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VIDEO: Wisconsin Republicans Rev Up Base for Recall Battle

About 3,000 people turned out for a "Celebrate Walker" rally in Wauwatosa Saturday.

A range of conservative politicians and activists addressed about in Wauwatosa's Saturday to rally support for Gov. Scott Walker and others facing recall attempts, in a social-media fueled event dubbed "r."

Walker did not show at the event, but many high-profile conservaties spoke in his stead, including former governor Thommy Thompson and several state lawmakers.

Dozens of protesters brought signs and vuvuzelas, but were mostly kept outside of the park by the event's security team.

Jerry Person January 23, 2012 at 03:07 PM
They are working like Bush said our enemys hate our freedoms and democracy. We must do what ever it takes to remove these enemies to make America safe. Walker began his term with a blatant assault on the rights of Wisconsinites to organize unions and to collectively bargain. These rights are so broadly accepted that the United States uses them to assess whether other countries are free. They are so broadly accepted that candidate Ronald Reagan said on Labor Day 1980: “Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.” As president, Reagan expanded on this principle when he said: “Collective bargaining … has played a major role in America’s economic miracle. Unions represent some of the freest institutions in this land. There are few finer examples of participatory democracy to be found anywhere.” The enemy will tell you it is working.
TOM January 23, 2012 at 03:37 PM
JMH NO JOBS ARE SET FOR LIFE/THE STATE WAS SPENDING MORE THAN IT WAS TAKING IN IN TAXES EDUCATION DID NOT SUFFER IN FACT IT IMPROVED WALKER IS A HERO IN CONFRONTING THESE PARASITES HEAD ON .YEARS OF OVER INFLATED INSURACE COSTS UNFAIR SENIORITY PRACTICES THAT HOLD BACK THE GOOD KEEP THE WORNOUT IN THE WAY WALKER WILL BE RE ELECTED BY A LANDSLID THIS TIME BECAUSE ILLEGALS / NON RESIDENTS AND DEAD PEOPLE CAN NO LONGER VOTE IN WISCONSINS ELECTIONS
TOM January 23, 2012 at 03:44 PM
NOT FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS THAT'S WHY YOU TOOK THE JOB LESS PAY AND BENNY'S THAN THE PRIVATE SECTOR BUT A JOB FOR LIFE.THEN YOUR UNION SCREWED IT UP FOR YOU WITH GREED WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD YOU AND YOUR UNION
Roseann Cherasaro January 23, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Maybe they were counting the protestors outside the rally to come up with 3,000 cause it doesn't look like there were that many people at this rally.
Jim Price January 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Bucky, I have deleted your last comment. Feel free to make your opinions known about Gov. Scott Walker on these threads, but please leave his children out of it.

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