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.