May 14, 2012

"Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall."

Writes Greg Sargent (who, I've observed, leans distinctly liberal):
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.

“We are frustrated by the lack of support from the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Governors Association,” a top Wisconsin Democratic Party official tells me. “Scott Walker has the full support and backing of the Republican Party and all its tentacles. We are not getting similar support.”...

“Scott Walker has made this a national election,” the Wisconsin Dem tells me. “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.”
It suggests that from the inside, the Democrats see Walker winning, and they don't want to spend their money this way. And if they're going to lose, they don't way it to seem as though they viewed this race as a national referendum. They'll want to refute that characterization if the Republicans use it. Denying Tom Barrett the money he needs now builds a foundation for minimizing Walker's win: He grossly outspent us. (By the way, Sargent never mentions the name Tom Barrett.)

Over on Intrade, Scott Walker winning the recall just hit 72.5%.

44 comments:

edutcher said...

The WI reacall, Lizzie Warren, and Zero and, well, take your pick - L'Affaire Fluck, Trayvon, same sex marriage.

Am I the only one who thinks the Demos are imploding?

chickenlittle said...

♪ There he sits with a pen and a legal pad
What a handsome lad
That's my boy

G-A-R-G-M-H-L spells mom and dad
But that ain't too bad
That's my boy
You can have your TV and your Althouse
And you can have your wireless picture show
I'll stay here with my little man near
We'll listen to the radio
Biding my time and
Watching Scotty grow ♪


from "Life With Garage Mahal"

Fen said...

Public Sector Unions have made this a national election,” the Wisconsin Dem tells me. “If Walker wins, his victory will become a national referendum on union parasites laundering taxpayer money back to Democrat campaign coffers

/fixed

robinintn said...

"tentacles"!

Maguro said...

I'm pleased to learn that the GOP has tentacles, which are fucking badass. Having tentacles is almost as good as being a honey badger.

traditionalguy said...

Scott Walker must have some Indian blood in him from frontier ancestors.

He certainly believes in taking no prisoners and hanging the union scalps from the Capitol Dome.

We will have to adopt him as an Honorary Atlanta Brave.

Chip S. said...

Not sure that would go over well in Milwaukee, General Lee.

Maguro said...

Seriously, what political party wouldn't want tentacles?

ndspinelli said...

Well, it does look good for Walker. However, your prediction and "gamble" last week was pitiful. You NEVER gamble w/ your heart or ego. You only gamble w/ your head. And, even then it's tough. However, attorneys are not gamblers and the few I knew who were the exception were horrible. They were "chasers". That's the gambler who has lost 3,4,5 bets in a row and triple their bet hoping their due.

BarrySanders20 said...

Those furious Wisconsin Democrats. All who do not drink the Kool Aid laced at the same level of OUTRAGE are enemies.

SMITE the unbelievers! SMITE them!

I think this next month might be quite entertaining.

BarrySanders20 said...

Tentacles or testicles.

How about testicles on the tentacles -- more proof of the War on Women.

Unknown said...

Why are public employees who are paid directly by the taxpayers allowed to unionize?

Comanche Voter said...

Hey it's a win win for the Democrats. They don't spend money in Wisconsin so they can say Walker "bought the election", and they get to keep their cash. The Won needs it more--so tough noogies to you Wisconsin union members.

The Drill SGT said...

One needs to understand this in the context of "who's in charge"

I saw a related story the other day from the perspective of Congressional Dems. The DNC told them that the millions it is raising are going 95% to support Obama, screw you Congressional Dems. Cause the Big Dog needs the lucre.


WI Dems have got to be way down the food chain for Obama.

He needs:

- get reelected
- then maybe, hold the Senate
- who cares about the House
- Who cares about WI

kcom said...

"Over on Intrade, Scott Walker winning the recall just hit 72.5%."

It's a consensus!

Penny said...

Wake me up when the headlines read thus:

"Public Unions Jump Start American Economy"

alan markus said...

Scott Walker has made this a national election

Excuse me? Who drew national attention to all of this?

dreams said...

When it becomes apparent that the democrats and Obama are going to lose big in Nov., the stock market will take off and a lot of money will be made. Hopefully I'll make my share. Some stock market info, caveat emptor.

Skookum John said...

I want to be a tentacle! They get to do the most astonishing things in Japanese hentai. Things I'd really enjoy doing to the Democratic Party and its union myrmidons.

chickenlittle said...

dreams said...
When it becomes apparent that the democrats and Obama are going to lose big in Nov., the stock market will take off and a lot of money will be made. Hopefully I'll make my share. Some stock market info, caveat emptor.



Hopefully, it will bookend (and correct) the plunge that happened in 2008 when it became apparent that McCain would lose.

Jay said...

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Lewwwwwwwzers!!!

Scott said...

The DNC wants this whole WI recall thing to go away and NOT be a news issue by the time that the great mass of unengaged voters start paying attention to political news post-Labor Day. When Walker wins, the MSM will bury the whole thing and flush it down the memory hole, so by Labor Day nobody outside of WI will even remember that it happened.

If Walker lost, the Left will crow about it from now till the end of time (they got themselves a scalp!), and the ugliness of the whole thing (in particular the distinctly not-ready-for-prime-time presentation of most of the recallers) will stick with the undecideds and the independents for an election that really matters, not a good thing by the DNC...

Phil 3:14 said...

