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:
Looks as if Tom Perez is a flop. All that cursing and talking of unity, but not the $$ to match pic.twitter.com/c74nqegVWo
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) May 22, 2017
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.DONATE
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