BE VERY AFRAID
The Republicans are back — and they are angry, motivated, organized and raising piles of money to win control of Congress. And they’ve got history on their side.
Who says so? The Democrats in their latest fundraising pitch.
In a fundraising appeal emailed to millions of par ty donors June 16, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee told its rank-and-file members not to believe what they’ve heard about a damaged Republican brand barely clinging to life. None of it is true, says J.B. Poersch, the committee’s executive director.
“Don’t believe what you’ve heard about a GOP in disarray. They’re mad, they’re organized and they’re determined to return to what they see as their rightful place: ruling the halls of Congress,” Mr. Poersch wrote.
“How do I know? $14.4 million. That’s how much Newt Gingrich raised during a fundraising dinner last week for Republican House and Senate [campaign] committees. One speech. $14.4 million.
“They not only have cash, but also history on their side. There are only a handful of times in our nation’s past when the party that won the White House hasn’t lost big the following midterm election. That would spell disaster for President Obama’s agenda,” Mr. Poersch warns.
“Republicans are more organized than they’ve been in the past. Their fundraising machine — fed by fear tactics and smear campaigns from Newt, Rush Limbaugh and friends — is humming along,” he said.
“You and I both know that the GOP talking heads are going to be scrutinizing our fundraising totals. If we fall short of our goal, they’ll say the American honeymoon with President Obama is over. They’ll say America’s ready for a change back to Republican rule.”
Mr. Poersch added, “Click here to make a contribution of $5 or more today.”