By Jeff Simpson
Mike Tate is going out, the way he came in and ran the party - selfishly, condescending, and self delusional.
According to Dan Bice, which shows Tate's selfishness that he told Bice this and not any long time liberal bloggers or party members, Mike Tate is "stepping down".
Technically Mike Tate is not "stepping down" he is not running for re-election. He is going to keep his cushy, well paying job until the very last day he can. Besides he has one more spring election to lose.
“Accordingly, today I am announcing that I will not seek another term as chair at our convention in June.”
Tate, whose combative style made him a lightning rod to Republicans, leaves behind a decidedly mixed record as head of the Wisconsin Democrats. The 35-year-old party boss could not be reached for comment on Thursday morning.
A little more than two months ago, Tate’s team suffered major losses up and down the ballot, failing for the third time to defeat Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who is now considering a presidential bid in 2016.
All three branches of state government are now firmly in GOP control.
Mike Tate relinquishing his role as head of the ole boys club, will now set in motion a bunch of people trying to take over his seat at head of the Ole Boys table. Hopefully whoever ends up taking his place has a firmer grip on reality.
"I have had a front row seat to all of the historic highs and lows Wisconsin has seen in the last six years. It has been a period of great upheaval and change; we have experienced heartbreaking setbacks and incredible triumphs," he wrote. He makes only a brief mention to "the lows of Scott Walker's electoral success."Considering when Mike Tate took over the reigns, the Democrats were in charge of all three branches of Government and now are an irrelevant minority, and lost to the most extreme Governor in our history(and one who is under a huge cloud of ethics investigations) three times, leaves one flabbergasted.
It is interesting though that Jason Rae from Nation Consulting, wants to take his place. Since Nation Consulting is the group that is responsible for Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, it seems like a natural thing for Tate and Rae to switch positions. That way we can continue losing elections and not skip a beat!
Hiring lobbyist to run the party, has worked so well for us, why stop now?
No more steak knives!