Republicans Have NO Grass Roots and Are Sinking in the Dry Sands of Failed Political Strategy
In mid October Scott Fitzgerald said he would would consider trying to recall nearly all of the Democrats who are eligible. He called Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) the most vulnerable and said Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) was a likely target. Even though a recall attempt failed last round, he raised the possibility of, once again, going after Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller (D-Monona). Oh, and Republicans tried to recall Lassa this year but did not garner enough signatures.
WSJ October Article
So, what happened?
Last Summer Republicans tried to recall Senator Dave Hansen (30th District), Jim Holperin, (Conover), and Bob Wirch, (Kenosha) – and failed on all three counts. While Democrats ousted Dan Kapanke (32nd District) and Randy Hopper (18 District). You may remember how they hired people from out of state to canvass for recall signatures with disastrous results.
Link for complete breakdown of races in last Summer’s Recall
Today, Democrats are believed to hold enough signatures to trigger recall elections for Senators Pam Galloway of Wausau, Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls and Van Wanggaard of Racine, and against all odds, Scott Fitzgerald himself! Not to mention, the historic recall of the sitting Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker!
If They Can’t Buy It Republicans Can’t Get It
Walker isn’t making his appeal to the people of Wisconsin, he finds his constituents in the deep pockets of wealthy conservatives just about everywhere else:
Walker Addresses Koch-funded Policy Group
Walker was scheduled to address the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), a right-wing policy shop, funded by the Koch Brothers and central to promoting the agenda of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in the state.
Walker’s Texas Rangers – PR Watch
Walker and Fitzgerald have millions of out-of-state dollars pouring in to a point where they owe taxpayers $500,000 in fines accrued for failure to report all the donations! How many times have you seen Walker on your TV telling us how effective he has been? Yes. They have a lot of money.They do not have heart. They have no active volunteers or boots on the ground. A answer to a question has been playing out in Wisconsin over the past year – So, where does democracy thrive? In campaign bank accounts or the hearts, hands, and daily lives of the people?
Yet, Walker and Fitzgerald are so out of touch with the people, that they seem to really believe all of the action of protest is being funded, orchestrated, and organized by big union money. As the NEO GOP strategy blows up in their faces, the song of the Tin Man of the Wizard of Oz is haunting their dreams – “If I only had a heart”.
I Can’t Give You A Heart – But…
The patriotic determination of progressive activists in Wisconsin is consistent, heart-warming, and filled with the spontaneous creative spirit of democracy. People like
Lori never planned to become a one-woman political committee. A freelance photographer and writer originally from St. Louis but now a resident of Fort Atkinson to become the David to take on Goliath. She is not funded by big union, out-of-state-money but only by a deep beating heart for democracy. Against all odds she orchestrated the successful recall of Senator Scott Fitzgerald!