Scott Walker recall effort expected (Update!)

Not to be outdone by Senator Ted Kanavas and his band of merry Facebook friends, word reached me today that a similar group may be working soon to recall Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.

Recalling Governor Jim Doyle reminds me of this classic:

Forcing a recall election for Scott Walker is entirely doable. It would take 25% of those voting in the last gubernatorial election in Milwaukee County.

Why is Walker easier? Think of all those newly registered Obama voters huddled in tenements such as the one owned by Brookfield’s own mayor. It will be very easy to gather the necessary signatures in this case. Simply tell all those folks that Scott Walker didn’t vote for Obama last November. They probably weren’t even registered to vote for the last gubernatorial race. It’s gonna skew the numbers all to heck.

I expect this to come up right after the local elections are counted on April 7th. Who’s at the helm? Can’t find out for sure, but no one rains on Scott Walker’s parade like blogger and Milwaukee County employee Chris Liebenthal. It will be interesting to see if the man’s name lands at the bottom of a petition or two.

The laughable part of this whole rumor is how poorly the last Democratic candidate I-ain’t-got-no-use-for-the-law Lena Taylor did in the past election. For goodness sake, if you’re going to prostitute your reputations for signatures in every corner of Milwaukee County, have a better candidate lined up for the finale.

Expect the outcome to remain the same with Walker keeping the position. The whole mess is to divert Walker from a gubernatorial run in November of 2010 by depleting his fundraising ability.

The effort is confirmed in the comments below. Comment 18 has details of a Web site. A visit to that site offers more information.

Which makes you wonder who’s really behind the whole idea…

Comments

  1. Walker is probably the best thing that could have happened to Milwaukee County, but since he doesn’t play by the corrupt rules of the left, then he’s an easy target. Seems rather a shame they spend all their energy in attacking, and yet have NO answers, or solutions….other than raise taxes. 😕

  2. I really think he does a great job there. He’s certainly appreciated. Like I’ve said before, I’m not sure he can translate that for a state-wide race.

  3. Don Quixote looks like Mr. Ptaczek from BEHS!

  4. I firmly believe Wisconsin is a lost cause for the GOP for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the total lack of leadership and direction in the state party.

    But the demographics kill the Republicans. Take the 1998 U.S. Senate race, where Mark Neumann won the rest of the state but lost so badly in Dane County and Milwaukee County that he lost to Russ Feingold. And that was when the Fox Valley was still a red area, same with the Milwaukee suburbs. Both of those have taken a distinctly purple tinge the last few election cycles.

    The election of the empty suit AG, JB Van RINO, was an aberration due to his opponent. Daffy Duck could have beaten him. Fortunately his opponent was Kathleen Falk. The state GOP is clearing the deck to run the empty suit AG against Diamond Jim in 2010. No Walker, no Neumann, guaranteeing four more years of the governor with the Church Lady’s voice. The taxer and spender from hell.

  5. Oops … hit the submiot button before I was finished. I don’t think any Republican can win statewide in Wisconsin for the foreseeable future. We’ve gone the way of Illinois and Michigan.

  6. “I firmly believe Wisconsin is a lost cause for the GOP for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the total lack of leadership and direction in the state party.”

    My district GOP state Rep nearly lost last fall, for reasons that can be blamed on the GOP. His own leadership held up his phosphorous reduction bill last year, which just passed both state houses nearly unanimously. He has also done a bunch of stupid stuff on his own, over his terms. Voting against equal pay for women, being one of them.

    The GOP can only claim being “bipartisan,” so many times without doing something, anything substantial, that is actually bipartisan, (other than something as obvious and simple as phosphorus reduction in our water) without the, “obstructionist,” label being entirely irrefutable and frowned upon by more and more conservatives, and dashing GOP support that may have been there at one time .

