You might think that the Dems problem is the DNC

Yesterday I posted this essay about the DNC's epic fundraising woes.
So this morning I did a few searches about the DCCC fundraising.
What I found was the exact opposite story of the DNC.

November

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) last month raised almost $7 million, outpacing its Republican counterpart by approximately $3 million.

October

The fundraising arm of the House Democrats raised $7.68 million in October, including $2.81 million in online donations, according to numbers released Thursday. DCCC said it was its highest total for the month of October in a non-national election year — in October of 2015, it raised $5.4 million.

August

The campaign arm of House Democrats has posted its highest off-year August fundraising haul ever, the group told NBC News.
The DCCC raised $6.26 million in August, compared to $4.15 million for August 2015, the last comparable year before a midterm election.

May

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has raised a record amount of money for the month of May, according to fundraising figures provided exclusively to Roll Call.
According to the fundraising figures, the DCCC raised $6.55 million through its grassroots programs, with $4.5 million coming from online donations, with an average donation of $19.

April

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised more than $9 million in April, breaking its previous fundraising records for the month.

It isn't just the DCCC. Even individual Democratic candidates are crushing it.

Nine of the 10 Democratic senators from states President Trump won raised more than $1 million in the last fundraising quarter, easily outpacing most of their rivals. All 10 have at least $3 million stashed away, and seven of them have more than $5 million cash on hand.
...The House side is even more promising for Democrats in their uphill fight to win back a chamber of Congress next year.
More than 30 incumbent Republicans raised less money than their Democratic challengers from July through September — an occurrence that’s almost unheard of this early in the election cycle — including vulnerable members like Reps. John Culberson (R-TX), Mimi Walters (R-CA) and Steve Knight (R-CA).

So when it comes to fundraising, the DNC is the outlier.
Gosh, I wonder why that could be?

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Lily O Lady's picture

Act Blue. They asked for $25 which he gave. The following week they took another $25 and again another $25 the following week. He has disputed the subsequent charges and will no longer trust Act Blue. His experience may explain fundraising “successes” which might actually be due to highway robbery.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

@Lily O Lady

Sorry to hear that you've been 'touched' by the corporate/Clinton wing, and hope that the money is recoverable!

Hey, on the other hand, the DNC has already explained that everybody should know that the CorpaDems cannot be trusted, so that it's your own fault for trusting them and not theirs at all. And I do think that they have a point, even if it only applies to the bit about their criminality being undeniable.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

Is he going to institute the Rahm Emanuel doctrine for candidate recruitment?

“I purposely recruited candidates who reflected the temperament, tenor and culture of their district. I didn’t try to elect somebody that fit my image. I tried to help elect somebody that fit the image and the profile of the district.”

Leading the DCCC that year, Emanuel put an early focus on raising money, decrying the fact that Republicans consistently outraised House Democrats. Emanuel that cycle emphasized recruiting centrists

My concern (I do not think am alone in this thought process) is that there is a stealthy 'grand strategy' of the centrists to aggressively co-opt the language of progressives and tailor a message that allows for poser progressive candidates to mouth the words they need to keep progressive happy and then, per usual, legislate like they have been for the last 30+ years.

Emanuel has been in touch regularly with Democratic leaders in Washington, holding frequent strategy phone calls with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

I sense an Obama like bait and switch scaled to fit the 2018 midterms.

This does not bode well for grassroots hope for a full on Democratic Party commitment to Medicare for All. Lujan is firmly on Schumer's and Pelosi's side when it comes to HR-676. They view it as a distraction.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., House Democratic Party Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., DNC Chair Tom Perez and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., are also holdouts against the bill. Only Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., and Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., have signed on as co-sponsors to to the bill, while the top leaders of the Democratic Party continue to treat the policy as a nuisance.

What we will get is what I have here in CT-5. Elizabeth Esty, New Democrat, right on all of the social issues I strongly support yet woefully inadequate on the kitchen table economics that we so desperately need.

