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June 06, 2012


As always, thanks for your support A.

I'm trying to pin down whether there will be a legislative session prior to the November elections.

It's reported that Democrat Lehman beat the Republican senator, Wanggaard in the 21st District, but it seems the legislature will be back in session only if Walker calls a special session.

So, formalistic victory? And Walker can issue executive orders willynilly? Or...what?

Lehman won by 779 votes, so there will surely be a reoount and possibly a hand recount, right?

But, the Journal-Sentinel also points out that the district essentially disappears (the contiguous sort of rectangle of the city of Racine goes westward, covering suburbs and rural areas), but for the November election the 21st will be comprised of Racine and Kenosha, with the 22nd getting most of the rural and suburban areas above Racine and below Kenosha, making a huge crescent around the two urban areas.

The maps are fascinating in showing how legislatures can accomplish gerrymandering.

Scroll down to the third set of before and after maps, but don't ignore the two other sets which show how well the Repubs protected their own.

My questions:

Any legistative session prior to November's election?

Executive powers Walker can use?

Oh, and when will it be safe to move back to WI?

"I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.” — Adrienne Rich

Well said A, and the fight was well fought. Thank you, Recallers.

None of this is all right, and now they get to do whatever they want, Walker and his supporters.

I wonder if this is true, though. Walker won by the same margin, but with certain tailwinds, like WI's ludicrous recall-finance law; the hesitation by voters (if you believe the exit polls) to recall; running Barrett again, not that WI Dems necessarily had a better options. The Republicans (probably) lost the Senate. And if you again believe exit polls, things look like crap for Romney.

Yes, Bush got a this-is-not-a-mandate mandate and told everyone to cram it, but he also crippled the GOP, at least temporarily. Walker could do that, but I'm not sure it's a done deal.

What Athenae said: "This hasn’t ended, if only because things like this don’t end, and we have some people to thank for that."

We might also ask ourselves how it is that SB5 won, and Barrett lost. It is, after all, the same campaign, just fought on a different field.

Next stop: Revolution.

Here you go, baby: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maitri/266220602/in/photostream/
It's my favorite vista, too. The New Orleans skyline is a close second. Both make my soul soar like no other.

This has not ended. We have today and tomorrow.

just get in the 99% crowd to fight back. and elect more democrats BETTER democrats in nov.

thanks for reminding me, again, it's been a while... about means and ends; that we never know the ends.

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