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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.

Ian O'Full January 22, 2012 at 04:43 PM
LOL
jackie burkart January 22, 2012 at 06:57 PM
We were there and it was awesome to see the Walker supporters... Hope to be able to attend more events like this and show our support for Walker
Valerie Genise January 22, 2012 at 07:07 PM
3,000 people compared to 1,000,000 signers for the recall....hmmmmm...sounds like a pittance to me! How many were bussed in by the Koch Bros., Scotty?
Earl January 22, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I was there and there were not 3000 people. I was disappointed at the small turn out, considering it is his home town.
Michael Posso January 22, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Scott Walker is a clueless dishonest weasel who lied his way into the office as the leader of a once progressive forward moving state. We have found him to be a negative influence to the progressive will of the people of the state and we need to have him removed from office. This is not a personal attack. This is a justified political action according to the constitution of the state. I would expect many more than 3000 supporters to show up for a rally if he was doing his job. There were hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites who showed up at the capitol in Madison this past year who don't feel that he has done his job. It's time for an election
Babykit January 22, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I believe there were more like 12 people there, not 3000. No one there knew how to count, maybe Kathy Nicklaus from Waukesha County (county clerk) provided the media with the numbers...an adjusted updated number to follow...lol
Franklin R. Brooks January 22, 2012 at 09:20 PM
3,000 supporters.....WOW!!!! I am really impressed that even that many showed up!!!!
TadH January 22, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Earl - Where you there as a Walker supporter or Recall supporter?? I was there too and my estimate was 2,500 - 3,000.
TadH January 22, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Funny Trina - Except, I was there and 3,000 is about right.
TadH January 22, 2012 at 09:56 PM
It was a great event. People were energized by the great first year results from Walker: - Erasing a $3.6 billion projected 2012-2013 budget deficit. - 22,000 jobs created as opposed to 150,000 lost in the previous 4 years. - Paying back the $200 million stolen from the patient's malpractice fund. - Paying back Minnesota their owed $58 million - Creating a $300 million surplus. When you look at the actual results instead the rhetoric, it is obvious that Governor Walker's reforms are working.
TadH January 22, 2012 at 09:58 PM
It is a personal attack. Why are they recalling him? Did he break any laws? No. He passed a budget reform bill that is working better than expected.
DM Conley January 22, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Go Governor Sniffles !!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJYriwQJBis
JMH January 23, 2012 at 04:22 AM
WALKER LAID OFF MY FOLKS THAN HE DID CREATE ANY JOBS. SO YOU ALL GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT. I SUGGEST YOU NAY SAYERS LISTEN TO JOHN NICHOLS AND ED SCHULTZ, MSNBC. YOU WILL FIND THE TRUTH THERE AND BE AMAZED AT THE DEVASTATION WALKER HAS BESTOWED UPON WISCONSIN AND ITS PEOPLE, GUTTED EDUCATION, EDUCATION, ETCETERA
Jim January 23, 2012 at 06:51 AM
3,000 people in Wisconsin who watch FOX news. Not as impressive as the tens of thousands who demonstrated against Walker and the million petitions sign for his recall. Echoes of the tea party all over again. Bought and paid for. Yet, they will still run out of steam.
JJBUFF January 23, 2012 at 07:32 AM
Even if it was 3000,it still isn't a Million Plus.
Jim January 23, 2012 at 07:56 AM
The way Huffington Post is covering Walker is extremely disturbing. Straight out of the Faux playbook. Ironic, as it's the perfect example of the corrupting power of corporate money.
Kathy Smelser January 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM
you know that WIS. may be suffering from the same problem as S.C. you count the live ones then the dead ones that showed up ...that means there will be a re-count
Keith Best January 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM
This event inspired folks who know that Gov. Walkers reforms are working saving this state from fiscal ruin, and all it took was for some whiners to contribute to their own benefits, like the rest of us. It was put together by Face Book friends, No GOP, no TEA Party, no organized group whatsoever. These were SOME of the "Silent Majority" who decided to be less silent. The rest will speak up at election time when we re-elect Gov. Walker.
Jerry Person January 23, 2012 at 03:03 PM
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.” Todays Russina Koch Tea party hates democracry and our freedoms. Bush and reagan both said they hate our feedoms and democracy that is why me must take Alkita and his followers out.
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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