Republicans Raise More Money Than Democrats In First Quarter; NBC News Buries That Fact
In an NBC News piece titled: "Trump Effect: Dems Shatter Fundraising Records," Alex Seitz-Wald writes that during the first three months of 2017, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) "raised $31 million...setting a record for the group's typically sluggish early cash chase."
Seitz-Wald quotes DCCC spokesman, Tyler Law:
"Our record-breaking fundraising is a clear reflection of the urgency that people have towards fighting back against a reckless Republican agenda, including ongoing efforts to rip apart the Affordable Care Act...
The massive amount of small-dollar, online donations — much of which came from first-time donors — provides another clear sign that the grassroots energy is behind House Democrats this cycle."
Other Democratic fundraising organizations have seen similar bumps in donations.
Buried at the very bottom of the article - in the very last sentence - is the fact that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) outdid the DCCC, raising $36 million over the first three months of 2017.
The NRCC raised 16% more money than the DCCC. That's the story.
Despite a President whose ideology is almost entirely anathema to conservatism, and who has flip-flopped on numerous critical issues; despite the catastrophic failure that was the American Health Care Act (AHCA); and despite a deeply divided Republican Party, the NRCC was still able to rake in 16% more cash than the DCCC.
Perhaps this is a sign that the American people are beginning to see the Democratic Party for what it truly is - an organization that does more harm than good; a group of politicians whose only interests are self-aggrandizement, and the perpetuation of various myths used to keep them in power.
Unfortunately, because many Republican politicians operate in the same self-interested manner as Democrats, the funds raised by the NRCC may go to corrupt politicians who do not represent conservatism.