If the old adage that more money means more votes in politics is true, it’s another reason the Republicans don’t need to worry about the presidential election next year. Oh, when it comes to the campaigns, you’re going to see boatloads of dollars spent on each side. The campaigns will raise money, the PACs will be out in force, it’ll be a free-for-all in spending.
But when it comes right down to the parties? The Democrats are getting their ass handed to them. The GOP is way out in front of the Democrats in fundraising at the party level. The GOP raised over $89 million in the third quarter, compared to the Dems’ $54 million. The problem is, the GOP is flush with cash AFTER paying all of their debts. The Democrats are in the hole by over $2 million…technically meaning that they could qualify for bankruptcy.
The Republicans are getting more in donors as well. The GOP donor base has swelled 38% compared to the same time in 2011. The Democrats have 58% fewer donors than they did four years ago. That’s a stunning turnaround.
Reasons for the siesmic shift are pretty clear. The country is terribly disappointed with the way the Obama administration is running things, and see the presumptive Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, as an extension of that administration. Well, truth be told, she was. She was Secretary of State for four years. Granted, not a very good one, she ranks down toward the bottom all-time according to foreign policy magazines, but she was in that position none-the-less.
The economy hasn’t picked up as it should have, especially after spending trillions to get it juiced. And of course, there is the historical theory that a party in office for eight years (in the White House), has a very difficult time winning a third term. When you add that to the fact Clinton is a wounded candidate, and was never a gifted politician to begin with, that spells trouble for the Dems and Little Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’ chances to stay at the helm of the DNC.
It’s not a surprising shift actually when you take all of those facts into consideration. And it’s totally undeniable that the shift is happening. It always does. The country swings from left to right, and always swings in proportional ratios. Thus, when you go hard left, the reaction takes the pendulum of the country hard right. When you stay moderate, you tend to remain moderate. Example? Bill Clinton was more of a moderate president…he was followed by someone viewed as more of a moderate than his opponent…George W. Bush was more moderate than Al Gore was, which is why he got elected. Now you’ve got Bobo in office, and he’s hard left. The country will shift hard to the right, meaning that someone on the farther right wing of the party will beat someone that is either moderate or to the left. It’s actually pretty simple and it works every time.
Put all of these reasons together, and rejoice that the days of Obama blunders are almost over. And we get a two-fer. Hillary will be too old to do anything but give meaningless speeches and try and extort more money from foreign governments and corporations. Praise Marty Moose!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!