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MSNBC, Maddow, Schultz go all-out on Wisconsin recall election - I loved it, I hated it

MSNBC, Maddow, Schultz go all-out on Wisconsin recall election - I loved it, I hated it

If you weren't watching MSNBC Tuesday night, you missed not only a great night of American politics, but also a glimpse of some of the forces that will shape the big war of 2012 that's heating up. First of all, thanks and much praise to MSNBC for putting so many resources into covering the effort by Wisconsin Democrats to take back the state senate through a recall vote of six Republican senators. The effort was a long shot given that one of the districts in which the recall took place had been GOP for over a 100 years. But it almost worked. The Democrats needed to win three of the Republican seats, and they only won two. That means the GOP still has a 17 to 16 advantage in the...

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