Tuesday is deadline in Wisconsin governor recall battle
January 17th, 2012
07:27 AM ET
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Tuesday is deadline in Wisconsin governor recall battle

(CNN) – The Wisconsin Democratic Party has until Tuesday to submit at least 540,208 signatures in order to seek a recall of first-term Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who drew the ire of labor unions and public school teachers after he stripped public employees of their collective bargaining rights.

The party has said that it is confident that it will have the signatures needed and has said it is working to significantly exceed the required number.

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  1. GI Joe

    He needs to go. And that other Fascist in Michigan needs to go too. Taking over entire towns and putting an "executive" in charge of them is taking away the people's vote - the people's choice. Dictatorship in the U.S.A.

    How's that republican crap working there? NOT

    January 17, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  2. A Kickin` Donkey

    Excellent that the Democratic process is being applied to hold this extremist Republican accountable.

    All the partisan GOP cheerleaders would have you believe that This Governor was doing the people`s business and had a mandate to do so. I truly hope the comeuppance that he recieves is discussed in light of the heavy-handed arrogance & hipocracy that the GOP portrays.

    January 17, 2012 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  3. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Go Wisconsin! Walker is desperately scrambling to rig the election or buy it with the massive amounts of out of state money he's raising. The GOBP deathcult is terrified that the country is becoming more and more aware of the scam the predatory elitists have been running on the rest of us.

    January 17, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  4. diridi

    Just vote all the Republicans out of offices in 2012. Congress is horrible.

    January 17, 2012 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  5. WiredweirdinSF

    This shows what lengths the corrupt union bosses will go through to keep slurping up out tax dollars. They are desparate and afraid. If the American people wake up and see how the corrupt unions run things, it will make them obsolete. Fortuanately for them, the have decades of experience in dumbing down Americans using the NEA and they probably can use this to keep pulling the wool over Americas eyes.

    January 17, 2012 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  6. Independent Voters

    All the republicans got to go especially Boehner, Cantor, McConnell and the rest of the TeaParty crew.

    January 17, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  7. Anonymous

    "This shows what lengths the corrupt union bosses will go through to keep slurping up out tax dollars."

    You mean the same unions that have been offering concessions right and left? Also, do you drool on your keyboard when posting such nonsense?

    January 17, 2012 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  8. gt

    i hope they have the recall election before spring break and summer break and christmas break and thanksgiving break or there might not be enough teachers left to vote against walker...those poor union teachers need rest after working 185 days for the year....

    January 17, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  9. The Real Tom Paine

    " If the American people wake up and see how the corrupt unions run things, it will make them obsolete. Fortuanately for them, the have decades of experience in dumbing down Americans using the NEA and they probably can use this to keep pulling the wool over Americas eyes."
    **************
    New York managed to get concessions from unions without busting them, and Andrew Cuomo has a 73% approval rating. Scott Walker used a budget crisis to go after unions, did he really think there would be no backlash? He could have done it without his union-busting bill, but, instead, he's on his way out. He screwed it up, plain and simple.

    January 17, 2012 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  10. Fla Pete

    Remember,who helped build this country Unions,not Repub obstructionist.@wired ,a typical disgruntled Ex Union employee,get your facts straight,these Repub lap dogs are running these states into the ground to impress their corporate masters.Ask all of them,Walker,Scott,Haley and the NJ slug Christie how much they owe to their masters,typical Repub hypocrites...

    January 17, 2012 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Capitalists didn't build this economy and make it great. Industrialists built this country's economy. Farmers bult this economy. Capitalists take advantage of the success of others as their own. Capitalists sell money, nothing else.

    January 17, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  12. Al-NY,NY

    "Unions this. Unions that" Get a new line of talking points.

    January 17, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  13. Larry in Houston

    Wisconsin should have Never Voted him IN, in the first place. Hopefully after his Term is Over, they will finally elect someone who is sane. (hopefully a Democrat) But for some reason or another, I can't understand why Wisconsin would have Voted for this guy in the first place. Isn't Wisconsin a Union State ? I remember when there used to be plenty of factories in that state, and practically everyone had a lot of decent Jobs. Too bad, hope they go the other way, in their next Voting cycle.

    January 17, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  14. The Real Tom Paine

    This shows what lengths the Koch Brothers and their paid stooge will do to hang on to power. They are desperate and afraid. Unfortunately, they have virtually unlimited funds to draw on to scare people into thinking that Scott Walker is somehow being misunderstood. No, we understand Walker and his ilk all too well, and he blew an opportunity to pull the people of his state together in favor of dividing and demonizing. The whole lot of them will be finished or politically neutered in less than 12 months, then the task of rebuilding this country from the Righties' fantasies truly begins. Don't feel bad for Walker, I'm sure Uncle Rupert will give him a job phone hacking or something.

    January 17, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  15. Four and The Door

    Rudy NYC
    Capitalists didn't build this economy and make it great. Industrialists built this country's economy. Farmers bult this economy. Capitalists take advantage of the success of others as their own. Capitalists sell money, nothing else.
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Capitalists absolutely did play a key role in the success of our country. Very few people have the individual resources to finance their own industrial or agricultural ambitions. Thanks to capital providers, many Americans have been able to start and grow their own businesses. I will qualify this by saying that I did use my own hard earned money to finance my business, but if I needed big money to take advantage of a big opportunity I am glad to know there are people out there capable of participating. Banks are not the right answer in every case.

    January 17, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  16. SuperD

    I hope Scott Walker succeeds. You can't maintain the status quo without bankrupting the state. Simple as that. I bet the sorry Dems can't produce the signatures and even if they did, there's bound to be thousands of fake signatures.

    This just in, the Unions do not run the state, the govenor does, he was elected.

    Lastly, all you morons cheering the unions, when Wisc goes bankrupt, you will pick up the tab fools.

    January 17, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |