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MoveOn rips DNC in push for Wisconsin Recall funds

MoveOn rips DNC in push for Wisconsin Recall funds sent out an email late today blasting the DNC for refusing to invest in the recall Walker efforts in Wisconsin:

Dear MoveOn member,

BREAKING NEWS FROM WISCONSIN: The Democratic National Committee isn’t investing in the massive get out the vote effort in Wisconsin to recall Scott Walker.

Wisconsin is ground zero for Democrats this summer—and there are only three weeks before Election Day—which is why this breaking news just doesn’t make sense.

Scott Walker and his right-wing allies have spent millions, and they’ll spend millions more in the next few weeks. But Walker’s poll numbers won’t budge and if the Wisconsin Democrats can run the massive field program they have planned, we can win this.

But the DNC’s lack of support has left a huge hole in the get out the vote budget. So MoveOn members need to step up. Can you help recall Walker?

Chip in $5 to the Wisconsin Democrats on ActBlue to beat Scott Walker.

Wisconsin citizens, with the support of activists from all around the country, have accomplished more than anyone thought possible. They’ve inspired all of us, and put fear into the hearts of other governors who wanted to attack the 99%. But if Walker survives the recall, we’ll have wasted a year of effort.

With only a few weeks left, we can’t wait for the Democratic National Committee to chip in. We have to do it ourselves.

Can you chip in $5 today via ActBlue to make sure that Scott Walker is finally recalled from office?

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Levana, and the rest of the team

Top Wisconsin Democrats are furious with the national party — and the Democratic National Committee in particular — for refusing their request for a major investment in the battle to recall Scott Walker, I’m told.
The failure to put up the money Wisconsin Dems need to execute their recall plan comes at a time when the national Republican Party is sinking big money into defending Walker, raising fears that the DNC’s reluctance could help tip the race his way.
Is this just a ploy to drum up funds for the Wisconsin recall efforts, or has the DNC truly abandoned the Wisconsin battle?

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walker wins, the infighting will be epic.

Wisconsin Recall is a lost cause. RIP

The DNC realizes the cause is lost and they don’t want to throw good money into a loser.

These guys are becoming fun to watch.

If Walker wins, beause the DNC or Dear Leader sit on the sidelines, I’d say that November should be equally entertaining if the rank and file stay home.

“…if the Wisconsin Democrats can run the massive field program they have planned, we can win this.”

But seriously, how much money do you need for vote fraud?

I thought it was pretty economical.

    The Democrats are so worried that they’re looking for real voters!

    But let’s not get overconfident. Happy warriors? Yes. Cocky? No.

    nordic_prince in reply to Ragspierre. | May 15, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Yes and no. Getting the dead vote doesn’t cost a thing, but getting all the Boone’s Farm or MD 20/20 for the winos to vote multiple times is still going to set them back somewhat – it may be cheap, but it ain’t free, after all.

This meme is being repeated at several sites. I haven’t had enough time to note if they are coming from different sources so it’s hard to tell if it is true. But as persecutor states above, I’m betting that dear leader is not going to let any more money go through his fingers than he absolutely has to. This cash is gonna have to come from the unions or locals is my bet.

Frank Scarn | May 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Because Democrats routinely lie – no morality, no standards, no problem – no one should trust anything that a Democrat says.

Perhaps the DNC has read the Wisconsin tea leaves and has, rationally, decided to leave the field, not wishing to throw even more money down a bad hole

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | May 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm

My guess is that the DNC has internal polling showing Walker is way out in front — consistent with Intrade which at this moment places the probability that Walker will win at 78.9%. As others noted above, the DNC does not want to throw money at an election they believe they are unlikely to win.

Plus, I have to believe the perpetual hissy fit has damaged the Democrat brand with independents who can not be happy that millions in taxpayer dollars are needlessly being spent to conduct another election solely because the Democrats are sore losers. Cognizant of that, the DNC may have told the unions and state Democrat Party that they wanted no part in the recall effort. Oh wait. These are Democrats. Nevermind.

Maybe I’d better send Walker & Kleefisch some more money?

Then sit back and point and laugh at the Dems.

Please demos and proglodytes, spend, spend, spend. The more money you throw away here, the less you have to spend in other fights.

/munches popcorn.

By November, Wisconsininian-ites will have felt like they’ve voted 14 times in the same election.

Serves ’em right.

Vote On, Wisconsin!

Just FYI for Walker’s poll numbers aren’t budging because they’re pretty freaken high. He’s poling at over 50% which really isn’t that bad considering the vitriol of the recall. The recall itself probably turned 30% of people against him because it’s a recall and they vote stupidly.

Jusuchin (Military Otaku) | May 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

>MoveOn still exists
>They think they warrant the DNC’s time
>Walker Recall

The derp is pretty strong in this one.

if the bed wetters lose again how long do they have to wait before they can start another recall effort


Shouldn’t moveon move on already?
OT A few years back in my hometown we had one of the moveon circus, apologies to circuses, run for council. He was a stay-at-home male guardian and “internet activist”. Finished dead last. Nobody cared enough to mock the loser.

alan markus | May 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm

It’s been one week since the primary, and 3 weeks from today is the recall election. I’m in one of the Milwaukee suburban counties which is very deeply and consistently Republican, so my “on-the-ground” perspective could be skewed, but after last Tuesday, I expected to see an immediate show of support for Barrett (i.e., yard signs, bumper stickers). To date, I have not seen a thing – Barrett seems to be the invisible candidate. We had expected that once a specific candidate emerged from the primary, the race would “gel”. I suspect that the Republican showing last week was a game changer. A lot of people had been putting on a neutral face about the recall -the recall folks might have assumed that silence was support for their effots – last week’s primary showed that there is a very deep base of support for Walker.

Must not take our eye off the ball, though – Walker needs turnout to win.

One thing to keep in mind this election. The Dems will get 110% turnout from the Unions, which may not be reflected in the polling. Walker needs to get up to 55-60% of the vote to keep from being swamped with stuffed ballot boxes. (and you can bet there will be some)

When it is their own money democrats can be very careful, they have looked at the real polling data and are looking to save only some seats. They know exactly which are truly competitive.

stevewhitemd | May 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I confess I’m a touch surprised that the usual Dem deep pockets aren’t throwing money at this race. Soros, Cuban, all the rest, just to remain good with the public employee unions.

Speaking of the unions, how much money are the national unions putting in? If they’re holding back then the stench of losing for Barnett is really in the air.

[…] In 2008 when Obama lied to every Democratic interest group in order to defeat Hillary Clinton, Obama promised to put on some comfy shoes and join the picket line as president if ever the labor unions faced attack. As if. When the fight came Barack Obama ran. […]

Pouncekitty | May 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I’ve spent time in Wisconsin and it seems like such a great place. Why all these moronic union thugs trying to turn life back to 1930s Stalinist Russia? Grow up, girls! Get your own lives! Stop being jerked around by union thugs and crooked Democrat politicians! Adulthood awaits you!