Well, the GOP did retake the House last year (see graphic above) – so, you would expect good fundraising from the special interests.
In the battle for control of the House of Representatives, the National Republican Congressional Committee has twice as much money in the bank as its Democratic counterpart.
The NRCC revealed late Monday that the party committee has $10.6 million cash on hand as of June 1, double the $5.3 million the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported having in the bank as of the end of last month.
The NRCC reported raising $4.6 million in May and a debt of $7 million. The DCCC brought in $3.8 million last month, with a debt of $6.6 million. The NRCC points out that they have raised $26.8 million so far this year, nearly double what they raised in the first half of 2009.
The Democrats will need to win 24 seats to regain the majority in the House. But, with Rahm Emanuel gone (elected Mayor of Chicago) and moderate Democrats having been largely replaced by Republicans (those recruited by Emanuel) the Democrats will be hard pressed to win back the House in 2012.
The money gap will make it even more difficult and unlikely.
Chris, this is a funny story about Valerie Jarrett. But, you know that Chicagoland arrogance of ruling the world.
I think some of the Obama arrogance will NOT be ignored in 2012, as John McCain did. How do you spell Jeremiah Wright and Rahm Emanuel?
Chris, American voters now understand how they were hoodwinked by Rahm Emanuel (now President Obama’s Chief of Staff) in the 2006 election cycle by portraying Democrats as conservatives in red-leaning Congressional Districts. Of course, said Democrats post-election, have voted for Speaker Pelosi’s Far-Left San Francisco agenda – in lockstep.
Now, voters will hold them accountable.
What is the difference between now and 2006?
No, it is not the fact that Rahm is no longer there (as the Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) to hold the Democratic Congressional candidate’s hand. Since this time, the internet has expanded and voters have more current information – like how their own Congressional Representatives have voted. YouTube, Twitter and Facebook have all contributed to the idiom: “You can run but you can’t hide.”
Day By Day by Chris MuirThis entire matter with former Democrat Congressman Eric Massa is seemingly slimey.
Not long after Eric Massa joined Congress in January 2009, several male staff members began to feel uncomfortable with the sexually loaded language their boss routinely used, according to accounts relayed to the House ethics committee.
As the months passed, rumors began to circulate in the office that the married New York Democrat had sexually propositioned young male staffers and interns — allegations, according to two sources with knowledge of the inquiry, that included Massa groping at least two aides.
In the second week of February, Massa’s deputy chief of staff contacted the office of Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer for help in dealing with the accusations. Once Hoyer (D-Md.) himself became aware of the claims, he delivered an ultimatum to Massa’s office: Report the staffers’ complaints to the ethics committee within 48 hours, or Hoyer would do it for them.
Last week, the panel’s investigation became public, and Massa resigned, effective Monday.
Massa went on television Tuesday night for the first time since the allegations surfaced, but his comments in two cable television interviews contradicted earlier statements, serving only to raise more questions.
The freshman Democrat told Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck that “not only did I grope [a staffer], I tickled him until he couldn’t breathe,” then said hours later on CNN’s “Larry King Live” that “it is not true” that he groped anyone on his staff.
He told Beck that he resigned from the House because he made the mistake of “getting too familiar with my staff” members, but he told King that he left primarily for health reasons. Massa, 50, has survived non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but he said he is afraid that he is facing his “third major cancer-recurrence scare.”
On Sunday, Massa said he was set up by powerful Democrats such as White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) as part of an effort to remove opponents of health-care reform legislation. He backed away from that claim Tuesday, telling Beck, “I wasn’t forced out. I forced myself out.”
Whatever the “true” story is, it will not reflect well on the White House as it twists arms to force passage of Obamacare. The press will be watching for the perks and threats as Obama and Rahm Emanuel attempt to salvage their voter unpopular health care reform legislation.
The Chief of Staff of the President of the United States being rude, nude and twisting political arms in the Congressional showers?
“Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn, Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) said. “He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.”
Rep. Massa describes a confrontation with Emanuel in a shower: “I am showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me.”
President Obama will need alot more than intimidation to pass Obamacare. Can impeachment calls be too far down the beltway?
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This is why Obamacare with the “public option” will stall in the Congress – Libs must be conservative.
The Blue Dog Democrats will NOT wish to put their political asses on the line and incur the wrath of senior citizen voters in their red tilting districts.
Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s Chief of Staff, helped these Blue Dog Democrats win favor with conservative voters to get them elected. Rahm won’t be there with them when they face the Congressional midterm elections next year.
Since the implementation of Obamacare taxation will occur before the reforms begin (ya gotta pay for it, after all), there will be sufficient time for a new Congress (less dominated by Democrats) to reverse the entire program.
So, will many members of Congress, except those in safe districts be willing to step up?
Doubtful……++++++++++In blogging matters, Flap will be enjoying his 40th high school reunion weekend beginning this afternoon in El Segundo, California.
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Day By Day by Chris MuirYes, Chris, the American voting public are being schooled on the Saul Alinsky book on organizing of which President Obama is a master.
Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod have done a great job “learning” those Democrat members of Congress how to ridicule their constituents at Town Hall events – because THEY know better about Obamacare. There is only ONE problem, however.
The 2010 midterm Congressional elections.
Day By Day by Chris MuirPresident Obama and the far left radicals that control the congressional Democrats DON’T care what heartland America thinks. It is fly-over country and they are all tea-bagging town hall racists.
Well, probably not and average independent Americans are getting fed up with the redistributionist Obamanomics which is retread Jimmy Carter era economic malaise.
Exit question: Will Rahm Emanuel listen to the LEFT”S heart and sacrifice massive Democrat Party majorities in Congress to ram through Obamacare?
Day by Day by Chris MuirPresident Obama and Speaker Pelosi seem intent on ramming Obamacare through the legislative process – much like Obama’s 2008 campaign. However, the Democrats have overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate – even filibuster proof majorities.
So, why all of the nonsense about bipartisanship and un-American protests?
Come on, Rahm – just ram the legislation through, Obama will sign it and accept the political consequences. Didn’t you win the election? And, elections have consequences?
I can only imagine how many losses the Democrats will suffer in the House and Senate in 2010 when the “Baby Boom Generation” of Seniors take to the streets of political activism to reverse the rationing of their health care.
Come on, Rahm – Make My Day.
President Obama’s former Pastor is back and says he has NO regrets.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright says he does not feel any regrets over his severed relationship with President Barack Obama, a former member of the Chicago church in which Wright was the longtime pastor.
Wright also said that he had not spoken to his former church member since Obama became president, implying that the White House won’t allow Obama to talk to him. He did not indicate whether he had tried to reach Obama.
“Regret for what… that the media went back five, seven, 10 years and spent $4,000 buying 20 years worth of sermons to hear what I’ve been preaching for 20 years?
“Regret for preaching like I’ve been preaching for 50 years? Absolutely none,” Wright said.
Wright said that when he went to the polls, he did not hold any grudge against Obama.
“Of course I voted for him; he’s my son. I’m proud of him,” Wright said. “I’ve got five biological kids. They all make mistakes and bad choices. I haven’t stopped loving any of them.
“He made mistakes. He made bad choices. I’ve got kids who listen to their friends. He listened to those around him. I did not disown him.”
Asked if he had spoken to the President, Wright said: “Them Jews aren’t going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter, that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office. …
“They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is. … I said from the beginning: He’s a politician; I’m a pastor. He’s got to do what politicians do.”
“Ethic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing of the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don’t want Barack talking like that because that’s anti-Israel,” Wright said.
So, does this mean Rahm Emanuel or those damn Israeli’s have hijacked the President?
How about Obama’s Mideast policies – is it all about the JEWS? or NOT?
Remember Obama is a politician and has to do what he has to do.