The latest news for the DNC doesn’t sound too good:
The Democratic National Committee had a rough 2017, plagued by leadership troubles, internal squabbling, and unflattering reports. To top it off, the party ended the year “dead broke,” says The Intercept‘s Ryan Grim.
The Democratic Party is carrying more than $6 million in debt, according to year-end filings — and has just $6.5 million in the bank. Do the math, and the party is working with just over $400,000 overall. Meanwhile, the Republicans are swimming in pools of money. The Republican National Committee had raised $132 million by the end of 2017 — about twice as much as the DNC — and entered 2018 with almost $40 million to spare, with not a penny of debt.
The DNC’s rebuttal, The Washington Post reports, is that they raised more money in 2017 than they have in previous non-election years and were operating at something of a disadvantage given the “rebuilding job” undertaken by first-year chairman Tom Perez. While the DNC claims it is not borrowing money to pay the bills, Grim notes that the party would be operating at a financial loss if not for its borrowing.
So that’s the good news.
The bad news, per the same article, is that individual Democrats are doing well in fundraising. This is reflective of what happened during the Tea Party convulsions in the Republican Party in the past decade, with huge amounts of funding going toward individual popular candidates and not to centrally controlled Republican Party structures.
I personally believe the old “party of Clinton” is rotting away, with a lot of the traditional party structures likely to die entirely, replaced by a network of ultra-radical billionaires who dream of turning America into a Venezuela-like nightmare which they rule as kings. The Democrats are morphing into something new and more dangerous.
It’s a mistake to assume the Democrats will be “easy” to beat, though with things turning around for the president with the drama over the memo release, combined with the huge success of the tax cuts, the Republicans are starting to get some breathing room.
However, we can expect Democrat turnout to be very high due to how much “war fever” the SJWs have whipped up, and these candidates which have been individually funded are likely to be left wing extremists and not Joe Manchins. The Republicans must do everything they can to match this turnout, and not assume the positive-looking generic ballot means we will win easily.
The 2018 elections are going to be critical, because another resounding defeat may break the backs of the Democrats forever.
As I mentioned in my 2016 election postmortem, the Democrats have been struggling electorally since the turn of the century, and losing power at the state and local level, which is why they’ve become increasingly reliant on generating lunatic social justice warriors and importing millions of illegal immigrants.
This process hasn’t been happening fast enough to turn things around for them. A defeat in 2018 means the Republicans might break their backs permanently. Why donate to a party which can’t win elections and is increasingly restricted to the coasts and some mega-cities?
A defeat, however, means President Trump is certainly impeached and removed from office, followed by amnesty and full citizenship for anyone who walks across the border. So let’s do our best in November to ensure this doesn’t happen!