The DNC has bigger fish to fry...

or would that be "boil" for Wisconsin?

ndspinelli said...

Well Phil, They boil fish pretty much only in Door County, Wi. on Wed. and Friday. It's fried fish on Friday everywhere else. It's a brandy ole fashioned sweet on Saturday w/ prime rib for dinner. You go home and do the horizontal bop, then church on Sunday. It's like Cuckoo's Nest here in Cheeseland.

Nathan Alexander said...

This is just another example of a trend I find disgusting. It has been going on for decades, but the democrats are getting really obvious about it lately. Since 2000 it seems, when gore's loss unhinged them:

Tere are two ways to be a good politician.
Serve, or lead.

That is, study history, learn what works well, and make those into planks of our platform and sell it to the voters to get elected, then enact it.

Or learn what people want, make it your platform, run on it and enact it after election.

But democrats are a third type of politician:
Figure out what wins elections. Lie to the people to convince them ou will do those things to get elected, then after you are elected, do what gets you and your cronies rich, with an occasional bone thrown to the special interests to whet their appetite for more, to get elected again so you can again just do what you want.

Obama and his ilk (and his supporters here on this blog) are blatantly concerned with just one thing: getting him re-elected. Nothing else.
Obama and the media pick a topic..then they declare Obama a winner on the topic, and mitt and/or the GOP losers.
Doesn't matter if it has majority support or not. Doesn't
matter if it is good for the nation or the economy or not. Those things never come up.

Just winning.

The model for 2012 Obama campaign is Charlie Sheen, it seems.

lewsar said...

@jay: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Lewwwwwwwzers!!!


wut?

Alex said...

I would say the liberals are not concerned with power for it's own sake, but rather they seek to transform society into their utopian image.

Larry J said...

BarrySanders20 said...
Tentacles or testicles.

How about testicles on the tentacles -- more proof of the War on Women.


Whereas if you had tentacles on your testicles, it would be wierd but you'd probably have a great future as a porn star.

borgjess said...

@Maguro
Having tentacles is almost as good as being a honey badger.

I understand that tentacles figure prominently in Japanese cinema as well.

Penny said...

Ndspinelli said upon leaving the fish fry ...

"You go home and do the horizontal bop, then church on Sunday. It's like Cuckoo's Nest here in Cheeseland."

Spinelli, just for fun, may I suggest that you stay home some Saturday night with Skookum John?

That boy needs some human companionship. :|

Saint Croix said...

"Seriously, Dad, I'm fighting tentacles up here. Send some money, it's an emergency." That's not even a good X-files episode.

Who fights tentacles, anyway? You know who you are if you're fighting tentacles? A bunch of extras. Where is the B movie scientist who says, "We should send all our forces to fighting the tentacles!" No. NO. You don't fight tentacles. Cut off the head and the tentacles will follow.

So you're on your own, you stupid villager. Try to control your panic.

ndspinelli said...

Penny, Thanks for the suggestion but I don't switch hit.

Carnifex said...

I try to be a better person, but you guys make it awfully hard not to join the fun. And if you think the WI media is coming unhinged, wait until it becomes obvious to the densest O'bot that Obama is going to lose. As I said earlier, MSNBC will be on suicide watch. The NYT's will finally close it's doors, and California will fall into the sea.(Sorry Bagoh)

MadisonMan said...

I wonder if this is because Falk fell short. To put it mildly.

Phil 3:14 said...

nd;
They boil fish pretty much only in Door County, Wi. on Wed. and Friday.

You've exposed my Wisconsin ignorance. My wife and I had our budget honeymoon in Door County (from Chicago) many years ago.

(That fact has lead to recurring comments on my extravagant spending ways.)

walter said...

Across the street neighbor has, for some reason, removed the Recall Walker bumper sticker from his SUV.
Nearby houses that used to have Recall signs have removed them while pro Walker signs continue to pop up. Purely anecdotal, of course.

Curious George said...

"ndspinelli said...
Well Phil, They boil fish pretty much only in Door County, Wi. on Wed. and Friday."

And it involves kerosene. Pass.

Scott M said...

D'arh...that kerosene aftertaste...she be a harsh mistress.

David said...

Walker didn't make it a "national election." The Wisconsin Democrats did.

Curious George said...

"walter said...
Across the street neighbor has, for some reason, removed the Recall Walker bumper sticker from his SUV."

Proabably the same reason there is no garage, penquin, allie, r/v, or leslyn comment in this post. Can't spin their own side.

TMink said...

If Democrats do not want to back losing ponies this November they should just use the money to by Facebook stock.

Trey

BarryD said...

Once again, there's the unquestioned assumption that money wins contentious elections.

I suspect that Obama would have won in 2008 with half the money.

Surely, a certain amount of money is required just to get name recognition, and a close election might hinge on campaigns' ability to push out their messages more, and more often.

By all appearances, this isn't even close.

For all their rhetoric that assumes that elections hinge entirely on money spent (this is of course self-serving rhetoric from people who get paid to run campaigns), the Democrats aren't stupid. I think they know exactly how much money might matter, as well as when and where.

Scott M said...

I think they know exactly how much money might matter, as well as when and where.

Wouldn't that require the Democrats in Wisconsin to have an almost flawless read on the voters? It is looking more and more like they completely misjudged this one.

mariner said...

"Public Unions Jump Start American Economy"

Public unions jump the economy, but not to start it.