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View Diary: We're Doing Our Part; Time for the DNC to Step Up for Wisconsin (Update 2) (306 comments)

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  •  Labor Unions are the backbone of the Party. (6+ / 0-)

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Tue May 15, 2012 at 04:00:51 PM PDT

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    •  Labor's ascendancy and Dem ascendancy occurred (7+ / 0-)

      at basically the same time (roughly mid-30's to mid-70's).  It's not a coincidence.  Unless Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan employees are going to run phone banks and canvassing this fall, labor will be relied upon once again.

      Truth is, this party still has little interest in grass-roots efforts.

      Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

      by RFK Lives on Tue May 15, 2012 at 04:28:41 PM PDT

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      •  Frankly, labor is getting sick of being "used" (9+ / 0-)

        and abused.  The selection of Right To Work (for less) North Carolina for the Democratic Convention was a slap in the face to labor.  Their failure to address Card Check Legislation slapped the other cheek.  

        Yet they don't hesitate to demand labor cough up big bucks and lots of volunteers to canvass and phone bank for their candidates.  

        Their motto seems to be:  Where Else They Gonna Go?

        I'm beyond sick and tired of giving my time and money and getting a kick in the ass in return from the national Dems.  They learned nothing from 2010.

        There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

        by Puddytat on Tue May 15, 2012 at 04:57:21 PM PDT

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        •  If you still belong to the Union, and to anyone (8+ / 0-)

          else that does, you should call the Union, and suggest (firmly) that the political people get ahold of the DNC and make this more than a request for the funds.
             And with all the grief they're causing, the DNC should put in a WHOLE LOT more than half a million bucks.

             This is dead serious stuff, and it isn't just about Wisconsin either.
             I could forgive the DNC for giving money to people like Ben Nelson, and lame-ass Blue Dog Reps, but I coulkd never forgive them if they look past Wisconsin when they are needed most.

            But aside from raising the ire of the rank-and-file, they are damaging the Democratic Party by committing political malpractice and we just can't let it happen.

          "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

          by elwior on Tue May 15, 2012 at 05:18:57 PM PDT

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        •  If lack of DNC support is a factor in this, then (8+ / 0-)

          we are almost better off letting the levee break.  The DNC has pandered to useless blue dogs.  They finally get a group that has stood up to the big $ and they tell them to '"fight harder" and offer no support.  
          If we do not win this one, let Walker run unopposed in 2014 and let the DNC put boots on the ground in WI.
          Maybe we should let the middle class feel the full effects of teaparty economic policies that benefit the 1%.
          It certainly would expedite the awakening of the middle class to true economic issues.

          Gotta go...need to tell an old lady how to vote absentee.  I was out canvassing today for 3 hours in tea party country.  Walk a mile in those shoes!

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