  7. “Why is Walker easier? Think of all those newly registered Obama voters huddled in tenements such as the one owned by Brookfield’s own mayor. It will be very easy to gather the necessary signatures in this case. Simply tell all those folks that Scott Walker didn’t vote for Obama last November. They probably weren’t even registered to vote for the last gubernatorial race. It’s gonna skew the numbers all to heck.”

    With all due respect, Cynthia, that paragraph of yours, evoked in me a serious sense that I was reading blatant racism and some sort of financial elitism. I hope I am wrong. Being a conservative and a Christian, being my brother’s keeper goes beyond praying for the least of those among us, but translates to more than the drips and dribbles of trickle down failing to provide for them in any meaningful way, a fair sharing of the fruits of their labor and a part of the American dream. Another point illustrating that the GOP has its collective foot in its mouth and doesn’t have a clue as to where or how to grow its base.

  8. Good grief. Congratulations, it only took you a couple of days to pull the race card.

    Go grab yourself a reality check. If I said anything untrue, I’ll correct it. I’m pretty sure I’m accurate here.

  9. Ok, I just have to interject here…. I’m finding it more and more annoying that if any word that can be misconstrued is attacked by, not just the left, but the right as well. I read NOTHING in your post that had the slightest hint of racism. But evidently, someone thinks that all of the new voters for BO are of a darker skin tone. To me, THAT smacks of racism. Claiming conservatism and Christianity in the same paragraph with such accusations is also another one of those hide chappers.

    Let me put a scenario here: You get a pet, lets say a dog, one that you want to train for hunting. That animal won’t get up off his lazy hind end for any reason, but to take the food out of your hand. You keep feeding this dog, petting it, hoping he’ll get with the program and earn his keep. Nope. He just lays there, getting fatter and fatter off the fruits of YOUR labor. Are you going to keep feeding that dog, or will you get rid of it, and find another animal that will serve a purpose?

    Now, this might be a simplistic comparison, and no, I’m not comparing anyone to a dog, but in the Bible I follow says NOTHING about mollycoddling. Jesus healed the lame, so they could walk. What if they sat back down, and started whining that it wasn’t enough? He gave them the tools, what they did with those tools after, was up to them.

    A large chunk of the new voters are doing just that. Sitting back down, and waiting for dinner to be brought to their table.

    Ok, rant over.

  10. The GOP can only claim being “bipartisan,” so many times without doing something, anything substantial, that is actually bipartisan

    Bipartisan meaning caving on your principles to agree with the Democrats and let them do whatever they want to do.

    Spare me. It’s behavior like that which left me no choice but to leave the party. I despise “me-too” types, especially when whatever they are “me-tooing” is dead wrong.

  11. Forcing a recall election for Scott Walker is entirely doable.
    Actually, no, it’s not. As I told some people a while ago, 25% of Doyle’s 2006 take is far greater than the number of votes Lena Taylor got in 2008.

  12. “Why is Walker easier? Think of all those newly registered Obama voters huddled in tenements such as the one owned by Brookfield’s own mayor. It will be very easy to gather the necessary signatures in this case. Simply tell all those folks that Scott Walker didn’t vote for Obama last November. They probably weren’t even registered to vote for the last gubernatorial race. It’s gonna skew the numbers all to heck.”

    And they’ll probably all sign more than once too, since they probably all voted more than once, right?

  13. Change is gonna come. People are pretty tired of that old worn out hate driven ideology and voodoo economics. http://www.recallwalker.info

  14. Change is going to come. People are tired of all that worn out voodoo economics and hate driven ideology.

  15. Change is coming to Milwaukee county I guess

  16. “Good grief. Congratulations, it only took you a couple of days to pull the race card.

    Go grab yourself a reality check. If I said anything untrue, I’ll correct it. I’m pretty sure I’m accurate here.”

    Don’t see where I claimed you said something untrue. I said a, ” feeling,” was evoked in me. Didn’t claim that it was correct.

