Awhile ago, I posted a piece that came in my email inbox. If you recall, somehow I wound up on an email list for the DLCC which stands for Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee… which also stands for socialism, progressives, and communism. Anyhow, I’ve been getting regular emails and I probably should have been posting them here because they are inflammatory and completely deceptive. For the most part, the entire stream of emails has been concerning the issues in Madison, Wisconsin and targeting Governor Walker and the state senate republicans. This most recent email came today and I though I should share it with you all. After seeing a post titled “Governor Scott Walker and the Recall: On, Wisconsin!” from The Lesbian Conservative, I decided to go ahead and share it. I enjoy her blog and the post from her gave me the oomph to share this email(I removed the links to their fundraising and all emphasis is theirs!):
The Wisconsin Recalls: Democrats Pick Up Two New Seats!
Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) 55% – Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse) 45%
(SD-32: 119 of 119 Precincts Reporting)
Jessica King (D-Oshkosh) 51% – Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) 49%
(SD-18: 108 of 108 Precincts Reporting)
Last night, Democrats won two historic victories in the Wisconsin recalls, defeating two deeply entrenched GOP incumbents who cast the deciding votes in favor of Governor Scott Walker’s radical, anti-worker agenda.
To do it, Democrats marched into some of the most conservative districts in Wisconsin – into the teeth of a $20 million smear campaign funded by right-wing special interests – and still took away two of their seats.
Last night’s victory may not have been absolute, but we’ve proven that when Democratic legislators stand up and fight back against the radical GOP agenda, the American people will stand up and fight along side them too.
What started as 14 Democrats standing up for working families has grown into a national movement to fight back against GOP radicalism! Help seize the momentum today with a contribution of $10 or more to the DLCC!
Republicans are already hopelessly spinning last night’s results, but they cannot hide what they’ve lost. Had these two new Democrats been in the state Senate six months ago, Scott Walker’s radical, anti-worker agenda would have suffered a humiliating defeat in a key vote.
Now even the most entrenched GOP legislators are all on notice: Betray working families the way Republicans did in Wisconsin, and they will be held accountable.
We have two more critical recalls next week, where we’ll need to defend two strongly progressive Democrats who were instrumental members of the Wisconsin 14. Then the fight moves on, to every corner of the country where Republicans have embraced Scott Walker’s brand of radicalism.
When Democrats take the fight to the Republicans, we win.
Thank you for everything you’ve done to make this possible.
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
I should go through my email box and pull out some of the others from some time ago. If anyone thinks it is worth posting, let me know and I will post some.