MoveOn.org just sent the following inspiring message to their followers:
From: Daniel Mintz, MoveOn.org Political Action <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, May 16, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Subject: DNC underfunding the Walker recall?
Dear MoveOn member,
BREAKING NEWS FROM WISCONSIN: The Democratic National Committee is refusing requests to fund the massive get out the vote effort planned in Wisconsin to recall Scott Walker.1
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. Scott Walker and his right-wing allies have spent millions, and they’ll spend millions more in the next few weeks. But Walker’s poll numbers won’t budge and if the Wisconsin Democrats can run the massive field program they have planned, we can win this. Obama for America organizers are hard at work in the state, but the DNC’s lack of support has left a huge hole in the get out the vote budget. So MoveOn members need to step up. Can you help recall Walker?
Chip in $5 to the Wisconsin Democrats on ActBlue to beat Scott Walker.Wisconsin citizens, with the support of activists from all around the country, have accomplished more than anyone thought possible. They’ve inspired all of us, and put fear into the hearts of other governors who wanted to attack the 99%. But if Walker survives the recall, we’ll have wasted a year of effort.
With only a few weeks left, the DNC is feeling the heat and says they may provide more help, but we can’t wait for them. We have to do it ourselves.Can you chip in $5 today via ActBlue to make sure that Scott Walker is finally recalled from office?
Thanks for all you do.
What’s your favorite part? Beginning with the news that the DNC is refusing to pay for get-out-the-vote efforts, the befuddled lament that “this breaking news just doesn’t make sense” — almost as if the DNC thinks it would be throwing its money away or something! — or the declaration that “Walker’s poll numbers won’t budge”? (Hint: When Walker is ahead, it’s not good news for MoveOn’s target demographic that they won’t budge.)
“If Walker survives the recall, we’ll have wasted a year of effort.” If Walker keeps his current lead on Election Day, we should remind them of that when they start talking about “moral victories” and “sending a message.”