Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Paying For Progress

Greg Sargent notes that if the DNC really would like to see Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) get some real-life experience in unemployment, then it stands to reason that they would put their money where their mouth is.

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.”

It’s not that hard to fathom; if you’re going to encourage the Democrats in Wisconsin to win, you can’t just stand on the sidelines and go “rah.” Cough up.