hitler, what good are they?

Speaking of OWS and fawning media coverage, here’s Kanye West enjoying his populist close-up downtown today by chatting with fellow one-percenter Russell Simmons. I wonder how many kids’ college debt he could singlehandedly pay off by cashing in that awesome chain.

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What are the Wisconsin unions down to right about now? Ten bucks? Twenty?

They’re going to need a huge “green jobs subsidy” to finance this turkey.

KingGold on October 10, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Idiots, go ahead…..

cmsinaz on October 10, 2011 at 10:24 PM

The fight of stupidity rolls on.

orfannkyl on October 10, 2011 at 10:25 PM

But now that the left is “energized” and wants to fight fight fight, they have to try it, no matter the cost.

Bring it…

… In the real world, Scott Walker has a record and results to run on.

Just like Obowma…

… Oh, wait!

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Seven Percent Solution on October 10, 2011 at 10:25 PM

All the millionaire douchebag “stars” showing up for their 20 minutes of street cred respect from the crowd, then it’s back to the Hilton for a massage and a fancy dinner.

Kanye even has his flannel “Man O’ the People” shirt on.

Bishop on October 10, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Bring it on.

AH_C on October 10, 2011 at 10:27 PM

The unions are running on Skittles and Unicorn farts.

Roy Rogers on October 10, 2011 at 10:28 PM

UGH!!!!

canopfor on October 10, 2011 at 10:28 PM

I wonder how many kids’ college debt he could singlehandedly pay off by cashing in that awesome chain.

hands off the bling!!/

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:28 PM

“There ain’t no mountain high enough… no river deep enough”.

The more this nonsense is in the news, the better.

Hog Wild on October 10, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Can’t they get Indiana to copy some pages for them?

Cindy Munford on October 10, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Wake me when they get close.

platypus on October 10, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Talking Points Memo & Top Story
Do Wall Street protesters have a valid point?

No surprise that O’Whoreilly would defend his Messiah and sadly use Laura as the foil………..

dmann on October 10, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Occupy Madison!

steebo77 on October 10, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Please do, waste more money, I think it is great!

Kanye and Russel, one a multi millionaire and one a billionaire, write a check you POS’s! Of course Russel said no to that!

bluemarlin on October 10, 2011 at 10:36 PM

dmann on October 10, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Does anyone who comments here even listen to that blowhard anymore? I catch Dennis Miller every once in a great while, but that’s the extent of it.

KingGold on October 10, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Has Sheryl Crow insisted the libtard protestors only use one square of tp per police car dump?

Roy Rogers on October 10, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Well,I’m glad I still have my Wisconson Teacher/Union/Thug
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canopfor on October 10, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Bring… it… ON!!

Use the OWS idiots to serve as neighborhood signature gatherers!!

Union money spent on this can’t be used later! EXCELLENT!!

Khun Joe on October 10, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Meanwhile, the White House protesters go stealth…

Roy Rogers on October 10, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Recalls, all of them, are a moronic waste of time.

Unless there’s some kind of proof of official misconduct by a public official, recalls are downright wrong. Don’t like an official? Defeat him or her in the next election.

Red Cloud on October 10, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Ugh,I think,I had a linky snafu!

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canopfor on October 10, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Conservatives are playing defense too much these days. You keep a movement moralized and active by pushing some tangible things, such as a new reconstruction era with several new constitutional amendments.

Buddahpundit on October 10, 2011 at 10:45 PM

(They’ll need thousands more signatures than that, in fact, since some are bound to be duplicates or void for various reasons.)

I think the Indiana branch of the Obama campaign has some signatures they’re not using at the moment.

malclave on October 10, 2011 at 10:45 PM

I hope they waste lots of money on this & other fruitless efforts. The more they spend the less they will have to give to the Obama re-election campaign.

batterup on October 10, 2011 at 10:46 PM

Being a communist is not as cheap as it used to be.

Roy Rogers on October 10, 2011 at 10:48 PM

KingGold on October 10, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Not a lot of choices anymore……hows the good Rev. Sharpton working for you?

dmann on October 10, 2011 at 10:50 PM

dmann on October 10, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Resist we much. We must, and we will.

KingGold on October 10, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Hey Kanye, Imma lechu finish inaminit but first did you know that Russell had cash cahts to cell fo’ fi’dollahs?
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Tru-iz, wiz!

ExpressoBold on October 10, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Bradley is up for the fight.

Christien on October 10, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Justice Bradley is in training. She’s choking chickens.

Roy Rogers on October 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM

“F” brown. He’ll drive us economically off the cliff as fast as a Dem.

MadDogF on October 10, 2011 at 11:11 PM

No doubt they’re hoping to borrow a page from Ed Rendell and try to get Occupy Madison or whatever to go knocking on doors for them

Honestly, I don’t think there is a way to get those slackers to do anything but squat in one spot. But there ability to squat in one spot for long periods of time is quite impressive, in so as much it means nothing at all to anyone, but the people who have to clean up the clogged toilets, and garbage behind them.

Dr Evil on October 10, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Now it’s time for the RNC to allow the Wisconsin Republican party to set the Presidential Primary on the same day as the recall, without any fear of repercussions for acting out of cycle.

amazingmets on October 10, 2011 at 11:21 PM

So the unions and the democrats are going to spend good money in 2011 and early 2012 that will lead to increased visibility and free advertising for Scott Walker? And then in late 2012 they won’t have that money to spend to buy exposure for their own candidate? No wonder Scott Walker seems so happy!

Metanis on October 10, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Having lost the legislative vote…court challenges…Supreme Court race…legislator recalls…now they’re going to lose the gubernatorial recall.

You’d think they would have better things to do with union dues.

amerpundit on October 10, 2011 at 11:26 PM

“Tea-Party, I’m a let you finish, but I just have to say, Occupy Wall Street has some of the best protests ever”! – Kanye

KaliMom on October 10, 2011 at 11:36 PM

hey Kanye! Which large corporation do you work for? Viacom, Time Warner, Comcast/Universal/NBC, Sony, Disney? Please Kanye, just go away. Your so called talents brings large corporations profits, the very thing these protesters do not like. I wander how Kanye would feel if these protesters were out on the street in front of his house for days?

Atlanta Media Guy on October 11, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Walker has a successful record to date that has helped the schools budgets.

The Dems must be counting on a scandal from his Milwaukee days to slander him.

But I suspect the voters will reward him with a victory. The voters are not tired of the Walker style yet.

jimw on October 11, 2011 at 12:12 AM

Now it’s time for the RNC to allow the Wisconsin Republican party to set the Presidential Primary on the same day as the recall, without any fear of repercussions for acting out of cycle.

Winner.

englishqueen01 on October 11, 2011 at 3:33 AM

Wisconsin lefties are 0 for 2 in this. They didn’t unseat the judge and they didn’t win back the state senate. If they want to make it 0 for 3, let ‘em waste the money.

Kafir on October 11, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Dumb-da-dumb-dumb!

These WI Leftists are INSANE… they have no idea how bad they are coming off as some of the sorest losers in modern day politics.

That will be the end of Leftism… going down with a scream and then a wimper of ‘you don’t love me any more’. I hope the good citizens of WI let these people scream and shout and go all about until they are as exhausted as their ideology.

ajacksonian on October 11, 2011 at 7:03 AM

Justice Bradley is in training. She’s choking chickens.

Roy Rogers on October 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I really didn’t need to wake up to the image that puts in my mind…

MNHawk on October 11, 2011 at 7:13 AM

By the way, the Imus radio show said that Kanye West arrived for his moment in the park in a Maybach limousine, a handcrafted car the radio show priced out at $300,000. #OccupyKanye’sCar!!

MTF on October 11, 2011 at 7:13 AM

They were going to try and recall Rick Snyder in Michigan and tried twice and still couldn’t get more than 300,000 signatures out of the 800,000 they needed. Even in Michigan there aren’t that many union members.

flytier on October 11, 2011 at 7:20 AM

No doubt they’re hoping to borrow a page from Ed Rendell and try to get Occupy Madison or whatever to go knocking on doors for them.

Having one of these losers show up at my door demanding that I sign the recall petition right after they crap on my front lawn is a sure-fire strategy for victory!

VelvetElvis on October 11, 2011 at 7:26 AM

I’m so envious of Kayne West for being rich. I want a large ugly ass gold chain to hang around my neck. Eat the 1%!

It’s so weird to be Occupy Wall Street jealous of the rich, when the perks of wealth are the lowest ever.

thuja on October 11, 2011 at 7:56 AM

Shame on you if you can’t recall the Hitler. Come on. Fight Fight Fight. We need you to fight for the hard working middle class.

As for Kanye – I agree with President Obama. He is a jackass.

antisocial on October 11, 2011 at 8:39 AM

HMMMM.

So conservatives in Wisconsin have two fun strategies to choose from.

1. Sign all the petitions they can, anytime one of their gatherers approaches with their clipboard, take it happily and sign away.

2. Tell signature collectors “I’ve already signed” and express support for the initiative. If they knock on the door, tell them you signed a week ago and probably everyone on your block has because it’s been canvassed repeatedly.

One will give them lots of signatures to cull, will they????

Two might serve to sap a little of the enthusiasm for collecting in that particular location.

I don’t see an ethical problem with either strategy, as the left has been doing this openly to right leaning petitions for some time. They tend to throw fake names in as well, but the net strategy is the same.

Jason Coleman on October 11, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Kanye West protesting capitalism, while selling t-shirts.

And they’re too stupid to notice.

Squiggy on October 11, 2011 at 1:03 PM

They’ve been talking about doing this for ages but 540,000 signatures in 60 days is a heavy lift even with unions bankrolling the effort. (They’ll need thousands more signatures than that, in fact, since some are bound to be duplicates or void for various reasons.)

What do you think they’ve been doing since spring, sitting on their thumbs? Don’t forget that they control the Government Accountability Board, which decides all things election-related in Wisconsin, and that 3 of the remaining 5 liberal members of the GAB (as well as the staff) absolutely, positively needs Walker ousted before the end of his term to keep their jobs.

A troubling sign from the GAB – they are going to allow “single-signature” petitions (i.e. signature not witnessed by anybody), attempted to allow the Democrats to fill everything out except the “signature”, and still are looking to allow web-based petitions.

Steve Eggleston on October 11, 2011 at 3:02 PM