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  •  I don't understand... (10+ / 0-)

    Why the democratic party in Wisconsin (Or the DNC) seems unable to capitalize on the madness that is Scott Walker.  It really seems to me that it is ground zero, but unless I'm missing something, it does not seem like the democratic party has any vigorous counter.

    I am hoping to be thoroughly corrected in this assumption.

    •  Unions and grassroots have their act together (9+ / 0-)

      Democratic Party, sadly, isn't on the job.  Their failure to even promote the even the need to repeal Act 10 (public employee union busting) is an example of the problem.

      They seem to think that posting stuff on their web site and emailing for funds is enough.  Sigh.

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

      by Puddytat on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 04:22:22 PM PDT

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      •  The Party has touted a strategy (3+ / 0-)
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        Or they aren't on the job, as you say.

        I can't tell.

        I've read rumors that the Party leadership has talked about waiting to disclose candidate names for a while. They gave a reason, but I just don't remember what it was. That doesn't seem like it'd work, imo.

        And where's the D leadership? They should be promoting, not the Party. I appreciate Fred Risser's letters and all, but c'mon. They gotta do something. The Party should't have to lead the way.

        Yeah, it's up to bloggers and activists for now.

        "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

        by GrumpyOldGeek on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 04:30:38 AM PDT

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        •  I can only go by what I see (1+ / 0-)
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          During the recall, for example, outside of the printing of the recall petitions it was the unions and grassroots groups organizing the signature collection.  

          At a minimum, I expect a vibrant party to be out there organizing the massive grassroots activists and leading the strategy.  For now, I see none of that (only fundraising emails and calls).

          Yes, money is important, but bang for the buck is even more important.

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

          by Puddytat on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 09:58:04 AM PDT

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          •  Or maybe stopping the buck. The crap stops here, (0+ / 0-)

            and the Democratic Party in these states should be leading the charge, jailed grannies notwithstanding.  Pt, your activism, and that of the Solidarity Singers and the Granny singers is inspiring, and you in fact are the leaders of the anti-fascist movement in Wisconsin, but the Democratic party, which has really nothing to lose, seems timid and risk averse, when bold reaction and new bold action should be what they are doing.  Same in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, Florida, Kansas and probably 10 others I missed.  Now it not the time for timidity, when bold action and activism is demanded by millions of Americans who are getting screwed by the Radical Right, ALEC and the Koch brothers.  Resistance is not futile, it is the only thing that makes any sense at all.  Keep up the good work Puttytat.  You know how to lead, why doesn't the Democratic Party?

            Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

            by Ohiodem1 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 05:00:00 PM PDT

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    •  I am with you here. (9+ / 0-)

      There has to be an organized Democratic Party response, and if current Wisconsin leadership can't or won't do it then they should be forced out and replaced.  

      Life is good. Injustice? Not so much.

      by westyny on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 04:25:49 PM PDT

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