Democrats are having an identity crisis but more than that, they are having a fundraising issue — and it’s not just money that’s the problem.
The left spends billions of dollars across the country in elections and issue campaigns to try and turn purple and red states blue. They’ve been doing it for years and have thousands of left-wing organizations in place in every state in order to push their extreme agenda.
Politico has published a story explaining why Democrats are in trouble when it comes to donations, and it’s not just because of the actual monetary value:
Over the first six months of 2017, the Republican National Committee pulled in $75 million—nearly twice as much money as the Democratic National Committee, which raised $38 million. The predicament isn’t simply that there is a funding gap between the parties; it’s what kind of money they attract. Republicans have quietly taken a decisive edge over Democrats when it comes to small-dollar fundraising.
During that same six-month time span, the RNC raised $33 million in small contributions—money from people who donate $200 or less over an election cycle—while that same class of donors gave the DNC just $21 million.
This isn’t just about money. Small-dollar donors are an important measure of how much grass-roots enthusiasm a campaign or organization has. They are the supporters who will show up to knock on doors, make phone calls and get out the vote. And since they don’t donate enough to reach campaigns’ individual contribution limits, you can return to ask them for money time and again—which frees campaigns from continually being on the hunt for new, deep-pocketed donors who can max out. The lack of their support threatens to prevent major gains by the party in 2018 and beyond.
It’s the grassroots supporters and donations that truly make a difference in election cycles, especially big election cycles. These are the people who are willing to put their money where their mouths are and stand by their candidate and party.
These are the people that the Democrats didn’t see coming for President Trump during the presidential election of 2016.
Could it possibly be because Democrats seem to still be completely out-of-touch with the electorate, including their own party members?
Remember DNC Chair Tom Perez wanting to expel anyone who isn’t pro-abortion out of the party? From Life News:
DNC Chair Tom Perez described abortion as a “fundamental value” Friday in response to a backlash from abortion activists, according to the Daily Caller. The pro-abortion group NARAL attacked DNC leaders last week for supporting a candidate with a pro-life voting record.
“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” Perez said Friday in a statement. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state. That is why I will be convening women leaders from across the country in the next week on how we can make sure our Democratic candidates and elected leaders are living up to these fundamental values.”
If you look at any issues polls of what are the most important issues to American voters, abortion falls at the bottom or isn’t even listed.
Democrats rolled back Perez’s outrageous statements by claiming they will indeed support pro-life Democrat candidates. They received backlash for this from extreme abortion supporters like Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood, and NARAL as a result.
Democrats simply have nothing to offer grassroots supporters other than “RESIST,” their mantra since Trump was elected. They have no positive reasons to support them and no outreach to the millions of Americans they lost during the last election.
You would think that the huge slap across the face they received when Trump was elected over Hillary Clinton would be a wake-up call. Clearly, it has not been and it shows in their lack of grassroots fundraising and support.