    Kate, thanks for the enlightened POV. You wonder why we lost power the last election cycle? It is because myself and others like me, independent contractors for several decades, are not getting a fair share of the fruits of our labor; this is not, as you seem to suggest however, because of those who have even less than me, and are so worthless they deserve to be “disposed,” of. Funny thing but with your attitude I wouldn’t respond to your shock collar either. These are not the culprits taking the fruits of my labor. Then why are “they,” raising taxes, you might ask?

    Many of my so-called party brethren at the top of the economic scale are taking nearly all the fruits of my labor and trying to make me believe that those with less than me are the culprits to be pilloried. What have they (the top) done for me lately? Nothing, but hoard the majority of the wealth we create. Nothing , but take bailout money being printed and borrowed, in my name, to receive full face value of worthless paper derivatives, derived out of thin air and now being backed with my promise to pay with real fruits of my labor. I don’t see anyone in lesser circumstances than myself getting, “fat,” on anything from anyone. Stereotypical blather from the unthinking party faithful who can only rant when someone tries to ask, what is it that we did wrong or failed to do, to lose power? How about an honest examination instead of a rant? I’ll say it again, how about some ideas instead of lame outdated stereotypical analogies.

    Peter, bipartisan can mean getting a lot of what you want and letting the other party get a lot of what they want. Unlike you, I don’t ever despise anything except seeing pitiful cases of near-terminal, cranial/rectal inversion, such as yours. A sad waste of human potential, really wrong, dead wrong to use your description. Do you really think it is worth destroying everything we (the Blessed USA) have of any shared value to have everything your way? What I think you define as principles, might more accurately defined as something else.

  17. D – you’re moved into the must ignore list.

    Folkbum – ” As I told some people a while ago, 25% of Doyle’s 2006 take is far greater than the number of votes Lena Taylor got in 2008.”

    Understood, but Obama’s campaign changed everything. Inner city voters are registered and watching since that 2006 election. I argue it’s a whole new ballgame.

    Interesting that you’d confirm the rumor, though. Thanks!

  18. Sorry Dave/Lex, you were routed to spam.

    NOTICE THE WEB SITE LINK:

    http://www.recallwalker.com

    The site links to Chris Liebenthal’s blog Cognitive Dissidence.

    The site was registered on January 9, 2009 by David Fulwiler, 505 N. 26th Street #408, 414-933-9621, davidfulwiler@sbcglobal.net

    Meet David: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/10/873/a16
    His company is shown at the bottom of the site.

  19. What rumor? I talk about a lot of things to a lot of people.

  20. Recalls, eh, who needs ’em?

    OK, maybe for egregious cases (well, someone’s egregious case may be another’s frivolous one), but I’ve seen nothing in Doyle or Walker’s actions that merit a recall.

    But that’s just me (see parenthesis above).

  21. The last one I remember thinking “good idea!” was the guy from Pewaukee, Novak? He was pretty goofy.

    I think they have very limited usefulness, too, but that won’t stop this crowd from going after Walker. I guess everyone needs a hobby.

  22. And while Walker moves himself to the margins and draws the lightning, Neumann is travelling the state talking with business groups and building support. He was here in town two weeks ago at the behest of one of the local power developers.

    Walker won’t even realize he’s been left behind.

  23. J. Rolbiecki says:

    If any of you have a minute I would suggest reading this:

    Devolution of Milwaukee County Government

    http://law.marquette.edu/s3/site/images/alumni/magazine/Spring09/Spring09pp58-63.pdf

  24. J. Rolbiecki says:

    Lets end this argument and eliminate(or reduce) the county government.

    Isn’t that what the GOP wants?..less government.

  25. J. R., I read your link. I’ll have to ask the spouse if he heard Lubar speak and how it was received – he’s a member of that Rotary club – before I respond.

    Thanks for the link.

  26. savemke says:

    I think praising a racist sycophant for his distinct abilities to gentrify our city is both hilarious and misguided. While he’s busy making sure that his far right pseudo Freedmaism is becoming institutionalized the county suffers.