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Walker Leads In Wisconsin Recall As DNC Refuses To Participate

Walker Leads In Wisconsin Recall As DNC Refuses To Participate

The June 5th vote to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and replace him with Democrat Tom Barrett, will be the most highly anticipated vote outside of the November 2012 election itself. Much like the special election that put Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown into the senate, the underrepresented recall vote will likely serve as a bellweather for each party’s potential success on election day, and will provide major momentum for whichever side wins.

So why is the Democratic National Committee staying far away from it?

Greg Sargent of the Plum Line writes, “According to the Wisconsin Dem, the 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.”

Polls in the race show major voter enthusiasm on both sides, and numbers remain “fluid” especially among independents. It’s a race which is likely to come down to which candidate has the best ground team on election day, and that’s a game that is often won by the most well-funded.

Sargent’s “Wisconsin Dem” source states “Scott Walker has made this a national election. If he wins, he will turn his victory into a national referendum on his ideas about the middle class. It will hurt Democrats nationally. The fact that [national Dems] are sitting on their hands now is so frustrating. The whole ticket stands to lose.

Will the DNC come forward with resources, or will they let their team down in the end?

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6:04PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Here is one reason the Democrats might win in Wisconsin as the Dems have both the ACORN and Brotherhood that will vote for any of these dead people found in Wisconsin just as they did in the last election. The Attorney General Holder does not see a problem, yet anyone that cannot see the wrong in this is just not opening his eyes for some reason.


"Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much. But they do agree that voter registration lists across the country are a mess.

A new report by the Pew Center on the States finds that more than 1.8 million dead people are currently registered to vote. And 24 million registrations are either invalid or inaccurate.

There's little evidence that this has led to widespread voter fraud, but it has raised concerns that the system is vulnerable.

Election officials say one problem is that Americans move around a lot. And when they do, they seldom alert the local election office that they've left."


8:26AM PDT on May 22, 2012

Walker vote isn't just about public employee unions even if that is where much of the noise is.

As for those unions, if the state passes a law capping public employee wages at a low level or demanding any of other possible things, is it so bad that public employees should organize to petition as a group?

I am not a major fan of unions but I am of workers having leverage. At the end of the day, the citizens employ the leaders who fire and hire public employees, and I don't see a problem with workers having leverage against any boss. Citizens still win.

Citizens can ask for different rules, and I don't think unions are so bad so as to ignore all the other issues on the table in this election.

As for voting rule changes, there should be people there to help you if you are not on the roll. I imagine most states allow you to insist on a provisional ballot if you sign that you have not voted and are a citizen and resident of the state. I also recommend that people check way before the election day. Here is a link if you live in Miami, Florida: https://www.electionsfl.org/miamidade/index.php?mais=Y . Also, if you want to help sign people up, make sure to talk to local party leaders because the rules have changed.

2:02AM PDT on May 22, 2012

When you try and vote the party of NO out you better make sure that you can vote. Some States have changed their voter registration laws so that even if you wanted to vote you won't be able to. PLEASE CHECK the voter registration laws of the States that you live in NOW, so that you can have the right ID when it comes time to vote. PLEASE tell ALL your friends about this, especially students, seniors, immigrants and the poor. I am sure that the 1% will be flocking to the voting booths so that they can retain their power and money. The 99% had better start THINKING about what will happen if the republicans get in again. For example, no contraceptives which will lead to more people. Right now 7 BILLION PLUS. No abortions even for sick babies, unwanted babies because of rape or incest. No Jobs, undrinkable water because of fracking, war with Iran, no health care. Abstinence programs only, which do not work and many others. Sex Education is needed so that unwanted pregnancy and abortion can be lessened along with STD’S that can KILL your child. So if you don't vote and get as many as you can to vote along with you and the republicans get into power this may and probably will happen. Here is an idea, car pool with a car full to the voting booths (saves gas) and after you vote, have a party and KNOW that you have done your best for your country. Have a designated driver. PLEASE REMEMBER, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

10:16AM PDT on May 21, 2012

Walker is only saying that the public Unions should not be deciding on raises or retirement benefits for its own people. That was a stupid idea to begin with, sort of like allowing the fox to watch the hen house.

Governor Walker is just asking for a level playing field between the avererage worker and the Public employees unions. In other words become responsible for your own actions and stop trying to become weathy off the public trough.

I hope Ohio follows Gov. Walkers lead and boots the public employee union out the door. The positions in Government should be open and fair and not controlled by Unions.

7:28PM PDT on May 20, 2012

I live in Wisconsin and from what I've heard, many Walker supporters are voteing for certain values that they believe in. They do not appear to understand that Walker does not deliver on those values, nor do they seem to know how much damage he has actually done. As in other parts of the country, blame is passed off on liberal policies. Poverty in these parts looks very different than it does in the large inner cities.

3:20PM PDT on May 20, 2012

Just follow the money...it's zooming to the top, right to the wealthiest among us. That is why they want the tea baggers in office, they vote for less taxes on the rich. And less wages for the workers, so of course they want to bust the Unions. Why people vote against their own best interests is a mystery to me. They obviously listen to Fox liar Channel, Hannity, and Limbaugh and nothing else that would tell them the truth.

Debbie tells the truth if only the people who need more info would listen to her.

10:15AM PDT on May 20, 2012

Her name is Debbie Wasserman Schultz. So sorry for the state of Wisconsin to have a sleeze bag like Walker for Governor.

7:06AM PDT on May 19, 2012

Why are Republicans adamant on giving away our resources and using government enforcement power to keep minority in power? Citizens are being denied because of all the giveaways to the elite wealthy. They pay a fraction of the taxes despite being given control over most wealth/assets. The rules of the game are broken. The problem is not unions. It is the broken rules that allow so much power to be concentrated in the first place and then to allow that status quo without charging a wealth fee. The elite get the control and on the cheap, leaving little money and control for everyone else.

Democrats need a spanking, but Republicans need one more so.

7:02AM PDT on May 19, 2012

Why are Republicans adamant on giving away our resources and using government enforcement power to keep minority in power? Citizens are being denied because of all the giveaways to the elite wealthy. They pay a fraction of the taxes despite being given control over most wealth/assets. The rules of the game are broken. The problem is not unions. It is the broken rules that allow so much power to be concentrated in the first place and then to allow that status quo without charging a wealth fee. The elite get the control and on the cheap, leaving little money and control for everyone else.

1:11AM PDT on May 18, 2012

This is why I am not contributing or supporting Obama or the DNC this cycle. It is a waste of time and money since they will just cave in to the GOP anyway. If the Dems cannot gain control of the Congress, none of Obama's priorities will be realized. He is just scamming Liberals and Progressives to get re-elected. Lets see how the voting public like serving under another Republican robber baron. They did not learn anything after GW Bush.

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