[Marxism] Wisconsin GOP recall fails

Steven L. Robinson srobin21 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 10 11:00:48 MDT 2011


No doubt the AP piece is biased, but even if you strip  all spin  from the article the fact remains that Walker retains his majority in the legislature - and that is an undeniable defeat for labor.

The fact that state legislators are rarely recalled shows you part of the folly of the strategy. SR

----- Original Message -----
From: Eli Stephens <elishastephens at hotmail.com>
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A "crushing defeat"? How many state legislators have EVER been recalled in
elections, and how many have ever been recalled in elections that turned on
actual issues and not some kind of scandal? Those numbers are vanishingly
small, particularly the latter (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recall_election ).

That AP depicts this as a "crushing defeat" is a manifestation of the extent
to which the ruling class wants to crush ANY opposition, as was manifested
in the huge demonstrations in Wisconsin which morphed into this recall
effort. They would very much like to put a damper on that opposition, even
if funneled into the Democratic Party.

Eli Stephens
 Left I on the News
 http://lefti.blogspot.com






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