Skip to comments.Tea Partiers Need To Become Experts on Democrat Fundraising
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 DNCs 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 doesnt seem to understand, and that many of you in the conservative and moderate ranks never think about.
Its kind of like taking Al Capone down for tax evasion.
Its not as sexy as protesting at a Senators office or holding a big convention in Nashville.
But, it will work.
Keep your eyes peeled for the current presidents repeated call to DNC donors to pony up more cash.
Well 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 its delusional to think you will ever cut the DNC off from the people who want these photographs of themselves with the powerful. Thats 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 wont even take much to make a difference, really.
Weve organized these fundraisers before. We know how quickly panic mode sets in. If you are running a meet and greet for 300 people, and its two weeks out and you have not booked 200 for the event, then national gets on your case in a big way. If its 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.
Interesting post. Just like in warfare, cut off the supply lines.
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.
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.
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Senator Evan Bayh 2005 - 2010
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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.
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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
Isn’t this what the current administration has been doing: going after Republican contributors and their businesses?
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.
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.