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Mary Burke for Governor

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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby Cameron Connors » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:10 pm

If Barrett can't get the all-important cast-sympathy demo to swing the Governor's race, who can?

http://fox6now.com/2013/12/08/mayor-bar ... un-sunday/

The poor guy really needs to stay away from the State Fair Grounds.
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:07 pm

Now that Vinehout says she is not running due to her recovery from an auto accident, it looks like there won't be a Democratic primary. That is, unless someone else plans to run against Burke.
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby Stu Levitan » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:55 am

Somebody may file, but no serious challenger.
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby Detritus » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:42 pm

Burke has a challenger, Marcia Mercedes Perkins of Milwaukee. You can google the short AP piece that every paper in the state appears to be reprinting in lieu of doing their own reporting.
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby snoqueen » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:58 pm

Has she got enough signatures on her nomination papers?
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby Stu Levitan » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:08 am

Fall partisan primary nomination papers don't circulate till summer.
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby hoffenbergs » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:57 am

A brochure was distributed at the ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the capitol rotunda. In his statement as Governor, Scott Walker wrote, “From December of 1955 until April 4, 1968, under Dr. King’s leadership, African Americans achieved more progress toward racial equality in America than ever before.”
This says that the Thirteenth Amendment which ended slavery was less significant. Due to that constitutional change, African Americans were no longer the property of others, nor subject to legally sanctioned beatings, torture, rape, or confinement in chains,.
To me, this statement by Governor Walker shows his lack of understanding of how government policies affect people’s lives. HIs decision to reject 120 million dollars in free medical insurance through expanded Medicaid is the most recent example of this cluelessness. Unfortunately this misguided decision will have the effect of increasing poor people’s suffering and death precisely due to his governmental policies. Medical care saves lives.
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:03 pm

hoffenbergs wrote:A brochure was distributed at the ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the capitol rotunda. In his statement as Governor, Scott Walker wrote, “From December of 1955 until April 4, 1968, under Dr. King’s leadership, African Americans achieved more progress toward racial equality in America than ever before.”
This says that the Thirteenth Amendment which ended slavery was less significant. Due to that constitutional change, African Americans were no longer the property of others, nor subject to legally sanctioned beatings, torture, rape, or confinement in chains,.
To me, this statement by Governor Walker shows his lack of understanding of how government policies affect people’s lives.


To me your statement shows a lack of understanding of what black Americans suffered prior to the civil rights movement.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/08/2 ... ually-did#
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby peripat » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:21 pm

Francis Di Domizio wrote:To me your statement shows a lack of understanding of what black Americans suffered prior to the civil rights movement.


So you too deny that government (i.e. 13th amendment ending slavery and 15th amendment extending voting rights to black Americans) had any significant part in granting civil rights? Not to undervalue Dr King's work, but wow...just wow. He did, after all, have that framework to work with.
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby Michael Patrick » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:22 pm

Detritus wrote:Burke has a challenger, Marcia Mercedes Perkins of Milwaukee. You can google the short AP piece that every paper in the state appears to be reprinting in lieu of doing their own reporting.


And a quick Google search shows she also filed papers in 2010. And then failed to make the ballot.
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:53 pm

peripat wrote:
Francis Di Domizio wrote:To me your statement shows a lack of understanding of what black Americans suffered prior to the civil rights movement.


So you too deny that government (i.e. 13th amendment ending slavery and 15th amendment extending voting rights to black Americans) had any significant part in granting civil rights? Not to undervalue Dr King's work, but wow...just wow. He did, after all, have that framework to work with.


I don't deny that at all. I simple agree with Walker's speech writer that the civil rights movement had far more to do with improving the conditions of Blacks in many parts of the United States. Despite the 13th and 15th Blacks were still:
hoffenbergs wrote:subject to legally sanctioned beatings, torture, rape, or confinement in chains,.


In addition their 15th amendment rights were hardly universally granted thanks to Jim Crow laws. Most of their civil rights were curtailed by fear of retribution if they "got upity". They were free on paper but were kept captive by the reality that whites could and did decide to treat them as sub-human at will and with little fear of reprisal.

What's more had anyone but Walker or another conservative said this, you wouldn't have even blinked.
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby peripat » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:57 pm

Francis Di Domizio wrote:-
What's more had anyone but Walker or another conservative said this, you wouldn't have even blinked.


Yeah- but only because we still think politicians should say what they believe and blatant lying offends us.
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:09 pm

peripat wrote:
Francis Di Domizio wrote:-
What's more had anyone but Walker or another conservative said this, you wouldn't have even blinked.


Yeah- but only because we still think politicians should say what they believe and blatant lying offends us.


So now it's not that Walker was wrong, but that he doesn't actually feel that way about MLK and the accomplishments of the civil rights movement. Were you lying earlier?
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby wack wack » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:14 pm

It;s ironic that Walker has become the topic of the Mary Burke thread, because any time a rightie hears a complaint about Walker these days, the first three words out of its mouth are sure to be, "well, Mary Burke..."
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Re: Mary Burke for Governor

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:59 pm

Burke should bring up the recent train derailments in Wisconsin. Because of the cold weather, those poorly maintained rails failed. Caladonia had one with many coal cars going off the tracks and now another in Janesville has blocked downtown streets. When Walker turned down the billion or so federal bucks for passenger rail, those railbeds (which also carry freight) were not upgraded. That was where most of the billion would have been spent.
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