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  •  im really fed up (0+ / 0-)

    I have felt like this for a long time.  After the voters of Wisconsin kept that crook Walker in office, and then they went and voted for Obama again.

    This led me to think, what kind of voter would vote for Obama and also vote to keep Walker, the union buster in office?  And I dont buy this excuse they were just againt recalls in general.   I believe there are enough Democrats in Wisconsin and in other states who are willing to go along with an anti-union agenda to allow the Republicans to do what they have been doing since Reagan, bust the unions.

    Even Obama did was conspicuously absent when labor needed him the most, during the recall campaign.  He kept his "powder dry."  

    Im really fed up with Wisconsin right now and after voting to keep Walker I think that is what they really want.   They are getting what they deserve.  My heart goes out to the good people there who gave their heart and soul to the recall effort, but apparently there is not the progressive majority in Wisconsin there used to be.

    Obama's coalition of victory in Wisconsin apparently includes a number of anti union elements.   Turnout could be an explantion, but if progressives are motivated enough to get out and vote for Obama, yet could not get out and vote for the welfare of their own neighbors, they does not endear them to mean.

    On Wisconsin!  but you're going to have to do it without my sympathy this time, because Im fed up with you.

    •  sorry (0+ / 0-)

      For all the typos,  its 330 am in here, and I am sleepy.
      but the sentiments the same

    •  You're pretty much a jerk. (2+ / 0-)
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      Grabber by the Heel, 3goldens

      You're tired of hearing about our woes so you have no sympathy? We didn't manage to fight off the millions and millions of dollars that poured into the recall election, so we don't deserve sympathy?

      I appreciate your honesty. Why don't you go kick a homeless person today and get it out of your system. I am sure the failures of the chronically ill or unemployed or disabled or poor get on your nerves as well, and a few letters to the editor about how sick you are of hearing their never-ending plight has sapped your empathy dry.

    •  Dear Giles, Thank you so much for this diary. (3+ / 0-)

      I would not otherwise have known this was happening, b/c our corporate WI media is not reporting it. I hope ridiculous comments like the one above won't dissuade you from keeping fellow Wisconsinites informed with your diaries. I certainly could understand how it might, but I encourage you to keep writing. Of all the WI diarists, I find I look forward to yours the most.

      While I don't have a name for the attitude expressed above, I'd say it's a close cousin to the hubris we see coming from the ignorant wing on the right. It's unfortunate to see in our own party, but there it is. This is the attitude that the right likes to call elitism. I think it's a false label, however. To me it is simple shortsightedness--an inability to see beyond oneself mixed with a dash of poor critical thinking skills. Not so dissimilar to the crazy right we like to bash, it is the achilles heel of our party.

      While pointing out their obvious shortcomings (and I did so appreciate the colorful nature of your reply!) can offer immediate gratification, I think in the long run it doesn't do much to change the troll-like attitudes. Please keep writing for your fellow Wisconsinites. We can't express our gratitude enough!

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