Let's admire the idiocy in these comments.
In the November elections, it will likely be tough for Democrats to maintain the majority they recently won in the state Senate, but they say their situation can only improve in the state Assembly, where the GOP currently holds a 59-39 majority.
Joel Gratz, executive director of the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee, says the party has sights on 15 to 20 seats, including many that Republicans won in the GOP wave of 2010, when a mobilized Republican base turned out in droves and ousted Democrats in a number of districts that were long-considered safe seats.
But there will be some infighting along the way.
At least three incumbent Democrats are facing Aug. 14 primary challenges, forcing legislators and progressive organizations to pick sides.
In inner-city Milwaukee, Democratic Rep. Jason Fields is being challenged by Mandela Barnes, a 25-year-old organizer for Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), a social justice group affiliated with various churches.
Barnes asserts that Fields, who has sided with Republicans on issues such as school vouchers and regulation of the payday loan industry, does not reflect the values of the overwhelmingly Democratic 11th District.
“We will not stand with Scott Walker on any issues,” says John Jacobson, Barnes’ communications director.
“He was the only Milwaukee Democrat who didn’t offer any amendments to Act 10,” says Barnes, in reference to the scores of amendments Democrats unsuccessfully proposed to Gov. Walker’s anti-union bill during the 60-hour debate that preceded the act’s passage in the Assembly last year. “That raised some concerns.”
So if Scott Walker offered $100 million in fun money to MPS, or ponies to all little girls, Barnes would oppose it because it was Walker's idea? Does his communications director understand how flippin' stupid that comment sounds?
But the candidate himself tops it, by criticizing Jason Fields for not offering a bunch of pointless amendments to a bill that Democrats in the Assembly had no ability to stop. So what is Barnes proposing? More time-wasting in the lower house? Trust me, there's plenty of that going on as it is. Assembly session days are lots of things, but one thing they're not is too concise.