Answer Me This On The RNC’s So Called Money Woes
Fox has a new item up on the fiasco that's been playing out. But for anyone seriously questioning the RNC's credibility, or ability to raise money, answer one question, honestly. How much of that has to do with Steele being at the helm for a year, or whatever – and how much does it have to do with the way the GOP in the WH, House and Senate behaved for the last five years, long before Steele was ever around?
Seems kind of funny to me I never see that referenced when we hear about any alleged complaints about GOP fund raising woes. Sorry, but once you break a lot of this crap down, it's just a lot of inside the GOP BS that doesn't add up -and it's being fed to the media for whatever reason. Who knows.
But I know it wasn't Steele spending all the taxpayer cash for years that have conservative voters so ticked off at the GOP. Change that behavior and I don't care who's running the RNC. People might actually begin to trust the party, again. And there are plenty of far more significant offenders around than Steele when it comes to betraying what voters want to believe about the GOP.
The offender here was fired and that looks like the right decision. It's far more than what happens when some GOP pol goes off the rails, as too many of them did in the relatively recent past.
In general, anger at the RNC right now is the symptom, folks. The disease set in years ago. And it's good to see signs that it's being addressed by the legislators who caused it. But give me more than a few months of lip service during an election run-up, before I'm convinced this latest bit of silliness has much to do with the GOP's real problems in the minds of some donors and voters right now.
With his offshore drilling announcement, it seems pretty clear to me that Obama is back on offense painting himself and his party as moderates before November rolls around. If the Right keeps up with this circular firing squad crap and loses sight of the real enemy, we aren't going to have the November we need to have to start making things right. And the price of that for America and conservatives will be a hell of a lot more than a lap dance from some hot looking babe in a G-string at some Hollywood faux bondage bar.
These sources believe all the right moves were made in the wake of the Voyeur embarrassment — a responsible staffer was fired, all funds have been accounted for — but many still worry about the bigger picture.
"For the first time I can remember, we have less cash on hand than the Democrats, and that's the real crime here, we should be spending our money more wisely." said one well placed Republican source.
In February, the RNC raised $7.69 million but spent $7.71 million, beginning March with only $9.5 million in the bank. The Democratic National Committee, in the same period, took in $7.4 million and spent $6.9 million, ending the month with $10.7 million cash on hand. However, the DNC also had $3.7 million in debts.
Heye dismissed talk of mounting frustration with Chairman Steele.
"We get great feedback from our members," Heye said. "By and large, they think stories like this are overblown and just want us to concentrate on winning elections. By the way, have you ever noticed that I'm the only one quoted by name in these stories?"