Guy Benson
The former Speaker weighs in on the Wisconsin controversy in a DCCC fundraising email.  March Madness:

Subject: I Won't Stand For This
To: gbenson@townhall.com
From: Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader

Guy --

This week’s shameful action by the Wisconsin GOP is just the latest example of radical Republicans standing with the special interests and tuning out the American people.

Now, the very Republican State Senators who just voted to sell out Wisconsin’s working families are headed to Washington, DC for a GOP fundraiser with Speaker Boehner’s special interest backers.

We can’t let this stand. This must be the moment where we come together to declare in a strong, united voice that we have had enough.

Contribute $5 or more before Midnight Tonight to help put us over the top of our $200,000 GOP Accountability Fund goal.

While teachers, nurses, social workers and other public servants fight for a fair wage and the right to have a say in their futures, Republicans from Wisconsin to Washington have sided time and again with the shadowy special interests that stand to gain the most from stripping middle class workers of their rights.

Wednesday’s ambush in Wisconsin made it clear that the Republicans are willing to do whatever it takes to force their radical right wing agenda on America’s struggling middle class. I won’t stand for Speaker Boehner and House Republicans moving in lockstep with the Wisconsin GOP to escalate their assault on working families.

We’re just $27,109 away away from raising an astonishing total of $200,000 in grassroots dollars for our GOP Accountability Fund since Wisconsin Republicans rammed through legislation stripping workers of their collective bargaining rights.

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The actions of Wisconsin Republicans and their allies in Congress have shown they were never serious about reducing budget deficits. Instead of taking on taxpayer subsidies for their Big Oil backers, they are intent on taking away power from middle class workers. Now, the question is what are we going to do about it. Let’s stand together.

Thank you,

Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Leader


Considering the heartfelt concern for middle class families Pelosi's email expresses, it's odd that she neglects to mention the newly-enacted budget fix preserves at least 1,500 middle class jobs, without punishing middle class workers (or the people who employ them) with tax increases.  Those facts must have slipped her mind, which was evidently cluttered with angry thoughts about "Big Oil" interests etc.


UPDATE:  Democrats seem intent on making the Wisconsin battle "go national."  Fine by me.

Guy Benson

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