The following is an op-ed from Mike Tate, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, on tomorrow's recall elections in Wisconsin.
Tomorrow, playing on Republican turf, the movement against Scott Walker's extreme agenda will make history in unprecedented recall elections that have never been seen in this nation’s history.
In size and scope and consequence, the recall movement will represent a historic correction to Republican overreach, and makes Wisconsin "Where 2012 is Now."
The movement began earlier this year when 180,000 citizens-Republicans, independents and Democrats-braved harsh winter weather in primarily strong GOP districts to recall six Republican senators who slavishly followed Scott Walker. These Republican senators stopped listening to the people as they pursued a radical plan that was revealed only AFTER last November’s election.
The original spark for the movement was Walker’s move to without warning and without need take away the rights of working men and women. Wisconsin came to understand just what Scott Walker meant when he dropped what he called “the bomb” on the head of the state’s middle class.
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