Friday, May 25, 2012
When the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee says the Wisconsin recall election is not a big deal for the party nationally, they call that downplaying expectations. You do that when you know you're going to lose, and lose big. I think the DNC's internal polling must be even worse than what the published polls are saying. Walker will crush Barrett, and they have to pretend that it's a non-story.
Well, maybe. And maybe the national media will let them get aways with it. But if I were the DNC I'd be plenty worried that a state that Obama won handily in 2008 now looks like it could go Republican in 2012. And, long-term, I'd be worried that the jig is up for the major constituency of the modern Democratic Party, public employee unions and their private sector union cronies.
The Thugocracy Has No Clothes.