What’s it all about?

Next week, Democrats will have their nominee. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has been favored in the primary contest to oppose Governor Walker. This must be perplexing for Democrats.

Of course that statement is a trick. Any of their four contestants would make a perplexing candidate for Democrats: Barrett, because he applied the Governor’s collective bargaining reforms which, once upon a time, were the premier motive for the recall; Kathleen Falk, because everyone knows she put the gubernatorial veto pen up for sale at the price of union endorsements; Douglas LaFollette and Kathleen Vinehout because…well, they are Douglas LaFollette and Kathleen Vinehout.

But while Barrett and Falk are the only two with a serious chance in the primary, it may not matter much who Democrats choose.

Even those who reject the idea of a recall at least used to think we knew why the thing was happening. That seems so long ago.

And polling reveals an electorate that is unethusiastic about the recall—even voters who aren’t fond of Scott Walker.

It’s not good if normal people, tired of being hounded, tune out. Those who prefer not to spend time worrying about political intrusions into their lives need to realize those intrusions will continue and proliferate unless they personally administer a blistering defeat to the Left on June 5th.  A June election decided by hand-to-hand combat between the activist base of the Democrats, the Republican/Conservative base, and few others, will be a hair-raising affair.

The ordeal has already gone on too long but the formal campaign is tightly compressed, and for the past several days its repetitive theme has been the question, why are we going though this?


About Wisconsin Club for Growth
The Club for Growth is a national network of over 40,000 men and women, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. Wisconsin Club for Growth, Inc. is dedicated to informing, educating and rallying citizens of Wisconsin to embrace and enact policies that lead to sustained economic growth, limited government, and minimal taxation. Wisconsin Club for Growth can and will have an enormous impact on the direction of our state. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes that effective lobbying is done at all stages of the budget cycle, including when our leaders make public promises and can be encouraged to support policies that spur economic growth. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes we must support pro-growth policies and encourage public officials with backbones to remain truly committed to making our economy and our state stronger. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes our leaders must stand up to the tax and spend mentality in Madison and work tirelessly to cut taxes and unleash the power of the free-market.

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