Skip to comments.Hmmm: Palin sends out fundraising letter … for the RNC
Posted on 08/08/2010 3:20:11 PM PDT by pissant
Remember four months ago when she was demanding that they remove her name from an RNC fundraising invitation to donors? Some pol-watchers at the time took that as a sign that she was trying to distance herself from the Republican brand. (Who wouldnt want to be sort of seen as more of an outsider and thats how shes positioned herself.) Fast-forward to today and suddenly shes signing letters on their behalf. What gives? Two theories. One: Shes turned out to be such a good soldier and is so favorably disposed to Michael Steele that shes willing to do a fundraising favor for an organization that desperately needs one right now to prepare for the midterms. Two: She really is eyeing a presidential run and wants to build a line of political credit with establishment types who arent big fans of hers at the moment.
The two arent mutually exclusive, of course.
In a surprising move given her reputation as a political outsider, Sarah Palin is helping the Republican National Committee raise money ahead of Novembers elections
Millions of Americans are expressing their frustration with the state of our government. I join them and seek to return our country to greatness, reads the letter, obtained by CNN Friday.
To accomplish this, working within our two party system, I join the RNC the political home for Commonsense Conservatives who want to re-take governance and I ask you to join me, the former Republican vice presidential nominees letter continues. Lets bring our new brand of Reagan conservatism to our party and the country!
Translation: I know tea partiers and grassroots conservatives arent thrilled with Beltway Republicans, but its time to be smart and dig deep. How deep? Dude:
The Republican National Committee is entering the fall election season with dire financial problems and, to an unprecedented degree, will be forced to rely upon outside groups to fund activities traditionally paid for by the national party
With $11 million on hand as of the end of Juneand about $2 million in reported debtthe RNCs paid get-out-the-vote (GOTV) effort will be limited to just targeted House races, POLITICO has learned.
And the committee is only going to be able to spend money on those relatively inexpensive House races thanks to a $10 million line of credit that was approved at the meeting here. Until then, said one incredulous Republican, there was no money available for paid GOTV activities like mailers and automated phone calls.
How bad is it? According to Politico, the RNCs given $4 million to the NRSC and NRCC thus far, which is as much as it can spare. In 2006, it gave $57 million. Theyre so busted financially that theyre forced to crawl to Palin, the scourge of the establishment, and ask her to do what she can to help get the tap turned back on. Given how deeply the disgust runs among grassroots conservatives for Steeles antics and RNC embarrassments, Im skeptical that even she can make a dent.
On the other hand, you dont need much dough if your message is irresistible. Fire Pelosi! works for me.
Palin helping RNC raise money
The Republican Party is, at the moment, the only vehicle by which to regain control in Washington.
Fueling that vehicle helps the many good conservative candidates who are running under the GOP banner.
It’s our only hope for November.
Is this the 10th time you posted this?
Days late. Multiple posts on FR. Kindly ask a mod to remove your post before you get smacked.
What WASN’T discussed was the sorry shape the RNC is in. Did you read this? Why does Michael Steele have a job?
1st. No one else posted it either, according to the search function.
I echoed your support of Duncan Hunter in 2008. I wish he had been the nominee — he’d be a great president. But your personal war against Sarah Palin is a little irksome.
Yeah, because I appointed Mr. Steele. IIRC, he’s doing fairly well in the fundraising dept. it’s the hookers and strippers that I have a problem with. Why do you care, you’re an official of the “Falcon Party” aren’t you?
War? It’s a good thing she’s helping Steele, isn’t it?
DOn’t use IIRC. Read the piece. It’s sad.
You aren’t allowed to post the same article over and over unless it is pro Palin.
Endlessly bashing Palin or Steele does not serve our cause as much as you seem to think.
You mean same “subject”. IT’s a separate story which hasn’t been posted. But by golly, if she tweets about Rahm using the “R-word”, expect 47 palin blog pimps to cover it with a new and invigorating angle, all posted here.
I would give HER money, or Jim DeMint as I already have. But I will NOT give any money to the RNC. They are still getting my money ... but not VIA THE RNC. ONLY THE CONSERVATIVE candidates within the RNC get it. If I give Palin 5 bucks for the RNC, how do I know they won’t give Lindsey 2 bucks ... not going to take the chance. I WILL DIRECTLY where my funds go.
>>Why does Michael Steele have a job?
Supporting Steele DIS-serves our cause.
Okay, I did read it, and you ain’t gonna like what I got from it: This means she’s the putative presidential nominee in 2012. Think about it ... if they thought they could’ve raised millions using Governors Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty or even Mike Huckabee, don’t you think they would’ve rather gone to them than owe Governor Palin? I seem to remember a situation like this in 1964 and again in 1976. Remind me what that “know-nothing, ignorant” celebrity’s name was again? Oh, yeah, RONALD REAGAN...
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