Skip to comments.Republicans concerned over RNC fundraising [McCain/Palin contributors: your money went to the RNC]
Posted on 03/16/2009 6:36:21 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
GOP strategists and party leaders are increasingly worried that the partys run of bad news over the last month and a half is set to continue this week as the Republican National Committee (RNC) prepares to release what are expected to be markedly low fundraising numbers on Friday.
The RNC has consistently outraised the Democratic National Committee on a month-by-month basis. Observers say that streak is likely to end this month.
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Steele already had a high bar to meet; in January, under former Chairman Robert Mike Duncan, the committee raised more than $13.1 million, including about $7 million in transfers from Sen. John McCains (R-Ariz.) presidential campaign.
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The majority of RNC donors hand over smaller checks, largely as a result of the committees vaunted mail and phone programs. But Steele jeopardized the partys standing with those donors as well, thanks to a public spat with radio host Rush Limbaugh and a flub on a question about abortion, which drew criticism from major voices in the social conservative movement.
Tens of millions of conservatives and Republicans have nothing to do with the RNC and they want nothing to do with the RNC and when you call them asking for money they hang up on you, Limbaugh said in a March 2 monologue directed specifically at Steele.
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Looks like folks who thought they were supporting Palin ended up supporting...the RNC and the RINOs.
They are not getting another dime from me! Stinking RINOS!
we need to defund the RNC and set up our own organizations to do the job.
Show me someone I can believe in and I will support that person. The RNC has gone astray and refuses to get back to basics. Unitl that happens they dont need my money.
Act like conservatives and republicans and I’ll gladly resume supporting the RNC, but if you’re going to act like democrats and be afraid to criticize, then I’ll continue to hold back my money.
If Mr.Steele had just kept his trap shut or thought about what he says before he says it, the RNC would not be in the financial shape the are in. His first fund raising letter to me and others, looked good, no complaints,,,,then he went and stuck his foot in it about Rush and has gone on to say other stupid things since then. I for one, am disappointed. I read that first introductory letter of his and found nothing objectionable and had high hopes he’d clean house at the RNC. Not gonna happen.
It is something how quickly this has turned around. It was just 4-6 years ago that the situations of the GOP and DEMS were completely reversed.
I would suggest people who would like to donate to conservatives, but do not want to give money to the current RNC, to pick out some 2010 contenders going against some of the Blue Dog Dems and donate to them. Picking off some Dems in redstates or red districts in 2010 is the critical issue IMO. If the RNC doesn’t have it together, by pass them.
I stopped giving to the RNC awhile ago. I've been giving to a PAC set up by Sen. DeMint that only helps conservatives.
I'm waiting for a conservative in the House to set up a similar PAC to contribute to them as well.
It's to bad we don't have Cheney as RNC Chairman.
After the 1919 World Series of elections what did they expect?
Perhaps they can go to Obama and Geithner for a bailout.
Why am I not one bit surprised? I knew from the very beginning that supporting Palin wouldn't help the conservative cause. After all, she was picked by Juan McCain, for cryin' out loud!
Supporting Palin is fine. Supporting the McCain-Palin ticket meant that, well, you had to support McCain if you wanted to support Palin.
And, supporting McCain is never acceptable.
How much do you want to bet their solution for this will be more earmarks and more "bibendoverforobamaship"?
LMAO. They wont get a penny from me until they purge they RINOs Liberals like Mclame, Specter, Gramnesty, et al.
until the Republicans can adopt a conservative agenda to broadcast and support, and present a united front, that is the way it is going to be.
We must stop knocking Republicans who are not 100% with the program. Find something good to say, there must be something.
So are you suggesting that we ought to support RINOs like Specter, Collins, Snowe, Voinovich, Martinez, McCain, and Graham?
I will knock any elected official who's not conservative or libertarian, regardless of his or her party affiliation.
I heard just after I finally sent money to Palin McCain that the window had closed for the Pres election and my check would go to another fund. I damn near stopped payment and I am so sick of RNC phone calls that I am making up outrageous stories like my mother was just taken to the hospital and to stop the phone calls. It hasn’t worked so far. Is there any way to block the calls like you can for all other fund raising.
BTW...my mother has been dead since 1988...
However, I kept receiving McCain "my friends" letters until I responded in writing to tell the RINOs to go to hell, and then, only one stray McCain-Palin request showed up, which I promptly ignored. I haven't received any written solicitations or phone calls since.
What percentage that are not with us, in your estimation, is acceptable to criticize ?
I agree w/ you, & that's why I did NOT vote for Juan McCain....& as far as I'm concerned, if you voted for him, you supported him.
You may be interested in this...
The money is going into grass roots organizations opposing high profile celebrigands like Harry Reid and Chris Dodd. Here is a couple of examples. Amateurs with passion, abhoring the status quo. Looking for a new brand of young bold conservatives!
www.rejectreid.com out of Reno, Nevada
www.dumpchrisdodd.com out of Woodbury, CT.
Yes, at least, and he promptly turned the funds over to the RINO-infested RNC.
I think that he has been quite candid lately. He is a leftist and he is just being more open about it. The question is why Republicans have been selecting leaders like Steele, McCain, Romney, Huckabee, etc., etc., who do nothing but betray us again and again and again.
i keep getting emails for McCain even though my standard reply to them is: eat shit and die, RINO.
Huh? What the hell are you talking about? So if someone is with us "only" 99% of the time instead of 100% of the time, that puts them on the same level as Arlen Specter? (whose with us only 40% of time)
I guess the purist mindset here is you're either with us 100% of the time, or you're RINO scum and deserve to be destroyed. Talk about cutting off your nose to spit in your face. That's certainly not the mindset Ronald Reagan had. Hell, Reagan wasn't even with us 99% of the time.
