By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) All of the top-tier 2020 Democratic presidential contenders are pushing similar policies that include freebies for illegal aliens, higher taxes, government-controlled healthcare and an unhealthy dislike for POTUS Donald Trump.
And thus far, anyway, the combo of socialism and Trump hate doesn’t seem to be paying off — literally — for the Donkey Party.
As reported byÂ Politico, of all sites, the Republican National Committee outraised the Democratic National Committee byÂ more than double in June, the month when the first of the party’s presidential debates began:
The Democratic National Committee raised $8.5 million in June, the month of the party’s presidential debates in Miami â€” less than half of the $20.7 million the Republican National Committee pulled in during that time period, disclosures show.
What’s more, the DNC has a cash-flow problem. Not only did the party raise a paltry amount of money compared to the Republicans, the DNC nearly spent all it raised. What’s more, the party is woefully behind the GOP in terms of building a financial war chest for 2020:
The DNC also spent almost as much money as it raised â€” $7.5 million â€” during that time and finished the month with $9.3 million cash on hand. Meanwhile, the RNC is building a large war chest during the lead-up to 2020 and had $43.5 million cash on hand at the end of the month.
Who’s giving?Â Politico provides some of the DNC donors:
A number of major donors cut checks to the DNC in June: Hedge fund manager James Simons gave the committee $319,500; New York investor Mark T. Gallogly gave the committee $102,500; former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker gave the committee $100,000; and investor David E. Shaw gave the committee $35,500.
Before you scratch your head bald trying to figure out why wealthy capitalists would give a single dime to a party that professes to hate capitalism, there is more to this than meets the eye: If the Trump campaign’s California fundraising is any indication, the GOP is taking in far more small-money donations than previous — even more than Bernie and Biden — which is a sign of voter enthusiasm.
We reported Sunday the president is raising more money in the Golden State than almostÂ all of his Dem challengers save two. What’s more, the vast majority of his fundraising comes from folks writing small checks:
Trump is, by far, well ahead ofÂ allÂ Democrats in small-money donations (those amounting to $100 or less), meaning his support among â€˜the peopleâ€™ is a lot stronger than any single Democratic candidate, including Harris and Buttigieg, who are obviously benefiting from wealthy donors. In fact, those two arenâ€™t even close; Sanders and Warren are behind the president in small-money contributions…
Remember that these contributions are only reported by federal election regulations if they come from donors who have given at least $200 over the course of the year. Anyone who is giving less than $100, but still showing up in these published figures is, almost by definition, a regular contributor.
Giving $25 here and $50 there, this sizable network of disaffected California Republicans is providing a steady stream of small, but reliable cash infusions to the presidentâ€™s reelection campaign. ManyÂ political experts also see small donorsÂ as a good proxy for voter enthusiasm.
Some political analysts have suggested that the president make a play for California, given Democrat policies throughout the state that cater to illegal aliens over U.S. citizens and have created vast enclaves of homeless camps replete with filth, disease, drug use, and rodent infestations.
The RNC does, of course, have its big-money donors as well,Â Politico noted:
Major donors to the RNC in June included investor and executive Charles Schwab, who gave $355,000, Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus, who gave $355,000, and billionaire Marlene Ricketts, who gave $106,500.
Obviously, it’s still not clear who will ultimately win the Democrat candidate sweepstakes, so that could be part of the reason why DNC coffers aren’t filling so fast.
Then again, one would reasonably think that if all of the hatred for President Trump is as real as Democrats and their media allies claim it is, then the DNC should be enthusiastically outraising the RNC and building a massive war chest for the 2020 elections, not the other way around.
Not that we are political consultants or anything, but peddling socialism, hatred, and political violence doesn’t seem to be a winning combo for the Democrats.
By contrast, POTUS Trump’s pro-America message of inclusiveness appears to be resonating with voters.
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