Skip to comments.Senate Dems to donors: House is lost already
Posted on 09/28/2010 8:39:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In a shortage economy, rationing forces some hard choices. Democrats running for Congress in both chambers have discovered this as donors have begun closing their pocketbooks or tapping out, and the desperation for dollars has them competing not against Republicans but each other. Politico reports that a dwindling pool of patrons are being pitched by Senate campaigns to skip sending any money to House candidates as Republicans will take control in the next Congress anyway:
House and Senate Democrats are increasingly competing against one another over a small universe of deep-pocketed donors who could make a financial difference in the final stretch before the midterm elections.
In some cases, donors report that they are being urged to fund Senate campaigns at the expense of the House, where Democrats are in danger of losing their majority.
One House Democratic fundraiser said that some Senate operatives are telling big donors and union officials, The House is lost; you have to save the Senate.
Some House Democrats are fighting back with their own pitch:
While top Senate Democrats insist they dont use that line, some House strategists are playing their own angle. Their money pitch: House Democrats have worked overtime to pass President Barack Obamas sweeping agenda, parts of which have been stymied in the intractable Senate.
Er, good luck with that argument. Nancy Pelosi had a 77-seat majority in the 111th Session; would an 87-seat majority have made any difference? That pitch almost demands more focus on the Senate rather than the House — except that the Democrats also had an 18-seat majority in the Senate for most of the year, and at least for a few months a filibuster-proof 20-seat majority.
The problem with their agenda wasn’t that there are too many Republicans opposed to it. It’s that there were too many Democrats opposed to it. The “sweeping agenda” was too radical for mainstream America, whose voters thought they had elected a fiscally responsible Congress in 2006 and a post-partisan moderate as President in 2008. Surprise!
And that’s also the reason why the Democrats have an increasingly smaller universe of deep-pocketed donors. Their Wall Street friends finally woke up and smelled the class-warfare coffee and have stopped contributing to Democrats. CEOs who pronounced themselves agents of Hope and Change in 2008 now openly accuse the Obama administration of an anti-business bias. Thanks to two years of Obamanomics, people have less money to give to politicians, and those who do are much more supportive of candidates who want to curtail spending and the explosion of ambiguous rulemaking that have become the hallmark of Democrats in this session of Congress.
Now Democrats have to get used to a shortage economy in the political markets. That’s what happens when politicians spend their time creating shortage economies for the rest of us.
Harry Reid: The war is lost.
I guess Nancy Pelosi’s “most ethical congress ever”, WASN’T.
They’re only saying that to make us overconfident. Fight every race! Vote early and often!
We will take the hill.
House and Senate.
These radicals on the hill are a threat.
To our freedom
To our economy
To our healthcare
To our individual liberties.
Perhaps they can use the graft money they’ve been hording...
I compare them to a Sci Fi movie. The monsters aren’t really gone until the very end. And then they may come back.
Time to start asking them what their exit plan is. They’ve already tried the slime surge with their latest ads and that isn’t working.
The only reason for this information to be presented is to help the Democrats.
The dims are dead meat....it follows to see if the republicans are back under the tent....if not they will be in big trouble too!!!
I can just hear Dingy Harry saying this.
Yep, manufactured votes and judicial selection of "victors" through fraud (like Al Franken).
The Dictator in Chief will drag the RATs down with his sinking ship. Conservatives/Tea Party must take the Senate! Reid and Boxer must be beat. The RAT Reign of Terror must be beat for our children and grandchildren’s sakes.
Our fathers and grandfathers, America’s Greatest Generation, fought tyranny and dictators for four plus years. We can do no less to honor their sacrifice for freedom. In my opinion, the enemies of freedom within this Regime and this Congress are as destructive to our country and our freedom as those our fathers and grandfathers bought during WWII.
Let’s hope the next step is donor dollars drying up for DEM Senate candidates.
Remember the House has never flipped by itself. Whenever the House flips the Senate does as well. I don’t care what the polls and the “experts” are saying if we win say 75 seats in the House we will win the Senate as well.
Everybody to the port side and rearrange the chairs!
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