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EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall
washingtonpost.com/blogs ^ | 11:52 AM ET, 05/14/2012 | Greg Sargent

Posted on 05/14/2012 10:35:47 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.

“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.”

“Considering that Scott Walker has already spent $30 million and we’re even in the polls, this is a winnable race,” the Wisconsin Dem continues. “We can get outspent two to one or five to one. We can’t get spent 20 to one.”

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. The DNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; elections; nodemocrats2012; recallelecton; scottwalker

1 posted on 05/14/2012 10:35:54 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

H/T to Hot Air.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 10:36:40 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This is red flag that Obama re election is strapped for cash. The DNC already told the Dem Senators and House Reps they are on their own financially.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 10:39:43 AM PDT by Fee
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Massive field operations” is code word for voting fraud.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 10:40:37 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There was a thread yesterday about the absence of Washerwoman Schultz from the public lately.

Wonder if there is a purge going on in the DNC?


5 posted on 05/14/2012 10:41:34 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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The DemonRats know they will not win...


6 posted on 05/14/2012 10:42:34 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I think they believe if the spent the entire war chest on this one race, they could win. Maybe they should be encouraged to do so?


7 posted on 05/14/2012 10:45:29 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"the Republican Party and all its tentacles..."


8 posted on 05/14/2012 10:46:00 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Get WEAC to pay for it. It is the biggest beneficiary.

Gee, and their candidate has been complaining about Walker getting out of state money. What the heck is the National Governors’ Conference?

It was a close race, but now that there is a name to the opposition, the support is softening at the edges. Walker in a close one.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 10:46:47 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hey Democrats!

It’s all about Obama!

Deal with it!

ROTFL


10 posted on 05/14/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik
There was a thread yesterday about the absence of Washerwoman Schultz from the public lately.

She's low on hair gel...


11 posted on 05/14/2012 10:48:24 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Democrats have to PAY volunteeers to work.

Republican volunteers actually volunteer.

(reminds me of the 2004 olypics in Greece where a communist organizer wanted to unionize the volunteers for “work protection” only to be shocked to discover that volunteers are NOT paid!)


12 posted on 05/14/2012 10:49:13 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If I recall, the DNC wanted Wisconsin RATS and the labor Unions to stop these efforts. The losses in the Supreme Court and Senate recalls were embarrassing and the DNC wants labor resources ($$) to support other efforts. The DNC is also worried that as the real story come out, (Unions were protecting Union interest and not members) that the continual attention would hurt Obama’s chances in November.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 10:49:33 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They are already starting to form the narrative for why they will lose. Another myth in the making.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 10:53:53 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Keith in Iowa

Expanding on your point (which I completely concur with):

- Local radio guy here in Milwaukee with good connections on both sides saying if election was tomorrow Walker would win by more than in 2010 per internal polls

- Barrett campaign in “flopsweat” mode already. Flailing for any topic to get to stick to Walker. Seems the focus is now on the defense fund Walker set up to deal with John Doe. Completely have ditched running on anything real.

- Embarrassing for Barrett - 1. City Hall facade cracking again...this problem has been around for most of Barrett’s reign as Mayor in Milwaukee at significant cost 2. Just reported today that his own wife was campaigning for him for Gov. and against ACT 10 on her Milw Public School account...this is one of the same reasons for the BS John Doe investigation against Walker right now.

- Local black personality on the Sykes weekend show again stating that blacks won’t rush out to vote for Barrett in any recall election.

- Finally dawned on college students that they neededed to fill out absentee ballots for the recall election since they will be home already...expecting student vote participation to be down.

- Walker victory centers now up and running and you’re seeing signage all over now.

- Will be a new job reports number for WI coming out very soon per Walker...its going to look real good for him.

Been saying for a few weeks. I think Walker wins by close to double digits.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 10:54:37 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Because of Hollywood movies, Europeans have long held the idea that Americans are either “cowboys” or “gangsters”, and while their ignorance is amusing, there is a grain of truth behind it.

Because of our Republican dominated foreign policy, Europeans have taken to calling us, as a nation, “cowboys”. And while on the surface this sounds like an insult, the truth is more complex. Cowboys are not disreputable people. They are strong and brave, generally moral and honorable.

