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DNC Fundraising for April 2017 Lowest Since 2009

DNC Fundraising for April 2017 Lowest Since 2009

Party chairman Tom Perez booed in California.

While the liberal media fantasizes about a Democratic Party wave in 2018, the reality is that the party is still struggling to find a message. Anti-Trump rage is not a platform and it’s not translating into dollars.

Anna Giaritelli reports at the Washington Examiner:

DNC reports worst April of fundraising since 2009

The Democratic National Committee reported its worst April of fundraising since 2009, according to Federal Election Commission records released Monday.

The DNC reported taking in $4.7 million last month. While this is an off-year for fundraising, the DNC hauled $8.5 million last year, and nearly $5 million in 2015. Between 2010 and 2014, the Democrats received anywhere from $6.3 million to $14.4 million per year.

However, the drop in donations coincides with an effort by DNC Chair Tom Perez and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to rally support for the party. The two traveled the country on a “unity tour.”

By contrast, the RNC reports raising $9.6 million in April.

This tweet shows the numbers by year:

To make matters worse, it doesn’t look like the recent Democrat ‘unity tour” worked out too well. Matt Vespa reported at Town Hall:

DNC Chair Perez Booed, F-Bombs Fly At California Democratic Convention

The heckling of DNC Chair Tom Perez and the state party chair lobbing f-bombs at protesters marked the California Democratic Convention. A nurses’ union booed Mr. Perez for his lack of support for a universal health care agenda, warning corporate Democrats that they are ready to primary them (via Sacramento Bee):

State Democrats’ three-day convention had a raucous start Friday, as liberal activists booed and heckled Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez after marching from the state Capitol to promote a universal heath care program.

The leader of the nurses’ union that opposed Perez’s recent election had just warned California Democrats that they would put up primary election challengers against lawmakers if they don’t support a bill to create public-funded, universal healthcare.

“They cannot be in denial anymore that this is a movement that can primary them,” RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the California Nurses Association, told hundreds of nurses and health care advocates gathered for a rally at the Capitol.

Democrats simply have no message.

So far, they’ve also shown no interest in winning back the voters they lost in 2016.


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm

You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!

Like the Limbo! How low will it go?

President Obama made promises that he couldn’t keep. And I mean that in the every sense, politically, economically, socially, managerially, etc etc. It got him elected and then re-elected – via a combination of Daily Kos nutjobs and well meaning moderates who didn’t know better – and beyond that, he just really didn’t care.

He never saw his job as more than just showing up and dispensing his “brilliance” to one audience after another while they deal with the messy details like earning revenue and paying the bills, and by the end of it all, it was just one excuse after another as to why things didn’t wrk out the way they were supposed to. I really don’t see how the party overcomes Barack in any reasonable time frame.

    4th armored div in reply to tyates. | May 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    BHO was good at 1 thing – screwing the pooch called AmeriKKKa
    not the Good Ole USA, who he hates to this very minute –
    it will take Donald all 8 years of his presidency to begin to
    undo what Barak the (not so) secret Muslim lover.

Perez is a Marxist that would have fit in well in 1960s Cuba.

healthguyfsu | May 23, 2017 at 6:37 pm

How do you raise funds from a bunch of people who just want free stuff?

The donors just got burned for 1.2 billion for Hillary’s loss. These people want to run a midterm on what? The same race and gender agenda and anti-Trump. These donors want to see a return on investment. I think they should be really leery about the tons of money being poured into the 3 Red districts trying to pick up a House seat. They won’t have the 1.2 billion going for them in the midterms and will have no message. Add to that they are going to have to explain why they were balls to the wall on impeachment. Not a swing voter issue.

Big donors don’t support a party because they can’t think of anything better to do with the money—they shell out the bucks because they believe they’re buying something, something they consider worth the investment.

With Hillary they were buying something very predictable and worthwhile—a well-oiled, slick, and reliable corruption machine. Anyone with enough money could get pretty much whatever he wanted from Clinton Inc, and with the First Crime Family back in the White House, the sky would be the limit … until of course their wallets gave out. From the viewpoint of Big Money, it would be the fulfillment of a dream of the ages, a perfect government. No wonder they were all so generous with their support.

That great vision fell apart with Trump’s election. But Big Money isn’t resentful—it’s interested in wealth and influence, not petulance or revenge.

If they can’t deliver at least the possibility of another Clintonesque Magic Money Machine, the Dems need, at a minimum, a platform which promises some lesser prize, but still one worth buying. They don’t seem to have that. Socialist resentment and greed aren’t it. Abject surrender to institutionalized racism, Muslim activism, or the axis of sexual deviance [“not that there’s anything wrong with that …”] aren’t it, either—that stuff does Big Money no good at all. The Party is lost in the wilderness. Its efforts to kill Trump by the death of a thousand annoyances is purely destructive, and that’s not what will reel in the big donors. A Greek chorus singing “F*** Donald Trump” makes a good team cheer for the kiddies, but it’s not a coherent political platform, and not one which will attract investors donors.

An aggravating factor might be that Big Money may be keeping its head down for the moment, both to make itself a smaller target, and to see who survives the coming s***storm—no point in throwing money at someone facing jail time. I refer to the Seth Rich case, a real crime, and nothing like the imaginary offenses in which the Press has been wallowing of late. The hysterical denials of the anti-Trumpers that there’s anything there make me suspect that they believe that there’s a genuine menace about to bury them all.

Why is everyone (including LI) reporting Bernie Sanders ‘affiliation’ as “Independent”- He RAN for the Democratic party president nomination, and is shilling/raising money for them. And caucuses with them. Me thinks he’s no more independent from their crapshow than Clinton is.