Wisconsin Republicans' fake Democrats exposed

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Gov. Scott Walker's allies get caught in a dirty trick.
A number of Wisconsin Republicans are still trying to figure out how to survive the PR debacle birthed by their public employee union busting legislation earlier this year. One of the upshots is a series of recall drives being launched against vulnerable legislators at the Capitol.

Now it turns out that, rather than running on principles they insist are supported by a majority of Wisconsin voters, Republicans are recruiting fake Democrats to run in the primary races to try to take the heat off GOP candidates.

Their gambit was drawn into broad daylight when the Journal Sentinel's Daniel Bice came into possession of the recruiting letters, and learned about other secretly tape-recorded recruiting meetings.

The spoiler Democrats, who are identified by name in the letters, would run in the Democratic primaries for the seats now held by Republican Sens. Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac and Luther Olsen of Ripon.

With the scandal exposed, some of the GOP candidates said they either didn't know what was being done on their behalf, or disowned the maneuver.

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Wisconsin fake Democrats, exposed.

In the midst of this latest gaffe, the law prompting the recall effort is being challenged in court because it was passed allegedly in violation of Wisconsin's open meeting laws. The Wisconsin Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the case yesterday.

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green23
green23

Kirk wrote:"There is a very good reason why some of them democrats...have announced they will not run for reelection."

Kirk, the story is about Republicans pretending to be Democrats so that they can disrupt the primaries for the recall election -- to recall Republicans.

At this point, no Democrats are subject to a recall election.

"Well, they went in opposition of their constituents, and don't have a chance in hell of reelection."

The Republicans are up for a recall election, not Democrats. It is the Republicans up for re-election, not the Democrats.

Recall elections are, by definition, elections. It is entirely legal and democratic. Only you could hear the words "recall election" and think that it means a dictatorship.Seriously, did you read any of the post at all, or did you just go directly into "pointless rant" mode?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Right.  Pointless rant mode!  I know what a "recall election" is, and I never mentioned the words "recall election".Green23, I have been out of high school, nearly as many years as you have been alive.

I was just pointing out what has happening to the runaway democrats from Wisconsin. If they (the Wisconsin 13) are such, "champions of the people"; why aren't they running for another term?

The answer is simple.They sided with their cronies, and opposed their constituents.  Now they have to step aside, because a chimp would mop the floor with them in their districts in the next election.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Democracy shouldn't apply to tyrants like the Democrats!  As we all know the Democrats led by Barack Obama are a bunch of socialist, atheist, islamofacists.   Therefore any activity Republicans do to keep the election unfair and mean is acceptable.   Why won't the Democrats respect the Democratic process and not oppose the Republican Overlords.     When will the lamestream media report on the patriotism and bravery the Republicans are showing in their attempts to subvert elections?  

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

There is a very good reason why some of them democrats, the "heros of the protected elite working class", have announced they will not run for reelection.  Why would they do that? Well, they went in opposition of their constituents, and don't have a chance in hell of reelection.  But shhh, don't talk about that.I am all for turning over complete control to the democrats.  Allow them to take the helm on everything for 10 years.  Well them, and their unruly mobs.  It would allow everyone to see, what policies work, and what policies don't.  Wouldn't that be great?  10 years as dictators.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Great comment here Kirk.  Way to show the lamestream media your head won't be clouded by facts or logic.   Republicans showing disdain for fair elections is obviously the Democrats fault, when will the lamestream media report this?   You need to be a Paul Revere for modern times and get on your horse shooting guns and ringing bells to warn the British or whatever. 

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

As Marshall Bruce Mathers (Eminem) might have said; would the real Michelle please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

And I think she has.She has merged with Sarah, and added an extra "L" to her name.

I see what all the liberals are talking about.You truly are an idiot!!!!

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