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The Joneses after the war

In this amazing political ad from the 2010 republican primary for governor, then-candidate Scott Walker gives a pretty moving summation as to why he should be recalled later this year. In the ad, candidate Walker weaves us a tale about a people so shocked by one leader’s  poor stewardship and reckless cronyism that the people joined together to recall that leader.  As candidate Walker will tell you, it was not about anger, but about the people taking back their government so that it would once again reflect the wishes of its constituents.  Obviously, candidate Walker was referring to the recall election in Milwaukee County that led to his becoming County Executive, but as people on Twitter pointed out, with a few edits (we’d have to cut off the last minute as he starts spewing some confusing Walker logic) this really could be the first ad for the petition campaign to recall Governor Walker. Plus there’s Braveheart music and shadowy lighting:

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As always, for those of you trying to keep track of the State of Wisconsin’s grievances against Scott Walker and the republican leadership, please visit my “Save the State” page, which is regularly updated to help everyone stay informed about these crucial issues.

 

Even though he’s no longer a Congressman, Dave Obey continues to fight for the regular people of Wisconsin, unlike Wisconsin’s current governor.  There are many great Dave Obey moments in the following video: “[The governor] is a temporary occupant of this building.” “It’s like they are doling out a little piece of Democracy a bit at a time. It’s a joke.” (Note, the last 7 minutes of this video are just black for some reason.)

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Seen from the Capitol. If you do boycott, let them know why.

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Here’s the view from where I’m standing in the state capitol rotunda. The crowd is intensely chatting “forward, not backward!”(Ed–This post was written, picture taken midday Feb. 17–phone malfunctioned and it did not post).