This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, October 25, 2017:
The nuns in The Sound of Music sang:
How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A flibbertigibbet? A will-of-the-wisp? A clown?
Greg Warneford, from the University of Cincinnati, has the answer:
The Democrat Party Circus … send in the clowns. After Ringling Brothers closed up shop the clown bus has found a new home. I could say the DNC looks like the bar scene from Star Wars but that would be an insult to the characters in that movie. Maxine, Frederica, and the rest of that Democrat freak show are gonna make it easy for the GOP in 2018 and 2020. Who can take these empty barrels seriously? The 10 Democrat senators up for re-election in red states are distancing themselves from these left wing nut cases. Hillary is not allowed in WV for the next year, so says Senator Joe Manchin. The DNC is toast.
A better question might be: who is going to fund these clowns? That’s the serious question being raised at Bally’s in Las Vegas this week where the DNC is holding its fall meeting of liberal donors and Democrat pitchmen. It’s not going well.
Rich liberal Democrat donors aren’t donating, wrote Politico’s Gabriel Debenedetti, who is attending that meeting. It’s reflected in the numbers: at the end of September the DNC had just $7 million in its checking account while the Republican National Committee (RNC) is sitting on $44 million. Since January the RNC has raised more than $104 million, with a lot of it coming from some 300,000 people who never donated before. This gives Republicans a clear financial advantage going into the 2018 midterm elections and could reverberate out as well to the 2020 reelection campaign for President Trump.
Right now all the momentum is on the side of the Republicans, said Ron Kaufman, a former chairman of the RNC’s budget committee:
We’ve been able to break every fundraising record in history. It helps to have a House and a Senate. It helps to have two-thirds of the governors [as] Republicans. It helps to have a gain of a thousand legislative seats across the country. And it helps to win elections.
It also helps to have the clowns representing the opposition. Not only clowns like Maxine Waters and Frederica Wilson, but Keith Ellison and Tom Perez who are running the show. Barely edging out hard-core leftist Muslim Ellison in February to chair the DNC (Perez only won on the second ballot), Perez never got his footing. And it’s no wonder. He has had no experience in fundraising, and nothing to celebrate. Donors are listening but not writing checks. Said one big Democrat donor, John Morgan from Orlando, Florida: “I’ve had enough dinners. I’m not really interested. I’m going to let them get new blood. I can’t get motivated.”
One of the Democratic Party’s most successful fundraisers, Nebraska party chair Jane Kleeb, summed up her party’s problems: “Donors, small and large, are so over the party.” In two words, the Democratic Party is suffering from an identity crisis and donors aren’t willing to write checks that will disappear down a black hole. A former secretary of the DNC admitted that, “We’re all aware the money is not flowing in the way we hoped it would.”
No kidding. Following the election of Tom Perez to chair the DNC in February, the party has failed to gain traction. It lacks viable, attractive, and young candidates. The Old Guard is, well, old. Former President Obama has all but disappeared from DNC fundraisers, and Hillary Clinton is so toxic that she isn’t being invited to some of them. Its vision or mission fails to generate enthusiasm: it consists of doing everything it can to stall, delay, or derail Trump’s agenda. It’s a totally defensive strategy without a positive one.
His party had their weakest fundraising month in July since 2007, raising just $4 million compared to the Republicans which raised $10 million. And since Perez took over the party it has posted three of its 14 lowest fundraising months since the election of Obama in 2008.
Such problems couldn’t happen to a better group of anti-American clowns.
Lyrics from The Sound of Music: How do you solve a problem like Maria?
Politico: DNC enters 2018 in cash panic
DailyCaller.com: Democratic Donors Are ‘So Over The Party’
DailyCaller.com: Democrats Are Showing Little Faith In Tom Perez