In the recent 2010 Congressional Mid-term Elections, as in almost all elections in America, money talked. This time, however, Americans weren’t listening or, if they were, they certainly repudiated what they heard.
Despite the majority of Dems outspending their GOP rivals they still lost because, contrary to the Liberals’ incessant whining, America is not for sale.
From the Washington Post:
In two-thirds of the House seats that Republicans picked up Tuesday, Democratic candidates had more money behind them, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission. Overall, Democratic candidates in the 63 races that flipped to the GOP had $206.4 million behind them, a tally that includes candidate fundraising and spending by parties and interests. That compares with only $171.7 million for their GOP rivals.
The pattern appears to contradict widespread complaints from Democrats that they were being unfairly overrun by wealthy Republicans, many of whom donated money to conservative groups to spend on political races — unencumbered by the limits and public-disclosure requirements that constrain most political fundraising. The data show that even in many races in which Republicans had more outside help, they still had fewer resources than their Democratic opponents.
So much for President Obama’s baseless accusations and mendacious, jabbering attacks against the US Chambers of Commerce and any corporations that his handlers could think of for him to assault and slander.
Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down. 😉