Are Democrats Set to Win the Get-Out-the-Vote Fight in 2014?
Hmmm. The Atlantic’s Molly Ball takes a long look at the respective get-out-the-vote operations of Democrats and Republicans in Arkansas and sees a familiar disparity:
Republicans now have 11 offices open across Arkansas, party officials told me, all of them staffed …
What Issue Is Missing from the DNC, DCCC, and DSCC Home Pages?
Now that the Obama administration assures us HealthCare.gov is working smoothly, Democrats have no reason to run away from Obamacare, right? After all, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz both assured us Democrats will …
The President’s Perpetual Campaign Continues
The Pentagon accused China of cyber-espionage; the conflict in Syria is now “a brutal campaign of sectarian cleansing,” with death toll around 80,000; sectarian violence is spreading to Iraq and Lebanon; North Korea is issuing new threats; more bombings in Pakistan; …
Drone Coverage Reveals Our Partisan, Not Merely Biased, Media
The Morning Jolt for today is full of debate reaction, but also a longer look at a topic that got only a brief mention last night – our current policy of using drones and a presidential “kill list” of targeted …
Look Closely at the Cash-on-Hand Numbers . . .
Two quick questions.
Doesn’t this . . .
President Barack Obama has more than $88 million available to spend for the presidential campaign’s final stretch, giving him a sizable cash-on-hand advantage over Mitt Romney. . . . Romney has $50.4 million available to him at this …
The Romney/RNC Ant and the Obama/DNC Grasshopper
The Morning Jolt kicks off the week with a look at the lost art of persuasion, whether Tea Party activists are too busy working to hold protests anymore, an all-time classic correction from the White House pool reporters, and then …
Stephanie Cutter: Wisconsin Recall? What Wisconsin Recall?
On MSNBC, Chuck Todd just asked Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, if the DNC – controlled by Obama, remember – would be sending financial assistance to Tom Barrett, Wisconsin Democrats, and other folks hoping to unseat Wisconsin Gov. …
DNC Vice Chair on Romney: ‘This Gringo Doesn’t Speak Our Lingo’
Vice-chair of the DNC Hispanic Caucus, Andres Ramirez, in video about Romney: “This gringo certainly doesn’t speak our lingo.”
Stay classy, DNC!
The Fine Print on Obama’s Fundraising Numbers, Both Pro and Con
The Republican National Committee is chuckling this morning, pointing out that the latest fundraising numbers, for the month of February, show the Obama campaign, DNC, Victory Fund, and State Victory Fund raised a total of $45 million, down from the $56.78 million …
Alternative Headline: Obama 2012 Fundraising Behind 2008 Pace
You’ll recall that at the end of last month, I had doubts that Obama’s fundraising would be as bad as some predicted.
From the June 30 Morning Jolt:
Campaign officials revealed during the last week that they have set …
Obama Pledges to Dutch, ‘We Will Not Rest,’ Heads to Fundraisers
POTUS message in condolences book at Dutch Embassy per WH: “we will not rest until we are certain that justice is done.”
— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) July 22, 2014
Obama’s schedule for the rest of the day:
President Obama’s fundraising …
The DNC’s Weird, Futile Gesture Against Boehner in Ohio
The DNC announced yesterday it will be spending some money in Speaker Boehner’s district on robocalls and web ads, tying him and the GOP leadership to the government shutdown.
The NRCC sends along word they will be launching an onlineYouTube …
DNC: Darn that Delicious Obamacare-Slamming Pizza!
Over at Twitchy, they note DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse is apparently irked at the Papa John’s pizzeria chain for CEO John Schnatter’s public criticism of Obamacare.
Quick, nobody tell him that the Obama campaign spent $1,500 on 20 separate …
RNC: $82 Million in the Bank for the Final Stretch
If Republicans have a big year in 2012 — still a big if — a significant factor will be the fact that the Republican National Committee is exponentially more effective this cycle than in the past two cycles.
Today Republican National …
DNC Vice Chair: That $700 Billion Isn’t ‘Necessary or Essential’ to Medicare
Vice-chair of the DNC Hispanic Caucus, Andres Ramirez, discusses the $700 billion at issue in the Medicare debate with King of Nevada Political Coverage Jon Ralston, and declares that, “Both campaigns are consistent that that money, in and of itself, is …
DNC Spokesman: Some of Bush’s Tax Cuts Helped the Middle Class
The RNC chuckles at DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse finding himself defending the Bush tax cuts:
Broadly speaking, Republicans and Democrats don’t want to see, especially at a time where the economy needs all the fuel it can get, …
DNC Turning Down Wisconsin Democrats’ Requests?
Interesting: The DNC is refusing to kick in $500,000 to help Wisconsin Democrats unseat Scott Walker.
The DNC has $24.4 million cash-on-hand as of late April.
The unnamed Wisconsin Democrat quoted in the above report says, “we’re even in the …
DNC: We Haven’t Been Using the Term ‘War on Women,’ Really!
This is a pretty amazing comment in an article by Dave Weigel over at Slate:
In her fateful CNN appearance, right before she evaluated Ann Romney’s economics cred, Hilary Rosen begged the media to “just get rid …
After Laying Off Workers, DNC Hits Romney for 1990s Layoffs
A few nights ago, the DNC argued that Mitt Romney’s private sector career was . . . well, evil, “profiting off of laying off thousands of workers.”
REALITY: ROMNEY’S PRIVATE SECTOR CAREER CONSISTED OF PROFITING OFF OF LAYING OFF THOUSANDS …
DNC’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz Stars in New RNC Web Ad
New DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz almost makes the RNC’s job too easy:
A slogan we’re likely to see a lot of between now and 2012: “They’ll say anything to save their own jobs… but what have they done …