Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Show Me The Money!!

From the Washingon Times

Democrats wary about lack of party funds
By Donald LambroTHE WASHINGTON TIMESJanuary 31, 2006

A skimpy bank balance at the Democratic National Committee has some party members nervously questioning Chairman Howard Dean's fundraising and management skills as they prepare for midterm elections this year.

The DNC raised $51 million in 2005 but finished the year with just $5.5 million in the bank. The Republican National Committee raised twice as much during the same period, $102 million, and had $34 million on hand this month.

The sharp disparity in campaign funds between the parties' two national campaign committees has triggered private complaints among House and Senate Democratic leaders about Mr. Dean's expenditures, the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call reports.

Where did all the money go?

Looks like Howard Dean has a lot of 'splaining to do...

But wait! From what I can tell, there wasn't enough money to accomplish very much in the first place.

Didn't that say that the DNC had collected about half the amount of money collected by the RNC to begin with?

How does it feel to be the Minority, Dems?

This illustrates another point which is relevant within the idealogical struggle between the Left and the Right, though...

When all of your campaign money comes from George Soros, and a couple of other like minded Billionaires, and your opponent's money comes from millions of individual contributors, who has the most money at the end of the day?

Within this context, can we not see how Tax Cuts generate windfalls to the public treasury?

Can we not see the uselesness of punishing the wealthy for being successful with unfair tax burdens for the good of the less fortunate?

Can we not see the inability of the Left to manage large amounts of money wisely?

On to another subject.

Will Harry Reid (Democrat, Nevada) be the first victim of the "All Republican" Jack Abramoff Scandal?

Looks like he may be. He has accepted in excess of $60,000 from Abramoff clients, refuses to divest himself of these funds, and the Democrtats are considering asking him to step down from his position of leadership within the Democrat Party because of it.

He insists that he has never accepted any money from Abramoff "directly", as have other prominent Democrats.

The truth is, if he and the other Democrats haven't accepted money directly from Abramoff, it is only because they weren't important enough to warrant a direct meeting with Abramoff, and were forced to deal with his flunkies. They still took the money, just not directly from Abramoff.

That line of defense will not play with the American public. Just ain't gonna work.

A crook is a crook. An influence peddler is an influence peddler. No matter which side of the aisle he happens to peddle from.

So in today's climate, politics is still all about the money.

How many Senate and Congressional seats do you think that the Democrats can buy with 5 Million Dollars?

As Many as the Republicans can hold onto with 34 Million?

So, Pony up, Dems. Give 'till it hurts.

We would at least like for this next mid-term election cycle to be a LITTLE bit of a challenge...

Your side needs a lot of help, and fast...

It's up to you...

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