Wisconsin Democrats are fed up with Governor Scott Walker and they want you to know it. Party leaders are apparently still shocked and dismayed over the idea of a politician running for office and, once in power, doing precisely what he promised he would do on the campaign trail. Additionally, there are clearly still some hurt feelings over Walker’s stubborn refusal to apologize for winning the election. Well, they’ve had enough and have now announced that they will absolutely, definitely think about possibly trying to recall him from office.
There’s a long way to go, and the goal seems like a very tough one to reach, but Wisconsin Democrats are set to go for it: They will announce at their annual convention later today that they intend to launch an effort to recall the ultimate target — Scott Walker himself.
Mike Tate, the chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, will reveal the plan in a speech today at the convention in Milwaukee, according to advance excerpts of the speech that were sent my way.
“We will not stand down — and next year, we will recall Scott Walker from office,” Tate will tell the crowd, according to the excerpts.
Of course, that “will” seems to come with a few qualifiers.
Elsewhere in his speech, Tate will give himself a bit of wiggle room, by claiming: “Should the people continue to rise up, continue to fight back, and continue to cry out for immediate change, we will recall Scott Walker from office next year.”
You have to at least give them credit for trying. A few groups, such as United Wisconsin, are already setting up shop and laying the groundwork for a petition drive. But that all remains “unofficial” at this point because, according to Wisconsin election law, they apparently can’t even begin the process until November of this year. After that they have a brief window to collect the required signatures and attempt to move forward toward a special election.
Of course, all of that will cost money. And who pays the tab? You guessed it. So, in effect, the Democrats are going to tax themselves and run up a larger bill in an attempt to remove the guy voters selected to reduce spending in the state.
Ah… freedom. Can’t you just smell it in the air?