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“When the enemy is making a false movement, we must take good care not to interrupt him.” — Napoleon Bonaparte
If you watch CNN or MSNBC, you would think that Trump is on the verge of collapse and that the forces of (social) justice and (social) good (aka, the Democratic Party) are going to swoop down annnnnnny second now and free us from his evil grasp.
But that swooping isn’t free, and right now, the Democrats are grounded because of a lack of funds.
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) January 31, 2018
How bad is it? The Democratic National Committee has $6.3 million cash on-hand, and $6.1 million in outstanding debts. In other words, they are $200,000 away from owing more than they are worth.*
The DNC wisely chose to release information on their catastrophic fundraising numbers the same night as President Trump’s State of the Union address, correctly surmising that news organizations would be more interested in covering Trump than covering continuing horror story that is the Democratic National Committee. Democrats up and down the ticket are going to be relying on the DNC to help fund their get-out-the-vote efforts this year, but with that meager amount of cash on hand, the DNC will be lucky to stay out of bankruptcy.
* I will leave to you, dear reader, to decide if they are worth even that paltry sum.