When DC Dems fail Wisconsin, you can step up. Write, donate, share.


Social media in Wisconsin is ablaze over the Democratic National Committee not supporting the recall of Scott Walker.

According to Greg Sargent of Washington Post, the Wisconsin Dem. party “has asked the DNC for $500,000 to help with its massive field operation. While the DNC has made generally supportive noises, the money has not been forthcoming, the official says — with less than a month until the June 5th recall election. The DNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

Charles P. Pierce of Esquire said regarding the DNC’s lack of support, “For some reason, and I may never figure out why, the national Democratic party seems locked into the notion that there are national campaigns and local campaigns and that the latter affect the former only in what is accidental.”

Absurd. This recall is extraordinary. It is a political tipping point for the nation and for my state. As the presenter said in a get-out-the-vote workshop I attended last night, “If Scott Walker wins you’ll have Scott Walker on steroids”.

That won’t be all. You’ll see a national Tea Party pumped with steroids if Walker wins.

The message we got from Scott Fitzgerald in 2011 was that the crushing of unions in Wisconsin was really about beating Obama. In response I wrote “Wisconsin, It’s not about you”.

Do I now assume that anything involved with Obama can not be about Wisconsin? Is the Wisconsin movement seen as too threatening for Obama to touch even through the instruments of the DNC and OFA?

Maybe Dem leadership in DC see Wisconsin as already theirs because we are between a rock and a hard place — between a Romney win and an Obama win with nowhere else to turn and already polling pretty good for Obama — so what’s the point of helping us with our recall of a GOP poster boy.

Or does corporate politics fare so much better if politics of the people fails? Then a Wisconsin win for people might gum up the works for business as usual everywhere.

I would like to suggest that readers take the following actions in response:

1.Write to the DNC through their web form HERE and impress it upon these people that their donation of $500,000 for boots-on-the-ground work in my state is essential not only for Wisconsin but to holding back the advance of the radical right across the United States.

2. Donate to the Daily Kos Wisconsin Recall Fund through ActBlue.

The fund has hit over $120,000 in its 14 hours of existence and we can get it to $500,000 by sundown Wednesday at the very latest. I found the fund through the post of Yosef 52 .

3. Blog this, share this, email this, or talk about this situation with your friends.


  12 comments for “When DC Dems fail Wisconsin, you can step up. Write, donate, share.

  1. hondo
    May 20, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Walker has balanced the budget and lowered taxes and added jobs. In Kalifornia, moonbeam is melting down.
    Conservative policies work and liberal policies destroy society.
    God, I love to hear you whining. Even the Kenyan president is blowing you off. Har har har ..

    • May 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      Birthers are for real? I thought they were a conspiracy created by The Left to make Republicans look like idiots.

  2. Paul
    May 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    At this point they need to come up with a lot more than 500K to appease me. If Walker wins, the DNC needs to know come November I am voting Socialist or Green for President. This is my one and only issue this year. I am not supporting any more of the moderate, cowardly crap that comes out of Washington. Obama has failed us miserably and so has his party. I will vote for Tammy and just expect the gridlock to continue in the legislative branch rather than vote out of fear for the lesser of two evils if we end up abandoned.

  3. Kay
    May 15, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Blue, you know I’m upset! Amd trust me the DNC heard from me. I also left a message on Wassermann-Schultz’s phone. I told them that my boots will be up on the coffee table if they don’t get theirs out here. If this fails it will embolden (to use a word the right loves) the Tea Party….if we are victorious it squelches them. Easy as that

    • May 16, 2012 at 12:20 am

      Thanks Kay. Love the image of those boots on the coffee table. Make ’em muddy first. 🙂

  4. May 15, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    One additional easy step — sign the petition at SignOn.org:

    Democratic National Committee: Invest In The Scott Walker Recall Now!

    Started just today, this petition has gone viral nationwide in a big way. When I signed just after 3pm this afternoon, there were ca. 2,600 signers. Three and a half hours later, it’s over twenty thousand. The people are speaking!

  5. Fighting Bob
    May 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I wrote the DNC with the following:

    If Wisconsin can’t count on your full and unwavering support for the Walker Recall, then I don’t think you should count on Wisconsin’s support for any Democratic candidate in general and Obama in particular.

    If you think it is wise to sit this one out or that you don’t want to throw “good money after bad” thinking that Walker can easily outspend you, it would be penny-wise, pound-foolish in this close race and you will be paying for that mistake for years to come.

    • May 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks Fighting Bob.

  6. Gareth
    May 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Those who control the Democratic Party at the national level have no interest at all in encouraging grassroots movements because in the end it might lead to something that will cost them their jobs. First they use their hacks to attack the union movement and then they let us dangle in the wind. I thought this might happen. This is pathetic but we can win without them.

    My wife and I got a mailer from the DNC today asking US to send THEM money. Not exactly great timing. We’re sending it back empty with the message “If you abandon Wisconsin then we abandon you.”

  7. May 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    This is unbelievably stupid of the DNC. My confidence in them was already nearly nil, but this clinches it. Your query about corporate politics fairing so much better if politics of the people fails is spot on. The Republicans are happy about their corporatism; the Dems are resigned about theirs. We the people are obviously a threat to both.

    • Peggy Marxen
      May 16, 2012 at 3:58 am

      Without some major help from the DNC when it is needed NOW, I believe, we in Wisconsin, who have worked to exhaustion to remove Walker, may be MUCH too tired to help O in Fall 2012.

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