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According to "The Fall of Wisconsin," @IronStache in 2015 said: “People think that unions are useless today, that we’re dinosaurs. Well, how did that happen? We let it happen. The labor movement has become lazy, because it’s something that’s been handed to us.”
“At last month’s (union) meeting, I talked about how the only way to fight back is to stage a massive general strike. It doesn’t need to be that, but we need to build ourselves up to a strength where they fear that. ..."
"... Now they’re not afraid of anything, because we haven’t done anything to fight back.”
The quotes from @IronStache appear in @dankaufman70's forthcoming "The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics."
Bryce is now running for @PRyan's congressional seat.
Some of Bryce's quotes also appeared in this 2015 @nytimes piece:
The book also says Bryce initially supported a planned massive iron mine in northern Wisconsin and a law that would have cleared the way for it.

Plans for the mine have been abandoned and Bryce later recanted his support for it, according to the book.
“They’re trying to divide us, but my members need work,” Bryce said of his initial support for the law allowing the mine.
The book also includes an interview with Eric O'Keefe, the director of the conservative Wisconsin Club for Growth.

"Wisconsin politics did become nationalized," he says. "And I helped nationalize them."
And state Rep. @ChrisTaylorWI expresses some concerns about Democratic lethargy in the book.

“Democrats are not a very courageous bunch," she says.
.@ChrisTaylorWI also has gripes about @HillaryClinton's campaign lists.

"The Hillary campaign's lists sucked," she says.
More from @ChrisTaylorWI: "I used my own lists in my district, because I was walking by doors of people that I knew were Democrats, but they were not on (@HillaryClinton's) lists."
The book includes details about @LoriCompas,' run against @SenFitzgerald in a 2012 recall.

"People ask me if I would run again, and I say not in this district."
.@LoriCompas (con't): "The night that I lost the election, I called Scott Fitzgerald to concede. We had a brief but cordial conversation, and at the end of it, he said, 'Boy, Lori, you ran one heck of a campaign. I would hate to run against you in a fifty-fifty district.'"
Compas (con't): "I wanted to say, 'Well, you and your staffers have ensured that you will never run against anyone in a fifty-fifty district.' But I bit my tongue."
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