Money is the mother’s milk of politics. I hate to say that, but it’s true. Without financial resources, a candidate is unable to promulgate their message. I’ve experienced that myself. In 2008 I had a paltry $583,000 for a congressional race in South Florida, a very lucrative media market in Broward/Palm Beach counties…my opponent had $3.1 million. I could only afford one cable TV ad. However, in 2010 I had over $5 million and we were successful. However, in 2012 for my congressional reelection, we had over $20 million in or campaign coffers, but when the Florida GOP redistricts you, the entire progressive socialist left is pumping in money against you (George Soros, Nancy Pelosi, and Credo PAC), and there’s notable voter fraud, well, no amount of money could overcome those odds. We lost by 0.49 percent.
So, I take the following story with a grain of salt.
As reported by Fox News, “The Democratic National Committee entered the midterm elections year “dead broke,” with a paltry $400,000 in party coffers, according to federal records. The committee finished 2017 with roughly $6.5 million in available cash and about $6.1 million in debt, according to recently released Federal Election Commission filings. That leaves a balance of just $422,582 to start a year that will culminate in midterm elections, in which Democrats are hoping to recapture a majority in the House.
The DNC’s fundraising challenges have been well known since shortly after the 2016 elections, when President Trump defeated front-running Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The committee has been rocked by turmoil, including the resignation of chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz amid leaked emails some say showed DNC brass “rigged” the primaries so Clinton would defeat Sen. Bernie Sanders. In addition, the selection in February 2017 of former Obama administration official Tom Perez to replace Wasserman Schultz, over Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, sparked discord about the party continuing to hew to its establishment power base. More recently, the DNC has emerged as a key figure in the Russia collusion investigation, amid revelations it helped fund the so-called “anti-Trump” dossier that apparently led, at least in part, to the start of the probe.”
Yes, the DNC may be financially — and morally — dead broke, but that doesn’t mean it’s “dead.” What we must acknowledge is that the DNC has the total backing of the entire progressive socialist left media and they’ll always proliferate their message. Sure, the DNC may not be able to conduct national-level voter drives and such, but that’s being done under the financing and auspices of folks like Tom Steyer, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Blooomberg, Tim Gill, and a host of other liberal progressive leftists who will fund specific campaigns or movements. And with the focused support of these business, academic, entertainment and societal elites, the leftist movement will be resourced, financed and advanced.
Just as it was when George Soros put in $5 million against me in our congressional reelection race, we can expect that same type of targeting. Along with that, you’ll have various liberal progressive leftist organizations, such as California-based Credo PAC, deploying their assets and resources to key races. Imagine this, who funds Black Lives Matter, the Women’s Marches, and such? It’s not the DNC financing the paid protesters who seem to show up everywhere and with really nice printed signage.
So we need to stop looking at this as just the RNC vs DNC when it comes to fundraising. This is why Barack Obama unleashed the power of the IRS against the constitutional conservative grassroots movement called the Tea Party. The left wasn’t about to allow a conservative grassroots movement to thrive, even exist. In essence, the left, using the themes of Saul Alinsky, wasn’t about to allow conservatives to be “community organizers.”
Therein lies the real power of the leftist movement — not in centralized political structures — that paradigm has shifted. This is about decentralized employment of issue-specific groups into identity political collectives. Now, what Tom Perez does have to be concerned about is whether or not he can pay staff. However, he doesn’t have to be concerned about whether or not the left’s message will be promulgated, or that candidates and leftist progressives will be funded.
There’s one thing to know for certain: the constitutional conservative movement must not be dependent upon the RNC. It needs financial champions, not just those seeking their own agendas supported. We need to get back on the ground, as this is where the ideological battle for America will be won. I don’t care about the DNC only having $400,000 cash on hand. They have all the “combat multipliers” on their side. All they have to do is call over to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, or PBS to have their talking points regurgitated 24/7.
It’s the left who have billionaires and millionaires willing to bankroll the drive towards progressive socialism in this country. They’re the new Soviet-style Politburo in America, and they’re funding and enabling the “deep state” which seeks to undermine our Republic. The DNC is almost irrelevant — except for putting on a national convention every four years. But their movement, their goals, their objectives are hardly dead.
[Learn more about Allen West’s vision for this nation in his book Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom]