The same incompetent people are running the same organizations, and are allowed to continue to be paid without anything even vaguely resembling adult supervision, but they are surprised when it proves difficult to convince people to throw good money after bad:
Democrats aim to win back control of Congress and build up their presence in state capitals during next year’s elections, but they begin this ambitious mission with precious little cash to finance it.
The Democratic National Committee had $6.3 million in the bank on Dec. 1, while the Republican National Committee had six times as much, at $40 million, according to documents the parties filed with the Federal Election Commission. In November, the DNC posted its worst fundraising amount for the month in a decade.
The Democratic Party’s political committees dedicated to House and Senate races show more parity with their Republican counterparts, but not enough of an advantage to outweigh the struggles of the DNC. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ended November with $34.2 million in cash, compared with National Republican Campaign Committee’s $42.3 million, fundraising reports show.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a former DNC chairman who hosted a party fundraiser at his home Dec. 14, is among the Democratic stalwarts stepping in to try to reverse the course. “I have heard a lot of donors say they need to take a break,” said Mr. McAuliffe. “The party’s job is to convince them they can’t.”
The national committee’s lackluster fundraising is at odds with a wave of enthusiasm Democrats have experienced across the country: A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll found 50% of respondents want Democrats to lead Congress after next year’s elections and 39% said Republicans—a Democratic lead that has widened since an October poll.
Over the last election cycle, the Democratic establishment in Washington DC:
- Systematically eliminated Hillary Clintons’s potential opponents in the primaries. (Not just Sanders, but O’Malley, Biden, etc.)
- Studiously ignored reports from the field.
- Strip mined the state and local parties.
- Lost to an orange haired carnival clown who was caught on tape bragging about assaulting women.
- Spent over a BILLION dollars doing all of the above.
People are not donating because they think that the current “Professionals” running the party will just waste the money on stupid sh%$.
Clean house publicly, and send the current lot back home to flip burgers, and the money will return.
According to NC, they spent over $700 million on just 5 contractors. Man, that is a lot of gravy. You can see why they'd love to keep that grift going.