At first I was a little bit flustered by the folks who were saying that quietly observing events and waiting for the upcoming recall elections is the only route to follow to save Wisconsin, after spending 100+ days in a row dealing with the situation here I at first didn't want to hear from someone who shows up every other month for a few hours to explain to me what is happening at the capitol. Wow that was a run-on sentence. No Pulitzer for my I'm afraid.
Anyway it was not quiet and polite action far short of civil disobedience that has won us the victories that now put us within striking distance of reclaiming the Senate and setting up the Gubernatorial recall. It has been those who have relentlessly pursued the protection of our rights that have put the pressure on officials to stand up for whats right. Now I have always said that this is a huge movement and that there is plenty of room for all kinds of people with different thoughts, tactics, and skill sets to get involved in retaking Wisconsin for its citizenry.
And I applaud those who are quietly maintaining awareness of what is going on and are patiently awaiting the recall elections. I am quietly optimistic that the recall elections will not be subverted by fraud and deception. But in the halls of the capitol that is all you hear from the GOP, how they will flood the airwaves with false and mis-leading campaign ads to muddy the waters, keep minority and fringe voters away from the polls. I can only imagine what they say behind closed doors about committing another full blown act of voter fraud like we saw happen three times now in Waukesha.
If that happens again, and it is quite likely and they steal the elections, than all the nay-sayers of folks like myself and Jeremy Ryan are going to be changing their tune somewhat as Jeremy's lawsuit centered around violations of the states open meetings laws will be the only thing left under the sun protecting them from the corporate evil of Scotty Walker and his masters out east.
So to you nay-sayers please remember, and I remind our folks of this too, we are all together in this. We may not always agree on all the details and tactics and methodology involved in the current political/fiscal fiasco, but there is room for all kinds here to do what they can. To do what their hearts tell them to do to save the great state of Wisconsin from the GOP's class warfare.
And with that said I leave the court room behind and head to the Joint Committee on Finance to do what I feel I should be doing for Wisconsin. In solidarity my sisters and brothers. Until next time.
On Wisconsin! FORWARD!!!!!