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Friday, June 07, 2013

 9:59 PM 

Baldwin: 'We won,' get to work with us

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has done her own postmortem on the 2012 elections.

"We won, get over it and get to work," she said. "And get to work with us to help strengthen and grow the middle class."

Baldwin said last fall's election was supposed to settle issues like tax fairness, Social Security and deficit reduction. Yet for all the GOP talk of the election being a definitive answer on those issues, the country instead is stuck with Washington Republicans intent on continuing to cling to their past stances.

She mocked national GOP efforts to re-brand the party like re-packaging a soft drink. She said Gov. Scott Walker cares more about "embracing the Tea Party caucusgoers in Iowa than he does moving our economy forward and the hardworking people of our state."

"Maybe if they spent more time learning the history of our state instead of spending their time tearing down the teachers who teach that history, they would understand what all of us know," Baldwin said.

She said that includes the belief that if the country is going to prosper, it must do it together, that everyone does their fair share, and everyone deserves a level playing field.

"Those are the values that I learned growing up here in Wisconsin, and I'm pretty darn sure they're the values you learned growing up here, too," she said.

She said it is now time for Dems to decide if the next generation will grow up in Wisconsin with the same progressive values they did, if the state's motto of Forward will continue, and whether 2014 will look like 2010, when Dems didn't show up at the polls.

"You get to decide whether Paul Ryan and the Washington Republicans will be rewarded for their obstructions and their extremism," she said.

Listen to the speech.

-- By JR Ross


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