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02:19 PM on 02/20/2011
Instead of protesting companies that still do business here in the United States, why aren't the protesters targeting companies who have left this country already, Levi's, Ford, etc. If protesters push too hard, the company will move out of the country.
02:14 PM on 02/20/2011
With the economy the way it is, some companies cannot continue to pay high wages to workers, while earning less profits. The companies will move to another conutry where labor costs a lot less. Not every corporation makes billions of dollars.
02:06 PM on 02/20/2011
Obama has no business joining a group of citizens to protest another group of citizens, he is supposed to be the President of ALL Americans. There is nothing Obama can do about what is happening in Madison, it's up to the state government to deal with this problem.
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Ron333wood
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04:33 PM on 02/20/2011
It's Obama's responsibility to stand up for all Americans...this is a blatant attempt to destroy a segment of the democratic base. It's political tactic to destroy a segment of the opposing party's base and insure republican dominance in that state for future electiion cycles. Why shouldn't a democratic president stand up for middle class Amerians? Bush spent a decade standing up for the top 2%. Those 2% now control more of the nation's wealth than the bottom 100 million Americans (50%). I'm in that latter category...and that's why I voted for him.
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brianartstar
06:32 PM on 02/20/2011
Mr S,
Not true!
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gypsysailor
Things that might have been never were.
01:24 PM on 02/20/2011
I don't look for the President to show up at the rallies. That would mean he would have to take a stand for the middle class and the poor.
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nypoet22
Psychology Ph.D., Civics Teacher, Songwriter
03:35 AM on 02/21/2011
heaven forbid that he take a stand in favor of teachers instead of against, as he did in rhode island.
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01:19 PM on 02/20/2011
The so-called far-left of the Democratic Party is supposed to be re-defined as the Labor and the Progressiv­e elements. What? This was the CENTER of the party before the Regan (counter) Revolution­. Even NIXON, for crying out loud, has been described as being in many ways "Progressi­ve"!.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Richard-Nixon--The-Progressive-President

Nixon a far left zealot? Is to laugh. Stop trying to rewrite history and the dictionary - it's time to lead or get out of the way.
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GrainOfSand
12:52 PM on 02/20/2011
Obama's not going to do anything for the people. Change he believes in are for the Republicans, corporations and the elite. He could care less about everyone else making LESS than $250K a year. Just about everything he "promised" during the campaign has been ignored.
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sandals
12:52 PM on 02/20/2011
I think if Obama shows up it would be great for America, that he stands with the American people to fight for their rights.
But I think all that we would hear from the Right is that he is stepping into the business of the "State", you know State rights! Along with other LIES they can come up with
so those misinformed Fox viewers will believe them.
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brianartstar
06:35 PM on 02/20/2011
sandals,
You are right, but remember "state rights" is just a racist mantra. Who better than Obama than to take that one on.
heckmepitus
Truth, justice and the American way
12:46 PM on 02/20/2011
It takes losing an electoral loss to devalue election results. Democrats lost and now devalue election results in Wisconsin. Obama used to tell use about the consequence of elections, in fact there's the "I won" quote.
12:43 PM on 02/20/2011
Public service workers are a minority of the workers in this country, their salaries and benefits are paid for by taxpayers, they have the lowest unemployment rate of any segment of employable citizens, their salaries and benefits far exceed any of their counterparts in private industry, and they are a priviledged group all at taxpayer expense. The public service unions have been in collusion with the Democrats in power for decades and have been given sweet deals to the point where these benefits are unsustainable at current levels (are killing the golden goose/taxpayer). Something has to be done to break this incestuous relationship which has gotten out of control at all levels of government.
heckmepitus
Truth, justice and the American way
12:48 PM on 02/20/2011
Truth is, in times when Republicans were going to be in power for an extended time, public worker unions bought some Republicans too.
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Sirlarek
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12:51 PM on 02/20/2011
None of these issues would be at the foreground if the wealthiest Americans were paying a fair share of the tax burden.
charles77
Just the Facts Please
12:56 PM on 02/20/2011
No true. Your argument for the wealthly people to pay more in income taxes has little effect on school districts and small towns that rely on property taxes and sales taxes.
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christopherflynn
The wreligious wright is always rong...
12:58 PM on 02/20/2011
try tellin' that to those b*as*t*ard$.............
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senatortruth
Fox keeps me "INFROMED"!
12:43 PM on 02/20/2011
The PROTESTERS are the REAL "tea party", angry AMERICANS

who WORK HARD and have EARNED their benefits.