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Wink's picture

@jobu
we actually have a Berniecrat (helped run the local Bernie campaign) running against 4 or 5 centrists. If we can get him across the finish line (win the primary) he might just pull off the upset and beat Repub incumbent "Beltway Elise" Stefanik. Maybe.

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-2.1) All about building progressive media.

@jobu if you can keep proving there's sucker born every minute.

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earthling1's picture

I don't trust anyone with a "D" behind their name. This, after reliably voting democrat for over 50 years.
Oh how they have destroyed that party. I won't be fooled again.

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After six years, still getting robo-calls from Marriot Hotels.
They're like herpes.

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@earthling1

40 years, so I ‘feel your pain’ as the trite and overused phrase goes.

Most of them see ‘public service’ as a way to line their own pockets.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

Centaurea's picture

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are like vultures. They are so aggressive and persistent, it's stalkerish.

Once they get ahold of your name, and especially if you make the mistake of giving them a donation, it's almost impossible to make them stop. If they call at 10 AM and you don't answer, they'll call again later the same day. Day after day after day. If you block one number in your phone, they'll switch to a different number and keep calling.

At one point a couple of years ago, when I asked the DCCC person calling to remove me from their list, she insisted that she couldn't do that. I'd have to speak to a supervisor. I said "put your supervisor on the line". Then I had to convince the supervisor to stop calling me. I asked if my request would cover calls from the DSCC, and was told "No, that's a different organization. You'll have to talk with them separately."

Even if you convince them not to contact you, they quit for a while, and then start up again.

Holy cow, it's like being taken prisoner and held hostage, and they act entitled to do it, as if we owe them our money, time, and attention and have no right to say "No". (This sounds familiar. Where have we seen it before? Typical Dem party attitude.)

I no longer answer calls from numbers I don't recognize, and now that my wireless phone provider allows me to block callers, I do so. But the blocked calls still show up in the call log. I can see calls galore from them, as well as from other Dem organizations and individual campaigns.

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"Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep."
~Rumi

"If you want revolution, be it."
~Caitlin Johnstone

@Centaurea no matter how many time's I have hit "unsubscribe" it never goes through, just sits there and brings you right back to the same screen. And I get at least 3 or 4 a day from them, with duplicates as well. I just delete them as soon as I see them now. And I never answer my phone from an unknown number either. I'll bet they report on that "metric" of how many requests they send per day, wouldn't be surprised a bit.

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Only a fool lets someone else tell him who his enemy is. Assata Shakur

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@lizzyh7

to tell them WHY you want removed from their mailing list. Use it. Use it and tell them what a lying, cheating, corrupt bunch they are and use names.

It’s worked for me. But then I do mean and insulting really well and I don’t even have to use a word of profanity.

I no longer hear from a number of those professional beggars.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

reflectionsv37's picture

@lizzyh7 I had the same problem with the DNC. I'd unsubscribe and quit receiving their daily emails for a couple of weeks, and then they would startup again. I must have unsubscribed more than 10 times before I'd finally had enough. I searched and finally found the government entity to report spam sites. I reported then and then unsubscribe one final time informing them that they had been reported and that if they ever added my email address back into their system without my express written consent, I would immediately file suit against them.

In more than 5 years, I've never received another email from them.

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“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
George W. Bush

Unless the money's all being shifted over to a non-liable area in the sort of industry move that charming corporations like Clinton-supporting and Clinton-supportive big polluter Monsanto uses, when one segment of the corporation is being sued, so that the financial liability is limited and the victims cannot receive the appropriate amount of compensation/medical aid before the isolated company goes bankrupt? (And which could later conceivably be bailed out by that money previously sent over to some other non-liable area in or out of the the traceable parent corporation - as long as that money doesn't go to the victims suing for medical care, environmental clean-up, whatever.)

Just something I've been wondering about since the DNC starting crying about being broke, following the publicized DNC lawsuit...

Edit: somehow cleverly managed to cut a section out of a sentence without noticing and just tossed in a few words to complete the sentence. Pretty sure people here have seen this too-common polluting industry maneuver pulled enough times to get what I'm wondering about... neeeeed coffeeeee.....

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.