Unions have spent millions of dollars in Wisconsin in an effort to recall Governor Scott Walker, and those state Senators who have supported him. Activists from around the nation hurtled towards Madison, raging against the Governor for his prudent moves to end collective bargaining by public employees. The election on June 5th is seen as a bell weather to determine the presidential election in November. Yet, Democrats may have given up on the race, and on their future.
According to FreedomWorks and blogger Jim Hoft, Moveon.org is reporting that the DNC has pulled funding for the recall election, which puts Walker 9 points ahead against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Barret lost to Walker in 2010. Hoft writes:
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.
The news couldn’t be more fascinating. If the DNC is out of the race, they have, in essence, “pulled an Obama” and thrown the activists and unions in Wisconsin under the bus. Getting out financially is a sign of defeat. In politics, money means importance. The more money involved in a race, the more the importance of the race.
However, Wisconsin is important regardless of the money. The DNC pullout means they see the writing on the wall. An important rule about money – don’t throw good money after bad. (Just ask Rep. Ron Paul.) The DNC may have looked at the poll numbers, the grass roots efforts from the Racine Tea Party and others, and the weakness of their own case and decided to pack it in.
The writing is on the wall, but the work still has to be done – in Wisconsin and for Election 2012. Democrats getting out means they have conceded defeat. The Unions wasted their money. The activists exhausted themselves for nothings – and they now know it. The Left’s favorite radical (No, not Obama.) Saul Alinsky, in his book Rules For Radicals, wrote:
(Rule #10 -) The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition
The DNC is not keeping up the pressure. They took their money and left, leaving their supporters in the lurch. One wonders if that will have blowback in November.
If you are in Wisconsin, join us for the Racine Tea Party on June 2nd.