Monday, September 30, 2013

Is The #ObamaReidShutdown Happening To Gin Up Fundraising For A Financially-Strapped DNC?

Rare has this item from CNN Money that caught my eye earlier today, as we got news that "Dingy" Harry Reid finally brought the Senate back in session for the purpose of shutting the government down over Obamacare.

The DNC owes creditors $18.1 million. The RNC has a $12.5 million cash cushion. This is a narrative that really doesn’t reflect well on the way Democrats run things…
From CNN Money:
There’s another budget crisis in Washington, and it’s unfolding inside the Democratic party. The Democratic National Committee remains so deeply in the hole from spending in the last election that it is struggling to pay its own vendors.
It is a highly unusual state of affairs for a national party — especially one that can deploy the President as its fundraiser-in-chief – and it speaks to the quiet but serious organizational problems the party has yet to address since the last election, obscured in part by the much messier spectacle of GOP infighting.
The Democrats’ numbers speak for themselves: Through August, 10 months after helping President Obama secure a second term, the DNC owed its various creditors a total of $18.1 million, compared to the $12.5 million cash cushion the Republican National Committee is holding.
Now, granted, I do not agree with the idea of John Boehner retreating from the original idea of defunding Obamacare, but it was not him who was uncompromising.  It was "Dingy" Harry Reid, who took the weekend off. Obama, as usual, negotiates with Congress in this manner. "I want it this figure it out while I'm on the golf course."

So, is the willingness to shut the government down more than just the defense of their failed Obamacare risky scheme?  Is this being used by the Democrats to gin up their coffers for fundraising so they can pay off their debts?

It's kind of hard to take donations in the form of food stamps.

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