Scott Walker and Republicans are only part of the reason. The DPW has also abandoned public service and grassroots party building because lobbyists and flunkies looking for a quick buck are running the Party.
And, as anyone living in Wisconsin since 2010 knows, this bunch knows virtually nothing about running campaigns, throwing away race after race.
Chris 'Capper' Liebenthal at the Wisconsin Urban and Rural Progressive Coalition notes the effort of the for-profit lobbying firm, Nation Consulting [which does work for Republicans], to transform the Wisconsin Democratic Party into less than it is now.
Nation Consulting is based in Milwaukee and one of its senior associates, Jason Rae, is running for Chair of the Democratic Party this coming weekend at the convention sited in Milwaukee, per Rae and Nation Consulting's ally, outgoing Wisconsin Dem Party Chair Mike Tate.
Nation Consulting has already effectively taken control of the Milwaukee County Dems. Milwaukee County Democratic Party members have let the word out that under Jason Rae/Nation Consulting's machinations, the Chair of the Milwaukee County Democratic Party is choosing their delegates to the state convention based on how much they support Jason Rae for Chair.
Nation Consulting's Andy Suchorski was elected Corresponding Secretary at [the] Nov. 27, 2013 meeting of the Milwaukee County Dems. Notice he still does not have a Bio under his name like the other [officers]. That's because he is an employee of Nation Consulting [a supporter of Republicans]. These guys are clearly scheming to control the Wisconsin Dems. Also, notice in Nation Consulting bio link, Andy Suchorski bio does not mention he is secretary for Milwaukee County Dems. Clearly an attempt to hide his ties to Nation Consulting.There are several good candidates challenging Tate's handpicked Jason Rae from Nation Consulting, but unless two of the candidates get together, the rigged election appears already over to some observers.
Others tell me Joe Wineke has enough support statewide in rural Wisconsin to spring a surprise.
We'll see this Saturday. In the meantime, Scott Walker isn't breaking into a sweat worrying about the Democratic Party of Wisconsin getting its act together.
Well, maybe the feckless former Dem spokesperson Graeme Zielinski will pray for the Dems to throw itself to the higher power, fake Democrat Milwaukee County Exec Chris Abele.