As noted by long time Blogging Blue commenter CJ McD, Mike Tate wasn’t the only DPW official raising money while rank and file union members were protesting right to work at the Capitol building in Madison.
Nation Consulting Senior Associate Jason Rae, a candidate for DPW Chair, held a fundraiser at the Hotel Metro in Milwaukee from 5-7 PM, just about the time that debate was probably really heating up on the Senate floor in Madison some 80 miles to the west. God almighty, wouldn’t you think that a senior associate in a consulting firm that routinely handles political campaigns would, at the very least, consider the optics?
Can you think of a more vivid, clear cut example of the profound disconnect within the Democratic Party of Wisconsin? Working class Wisconsinites fighting to salvage their union, their wages and their dignity in the Senate chambers while the pin stripe suits sip cocktails, chat, and write checks to the man they think should be the next DPW Chair.
No wonder we’re losing at every turn.