The Democrat party seems to be imploding right before our eyes thanks to the inept management of the Trifecta of Doom, Reid, Pelosi and Obama, and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch. House Harridan Pelosi has taken to removing House members’ portraits from the walls of party HQ because they refuse to fork over their hard earned campaign cash to the DCCC. Cue the world’s tiniest violin…
The Politico dutifully reports:
One by one, the pictures of House members adorning the lobby of Democratic Party headquarters have come down, turning neat rows of framed photos into a disjointed mess — “splattered,” as one aide described it.
The half-dozen or so lawmakers whose mugs have vanished in recent weeks weren’t indicted in court or slapped with an ethics violation.
Wait – no one was indicted in court or slapped with an ethics violation? Isn’t that a big improvement for House Dems?
But their transgression is still deadly serious in the eyes of top party leaders: ignoring pleas to kick in cash for Democrats’ increasingly uphill slog to take back the House.
But, but, but — Nancy told ABC’s This Week host, George Stephanopoulos that the Democrats would totally retake the House in November.
Of course, that was two whole months ago, before Republicans started out-fundraising the class war-faring party that insists on biting the hands that feed it.
Prying open members’ fists is an election year ritual for leaders of both parties, but Democrats contend this time around has been particularly frustrating. Facing a team of deep-pocketed Republican outside groups poised to swamp them in TV ad spending — and with the party not benefiting from the kind of wave conditions that lifted Republicans two years ago — Democrats say the stinginess of their lawmakers has left them severely weakened as the fall campaign season approaches.
Democrats say they’ve tried just about everything to get their colleagues to open their wallets. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has told members that unless they pay their dues in full, they won’t get to partake in the committee’s Democratic National Convention package, complete with access to much sought-after hotel rooms and parties. And in early June, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried to shame her members into giving, distributing notes to each of them with a request for cash and asking them if they are part of “the team.”
But now Nancy’s sending out mixed messages. On the one hand, she’s telling them to be part of “the team”. On the other hand, she’s encouraging them to skip the National convention in Charlotte, altogether. Some team.
Instead of running for the lifeboats to escape the debacle unfolding in Charlotte in the next few weeks, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has announced an official “abandon ship“:
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says that Democratic members should stay home and campaign in their districts rather than go to the party’s national convention in North Carolina.
Which kinda explains why that DCCC Democratic National Convention package inducement fell flat.
Of course, I’m sure there are other “services” the DCCC would be happy to provide these Dem candidates if only they would open their wallets.
Congessional Cmte Overview
Total Raised Total Spent Cash on Hand
Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $107,278,189 $74,874,972 $33,208,841
National Republican Congressional Cmte $97,444,151 $59,028,210 $40,954,242
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers