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.
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.
President Obama’s statements all have expiration dates, so what do you expect?
Remember when Obama Chief of Staff was the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and he recruited conservative Democrats to run in red state Congressional Districts.
So, don’t let political philosophy mar your politics.
It is ALL about MONEY and POWER.
James Carville’s recommendation that Obama put his Presidency on the line going after Rush Limbaugh has been a failure. Rush’s listeners have increased and the entire Flap has proven to be nothing but a “distraction.”
You see, Carville and his CNN buddy Paul Begala harbor personal resentment at Limbaugh who started the decline of the Bill Clinton Administration in 1994 and mocked Hillary’s primary election bid against Obama with “Operation Chaos.” You would think Rahm Emanuel and Obama would know better?
Flap supposes Rahm could NOT help himself.
Flap doesn’t think Obama’s political operatives are serving the President very well with this Rush Limbaugh fight.
If the first six weeks of the Barack Obama administration can be summed up in one sentence, it would be this: Obama fiddled with Rush Limbaugh while Wall Street burned. Politico reports that the demonization of Rush Limbaugh comes as a deliberate strategy by Obama and the Democrats, who hoodwinked people into believing that a Chicago Machine pol really wanted to change the partisan nature of politics.
But, then again, James Carville and Paul Begala are Charter Members of the Clinton Cabal, now aren’t they?
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh talks with guests in the East Room of the White House in Washington, prior to a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony for Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, January 13, 2009OPERATION LIMBAUGH planned by Obama political operatives, (Obama Chief of Staff) Rahm Emanuel, James Carville and Paul Begala appears to have NO legs.
Despite efforts by the Obama political team and its surrogates to link Rush Limbaugh to the Republican Party, just 11% of GOP voters say the conservative radio commentator is the partyâ€™s leader.
Eighty-one percent (81%) of Republican voters disagree and 8% are undecided in a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Democrats, however, are closely divided– 44% say Limbaugh is the Republican leader and 41% donâ€™t believe it. Among voters not affiliated with either of the major national parties, 27% say Limbaugh is the Republicansâ€™ leader, while 58% say he is not and 15% are undecided.
American voters are seeing through this FAUX-Democrat manufactured FLAP.
After President Bush, the LEFT needs someone to demonize and then associate with the Republican Party while distracting Americans from the retread, flailing policies of the Obama Administration.
Not working, is it?
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago today
Hot Rod professes his innocence in the video above, “I have done nothing wrong…” and “And I’m not going to quit a job the people hired me to do because of false accusations and a political lynch mob.”
It will be a LONG couple of months for the people of Illinois and the Obama Administration because it is ALL going to come out – the Chicagoland way.
Merry Christmas to Rahm Emanuel from Hot Rod.