As opposed to the slooovvvveeenly Koch-soaker-funded ASTROTURF

TaliBaggers,

who are "for" the US Taxpayer picking up the tabs for CORPORATIONS.

Fox LIES!!
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juzcuz
12:40 PM on 02/20/2011
Good question... why did Obama's plane skip over Wisconsin and land in Oregon's Intel? Is that truly more important than a visit to Madison at this time? I certainly question his choices and priorities. Obama seems to be more interested in Egypt and Tunisia and Bahrain than one of his own states and countrymen. He owes those 70,000+ Americans and the rest of our country his concern and support. Wake up Obama - do what's right not what's easier.
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Sirlarek
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12:53 PM on 02/20/2011
Which protest does he go to next...I believe we are at a tipping point. I don't think Obama can personally fight each State on the ground with the electorate in protest.
03:20 PM on 02/20/2011
True, but he could put in place a team of activists who could advise in matters of strategy and tactics. A headless opposition worked in Egypt and it might work here but a crew that could help w/ the bigger picture such as legal maneuvers, contingencies and options, something like ACORN did for disenfranchised voters. A smart politically connected swat team of agents could help keep the action moving forward and the demonstrators aligned. To win the big ones w/ the help of the administration or the Democratic party leadership would balance what Rove and Co do for the Republicans.
12:34 PM on 02/20/2011
the press keeps showing pics of the union protestors..they look like a tea bagger rally..alll white middle class folks..
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LibertyRoy
Listen up! I am a Libertarian, not a Republican!
12:42 PM on 02/20/2011
Interesting you say that. The picture at the head of this story which is pro-union is 100% white. So guess the shoe is on the other foot!
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juzcuz
12:43 PM on 02/20/2011
look a little closer #234 - open your eyes... and it wouldn't hurt if you'd try being less color-blind and take in the sights of ordinary & brave Americans who are fighting for you and me... or do you place yourself in the upper-class & elite and live a life of hunky-dory... untouched by everyday 'oppression?'
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Brothaman2k
Truth doesn't need to be liked or believed
12:28 PM on 02/20/2011
Keep calling him, but don't be surprised when it starts going straight to voicemail.
heckmepitus
Truth, justice and the American way
12:26 PM on 02/20/2011
Walker as H**ler, as a *azi, the "Walker can I modestly kick you in the nuts?" sign, the signs with quotes related to political assassinations: "Et tu, Brute" — the most famous assassination quote — in the context of Scott Walker..., "Sic semper tyrannis is a Latin phrase meaning 'thus always to tyrants.' It is sometimes mistranslated as 'death to tyrants' or 'down with the tyrant.' The phrase is said to have originated with Marcus Junius Brutus during the assassination of Julius Caesar. It was later shouted by John Wilkes Booth during his assassination of Abraham Lincoln.",. the cross-hair targets on Walker portraits and all the other calls to violence.
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Sirlarek
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12:56 PM on 02/20/2011
Yep...not good. But I guess when people are angry they start to stoop to what has become allowable. The best of us will have to rise above the din and behave responsibly. I know Its hard when the blood curdles.
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senatortruth
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12:24 PM on 02/20/2011
ourdaysarenumbered

Sorry, but at this time 64% of those in Wisconsin favor the state workers to lose collective bargaining­.

End of story
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WHERE did you get that LIE?

Oh, right.

Fox LIES. All the time.

REAL Americans are tired of them and their unamerikkan watchers.