DougJ’s been off the grid, and the rest of us frontpagers have been remiss. I’m not sure anybody here has talked about the latest Rethuglican tactic — running “fake Democrats” (professional Republicans) in the Democratic recall primaries, in order to siphon low-information voters and possibly succeed in reducing the recall elections to a cruel farce where a “new” (pre-vetted, Republican) candidate claiming the “Democrat” label runs against the sitting Republican (partner in the crime). From a DailyKos diary by user Puddytat:
Next Tuesday will be Recall Primary Day for the Republican State Senators Districts we are targeting and I among, many, many others have been working our collective butts off to insure that the real Democrats defeat the Fake democrats to get a clear shot at their real targets: Republican State Senators who have rubber stamped every lunatic, RW thing that Walker and the Fitzgerald Brothers (each one in the Majority Leader of each of our legislative houses) put before them.
The Fake Democrats are truly fake. They have raised very little money, but they don’t need funds because their purpose isn’t to run or win, but to delay the actual recall election and confuse voters…
As a result, there are 4 important election dates coming up within the next month or so…
Bottom Line: We need to keep our Democratic State Senators in office, prevent the fake Democrats from winning primaries (yes, we have open primaries in Wisconsin so the Republican Party is actively encouraging their base to vote for the fake Democrat), then win at least 3 of the recall elections in the State Senate to turn it to a Democratic majority.
More good information is always available at We are Wisconsin.