Is There a "None of the Above" Option?

Gov. Walker: The Devil We Know

Ok, I'm here to admit it. Governor Walker should not be recalled. Those who know me can clean up the spit-out coffee/water/beer, or whatever beverage you just expelled from your mouth. I said it.

I have a really simple answer why: Walker is the devil we know. One of my old supervisors told me about the devil you know versus the devil you don't know. The devil you know has the advantage of having displayed their devilishness.

The devil  you don't know; well that devil might have a few extra tricks up their sleeve. Calm down, I am not calling Gov. Walker a devil. I mean it in the most figurative sense possible.

I have a really simple answer why: Walker is the devil we know.

I am a registered Democrat, and honestly the prospect of Tom Barrett running is not appealing in the least. I watched the debates between Barrett and then Candidate Walker, and was dumbfounded at the lack of good ideas between both candidates.

Yes, I am an equal opportunity critic! Kathleen Falk has not presented anything interesting either -- and her stunt to make a pledge with the unions? Are you kidding me? That's just not smart.

I propose we ride out this administration -- for better or for worse and change our focus from him to his allies. I am no fan of Gov. Walker's way of doing things, but I'm seriously concerned with the potential replacements -- and more importantly, their ability to beat him. Remember, there is also that small little detail about Gov. Walker being able to raise unlimited funds.

What the Democrats should focus their energies on is recapturing the state House and Senate -- small winnable victories. Force compromise the old fashioned way. I would rather have Democrats win a few House and Senate seats than have a bumbling governor who will almost certainly face a recall from the other side in a year.

Does anyone feel the same? Or am I alone in my raucous insanity?

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Walker February 17, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Funny how your skewed mind twists what others say.
Bren February 18, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Apparently the pro-Walker "March on the GAB" scheduled for today brought forth 7 Walker supporters according to photodocumentation provided on Rachel Maddow today.
J. B. Schmidt February 18, 2012 at 10:07 AM
@Lyle Now I am confused. If the Health Care Act's constitutionality is determined by the Supreme Court nationally, which as you say is an independent body; why then is the same not true for the state constitution and Walker's actions? I am still interested to know where Walker overreached constitutionally, because I don't think he did. Which in turn brings me back to the fact that this is the democrat in Wisconsin attempting to take a mulligan on the 2010 elections rather then wait for democratic process to affect the balance of power. Also, you said that Act 10 was done 'to cut off the life blood of the Democratic Party, union campaign contributions.' I must disagree. It only put the burden to fund the union on its members, as it should be. The tax payers should not be assisting in the transfer of union dues. Especially since it is the 'life blood' of a single party.
CowDung February 18, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I wasn't even aware that a 'March on the GAB' was scheduled for today. If there was such an event, it certainly was not well publicized...
Bob McBride February 18, 2012 at 02:25 PM
This is a positive in my book. It's a pointless exercise of a type best left to those on the left, who cherish symbolic gestures of this nature. You could start a rumor that Scott Walker was spotted having lunch somewhere up there and you'd have 20 times as many folks show up in an instant, plastic buckets and hand scrawled signs at the ready. I'm perfectly fine with being on the side that has less nut-jobs ready to take it to the streets and look foolish.


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