Reid to Democrats: Send Money Now Because the Party is in Trouble
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent out a fundraising email late last week, urging the party faithful to send money ASAP because the Democrats are in “deep trouble” as the mid-term elections approach.
“Polling is close in 11 states, and only six seats protect us from Republican control over everything from health care reform to the Supreme Court,” Reid wrote in the email. “We’re matching all contributions 3-to-1, but only until midnight tonight.”
With so many Democrats in Washington D.C. privately grumbling about Obama’s incompetence (see related blog), we can only imagine what rank-and-file Dems must be thinking to themselves. After all, they’ve been suffering from the stagnant “recovery,” just like everyone else. They’ve lost their private health care, just like many other Americans. They’ve watched with horror as scandal after scandal has buried the Obama White House.
Just why does Reid think his party is in so much trouble? Here’s a plausible clue: Millions of Democrats had huge hopes for Obama, and he’s been a severe disappointment.
Considering that, it’s kind of humorous for Reid to ask the rank-and-file for money to help maintain the senate majority. Disappointed and dispirited people are generally not the most eager to open their wallets.
If Reid finds himself in the new position of “minority leader” next January, he need look no further than the White House to place the blame. His party’s one-time inspirational leader has quickly become a ball-and-chain who is dragging all Democrats down.