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Forum Post: DNC Betrays Wisconsin

Posted 2 years ago on May 16, 2012, 7:41 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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It’s been refusing to send much-needed money to Wisconsin for the historic recall battle against Scott Walker, who is swimming in corporate cash.

The RNC knows how important this race is.

That’s why the head of the Republican National Committee said, “Anything Scott Walker needs from the RNC, Scott Walker’s going to get from the RNC.”

But when the Democratic Party of Wisconsin asked the DNC for a piddly 500 grand, no money has been forthcoming, reported Greg Sargent of The Washington Post.

One Wisconsin Democrat told him: “We can get outspent two to one or five to one. We can’t get outspent 20 to one.” http://www.progressive.org/dnc_betrays_wisconsin.html

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[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Let us pray for Wisconsin and for all of of that this will be an election that goes to the voters and not to money. Anyone's money.

Pull for an epic money failure.

Damn it the people have been screwed with long enough.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

[-] -9 points by DKAtoday (8049) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 hour ago

Let us pray for Wisconsin and for all of of that this will be an election that goes to the voters and not to money. Anyone's money.

Pull for an epic money failure.

Damn it the people have been screwed with long enough. ↥twinkle ↧stinkle reply edit delete permalink

[-] 3 points by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA 2 years ago

Walker is probably going to win and I think it wouldn't be a leap to say that Obama shares the blame for this.

[-] 2 points by freehorseman (267) from Miles City, Mt 2 years ago

True he was non person during the occupation of madison.Not a word of encouragement.Biden ie uncle Joe managed to keep his mouth shut the entier time.I also do not remember much suppoprt from these people on Ohio's issues either.Just remember they work for Goldman Sacs etc,Not us!

[-] 1 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 2 years ago

But Barack Obama promised to "walk on that picket line" if workers are denied the right to bargain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA9KC8SMu3o

[-] 2 points by freehorseman (267) from Miles City, Mt 2 years ago

And I promise to buy you a drink the next day I see you.

[-] 2 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Yet another reason OWS should not promote dems, or anyone in the two parties.

[-] 2 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 2 years ago

Wisconsin is an alcohol culture so smoking pot is a bigger offense than drunk driving here. Don't get your hopes up about anything happening politically in Wisconsin.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

[-] -5 points by DKAtoday (8049) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 minutes ago

Let us pray for Wisconsin and for all of of that this will be an election that goes to the voters and not to money. Anyone's money.

Pull for an epic money failure.

Damn it the people have been screwed with long enough. ↥twinkle ↧stinkle reply edit delete permalink

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

From Democracy for America.

We're one week out from Election Day in Wisconsin. We're tied in the polls. We can win this thing -- but we can't do it without your help.

Join DFA Chair Jim Dean and We Are Wisconsin Executive Director Kristen Crowell for an Emergency Strategy Session this Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. Eastern to learn how you can put us over the top.

http://act.democracyforamerica.com/go/1764?t=1&akid=1993.2041858.vRdKPk

Right-wing Gov. Scott Walker and Republican Super PACs are outspending us on TV thanks to an unlimited supply of huge corporate contributions.

But after blowing tens of millions of dollars on sleazy attack ads trying to tear us down, we're still tied in the polls.

They have big corporate money, but we have people power. Please join us this Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. Eastern Time to hear how our people-powered campaign is going to win in Wisconsin.

http://act.democracyforamerica.com/go/1764?t=2&akid=1993.2041858.vRdKPk

Thank you for all that you do.

-Michael

Michael Langenmayr, Political Director Democracy for America

Democracy for America relies on you and the people-power of more than one million members to fund the grassroots organizing and training that delivers progressive change on the issues that matter. Please Contribute Today and support our mission.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Fighting hard for the recall of Scott Walker and his cronies.

From People for the American Way.

Dear Dan,

This Friday, June 1, We Are Wisconsin and our alliance of organizations fighting hard for the recall of Scott Walker and his cronies are hosting an exciting, and hopefully massive, rally in Madison to gather the troops and get out the vote!

Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, is bringing several exciting special musical guests for a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) kickoff concert and rally at Madison’s Labor Temple -- doors open at 5:30pm with the main acts going on at 6:45pm.

Here’s the rub: it’s not just a concert, it’s a gathering of the volunteers who are going to make the difference in this fight and get us past the finish line to victory. The rally is FREE to attend for anyone who shows up and signs up for a shift to help get out the vote between the event and Election Day on Tuesday, June 5.

So no matter where you live in or around Wisconsin, if you can make it to Madison on Friday night, we’d love to rock out with you, while we get each other fired up and ready to win this thing!

Even if you can’t make Friday’s event, we still need you to volunteer to make calls, knock on doors and do whatever else is needed to get out the vote and Recall the Right!

Please sign up for a volunteer shift (or more than one) with We Are Wisconsin here.

http://site.pfaw.org/site/R?i=HX3mevgn_wWHwCyKZBa1iQ

There should be GOTV opportunities in all corners of the state, convenient for out-of-state volunteers who are able to make a short trip over the border.

THE RALLY:

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Labor Temple of Madison 1602 South Park Street (map) http://site.pfaw.org/site/R?i=2BnYGwWo9Ecm6GSkdD9rag Madison, WI 53715 Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on the great artists performing at the rally and to help promote the event, download the flyer here.

http://site.pfaw.org/site/R?i=8ihge2I0r9boFM-cs30-mw

I really hope to see you on Friday. Let’s Recall the Right and take back Wisconsin!

