As one of aunts would say, the poor little things – Conservatives: We Are Being Outworked And Out-Organized In Wisconsin Recall Campaigns
Both national and Wisconsin-based Republican operatives tell the Huffington Post the party is being dramatically outworked and out-organized by Democrats in the recall campaigns being launched against state Senators.
The operatives, who raised their concerns out of hope it would jar the GOP into assertiveness, argue complacency has taken over after Governor Scott Walker successfully shepherded his anti-collective bargaining bill into law. While the Wisconsin Democratic Party, with major assists from progressive groups and unions, has harnessed resentment towards the governor into a full-throttled effort to recall eight GOP Senators, neither the enthusiasm nor organizational acumen exists on the Republican side of the aisle.
“It’s clear that Democrats and liberal organizations are engaging in an attempt to make recall more than a mere hypothetical possibility for some Wisconsin Republicans,” said Liz Mair, Vice President of Hynes Communications and former RNC Online Communications Director, who has worked closely with officials on the ground in Wisconsin. “Even though Governor Walker acted to end the impasse, Republicans and conservatives should not be acting like this is done and dusted.”
A conservative activist working inside the state on recall efforts was even more explicitly distraught. The Wisconsin Republican Party, the operative said, was not lending resources to the recall campaign groups had launched against Democratic Senators, in turn causing those groups to narrow their target list down from eight lawmakers to just three.
“It would be nice if the Republican Party, operatives, etc, would step in with a little money,” said the activist, who asked to remain nameless lest he draw the GOP even further away from the recall effort. “But they are talking about doing radio and I’m not sure that gets you signatures.”
According to the polls and this report from Kos on recall efforts – Democrats and Independents enjoy a large margin of support,
While Democrats provide regular updates on the progress of their recall petition gatherings, Republicans refuse to give the slightest indication of their progress. So is it a stealth Koch-Brother-funded effort, or are things so quiet on the their front because they have nothing to report?
Let’s put the plight of public employees and workers rights in general in perspective. In 2008, the Conservative bus had driven the country into a disastrous debacle in Iraq along with a three trillion-dollar bill. Between no regulation and no enforcement of the financial regulation we did have, Republican loaded the economy in the bus, drove it off a cliff where it crashed, burned and is still smoldering. The U.S.A. had decided conservatism, like communism was just another failed political philosophy relegated to the dust bin of history. 2010 mid-terms and those people who supported, enabled and cheered on the hubris, the corruption, the venality and the just plain boneheaded management of the country got a majority back in the House of Representatives. Where they are now seriously contemplating shutting down the government if Congress does not vote to give the working poor, the elderly, children, women and the disabled a giant rusty shaft. So go ahead, get over confident in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey and Florida. In the mean time the poor pitiful conservatives who are whining about how liberals are beat’n up on them are pumping the Koch brothers, Richard Mellon Scaife, Robert J. Perry and assorted right-wing PACs for their anti-worker bankroll and oiling up the we’ll teach the middle-class about getting uppity noise machine. Republicans have not earned the nickname zombies for nothing. That is all the more reason for middle-income America to stay energized.
Good example of the kind of shaft Republicans are ready to give small businesses that care about the health and well being of their employees and women – Wasserman Shultz: GOP’s Anti-Abortion Bill Is ‘Nothing Short Of A Tax Increase’ On Women And Small Businesses
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: This is nothing short of a tax increase, I mean we have to call it exactly what it is. The Republicans are proposing a tax increase on all women because in their anti-women legislation H.R.3, they would take away the tax benefit from all small businesses if their health insurance offers abortion coverage which 87 percent of them do. So essentially they are saying if you are a small business owner and you offer your employees insurance and that policy covers abortion, then you will not be able to benefit from the tax credits that the Affordable Care Act allows you and also that you can already take by offering insurance to your employees.
Don’t we all want our employers have their noses deep into our personal lives. And here we also have another irony pf conservatism and the ugly hypocrisy of the teahadists – have Big Guvmint rule over a woman’s ovaries like a middle-eats dictator.
Fox Pushed Falsehood That Public Sector Workers Earn More Than Private Sector Counterparts. Even the most critical liberal might get the impression Republicans really care about unfairness. What they care about is not someone getting a boat load of undeserved riches. They’re obsessed with the idea that some emergency medical tech, or an accountant with the state treasury or a street sweeper might get a dime they don’t deserve. Fox Pushed Falsehood That Public Sector Workers Earn More Than Private Sector Counterparts. It has been their obsession for years. Conservatives are not the least been concerned about real unfairness. Real disparity between actual work and outrageous compensation. At every turn they are pro plutocracy. The wealthy and their millions, and the power we all know that goes with that money, must be protected. Corporate Profits Hit 18-Year High
Profit margins are expected to climb nearly 9% this year among companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, marking an 18-year high.
The third consecutive year of the bull market will see profits increase 8.9% in 2011, which would be the highest level since 1993. That’s good news for investors, who could see higher dividends. Bloomberg reports that of 380 companies in the S&P that pay dividends, 378 are projected to maintain or increase them.
John Boehner (r-OH) in the House and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) say that sacrifices must be made. Only it is the school teachers and middle managers that must make them, not the people making historic profits.