But what about the flip side of the coin? That is, while Europeans rarely if ever call Democrat presidents “gangsters”, they often as not might be thinking it.

Obama is from the Chicago mob. Clinton was from the last of the state mobs, the Arkansas mob. The Kennedys from the Boston mob. Carter stands out as just being an unconnected dunce.

But mobs have a different way of functioning. Which brings us up to this story. Everything that mobs and Mafias do is for “the big boss”. All income goes to the big boss, then he trickles down some of it to his lieutenants and their flunkies to buy their loyalty.

Which leads to the great axiom of the mob: that the very purpose of ‘the organization’, be it a mob, or the government, is to “reward your friends and punish your enemies”. That is truly how they see power.

This means charity to none, unless there is something in it for the mob. Everyone is divided into friends and enemies, there are no neutrals. And those who are successful furthering ‘the agenda’ are rewarded. Those who are not are on their own.

Judging from the public polls, Walker is up by 5 points over his opponent. This means that the mobsters are losing. And the “big boss” does not subsidize losers.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 10:58:34 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hmm...the RNC dropped $30 million on a gubernatorial recall? I have no knowledge either way but this one I’d like to see fact-checked. I did read the unions dropped $12 million of their people’s dues so far. Sure be nice to have that in a pension fund...


17 posted on 05/14/2012 10:58:37 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Because of our Republican dominated foreign policy, Europeans have taken to calling us, as a nation, “cowboys”.

"Yippee Ki Yay........"

18 posted on 05/14/2012 11:01:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Billthedrill

“Sure be nice to have that in a pension fund...”

Why bother to put it in a pension fund when the unions know the taxpayers will pay for their criminal behavior and bail the funds out?


19 posted on 05/14/2012 11:03:15 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Erik Latranyi

All for me and none for thee!!! Yours untruly, Obama.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 11:10:03 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Fee
This is red flag that Obama re election is strapped for cash.

A win by Walker would also mean Wisconsin is in play, requiring more resources from "Obama's Stash" in November.

Big time pucker factor being felt in Chicago as we speak.

21 posted on 05/14/2012 11:23:14 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Thanks for the lesson.

The Big Boss or Bosses are still in charge out here on the left coast.

22 posted on 05/14/2012 11:39:49 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hehehe....

The DNC is busy losing the White House and key Senate seats...

...nothing left over for lost causes in the State houses


23 posted on 05/14/2012 11:50:43 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin Trouble at the DNC for the State Dem Party over the Recall funding ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


24 posted on 05/14/2012 1:57:44 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Billthedrill

I don’t know if the RNC has spent anything. Friends of Scott Walker has raised and spent a lot. Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity have both spent a lot. The Tea Party(ies) have funded ads. It’s easy for the $$$ to add up. This has been going on for a year and a half, and the recall rules are such that Scott can raise unlimited funds. Yay!


25 posted on 05/14/2012 2:03:15 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Billthedrill

BTW, the Republicans have a big advantage here because our force is mostly volunteer. Thousands of hours put in at the Victory Centers and more spent putting up signs. The Dems have to pay for nearly everything they get done. That is why they need the DNC to kick in.

I wonder what it costs to get thugs to slash the tires of the Republican get out the vote vans? Especially when one of the thugs is the son of a Congresswoman? (Gwen Moore)


26 posted on 05/14/2012 2:29:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If the DNC is not sending cash, they know it’s a lost cause.


27 posted on 05/14/2012 4:06:52 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Fee

“This is red flag that Obama re election is strapped for cash.’????

To me it means that the DNC is focussed on keeping the Socialist Autocrat in the white Houae, where he can complete his Fundamental Transformation with an endless series of Executive Orders unhindered by any possibility of opposition, his dream of a unitary state ruled in every detail from the national capital by Executive Fiat. That possibility makes anything that might happen in Wisconsin in re Gov. Walker’s recall very small potatoes.


28 posted on 05/14/2012 4:22:51 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m leery of this information. I don’t trust the dems. I believe they will pour every last cent they have into this recall election. Plus cheat their way all the way through. It will be a dogfight until the end.


29 posted on 05/14/2012 7:09:05 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (reforms.wi.gov - To find the truth of what Gov. Walker is doing for Wisconsin)
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