-- Scott Foval, Wisconsin Coordinator sfoval@pfaw.org

P.S. We also need help AT the event! We’ll need Volunteer Marshalls to help manage the physical space of the event and a small army of volunteers to sign up attendees for their GOTV shifts. If you can volunteer to show up by 4:30 on Friday and help out with the rally, please email erin@wearewisconsin.org or call 608-206-9460.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

People for The American Way.

Today, I'm in Wisconsin running focus groups of Latino voters to make sure we have the most compelling message to drive turnout and stress the importance of recalling Gov. Scott Walker and his allies.

Polling has consistently shown that voters in this recall election already have their minds made up, with undecided voters making up just 3% of the electorate in many parts of the state. That means success or failure will be determined by turnout. And that's why we're putting a large chunk of our resources into turning out voters from a Democratic base community, with targeted, strategic outreach to Latino voters in Milwaukee and in the Racine area. Racine is also in one of the Senate districts where a Republican is up for recall.

We have lots of work to do. The latest polls of likely Wisconsin voters show Walker maintaining a slight lead over Tom Barrett, his Democratic challenger, in the governor's race. We need to make sure we are moving more progressive voters over into that "likely voter" column... and make sure they actually get out and vote. We'll do this with mail, advertising and, with the help of progressive Latino activists on the ground, with direct grassroots canvassing.

Between the millions Scott Walker has raised for his own campaign and the right-wing Super PACs flocking to his defense, we're up against tremendous odds.

If you think our strategy of turning out progressive voters and tailoring persuasive messaging to important base communities makes sense, please support our Recall the Right campaign today with a much-needed donation.

Thank you for all you do. And please stay tuned for much more from the Badger State.

In solidarity,

Randy Borntrager, Political Director

P.S. We'll continue our outreach to Latino voters in Wisconsin and other states as part of a broader 2012 effort to help expose the Right's political scapegoating of immigrants and the anti-Latino policies that have been pursued by Republicans across the country. From "show me your papers" immigration bills in Arizona and Alabama to efforts against the DREAM Act and voter suppression legislation that disproportionately impacts eligible Latino voters, Latinos' rights and legal protections have been attacked in the same manner as workers' rights and women's rights by the Tea Party-dominated GOP.

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[-] 1 points by occupybrains (30) 2 years ago

The party is more important than the people....a good look into how DC thinks about the rest of us.

[-] 1 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 2 years ago

DNC = RNC ...................... same difference. Surprise ;)

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Wow you don't follow action's in government at all.

[-] 1 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 2 years ago

Then why didn't DNC, Obama, etc. throw some help to Wisconsin?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Don't know. Why don't you ask Him?

Do you think that He might think or have been advised that Walker has thoroughly screwed the pooch in Wisconsin - and that projections are that no matter how much money the GOP and the Koch whores spend that they can not possibly win the recall election?

Why spend money where it is not needed after all?

The republicans in office ( sorry to offend ) have lit themselves on fire with fucking over the people. No democrats are no angles either - but they have not been jumping up and down saying replace me replace me.

[-] 1 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 2 years ago

I'm sure no R, so don't worry about offending. Technically I'm a D ......... but that was just to vote in their closed primary. I'm about to change to I again.

2007: Barack Obama promised to "walk on that picket line" if workers are denied the right to bargain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA9KC8SMu3o

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I have a post where you can send him your thoughts - two addresses. I don't know if the law is the same for electronic mail - but it could not hurt to try conveying your thoughts.

I have a few times now and have not been arrested yet - so there's a plus.

I was also trying to be somewhat tactful too. Don't know if that helped or not.

Anyway there you go. I urge everyone to talk to our government.

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

hopefully the people will show thier power.. with out money.. just vote.

[-] 4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

They are going to have to raise some hell on June 5th.

[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Damn straight!!!!!!!!

Time for epic money failure in the political process.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Yep.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Have you seen some of the wild news being reported today?

[-] 1 points by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA 2 years ago

This is a suprise? The Democratic party is not interested in worker rights. Its' just the other party of the 1%

[-] 4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

No. Not a surprise, sweet pea.

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[-] 0 points by cJessgo (729) from Port Jervis, PA 2 years ago

True,But if the people allow walker to stay they deserve him.The Unions have been allowing sub par democratic performance for to long.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Well, considering all the BS that has already gone down, I think it might take more than the recall.

[-] 0 points by occupybrains (30) 2 years ago

How unions vote for either of these parties is beyond me...

[-] 1 points by cJessgo (729) from Port Jervis, PA 2 years ago

Unions did well with the Dems for a long time.Now they are not considered of much value to them.It is Wall St where the big political cash is.Unions should sit at home.Possibly organize at local levels.Romney as president will unite the country against the current financial and political system.The last straw so to speak.

[-] 0 points by occupybrains (30) 2 years ago

Further proof that neither party establishment cares about the people

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28495) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

[-] -5 points by DKAtoday (8049) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 minutes ago

[-] -5 points by DKAtoday (8049) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 minutes ago

Let us pray for Wisconsin and for all of of that this will be an election that goes to the voters and not to money. Anyone's money.

Pull for an epic money failure.

Damn it the people have been screwed with long enough.

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[-] -3 points by cherokeenation (-1) from New York, NY 2 years ago

The DNC can read polls with the best of them, unions are going down and they aren't going to throw good money after bad.