[A]s they're still licking their wounds from a national fight that in the eyes of many Democrats went the Tea Party's way, progressives in Wisconsin will be trying to pull out their voters for a round of recalls on August 9. That electorate could be underwhelmed now, folks familiar with the recalls say. And that could be the difference between flipping the Wisconsin state Senate away from Governor Scott Walker (R) and keeping it in Republican hands. "There may be some who are sad to the point that they'll stay home," Charles Chamberlain, political director for Democracy for America, told TPM. DFA has spent well over a million dollars on the recall races, and expects to spend a lot more as the get-out-the-vote work begins in earnest.Let me get this straight. Activists are worried that Democrats may be too sad about a loss to win another fight? Too sad? Bullshit! For now, I for one am assuming, absolutely to the contrary, that righteous anger about the impact of the evil idiocy of the Teavangelicals on our national politics will further energize and mobilize the good people of Wisconsin to do what they can to turn the evil idiot tide in their state -- if it has any impact at all. Need I point out that a victory in Wisconsin one week from today changes the national narrative, connects to Democrat Kathy Hochul's recent upset victory, redirects the idiot tide of GOP anti-civilizational ascendancy into a surge toward an Obama blowout with coat-tails to re-take the House and hold the Senate and perhaps appoint enough sane Supremes to shift the mix back from Federalist Society fascism? What happened in Washington was inevitable given the Teavangelical takeover of the House (enabled in no small part precisely by too much of this left self-disenfranchising demoralization nonsense), and anybody who didn't expect it, or surreally blames the President of all people for it (please save us, Sooper Dad!), is stupid. Get smart, get organized, get going, people!
Chamberlain said the [debt-ceiling] deal could also have the opposite effect. The real parallel here is we've got a Democratic party in Wisconsin that's doing exactly what people want their Democrats to be doing," he said… Other observers noted that the issues driving the recalls are more state-focused than national, and say not to get too worried about an upset electorate staying home.I should certainly think so! More -- and better -- Democrats, people! It's the only way forward we've got. Forward is better than backward, nothing is easy, so stop picking your nose and pointing fingers and do something for a change.