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Tea Partiers Need To Become Experts on Democrat Fundraising ^ | 2/10/2010 | anon

Posted on 02/06/2010 9:31:01 AM PST by genghis

The only way to take down the current DNC, and drive the Liberals out, is to eliminate the DNC’s revenue stream. To do that, pressure must be put on all the major DNC donors to just stop giving to the current Democrats in office, and to the DNC itself.

This is something the Tea Party movement doesn’t seem to understand, and that many of you in the conservative and moderate ranks never think about.

It’s kind of like taking Al Capone down for tax evasion.

It’s not as sexy as protesting at a Senator’s office or holding a big “convention” in Nashville.

But, it will work.

Keep your eyes peeled for the current president’s repeated call to DNC donors to pony up more cash.

We’ll let you in on a little secret: the reason these donors give to the DNC is not because they actually believe in what the DNC is doing. They give money because they want things, and most of what they want is pictures of them with famous people to hang on their walls at home, or in their offices. Whenever we do special events here in Chicago, the houses we go to are filled with snapshots of the owners with every Democrat imaginable over the last 20 years. 95% of these pictures are taken at $1,000 a person photo-op meet and greets. Those political evenings feature weak drinks and room temperature cheese. Occasionally, here in Chicago, there are hot waiters in little tuxes, passing mediocre spinach puffs. If you are lucky.

We think something unprecedented could be mounted by the coalition of moderates, independents, and conservatives that comes here to HillBuzz, using our own fundraising background and knowledge of this scene, to drive a temporary wedge between Democrats and their donors.

We say temporary because it’s delusional to think you will ever cut the DNC off from the people who want these photographs of themselves with the powerful. That’s just not going to happen.

BUT, in this economy, people are already averse to forking out the money they used to for meet and greets. If heat was put on these people for giving to the current 60 Democrats in the Senate, for instance, many wealthy Democrat donors might find it reasonable to make do with the photos they already have this year, instead of ponying up the funds to take new ones with Claire McCaskill, Evan Bayh, Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, et al.

It won’t even take much to make a difference, really.

We’ve organized these fundraisers before. We know how quickly panic mode sets in. If you are running a meet and greet for 300 people, and it’s two weeks out and you have not booked 200 for the event, then national gets on your case in a big way. If it’s a few days out, and you are not oversold, man alive, you are in trouble.

Very few of the people who attend these events want it know they are attending them.

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: defeatdemocrats
this seems like spectacularly good advice. I had never thought about it in these terms, but hopefully we can make a dent. the only good rat is a dead rat.
1 posted on 02/06/2010 9:31:02 AM PST by genghis
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To: genghis

Interesting post. Just like in warfare, cut off the supply lines.

2 posted on 02/06/2010 9:39:16 AM PST by Starboard
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To: genghis

One thing missing. Much of these donations are nothing more than protection payments. Always have been. And the current crop of thugs in the WH are experts at selling protection.

That’s what “community organizing” is in Chicago, a protection racket. And the WH is occupied by the Thug in Chief.

This whole Toyota fiasco is likely based on some sort of shakedown. And a message to other multinationals: you want to do business here, it will cost you.

Another step in the process of turning the US into a banana republic.

3 posted on 02/06/2010 9:46:00 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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I don't know that a lot of us are looking for “sexy” I for one want the spending stopped and the give aways halted. I won't vote or contribute to a fast talking blue suit. I am listening for someone to come in and break up the current structure. Re build it with the values that the country was founded on. The Wall street liberal has to be stopped, as well as the Public unions. (break them up)
4 posted on 02/06/2010 9:55:01 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Starboard

One way to cut the supply lines is to cut off their access to our young. In the early 60’s I attended a meeting of the Young Republicans. We need another group called the “Young Tea Partyers”. The Young Republicans, back then, made a difference in our Colleges. They got the message out. “Young Tea Partyers” can also make a big difference.

5 posted on 02/06/2010 9:55:07 AM PST by RC2
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To: genghis

Top 20 Contributors
Senator Evan Bayh 2005 - 2010

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201020082006200420022000Career Campaign Cmte Only
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Campaign Cmte & Leadership PAC Combined

Senator Evan Bayh has reported a total of 1,311 contributions ($200 or more) totaling $1,269,437 in the current cycle. To search these itemized contributions for this member, click here.

Top 20 Contributors to Campaign Cmte
Rank Contributor Total Indivs PACs
1 Susman Godfrey Llp $67,425 $67,425 $0
2 Goldman Sachs $53,050 $53,050 $0
3 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe $50,816 $45,816 $5,000
4 ActBlue $47,868 $47,868 $0
5 Latham & Watkins $41,850 $41,850 $0
6 Winston & Strawn $35,750 $33,750 $2,000
7 OrthoIndy $35,500 $35,500 $0
8 Hogan & Hartson $35,350 $33,350 $2,000
9 Oaktree Capital Management $33,400 $33,400 $0
10 US Steel $31,400 $26,400 $5,000
11 Baker & Daniels $30,450 $19,450 $11,000
12 Eli Lilly & Co $29,200 $21,700 $7,500
13 Allianz $28,850 $27,850 $1,000
14 Peabody Energy $27,750 $22,750 $5,000
15 Barnes & Thornburg $27,717 $24,717 $3,000
16 Cummins Inc $26,850 $20,850 $6,000
17 Qwest Communications $24,349 $18,349 $6,000
18 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius $24,300 $24,300 $0
19 Sommer & Barnard $22,000 $22,000 $0
20 Maverick Capital $21,650 $21,650 $0

6 posted on 02/06/2010 9:59:59 AM PST by JSDude1 ( (Tea Party Member-Proud), (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: Starboard

Isn’t this what the current administration has been doing: going after Republican contributors and their businesses?

7 posted on 02/06/2010 10:08:07 AM PST by mbj
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8 posted on 02/06/2010 10:25:49 AM PST by ocr1 (really?.. Really?)
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To: genghis
The rats den
9 posted on 02/06/2010 10:42:59 AM PST by hope
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To: genghis

Very good advice. We could learn a lot from these folks because us on the right really need to learn how to fight dirty just like the laft does.

10 posted on 02/06/2010 11:00:10 AM PST by chris_bdba
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Just do not lie like the Dems. When people understand what is happening to our country, they become patriotic again like waving a magic wand.

11 posted on 02/06/2010 12:39:01 PM PST by FreedBird (S)
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