The funny thing is even the politicians you worship and pretend are with us 100% of the time are not perfect. You just pull a monkey "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" move and stick your fingers in your ears whenever they do something that doesn't fit the deity-like pedestal you've placed them on. Your hero Jim DeMint, for example, refused to say anything negative about Hillary during her confirmation hearings, and publicly stated that he thinks she'll be "one of our nations greatest secretaries of state". (that's his exact quote in the quotation marks) But you simply ignore that little tidbit because it flies in the face of your mindset that DeMint is 100% perfect and everything he says is gospel.
By that simple fact, it shows DeMint is not 100% in agreement with you (I certainly would have "questioned" Hillary's credentials for SOS if I had been at that committee hearing, and I suspect you would have well), therefore using your own twisted "logic", he's RINO scum and doesn't deserve our support.
So no, the poster is not suggesting we should support a liberal RINO douchebag like Snowe or Specter. He was quite clear -- a person doesn't have to be 100% perfect all the time to earn our support. For example, anyone who agrees with me 85% of the time is certainly acceptable in my book, and is far better than the likes of Arlen Specter will ever be. Too bad they're RINO scum in yours.
Bunch of country club milquetoast DC politicians and corporate types, not a street fighter among them.
Buzz off RNC
You are playing right into the hands of the Democrats.
I also like the National Republican Trust PAC
see Post #32
I quit giving to the RNC years ago.
The incidence of Tea Parties will continue to mount as the “silent majority” have been stirred to their core values.
This will be one long hot summer of discontent. Anti-incumbent fever will heat-up. Get involved now. Too much talk and not enough action.
In Ridgefield, CT the venue for next Saturday’s Tea Party was changed to accommodate the constantly growing estimate of the crowd.
We are witnessing the germination of nothing less than a new American Revolution. This protest will dwarf the anti-war protests of the late 1960s. It will only fade away when Congress is cleansed of all the dead-heads and dead-hearts.
We’ve got plenty of work in front of us. Start today. He who hesitates is lost!
BTW Just in case any of them are looking RESPECT is the respect of respected People.Which excludes anyone in the Rat party right on DOWN to it's top.
My general rule of thumb is the politician has to vote the conservative position at least 80% of the time to be considered a "reliable" conservative (the ACU uses this standard too, but we shouldn't just look at the ACU score alone to determine if they're 80% conservative), and someone I'd consider supporting in the primary election. To be considered at least acceptable in the general election, they have to vote conservative at least 60% of the time (a Republican who votes conservative 60% of the time would be a moderate "hold your nose" squish). I may even hold my nose and elect someone who votes conservative 51% of the time, but probably only if their RAT opponent is pure evil and MUST be defeated. But if the Republican is voting conservative like 30-40% or less, they should just quite the farce of running as a "Republican" and join the RAT party.
There are handful of exceptions to this rule -- for example, both Ray LaHood and Peter King vote conservative over 60% of the time and I wouldn't support them under any circumstances. But those are generally very special circumstances, for example LaHood is clearly working to destroy the GOP from within and elect Democrats, and Peter King is clearly a Clinton yes-man, and a terrorist sympathizer to boot. (for more reasons than just his impeachment vote)
I don't make exceptions or give them a break based on their geographic region. A Republican in South Carolina and a Republican in New York both have to get over 80% conservative record to be one of the good guys in my mind. (Also someone who has spent YEARS voting liberal and decides to morph into a conservative overnight to get nominated for an office is not going to get my support. I look at their lifetime records). The GOP is a national party and ought to have a national unified message, and I don't think running as Democrat-lite makes candidates more "Electable" in states with larger Democrat populations. It's going to be difficult for a Republican to win in Rhode Island, regardless of whether they are a RINO or a conservative.
Thx for that
This country is in dire trouble because of Obama and his RAT congress.
I despise them so much, ANY Republican looks good by comparison.
Obama is despicable beyond description.
steele is the main reason that I returned their request today with no money and a demand that steele resign and that the gop embrace Reaganism again... or no more $$$ for the rnc... and it has been two years since I gave them a dime... and they know what I used to donate and that is why they continue to try... but not a dime until snowe, collins, specter and those like them quit the party due to its hard shift to the right!!! I swear by all that is good and just... not another dime!
If you helped give us this Marxist-loving, Muslim terrorist-loving POS in the WH, SHAME ON YOU.
Your actions are puting our country in great peril. When we are hit by another terrorist attack, you are partly to blame. I hope you feel good about what you did. Too bad, we'll all suffer along with those who are responsible for putting his piece of human debris in the WH.
Obama has the potential to transform this once great country into another Marxist paradise with us losing our freedoms.
With all of McCain's faults, this would not be happening if he were in the WH.
I'll take McCain any day.
Maybe you like the idea of Obama sending our war wounded veterans the bill for their injuries defending out country.
Maybe you feel proud of the fact he is protecting terrorists and at the same time making sure as many unborn babies are killed as possible.
There is no end to this man's heinous plans for our country, but by golly, you didn't vote for McCain. Congratulations!!!
There is nothing good to say about a lying pos like steele. NEVER AGAIN!
I despise any RAT more than I despise any Republican.
Absolutely. These RATS are destroying us and we spend our time worrying about Republicans. We need to keep our eyes on Obama and the DIMS. Be afraid, be very afraid.
It’s very hard to face the enemy when his allies are already within our walls knifing us in the back. That’s why RINOs (Democrat agents) are far more dangerous than open Democrats.