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I want to get high

I want to get high

Manic high or low.  That’s how people are going to be feeling after the Wisconsin Recall results come in tomorrow night.

I want to get high.

Turnout in Wisconsin will be everything.  The latest PPP poll shows a 3-point margin for Walker, based on a more enthusiastic Republican electorate. (Update: A Warning About PPP’s Wisconsin Poll, “So, PPP changed its methodology at the end of the polling cycle? That itself is a huge no-no, but then it went on to infer that the race is tightening? My goodness!”)

Via The Free Beacon, turnout models favor Republicans.  Via Robert Costa at NRO, Republicans have a big GOTV effort under way, including telephone banking:

Don’t think the GOTV efforts are one-sided:

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, a flashy two-car motorcade pulled up in front of the Destiny Youth Plaza on the northwest side of Milwaukee. A crowd gathered around the first car to greet the Reverend Jesse Jackson, visiting Milwaukee to speak on behalf of Wisconsin workers and to rally voters to unseat Governor Scott Walker in the recall election here Tuesday. If anyone was bothered by the fact that Jackson arrived to speak on behalf of the working class in a Mercedes Benz S550 (starting price of some $100,000) and that his escort vehicle was a Cadillac Escalade ESV (starting at about $75,000), nobody showed it.

If you know someone in Wisconsin, call them. They need to vote.

(Photo via reader Dan from Michigan, who writes:  “Obviously it isn’t a bumper sticker, but I was just in Wisconsin and saw this billboard, and I thought I’d pass it on to you. Sorry I couldn’t get a shot that wasn’t partially obscured. The text is “Let’s not Falk it up. We couldn’t Barrett.””)


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They rose to their feet when a local teachers union head screamed that Walker is a serial liar. And they cheered wildly when Jackson compared Walker to segregationist Alabama governor George Wallace.

I guess the fact that Wallace was a Democrat doesn’t enter into it

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Neo. | June 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Yes they have convinced themselves . An Oxford Prof of American history Tim Stanley who blogs at telegraph actually wrote that the Republicans 1960-80 were shameful in their racism. (though he at least conceded they may have had the upper moral line 1860-1960.)

    This is what you are up against . No-one is fighting back although Brit posters got at him -Americans let it go . Interestingly now that he is actually living in the US he is melting in his anti R rhetoric.

    Ditto Cain on The View – letting the Harpie state that the R Party had put up barriers to blacks for centuries. Cain just took it! He did not even challenge the “centuries ” given that 1854 is still only 1.58 centuries.

    Recently at Breitbart a poster stated Wallace was a Repub & no one shot him down.

    I have been following this for decades . You gotta take this meme on.

1. Intrade continues to give Walker a 90-to-95% chance of prevailing, despite his narrowed lead in the latest PPP.

2. I’d be relieved but not elated by a Walker victory. IMHO the ramifications for November are more complex than meets the eye. Hopefully I’ll have cause for elation in five months.

    ALman in reply to gs. | June 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    “ . . . relieved but not elated by a Walker victory.” I agree with you on this.

    Recall the movie “Tombstone” with Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp. There’s a scene in which Wyatt is at a train station to see off his wounded brother and the wives. “The Cowboys” gang attempt an ambush that fails. With his double-barrel in hand, thrust in the face of one of the gang on the ground;
    Earp yells, “You tell ’em I’m coming and hell’s coming with me! You hear? Hell’s coming with me!!!”

    My hope is that a Walker victory will be another step in an ever-building crescendo that will reach its peak with the Republican convention. At which time, with equal passion and force of conviction, we’ll hear the candidate and his VP declare that they’re coming and “hell’s coming with [them]” for those who seek the ruination of this nation!

    DocWahala in reply to gs. | June 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Interesting to see someone else visits InTrade. I’ve also found the LI commentators are very good at picking winners as well. The two make for a very interesting combo!


Frank Scarn | June 4, 2012 at 10:21 am

wm Jacobson,

Would it be possible to post a “stickie” for tomorrow in the form of a WI recall ballot so that we posters could do our own “voting?”

Like for Walker
Dislike for anyone else


    DINORightMarie in reply to Frank Scarn. | June 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Do you mean a poll for us to take? Or a “stickie” to remind WI voters to vote and allow us to “like” or “dislike” the current results? Just wonderin’.

    I think a reader poll would be fun, if the Professor is up to it! Also, of course, some posting on the exit polls (if any) and early election results……… 🙂

    BTW – I love the clever use of names on that billboard!! So fitting – and so true!!

    Also, OT but related: I hope that the Marine vet who was arrested outside the WI Clinton rally is not being prosecuted. What a travesty! I also hope he sues the police department for false arrest, harassment, etc. – whatever fits. It was clear, from the videos, he was doing nothing other than peacefully protesting….. Gotta love the new media, setting the record straight on so many things!

PPP is a left leaning poll. So double their skewed margin and the number is a Walker 6 point lead.

Calling. Leaving messages. Emailing.
My 2 Aunts who are Democrats are voting for Walker.
They’ve both seen the light.

I wish Walker and myself were Dems. I could then vote for him from KY:)

…the party of Mulligan Democrats…

[…] » I want to get high – Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion Manic high or low.  That’s how people are going to be feeling after the Wisconsin Recall results come in tomorrow night. […]

There’s another poll out today, a WeAskWisconsin poll:

Walker 54, Barrett 42

full-throated support | June 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm

It’s an honor to be called Mulligan Democrats. Legal, constitutionally provided for do-overs are what this country is supposed to be about to correct stolen elections through fascist ballot fraud, disinformation, or Citizens United super PAC false advertising.

Florida and other states are looking to purge their voter rolls of Democratic votes by whatever means necessary.

The GOP and Fuchs News misreport the story every time to serve their candidates and oppressive, greedy agenda.

And fake astroturf concerned citizen corps funded by Koch-like reactionary billionaires buy airtime to spin the facts into serving their anti-progress interests and political lackeys.

Recall elections are more American than apple pie and Frisbee. They’re what Thomas Paine would’ve called “common sense” in the face of tyranny and distortion.

The hope today is that better informed Wisconsin citizens not only get high on voting for a humanitarian and honest government this time around, but also for one that might lead to the highs of decriminalizing marijuana and raising taxes to support the less fortunate all around us.

Mulligan stew sounds good right about now.

    Followed up with a nice, steaming bowl of bullshit, as you’ve served up here.

    See, any time democracy provides a result you don’t like, you can…and will…roll out the same idiocy you wrote here.

    Not a word of it is true, but suppose, for fun, you were up against a false message widely disseminated.

    In a democracy, you get out and try to persuade. Once the vote is cast, you are DONE for the nonce. You get another bite at the next election.

    See, moron?

      full-throated support in reply to Ragspierre. | June 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      What’s with this “moron” name-calling?

      Guess it didn’t occur to you that I might agree I have more going on?

      Have a lovely evening, oh geni-us of rubbed brass lamp wishes. You may address me as More On Master when fulfilling Progressive dreams and some of our retrograde fantasies.

        BannedbytheGuardian in reply to full-throated support. | June 4, 2012 at 10:38 pm

        Legalize Marijuana & require standards of cultivation , food safety -in all then treat it like a business. THEN YOU CAN tax the product , the process & the profits. The tax will have to be higher than tobacco to make up for 50 years of lost time.

        Wisconsin to Lean Forward Full Throated not just half cocked.

BannedbytheGuardian | June 4, 2012 at 8:49 pm

My guess . Walker by 7 . Kleefisch by 4.